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Meridian

4.6
1597 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
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Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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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
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(317) 466-1111
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Allen Smith
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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.
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Cross street
Westfield
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and Valet .
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Mother's Day is fast approaching! Chef Allen Smith has created a special brunch menu for her special day! Give her the gift of good taste and reserve your spot at Meridian Restaurant and Bar today!

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Mon - Tue 5:00PM - 7:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
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What 1597 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Service was fantastic. Food was very good. Corn purée and donuts were the best.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I met two business colleagues there and as usual the food was very good. Love the setting. The salmon is some of the best in the city. All of us enjoyed the meal.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A go to choice for a romantic meal for years. Great seasonal menu; prompt, knowledgeable service; and lovely ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We chose the Meridian, as we have always driven by, and always wanted to eat there. We made a special date night reservation for my birthday, and couldn't have been happier! The food was utterly fantastic, the service was superb, and we truly enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. Fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent friendly service, great wine list and food, nice atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The biscuits and gravy as well as the donuts were delicious. The steak and eggs were lackluster.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

While the drinks and appetizers have remained above average, over the years we have been dining at Meridian, the quality and flavor of the food overall has consistently declined. Even when we recently raised an issue with a basically inedible entree, there was no attempt to replace or compensate for the problem. We would suggest you spend equivalent money at any of the Cunningham group, or several other excellent Indianapolis restaurants. We will no longer be bringing our clients or friends here.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great restaurant with excellent food

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

I love this place and I have been there many times but there was a foul smell by the entrance which I believe came from the old flowers on the counter.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Always good. Love the Corn Soup. Service was perfect and we had a nice window seat. Had the Donuts and Bread Pudding for dessert- yum!😃 Also had a nice Pinot Noir!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We really love The Meridian and I hate that this is the only review I’ve ever written because we had a bad experience on Saturday night. The restaurant was fairly empty but we were rushed by a server who didn’t take the time to explain the menu or specials until asked. He knocked over our champagne bucket and didn’t offer so much as an apology plus simply never asked if we’d like a replacement or even another drink. Finally, he seemed annoyed when we weren’t ordering dessert quickly enough but served our espresso long before our dessert when they were ordered together - all around a poor experience. Finally, while the food is almost always good, the retiring winter menu was a bit pedestrian.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Good service, recommend the corn bisque. Main course (short ribs) was average.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This could have been a good experience, but we could not get past the entire restaurant smelling like a dirty bathroom

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My husband and I went here to try a new place. We were less than impressed with the food. We had the alligator for an appetizer. It was cooked well, but the dish had an overall sweetness to it despite the mustard that was described in it. My husband had the burger and his dish was also very sweet. The fries are even finished with salt and sugar. I had the lamb chops, which were cooked well but not very exciting. The sauce on my plate was also sweet. We shared the bread pudding for dessert. It was not even warm. I took one bite and would not have another. My husband liked it, but I thought it was awful. We will not be going back. It was very strange to have so much sweetness throughout the meal. It just overtook everything else.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Loved the food and the location. We would drive past the spot weekly, but we went in for my wife's birthday.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I have been going to Meridian since it opened and this was one of the best meals i have head there. I was with some people from LA who eat out a lot. They go to many of the better places there, so i was a little apprehensive about taking them to any INDY restaurant.
The food was great. The lamb chops were some of the best i have had anywhere, and the salmon, chosen by others, was a big hit.
Service was good. i still wish they would let servers know that the diners already have friends and would like service not friendship.
Dessert was shared and quite good as well.
A really delightful meal.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I have moved from the state, but had a business meeting and immediately chose The Meridian for that meeting!
It was as usual....PERFECT! I was greeted ,welcomed back and we had the best food, the best service in the best restaurant!

Thank you so much!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great food! Unique options and delicious.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The dining experience this evening was a disappointment. We checked in a few minutes earlier than our reservation time but were told to wait in the bar. We waited until 15 minutes passed our reservation time. I walked over to ask the front desk how much longer before we get our table, front desk staff realized that she forgot about us but offer no explanation nor apology. My husband and I followed her to our table. We noticed there were three other open tables. This really dampened our enthusiasm for the dinner.

As a vegetarian, Meridian never impressed me with their entrée but I go there because my husband enjoy the food and ambience. Tonight, the food was not impressive and dining room was extremely noisy. I have planned to celebrate his upcoming birthday in April at Meridian. After tonight, I see no reason to go back there.

There are many other fine dining restaurants around Indy, like Peterson’s, Fleming, Late Harvest and Ocean Prime offer utmost warm hospitality to ensure us a wonderful dining experience. I will pick one of them for my husband’s birthday.

Good-bye Meridian!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great service and outstanding lamb. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Lovely dinner for a friends birthday. Wonderful professional service with amazing meal. The chicken was wonderful and we all enjoyed the cheese plate. Carrot cake is among my he beat I’ve ever had. Elegant comfortable and we felt so welcome. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

One of the best meals I have had in Indy. Everything was delicious. The lamb was outstanding. The presentations were lovely. Beautiful sevice. Homemade banana ice cream was well, Bananas!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I took my college student for a nice dinner and couldn’t have been more pleased. The room was cozy and comfortable. The lightening was perfect -not too bright but not dark. Everyone from the hostess to the server to the owner made us feel welcome. The food was outstanding. It is pricey but I felt it was a good value based upon its quality and creativity. I will visit again the next time I’m in Indianapolis.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Wonderful service, delicious food, beautifully presented — we will be back often!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We have been to Meridian a handful of times and needless to say this last visit didn't disappoint. We are always excited to eat there as their food is such an adventure to the tongue and mouth. My favs are the Charcuturie Board( I know that's spelled wrong, sorry) the beet salad. fried oysters. We've had the filet, duck, chicken, pork chops....all very good! Desserts, wow as well.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was excellent. Menu choices enable my wife to try some new things. She loved the steak tartar. The halibut was perfectly prepared and loved the saffron rice. The servise was timely without being obtrusive. Great birthday dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I went here for Valentine’s Day dinner with my boyfriend. I made our reservation through the Open Table app a month and a half ahead of time. I have a feeling that the restaurant did not have my reservation when I arrived. I had to say my name a couple times and spell it out, and the hostess still looked confused, however, she did find us a table and seat us without saying anything or making a scene, so I appreciated that.
I had never been here and was super excited. The food was very good. Dinner was extremely pricey, though that was to be expected with the special holiday menu. I was a little disappointed in my filet. It was cooked to the perfect temperature, however, it was more chewy than I expected. For the price, I would have expected it to have been better quality meat. Filet should melt in your mouth.
Our service was decent. The server was polite and friendly. I did feel at times like the servers were standing around the edges staring at us, and that was slightly awkward.
The most fantastic part of the whole meal was the atmosphere. It was low lighting and a beautiful old house that the restaurant is in. Wood paneling surrounds the dining room. It was very romantic!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a very nice time with great drinks and good food

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2.0Dined on February 8, 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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).

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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