Meritage in Glendale

Meritage Restaurant is located in the quaint historic district of Glendale, Ohio. It is easily one of the best places in town for the full-American cuisine experience. The menu features fresh seafood, hand cut steaks, specialty sandwiches and an impressive variety of salads. Each item on the menu, from the salad dressings to the desserts, is made in-house using only the freshest ingredients.

Meritage in Glendale

Their wine list features wines from around the world that have been hand selected to complement the menu. They also have seasonal drink concoctions that are fun, festive and delicious!

Meritage Cocktails & Martinis

The perfect blend of professionalism and warmth provided by the service staff combined with the food, live music and atmosphere makes Meritage a premier date night destination.

Meritage Glendale OH

As we walked in we were warmly greeted by the hostess and were shown directly to our table, a booth, by the window with fresh cut flowers.  We were promptly greeted by our server Matt, who lit the candle on our table while telling us the drink specials.

I was so impressed with the Seasonal drink menu! They have Fall Features which include: a Caramel Cider Martini, a Pumpkin Spice Martini,  a Maple Bourbon Sour and a Campfire Cocktail (marshmallow vodka, baileys, crème de cocoa and Half & Half).

I splurged for the Caramel Cider Martini!  So fun and DELICIOUS!!!

Caramel Cider Martini at Meritage

We chose the Stuffed Mushrooms with cream cheese and bacon for an appetizer.  These were AMAZING!! I have to note that they were brought out almost immediately after we ordered them!

Stuffed Mushrooms at Meritage

I ordered a wedge salad with my entrée instead of a baked potato. I LOVE wedge salads. This one, much to my taste buds delight, was different than any other I have experienced. Iceberg, bacon, Maytag bleu cheese crumbles, red onion, tomato and a hint of balsamic reduction topped with bleu cheese dressing. The balsamic reduction was delicious and such a great complement to the blue cheese.

Wedge salad Meritage

My husband, Scott chose the Prime Rib that was on special for his entrée.  Scott is a prime rib connoisseur, ordering this almost every time we visit a restaurant with it on the menu.  He commented that this was probably one of the best cuts he has had.  It was cooked to perfection and the seasonings were just right.  It was paired with a loaded baked potato.

Prime rib at Meritage

I chose the Surf and Turf. A petite filet mignon with a South African lobster tail, paired with their daily vegetable. The portions were perfect for me. I savored every bite!

Surf & Turf at Meritage in Glendale

For dessert, Matt brought us the Chocolate Ganache Cake with Butterfinger topping. The chocolate melted right in your mouth! The Butterfinger was another fun fall menu item!

Dessert at Meritage

I don’t believe I have ever been to a restaurant with this type of service. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable, excited and friendly. They operated as a team, each person tending to all the tables. The service was incredibly fast, without making you feel rushed. They watched and waited until you were ready for the next course, or drink and brought out everything seamlessly.

Bar at Meritage in Glendale

There was also live music by Jerome Calia in the bar when we left. It was a fun and lively crowd. It would be a wonderful place to enjoy drinks after dinner! There is outside seating available for warmer evening too!

Romance Rating: ♥♥♥♥ Pricing:$$$

Amanda B.

Author: Amanda B.

Amanda is a busy mom of two and has been married to her college sweetheart since 2005. Amanda is addicted to social media! She likes to stay up to date on what is going on! Amanda enjoys reading, blogging, boating, loves fall weather, trying new things and shopping. She works full time and her main hobby is acting as Vice President of, where mommies get the 411 on Fitness, Food, Fashion and Family. She is very excited to be able to be a contributor for Date Night Cincinnati reviewing and writing about keeping the spark alive through different dating adventures with her husband of 10 years!