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Meritage - Cincinnati
Meritage - Cincinnati

Meritage - Cincinnati Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meritagecincy.com
  • Phone: (513) 376-8134
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kristie Fowee
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Coral Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Meritage - Cincinnati
Meritage Restaurant is located in the quaint historic district of Glendale, creating a unique ambiance for any occasion. The eclectic menu features fresh seafood, hand cut steaks, specialty sandwiches, and an impressive variety of salads. Each menu item from the salad dressings to the desserts is made in house using only the freshest ingredients. The wine list features wines from around the world that have been personally selected to compliment the menu. The perfect blend of professionalism and warmth provided by the service staff combined with the food and atmosphere makes Meritage a premier dining destination.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We have been to Meritage several times. In the past the service and the food has been excellent. Our recent visit confirmed the service level as excellent. Our server (Lauren?) was engaging, and very knowledgeable about the menu. One of our entrees was disappointing. The fish was overcooked and in turn bland and dry. The hostess did a nice job of welcoming us and helping us celebrate our anniversary. We will return"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "A very nice experience for my wife and I on our anniversary. We were greeted with complimentary champaign. Our server was friendly and very attentive. Our seafood entrees were excellent. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to my friends and we will be returning customers."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We frequent the Meritage often and 90% of the time order their seafood special of the day. Their chef has not disappointed us and the pairings always enhance the flavor of the fish. The staff is knowledgeable about describing the texture and flavor we can expect. We attend for special events and as a treat to unwind from our hectic day-enjoying a bottle of wine from their wonderful selection."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Bottom line is Meritage is a great local restaurant with great food and service."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Menu had a great range of items the staff was friendly and service was great. Overall quality was fine."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "we have eaten here many times and have always had GREAT food and GREAT service. this time was no exception. if you have not gone here you need to make a reservation and GO. Wine list and ambiance are also both very good. You will enjoy, as did we."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our first time to the restaurant and the service was excellent. Great menu choices, but we had seafood trifecta and lamb chop specials which were wonderful. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The good was great and the service outstanding. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Wonderful spot for a special evening or date. Excellent food and great service. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were there early on a Saturday evening, and it wasn't crowded yet. We sat in the bar area and had friendly conversations with the staff and other patrons. The food was very good and the service very efficient. It was our first visit, and it won't be our last."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was our first dining experience at Meritage and we had a great evening. Our meal was excellent and the waitress took time to explain all specials of the evening and to help make wine selections. We loved everything about our evening and will dine at Meritage again soon."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My friend and I went to Meritage on a Monday night to spend some time catching up. Our luck it was half price wine night. We had a lovely bottle of Oberon. Delightful service, delicious food. Hearty enough portions that we each took half our dinner home for a leftover lunch. The desserts sounded fabulous (made daily) but we had decided to drink our calories instead. I'll definitely return with my husband. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Another excellent meal - Thai Salmon with rice again cooked perfectly and good size. Creme Brulee was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We love Meritage - we've been a couple of times and between those in our group ordered many of the menu items and all of them were very well prepared. The service was very good and we love the atmosphere. We are definitely going back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband and I were looking for somewhere different for our date night. We decided to sit outside as the weather was perfect. We were alone, and although it was crowded inside, our waitress was extremely attentive. The staff were all welcoming and the food was delicious. It was very romantic. We hope to return to hear the music and enjoy seafood night"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great Service, Great Food. We'll return for sure."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Had a great dinner in the bar area with my girlfriend. Server Eric was great. Food was very good and the wine selection was solid. They had live music which had the perfect volume level for this place. Definitely will go back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food was good. Great steaks. Need more variety of salads and deserts. Service was great."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had our Family dinner on Easter Sunday. Everything was delicious and the service was good. The only bad thing was the vibrating floor under our table was quit unnerving."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "A dinner with friends was my second visit to Meritage, and likely my last visit. Crumbs lightly dusted our tabletop-we brushed them aside offering the benefit of doubt and staying open minded. My filet arrived lukewarm, vegetables we even cooler. Flavor was lackluster. Servers were attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "THis is a restaurant we have been to 4 times before. Service was slow and food not good and warm inside"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our fourth time and something happens every time. This time my wife was served a fish dish with shrimp garnish. We weren't informed about the shrimp and she is very allergic to shellfish. They took the food back to recook but my dish was almost finished by the time her food came back. We never got any bread. Our server tried to take our appetizer away before it was finished (She finally just took it without asking if we were finished) we couldn't get her attention to get another drink. The management/server never gave us a free dessert or a drink or anything to compensate for a not very satisfying service. Food was really good tho."