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.
Boston, MA 02110
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
A great restaurant ruined by terrible customer service at the check in counter. Walked up to the counter with the receptionist staring at me without any greeting. The awkward staring contest only ended with a friendlier receptionist arriving and greeting us. The unfriendly employee then persisted to help the individuals behind us which makes me feel like there was a little stereotyping going on. The unprofessional treatment was then rectified by the excellent table service and great food. First impressions are the most important so I would recommend the Meritage to look into this issue.
Highly recommend this restaurant, we went here for brunch on New Year's Day and it was perfect! The food was outstanding, the service was top notch, the view of the harbor was serene and the ambiance was very relaxing, all for a very reasonable cost, would do it again in a heartbeat. When we finished brunch we all went for a walk along the harbor to work off all of the delicious foods we ate.
With the exploding restaurant scene in Boston, it is a treat to have a white table dining experience that is both exceptional in it's food and service. The room, located in the Rowes Wharf Hotel is beautiful with magical views of Boston Harbor. The tables are well spaced, generous in size and the room is lively but conversation is easily heard. Service is professional and friendly. The food is exquisite. We began with shrimp followed by sea scallops (among the best I've ever had), and rare tuna. The cheese platter was varied and delicious. This is a gem to which we'll return often.
We were a bit disappointed with the Christmas Brunch. For $100 each you would think they would include a glass of champagne or even a Mimosa. There were 2 or 3 well prepared items (Beef tenderloin, rack of lamb and sushi) Desserts were also pretty well thought out and not too sweet. You had to search or stumble across the bread display which was in a different room. Candy display was a festive touch. No amount of money or prep can really disguise the warming tray effect of overcooked or over steamed food. The cold table could use some kind of chutneys or other sauce/condiments to pair with the terrines and fish /seafood offerings. Caviar station was a nice touch but not paired well with some kind of dry biscuit instead of a more traditional soft blini and also separated from their accompaniments such as onions/chopped eggs/creme fraiche which were in a different room. The dining space is lovely and the view was pretty too. Waitstaff was very attentive except for when we were seated. No water service for 15+ minutes. We made a decision after this that no amount of money can improve a buffet. Next time we will spend our money on a plated meal for brunch, although probably it will be dinner; maybe even at Meritage!
We went to Meritage with friends to celebrate the holiday season. We have done this for quite a few years and always, always enjoy. This year we started with duck breast for an appetizer and our entree was lobster - wow - we ended with a slice of buche de noel. It is expensive but well worth for a special dinner. We were seated next to the floor to ceiling windows and had a view of the waterfront and the planes taking off and landing at Logan Airport.
Absolutely amazing service. Waiters and helpers were very polite, did not interrupt. My wine and water glass was NEVER empty, and the timing between portions was perfect. When i say this was the best dining experience i've ever had i mean it. Thank you to the entire team at Meritage Resturant.
We came here for dinner for our 11th Wedding Anniversary and it was amazing!!!
Jeronimo was our server and made the best recommendations for drinks, entrees
and desserts. He was very knowledgeable and we hope to be back for dinner again soon.
The crabmeat sole was too die for and the Lobster was amazing!!!!
We had an outstanding meal for Thanksgiving. It was a four course prix fixe, with or without wine pairings, with four choices for each course. At the end, we all wished we weren't so full, because every one of us wanted to stay for a second seating! Amongst the group, we sampled about half of the options, and every single one was superb. The service was prompt and friendly. The wine pairings were perfect for each dish. We have been in many high end restaurants, and Meritage compared favorably with the very best.
We booked well in advance for Thanksgiving dinner and requested a harbor view table. Arrived early, checked in and still had to ask to be seated after watching others be seated. We were not offered the center window table even though every other party was seated at one. The bench on one side of our table was unstable and moved up and down (The waiter did attempt to repair it, to no avail). We made the best of it. The soup was savory, the prawns were perfect. When the traditional turkey dish came the first bites were tantalizing, the rest was gristle fat and skin.
Thanksgiving buffet was a mob scene. What we paid ($120 per plate) should have gotten a much better result. More than an hour wait past our reservation time. The food was picked over and quality was mediocre at best. We have had much better Thanksgiving meals at other restaurants in Boston.
Thanksgivng buffet for 3:30pm, and we were seated just before 5pm. Some even turned the restaurant into the their own private party place. I can't say that the food is that special. They have to do a better job with their food layout as well. The view (water)is pretty from where we were seating. The live jazz music is a little lame.
I brought my boyfriend to Meritage for his birthday. From the moment we walked in, it exceeded our expectations. The staff was incredibly attentive, the food was amazing, and the ambience was just what we were looking for. Every need, from water refills to bringing us fresh bread, was anticipated before we even knew we needed it. It made his birthday a truly special occasion. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to mark a special occasion.
I took my girlfriend there for our 3 year anniversary, and it was absolutely amazing. We had several waiters all with different things to do, and they were all exceptional. Most waiters at restaurants always ask you how the food is while you are eating, which is so annoying. Not here. They let you be, and they do everything behind the scenes for you, while also making sure all of your needs are being accommodated. Our main waiter was beyond amazing. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and also very helpful with helping us pick the best meal for each of us. The food was excellent. People leaving reviews saying that the food isn't worth the price have clearly never been fine dining before. It's about so much than the food. The ambiance, the service, and the overall presentation of everything was worth far beyond what I paid to eat here. We will be coming back here for Valentine's Day for sure.
The Meritage is a beautiful restaurant with a spectacular view of Boston Harbor but lacks in service and hospitality.
Surprising that a food and wine pairing offer does not include a visit from the Sommelier when one of the wine selections is unacceptable.
The food pairing was fantastic through most courses but an undrinkable port wine paired with dessert left a lasting impression. The waiter admitted that they thought the wine was open for too long which makes me wonder why it was poured in the first place. One would have thought that the Meritage would have offered another wine.
My husband took me here on a date for my birthday. We had a really lovely evening. The atmosphere was upscale but laid back at the same time. In other words, it was fancy without being stuffy. Our waiter was truly fantastic! The food was very good, albeit a bit pricey- but we expected this. The leisurely time between courses allowed for us to really relax and enjoy conversation. They did not have merlot or malbec which my husband and I typically order. I tried two wines, neither really to my liking, so my waiter suggested a mixed drink with wine and rum- it was excellent (again he was fantastic!). I would recommend ordering dessert- they were very good- especially the chocolate! Overall a very enjoyable evening.
Lovely restaurant! Had a nice evening. Was visiting my son and wanted to take him someplace special. Food was creative and good. My dish was not hot enough but didn't make any comments. My son's and boyfriend s meal was delicious they said. I had the cod. They had lambchop. Would dine there again, but will try someplace else first. Portions were small.
Meritage was one of our favorite "special restaurants". The food and service is always suburb. We face the food a slightly lower rating due to the change in menus. What made Meritage stand out in its category was the opportunity to order smaller plates so once can experience the wonderful combinations of food. It also made the food tasting a conversation in itself. The decision to eliminate this option makes Meritage a good option in the luxury dining experience but not a standout.
We celebrated two birthdays at once, and were delighted with our experience! We really recommend choosing their paired wine flights with your food choices. They also, upon request, cheerfully brought out desserts with a single little candle for each celebrant.
Food was delicious, uniquely prepared and elegantly presented. Service was outstanding - our waiter was professional yet very personable, and all the waitstaff were attentive to our needs. Fabulous experience from start to finish. Our out-of-town first-time guests were completely impressed and are looking forward to another visit.
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 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 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 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.
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