About Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar
From world-class cuisine and an unmatched wine cellar featuring many library selections, to warm hospitality and the urban sophistication of our newly renovated dining room overlooking Boston Harbor, MERITAGE RESTAURANT + WINE BAR offers guests a unique and memorable dining experience.
As one of New England's few Forbes four-star restaurants, MERITAGE RESTAURANT + WINE BAR. awakens the senses, stimulates tastebuds and inspires guests for an evening of fine dining. Led by Chef Daniel Bruce – founder and captain of the Boston Wine Festival - and General Manager and Wine Director Nicholas Daddona, Meritage offers a diverse menu of wine-friendly food. Featuring a new Vineyard-to-Table concept, the menu shares the special relationships Chef Bruce has formed with winemakers from all over the world with diners and showcases New England’s changing seasons.
American, Wine Bar, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Self parking with validation is complimentary, up to 4 hours.
Valet parking with validation is $8, up to 4 hours.
South Station stop on the Red Line
Aquarium stop on the Blue Line
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Meritage can accommodate all of your special event needs. From Graduation Celebrations to Rehearsal Dinners and Showers, our dedicated team is on hand to assist in carefully planning your event.
Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
We had a perfectly fine meal but didn't ...
We had a perfectly fine meal but didn't really enjoy the experience. It's a bit stuffy and lacks the warmth of other upscale restaurants. We don't regret going but probably won't go again. Service and food were good.
From the time you enter until you leave ...
From the time you enter until you leave this is truly a fine dining experience. My waiter was outstanding and was quickly able to make excellent recommendations according to my taste in food and wine. Speaking of wine, the list is incredible and can accommodate all price ranges. Similar restaurants in other major cities would be two to three times the price. It's such a pleasure to be able to relax and dine. I'll be back when I return to Boston.
The food was very good. Appetizer was o ...
The food was very good. Appetizer was outstanding but a small, and I mean very, let down with the main. Wine selection outstanding as is the sommelier. Atmosphere is fabulous. The others dining with me felt the same. That being said, I would not hesitate returning next time I am in Boston.
We got married at the Boston Harbor Hote ...
We got married at the Boston Harbor Hotel and came back to celebrate our 10th anniversary and dine at the Meritage. All I can say is that "magnificent dining" would be an understatement. The food, the wines, and the service are all impeccable and made for a very memorable dining experience.
We researched this restaurant prior to o ...
We researched this restaurant prior to our trip to Boston and were excited to try the wine and food pairings. We eagerly tried the 5 course chef's selection. We were somewhat disappointed in the pairings. Yes, all palates are different, but I would have expected a better experience for the price.
The first course of split pea soup was excellent and the presentation was superb. However, the wine pairing did not work for us. The main course of duck was nice...but nothing that wowed us. Again, the pairing was unexciting. The cheese course and the 2012 HRW Zinfandel was the best of the evening...and overall this wine was the best of the night as well.
Having participated in 10+ pairing experiences in our time, we found this to be disappointing. Again, we realize that palates do differ.
Service and ambiance were extraordinary and we enjoyed the evening. Considering that we were one of the few that tried the chef pairing, I would have expected the chef to have come out and discuss the experience...that did not happen giving the impression that the kitchen did not really care if they hit the mark or not. When you drop $400.00 for dinner, you have higher expectations.
Ordered flowers via the Open Table App a ...
Ordered flowers via the Open Table App and had them setup perfectly. The hosts called me a two days before to confirm both the reservation and flowers. Appreciate that. Left special request for table by window overlooking the harbor since it was my wife's birthday. Top it off, food was great and our service was perfect. Thank you very much Meritage. See you next year.
The location is delightful with a view o ...
The location is delightful with a view of the harbor.
The food was outstanding. The appetizers nicely matched the entrees. Care was taken with presentation.
Outstanding wine list- some hidden gems that the sommelier was able to suggest.
Great value for a very upscale restuarant.
Great food only to surpassed by better s ...
Great food only to surpassed by better service. Very expensive but we knew that going into dinner. Expect to pay $100+
per person with a couple glasses of wine but well worth the investment.
