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
Sunday Brunch: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
From January 1-March 14 we will be open for dinner on Sunday and Monday Evening.
$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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, 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
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.
We enjoyed a wide range of dishes during ...
We enjoyed a wide range of dishes during our dinner at Meritage. The butter roasted Maine lobster was superb and the five-spice seared yellow fin tuna was beautifully prepared. My wife enjoyed the aged Gouda agnolotti, and the pan-seared soft shelled crab. Our friends had some of the same dishes, plus the grilled filet mignon. The wine list is excellent and the prices are very reasonable. We were especially impressed with a 2008 Continuum, a Bordeaux-blend wine from Napa.
Service was slow.Wrong first course was ...
Service was slow.Wrong first course was brought.
Plates were removed while we were still"working" on the beignet.
Cheese cake desert tasted like glue or rubber.
This was a special event and the restaurant managed to spoil the occasion.
We have had excellent brunches here before-
So what was the problem?
Great service and ambiance. Love the view!!
Sometimes you need to try a new place to dine, especially for your aniversary. This is the place. Beautiful views, fantastic service and the best wines to can find. If you go there thinking to save money or getting a great deal for a meal, stay home. Maybe you can buy pound of salmon and grill it up and feed the family for twenty bucks, but nothing taste better than that 4oz piece of beautiful halibut at the Merirage. Love thithis place!!
Dessert is the icing on the cake!
The waiter knowing our first names and the special occasion set the tone for the evening. The service was outstanding. I eat out all the time in restaurants all over the world so I would say the food and wine was good, or let's say met my expectations for this caliber restaurant. I would highly recommend the short ribs. The view from any table of the Boston harbor is great, not a bad seat in the house. The desserts will make your evening as the flavors will make you smile and say, "What a way to finish a meal." This is a great place for a special occasion, as the staff and the atmosphere makes you feel special as you gaze across the Boston harbor. Enjoy!
One of the best gastronomic experience I ...
One of the best gastronomic experience I've ever had! Good food, perfect wine pairings, good service and lovely ambiance, overlooking the Boston Harbor, what more can one ask? Will definitely come back if I have the chance. For those with a discerning palate. If you're looking for not just an excellent but an exceptional dining experience, you will not regret choosing this!
AWESOME. ALWAYS I
I have spent at least 100 DELIGTHFUL evenings dining at MERITAGE . The food from Chef Bruce , the wine's chosen by Nick , the wonderful service from the valets, all of the host's and not least the servers. Everyone has continuously gone to great lengths to make sure my experience is outstanding . I plan on doubling my diner count in the future.
Every Dining Experience Better Then The Last!!!
The Meritage team never ceases to amaze and delight me when I dine with them. Chef Bruce and his staff continue to provide an incredible dining experience. I went their for my 10th anniversary dinner this year and every detail down to a custom dessert prepared just for my wife and I where carefully considered. Their Sommelier Nick also created an incredible matching of wines to the Chef's food that was both educational and perfectly developed. I highly suggest this restaurant for both personal and professional dining if you are looking for great dining experience.
My husband and I recently dined at Merit ...
My husband and I recently dined at Meritage as part of our honeymoon vacation and we couldn't have had a better experience. The service was fantastic and the food was perfect. We ate from the Chef's menu with wine pairings, and each pairing was done very well. We were more than happy with each dish, to include the dessert options. We have already recommended this restaurant to others and hope to be back soon!
Nice view of harbor
I wish I knew about the view of harbor, I would have requested a window seat booth when booking my reservation. Extensive wine selection, white/red wine flights for novice, which I am when it comes to wine. Food is beautifully prepared, no heavy sauces covering everything. Pan seared scallops were delicious and gluten free. Filet was cooked to perfection which seems to be hard at most restaurants- medium seems like a simple request. Shrimp appetizer and soft shell crab were just the right amount of food so we could eat our main course. Staff is very professional and knowledgeable. Definitely a special occasion location, prices are a bit high for a regular evening out. Parking is a breeze if you use the valet. Proper dress should be required, I'll never understand someone walking into such a nice place with a baseball hat and baggy jeans. Everyone's money is green I suppose!
