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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

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for a Date (16)
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Special Occasion (15)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Live Music (9)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fun (7)
Worth the Drive (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)
Kid-friendly (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 26, 2017

As others had noted, freight train tracks RIGHT next to the building can be noisy when trains roll by, which was frequent. We were on the second floor and the noise was noticeable.
Live music was nice, when we were seated close to the musician I was afraid we would not be able to talk, but he was good, and not overwhelmingly loud.
Food was great - service sometimes attentive, sometimes MIA, but always cheerful.
We will come back again!

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We came for the prime rib and they were sold out by 7:00 pm. We were placed at a table by the kitchen door which was distracting. Were were told we had the best waiter to wait over 10 minutes before we were asked if we wanted a cocktail. We asked the hostess and she took our drink order. There was a group of 8 by us but not packed at all. We ordered our meal at 7:45 and received it at 9:00. We were not offered a complementary drink or appetizer and when we questioned the wait we were told that they just served a party of 90 upstairs and that is why we waited so long. This was unacceptable. The food was good when it arrived I must say. Also we drive to the old location to see the building sign stating it was For Sale. Open Table did not notify us the location changed. We had friends meeting us and we called them and they told us where to go. Not a very enjoyable night!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Overall we enjoyed the dining experience. Our waiter was friendly and informative although I never got the coffee I ordered with dessert. I had the fish special which was served with rice and fresh grilled carrots. It was very good. My husband had the scallops, also with rice and carrots. The scallops, unfortunately, were seated with too much salt and herbs. We advisement waiter who said he would tell the chef but there was no offer of a fresh dish. The triple berry pie was excellent. The wine list was good and the white sangria was delightful.
We will certainly go again. Just won't order scallops.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 20, 2017

A lil on the pricey side but it was worth it. Best prime rib in town.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We sat on the patio. Great atmosphere and great food! Overall an excellent experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Live music to loud and to close to table.. the waiter was excellent and the food awesome!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 13, 2017

It was a beautiful summer Sunday afternoon so we decided to take advantage of the patio. We had dinned at the Meritage before and were aware of the noise of the trains passing. We were not prepared for the frequency and the noise level outside. We will return because the fish specials are excellent but will probably avoid the patio in the future.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Overall, our experience was delightful. The food was fantastic, the service was terrific and the ambiance was enjoyable. We like watching the trains pass as we eat. The red sangria was most delicious! The only negative was the Meritage version of a Moscow Mule, made with Woodford Reserve. Though the presentation was beautiful, It was rather tasteless and watery.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love The Meritage. I have to admit that I prefer their old location a little more as it was smaller and better ambience. The new location is considerably larger and less intimate but they have done a great job in the larger space.

We enjoyed their prime rib as did our guests and it was excellent. I do think they should put the information on the specials on the website as I had to call to find out that they did have prime rib on the menu for Saturday night.

This is a great place for a special meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had a lovely dinner, and unexpectedly caught their seafood 3 course meal deal, which really was a great deal. I tried the flight of wines to go with the dinner, and thought they were excellent. The only less than glowing comment I have is the wine flights did not exactly keep up with each food course, but our server was very gracious about it and had the bartender top off the last glass of wine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Had a very inexperienced server who had trouble delivering what we ordered-needs a lot of training

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food and ambiance were as good as prior experience. We ate outdoors for a different atmosphere and it was pleasant even with the expected four trains rolling through during dinner...it is part of the uniqueness of the place. Service was OK; we suspect the server was new because she was nice, but not up to expectations for knowledge of beer on tap offerings and forgetting some requests. Other than that she was pleasant and accommodating.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We are a regular and enjoy our normal Friday night at Meritage. Service very attentive and friendly. We miss former workers but enjoy meeting new folks who maintain consistent service. Change always happens

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Since coming to the Village Square, the Heritage has been a jewel for our Community of Glendale. Some how they have been able to bring their quality food and friendly service with losing a step.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We go to this restaurant almost weekly in some cases. We recommend asking for Matthew He is a wonderful waiter. Well worth asking for ! Who says you can't go out to eat and have a healthy meal? Not me. I am a health conscience person. I get healthy and delicious meals at Meritage. Hope
To see you there. Gail

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The salads and appetizers were great. The salmon was great. The scallops were very small and very overdone. The service was super slow, they were not busy and it took 2.5 for dinner.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Carrots not completely cooked, but they were still pretty good.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great place to dine, they have a nice outdoor patio, live music that we really enjoyed both times we dined here, service is good, very friendly wait staff. Food is great too. One of our new favorites.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Hair in food, terrible service. Need I say more???

