There was a crying baby at the table beside us that was inconsolable for most of our meal and my salad was over dressed. Other than that, our experience was good... but the crying made it a very stressful meal. The waiter did the best he could, but the noise level was rough. Not the restaurant's fault.
I loved everything about this restaurant. Large in size, two levels with a great bar area. The hostesses were very friendly upon arrival. We were shown upstairs to a great booth that had a tall back and curved seating, romantic and intimate seating. The dining area was not a noisy loud place, which was so refreshing that we could actually have a quiet conversation. Our server Amy was great. She provided attentive service, accommodated my dietary needs and was engaging and friendly. My husband and I both started with a glass of wine and salads. He had the wedge and I had the mesh salad. My salad had golden beets, quinoa, goat cheese, arugula & mixed greens with a tarragon vinaigrette. I loved the levels of flavors and textures. My husband had the roasted pork chop which was huge for his dinner. It was served with a potato pave, leeks, red onions and Brussels sprouts with an apricot jam. I snagged a taste and oh my! My halibut was perfectly juicy and flaky. It came with roasted cauliflower and topped with pistachios and a citrus salad. Sooo good. We shared the orange & brown butter cheesecake for dessert, which was creamy and light with a hint of orange. Definitely a nice light ending to the meal. My husband enjoyed a nice port and I had a big foamy cup of cappuccino. A really good meal from start to finish with fantastic service in a most pleasant atmosphere. I highly recommend!
Good specials and easy to have business conversations
This is my second visit to Mesh. We stood up front for 10 minutes without even being acknowledged (no staff present...it was not busy), despite having a reservation. Once seated we notified the server that we needed to leave by 1:15 (an hour and 15 minutes after being seated).
The server said "oh, you're in a hurry, huh?" I was confused and said no....we just need to be back at the office by 1:30 and need to leave within an hour and fifteen minutes, and just wanted to let you know. It was NOT busy in the restaurant. We weren't served our meal until 1:15. We needed to quickly eat, get the check and leave within 10 minutes. The food was good, but the service has been consistently slow and non attentive (although polite).
Our server was really great ... food was terrific ... wine was excellent; they had a half-price deal on wine so we had a great Bordeaux for $55
Music - I don't really understand why one plays music to increase the volume of my voice for conversation. After all it is the dining experience with friends. If you play music above "background or at all" one needs to have a dance floor or a stage.
it was my birthday!
We arrived in Indianapolis fairly late on a Friday, was happy to find that MESH had some space available and we were able to make a reservation. We walked to the restaurant, that was great! Took a bit of time for our server to arrive at the table, but once he did he was great! Food was just excellent! I had the Monkfish, perfect proportions. My wife had a Mushroom Strudel, which was rich and fantastic. We really enjoyed our night, and since it was a special occasion we splurged a bit. The glass of wine was a good 2 ounces short of where it needed to be, but the Gin Martini was killer. I'd go again!
Mesh was recommended by another person at our conference. We started at the bar with a meat and cheese plate-I had a wedge and the salmon. The salmon was incredible and my colleagues also enjoyed their meals. Highly recommend!
Pleasant staff Excellent food. Martini perfect.
The appetizer came before the wine, they put us at the smallest table they had it seemed, and the server kept reminding us that we only got one free dessert for our anniversary like I was expecting a whole pie or something. Not impressed
Waiting for my group to arrive, I had a tasty cocktail. Friendly informed service helped us choose particularly good entres and a complimentary wine. Atmosphere was subdued but not stuffy or overly formal, making it a great place for a conversation. The menu is clearly limited to focus on quality ingredients and proper preparation. Everyone at the table thoroughly enjoyed their meal.
Very poor and inattentive service. We waited for over half an hour to get our drinks. We were surprised when the main dishes arrived as the appetizers we ordered never showed up. Even with the restaurant virtually empty on a Sunday night our waitress was hardly seen. She showed up every 15-20 minutes surprised that our drinks and appetizers haven’t showed up. When the food finally arrived it was very tasty. However, the service experience ruined the outing for my wife’s birthday.
Extremely loud, there was a fist fight on the second floor, but the food was good.
We came for dinner and instead got a show! Patrons at a nearby table, who were obviously drunk and should have never been allowed to dine at the restaurant (they had been bar hopping on the HandleBar) and shouldn't have been served more, broke out in to a cussing, screaming, bloody fight. Dishes and glasses were broken all over and the police had to be called. The restaurant covered our meal, which was the right thing to do. I did not enjoy my food, I barely remember what I had. Our waitress did her best to continue to serve us after everything was over, but by that time, our evening was ruined. In all fairness, I would like to give Mesh another chance.
Mesh has a great atmosphere. There was a fight in the restaurant that night which I know is highly unusual for a place like this but the staff handled it very well and were able to keep the other guests happy and comfortable.
