About Meriwether's

A landmark on Telegraph Road for more than 30 years, Meriwether’s provides a comfortable, down-home ambiance in the style of an English Country Inn. Meriwether’s specializes in fresh fish and seafood delicacies such as Salmon Rockefeller, Maryland Crab Cakes and Dynamite Scallops as well as tender steaks, pastas, sandwiches and salads. The famous Teacup Bread, served with honey-cinnamon butter, is a trademark recipe from the original restaurant. With four private rooms available, Meriwether’s is also the perfect location for special events – from business meetings and power lunches to parties, banquets and receptions.

25485 Telegraph Road
Southfield, MI 48034
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday – Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
I-696

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(248) 358-1310

Website:
http://www.muer.com/

Parking Details:
Private lot with Valet parking available

Executive Chef:
Robert Gordon

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Daily 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

With five private rooms available, Meriwether’s is the perfect location for special events – from business meetings and power lunches to parties, banquets and receptions. Our private rooms seat up to 45 guests and we can accommodate banquets for up to 140 guests.

Meriwether's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

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87% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (11)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Bar Seating (5)
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Sunday Lunch (4)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 12 hours ago

As always, the food was delicious and the service was phenomenal.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, drink, and atmosphere. I highly recommend Meriweather's.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our First and Last Visit, Our food was ok once we FINALLY gotten it, Which we had waited over an 1hr for. Our server seemed to be more concerned with the needs of those at the table next to us, seeing as though that's where most of his time was spent Even though we were seated first.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The Sea Bass special was outstanding after a tasty house salad. The atmosphere is cozy, country with enough space between tables that you can enjoy a great conversation over dinner without others over hearing. We will definitely come back here again. Valet parking is available.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Dinner with friends- Great food and wonderful atmosphere. I will certainly recommend to other's.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Awesome as usual at Meriwether's. Food is excellent and the service is even better. A super comfortable atmosphere with personable smiling waitstaff...my family meets there every year to celebrate Dad and it's always a happy gathering thanks to Meriwether's effort. Cannot imagine this annual luncheon anywhere else:)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The booth seating was quiet and cozy for this special occasion. Donna was our server. Good wine selections by the glass or the bottle. Reasonably priced as well.
You will love the teacup bread that comes individually with each meal as well as the honey butter.
High recommendations for the squash soup - a seasonal favorite! It’s slightly sweet, a bit savory and garnished with a dollop of goat cheese.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was Good
Little to pricey
Needs a remodel

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great Food
Great Service
I have eaten here for over 10 years .
Never had a bad experience...

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Dated interior and somewhat limited menu. But the food was quite good. Nice assortment of fish options.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and service was great. The server's very helpful and attentive. A great dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Organic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent food, presentation and service. I have eaten at Meriwether's before and it never ails to live up to its well-deserved reputation. My guests had not eaten there before but we're enchanted and plan to return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Meriwether’s is in drastic need of a makeover and upgrade. Dark and dingy, it feels stuck in the 1980s. The food was OK at best with the steak very good, a lovely soup special but the lobster tail so, so over cooked. Wait staff were positive and attentive which was probably the best thing to be said. Probably a restaurant living on past glories..

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

First time at Merriweathers so I was impressed from the outstanding valet service, immediate reception, and service of our waitress. She was prompt and observant of our table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our birthdays were made special by our dinner at Meriwethers. Everything was great.
I also liked being able to make a reservation online.
Thanks

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Service was excellent. The almond crusted brie was very good. Highly recommended.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Meriwether's is always inviting, classy and the food is truly amazing! Service is wonderful and the atmosphere is historic, unique and cozy. We are planning more business gatherings there and many plan to revisit with family (come back with their significant others).

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food was fabulous and the service was fantastic. This was my second visit, and both were great experiences.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Chef Ty was outstanding. He paid special attention to my food restrictions and the meal was excellent! Skip gave fantastic service and hospitality. Great dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Food and drinks were very good. Loved our server and bartender.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great Happy Hour and the prime rib was delicious!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Very good service. Prime rib was delicious as always.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food and good service.
The location is ideal to meet up with customers

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Good service. Great appetizers and drink specials for happy hour.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Really enjoy Meriwethers
Twilight menu is delicious but a bit costly

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Two couples came for lunch after burying a dear relative at a nearby cemetery. Mary was our server, and her service was spectacular. She had no idea why we were there or where we had just been, yet she was kind, respectful, and professional! Top notch! Thank you, Mary, and thank you, Merriweather's, for offering a diversity of food (soup, salad, sandwich, and pasta) to satisfy all of us at s sad time!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Good sevice. Our waiter was attentive but not pushy.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 24, 2017

I had potato crusted whitefish at another Landry's restaurant which was amazing but here it was hash browns piled on the fish. Wine wasn't served until after the soup when we inquired about it and instead of apologizing, the server told us she wanted us to have food first.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

For an early dinner andnot bringcriwded the service was incredibly slow. The staff was nice and friendly. The scallops were very good. Overall an average experience.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 21, 2017

My family and I have been dining at Meriwether's since it first opened, years ago. The atmosphere is great, the food is delicious and the service is almost always excellent. I hope it never changes.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Always enjoy this spot. Great persona like service, very accommodating. Was seated in their "library" area. Will go again

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was pretty good. We had the Potato Encrusted Whitefish and Coconut Shrimp. There was actually enough shrimp! Both of our green beans were cold though. The drinks were good too.

There service wasn't quite as good. The hostess seated us across the room right next to the server station even though it wasn't crowded at all. We eventually moved when a booth opened up. It was more comfortable but the was a little dirty.

Ordered the Brie appetizer, but didn't get it until after we received our dinner. The server said she hadn't realized that they had made it with the entree, which makes no sense. Maybe she would have if she had ever stopped to check on us before then. I wanted a drink, but she didn't come back. It wasn't very busy and she'd gone to the table next to us several times but walked by us so fast we couldn't catch her.

I haven't been to Meriwether's in at least 20 years and still looks pretty much the same. It could use a little freshening up.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I have not been to this restaurant in over 20 years. The tea cup bread was always the biggest draw. They still serve it and it did not disappoint! The entrees however, were so-so. The encrusted white fish was nothing more then hash browns on top of thin white fish. The clam chowder was outstanding! The crab cakes were sub par. The atmosphere made up for it!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Waitress a tad too soft-spoken. Food was good albeit a tad pricey. Limited beer selections.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We always sit at the bar, because Cathy is the best waitress anywhere around. The food is always fantastic, and we are never rushed. I go there every time I'm in the Detroit area.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great service and delicious food. Don't miss the gazpacho in summer.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 24, 2017

AS always, I enjoy the food at Meriwethers. We like the twilight prix fix fare.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

nice place but slow service for lunch. took us 1 1/2 hrs. also were out of salmon which is used in several of the menu items.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We went on a Sunday afternoon for our anniversary. There were only a dozen or so people in the place. The appetizer recommendation was spot on. We had the early special and a glas of wine. Both were very good! My wife had the prime rib and I had the white fish. Both very good and well prepared. Had a mix up with the bill, but the eventually got worked out.
Would we go back again? We may. We have an affinity to Meriwether's. It is an institution and we have had a lot of great meals there.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Meriwether's is a great restaurant. They know what's important -- FOOD! Everything we ate was outstanding. It was the best blackened fish I've had in years. My husband loved his roasted vegetables. The drinks were good, too. They have local beers, etc. The bathrooms are upscale and nice. The decor is a little dated, but the service was stellar. We will be back again soon.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation
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