Service always starts with the host(ess) and ends with a kind word from staff while departing and we were not disappointed. Highly recommend Meritage if you're looking for an event and experience not found at too many restaurants.
A great restaurant has become even more ...
A great restaurant has become even more outstanding. The food and preparation are of the highest quality and the combinations elegant, creative and satisfying. The service is friendly and attentive. This is a world class experience.
The menu selection was incredible, I had ...
The menu selection was incredible, I had such a hard time deciding what to order. Geronimo was an incredible server. In addition everyone from the hostess to the staff who replinished our water constantly were spectacular and made us feel like we were special. For such a high end restaurant I was impressed and surprised at how flexible the chef was with requests. I highly recommend!meritage and will go back.
Service was outstanding.Friendly and ver ...
Service was outstanding.Friendly and very helpful staff.View is great!!!The lobster was worth every bite.Filet was wonderful but could have used more sauce.Dessert menu was short and disappointing but the addition of the complimentary sweets was sweet indeed.Wine selection was somewhat limited but well paired.Would definitely go again.
A truly outstanding culinary experience. ...
A truly outstanding culinary experience. The cheese table is amazing. The sommelier is expert, but never overbearing. The waitresses and waiters are very professional. The view is amazing. Each course is perfectly cooked and the perfect portion size. The bread is excellent, too--I only wish that they had offered it to us a second time.
Meritage is, inevitably, not adventurous ...
Meritage is, inevitably, not adventurous, so it will not wow you with astonishing unexpected flavors. But it does what it does excellently, and the food can rise to heights - a soft-shell crab appetizer was memorable, lamb excellent, desserts fine.
And the wine list is terrific, with very stimulating options by the glass, and an extremely informed and engaged sommelier.
And who can resist all this while overlooking Boston Harbor?
If you are looking for a spot to enterta ...
If you are looking for a spot to entertain friends from out-of-town. Meritage is as good as it get. Long the host of the Boston Wine, the menu is organized for food and wine pairings. The wine list is very extensive, the food outstanding, and the views of the Boston Harbor spectacular on a clear evening. The servers were warm and gracious, and acknowledged us by name as having dined there many times before. They happily allowed me to order one fish with the preparation of another dish on the menu (which menu chefs refuse to do). If I have any criticism (and I really don't) I used to prefer the previous menu format in which every dish was available in a tapas size portion, allowing for the creation of your own tasting menu.
Although I have been to Meritage on seve ...
Although I have been to Meritage on several prior occasions, I had forgotten just how incredible the food is. Each dish that my husband and I had was spectacular. (I had the boar and fennel agnolotti and the red snapper, and he had the pan roasted shrimp and the veal tenderloin. The red snapper, which is in a curry sauce, may be the single best dish I have had in the past several years at any restaurant. ) The wine flights are a wonderful and interesting accompaniment to the dishes. The harbor view is simply amazing, and the service is very attentive without being at all uncomfortable or snobby.
We were disappointed! Heard a lot about ...
We were disappointed! Heard a lot about Meritage over the past years and were anxious to visit. The service is impeccable, great ambiance. Food was good but we thought that there is more hype about the wine than the food. Our waiter seemed be more knowledgeable about the wine over the entrees. High priced, small portions. Save this one for a very special occasion!
I been to this place before and I loved ...
I been to this place before and I loved the atmosphere and food served back then. Now that I see a whole brand new look for the restaurant, I loved it even more especially with my wife who had experienced her first time there. The food was even more delicious with wonderful flavor and the service is excellent especially our server, Oliver, whom has made our 2-year anniversary more special the restaurant. We definitely loved the Soft Shelled Crab and the Red Snapper dishes. Definitely we will come back again hungry for more and try out the other dishes we've yet to try..
Meritage continues to take my breath awa ...
Meritage continues to take my breath away. The views, the professional yet warm service, the great menu, the delicious food. Keeps me coming back for more. It's so much fun bringing new people who enjoy it just as much as I do. Will continue to be my go to place for special events and happy gatherings.
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