Meridian

4.6
1727 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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DK
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and tremendous service!

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CM
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food was excellent and the service was even better. Christian took very good care of us and the Lamb that my wife ordered was nothing short of marvelous. My meal was excellent at well but nothing I have ever eaten compares to the Lamb. We normally go to the Meridian when heading to an event near there but we may make a special trip just for the Lamb again. Do you get the point; the Lamb is wonderful!!!

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B
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb meal with sensibly-sized portions, Sarah, our server, really made our date-night dinner special. We'll be back often.

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JK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meridian was absolutely perfect for our Valentine’s Day date. So much so we said it was the best valentines ever. Our waiter was fantastic, service was terrific, and the food was absolutely outstanding!!!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went on Valentine’s day with my boyfriend and everything was great, we arrived early and our table was ready, the food was delicious and the presentation was very innovative. We were able to talk without yelling and the service was great.

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CR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were blown away by the food on Valentines day! From first course to dessert, everything was well beyond our expectations! Thank you so much for making our valentines day so perfect!

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CR
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I've always enjoyed the Meridian, but the brisket sandwich was chewy due to gristle. Would not order it again.

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MB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After driving by many times I finally made a reservation for 2 and am so happy I did! My husband and I are still talking about the amazing food and experience we enjoyed. Everything was delicious and the service was outstanding! Tobias was wonderful, as was the manager. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

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MW
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

My dining companions enjoyed their food, but mine was close to inedible. I should have returned it, but chose not to eat it instead. My fault.
Otherwise, Meridian is usually a consistent dining experience. I will return, but not order the crab stuffed flounder (cold, dry and black beans and fish?!)

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JR
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place to take out of town company! Amazing food, outstanding service, inviting and unique ambiance , plus the place was spotless. Thank you for helping create a memorable evening.

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VW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. I love the location and atmosphere. I wish I was in the area more often, so I could dine there more often.

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SH
Indiana
58 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Well crafted delicious menu that is never exactly the same and created in house. Attentive and efficient service. Crab stuffed flounder was very good. Great beer selection but they shouldn't make me ask for it.

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TC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on the coldest day of the year, and a cheerful staff brought us great food, in a warm room with a fireplace.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebration of a Christmas present.

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JO
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meridian never fails. Always able to get a reservation. Service and food are always A++. I will return soon! Thank you

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j
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. All first-timers I invite love Meridian Restaurant.

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CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently good and we always walk away pleased. Such a cozy atmosphere too! If you have a small number of people, try for table in the bar!

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J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We had the tile fish special and it was very over valued at 35.00 for an entree. Nothing extra on the plate but couscous - plate was all white ; unappetizing and overall mediocre.
The pricing keeps going up, portions are shrinking and this is no longer a favorite. I am afraid that they are loosing touch with their audience -most disappointed.

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TL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Saturday it was very quiet. Fried oysters were fresh, hot and crisp. Squash soup was as good as usual. Tilefish special was wonderful. Desert bread pudding was warm and rich.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, and special accommodations were outstanding. 5/5 stars. Would highly recommend.

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OT
Indiana
167 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently predictably good service, food and atmosphere. We can always rely on the Meridian for a successful and enjoyable outing- lunch or dinner. Make reservations always!

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Tuscan kale and farro soup! Not sure I even knew what it was before, but it was divine!!

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a late Christmas gift to my 80 year old mother. Our waiter was so helpful and friendly. The restaurant was classy and had just enough noise that you couldn’t hear the table next to you but could still hear the people at your table. The food was amazing and the donuts were worth saving room for after dinner.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch from appetizer to dessert!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always wonderful to dine with you. Food was incredible. Jambalaya was amazing. Server was perfect

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G
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve Dinner

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SH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We have dined here often. The New Year pre fix menu was limited, rushed and not up to typical standard. The cost was not in keeping with the experience.

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TH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal and appreciated our knowledgeable server, Sarah. We each ordered a different entree so we were able to taste four menu items and two desserts. The only disappointment was the donuts. They were OK, not great.

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DM
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We hadn't eaten at the Meridian for some time. The menu seemed to be unchanged and therefore disappointing. Our food was excellent however.
Our server was over the top with water pours and presenting the wine cork.
Wish there were some new options on the menu.

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KB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Have always loved this venue. Great atmosphere and usually great food tho a little pricey. One in our party had the lamb and said it was fabulous. I had the salmon and fettuccine which was not a good pairing. The fettuccine was a bit gummy and too rich for the salmon. Had to take most of it home because it was just too much.

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D
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere are tops in Indy. We had a tremendous experience.

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SM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal and warm, friendly service, plus the best martini I’ve enjoyed in quite awhile. Great for a celebration during the holidays. We’ll be back soon.

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P
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great time, good selection of food. Dessert was excellent. Nice and quiet for lunch with friends.

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JJ
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I looked at the web site to see the menu and found something I really wanted, only to find the menu at the restaurant was completely different than what was posted. I enjoyed my meal and found items to order that were good, but not what I wanted from the web site posting. Please keep your web site current.

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H
Indiana
83 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Two of ordered the jambalaya. It was awful. Though recommended by the waitress.
No sausage or chicken more like spaghetti sauce. No rice. Very salty
What a disappointment. We both felt it wasn't worth disrupting the meal by returning it.
I will give them one more chance because of a long time good performance, but now I am wary.

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiter Anthony was very polite and attentive. The duck dish was outstanding. I had not experienced rare duck. I prefer the rice served with the Rib eye better than the rice served with the duck. We were seated at a table for two and to our surprise the guest that arrive at the table next to us (Slaughter)happened to be long time friends! Delightful evening!

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TN
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from start to finish. Creative entrees with great homemade depth of flavor. The boar bolognese was perfectly spiced with just enough richness to stick to my ribs... Everything was authentic and well made. The ambiance was professional yet relaxed. Don't pass on the donuts... they are warm, soft, and worth every bite!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience for dining and ambiance without the chain restaurant feel. Truly individual. You can appreciate the effort put into the details that you don’t get elsewhere.

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PF
Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Duck Breast was fantastic. Sarah, our server was wonderful and knowledgeable.

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