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About Meritage - Cincinnati

Looking for a reservation? Call us at (513) 376-8134 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Meritage Restaurant is located in the quaint historic district of Glendale, creating a unique ambiance for any occasion. The eclectic menu features fresh seafood, hand cut steaks, specialty sandwiches, and an impressive variety of salads. Each menu item from the salad dressings to the desserts is made in house using only the freshest ingredients. The wine list features wines from around the world that have been personally selected to compliment the menu. The perfect blend of professionalism and warmth provided by the service staff combined with the food and atmosphere makes Meritage a premier dining destination.

40 Village Square
Cincinnati, OH 45246
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 376-8134

Website:
http://www.meritagecincy.com/

Parking Details:
There are 2 additional lots in which you can park in after 5pm or anytime on Saturday and Sunday, which include The American Risk Services lot located next door or the Glendale Florist lot located across the street.

Executive Chef:
Kristie Fowee

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wednesday thru Saturday-Live music
Monday-Half price bottles of wine
Tuesday & Sunday-3 course seafood night for $25 (entire menu available)
Wednesday-$5 wines and appetizers
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday-Prime Rib
Monday thru Friday-$9.99 lunch specials

Meritage - Cincinnati Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for a Date (15)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Casual (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Live Music (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Had Ahi tuna special. Perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious!
Great wine selection. Service was attentive but not overbearing! We will definitely be returning.

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·Dined 3 days ago

This is one of our, if not our favorite Restaurants in Cincinnati. Food is always fantastic !!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was great, as always. Live music upstairs was nice.

Service was not up to usual standards... maybe it was because of the crowd on Valentine's Day. They sent us to the bar because a table was not available for our 7:30 reservation, and then 'forgot' about us until I inquired 25 minutes later.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I ate at the Meritage for Valentines Day. It was quite busy, but they immediately found our reservation and took us directly to our table. The server was attentive without being hovering and all of the staff did a wonderful job. The atmosphere was charming and the live music was the perfect addition to the mood. We would absolutely go back for a special occasion. The surrounding town of Glendale was a delight as well!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

It was Valentine’s Day..Had a very great experience

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

First time there. Server was nice and accommodating. For price, it was just ok.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a group of 14 people to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The food was superb, but for a party this size wish we would’ve had two people waiting on our table. While she did a great job, it was slow service. The food couldn’t have been better though and the live music was very enjoyable! Overall, a great time.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very good meal and service.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My family and I almost always choose the Meritage for special week night dining. The atmosphere is quiet and cozy, classy but not snobby. The food and service is excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was good but not great. Service could have been much better. Waiter was very nice just not on the ball. Walked away without taking a drink order when we sat down. We had to call him back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The service was ok, the menu is limited, but, you do have to pick your menu item correctly or you might not like what you get.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Got Sunday seafood special of scallops with bruschetta as appetizer and salad and baked potato for $27 rest of table got steak and left nothing on plate. Waiter knowegable about dishes served. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 15, 2018

A group of us met on a wintery Monday and had a delicious lunch. I ordered a BLT on delicious sourdough bread. This menu item came with a side, so I ordered their soup of the day. Our waiter was very accommodating, as was the front entrance host.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful experience with acoustic guitar playing in the background while we enjoyed table conversation with our meal. Great appetizers and main courses .... I favor the stuffed mushroom appetizer and the ribeye steak dinner..... Superb !!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very impressive food and the service is fantastic. If ever I am in the area again, it's certainly a place to dine again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years! Great time

