Meritage - Cincinnati
Meritage - Cincinnati

Meritage - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meritagecincy.com/
  • Phone: 5133768134x
  • 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.
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Meritage - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (55)special occasion (33)fit for foodies (32)great for lunch (18)notable wine list (18)romantic (15)good for groups (14)vibrant bar scene (12)great for brunch (9)great for outdoor dining (8)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had a fabulous dinner with 4 friends. I have stopped here many times, and always had amazing service and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visit often
    goodeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My wife and I go to the Meritage often. With the excellent menu and special offerings and our favorites, we always have a great dining expericence. The wait staff personel are well trained, friendly, and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • justme
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    First time experience was very good. My friend and I had lunch specials, and after we finished eating just sat and talked without feeling any pressure to hurry. Attentive waitress and the manager on duty was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great lunch bargains... Asparagus soup to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, and decor
    John
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A very well appointed bar, and dining area. The food was excellent, and moderately priced. We chose entrees from the special sea food night menu. All dishes were well done, and tasty. We would definitely return to Meritage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    Annie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Starting with a great server, Lauren, and continuing with delicious food, experience was wonderful. All food prepared expertly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our dinner at Meritage was excellent. The food was great . Everyone very friendly and helpful. Great evening
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great lunch and fun
    enjoygoodfood
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Tasty lunch with girlfriends,,,,,background music perfect .......great server, which added to our fun. Homemade bread was a wonderful start. Copia fish was perfect. The creme brulee was yummy. Will definitely go back to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Lunch
    SageOne63
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Meritage never disappoints! The food and service is always excellent! The kitchen is willing to improvise to meet special needs of its clientele. I love going there for lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    eatnforfun
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This restaurant had it all, great server, great food, great atmosphere. We were all pleased with our meals. I had the petite filet and scallops. The filet melted in my mouth. Another person had the salmon. I sampled it and it was awesome, and I don't like salmon. Someone else had the cobria fish. This was sort of on the bland side, though. Our server checked on us regularly, but was not bothersome. As far as pricing it was not inexpensive, but worth every penny. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    LisaM
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We love the food, service and atmosphere. We dine at Meritage often.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    marunkel
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed dinner at Meritage for the first time last night. Everything was wonderful from the moment we entered until we left. I had the Meritage salad, delicious with pears, walnuts, bacon and brie. We both had goat cheese crusted filets and I also had a lobster tail. The steaks were tender and flavorful. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • business luncheon
    BassetGirl
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Have the servers add the cost to the specials when describing them to the patrons. I was there for a business luncheon and didn't want to ask the cost of the fish special in the presence of a client. Eighteen dollars for a very small dry piece of fish was a big disappointment. My fellow diners were very pleased with their meals so I will return and if I order a special, I'll ask the cost.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Out first time and the food was spectacular! A little pricey. Will definitely return though.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    CaseyVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Dinner was fantastic! My husband had the Ribs and said they were the best he's ever had! Our server was extremely attentive and the manager checked on us twice. We cannot wait to go back! One of our favorites!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • has been better
    edccVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enticing specials of the day.
    diningwwine
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modest local gem
    Chris
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Bottom line is Meritage is a great local restaurant with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Foodguy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Menu had a great range of items the staff was friendly and service was great. Overall quality was fine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a treat
    CDDR
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BobRVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oldmathteacher
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The good was great and the service outstanding. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 416 reviews are from the Meritage - Cincinnati reviews archive.
  • Outstanding
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Wonderful spot for a special evening or date. Excellent food and great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeri
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    drew55
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice new find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    Rustygolf
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Another excellent meal - Thai Salmon with rice again cooked perfectly and good size. Creme Brulee was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    CincyDinersVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our New Favorite
    kozymomma
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at Meritage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Great Service, Great Food. We'll return for sure.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner spot
    buckner
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meritage restaraunt
    variety
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was good. Great steaks. Need more variety of salads and deserts. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Dinner
    Ford
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    4to25characters
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BAd experiece
    shorty
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    THis is a restaurant we have been to 4 times before. Service was slow and food not good and warm inside
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fourth time not the charm
    elliesgramp
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    JohnS
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to Meritage to celebrate
    eddieemailVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    JohnS
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Wonderful seafood and outstanding service. Thank you Rhonda!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.