Meriwether's
Meriwether's

Meriwether's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.muer.com/
  • Phone: 2483581310
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday – Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Robert Gordon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-696
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Private lot with Valet parking available
A word from Meriwether's
A landmark on Telegraph Road for more than 30 years, Meriwether’s provides a comfortable, down-home ambiance in the style of an English Country Inn. Meriwether’s specializes in fresh fish and seafood delicacies such as Salmon Rockefeller, Maryland Crab Cakes and Dynamite Scallops as well as tender steaks, pastas, sandwiches and salads. The famous Teacup Bread, served with honey-cinnamon butter, is a trademark recipe from the original restaurant. With four private rooms available, Meriwether’s is also the perfect location for special events – from business meetings and power lunches to parties, banquets and receptions.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Meriwether's reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (29)good for groups (24)great for lunch (18)fit for foodies (17)romantic (13)neighborhood gem (13)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • JudieB
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Prime rib was reheated. I've never been asked to 'cut into" the prime rib to check its doneness .... It should have been apparent but just looking at it. However, when the prime rib is cooked and then reheated, that is what happens. The mashed potatoes that accompanied the main dish tasted watered down. They tasted like instant mashed potatoes that had a few real potatoes added for appearance. On the up side the clam chowder was very good. Very disappointed. Would have expected a lot more for $75 for two people (no alcohol)! Won't go back ....
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  • Top-notch steak. Top-notch service.
    weperry10
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary and news that we are expecting our first child. I noted this on the Open Table reservation, and our waitress remembered everything. She was friendly and made recommendations we loved. The filet mignon was the best I've had in a long time. The restaurant was quiet on a Thursday night (we were the last guests to leave), and our booth was intimate and comfortable. It's been more than 10 years since I've been to this restaurant, but because it is less than a mile from my home, I know we'll be back again—asking for steak ... and the same waitress!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night Out
    MacHome
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food, Menu Great...Service was not great...very non attentive and slow
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Fine Dining Night Out
    GoodTimes
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I've always wanted to dine at Meriwether's but never had until this occasion. It had superb service, the food was very good and it was not a rushed experience at all. A very good selection of wines, other drinks and beverages, meal choices and desserts. I would definitely go back to Meriwether's again sometime soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Surprise
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The outside is a bit unassuming, however, the ambience and service were much better than expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of Touch
    Tweaks2tweak
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I went to Meriwethers with my family last week for my husband's birthday with the understanding that this establishment specializes in fresh seafood and prime cut steaks. What we found was less than satisfactory: firstly, upon entering at 6:30 we were told that the Prime Rib had been sold out (the prime rib becomes available on the dinner menu at 4pm and is sold as four separate menu items under the non-seafood menu). Secondly, the items we purchased were wildly overpriced and the dishes were without flair or flavor ( and in many cases, salt!). The service was attentive and pleasant, and we were all supplied with a second round of their fresh baked rolls. I wanted so much to be impressed with Meriwether's, and sadly I was not.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as always
    Leonard
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I only make it to Meriwether's a few times per year, but it never disappoints. The prices are a tad high for what you get, but they make up for it with service, quality and atmosphere. I feel bad that I can't remember our waitress's name because she was beyond outstanding. She's been working there for over a decade and it showed. We had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Disappoints
    PassionateGourmetGirl
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Love Meriwether's. Love sitting in the bar and chatting with Mark and Lauren who are exceptional. And the food is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rory Mac Farm
    MacHome
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food is great for lunch many choices..just need more service help...the waitstaff is great but stretched.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GerryCVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We needed to have a discussion over lunch, so were placed in a quiet corner of a second dining room. Our server knew her stuff, giving excellent recommendations of the menu items. Food came quickly. Well prepared. Nicely presented. We'll be back -- Meriwether's took great care of us.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meriweathers
    mmm1
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We loved it and Rebecca, our server, made it a perfect evening. Wonderful menu selection. We had a perfect table for conversation and enjoying ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, slow service
    Foodeater
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is not the first time we experiences slow service. We waited 15 minutes after being seated to have someone appear at our table. The food is great and I would recommend the "Lunch Box" specials. The food is the perfect amount for a lunch meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off Night
    customer4
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Generally the service is very good, but last Monday was the worst service I had experience from any restaurant in a long time. Waited 15 for the waitress to even acknowledge we were there. Most restaurants will serve the ladies first, but this waitress acted at random with the orders and then with the meals. When she brought our food to the table, she asked us to pick up our salad plates so she could put our food down. Other tables that arrived after us already left while we waited for our bill at the end.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My pasta dish was fabulous! Mange'
    YodasNana
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I rarely eat my entire meal but this time my plate was clean!! And I love the cinnamon butter for the rolls. We will return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food-but needs 2 B remodeled!
