Meridian Restaurant & Bar

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Located inside Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa, our ocean front restaurant, Meridian Restaurant and Bar is focused on wellness and local sourced ocean-to-table cuisine. Chef has connected with various local sources to provide the freshest ingredients for your dining experience. The black cod is wild caught off our coast and prepared to the highest standard while our beef and various meats are locally farmed and sourced from Oregon. The oysters and salt used in various dishes are crafted locally along the Oregon Coast. The bar allows guests to enjoy the ocean view but also a front row seat to our culinary team in action with our open kitchen design. Followed with our exquisite wine selection and various hand crafted cocktails, we are proud to provide a memorable dining experience. Surrounded by local art and modern design you can not beat our beautiful ocean views, sunsets and coastal views South towards Cascade Head seen from your seat at Meridian.
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GW
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room/bar area and a great view. Service started out a bit on the sparse side but once remedied, service was excellent. This is a great restaurant to celebrate a special day or just to treat yourself to a solid and very pleasing experience.

R
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I would recommend for breakfast or lunch perhaps. Dinner food, although beautiful, needed more seasoning. There's only a view of a parking lot and the noise level was a little high. Desserts were fabulous.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great, wanted a window table for Anniversary, but they failed there. Waiter was outstanding.

CS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends celebrating an anniversary. The restaurant has spectacular ocean/beach views & a very friendly staff. There is a focus on fresh fish sold by the local doreymen & fishermen and locally sourced food. Our meals were tasty & uniquely & creatively prepared. A special place.

M
Portland
145 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very nice restaurant with a great view of the beach and a good menu selection. We started with a bottle of wine and the farm greens salad as the appetizer. My wife ordered the octopus and I ordered the clam linguine and both were excellent. A first time order of octopus which she would order again. We finished our dinner with the S'mores, what a treat. Our server, Shelley, was the best!

OT
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our 13 year old Goodledoodle to the beach for the last time. Our server asked what was the special occasion so we told her. She told us to go get the dog as they would seat us closer to the lobby so he could enjoy a meal with us! They brought him a towel and water dish. Then the Chef heard about it and brought him our Liver Pate. The entire restaurant staff were so incredibly thoughtful and kind and the sting of the trip a little gentler. I will forever be grateful 🙏🏻💯❤️😢

KL
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An interesting menu with share plates and more traditional starters and mains, all beautifully executed. Friendly staff, stunning environment. $273 for four, including a terrific wine.

RF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service. Great views of the ocean. Drinks were awesome!

GS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I enjoyed one of the best meals we've ever had. Service by Sean was just right- warm, friendly, informative, and professional. Thank you for a memorable dining experience.

p
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Located in the Headlands Resort and Spa, Headwaters is the best dining experience we've had on the Oregon coast. The vibe is super lo-key (can even have dogs at a few tables) but beautiful laid back decor. The staff at Headlands and Headwaters clearly care about the company they work for and delight in making sure every guest has a great experience. They truly care about service and getting things right. I only gave the food 4 stars as I tend to compare across different regions. For the Coast, it is five star. The menu is brass enough to give everyone something they will like but small enough to guarantee fresh local ingredients and thoughtful presentation of what is in season.

JD
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chop for dinner is a must! The berry glaze was phenomenal. Our service was very sincere and polite, we were celebrating our anniversary and received a glass of champagne upon sitting. Recommend this restaurant for anyone staying around the Pacific City area and we will definitely be back.

KT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner and breakfast here during our stay at the hotel. Everything we had was fantastic! You can't beat the views!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Never disappointed:)

JO
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from everyone we encountered. The food was delicious and the view is outstanding!

g
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The views are outstanding if you can get a window table. However, I wasn't very impressed with the food, especially considering the price.

CW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was personable and knowledgeable about the menu.

DM
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great view, friendly service, food was tasty! Happened upon a noisy night, but will definitely try again.

