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Meridian

4.7
4.7
2369 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Meridian Restaurant and Bar is located in the Meridian Street Historic District on the north side of Indianapolis. Meridian is a fine dining establishment serving innovative American cuisine. Our menu incorporates regional American and international flavors sure to please any palate and offers a selection of natural beef, fresh fish, pork, chicken, and pastas. Our curated wine list is a perfect companion for the menu, and we offer a full selection of cocktails and beer as well. The intimate setting and professional staff provide one of the most unique dining experiences in Indianapolis.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm : Sunday 4:00pm- 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 466-1111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Allen Smith

  • Catering

    Book an intimate dinner in the Meridian’s private upstairs hideaway - for parties of 20 or fewer.<br />Enjoy your next private lunch or dinner with your colleagues, friends or relatives with us at the Meridian. We will happily offer our restaurant to you during our business hours.

  • Private party facilities

    The next time your board, trustees, social club or old college friends are getting together, why not make it memorable? Meridian is a fine dining establishment serving innovative American cuisine.

  • Private party contact

    Joe Smerdel: (317) 466-1111

  • Neighborhood

    Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler

  • Cross street

    Westfield

  • Parking details

    and Valet Friday and Saturday .

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Contemporary American

  • Indianapolis

    Contemporary American

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  1. Mdland33

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came back into Indy for just a night and had to eat at one of our favorites. As usual, Meridian didn’t disappoint. No Meridian meal is complete without a bowl of the corn purée to start. Velvet isn’t as smooth as the texture, and the sweetness of the corn is perfectly complemented by salty, crispy bacon lardons. The duck breast and elk boscaiola as entrees were both superb.
  2. varung

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding anniversary ! It was a great experience. Great food and ambiance.
  3. dorisw

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and attentive service, like always. Love the smoked corn puree soup.
  4. DavidK

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Meridian is truly a great place to have a nice lunch with friends. Excellent food, great service, and beautiful surroundings make for a great occasion. I love the BLT sandwich
  5. MadalynK

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a great mid-north dining location, excellent for many occasions, including business lunches. The ambience is very nice, with exposed beams in the ceiling, a stone fireplace (usually lit during winter months), and great views of the surrounding Meridian Kessler neighborhood. Manager Joe does an excellent job of overseeing the well-seasoned wait staff, who are personable and efficient. The menu isn't extensive but has some excellent items, such as the smoky corn soup, the boar bolognese, the BLT sandwich, and the hot small donuts for dessert.
  6. SuzyN

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love our experience at Meridian. The service is outstanding and the food is so good!
  7. MarkC

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous service, great food.
  8. EricW

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been driving past this place for years and finally booked a reservation. Great service, great food. Highly recommend the corn chowder and the duck.
  9. KatieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a treat to gather at The Meridian for a wonderful meal!
  10. BryanS

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time and it was just wonderful. Terrific service and an inspired menu. Looking forward to the next visit!
  11. Lisa

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, lovely setting, great staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the quiet time.
  12. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out!
  13. sholz

    Indiana

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The octopus appetizer was delicious. Flavors worked well together and the octopus texture was great. Had the elk pasta which was different and comforting, like elevated hamburger helper. Great date night. My gin cocktail was sublime, citrusy and not sweet with the allspice giving a perfect flavor and feel. Donut texture was not my fave but I only wanted a sweet little bite at the end and not a larger dessert.
  14. EleanorH

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Great food & service. Lovely setting. Free dessert for the birthday girl.
  15. DiegoA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything on the menu is outstanding! Their knowledge on pairing wine is spot on! I will be returning frequently!
  16. ChrisandTammyC

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall, absolutely wonderful. Julian was awesome - guided us through from start to finish and offered some great suggestions. The scallop dish was the star of the night - it takes a heck of a dish to make me GLAD I didn't choose the steak. Well-done, everyone!
  17. EricS

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! It never lets us down! The current ribeye preparation might be the best steak I’ve ever had – definitely one of the best!!!
  18. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service was excellent. The food was average. It was a but disappointing for the expense.
  19. KRSOne

