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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.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm : Sunday 4:00pm- 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
In-Home Fine Dining
Your private chef and service staff will be onsite at the location of your choosing to accommodate all your needs.
Book an intimate dinner in the Meridian’s private, upstairs hideaway - for parties of 20 or fewer.
Enjoy your next private breakfast, lunch, or brunch, with your friends and relatives at the Meridian. We will happily offer our restaurant to you during the hours of 11am & 3pm, on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Chef Allen Smith
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The next time your board, trustees, social club or old college friends are getting together, why not make it memorable? Meridian is a fine dining establishment serving innovative American cuisine.
Meridian Ratings and Reviews
One of our party had food undercooked and full of fat - 3/4 of the piece of meat
The waiter took it back and came out stating that the cut of meat is just that way and you would be eating the same type of meat if you ordered another one. Another in our party had the same meal and it had little to no fat, so they did not want to take care of the customer. Also, the waiter disappeared for long periods of time leaving us with empty "everything"
Plenty of places to eat in Indy, will not go back - don't waste your time and $$$
The Meridian is one of my favorite places and I always enjoy dining there. I always have the fried oysters appetizer. They are perfect. I love the Brussels salad. Tonight my entree was the pork chop. I will probably get two more meals from the entree; it was delicious as always. The Winter menu has a yummy new bread pudding. The banana ice cream with it has a very natural flavor. I have nothing but praise for the food and for our server, Christian.
The other reason I chose The Meridian on this particular evening (in addition to the above paragraph) was because I am recovering from a fall and they have a ramp. Unfortunately the ramp had not been cleared and had both ice and snow. I had to use the steps. When I mentioned this to the hostess she laughed. When we left, the ramp still had ice and snow. That is why my overall rating was just 4 stars.
I dined her with my mother before a show at Clowes Memorial Hall (only about 5 minutes away). The restaurant sits directly off Meridian Street in, what I can only assume, is an old home. The interior is very beautiful and spacious. Our service was excellent from start to finish and we enjoyed all of our dishes. A great restaurant for special occasions in Indianapolis.
The food was delicious. The only problem was our server also had another big party. Of course this big party was taking all of his time and attention. We sat there for 20 minutes before we could even order. I had to eat half of my dinner without any water because no one filled it up.
Good quality food, nice presentation. We had mussels, beet salad (amazing!), steak and salmon. Followed up by donuts , flourless chocolate cake, and port. Everything was delicious maybe just missing that little extra something (can’t explain what it is) for a high quality restaurant. The service was solid and they accommodated my open table reservation request with ease. One interesting point for improvement - they had valet parking when we left, but not when we arrived (5.15 reservation). Would have been a nice touch when we arrived .
This place was amazing. My family always wanted to stop in and finally got the chance. Everything was fantastic. The food was cooked perfectly, the waiter was one of the best I’ve ever had, and my family eats out a lot, and the interior of this building was spectacular. I can’t wait to go back but just so you know the menu changes seasonally so if you see something you like you better get it while you can.
My husband and I came for the Devour Indy Experience. We always want to try places we never really heard of and see if we will come again. I had some pros and cons about this place.
Pro: I love the ambience of the restaurant. Wooded inside with candles all around. Very romantic. The valet and staff were so nice. William our waiter was so friendly!! Definitely a place to have a wedding or other social events. The appetizer corn purée was very good. Great flavor. The dessert carrot cake was good too.
Con: Unfortunately, the entree was a disappointment. The wine was very watery. The salmon was ok. The sweet potato cake was very dry. The broccoli rabe was very bland even when we put salt and pepper on it. My husband did not like his short rib. He thought that his was very bland also.
Not sure if we will go back. I feel bad about because it was such a beautiful place. Maybe will try again.
We have had many excellent dining experiences at Meridian but this was not one of them. We were expecting to be able to order off the regular menu and were surprised at the prix fixed menu, was not mentioned on the web site or open table when I made the reservation. Because of the preset menu the service was rushed and many of the items did not seem freshly prepared. While the donuts were one of the desserts it was not the usual presentation with the bag, etc. but this was not noted on the menu. My wife asked to exchange a first course item (choices were oysters, mussels, beets) for 2 second course items, which seemed quite reasonable to me, but was denied. There should have been a broader variety of 1st course choices because the options had limited appeal. The overall experience was disappointing.
Had not been to Meridian for a while. It was a real pleasure getting reacquainted. Just the right atmosphere for a winter day lunch. Great wine list. Attentive service with a good pace. The lunch hit all the right notes. The burger was truly impressive as was the Wild Boar Bolognese. I will be back soon.
We Love Meridian. It has become our go-to on Christmas Eve. Food is always wonderful, we were not rushed, they do not have a limited menu or add more tables because of the demand on that night. We had two children with us and our waiter was great with them and very patient with the picky eater. Great choice any time!
Our daughter lives in Indianapolis and we like to try different restaurants when we visit. We were there for Christmas weekend. We picked Meridian this time because it was listed in Condé Nast Traveler as Indiana's coziest restaurant. Whether it is or not doesn't matter because it was excellent regardless. We were seated immediately and service was lovely. And it was indeed cozy. Everything we had for dinner was excellent, from the mussels to the corn purée as starters to all the entrees. I particularly enjoyed the short rib with barley and our daughter really enjoyed the cauliflower alfredo. Desserts were quite good as well. We heartily recommend Meridian and will definitely go there again.
We had an Open Table reservation. We reminded them and we were seated. Then later we were notified that we were no shows and our reservation was cancelled by the restaurant. Puzzling? We let the restaurant know and Open Table know and OT rectified it. Otherwise all was ok.
Thank you for an enjoyable evening of delicious food and wonderful service. The food is so creatively prepared and presented and the most important part, the flavors, are sublime. The subtle additions of gourmet mushrooms to the pork chop dish and the creative treatment of the radish salad are what make Meridian special for my wife and me. We love food and are very adventurous when it comes to trying new food combinations. Meridian's chef knows how to create a food adventure that is exciting and rewarding without being off-the-rails-risky. Thanks for another great experience.
Unfortunately, the restaurant did not have our OpenTable reservation, but after a momentary hesitation did accommodate us. It was our first visit to Meridian. Absolutely loved the lodge feel. The food, service and ambiance were all very good. Christian was very attentive and helpful with recommendations. I do wonder how this "gem" has escaped me before now.
There was a very loud party of about 20 people sitting next to our table sometimes it they were standing and almost in our table .. I guess they thought it was a bar ...we reported it to the manager and he was so kind to pay for entrées for the evening ....we will definitely be back
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