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Have been coming here since they first opened. Love the staff and friendly service.
Would like to see new dishes added to the everyday menu.
Great place to stop in for a bite.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first time to Meritage and it definitely won't be our last. The appetizers and menu selections were great. We enjoy frequenting restaurants with ambience and a place where you can have a conversation without talking over the noise. It was wonderful and all four of us enjoyed our meals.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The stuffed mushroom appetizer is excellent. We have had it on every visit. Meritage salad was quite good with an excellent vinaigrette dressing. The steak and fish we had were also excellent. Good craft beer selection on tap.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to celebrate New Years Eve. We requested to sit upstairs when we arrived and our request was never acknowledged. We were seated in the main dining area near the kitchen. Our server was slow to our table and failed to share dinner specials with us (he shared them with other tables). My spouse has a dairy allergy which was shared with the server who assured us that the meal he selected could be prepared without dairy however it came out with shredded parmesan cheese on it. We were never asked if we wanted another drink. Unfortunately, this experience and level of service is not what we are accustomed to when we go to Meritage.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Both the food as well as the service were wonderful.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food and service in a historic Evendale landmark. Salmon was very good and the Meritage salad was one of the best I've had. We will definitely be back on a regular basis. $3 beer night included craft beer.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a great meal. They only had 1 server upstairs, who was also the bartender :), but she did a super job. The atmosphere was great and it was easy to talk and not be overpowered by the restaurant noise. Very warm atmosphere on a cold, snowy evening. Would highly recommend.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Both the food as well as the service were wonderful.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Another great evening at The Meritage. Their weekend prime rib is second to none. We always order the large cut and split it between us. They always split the beef, potatoes and veggies and deliver them om on two plates! Amazing service and they don't charge for the extra plate.

We love this place!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Maybe it was an off night; our waiter was friendly, but the first part of the mail felt rushed, and then he didn't come back for a long time. Water glass was never refilled and it took a long time to get our check. The food, though good, was not up to the previous level. The scallops were a bit salty. We have dined there before, and had better food/service in the past.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent foods and service. I will come back with my family.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Ginny's Chili was especially enjoyable on an autumn evening. I appreciate that Meritage offered Kaliber as a non-alcoholic beer choice.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

good atmosphere and service with nice entrees but not worth the higher prices

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a meeting/Holiday get together in private dining room was perfect for 20 people - food was great - service was great!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Perfect spot for a special lunch with family and friends

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were at Meritage to celebrate a few birthdays in our group. The food was terrific as always and the service great! They allowed us to bring in a cake from a bakery which was much appreciated. I have been to Meritage several times and always have a good experience!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food and dining experience. Especially loved the Brussels sprouts appetizer, and I don't generally like Brussels sprouts!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great ambiance and great food. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The prime rib was top notch. All of our food was cooked to perfection and delicious. I would definitely recommend trying this place out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Delicious food, wonderful service. Thank you for such a great dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have eaten at Meritage many times over the years and returned there last night again for my birthday with 5 friends who had never been. Typically we have both great food and service. Last night, I ordered the filet mignon special with the Cajun goat cheese crust cooked medium as I always do. It arrived at the table, plain with no toppings so I sent it back with the waiter to have it corrected. It was obvious they put the steak back on grill to add the topping instead of making it correctly, as it came out WAY over cooked and totally well done. None even a touch of pink. A manager (I’m assuming) brought it out. There was no apology for the mixup (as the rest of the table waited for me to get my food to eat theirs). I understand mistakes happen but they need to be handled better. There were other members of our party who didn’t get items they ordered and didn’t want to wait any longer. I told the waiter to just take my steak off the bill because I wasn’t going to wait any longer to have it fixed AGAIN and wasn’t going to eat it as it was. He said he would “have to ask”?!? Came back a while later, and still no apology from anyone. Brought the bill and it was removed but definitely disappointing to have such poor food/service on my birthday at on of our favorite places. Makes me want to think twice before going back again.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and service. Very pleased. Sat downstairs which had less atmosphere than upstairs.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a great. My first time at the new location. Yummy choices. Thanks.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great filet mignon! Prime rib a tad tuff, but very tasty. Appetizer excellent, great salads and sides! Good cocktails good service and good environment however, would have preferred a more semi private table for 2. Overall a great experience. I would strongly recommend Meritage, a great value!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

When I first found this place on google it looked good and I wanted to try it out, but when we arrived we realized it's quite a bit more high-end than the first impression I got from the web site.
Food and service was outstanding. This will be a favorite of ours for quite some time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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