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks, ambiance, and service are always superb at The Meridian Restaurant and last night was no exception. It was the perfect spot to spend the evening catching up with old friends, especially on half price bottles Wednesday! Our server was exceptional and took very good care of us. All his food and wine recommendations were on point. I always get the boar bolognese because it’s so delicious but I know I should try something else. One friend ordered the pork chop with greens and said they were amazing. I’ve also tried the fried oysters, corn soup, wedge salad and beet salad and all were outstanding. The atmosphere is upscale without being too stuffy; I’m equally comfortable here in a cocktail dress or nice jeans and sweater. I was also grateful for the friendly valet service last night when it was pouring down rain.
  20. LindaS

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food Excellent service Great ambience Thank you
  21. Majd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my wife’s birthday and it was a very nice experience. I have always passed by the place, but didn’t know how nice it was until we dined in. I recommend the Ribeye stake.
  22. ZvilleFoodie

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite “cozy weather” restaurants. Hard to beat the atmosphere with the fireplace, candles, etc. but we hadn’t been in 5-6 years and our last experience was a little sub par for good quality. This time everything exceeded expectations. Our, server, Aaron was top notch: very attentive but not too much. Strong menu recommendations. A really great evening. We will be back!
  23. KFam

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is great here, the food, service, and ambience…definitely coming back!
  24. Rayray

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meridian always deliver. From the host to the server to the food!! This is our favorite place !!
  25. JeromeG

    Key West

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Great cocktail, food and wine.
  26. Ricoop

    Indiana

    145 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food with a fantastic wine selection. Our server, Julian, did a fine job too.
  27. butchv

    Indiana

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Noisy neighbors but not your fault. Will return for sure.
  28. KimB

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Julian, was outstanding. I requested the whipped sweet potato dish to be served separately (it was: a very small portion, in a condiment cup.) There seemed to be a residual sweet sauce from the sweet potatoes remaining though; which, in my opinion, detracted from both the savory duck breast and mashed potatoes upon which it was served (again, would have preferred them to be more separate…) Otherwise, a wonderful dining experience.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful relaxing experience
  30. Irishchick91

    Indiana

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, a great experience, from the service, the food, the atmosphere, attentive servers, to the lady who valet parked our car, this place is in our top 2-3. Great job! And they have half price wine on Wednesdays.
  31. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, great service and cozy atmosphere. Local restaurant. Locally sourced menu.
  32. CherrylF

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. We don't visit often as we live some distance, but it is always worth the trip! The wait staff is exceptional. Very friendly but not intrusive. The food never fails to satisfy. It really is an upscale restaurant in an upscale neighborhood. And people come in sweatshirts and jeans. Also, dressed up a bit. Real mix of diners. Sometimes the prices are ridiculous, like $25 for a hamburger, but there is good variety. We will keep going there and recommend it to others!
  33. Chris

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place. Food is good. Service is great.
  34. Mandy

    Indiana

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck was amazing! Service was great. Great way to celebrate my birthday!!!
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely dining experience! The food was outstanding and the service was superior.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Chicken presentation was not up to your usual standards
  37. Patron

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Vegetarian Wellington was under cooked and missing the cheese, pretty bland. Our server was a real downer and really ruined the experience. It was a great venue, but very poor execution overall. Won't be going back.
  38. Asshat

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the service and the vibe combine to create a perfect dining experience.
  39. CaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved my NYE dinner at Meridian. The food and service was amazing. They were so kind and welcoming. Can’t wait to return with friends and family.
  40. MaryB

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We felt like we were walking into a Hallmark Christmas movie! Such a beautiful place! They had a special 4-course menu for New Year’s Eve which we all enjoyed. The service was wonderful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Meridian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 466-1111.

Meridian is rated 4.7 stars by 2369 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Meridian

5694 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Westfield

  • Neighborhood

    Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm : Sunday 4:00pm- 9:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    and Valet Friday and Saturday .

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Allen Smith

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 466-1111

  • Catering

    Book an intimate dinner in the Meridian’s private upstairs hideaway - for parties of 20 or fewer.<br />Enjoy your next private lunch or dinner with your colleagues, friends or relatives with us at the Meridian. We will happily offer our restaurant to you during our business hours.

  • Private party facilities

    The next time your board, trustees, social club or old college friends are getting together, why not make it memorable? Meridian is a fine dining establishment serving innovative American cuisine.

  • Private party contact

    Joe Smerdel: (317) 466-1111

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