The best restaurants in Meridian

Whether you’re planning a big night out or want to treat the entire family to some quality time with amazing food, there’s a special restaurant waiting for you.

Here’s a list of some of the area’s best places to have a meal and share a memory.

Lucky Fins Meridian

For seafood with some flare, this is the place to go. The modern eatery pleases its patrons with a wide range of seafood, from sushi to American favorites that also taste original.

Diners will be pleased with the restaurant’s local connection and unique dining experience, which mixes in a diversity of flavors influenced by Asian, Mexican and Northwest cuisines.

Some of the items customers will find on the appetizer menu will get their mouths’ watering long before the drinks arrive. Try the lobster-stuffed avocado with surimi-crab and lobster salad, sriracha, spicy aioli, atomic sauce, eel sauce, habanero masago, green onion and sesame seeds. Pork potstickers, shrimp cocktail and house-made lobster tater tots are some of the other options.

Many diners will gravitate toward the famous fish and chips, which are hand-dipped in beer batter and are served with crispy fries, fuji apple slaw and tartar sauce. You get to pick the type of fish.

The hand-cut aged ribeye is 14 ounces of premium beef and is smeared with house-made jerk seasoning and comes with loaded parmesan mashers, seasonal vegetables and steak sauce.

Other main entrees that are sure to grab your attention are the Lucky platter, baked lobster and mac and cheese, Asian grilled salmon and 48-hour Nashville chicken.

Kona Grill

This sleek restaurant offers a variety of American fare and low-calorie options the entire family will enjoy.

The food is freshly prepared in a scratch kitchen, so you’ll know everything will be extra tasty. Kona Grill also serves up award-winning sushi for lunch and dinner and isn’t afraid to experiment with its offerings.

For starters, don’t miss out on the ribeye meatballs made with shallots and shiitake mushrooms, macadamia nuts, chili glaze, creamy peppercorn sauce and whipped potatoes. The lemongrass clam chowder is another delightful choice for an appetizer. Tomato basil bisque and miso are other soup options. Diners recommend the avocado egg rolls and the various slider plates.

Seafood lovers will jump on the market fish selection but other menu constants, such as the sweet-chili glazed salmon or the miso-sake Chilean sea bass, will be hard to pass up. For the steak aficionados, Kona Grill has you covered too, with prime rib, big island ribeye, filet and New York steak. Or, you can combine both worlds and have the surf and turf with any of the steak offerings and a specialty seafood item or traditional roll.

Kona has an impressive lineup of sushi rolls. The Picasso looks almost too good to eat with spicy yellowtail mix, avocado, yellowtail, jalapeño, cilantro, togarashi, sriracha and yuzu ponzu. Specialty and traditional rolls feature salmon, crab salad, tuna, shrimp, nori and other notable proteins.

Epi’s A Basque Restaurant

Basque refers to Basque Country, which is between central Spain and France. Food at Epi’s Basque reflects a deep cultural tradition of that region and its bountiful produce from both land and sea.

For more than 20 years, Epi’s Basque has served up its time-honored creations, such as fresh fish, lamb, sizzling hand-cut steaks and other delicacies, that tell a story that pleases all the senses.

When you step inside, you’ll immediately feel welcome by the warm atmosphere inside the restored bungalow building.

Appetizers include ham croquetas, sautéed mushrooms, chorizo and calamari.

The main entrees are served with soup, salad, bread and two side dishes selected by the cooking staff. The grilled lamb loin chop is charbroiled and topped with a special roasted garlic marinade. Other main dishes feature roasted leg of lamb, ribeye steak and roasted garlic chicken.

Texas de Brazil

Brazilian food is a little extra special at this upscale eatery with an all-you-can-eat grilled meat tableside and salad bar. The restaurant hopes to provide customers with incredible eats and Texas-style hospitality, which the Lone Star State is known for.

Diners come time and again for the slow-roasted meats that are made over open flames (gaucho style) and served at the table. Choose from herb-marinated pork loin, lamb chops, parmesan drumettes, petite filet, lamb, filet mignon wrapped in bacon, Brazilian sausage and others.

The large salad area lets customers build their own Caesar or house salad with dozens of fresh vegetables, fruits and other salad items. Other sides, such as garlic mashed potatoes, Brazilian cheese bread, black beans, jasmine rice and potatoes au gratin are also available.

The many places to eat in Meridian, Idaho, is just one of the many reasons people love to call it home. If you are interested in Meridian real estate, contact us today!