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About Meridian

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.

5694 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Westfield

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 466-1111

Website:
http://meridianonmeridian.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
and Valet .

Executive Chef:
Chef Allen Smith

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Tue 5:00PM - 7:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

Thu 5:00PM - 7:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

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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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (35)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Special Occasion (26)
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Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Cozy (25)
Business Meals (23)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Romantic (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Casual (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Warm almost cozy, but not crowded or stifling. Salmon was perfect, steak moderately good. Would recommend to anyone and well worth the25 mile drive

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a very nice time with great drinks and good food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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 $$$

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food always good. Service great. Not a quiet place that have conversations ,but still a great place.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoyed our evening at Meridian with friends as part of the Devour Indy promotion. The food was delicious and well presented. Glad we got the 3 course meal as it allowed us to try different items and the serving sizes were more European (smallish).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was solid and delicious. Every dish and cocktail was on point. We were all very satisfied and would come back. Our server, Christian made beverage recommendations that complimented our meals perfectly. Service was A+.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Arrived late to our reservation. It was crowded but no excuse for 25 minutes before orders taken. By then only time for appetizers of fried oysters which were OK but not great. Not sure be back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Just had soup and salad. Bean soup was pretty good. Wedge salad was mediocre. Courtney was our server. She was excellent. Attentive, timely, very professional.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Meridian has delicious food and servers are very attentive. This is a fun Meridian-Kessler neighborhood gem!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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 .

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My wife and I had a great experience at Meridian. The staff was great and the food was cooked perfectly! We will definitely be back and will highly recommend

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Overpriced. Service mediocre. Signature soup is difficult to eat given deep bowl and tiny spoon.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 9, 2018

It was very pleasant and the food was excellent.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Much to like, but one of our meals was vastly over salted.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was spot on, per usual. Our request for a table near the fireplace was met. Dined on delectable duck confit - well made dish. All around good dining experience.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Lovely special family dinner.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ate there on New Year's Eve. The had a special menu. Creative choices, great food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a great time. Our waiter was awesome and the food was great.
Looking forward to a return visit.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good! Great wait staff!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Let me start out by saying that our sever Sara was absolutely wonderful, she made our dinning experience so enjoyable...We ordered mussels for an appetizer and we all agreed they were by far the BEST we've ever had!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The Meridian is always a favorite for a personal dinner that is casually elegant - a rare combination today.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. Excellent service. Beautiful room. Very good and creative dinners.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Organic, Business Meals, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Dinner at 6:45, but they were out of 3 specials already. Good, not special, food at high price.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Friendly and attentive service. Ambiance was casual yet elegant. Red wine served at appropriate temperature (unusual). Chef came by our table to introduce himself and ensure our satisfaction. Food was delicious. What more could we have asked for?

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was terrific. The executive chef came by our table to check on us. The staff served us well in a relaxed, but timely manner. I would definitely return for more fine dining.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent food and service

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