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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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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (32)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for a Date (28)
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Quiet Conversation (25)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Romantic (21)
Business Meals (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (14)
Casual (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Authentic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Healthy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Seasonal (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

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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food5
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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food4
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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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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Was happy to see several new additions to the lunch menu.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very lovely dinner on Oct 22nd. The evening setting was perfect, the cuisine excellent and wait service by Anthony outstanding! Thank you again for a memorable evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This restaurant is always consistent with their service and great food.
Wonderful !

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The Duck was great and so was the short rib. 50% off bottles of wine $100 or less on a wednesday was a nice suprise.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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food5
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I thought the Caesar salad was quite small. I ordered it with salmon and the portion was a little too small. The service was great and I do really like the restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 6, 2017

For the first time ever, I had terrible food at lunch with a friend who'd never been there!!!
Corn chowder was like wallpaper paste, and the BLT was on ciabatta bread!! Awful choice of bread for that kind of sandwich!! Why not some great thick sliced whole wheat bread?
Service was good & I normally love dining for lunch or dinner at The Meridian, however, yesterday was not the day!!! Terrible first impression for someone who was looking forward to having lunch there!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Organic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2017

From start to finish, a wonderful meal! Service, food, ambience were excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great place! Good food. And quiet. Good service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

My wife and I have dined here several times and enjoy the menu mainstays and seasonal rotations. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a unique dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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food5
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Christian was a solid waiter. Prompt and precise with explanations. He made the experience great. Great food too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Slow service. Had to speak to the server to hurry it up. Otherwise ok.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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food4
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service2
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food is always great, we enjoy sitting on the patio, weather permitting, and Sara is our server of choice

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Amazing meal each time with very professional and friendly service. Food and cocktails are exceptional and unique.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Romantic
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food5
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We have dined at Meridian many times and have always been pleased with food, service and ambiance. Our waiter Adam was wonderful, and Kevin at the bar is always pleasant. He makes
great cocktails.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary with a wonderful meal at Meridian. My wife enjoyed the beet salad and the grouper entree and I enjoyed the caprese salad and duck. I'm not normally a duck guy but I took our waitresses recommendation and I was glad I did. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. For dessert we had the Swiss roll and the doughnuts. Both great, but oh, the doughnuts! Charming setting and great service!

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Meridian is always delicious. Rich flavors and unique menu items. My fish was a touch over done but this is the first time this has ever happened. The manager on duty was great!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great as usual. Thanks for another anniversary dinner!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was OK but was not memorable. Probably won't be going back for how much it costs.

Tags: Casual
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food3
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Food and atmosphere were good and service was fast. We just had problems with a water glass having ants in it, but it was quickly remedied.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This was my first visit to Meridian and I was very happy with the food, the service, and the ambience. I will definitely eat there again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Table location was excellent; food was average -- good but not spectacular; service was very slow and attention was sporadic. Overall, evening was successful for friends catching up, but service aspect was not satisfactory.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We don't live in Indianapolis, but when researching where to redeem our $100 dining check, we were excited to discover Meridian. The atmosphere, ambiance, excellent service and food were all perfect for celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary. My husband had the sweetbread appetizer and grouper. I had the absolutely delicious smoked corn chowder and the duck. All the food was amazing and we look forward to our next visit!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We have usually enjoyed this restaurant very much, but this particular time one patron at the next table was so loud, I'm sure everyone in the dining room could hear exactly what he was saying! It made the meal much less enjoyable than we had expected.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Lovely early Sunday dinner with a friend. Enjoyed the heirloom caprese and the chicken and grits. Good wine selection. Desserts a little disappointing but overall very pleasant experience in a quiet, convenient location. (Didn't order this time but their corn chowder is amazing!)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Yes, just book your reservation now. The loveliest night and best meal.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 29, 2017

This meal renewed my faith in Meridian. Reserved a table on the patio and enjoyed the entire experience.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We love Meridian! The menu always offers something new at each visit. The chef has a great ability to bring different flavors together for something really special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on July 28, 2017

HVAC was problematic. We and next two groups had the same issue with AC blowing on us. Both servers answer by placing a cloth over the vents didn't work.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Meridian is one of my favorite local restaurants. The menu changes based on what is in season and the chef incorporates ingredients sourced from the many area farms and ranches. The food is fresh and flavorful, typically with an unexpected twist. We had the grouper with a smoked tomato beurre blanc, which was spectacular. The wine list is small, but curated. The wait staff are true professionals, very knowledgeable about the entire menu and wine list, able to provide helpful recommendations based on individual preferences. The patio area feels a bit more relaxed than inside, but that may be because I typically visit in the summer and I just really like the patio.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

This was a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary and is located in our neighborhood.
The waiter was friendly and offered great suggestions
I don't believe there is a bad entree choice on the menu.
The presentation was well done and the taste of the salmon and veal were even better.

We will definitely return as I understand they change menu items seasonally.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Had heard a lot about the restaurant. We were downtown for an appointment and stopped for dinner on the way home. In a great area in the middle of the Meridian/ Kessler section of Indianapolis. The food was exceptional . We had an oyster app that was fantastic. The main courses, as well as the service was excellent. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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