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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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Details
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

4.2

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
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Good for a Date (26)
Cozy (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Business Meals (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Romantic (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Local Ingredients (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Casual (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Authentic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined a day ago

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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 (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 7, 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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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Lovely special family dinner.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (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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·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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 (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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·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 8, 2017

Excellent food and service

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Lovely ambiance with professional friendly service. The food is truly AMAZING! Overall wonderful experience and highly recommend this elegant dining with fabulous local food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It was delicious! So cozy &beautifully decorated for the holidays.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Special night out with my husband and sister was made more special by the food, service and atmosphere. I highly recommend for a special evening.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Sarah always does a good job. She is an asset to the restaurant team. The corn soup, Mexican chicken dish, salads, and home made donuts were all very good as was the service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

One of my favorites in Indianapolis. Will be back again soon.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I love to have dinner at Meridian. The atmosphere is upscale log cabin/ski chalet.
Beautiful, cozy, inviting. The service is very good. The menu changes from time to time,
and it is creative and delicious. Love the brussel sprouts sale, the boar bolognese pasta,
wonderful salmon with a crispy exterior. I only wish they had a working gas fireplace in their fireplace. That's all that is missing!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I take a friend every year for their birthday for lunch. We both always enjoy the the food and the comfort of the place. I also always buy two gift cards for my friends for Christmas.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dinner and service was excellent. Food was well prepared with creative ingredients. Service was very attending but not intrusive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My meal was excellent. I had the brussels sprout salad and the braised beef short ribs. We shared a triple layer chocolate goodie. Great that night and a whole meal the next. I like that value!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious food with a large variety of options. My husband’s quiche and salad looked amazing! I had the spinach salad and it was very good and fresh. Our server was very attentive and took excellent care of us. The decor was very rustic and it made me feel right at home!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very disappointed with the menu. My wife is much more of a foodie. Any restaurant that doesn’t have steak on the menu is ignoring diners like myself. My fault for not reviewing the menu before booking a reservation. Have had great steaks there before so I assumed they would have them. Live and learn!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Beautiful ambiance on a cool winters day. Excellent service and attentive staff. The food was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Business lunch

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I'd consider myself a serious "foodie." Meridian is quite possibly the very best restaurant experience I've ever had on every level -- service, food, ambiance, atmosphere -- oh, did I mention SERVICE and FOOD??? Absolutely, without question, Indy's best kept culinary secret.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We’ve driven past this place for years when traveling to Indy. We recently moved here so we deceided to finally give it a try. So glad we did. In a nutshell: dine here for the flavors & food preparation. The food is unique & inovated with being too far out. Aubergine(eggplant) soup was amazing. Nice puréed consistency & served at just the right temperature. The roasted & braised vegetables that accompanied the melt in your mouth short ribs could have been a meal on their own. The pumpkin creme brûlée was delicious & definitely big enough to share. I was not a huge fan of the cranberry jam on top but it was easy to move aside. The pumpkin underneath was smooth & creamy. Not too sweet or overspiced either. Ask for Tasoula, she’s an excellent server.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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