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The Brussels Sprouts were amazing! Loved them! Would go back just for them. Parking was easy. Service was super! A great experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Our waiter was rude, insulting one of my guests on several occasions. I tried to get him to lighten up and by the end of our meal he was better, I thought, until he brought the books with our checks an TOSSED them on the table in front of each of us. My friend, he was so rude to, a very easy going lady, left very little tip. The waiter has to be really bad for me to leave less than 20% but... I was aware that he had many duties that day. He was taking care of the bar, answering the phone and waiting tables but being over worked is still not a reason to be rude. What makes this even worse is I was there for lunch the day before and had a WONDERFUL young man as our waiter who was exceptional kind, a terrific waiter and so knowledgeable of the menu and specials. I returned yesterday because of the experience I had the day before. I have dined there often, but I am having second thoughts.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Food was great and the service was too. Nice fun atmosphere, we will go back again for sure.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The food was excellent. The only thing that we didn't care for was the service. The waiter was nice, but too busy, and it took awhile to get drinks and food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Server was helpful and attentive . Meals were all excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Went to Meritage once before. New location is awesome. Sat outside on a wonderful night with my family. Matt, our server, was a pleasure and I have to mention, he had just had oral surgery for his wisdom teeth. A+ for the effort. Explained the menu and specials and checked back often to refill drinks and clear the table. I would DEFINITELY recommend Meritage for family occasions, dates or any time you want a wonderful dining experience. Outdoor dinimg was a plus as it was a beautiful evening and the atmosphere and nearby historic train depot we an added bonus

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My wife and had a date night dinner and wanted to check out Meritage. Excellent location in Glendale. Love the location as it sits next train tracks. Food was great! Bar had good selections! I had the Prime Rib with the Wedge Salad, which was excellent!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This was my first time since it changed names/ownership. I was concerned the noise level might be too high based on some of the reviews I read. Happily it was very quiet and I was able to have a nice conversation with my date. I hope to be back soon!!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We went to Meritage for our anniversary. Through my reservation I let them know that it was our 25th and that we had a tradition of sharing blueberry pie every year. When we arrived, they treated us like royalty! The food was amazing! Appetizers, salad, Prime Rib (to die for!) and the biggest loaded baked potato I have ever seen! When our waiter asked us if we would like dessert, I asked what they had, and he informed us that their pastry chef had made a blueberry pie just for us! It honestly was THE BEST blueberry pie we have had in 25 years. I wish we would have known about Meritage sooner - amazing place, and it's actually fun to watch the trains go by. We only saw 2 while we were there for about 2 hours, but it made for great conversation. The inside seating is comfortable and beautifully decorated. There is also outside seating which looked inviting and had a more casual vibe - something for everyone. The wait staff and kitchen staff are amazing. Please take the time to find Meritage if you aren't from that part of the City - it's a gem!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Meritage is truly outstanding. Everything about it was wonderful. Food was excellent and creatively done. Service was second to none - thanks, Eric!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The food was fabulous and the waiter, Matthew very nice. We ate inside, thankfully. When we left the crowded patio dining area was very noisy. Would like to have lunch outside when it's more quiet and not so humid.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 1, 2017

It was our first time and was a disappointing experience
One of our seafood selections came out under cooked and had to be sent back to be remade
By the time it was returned (approx 15 minutes)the other entree was cold.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Waitress and all servers very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We were expecting something a little more reserved, but were quite happy with the music. The noise level, however, in the upstairs restaurant was more for bar drinking than it was for a relaxing evening out with visiting family and a desire to hear all that was being said at a table for six.
Was most disappointed with the prime rib that was so highly touted by the waitress - VERY fatty. The baked potato with the meal was very good and the peach dessert excellent. The scallops were good, but not what was expected and would not be ordered again.
All in all not the best evening out and not a place that I would attend again for a group of older adults.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Service and the food were outstanding. The location is nested in the heart of Glendale along the tracks adding to the atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Very comfortable atmosphere. creative, delicious menu. Fabulous Dessert selections. Attentive but not annoying staff. We love the relocated space, although is is more spacious the place is still intimate.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was great and creative! Service was outstanding. Location could be a Norman Rockwell setting, a hidden gem in the Cincinnati area.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Snapper special was fabulous; server (Meredith) was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Tremendous head chef, very creative; yet maintains old standards for those not so adventurous. In house pastry chef, options always changing - always fresh and excellent. Extensive wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great service and wonderful food. Worth the trip. You can go early and shop the creative stores.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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