    Valentiner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food is good - would recommend for that alone -- however the decorations and furniture are older than I am!! Way overdue for a remodel!
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  • Elizabeth
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I was looking forward to a special lunch out with some friends. The place looks nice and service is still good. However the food was disappointing. Two of us had salads that were (literally ) swimming in dressing. Worst of all, the teacup bread was dry and stale! Too mediocre for the place and price.
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  • Comfortable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Good service and pleasant servers at the bar while waiting on a person in our party. Perfect table for the 4 of us and the appetizers and meals were excellent. I would go every week if I could.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dhowie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Brought 2 gentlemen from Germany and they were very pleased with the dinner. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    GoFish
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    All of our group of 6 had seafood of some kind. My salmon was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    mafjfk1VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Awesome. Best dining experience in the State of Michigan. From the bread to the appetizer to the main course. It was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My special Birthday
    Kysbirthday
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I am nine years old. I wanted to eat at this restaurant because my parents went there before. I really loved it. I like it better than Golden Corral.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood spot
    WhoKnows
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    One of Chuck Muer's restaurants, which specialize in seafood in an upscale setting. Quiet so can have a nice conversation, although not many in the place this night. However, on prior trips, have not had any problems hearing. Attentive and courteous service to bring well prepared dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No passion.
    Savvyabs
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The waitstaff seemed uninterested, our seafood was old/bad, prime rib tasted reheated, uninspired menu. I was really hoping for an old school steak/seafood experience- with classic choices and some creative options as well... And the decor was just about there, the wood and stained glass were cool. But the attention to detail missed the mark... The chef should have never let food leave the kitchen in the condition ours was in... I think the age of the patrons is pretty telling, we were the only table under 70- I'm guessing the reputation was better and there are loyal customers from way back when, but now they can't taste.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 298 reviews are from the Meriwether's reviews archive.
  • great food
    nita
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I enjoyed dinner the setting is really old chairs uncomfortable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased
    Marty
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Door man and hostess gave nice smiles, maître 'd brought me to a very pleasant table, quiet, comfortable, set off from others, under a window which though colored plate glass (I prefer clear views onto a garden or woods) was nice and bright. Waitress was excellent, very friendly, personable, enthusiastic, looked after my party of 4 closely enough but not overboard, and overall ambience was under-stated rich and fine. Meals--we had seasoned shrimp appetizer (very good), I had prime rib and shrimp tempura (both very good), and my friends' dishes (salmon, chicken) looked very good, all enjoyed, no complaints of any kind. After dinner coffee (very good). I would certainly go back, my friends have gone # times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful dining experience
    JeriVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My friend and I shared a wonderful birthday (for both of us) dinner at Meriwethers. Great food, ambience, and perfect service by Mary. And they even had each of our names printed on the top of the menu - a very classy and thoughtful touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Great spot for drinks and dinner
    Movingon
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Wonderful food. Pecan trout was super. Sat and talked for hours while enjoying drinks and dinner. Never felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wait Staff
    carpVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    our wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about menu. Heard I was celebrating a birthday and brought a candle with dessert
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meriwethers
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    It is nice to know that some things never change and the deliciousness of Meriwether's food is one.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful night out.
