Meridian

4.6
1782 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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JA
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were outside on patio. Very attentive service. Food was great!

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MW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is II my go-to restaurant when I want to have a nice visit with a friend. The noise level is conducive to quiet conversation, the food is always good and the service staff attentive but not hovering over you.

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NG
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place! Whenever I come to Indianapolis, make certain I visit your restaurant . I had a business dinner and my guest raved about his
meal ! We worked together the next day and he told everybody we net with!!
Thank you... for staying constantly AMAZING!

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TN
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very surprised to find this gem nestled amongst the beautiful estates on Meridian. We were at the Mecum auction at the fairgrounds, and this spot was very convenient. Our group of 4 loved our lunch on the patio.

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MM
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meridian never disappoints! Everything was wonderful. We had a business group of 8 and each person was delighted with the experience. Restaurant was moderately busy, but quiet enough we could have a table conversation with ease. Service was fantastic and food was amazing.

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always exceptionally good, both in taste and presentation. Great service until time for the check( it was Mother’s Day and very busy). There is always something new and exciting on the menu, and not one thing I would not order.

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KR
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had early dinner reservations for Mother's Day. We arrived on time and were greeted warmly - had a large table near the fireplace that was perfect. Our waitress was prompt however we felt rushed. We were told if we went ahead and ordered our courses they would be properly spaced out - they weren't. We received our soup & salad almost immediately (before our appetizer). Our appetizer then came out and then immediately came our entrees. We did have a small child with us but it seemed to me all items were "fired" immediately which is precisely what we were told wouldn't happen. The food was delicious. The wait staff were very friendly but our server seemed cold and disengaged. She just wasn't warm and seemed to want us gone. We ordered cocktails as well so had it taken longer for our food we wouldn't have ordered additional drinks thus bringing up her check average. We will be back hoping for a longer, more relaxing experience with a different server.

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TE
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Server was forgetful and visibly not in a good mood. It greatly effected her tip.

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Sorry to say that we were disappointed. The quality of the food simply does not match up with the prices for the food at the Meridian. My wife was not happy with the filet, and I was not impressed at
all with the special, the flounder, which I found to be dry and overall tasteless. The ambiance and the
service were very good which seems to be the reason customers keep coming, but be aware that you
can probably do better. The only good reason I think to return to any restaurant is to experience the
taste of really good food. We will not be back.

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LF
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in everything food, service, whole experience
Definitely our favorite

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Z
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful day on the patio!

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M
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good, except the manager did not greet us, even though he was at the host stabs when we arrived, and his appearance at our table later was very perfunctory.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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EC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

$45.00 for lunch for 2 with no alcohol, dessert or appetizers is a bit steep.

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SC
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate in the bar, which is quite cozy. Cocktails were outstanding and there is a relatively small but excellent selection of craft beers.

We began with fried oysters, which were excellent. They are served with three sauces: hollandaise, sriracha, and spinach.

For entree, I was deciding between the rabbit and duck, both of which I've heard are good. Selecting the rabbit, I couldn't have been happier with my meal. Interestingly, the rabbit dish consists of a combination of the tenderloin which is lightly sauteed and the leg which is braised. Both were tender and flavorful, with or without the velouté sauce. The meat was very easy to eat, the leg meat easily sliding off of the bone. It was served on a bed of lavender risotto along with roasted vegetables.

My daughter had the Spring Chicken and her mother, the Lasagna. The chicken was quite good, and the lasagna was reported to be good but not memorable.

Overall, an excellent experience. Highly recommended!

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DA
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Meridian never fails. Food, service and ambience - all outstanding!

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MA
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food & service. Convenient location and easy parking

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DP
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined with a business party of seven. Great service. Food always very good with interesting menu options. Always enjoy dining at Meridian!

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RN
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I needed to host a business lunch on a very tight schedule and made a few special requests. These were handled with efficiency and grace.

Meridian is a reliably superior place to dine.

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p
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Meridian to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. The experience was phenomenal from the food to our server Tobias. We enjoyed an excellent charcuterie, and the steaks and seafood were cooked perfectly!

