Meridian

4.6
1744 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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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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SP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday celebration and it couldn't have been more perfect. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was superb, as always. My guest loved the rustic elegance of the decor. A wonderfully pleasing total dining experience!

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was spectacular. The service started out good but after the food was served our server became inattentive. We had to ask another server to find him to bring our bill and it wasn’t busy at all. Anyway, overall great place... just a little disappointed with the server.

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BL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really appreciated the chef making accommodation for a diet restriction. Always lovely dinner at Meridian.

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Indiana
143 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Visit ever. Terrific food. Even had a low carb option.

Service at the table was impeccable. Took clients who were older and not speedy at deciding or even understanding the intricate menu. Our server was patient and brought refills on a timely basis.

A PERFECT LUNCH.

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

One of Indy's best secrets for a great dining experience. Great food but even better service.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent I haven’t had lamb shank this good and my wife loved the duck

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KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every sense. Relaxed and unpretentious but elegant. Food is foodie quality and substantial yet artfully prepared. We will be back!

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved everything from the food to the service and the quietness. Wonderful evening.

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R
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a wonderful evening with excellent service. The fried oysters, smoked corn purée, and the duck were perfect.

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Z
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places in Indy.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 3

Our vehicle was broken into in the parking lot. While the staff called the police and offered us complimentary drinks at the bar while we waited, we have learned from the police that this has happened several times in the last few weeks. Despite the advice of the police to increase the lighting and install cameras, the owners have refused to increase the surveillance. We will not be returning.

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WS
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great and food was very good. We enjoyed our time at the restaurant.

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was DELICIOUS!!!! We loved everything we ate. The ambiance was nice and the service was great!

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h
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

one of our favorite places to entertain friends -- feels like an extension of our living room without all the work and with great personal service. The staff goes to great lengths to be attentive but in an unobstrusive manner. Perfectly lovely evening. Just wish they would put the old Meridian burger back on the menu. Sometimes 'tried and true' is just perfect. Brussel sprout salad was excellent. Trout very good.

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OT
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Meridian is warm, cozy and inviting. Great place to have a delicious dinner and good convo.

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S
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very pricey! The meager portion size of the EXCELLENT Roasted Carrots left us wishing for more. If only the Ribeye had been served hot instead of tepidly warm the meal might have been considered more tolerable. The Sugar Cream Tart was a total bust!!

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DK
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and tremendous service!

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CM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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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Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 13, 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
3 reviews
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 26, 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 24, 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
169 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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