Meridian

4.7
1654 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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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
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Phone number
(317) 466-1111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Allen Smith
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Catering
In-Home Fine Dining
Your private chef and service staff will be onsite at the location of your choosing to accommodate all your needs.
Book an intimate dinner in the Meridian’s private, upstairs hideaway - for parties of 20 or fewer.
Enjoy your next private breakfast, lunch, or brunch, with your friends and relatives at the Meridian. We will happily offer our restaurant to you during the hours of 11am & 3pm, on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Cross street
Westfield
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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

We dined at Meridian to celebrate our anniversary. Food was delicious, the combinations of flavors and ingredients is phenomenal. We had the charcuterie and mussels as apps and duck and halibut as entrees. Service was spot on, top notch- I would say on par with if not better than any other fine dining spot in the city. It was quiet, cozy, easy to talk and relaxed. Courses were well-times and we were not rushed. One of my biggest dining pet peeves is entrees being delivered while apps are still on the table- this was not the case here, we were able to take our time and enjoy. We will be back and would highly recommend.

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OT
Indiana
154 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Six of us booked the upstairs room. Service, food and atmosphere were perfect. We will be back.

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DG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there a number of times. Always outstanding. The bartender,,who was also our waiter, did a great job.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a restaurant that has a lot of locals dining at it on a reasonably frequent basis. We went back because about a year ago the menu seemed okay, and it was a moderate to slightly upscale atmosphere. However, we found the food to be average, the menu to be limited, and the server to be average. The menu could use more diversity, and the product that they're known for, smoked corn soup, was overly strong in smoke flavor and not near as appealing as it was the last time we visited the restaurant.

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l
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at Merdian and loved it. I don't know how this escaped us for so long. We started with cocktails in the bar. Not too crowded or noisy. Nice selections and bartender was very nice and attentive but not intrusive.
Dinner was quite wonderful. We shared the Spinach/Mushroom Ravioli appetizer which was amazing. I know this word is over used but it was so flavorful and delicious. I could have devoured them all by myself.

For our entree, I ordered the grilled Halibut with Roasted Beets and Wilted Spinach. Again, cooked to perfection and I loved every bite. My husband ordered the Wild Boar Bolognese.....which honestly, I thought sounded ugly and awful. But, when it came it smelled wonderful. Husband offered a bite but I declined. He said it was really, really good and I would be sorry so when he offered the second time, I accepted. And, it was very tasty!! Honestly, it tasted like beef to me but much more flavorful with a little bit of something that had a kick to it. Just a little.

We always look at the dessert menu and sometimes we share at the restaurant or take it home. This was our plan on this occasion too but when I saw the Signature Donuts with Java Anglaise Chantilly Cream I knew I would be deviating from the plan. We ate the heavenly, seriously warm and wonderful donuts at the restaurant and took the Gingersnap Crusted Pumpkin Cheesecake home and had it the next night. It was PERFECTION. The taste of Pumpkin was very light and the Cinnamon Chantillly Cream was the perfect topping. We just said WOW.

Our server was excellent as was the rest of the staff. I have only left one other restaurant review in my life but I felt this one needed to be written too.

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L
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a great experience. Very good food, decent service, although a little pricey.

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DD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anna was our server and really seemed to enjoy her place at Meridian. She was able to answer any questions we had right off the top of her head and made great food and wine suggestions. I made reservations a day early and had a couple special requests... the general manager took us to our table and presented the bottle I had asked to have prepared. 10/10.

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MT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Meridian is a wonderful restaurant in the middle of a beautiful neighborhood. The ambiance is lovely, the service was great and the food was delicious-what more could we want?

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BJ
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner and service were top shelf. Would return and recommend.

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RI
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance and the server, Sarah, was superb. I liked my sautéed foie appetizer but disliked the sweet potato gnocchi intensely. Bland and chewy with stringy bits of something green. A waste of $25. I should stick with the corn puree and my friend's Scotch eggs and then I would be happy. A great place and location but inconsistent food offerings.

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c
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service. Catered to our time for a concert that followed the dinner. Delicious meals and dessert.

