Meridian

4.7
2031 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCarrieM
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
6 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
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpentablefriend
Indiana
291 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.

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SkipK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food is consistently good and the service excellent. A bit short handed on our recent visit, but generally one can count on good service. Pleasant place to dine, usually quiet and comfortable. One pays a goodly price for the service and food.

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vipHollieG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my "go to" restaurants when I travel to Indy. We had a party of 4 and we ordered 2 boar bolognese, a grilled halibut and the meridian burger with fries. The flavors in these dishes were incredible. The crowd favorite was the bolognese but the others were equally delicious. The service was excellent, as always, and the atmosphere was warm and inviting.

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vipDonnaR
Chicago
102 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Meridian continues to deliver friendly, efficient and knowledgeable service and excellent food in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Having one of the most picturesque outdoor dining spots in the city, they have taken excellent measures to make al fresco dining tolerable well into the chilly months. Applause for this gem!

Meridian
Responded on October 16, 2020

Thank you for the warm words, Donna! See you again soon! *blushes*

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vipNick02
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Meridian never disappoints. We enjoy dining there every time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been better

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vipMelanieS
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food!

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vipBobB
Indiana
58 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice place in nice neighborhood. quality food and presentation. just nothing that differentiates it from other" better" restaurants in Indianapolis
if in the area, is worth the visit

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CynthiaC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a special lunch with the grown kids visiting from out of town. Great service, delicious food, and quiet enough to enjoy conversation.

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vipDonnaR
Chicago
102 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining space is especially lovely and inviting at The Meridian, and the service warm and efficient. This is a neighborhood gem!

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vipDonnaR
Chicago
102 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Meridian has the ideal outdoor dining spot, with expert service and expertly prepared, creative entrees. We highly recommend it.

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MichelleV
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always have great service here, and this trip was no exception. Our waiter was personable, attentive, and gracious. Our food was hot and just what we ordered.
We are always made to feel welcomed.

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vipGreg
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend this restaurant. Unique menu items, fine wine list, and great staff!

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vipdrd736
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a real joy to dine here......everything about the experience defines a definite upscale type of restaurant. From the valet, to the greeter, to the waitstaff is a pleasure to dine here.

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Jmdc727
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tobias took wonderful care of us. His suggestions from. Cocktails to Desserts were spot on.

Meridian
Responded on September 22, 2020

We're glad to hear you enjoyed us! We're fond of Toby too!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overal the experience was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a treat!

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vipOpentablefriend
Indiana
291 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful treat! Fabulous service with great food. I recommend the corn purée soup! Even better than I remembered! The patio is really pleasant and felt safe. All servers were wearing masks and took care to protect us during pandemic. We were treated like royalty! I highly recommend!

Meridian
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thanks for the warm words! You don't have to sacrifice a high level of service to achieve safety.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our anniversary dinner on the patio. Food and service were impeccable. We will be back for their fall menu!

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vipMichelleK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner on the Patio. Meridian is always a great place to dine. Love the food, atmosphere and staff!

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vipMiscellaneous
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon presentation and flavor was excellent.

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vipOpentablefriend
Indiana
291 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet up with a friend after months away due to pandemic. Love the ambiance, elegance, service, kindness, amazing food- and hand sanitizer on every table. It was a wonderful treat. I highly recommend

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vipJulieL
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a delightful meal in the bar. The fried oysters were crispy with three yummy sauces drizzled on the plate. The artisan greens were fresh with a nice vinaigrette. For our entrees we had the boar bolognese and a pork tenderloin special. Both were spot on. Donuts for desert were delicious. Light and fluffy.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!

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BradM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck entree was fantastic. Peach empanadas were outstanding.

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vipsimon
Wilmington
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, wine and outdoor dining.

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V1492
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is alway impeccable. Never disappointed in our experience.

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vipRachelS
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy this restaurant, the food is consistently excellent, the service is impeccable, and the ambience is elegant.

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vipTinaT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as usual!

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vipKellyH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic lunch here this week. The chicken enchiladas were fantastic, as well as the cheeseburger. Our server was exceptionally attentive. We sat outside and the ambiance was really great for lunch. Highly recommend!

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PamB
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We set outside on the patio and we had great service and the food was served hot and tasty.

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MalinP
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING experience -- I would recommend this restaurant to absolutely everyone and anyone. The steeper cost was definitely worth it. The food was exceptional, the service was unparalleled, and the aesthetic of the space was great too. We will without a doubt be coming back for special occasions again.

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Lewisbecs
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love visiting this restaurant! I always feel welcomed and dinner is always special.

FAQs

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

Meridian is rated 4.7 stars by 2031 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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