Meridian

4.5
1824 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Indiana
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine meals, exceptional service. Exceptional perfect Manhattan. Noise control using pleasant background music non-existent. The ambiance failed to support the enjoyment of good food and drink and pleasant company. It’s a common problem and it is a most unfortunate oversight, as is failing to observe the ambiance of the entry experience into the restaurant. When the diningroom sounds like the kitchen and the entry looks like it might be the employee entrance, someone is failing to identify with the client’s experience.

M
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It feels like one is dining in a good friend’s home. It is very comfortable . The service was quick but not rushed and the food was very good. There seems to be a vegetarian option at all times. Favorite place to go.

MS
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice experience overall. Excellent food (we had the duck as an entree), attentive and pleasant service from Christian and the meal service was well-paced. it's a bit on the expensive side, but not too bad considering the food and service.

OT
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Outdoor seating with great weather. Fantastic food and service. Wine Wednesday (half price bottles) was an unexpected bonus.

ST
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food and the service was first rate. Ambiance only average. It was not crowded but if it were it may have been very noisy. Be careful ordering a cocktail that isn’t on the menu. I ordered a sidecar, what came was no more than 1 1/2 oz and it was $18. If they were going over the top shelf they should have mentioned the options. I had 2 not realizing the price. Yikes! A bit high for a mixed drink if you ask me.

LW
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, consistently excellent service and well-prepared original food. Their patio is the best on a nice diner evening.

SM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AS always, great service, fabulous and unique food choices, and lovely ambience.

OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ambience was great (4 *s). Food was great ( 4*s). Service was excellent (5*). Location was great (including parking) (4*s). Drink menu was elaborate. Food menu was very limited. If you're a vegetarian don't go there. So, menu (4.5*s). On the whole 4.3*s.

d
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service in a quiet, comfortable environment. Fried oysters were a nice starter. Duck was exceptional. Loved the coconut cream pie for dessert.

JE
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, awesome wine and above extraordinary service. Larry was our waiter and he was top notch. The manager that night was very attentive to all the guests. Even the valet thanked us on the way out. Outstanding experience

IS
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had heard only very little about Meridian before deciding to try something new in the Butler/Meridian area and this was easy to get into on short notice. The interior is very cozy, the menu is short but meaningful, the service was commensurate with what one might expect for this level of dining. We will be back for special occasions, the price point is just a bit high for it to be a more regular destination for us. Overall very good.

BR
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went as a group of seven. Our seating was immediate. We have a great server, Sarah, and the food was excellent. We would recommend Meridian for another group dinner or for a more intimate dinner.

S
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The entrees are very expensive and unfortunately do not live up to the price - both my halibut and my husband’s steak were very over-done. The service was good and the atmosphere is nice. They need to get their kitchen staff up to par with the rest of Meridian.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was wonderful, the proteins were cooked to perfection and the sauces were delicious. They really elevated the dishes.

MD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food as usual! Good service. The duck is always a superb choice. Wish we lived closer!

FP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice evening out with friends. Food delish. Didn’t understand who thought the accompaniment to a steak should be croutons with 3 little cherry tomato halves. Weird but steak was very good. Always enjoy the corn soup.

JT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our most recent trip to Meridian was stellar. From the time we were greeted at the door to when we left our every need and want was anticipated. The food was beautifully served and the tastes were perfect. The staff was incredibly attentive without being intrusive. Meridian is on our short list of favorites.

JB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with friends!

M
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere they create is unique in this area and quite special, in a "log-cabin" restaurant. A modest but interesting wine list that caters to most preferences and a menu with some unexpected choices - all good. attentive but not intrusive service.
I recommend and will return

SB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my husband's 53rd birthday and he wanted something special and new.
We had a wonderful dinner! Our waiter could not have been any more accommodating..we will come back and ask for Christian again.
Very pleasant experience!

DR
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Meridian continues to be a superb Midtown restaurant with a varied and accessible menu and professional wait staff. It has one of the loveliest outdoor dining areas in the city. For both social and business lunches it is ideal.

JM
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The portions of my schnitzel dinner were too large and too pricey.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

No background music and it was hot inside (A/C was minimal)

I
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a 70th Birthday Celebration for 2 of our 6. It could not have been more perfect. Service was great. 2 people had the Duck, 1 had the Salmon, 1 had the pork schnitzel, 1 had the Hamburger and I had the Stuffed Peppers. Everyone except the Hamburger raved about their dishes. Hamburger was good but not exceptional. Will be back.

N
Indiana
142 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The air conditioning must have been out the night we were there because it was a million degrees. And the food was good but not great. This restaurant has been around for quite a while I think it needs to shake up its menu a bit. It is getting tired.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My nephew is an airline pilot and he brought his wife in this leg of his trip so they could visit with us. We had a lovely time at The Meridian. The service was excellent and the ambiance was wonderful. The food was good but not wonderful. I have had dinner there several times and thought the food was excellent. (We weren’t drinking because my nephew was flying out of Indy at 5 pm,),We were happy to be together and the lovely setting plus the great service added up to a good lunch.

C
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal at the Meridian! Service was attentive without being overly so.
A bit warm in there on a Saturday night at three quarters capacity.

A
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I looked forward to trying the pork schnitzel. Unfortunately, it was heavily breaded and dry - disappointing. The smoked potato salad that accompanied the schnitzel was too “smokey” for my taste.

RR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Choose this restaurant if you enjoy poorly prepared diner fare at Michelin single star prices.

M
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AlwYs a great meal and service you can depend on.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great stuff. Amazing food

A
Indiana
152 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meeting place for lunch. The corn puree soup is fantastic.

SM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Given how high the restaurant is rated by others, we were very optimistic. However, the food was not outstanding. The rolls were dry and we were not given enough butter for them. We were celebrating an anniversary and let the staff know, but they did nothing to make our evening special. The wine was very good. We will not be back.

G
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food.
Pleasant service.
Quiet atmosphere

m
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meridian is consistently a great experience. It is our first choice for any occasion. The menu is always exciting and well executed. The service is friendly and welcoming yet professional. Kevin is the greatest bartender and makes you feel like an old friend. We love MERIDIAN

JD
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful place for a special dinner.

SS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated an event and had a wonderful time! Food was amazing.

OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was Courtney...who was professional and very helpful with the menu selections. The rabbit and duck entrees and Wild Boar pasta were excellent! Of course, everyone raves about the donuts! Very nice evening! Thank you!

RB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started with the brussels salad that was fresh and tasty. Cioppino was excellent; really delicious sauce. Dessert was a strawberry rhubarb galette. Service was perfect. Wonderful evening.

AK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Christian was our server and did a fabulous job. The charcuterie board is not shareable when it comes out w 2 little pieces of cheese and 4 small pieces of meat.

Our steaks were under cooked and when sent back they were delivered like hockey pucks..really? No quality control and no one came back to ask if they were better. Can't believe that wasn't obvious

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