Meridian

4.8
2063 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2063 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Juneshine77
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was just ok. We came in for a birthday celebration but there was no special treatment on the house. I wasn’t expecting a free dessert or anything. We ordered a dessert. I expected a candle since I saw another table getting one. We’ve booked through Open Table noting it was a birthday special. When we got there, we said it was a birthday special. How many more do I have to mention?
Food was bit of disappointment. NY strip steak was too dry. Duck dish was too raw. Boar bolognese and pork shank was good.
We enjoyed it better when we came for a non celebration dinner night.

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RayD
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Entre of duck was tough and under cooked. Service excellent.
Oyster appetizer was best part of meal

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MeganC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Service was EXTREMELY slow and lacking. Our table was barely bussed the entire evening and we were stacking dishes to get them out of our way. The cutlery was not exchanged between courses. It was challenging to get drink refills. Shaker still had mix from a previous cocktail and made it into our martini. We typically have excellent service and dine as Meridian often. Was a disappointing visit unfortunately.

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katieo25
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely menu, good variety, all our dishes were perfectly seasoned.
Service was great, Roman was knowledgeable, timed the meal well giving us plenty of time to enjoy each course.
Make sure you get the amazing donuts for dessert!

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vipWilliamL
Indiana
200 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Even though entrees are close to the $40 mark, everything is consistently good. It was half price wine night under I believe $100. Service, socially distanced, mask wearing, fast- all was very good. We will return.

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JacobR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time at Meridian. The food was excellent, and the wait staff did a great job and worked as a team. I will definitely come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great - we’ll be back!!

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MasonL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time for a nice Valentine's date. Our waitress, Sarah, was phenomenal and was willing to share with us the history of the restaurant and the building where it resides. The duck breast we had was fantastic and everything was allergenically-safe as my girlfriend is celiac and lactose intolerant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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JenG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Food was fantastic, service amazing and will definitely return!

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Jonathan
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening with food and service to match!

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IndyWestsider
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at the Meridian was the best dining experience we’ve had in Indianapolis. The food, service, and atmosphere was simply outstanding. Christian was extremely knowledgeable on both the dining and wine menu. It was a little busier than I had hoped, but it was still a superb dining experience.

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vipJessicaB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Tasty cocktails. Great dessert. Wonderful ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, love the atmosphere (touched my inner cabin), incredible food. Will definitely return for date nights with my wife.

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vinoperki
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Meridian is always excellent and a very pleasant experience. The service is prompt, kind and professional. The chef often visits the table and his food is wonderful. From a logistics standpoint we love to go there on our way downtown to an event! It’s perfect.

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DonnaW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate my birthday with family. Good food and service.

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vipPapaBill
Indiana
74 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a special friend! Great service as well!

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vipSsLady
Cancun
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific experience. Attentive waiter, Matt did a excellent job. Food was very good. Definitely will return!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was an excellent and such a great meal! We always love Meridian.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant we will definitely come back

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vipMike
Indiana
95 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. A top notch restaurant choice in Indy.

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vipMichelleS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Quiet nice evening

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vipMLT33
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Eve across the board!

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JerB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends for a holiday dinner.

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vipDeniseC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pork shank was outstanding!

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vipJanieJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the best! He could not have been nicer- service was great!!

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simonw
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ate outside in winter by a gas heater, still feasible if you wrap up and bring your own blanket to sit on
fabulous food and service

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NC85
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was friendly and professional. They even wished us happy Anniversary when we arrived and our waiter, Roman, offers to take pictures for us!

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RN4Deaf
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, great Covid precautions. Will definitely visit again!

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vipWilliamL
Indiana
200 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoors on a wonderful December day- good food, a heater and good service from Sarah! Life is good at Meridian!

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RobertN
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great staff, and incredible environment!

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vipCarrieM
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best staff! Great wine. Fabulous burger

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, amazing food. You will not be disappointed.

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Alex
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The reservation was for 6:45; but we arrived a bit early. Never the less, we were seated promptly. After a couple cocktails, our food was served hot and delicious. All in all, it was a great evening, for my wife's birthday.

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RashidM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience, with a great menu, dedicated waiter, great observation of COVID rules of social distancing and mask wearing, and reasonably priced!

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vipKevin
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. Music was too loud and distracting.

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vipOpentablefriend
Indiana
297 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio garden was delightful. Our waitstaff was extremely friendly, professional, and made us feel so welcome! The corn soup is truly amazing and must have as a starter. I Love the chicken enchiladas but my friend had the salmon with asparagus and hers looked amazing also. Must finish the meal with the donuts! Warm yum with mocha sauce and real whipped cream. Such a joy and I highly recommend the meridian! It feel exceptionally clean and good precautions to keep everyone safe and happy. We felt so special!

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AndyS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I feel like I've missed out on this wonderful local gem being open 12 years, but they don't seem to suffer from the lack of advertising. Coincidentally we were celebrating our 12th anniversary and wanted to try a local restaurant. We are so glad we found Meridian. Very cool restaurant with rustic cabin/house vibe. There is ample space for larger parties but also for intimate seating which we prefer. The only issue we had with the seating was we were by one of the windows and A/C vents so it was almost too cold, but when I mentioned it to the hostess she and our waiter went into action to minimize the issue.

The food expertly prepared and the portions adequate. I had the coffee rubbed cervina and I would return for that alone. My wife had the boar bolognese and enjoyed it. This creativity of ingredients was a wonderful break from the norm. I was also considering the duck confit cassoulette and even the grilled halibut. As I understand the menu is seasonal, I am already thinking about a return visit to experience more of this creativity. Compliments to the chef and kitchen staff.

I found the prices to be comparable with other fine dining options, but were quite impressed with the selection of wines that were in the $40 price range. Some restaurants seem to price themselves out of the bottle purchase range, but also lack suitable by the glass options to compensate. The after dinner drink selection was either limited or not advertised. I typically enjoy a scotch when we are out celebrating at similar fine dining offerings, but this limitation did not diminish my experience adversely.

Again, we had a wonderful experience and will certainly recommend Meridian to our friends, and consider returning ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was perfect.

FAQs

Meridian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 466-1111.

Meridian is rated 4.8 stars by 2063 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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