    BarberBill
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our appetizers and dinners were wonderful. First class! That and a pleasant ambiance made for a special night out. That and a bottle of wonderful wine and it just doesn't get any better than that.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    familydiner
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    WE had a very nice dinner but thought the time between courses was rather lengthy. The restaurant has a nice relaxed quiet atmosphere where you want to linger over your dining experience but there is a limit to the lingering time between courses can be long. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful in the choices we made for our dinner. she was well versed and knowledge about everything on the menu and the day specials. IF you visit the restaurant be sure you have left enough time to enjoy the experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • worst service i have ever had
    threalcritic
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The waitress was the absolute worse. Forgot that we ordered food several times, notified her of allergy and told me 2 separate dishes did mot contain my allergy when they did. Still tried to charge us them got an attitude and started clearing our table including my full glass of water whole we were sitting there and my bill was I'm her hand
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great seafood
    JPfrench
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Excellent oysters from Virginia and fantastic sole! The Chenin blanc from California was also great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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  • Retro vibe
    sdaaVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Although Meriwether's had been around for a long time, I first discovered it about a month ago when I dropped in for an early dinner. The food was very good & the service was excellent. We decided to try again on Mother's Day, when the restaurant was busier but not overly crowded. The food was still very good, but this time the service was very slow. The server rarely came to the table, I had to inquire about our entrees & ask for the bill to other staff members. The server still did not realize that we were ready to go so I handed her the bill while she was talking to a co-worker. My Mom said she thought the food was good but the service wasn't. I can't recommend this place due to the poor service.
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  • Good but not the Best
    OhioFoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for a mother's day dinner. The food was good and the service was better. Some dishes were better than others. A filet ordered medium rare was medium. The blackened whitefish was ordered just slightly spicy and was very much enjoyed. Our waitress did an excellent job. It seemed to take a while for dinner to come out, so the slightly overcooked steak was accepted without complaint. I might go back on a less crowded day and give them another chance.
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  • Really nice Mother's Day
    judyfoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had a lovely Mother's Day with my husband and two VERY hungry young adult sons. Satisfied everyone in the party, especially the foodies. Food was delicious and plentiful. Lots of choices. Nice atmosphere and even though it was very full, it was relaxing and rather subdued and cozy. The wait staff was so skilled that they didn't seem hurried or off game. I felt like I was at an establishment that has done fine dining well for a successfully long time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    LoveditVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My Mother's Day was NOT a good one in regards to Meriweather's. The waitress was rude, distant, short, & the manager seemed to appease her. She had an issue with us switching tables in the very beginning when there were several vacant. She placed the dessert menu down on the table & did not say anything, we waited more than an hour to order & get rolls. Our service was obviously slower than the two tables that came after us, were served before us, & had left when we were just getting our food. There were only five of us, we didn't have salads or appetizers, only our dinners? I had great service years ago in the private room & can't imagine WHY the service was SO horrible AND on Mother's Day? Now what do we do with this information?
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  • Was Expecting Brunch
    DWPeas
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Got standard fare. Thought search for mother's day brunch restaurants came up with list including Meriwether's, so was expecting buffet with breakfast and dinners choices. Can't prove it now. Mother pleased anyway.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed Lunch
    Easygoingdiner
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Chose this place for a quiet lunch and good food reviews. The Ambiance was great; however, the crab cake was terrible. It was burnt and about the size of a golf ball. Decided to stop at McDonalds to fill the void! Others had the salmon which was okay. Guess we got the restaurant on a bad day.
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  • Debi
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Pretty common but with terrible service. The place was empty, but we were really a bother for our server, who mostly hid out of site. The menu and food were totally uninspired. It's important to note however that the neighborhood doesn't have many options, so if you are in that area and want to dine nearby, you don't have many choices.
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