The service was very good, and the food great. An incident occurred with another party, and they did everything in their power to apologize and handle it best they could. Definitely will be back.
Excellent service and food was very good. Will return again soon.
When making my reservation I left a note to have a glass of my wife's favorite wine ready at the table upon seating. I was thrilled to see that it was there for us. She was nicely surprised as well. Our server was terrific - she had great recommendations and brought things very quickly/efficiently. Food was delicious. Through no fault of the restaurant, I did feel that the meal was very fast. Next time, knowing their incredible efficiency, I will place the orders slower and make sure to take more time to enjoy the atmosphere.
Started going to Mesh in 2011 moved away from Indy but on every return it is a must stop for me. Food and service is always consistent
Having eaten here multiple times, I can safely say Mesh is one of my favorite spots in town. The staff are always very nice and attentive with great suggestions. And the wine is great 😉!
Great experience as usual. Usually I come to celebrate a birthday but this occasion was for Easter dinner. Mesh is a great place to come. The food, atmosphere, and service were great once again!
Slow terrible service - fixed menu and even the desert was slow. Sat with empty glasses pretty much the whole meal - long periods of time between visits to the table at all. Waiter mis described food even with fixed menu. Eggs on everyone’s plate were cold and clearly plated early. Over priced and under served
I had heard great things about Mesh and since it's a Cunningham Restaurant Group restaurant thought we'd give it a go. I have food allergies (dairy, soy, gluten). Our server was attentive to them but very few things could be modified to fit my needs - which tells me it's either heavier food service supplied than one might think (especially given price) or the kitchen team is not able to navigate outside of dishes offered. Either way I was expecting more than a piece of fish and a side of vegetables - of which I can make myself a whole lot cheaper. Ambiance was just OK. Given all of the options in Indy I don't think we'll be back. It was fine, not great.
The food and atmosphere were great. Our server was a little pushy at first. Then, after our food arrived, she basically disappeared. After our dinner plates were cleared, then she showed up and asked if anyone wanted another drink. Mine had been empty for awhile
I highly recommend the Mushroom Streudel entree (add a protein for sure). Start things off with the Brussels Au Gratin, served on crispy crostini. Delicious!
We had reservation but upon arrival our table was not ready. We were offered a table in the bar or we could wait. Since we had tickets to the theater we opted for the bar. It was fairly open when we arrived and it’s a nice area so we didn’t mind. We were greeted immediately & our server said she would be right back. She did and took our drink order. A while passed and another server came to take over we had to reorder our drinks...long story short, food was delicious but service was so-so and food took forever. Others who sat down and ordered after us ate before us. Especially since we had reservations and they asked if we needed to get out for the show.
Show at the Murat
Will at the bar and Crystal our server were amazing!
Was very disappointed we were sat in the bar section. We came from out of town for a special occasion. It was Extremely loud! Could barely carry a conversation. Had to almost yell at each other. Wanted quiet and relaxing! No such thing there. Also was very cold at our table. Had to keep my coat on during dinner. Asked at that we not be sat by the door but was still cold. Food was good. Very happy with the steak. Sides could have been better. Also no martini menu.
Even though we arrived late for our reservation, we were accommodated and the staff and server were attentive to getting us served in time for theater. Meal was outstanding, everything was brought fairly quickly without being rushed, and was delicious.
Service was outstanding. I enjoyed the dining experience very much
We were seated next to two very large, rambunctious tables and it ruined our date. The waiter did not come for 15 minutes so we ended up leaving
Mesh was fantastic! Great food & great service.
Great place for a nicer birthday dinner. Definitely a bit loud
We had dined here before, but it had been a few years ago. The food was okay, but very rich and the price points were high. The drinks were more than the dinner. Once the restaurant was crowded, the room became very noisy. We do not prefer to dine with all of that cacophony.
However, our biggest shock that evening was the parking situation. Wow, were we shocked to find out that street parking was a pay system, very confusing. Years ago, one could park for free in downtown Indianapolis after 6 p.m. NOT anymore. For that very reason, we will NOT be returning to Mesh, it was a MESS! And the hostess on duty that evening would not even help us with the crazy parking system. Too bad......
Food and service were great! My only concern was that the restaurant acoustics make it very difficult to have a conversations as the noise from the other tables is loud.
My husband & I were excited to visit Mesh again. I’ve dined here many times and have always been complete satisfied! Out last visit was not so great. We were first seated at a table with not even enough light to read the menu, the very kind waitress moved us to another table but this one we right under an air vent. We stayed at this table. The calamari was delish as was my husbands lamb shank. I ordered the mushroom strudel w/ a side of shrimp. The shrimp were way over cooked and the strudel was so dry. Also ordered a beer and it finally came at the end of our meal.