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Meritage - Cincinnati

4.3
973 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Looking for a reservation? Call us at (513) 376-8134 and we will do our best to accommodate you. Looking for private dining? We can accommodate groups of 10-150. Call us for more information.

Meritage Restaurant is located in the quaint historic Glendale Square, 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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(513) 376-8134
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kristie Fowee
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
There is additional parking in the Glendale Village Square lot and also the Municipal lot which is located across the railroad tracks behind the Glendale Police Station.
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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
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine

Private Dining

Reserve your private party or meeting with us! Our party rooms and custom menus can accommodate 10 to 150 guests.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be serving a Mother's Day Brunch Buffet from 10-3pm and then a Mother's Day Dinner Menu from 4-9pm. We will also be featuring Prime Rib.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 973 People Are Saying
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4.3
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We will definitely return and recommend to others.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had such an amazing, first time experience at Meritage. I really can not say enough about how good the food and service were. From beginning to end. Delicious.

We started with an off menu suggestion our server made for our appetizer(brussel sprouts) and the house made white wine sangria.

AMAZING! Even if you do not like brussel sprouts, normally, you must try this. Flash fried then with prosciutto, topped with their house made caesar dressing and then finished with fresh parmesan. Seriously. Amazing.

Sangria was fresh, lite and delightful.

We ordered and shared the scallops with lemon butter and the 16 0z prime rib and each added a half Meritage salad.

The salad was wonderful. Field greens, candied pecans, prosciutto, brie, pears and a yummy citrus vinaigrette. Perfect next coarse to the sprouts.

And main course did not disappoint. The scallops were large and so flavorful. The lemon butter was simple and a perfect pairing to the scallops. Roasted carrots were delicious.

Prime Rib was some of the best I have ever had. I wanted to keep eating it, but I was stuffed!

We can not wait to return. We are already planning our take 2!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Appetizer Brussel sprouts were excellent; Meritage and side salad were good but main dishes salmon, chard were not impressive. The desserts ny cheesecake and choc ganauche cake were dry. Always enjoy our time dining as a family but disappointed with food in general

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had an great date night! The food, cocktails and wine were incredible and the service was exceptional!

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Server not dropped 1 tray but three. One was on me.
Bill was in correct and she said I’ll fix if you really want to do so.

Will not go back.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

First time here. Will definitely be back. Our server, Sarah, was friendly, accommodating, made useful suggestions.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We ended up having to sit at the bar as there were no tables available upstairs, and we wanted to see/listen to the live entertainment, which was fine. We had a fun evening with Steven the bartender and a few other patrons listening to some classic rock music on the guitar by Dave Ridenour. I ordered one of the evening features, halibut, which was perfect, served over a bed of rice with asparagus. My husband ordered the strip steak with a baked potato that he enjoyed very much. We sipped on a delicious red blend, "The Other", and enjoyed the ambiance of the Meritage. Everyone was professional and friendly. We'll be back soon!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Disappointed. We have enjoyed meals at the Meritage in the past. Decided to go for Easter brunch. Food was mediocre and desserts were a disappointment.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This Easter Sunday brunch was simply a mess! Never again!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had Easter brunch and were very pleased with the choice. Being from out of town on Easter we weren’t sure where to go and were extremely pleased with the Meritage. If we are ever in the area, we will definitely return!!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for the Easter Brunch and were disappointed with the selections and how they were displayed. The chafing dishes all had odd sized pans in them and the steam was coming up thru the cracks. It was just not appealing. We were seated downstairs and didn't know we could request carved prime rib until we were done eating . We only knew since I went upstairs to the bathroom and saw the people upstairs were getting carved meat and we asked our server about it. Also unusual that they had display of desserts at the front when we came in but these were never offered to us.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very good food and service. Has been inconsistent in past couple of years; result that few diners upstairs when we were there on a Sat. night.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My husband and I along with our 2 daughters (2 and 4 years old) and my in-laws dined here after church the night before Easter. Dinner was amazing, the guys both had the bone in ribeye and my mother in law and I both got the scallops. There was a man playing the guitar and singing and we all enjoyed it very much.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always good and attentive service. They remember their customers

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Service was everything you'd want. We felt like royalty. I ordered one of their specials, a steak. I haven't ordered a steak at a restaurant in decades (literally) because it just sounded intriguing. It was melt in your mouth tender and very interesting / complex flavors added! Another in our party ordered another special -- a fish. Again, wonderful. Another ordered a burger. He's had dreams about good the burger was (flavor, juicy)! Bothe wines and specialty cocktail were very good!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always a treat. Loved the seafood special menu. Thank you for the chocolate birthday cake and candle.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The menu selections were great and everything we ordered was delicious, well prepared and beautifully presented. The restaurant itself is lovely and the service was great. I was also very happy with the prices of the specials!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My wife and I arrives at 6:45pm for an anniversary dinner. Still daylight, and the main dining room seemed a bit dingy and well worn. We were quickly moved away from the slightly off ambiance by the attentive service and then the excellent food. The prices were above average for the area. But hey..you get what you pay for.

We have a great meal and will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This was my fourth time to Meritage, and it didn't disappoint! I brought my boss in for dinner as she is from Chicago and is not familiar with the area restaurants. Our waitress was wonderful and the brussels sprouts, Meritage salad and the fish of the day (Mahi Mahi) were all excellent. Your wine choice was great as well and we happily took part in your special for $5 glasses of wine on Wednesdays! Thank you again for a great meal! I will be back again very soon!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was definitely not worth the money. The calamari was under cooked and the portions were very small. The bread was generic dinner rolls that you could buy anywhere. The ribeye had a great flavor but in my opinion not worth $44. I personally prefer longhorn to this place.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had a group of 8 on Saturday at the Meritage and were seated on the first floor, which was somewhat dated, but good for conversation. The 2nd floor appeared to be much more vibrant, which we would have preferred. The chicken pasta dish a couple of us had was just mediocre and lacked any spice/heat whatsoever. The filet mignon of another diner was "tough and tasteless" and "mediocre at best." The salads were average, as were the other meals ordered. The service was good and our waiter was friendly. The restaurant is in a great location and it's a shame the menu/food is not more dynamic. Meritage is very average and a place that we would not make a point to revisit.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We love the food and service at Meritage. We eat there frequently. The other night we ate in the bar and it was cozy. The food and service is consistently good at Meritage!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I love this restaurant! The food is amazing. Either be ready to take some home or don't eat before you go. Food is amazing and the staff are wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Salads were fresh, creative and delicious. Entrees solidly well done. Our server was excellent! Good wine list. The actual physical space is below bar. It’s clean but has a choppy layout. Overall the things that matter most were a thumbs up!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

OMG the Thai Salmon was amazing and my husband loved his pesto shrimp!!! Lovely, quaint & quiet

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our occasion was the Mother/Son Prom and we had a pretty good experience.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Very pleasant lunch with good service. Glendale Town Square where Meritage is located is charming, and if you a fan of trains, you'll be delighted that a train will pass the window about five or more times during your dining experience.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I liked the vibe of their other location better. The food was good but a little pricey. The waitress recommended the Brussels sprout appetizer it was ok but not great. Nice place but not memorable.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

First time visiting since the location was Iron Horse. Good experience and likely to return.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Matthew was excellent!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food was excellent and had a great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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