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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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Good for a Date (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Romantic (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Live Music (7)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Authentic (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

New Years! Great time

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Both the food as well as the service were wonderful.

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·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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·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 3, 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 23, 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 19, 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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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·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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 (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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 (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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