KC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were fantastic. The portions were a bit small for the price but it is the only upscale dining on the beach in the area (as far as I'm aware) so that is expected. Get the s'mores desert. It's delicious!

OT
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there, food was amazing, service was perfect thank you Sam. The desserts were to die for. We will make it a regular.

OT
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and great service in a beautiful setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean

TL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cook is spot on! Wow!! Clam chowder is best on the coast and the ribeye was served with chimichurri sauce! So robust and flavorful! Went back for round two! Excellent service and spectacular views. Thank you for the wonderful experience!

JR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My family and I didn't have a great experience. Dinner was almost an hour and half long and most of that time was spent waiting for food or a beverage. Maybe the experience would be better if the food was memorable but I can't even remember what I ordered. I most likely will not recommend this restaurant.

E
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just popped in from Chicago on a log road trip and was blown away by the food. Excellent!

I
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious. However, for the prices, we expected it to be a little more romantic and laid back.

We could hear the kitchen and the bar smashing ice, clinking dishes, speaking loudly.

We would recommend eating here, but go in expecting more of an energetic bar feeling versus a place to enjoy a romantic anniversary dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seat looking out at the ocean and food was amazing

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal while staying at Headlands Lodge. Service was great and there was a beautiful view. Save room for the Milk and Cookies dessert!

o
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As guests of the lodge in Pacific City, we decided to celebrate my husband’s birthday in the restaurant. Our salads were uniquely flavorful. The sole’ entrees were amazing. The wine was a fine pairing. But the view was even more spectacular.

M
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mostly everything was very enjoyable. The food, the drinks and the service was wonderful. The view was spectacular would have like to see more ocean but loved the experience.

The only off thing was that there was way too much butter in the risottto. All three of us tried it and agreed the butter overwhelmed the dish.

We will come back again and try the tappas so not all is not a loss. But we will remember to inquire about the risottto to see how that is doing?

Thank you.

E
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great breakfast! Wonderful food and service!

MM
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to this restaurant. Very nice atmosphere. Excellent service. Outstanding food. Perfect for a birthday celebration.

JS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service and atmosphere. Love this place!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waited for someone to come by our table for 15 minutes, while there was only one other busy table. Just left without hesitation

w
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i have been to the Meridian several times and have never been disappointed. The service staff is friendly with good recommendations. The wine selection is good. The menu and specials will accommodate a diverse audience. Will be back!

CS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Service is good! Staff cares about what they do.

Super noisy with little fabric to absorb sound. Booth height is low, so you’re sitting at a pretty high table.

Food was disappointing: pasta very dry - sent it back (rare for us to do!) salad over dressed, with most on the bottom of the plate. Chowder was good! Crab dip not very moist; the crostini was perfect. Wine options were a good value. Sorbets were okay, with the Marion berry being the best.
In all, it was underwhelming given the level of detail to the rest of the Headlands facility.

h
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is in this beautiful headlands resort. Lots of windows to see the ocean and the moon.
The server and the bread guy were great. Food good. Wine great.

GB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous venue with beautiful ocean & beach view. Seafood fresh. The Dungeness Crab Dip and the Seafood Chowder were delicious! The Service was impeccable and there was no wait with “open table” reservation! Great “last night” dinner celebrating our Oregon vacation that we didn’t want to end!

MC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very satisfying menu with imaginative, remarkable soups, appetizers and main courses. The view and the ambiance are exceptional. The cocktails, which were recommended to us, were deliciously smooth and mixed to perfection. The dessert was 5 star. Try the one with marzipan. It will "knock your socks off".

AS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ordered the spinach salad and beets salad to start. They were both amazing. For entrees, we ordered the mushroom risotto and the salmon. Salmon was good, risotto was bland. It wasn't creamy like most risottos. The mushrooms were very tasty, but the rice was a little crunchy and I think they forgot the cream and parmesan. Had the risotto been cooked right, it would have been 5 stars all around. The place was beautiful and the ambiance was great!

C
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Fresh and tasty food, pretty view, nice high ceiling and ambiance