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Meritage at the Claremont
Meritage at the Claremont

Meritage at the Claremont Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meritageclaremont.com
  • Phone: (510) 549-8510
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday through Saturday 6:30am to 11am
    Sunday 6:30am to 9:30am

    Sunday Brunch 10:00am to 1:30pm

    Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday 6:00pm to 10:00pm

    Lounge: Tuesday through Saturday 5:00pm to 11:00pm,
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American, Organic
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Fridays/Saturdays nights Bob Falstein, and Sunday Brunch George Johnson.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Domingo
  • Public Transit: The nearest BART station is Rockridge, approximately 1.5 miles. Guests can take a taxi from BART or board the #49 AC Transit bus and disembark at the corner of Ashby & Claremont Ave. The Concierge desk at the Claremont Hotel can order a taxi for you when you are ready to head home.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We have plenty of self-parking and valet available.
A word from Meritage at the Claremont
Meritage offers seasonal cuisine matched to the primary characteristics of distinctive wines and features ingredients from local farmers and purveyors. Large and small plates are offered for each dish, allowing for variety and flexibility in dining and the menu is organized by suggested wine pairings. Meritage also offers a seasonal tasting menu showcasing one ingredient highlighted throughout each course.

In addition to its dining room showcasing panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, Meritage features a lounge and bar, perfect for a casual glass of wine or small bite to eat. Enjoy breakfast daily, buffet brunch on Sunday or dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Create a legacy of your own at Meritage!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "For some reason the dining experience didn't impressed me. Maybe it was because of the server John was so unpleasant. The service was lousy I don't know if there was a specialty that day. He asked "what's for dinner?" Seems so informal to me provided that it is a decent place. Maybe he could have ask what brought us in the hotel that night was special for my fiance and could have make the night extra special. Anyway it's something to experience but not worth coming back."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed the well executed main dishes and delicious desserts. The service was very attentive, and the views of San Francisco were gorgeous. The food isn't cutting-edge, but is innovative and delicious."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Very quiet on a Wednesday evening - hotel seemed pretty quiet too. Hotel restaurants have it tough - they have to appeal to visitors, while still trying to draw locals. For most folks from elsewhere, Meritage would probably be a very good stop - classy decor, good view, interesting and well-prepared food. For locals who enjoy the bounty of fine East Bay restaurants, Meritage is a "meh". No buzz in the dining room; view is nice, but we see it all the time; and the food is creative but combinations are a little forced. E.g. the scallops with coconut was a bit odd and too sweet. The straightforward roast chicken, however, was terrific. Overall, nice place, but for the price i would go elsewhere."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Will try the Meritage again when they get it together. The kitchen was overwhelmed by a 50 person wedding party in the dining room and good took way to long to come out. The waiter apologized and gave an explaination about the sales department not coordinating with the kitchen. It is a really nice location and we would try again in a few months."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Historic views and modern fresh food- would highly recommend! Chef was meticulous and his passion shines in the food (all of it was fantastic)- thank you!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was a fantastic experience. Two disturbing concerns. 1) The menu posted on their website was different than the actual at the restaurant. We went specifically for roast duck but it was unavailable. 2) We had to pay for parking. After spending over $300 for dinner it was a bit much."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The Meritage delivered complete perfection on my visit. The food was outstanding, service very personable, and a great ambiance accented with a live pianist. I could not be more please with my past visit and will be returning very soon."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Everything about the Meritage was fantastic. Most importantly the food was outstanding and we will definitely b going back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a lovely breakfast with a lovely view. Service was great, althorugh it slowed a little as thinsg got busier. Great food and wonderful ambiance."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Even better than I thought it would be. We love this hotel."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This place is like stepping back into time, when manners and service mattered as much as the food. You don't need to wear a suit and tie, but you want to dress up when you come to this place. The wait staff is attentive and courteous. I have never had a bad meal here, and often they will suggest wines that would go good with the specific meal. The view from the Oakland Hills looking across the bay to San Francisco, the Golden Gate and points north and southward make it a special treat."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great service, great view. Reservations were the best bet for the best view. Food was great, fresh and varied."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a great dining experience at Meritage. The food is consistently very good, the atmosphere is great and the service is always very good. We're lucky that our great club also has great dining facilities."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great brunch, great service and very nice atmosphere!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Brunch was amazing - more food than you could imagine and lots of choices."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Re food, this menu had few gluten-free and vegetarian options, and sauces (eg. day boat scallops) contained sugar. Other than those few squabbles, I had a lovely time. It's a terrific, quiet place to talk and be heard:)"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Its a great place to have a romantic dinner - you couldn't find a better atmosphere or view. Scott the chef was the sous chef for Thomas Keller of Bouchon (Vegas) AKA French Laundy. The food was good but I guess we expected to be blown away. The wait staff was very nice and helpful."