Meridian

4.6
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1958 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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vipAdamK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. Taking great measures with COVID to wipe menus and replace tablecloths.

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vipTrey1
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to Meridian, an old favorite, for a while. Truly excellent for us last night.

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vipSarahN
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We like coming here, and we like eating here. My main complaint, again, has to do with the obtuseness of the host staff. The restaurant was mostly empty, and yet the hostess -- despite the COVID-19 panic -- put all the tables literally proximate to one another when she could've easily spread us out with tables in between every party. The last time we were here the host staff seated the ONLY black couple in the entire restaurant in the far corner, in the way back by the staircase. The food is fine, the ambiance is nice. The host staff needs to all go to a situational awareness training...

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JohnH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Indianapolis. Everything was delicious. Be sure to ask the waiter or waitress what they recommend. We got honest opinions and they were spot on!

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DebS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect for business or a special occasion. my favorite place!

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vipLuckyDADfromNJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Meridian was a perfect place for a nice dinner out with the family or for a date night with quiet conversation. The location was perfect, the décor was spectacular and service was great (almost too fast).

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Dadsnightout
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed celebrating our anniversary by dining for the first time at Meridian. The food and service were outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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vip4dafoodsnob
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Consistently a good experience. Had a business luncheon and cream of cauliflower soup and risotto were great.

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CarolC
Adelaide / SA
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food was a major disappointment. I ordered a lobster and mussel pasta dish and it sadly had one lobster claw cut into pieces and about 10 mussels for $37. It wasn't very flavorful either and the lobster was very salty. The beet salad was a messy plate of overcooked beets sliced and torn with the smallest smear of goat cheese on the plate. My husband did enjoy his corn puree soup. It was the best thing we had .

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KurtH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all-around. Very nice setting, and the service was terrific. The food was wonderful.

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CharleyB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great celebration with my wife. Wonderful food and atmosphere

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TomH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe and Company get it right. The food tonight was spot on and delicious. Joe selected the wine pairing and we had a great time all around. The beauty of this restaurant is it’s warmth and casual elegance. Not to mention free or better valet parking. Love this place.

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RobertS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Meridian has been better on former visits. Limited menu. Food not worth the top dollar prices.

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Glenbeth
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was romantic, with all of the lighting. Our waiter did an excellent job. It is a little pricey, but well worth it. I had the salmon and my husband had the duck. We were both fully satisfied.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Delicious duck. Amazing wine. Definitely will come back

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vipCherylPC
Indiana
52 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the Meridian year around. The menu changes and it is always a treat to go.
We had the roasted beet salad and it was delicious. The beets were roasted and the apple gastrique was very tasty. My favorite component was the Herbed Capriole Farms Goat Cheese, there could have been a bit more on the salad.
We enjoyed the mussels, very flavorful broth and a nice sized portion.
The desserts are always a highlight. The choices of in house home made ice cream change daily and never disappoint. Overall, our meal was excellent. Service was great.

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CarrieH
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our time with our twin grandchildren at Meridian was superb ! Calling ahead because we arrived a few minutes late from a concert, we were greeted by name - shown to our table and from that moment on the evening was spectacular. From Adam, our waiter, to those who brought out our food it was an evening to remember. Kudos to the kitchen staff for their fabulous presentation and delicious dishes ! Whenever we can (we call Richmond, Virginia home) we will visit Meridian again. Thank you !!

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vipDiningJen
Indiana
76 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was warm and lovely on a winter evening. The food and wine were excellent, especially the gnocchi, mussels, salmon, beet salad and desserts. Our server, Courtney, was top-notch. It made for an excellent birthday celebration dinner, thank you!

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AaronN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always loved this place. Perfect for any special occasion. I wouldn’t bring my kids though. Very quiet and romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable date night dining. Great service and ambiance.

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Lyle
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One tends to overlook Meridian as it is off the beaten restaurant paths. But when the chips are down one can always rest assured a fine dining experience there. Innovative menu in a rustic setting. Always first class.ck on, and

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JPTJ
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere but the food was not as expected. Bread served was more like one roll. Cesar salad greens were not cold or fresh looking. You could tell there was anchovy because you could taste fishy flavors. I’ve had wonderful Caesar salads in the past with whole anchovies and it didn’t have that. The pork with polenta was nice but not paired well when incorporated with a greens base. It just didn’t seem to fit. Doughnuts were warm but literally nothing fantastic. Service was on point.

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MargaretB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Meridian restaurant is where we like to celebrate certain occasions. The food is always excellent and the service commendable! One of our favorites!

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IndyFoody
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Very rich preparation. Only suggestion would did you have a couple of entrees with a lighter preparation.

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TammyR
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was a lovely meal on Valentines Day. We had a limited menu but at a cheaper price. Can’t wait to come back and order off the full menu. Excellent service with great food.

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JuliaK
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love going to Meridian for Valentine's Day. The food is terrific and the staff make you feel at home, and are super welcoming.

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Sheryl
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing...surpassing any and all expectations. Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Our waiter was wonderful...attentive but not intrusive. Ambience is warm, inviting, and quiet. A perfect place for a special dinner date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food, ambiance, and Larry—actually all the servers have been outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. I really enjoyed my meal and night. I will be back for more meals to come.

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vipsbind
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Requested seating near the fireplace, and actually got it! So rare to get great service these days.

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Barb
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy my dinner at Meridian.

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KevinB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome; excellent wine recommendations! Had the Elk special which was absolutely fantastic! You guys are always on-point with every aspect of the evening which is why we exclusively come to you for our special occasions! Thanks for another great night!

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Ricker
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few places we know of with great food and service; with a quiet atmosphere that supports good conversation without yelling. We only hope it prospers. Seems like our favorites don’t last.

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MaryO
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable lunch with friends and special birthday dessert.

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PamB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and very good food. Lovely lunch.

I would like to see a couple more options for vegetarians please.

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CindyP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe, excellent location! Food was delicious and staff was friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.
Beet salad is a must try.

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viphowardg
Indiana
19 reviews