Meritage redeemed itself
We had dinner at Meritage two years ago and it was an awful experience. We decided to give it a try for Mother's Day brunch and were relieved to have a very pleasant experience. The food quality was high and variety was abundant. Our wine steward Nicholas was very attentive. He comped us our Gran Marnier as the server had forgotten to bring it. We were very well taken care of.
Had the chef's choice menu with wine pairing for the second time and it was excellent. The food was great and the pairing were spot on. My wife and l loved the variety of the courses. As always the wait staff was very attentive and paid close attention to detail.
Great Dinner at Meritage Restaurant
My wife and I were delighted with the dinner we had at the Meritage Restaurant. The food was well prepared and attractively presented. The size of the meal was perfect. The wine list is extensive, and the wines by the glass were top quality. We will certainly visit this restaurant again.
Romance in Beantown
I was in Boston for a conference and headed to Meritage per a close friend's advice. Its fabulous! I was treated like a king by the whole staff and a special thanks goes to the young, very knowledgeable, and quite helpful sommelier. I started w a 3 glass champagne flight-each from a different area of France. 1 was better then the next and all went well w my 2 appetizers-the beautifully textured corn chowder loaded w complex flavors and oh so creamy. Then the lobster gnocchi that was way more fresh briny lobster then it was gnocchi in a kind of brothy sauce-again , loaded w complex flavors but allowing the magnificent seafood to stand out. The fine Main course was the tenderloin of veal cooked perfectly served in a sauce of its own juices and matched well w a pinot from southern Burgundy. Dessert was also great and the Somm kindly treated me to a glass of Tokaji . What a great- high end Dining experience. Cant wait to return w my wife -it was great solo but would be even better for romance!!
A Special Place
We were celebrating my nephew's 27th birthday and Ph.D. graduation - what better place than Meritage! I have been to Meritage for dinner and holiday brunch buffet, but this was my first brunch. First and foremost - the service is impeccable...delightful and helpful staff. We ordered a shared appetizer of sticky buns - unlike any I've ever had. They were light with almost a crispy outside, covered in brown sugar & maple syrup and whole roasted pistachios. I had brioche french toast and my nephew had the hamburger - nothing was left on our plates. The view of the harbor is amazing. My nephew called it the Zen Room - what a peaceful and delightful brunch! Can't wait to go back :)
Meritage has seriously plummeted in my opinion.
After many noteworthy experiences at Meritage my recent Sunday brunch was the worst of any I have ever had in a restaurant. The food was insipid, the food presentation was ugly, the staff was indifferent and the table setting was cafeteria like. With a beautiful view on a beautiful Sunday morning my only desire was to get out of that place as fast as I could. I never write bad reviews, but I felt compelled to because this was such a downfall for what was once a memorable restaurant. I feel like the D team showed up for work and took over the operation.
I won't return and you shouldn't either.
Want to go back
Upon our arrival, we were wished a happy anniversary by the hostess. Menu was a bit confusing, but our waiter was helpful to explain it and was knowledgeable about the wine list. Support staff was attentive. Didn't see much of our waiter after we ordered -- support staff delivered the appetizers, meal and other items. All in all, a lovely evening. Will return with our neighbors who are also fans of Meritage.
Right from the start everything was perfect. The wait staff was both knowledgeable and attentive . We had a beautiful table with a water view. So, the ambiance was romantic and soothing. A perfect setting for a special celebration. Wait staff suggested scallops in a grapefuit reduction sauce, my husband loved it. I enjoyed the lamb chop . I have some food allergies and the kitchen out did themselves making my meal delectable. Wine election was outstanding. We will return soon and will share the evening once again with friends.
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