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e
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to avoid the downtown because of the extra traffic and people for the baseball and basketball games. It was also Easter weekend and could not make the brunch times so we decided to have a very late brunch or an early dinner. It was an odd time to dine (4:30) but it was so wonderful - no crowds, one of the first beautiful days on a weekend this year, and outside seating was available. We first went into the bar for a cocktail - expertly made and served. Outside was delightful - warm, not breezy, and quiet. Our waiter was just around enough to be helpful but not intrusive and he was very knowledgeable about the food and presentations. The food was spectacular - beautiful presentations, fresh ingredients, and prepared expertly. All of our plated food was delicious. We can't wait to go back.

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

Service was fantastic. Burger was cooked to perfection and one of the best in town. Don’t forget the donuts to finish out the meal!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We had come for dinner with another couple and liked it. So we booked Easter brunch after church because Meridian was close by. We had our 10 and 7 year old with us. No kids menu and no accommodation for the kids. We had to order a $24 huge burger for my son. We asked for scrambled eggs and a biscuit for my daughter and they fought us on that. Brought her a biscuit and potatoes (which we didn’t ask for) and a tiny bit of scrambled eggs. And charged us $14 for it. My husbands meal was $40 and tiny but luckily he could finish off my sons burger. Otherwise, he would’ve been starving. The waitress knew we were unhappy but never said a word about it. We will not be coming back here at all.

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CF
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Meridian is always wonderful. We return again and again! The spring menu just came on, and it is terrific! We highly recommend The Meridian!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter weekend with family

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OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday and indicated on my reservation yet no mention at all by staff. No complementary desert or anything. Menu somewhat limited although food was good, can’t say amazing. Wife had fillet and langosteno for $51, ordered medium and was closer to medium rare, daughter had same but ordered med/well but more medium. I’m not saying food wasn’t good, it was, but for the price was little underwhelming. Spent $440 for 6 people and had only three drinks for table and 2 appetizers, no salads or desert. Probably won’t go back. Of note very nice setting.

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

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G
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in after shopping local art downtown - early dinner reservation (5:30 pm) so we beat the crowd a bit. Food is amazing, a ton of flavor in everything we ordered. I had the pork chop which was served on top of garlic mashed potatoes and greens. Wife had tenderloin tips "chef special" which was awesome. Highly recommend, our "go to" whenever we are in the Meridian Kessler area.

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k
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 45th anniversary at the Meridian. Good selection of wines, entrees and desserts.

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e
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. The food was beautifully prepared with excellent flavor. Valet was offered. Overall it was a great first experience for us. Would we go back? Yes but we'd be a little more conscious about the final tab. 🤑

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NM
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, my luncheon salad was delicious. The server was prompt and courteous, and the atmosphere was very conducive to having the business conversation that my dining partner and I intended to have.

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AS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, everyone was friendly and accommodating.
We will absolutely be back.

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LB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent during our dinner, food was fresh and perfect portions. Service was outstanding. Desserts were great too! Would highly recommend

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary lunch. Tobias was a great waiter with knowledge of all the dishes. He was available when we needed him and not when we wanted to. E alone.

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JL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate there because it is one of the quietest restaurants and we wanted to converse.

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SW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

although entrees were pricier than what i typically pay when dining out i used a coupon and we split everything and it was then SO affordable and our waiter Tony was PERFECT!! Food quality stellar!!

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RH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Subdued setting, quiet enough for conversation (almost always), extraordinary menu and the best service on Indy's northside. All staff is well-trained and they know their way around excellence.

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RO
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Tobias was incredible--professional. great server, and intimately in touch with the menu and the service. Great place to eat up in the Meridian Kessler area!

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RF
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very knowledgeable about how the food is prepared and assisted with wine selections. A great place to entertain clients.

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D
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The reason I answered “no” to the question is because there are a number of restaurants in the area that offer food that is better prepared at more reasonable prices. The service was outstanding; too bad the food didn’t match. The half-off bottle of wine is a very strategy.

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