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was good and beautiful view of the Bay and City"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Mario gave us great service- champagne always filled and our every need was met. Favorite food were the crab, pates, bread pudding and the amazing vegetables! Thanks for a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great to see the new Menu and 'return' to a more typical fine dining format. Everything we ordered (party of 4) was superb, and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This restaurant needs a chef with a vision and drive for excellence. Great venue but unfortunately, the food world has passed it by. The hotel's owners are missing an opportunity to create a great restaurant. Unless it is revamped, not worth a try."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Great scenic view for our Father's Day Brunch would highly recommend"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I took my parents here for breakfast on Father's day and my parents enjoyed it. We got sitted with the really nice table including a nice view. It was very relaxing and not hectic at all compare to some of the fancy restaurant we've been to. The food was good, although not very much selections. I also have made a special request online for a vegetarian dish for one person, and that was not addressed when we arrived. So, one person in our party, who was a vegetarian, had to be subjected to whatever is on the menu and felt a little left out. The hostess was not very welcoming and seemed dismissive. The waiter was polite but did not offer additional drinks. We had to go our way to ask for refill. We felt being rush out of the place."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Good food, great ambiance, a bit noisy, and quite pricey. Also, the bar and restaurant at the hotel are not connected either physically or administratively, so drinks at the bar cannot be put on the dinner bill, and the bar is a hectic scene. Dining room has great views, especially at sunset."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Celebrated my 60th BD with family including kids at the Meritage Sun Brunch - 1st class service & food & overall experience! Felt like royalty - a wonderful memory!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Iconic location for a truly spectacular brunch. Superb service, lovely view and if you are looking for a "complete" brunch menu you'll find it here."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything except the wine and liquor prices which were much higher than we find at most of the fine restaurants we frequent."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Beautiful views of the Bay, delicious food prepared with high-quality ingredients and care. Perfect!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This one of the best brunches, I have ever had. The food was fantastic and the service was incredible. I would highly recommend it to others."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Hats off to he crew. have beeen here many times ov er the years. For Breakfast our server was Mamood who is exceelent and wonderful. For dinner our server ws Ceasar, another wonderful employeee. Five stares to all."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We ventured here for breakfast after booking a reservation a day in advance and the only booking showed a 1030am slot open. However upon arriving there, the restaurant was practically empty. The service from staff was very helpful and informative with it being our first visit to the restaurant. The woman who said she would have our ticket stub validated never returned so we had to seek someone out to have that done. Otherwise the busman and the waiter were extremely courteous and made the breakfast very enjoyable. Also, the view is amazing provided it isn't a particularly foggy morning. Hopefully we will be back for dinner soon to see the city lights at night."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "the restaurant seem to be short staffed the morning we were thereand we had to ask for a couple things that they forgot twice. The atmosphere is beautiful, view is amazing! breakfast is very expensive for what you get very small portions;. Although I knew that going into the restaurant. I wanted to experience the Claremont Hotel. We did not have the branch but it looked amazing."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food is very rich but delicious! The service is OK, nothing special but the food more than makes up for it. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Fabulous brunch and selection of prepared foods. Something for everyone and desserts aplenty. Service is impeccable with bottomless Mimosas, too!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Excellent brunch experience at this institution of northern California. Just the right selection of foods and a focus on quality over quantity. Take some time to look at their photo exhibits. Imagine when the grand lobby was downstairs, and people took the streetcars of The Key System right to the front door of the hotel. The current lobby was once a lounge room with skylights. Oh, and when the ballroom really was a ballroom. Big band live radio broadcasts from "...high above the Berkeley Hills...""
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Wow what a great Restaurant! The Filet melts in your mouth! The roasted potatoes are so tasty. The beets salad was yummy too w coconut jello too! A Great Dinner!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "A wonderful way to mark the award of a master's degree for our daughter. A grand room with a specatular view across the Bay at sunset, punctuated with innovative, beautifully presented courses and great wine pairing options. The presentation of a special dessert plate to the grad by the staff was a wonderful surprise. We left knowing we had experienced a special time together. Thanks and congratulations to the Claremont and its staff!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "2 times in a row and same selections. Why? Because I LOVE this restaurant and wanted the very same dishes the next evening! It is a bit pricey, but the portions are good-sized. It's quiet, too, which makes personal and business conversations/discussions easy on the ears. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Just the best restaurant ever! Waiters are great listeners who go above and beyond! The food is unequalled! 5 Stars!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Very good but grossly overpriced on holidays and special occasions for brunch."
    Dined on 5/11/2014