Meridian

4.6
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1873 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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JT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a quiet, classy lunch atmosphere with excellent food, this is your place. It's not a "cheap date," but quality product and service rarely is.

MB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality and selection was excellent, along with the service and ambiance. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and very professional. We will be back soon.

JG
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the ambiance and creative menu.

WL
Indiana
178 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meridian is consistently good. I had the stuffed pepper and the house salad. The pepper was chock full of quinoa and a little more of other vegetables would have been better. One of our guests ordered the special- pork but it turned out the last one had just been sold so the restaurant comped him another entree which was nice. The server was attentive and we sat at the table we had asked for near the fireplace.

R
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Everything we had was fine. The issue is one of value. At $150 for the two us, I have just had much better.

GK
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Already recommended it. Tobias, our waiter was terrific.

JP
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were wonderful! Will definitely return!

J
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always attend Meridan for business lunches, not in the evening. It's is open concept, but feels like you have privacy to talk. The food and service are both consistently excellent.

JC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time to Meridian. Our waiter was awesome and the food was excellent.

JJ
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellant. The guys got Cervena, which is always wonderful. I tried a new fish and it was excellant! Love this restaurant! The ambiance is wonderful. Our server, Larry, is always wonderful. It’s a lovely place to go and relax for a wonderful dinner. AND - the bread, the desserts are AMAZING.

TM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to celebrate a co-worker's upcoming wedding.

SS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tobias was great

BM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It wasn’t as nice as I expected. The menu was not understandable to a non-foody person. The ambiance was nice however the atmosphere wasn’t diverse enough to my taste.

W
Indiana
78 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

An old favorite with a very disappointing visit. We hope it’s just a one-off bad day and not a trend.

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meridian has the wow factor that keeps us coming back. Absolutely amazing food and service.

SM
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous as usual

JR
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice on all fronts, service was great. Just pricey! Hard to justify the cost to go back very often...

SS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat with you often and always a wonderful experience

KB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch and the Risotto was delicious!

F
Indiana
48 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food quality was unusually poor. Three of the four main dishes we ordered were very spicy without providing any warning or additional information about the amount of spice in the menu. The beet salad was fresh but tasteless. The risotto in the venison main dish was so overcooked it felt like eating mashed potatoes.

o
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hadn’t been here in years & happy the place is still around. Busy lunch crowd, but not so ridiculous we couldn’t get a table. Food is consistently good. Fish tacos were tasty, but missed the grilled fish tacos, instead of fried fish served today.

CC
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great again

DR
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Meridian is an ideal spot for business lunch meetings, which was the reason for this particular meal. Service was efficient, thoughtful and pleasant; the menu always includes many tempting dishes, suitable for a wide range of appetites and preferences; and the ambiance is warm and inviting.

LY
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. It is a little pricey but the food is wonderful and the portions were reasonable. The skate was amazing. My kale salad could have used some extra massaging but the dressing was delicious. Husband's beet salad was great and so was the bulgogi sweet potato gnocchi.

LB
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at The Meridian was so good! We love the seasonal selections offered, and the service was wonderful.

d
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall1food3service5ambience4

We did not dine at the Meridian restaurant in Indianapolis. Please ignore my rating.

Meridian
Responded on October 7, 2019

You didn't eat at Meridian Restaurant and Bar; we currently are not offering any of the items you mentioned.

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OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals of chicken tikki masala and ribs were divine! Just as if you were esting in chef's home! The charcuterie board was thoughtful and the pairings excellent. Do not under any circumstances skip dessert!

DT
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place for business meetings. Servie is excellent and unobtrusive and they always honor my table choice.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What I was first impressed with was the quality of our service. Our waiter, Tobias, gave careful attention and care to almost every aspect of our experience, from excellent wine recommendations to re-folding our napkins as we left the table to wash up (not that the latter was expected). He even learned our names.

The food was well prepared and well presented in general. It's worth noting that we had a late dinner (we ordered our food around probably 9:15, 9:30 pm). We ordered appetizers, salads, entrees, and dessert. All of it was delicious and delightful to eat.

If I save my money, I would love to return. It was very expensive, but it was well worth it.

JJ
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a friends dinner and it was absolutely wonderful - they recently added “skatewing” to their Fall menu and it is amazing. My husband enjoyed the ribs—very very tender. Such a lovely venue and such wonderful service. We had a wonderful evening.

TC
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Disappointed the server didn’t mention that water was $6.5 a bottle.

JJ
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most amazing dish “skate wing” it was such a beautiful dish. The description was hard to imagine but our wonderful server, Larry, asked the table next to us if a diner enjoyed hers - the plate was absolutely clean! Sold me. It was fabulous. Perfectly nuanced and lovely. My husband as predicted ordered and throughly enjoyed the Cervena - it was a wonderful “win-win”.

J
Indiana
55 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Marvelous server. Charming venue. One of the best in town.

E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been here twice for lunch during the past few months and both times were wonderful. We enjoyed our meals and the service. If you are in the area, do not hesitate trying this restaurant!

RM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent

D
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional & thoughtful waiter staff... heads and above any other restaurant in Indianapolis. Great food and ambience as well. Creative chef with seasonally changing menu... Overall, the best restaurant in Indianapolis, in my opinion

DR
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Meridian never fails to impress and please. The food is expertly prepared, the menu provides a variety of options for every taste, servers are appropriately friendly (meaning, they don't try to be your best friend but they are most welcoming and knowledgeable) and the ambience both indoors and on the patio in good weather, is ideal.

B
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around.

CU
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our lunch was very good; however, our service was slow. Extremely small serving of soup for $9 dollars. Glad we had kept our lunch reservation for a going away lunch because the food this time was good. We had dinner at Meridian two weeks prior to our lunch to celebrate our anniversary and the good was very disappointing. For an upscale restaurant - the service needs to greatly improve. Wait staff is very mediocre and they are just not very pleasant.

A
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, cozy place, friendly staff and servers. $$$

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