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This place is the best! Good food and great service. Each time we are in Cincinnati we make it a point to dine at Meritage."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We went to Meritage to celebrate our anniversary, and noted that in our reservation. When we arrived our table was seet, along with two champagned glasses. We were greeted with "Happy Anniversary" by the manager and the waitress and offered a glass of champgne from the manager. It helped make the occasion special."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Wonderful seafood and outstanding service. Thank you Rhonda!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Thanks to Open Table we decided to try Meritage on a spur of the moment dinner, never having been there before. We were well served by that decision a wedge salad with a vinegerete reduction sauce over the blue cheese dressing was a wonderful twist - the prime rib was wonderful - the baked potato (twice and standard) was wonderful - the bar service (where we ate) was wonderful. The manager actually helped us pick out a wine (on half price night) that was perfect! Meritage will be added to our list of regulars!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "On a busy Thursday night our party of 8 all enjoyed great service,food and live music. Our favorites included a fresh tomato bruschetta topped with shaved parm and balsamic . My veal chop was cooked exactly as requested and how does the chef make that Mac and cheese! A classic creme brûlée topped off the evening of good food and company. We definitely recommend !"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "After 3 or so visits to Meritage, this meal was truly disappointing and not so professionally done for an upscale restaurant. Ordered prime rib dinner, $30. Served on a cold plate. The beef was barely warm and served medium as ordered. We sent it back to reheat, when returned still barely warm but medium well at that point....still on a cold plate. We told our server about it, he apologized. Another server or someone working with him, said she would at least top off the glass of wine. Instead she returned a few minutes later and took the empty wine glass! We will think twice before coming again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We love going to Meritage. The staff is friendly and the place is comfortable, yet upbeat and inviting. Music in the bar area is quite nice. Our favorite place to sit is at the high top tables in the bar area. The one thing missing her is really exceptional food. It's just "ok". The bruschetta is served on really hard toast rounds and it is cold.Would love to see it served on fresh baked bread rounds and warm. The stuffed mushrooms are great and so are the mussels. Need more appetiz.options The scallops are really quite good. The Prime Rib is very good. Need more options that change periodically and are made with really fresh ingredients. Would love to see wine choices improve a bit: add a dry buttery (not oakey or mineral) chardonnay."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had the goat cheese braised filet and a bottle of the Seabiscut Ranch Superfecta on the advice of the manager. One of the best and most unique steaks I've ever had, and the pairing was spot on. Delicious meal in a nice, friendly atmosphere. Date night favorite for foodies and wine lovers."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is not the1st time I have eaten at the Meritage but it may have been the 1st time I had an entree. We felt it was terribly expensive especially considering that we needed to pay addition for a salad. Sandwiches and salads are great but I would probably never order an entree again"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Went to dinner prior to attending 8 pm CSO concert on Sat., 3/15/2014. My mother-in-law enjoyed cream of asparagus soup & grilled ckn tortilla. I had side "Glendale" salad & grilled ckn tortilla substituting mushrooms for onions since they don't agree with me. It was made w/ very tasty Chipotle sauce, but I would probably order it on the side next time. My husband thoroughly enjoyed blue cheese wedge salad & very large pork chop smothered in a sauce which he loved, but I'm sure one could ask to have it served on the side. SERVICE WAS FANTASTIC! All support staff promptly removed plates when finished & kept my water glass filled! I also enjoyed a pomegranate martini which was very fruity & pretty!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We just love Meritage and make a point of going frequently. Menu is varied and interesting with lots of swapping options.Staff is friendly and knowledgeable, especially the bartender/server Cara in the very popular bar. It's just noisy enough! We like a little noise but we also like to converse without screaming across the table. Can't go wrong here - there's nothing not to like about Meritage."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food was outstanding from the appetizers to the salads to the Bistro Steak sandwich.....that was outstanding. We will be going back! I enjoyed the selection of local beers available both on draft and in bottles"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Had the Bistro Steak Sandwich - cooked perfect med rare. Cheerfully accommodated my friend's request for a substitution on one of the specials. Service impeccable as always!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The mussels are outstanding; the best in the area! The petite filet was done just right and was made just as I requested. I am on a very low sodium diet and the filet was done without salt. I was very pleased. Thanks."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I have arranged dinner for a large business group of up to 10 people on two occasions at Meritage in the past 2 years and they has never disappointed me. The Food is outstanding and the service was very good. We were on a little bit of a time crunch since we had a meeting to attend post dinner but they took care of us well and ensured we were finished on time. The staff is attentive without being intrusive. The food from the seafood to the beef is always outstanding. The members of my group have really enjoyed themselves both times we had dinner there. The food was reasonably priced for the service level and the creative and flavorful cuisine. I recommend them highly. The only thing I wish is that they had more parking."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The food was great. I wemt on valentines day with my date and we had a great time. The only issue was the service. The place wasn't that busy and our waiter seemed very distracted by other things"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Delightful attention to detail, top notch service and delightful food made for a delightful evening! The special meal for two was also an unexpectedly good value at $55 a couple, but with lots of opportunity to make it your own. We will be coming back to dive into the rest of the menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "What a great restaurant, the food and atmosphere is great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014