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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for a Date (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
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Special Occasion (15)
Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Live Music (9)
Casual (9)
Fun (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Business Meals (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Romantic (6)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great Beer (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

good food, not sure the menu offered anything out of the ordinary.. service... excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our first time here (and last). The food was very good but the service was lacking and the place could really use the advice of a decorator.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was excellent and served piping hot, beautiful presentation, great wine selection, beautiful enviroment, service was attentive and pleasant. Little too loud once the resturant was full, got difficult to visit without having to raise our voices a bit. Other than that, highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and service!!! Will be back! Loved the live music upstairs!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We love the new location! Same great food and attentive service

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Meals were delicious, as usual as well as service. Steven is a professional, courteous and friendly server and we would ask for him again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were able to reserve a table 20 minutes before arriving and we we're seated immediately. The staff was very nice and made our dining a very pleasant experience. Definitely recommend the queso dip and onion soup. The steaks king crab were delicious, as was the pasta. Highly recommend the muddled sangria both res and white. The watermelon martini was strong yet very tasty. The loaded baked potato was very good. The architecture of the building provides a nice ambiance. We will be dining there again very soon. And will be recommending it to all of our friends.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Live Music, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have been going to Meritage for many years but I don’t find that the food is as good since they changed their location. We celebrated a birthday last weekend and the staff were very helpful in getting us a good table for our group. I ordered the 6 oz filet and glazed carrots that I have always loved but the filet was over cooked and the carrots hard and crunchy instead of soft. The waiter spilled my son’s water and never brought a replacement. I am disappointed in the quality of the food considering the high prices.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I've eaten at this restaurant a few times. For whatever reason, this meal with business associates didn't satisfy as the past visits did.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We've dined at The Meritage many times and never been disappointed. My wife and I regularly share the prime rib dinner (available only on weekends) and they do an excellent job of splitting the dinner including the roast potato.

Great place! Great Food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

From being greeted and seated to being served my wife and I were very pleased. The food was amazing. Looked and tasted spot on. We we're celebrating our wedding anniversary and everyone took the time to congratulate us. The room we sat in was very nice maybe even romantic. Eating here made our night even more special.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We gathered for lunch as a thank you for the many kindnesses dine iber the past year. ONLY ONE OF US HAD BEEN TO mERITAGE BEFORE BUT HER RECOMMENDATION ENCOURAGED US TO MAKE THE TRIP FROM oXFORD. oUR EXPERIENCE WAS SO DELIGHTFUL WE STAYED WELL PAST THE "LUNCH HOUR SO CONVERSATION AT A TABLE FOR 8 STEADILY BECAME MORE POSSIBLE.
eight women with a variety of tastes raved about the food, the service and the uniqueness of the place. They all plan to return often. NEED i SAY MORE?

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We went on a Tuesday for the $25 Seafood special and $12 wine pairing. The special is a great value and the wine pairing was perfect - you can pick your own wines by the glass to pair. Service was friendly and server was knowledgeable about the wines. It was busy for a Tuesday - make sure you have a booking!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This is a wonderful place to go for seasonal seafood and other items.
Great wait staff. Food is cooked to perfection.
Even the potatoes are special. Half of Idaho mixed with cheese and slowly baked so the skin is nice and crispy.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Outstanding food, top notch service. Only thing that prevents us from visiting often? Their Wine list is limited/markups are steep. They should either expand the list and lower the markups OR follow the Majority of other top restaurants in the area and offer a corkage fee allowing us to bring our own favorite bottle in.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

As usual, the Heritage did not disappoint. All enjoyed the dinner from the adults to our 9 year old granddaughter. Service was prompt, courteous and not rushed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very good experience, we ate on the lovely patio. Beyond their control six trains passed on the tracks during our meal. Glendale is working on this issue of multiple train blasts w/in the requirements of safety.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Took my wife for dinner. Staff was very accommodating and had a great seat upstairs by window. Restaurant is located in historic Glendale next to train tracks. A few trains came by which was nice. Prime Rib was excellent, nice wine selection and deserts.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This restaurant is in the heart of downtown Glendale. Live music upstairs with a very knowledgeable waiter. Food is prepared ordered but nothing fancy. It was a nice find for something different.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The place is nice but it is a little over priced for the food. My dad had the fish special which came with carrots that he couldn't even chew. My husband had the French Dip and it was super salty. I would try again but it is not my favorite and the price was rather high

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Everything was delightful. Our waitress was very helpful and personable. The food was delicious and we had a lovely evening outside dining on wonderful food.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The price for the quantity of food that you received was very poor.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Place was fabulous for a business dinner our waitress was a complete doll- seafoood was spectacular loved it!! Will return!!! Monday evenwas 1/2 price wines for bottles which was a great deal!!!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was good but salty. Overall happy with experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food. Great venue. I'd go back despite service being a little slow.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I really wanted to give this place 4 stars but I cant . The reason is there was a dog brought in on the outside patio. Our server immediately went over and picked the dog up uniform and all. My husband and I looked at each other with our mouths open. My husband said he was glad we already had our food. Surely that has to be a health code violation and why this couple felt like they needed to "sneak" their dog in is beyond me. As a result I doubt I will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The restaurant was is a nice area. The service was very good. On a Friday night, I was surprised how slow it was. The food was very good and reasonably priced.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

An unexpected delight! On a Sunday, got the Sunday-Tuesday menu: three choices on three courses. We were three, and managed to get all nine options! All of us opted for the wine pairings as well - so nine glasses on the table! All fresh, all innovative, all tasty - wonderful food. Acoustic guitar to accompany our meal. Superb service. What's not to like?

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Live Music
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I took my husband to Meritage to celebrate his birthday. We have eaten here before, but not at their new location. We had a cute little table on the second floor by a window. We could see the trains coming and going all night long. Also around 7:00 P.M. they had music that was not loud, enjoyable enough that you still talk. Loved the food.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at the new location of Meritage restaurant tonight! The food and service was first class! I love their new location and their upstairs bar and lounge area. We will definitely be coming back very soon.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a great time. Courtney was our waitress & we had fantastic service! The food was wonderful as usual. Thank you!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Very good food and fantastic service. Our waitress Sarah was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I've eaten at Meritage many times and the food has always been good. I can't say the same for my Glendale salad with shrimp. It looked like the lettuce had dumped out of the bag and the feta dumped on top of the lettuce. It was unappetizing and tasteless.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was our first time dining and it was a great experience we will be back

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was excellent. Didn't like that our server was also the bartender. Our entrees were served before we were half way done with our salads. Other than that the price was good and it was a good dining experience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Since the move to new location each visit has gotten worse. Sllloooowwww service! Sat for 1/2 hour before order was taken. When it came out, 2 of 3 were wrong! Too many other good restaurants. (Never saw a manager once!)

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