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O
Indiana
239 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Elegant meal in a wonderful old home. Quaint fireplace, am zing service, and fabulous food. Lovely birthday lunch with a friend. I strongly recommend this restaurant!

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G
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First timer - great atmosphere and food was delicious!

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OT
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new restaurant we were happy we tried, so many great items on the menu it was hard to choose what to order. Ended up with the Smoked Corn Puree & Summer Wedge to start ... then Pork Shank Osso Buco & Chicken Tikka. Donuts and espresso to close out the meal were fantastic. Our wait staff took great care of us and we didn't ever feel rushed. Restaurant had great date night lighting and was not crowded on a Friday Night at 7pm, could be because of the downpour we were getting but it was a great overall experience. Thank you!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great birthday celebration. The waiter and all the staff were wonderful! food was delicious as always.

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AD
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! Absolutely delicious! Service was awesome as well. Can’t wait to go back again.

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TW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent meal with impeccable service - we've always loved Meridian and it continues to impress. Love the atmosphere and the ever changing menu. Top notch and highly recommended.

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Indiana
239 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience. Excellent service, great fish tacos, enjoy the ambiance. The lemon cake is to die for! Plan to share or take half home, though! Elegant dining- worth the drive!

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F
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience, outstanding food and service

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S
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Never disappointing. Anthony was great!

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DW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit and won’t be our last. Very friendly welcome & attentive server. Our food was delicious. Tomato soup & pureed smoked corn soup. Both tasty.
Hubby had the pork shank. It was enormous & delicious. I had the chicken masala, spice was perfect.
We had no space for desserts. Enjoyed a glass of Malbec. Loved the warm interior & great ambience.

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J
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great & the Osso Bucco was the best that I have ever had.

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LM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just living up to its reputation. Never varies. Food offerings are always a notch above and a pleasant surprise.

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A
Indiana
138 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow today. My meal was very good, but one of my guests was a vegan and there weren't many options for her. She ended up eating a bowl of potato chips. I felt badly.

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J
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special place and wonderful food. Hadn’t been there in a few years, but will be back soon.

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LW
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional, especially the desserts. Service was great and the ambience on the porch was lovely.

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HD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice July night so we sat outside and had a very casual and non rushed dinner. Waiter suggested a really nice Pinot Noir we had not had before and the Wagu tartar was amazing. The scallops and the summer salads with the usual creativity were excellent as well. Once again The Meridian did not disappoint and we left asking we don’t we come here more often?

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MM
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

All of the food was delicious. They need to rename the wedge salad. It's not a wedge. And it's much smaller than a standard wedge salad.

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AN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The fried oysters are my go-to appetizer, with just the right amount of batter to ensure the flavor of the oyster remains dominant. Wasn’t crazy about the tang of wedge salad dressing; loved the lamb lollipop, cooked just right with a tinge of red in a mild barbecue style marinade.

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C
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

A burger for $24 is way too expensive. No one at our table for 4 enjoyed our food. The only thing we liked was our beet salad. Waiter was helpful but still brought the wrong food to one guest.

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z
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiters were outstanding and very informative and friendly. The food presentation was spectacular and unique: squash blossoms stuffed! Amazing!

I really like the friendly and rich dark wood ambience without the stuffy feeling. It’s a great restaurant that keeps advancing its menu. I’d put it up there with the top downtown restaurants in Indy if not even better

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C
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really love this place. Always a nice experience !

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k
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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DM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warm and friendly welcome and our server, Christian, was very attentive and helpful with questions about the menu. Service was excellent.

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AS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Slow service, strange waiter, small portions. Great ambiance but I wouldn’t go back.

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EO
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful. perfect.

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DS
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quiet and nice neighborhood restaurant. Easy drive and parking for downtowners. Decent and friendly atmosphere with great service. Entree dish Duck Breast is wonderful and delicious.

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OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Whole group really enjoyed drinks from the bar, inventive dinner entrees and charcuterie

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DF
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meridian always impresses. The atmosphere, outstanding service, fantastic tasting food, and excellent craft cocktails make this a great spot for a night out. We will definitely be back.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on the patio. Food was excellent and so was the service. Can't wait to go back.

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