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Meritage

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1140 Congress Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45246 (Coral Ave.)
513.376.8134
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Horrible Valentine's Day Dinner

We made Valentine's Day dinner reservations three weeks in advance. We visited this restaurant before and found it charming, the food decent. We arrived a few minutes early for our 7:45 reservations and were immediately seated in the worst dining table I have ever been shown. Our tiny table (a... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Girls_Trip06
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Cincinnati
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Cincinnati
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We made Valentine's Day dinner reservations three weeks in advance. We visited this restaurant before and found it charming, the food decent. We arrived a few minutes early for our 7:45 reservations and were immediately seated in the worst dining table I have ever been shown. Our tiny table (a small square table, barely wider than my chair) was wedged... More 

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Charlotte, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We chose Meritage for our family Valentine's Day celebration and had a great dinner. They had some excellent specials as well as their regular menu that pleased everyone in the group. Stephen was an excellent server.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Meritage is trying hard to fill a couple of niches: it wants to be the neighborhood standby restaurant for locals, and it wants to be a destination spot for fine dining. It's managing to do both, with a few hitches. If you're just looking for a nice bite to eat in the Glendale area, Meritage has a small but lively... More 

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Fort Mill, SC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Glendale is a suburb of Cincinnati Ohio and is a quaint beautiful suburban lined with trees. Historically the William Procter founder of Procter & Gamble family lived in this area of Cincinnati. The Meritage restaurant is in an historic building which was previously deteriorating taverns and restaurants but has been completely remodeled. It has a nice cozy bar with live... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

With a cozy and welcoming dining room having acoustics that allow comfortable conversation, this establishment also offers seating in a separate bar location as well as an enclosed patio when the weather cooperates. Plenty of on-street parking is available whenever the dedicated parking lot is filled. There is live music during the week and at least one mid-week day when... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We went to Meritage in charming Glendale because of their Monday night special of half off bottles of wine. But the food will definitely bring us back! They have sandwiches and steaks but their specials were outstanding! The veal chop with bordelaise sauce was fabulous and the prime rib just melted in your mouth. I've already told friends they need... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Meritage Restaurant (formerly Gaslight Cafe)Chef and Owners Tom and Kristee Fowee restaurant has found a home in the Village of Glendale. The two have located just the right spot to showcase their delicious seasonal appetizers and entrees. To my surprise and delight most entrees are priced under $30. The transition of ownership occurred in 2011 however it took me until... More 

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North Jackson, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

With business in Sharonville, I searched for a great restaurant, and found Meritage. A great find! I knew when we walked in that this was going to be a great experience. The warm friendly greeting from the Maître d was kind and genuine. Clair, our waitress was also friendly as well as knowledgeable and attentive. The menu was wonderful, and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

8 enjoyed a wonderful meal as a celebration. All of the food was just wonderful. I had the fish special and it was just perfect. Can't wait to visit again.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

When I asked my customer if we could continue the discussion over lunch he recommended we try Meritage. I was not disappointed. Lovely old house that has been converted into great dining spot. Lots of charm but not much parking space. I parked down the street, perhaps a block away. We shared the scallops (appetizer portion) as a starter, cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1140 Congress Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45246
    (Coral Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513.376.8134

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?