Meritage - The Restaurant
ExcellentWondeful experience. Great Service, great food. Were seated at the Wharf room for bruchwithwondeful harbour view.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I went to MeritageMy wife and I went to Meritage for the first time on her birthday a few weeks ago. The food was excellent, service was good and the view of the harbor was beautiful. The menu offered a wide variety of choices from seafood to steak. The cod loin with chorizo over spinach was incredible and my wife's swordfish over lobster and shrimp risotto was fabulous. I would highly recommend Meritage for special occasions or even just a date night. It is absolutely worth every penny. We will definitely be going back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways an excellent experienceThis is one of my favorite Boston restaurants. Food and service are outstanding!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother terrific dinnera beautiful view of Boston harbor, a great bar, a nice window table, a creative menu that's available in its entirety as small or large plates, and wonderfully-prepared food. we've been here a few times and it's never disappointed. this time, our only comment is that the waiter pulled a disappearing act after dessert, and we waited half an hour for our check. but that's pretty minor compared to how superb everything else was. definitely worth the money.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu was fabulous. TheThe menu was fabulous. The choices were electic. The service was top shelf. The only drawback was that we found it a bit loud.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey but you get a levelPricey but you get a level of service commensurate with the price. There was a large group there the night I went and they were obnoxiously loud. The noise in the restaurant carries throughout. It was tolerable but they may want to rethink large parties like that. The food was very good. They also do a nice job bringing you extras that you did not order. Such as a tasting of soup and cookies with coffee for dessert.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is outstanding.The food is outstanding. I love the small dishes and the ability to taste a variety of foods. Wine suggestions are excellent. Service was amazing! A wonderful evening! We were a group of 5 and everyone loved their meal. Thank-you! We will be back!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fantastic! AndThe food was fantastic! And they even provided a full moon - I will give them credit for that.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA really great restaurantA really great restaurant - the same one that has those fabulous wine tasting dinners, with the same great chef - then why is it never crowded ?
The food at either half of full portion, is varied and really really good. The six of us had at least 12 - 14 different courses and all were good to excellent. Service was also very good and the view was of Boston waterfront. The only negative I could think of is possibly the Very high wine
Prices, but even that could be avoided by ordering by the glass! We will be back again!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent. Delicious meal.Excellent. Delicious meal. I especially liked that I was able to order a half glass of wine instead of afull one for my second wine.
Service was very attentive and personal. They prepared some things especially for my husband who needs to be gluten free.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place! Elegant,Excellent place!
Elegant, charm and great plates. We are spaniards and always try to discover a new place for dinner. I have to say Maritage is one of the best restaurants I´d met in USA...an Europe, and we travel a lot!
Congratulations!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMeritage was as advertised,Meritage was as advertised, a restaurant based on food and wine pairings. Small plates allowed us to sample 3 dishes each and pair with differing wines. The somalier was very approachable and helpful and made great suggestions for pairing with our food choices. The food was fantastic with great, unhurried service and a wonderful view of Boston harbor. Highly recommended.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for quiet gormet diningI checked a number of places to have dinner with my wife and old Navy buddy from the S.F. bay area. Wanted a place that was quiet and with a view of the harbor. Meritage fit the bill.
Food and service were excellent. The only minor issue was that the halibut was a little overcooked so it was a little dry. The mushrooms that came with the halibut made up for that. The venison & pheasant were great and my wife raved about the diver scallops. Desserts and coffee were great as well. Super wine list, but a bit pricey. Small plates are best for first timers.
If you're new to Boston or don't get into the city very often, the BHH valet parking is the way to go.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA very enjoyable and relaxedA very enjoyable and relaxed Easter Sunday brunch accompanied by soft live jazz. Of course, Meritage overlooking the harbour on a gorgeous, sunny, Spring day certainly helped. The food was good with a nice, well rounded variety. Can't comment on the wine list as we stayed with Champagne and Mimosas. All of the wait staff - from the bar in the waiting area just outside the restaurant, those milling around and those at the tables - were wonderful. Definitely recommended.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMService i good. The food isService i good. The food is good to very good.The view is outstanding.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI have visited many restaurantsI have visited many restaurants during Restaurant Week in the past and this is probably one of the best. Although the portions were small, the food was delicious! Everything from the three types of bread for each person to the tasting plates for dessert clearly showed the restaurant's attention to detail and the chef's commitment to quality. Lastly, the beautiful waterfront view and validated parking were a plus!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI dined here on ThanksgivingI dined here on Thanksgiving and was quite impressed. Upon my second visit, I was slightly less impressed, but still enjoyed the meal immensely. The sommelier changed, but the wine list was still impressive. I brought my girlfriend for restaurant week. Several of the menu offerings were identical to the ones I had for the Thanksgiving meal, which was slightly surprising. Overall a lovely meal.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBenjamin was our waiter...heBenjamin was our waiter...he was very responsive, efficient and polite. The food was great and wine pairing offered was a treat...perfect selection of wines. Will definitely return and suggest to my friends3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, excellent dessertGreat food, excellent dessert and nice view of the Boston Harbor.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMeritage continues to be oneMeritage continues to be one of the loveliest places to dine: the food is excellent, the service impecable, and the setting attractive. You feel beautifully cared for without being fawned over. The menu (this was restaurant week) was varied and each dish was interesting and well prepared. I am never disappointed when we go to Meritage!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our meal very much.We enjoyed our meal very much. Service was excellent. The menu offered wonderful options. We would definitely return.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant Week Menu & WineWent during Restaurant Week. Requested to sit by window & was accommadated within 15 minutes. Spectacular view of Boston Harbor. Wonderful 3 course-menu prepared expertly. Opted or the wine pairing at add'l $18. Well-worth it. Service was excellent without being intrusive. The food & wine selections here are wonderful and this is definitely a spot for a romantic dinner, special occasion or food & wine enthusiasts. Will definitely be back.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first trip toThis was my first trip to Meritage. I went during restaurant week when I try to get out and try someplace that is new to me. Meritage impressed with an excellent menu as well as suggested wine pairings for each course. I had the swordfish with lobster and lemon risotto. The flavors were light, clean and distinctive. I will find reasons to return. I have sometimes been disappointed by the way in which restaurants treat restaurant week but Meritage made it an excellent visit; it is easy to see why they have such a good reputation.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I had an amazingMy husband and I had an amazing dinner here. The restaurant is modern and bright. We were seated at a large window overlooking the water and harbor. The food was excellent and our server was so helpful with our drink selection, making recommendations based upon my likes/dislikes. I had the braised short ribs and my husband had the filet. Both were very good. We can't wait to return again!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable MeritageMeritage was superb! We had the restaurant week menu and the three courses were still paired with three perfect wine courses. They even changed one of the wine specials to better suit the main course of one guest. We had three different choices and there was not one that was not delightful. The service was notable, discreet yet attentive. It is also hard to beat a nice Boston Harbor view, even in winter.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was not outstanding enough.Food was not outstanding enough. Very much enjoyed the mushroom soup appetizer and chocolate dessert but underwhelmed by the steak. Beautiful setting and location and the staff was very nice.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery year I want to visitEvery year I want to visit during restaurant week and I finally made my reservations early enough this time! And you know it was worth it when over a week later, there is a dish you are still thinking about - the butternut squash pasta dumplings. The filet also recived rave reviews for it's melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. Conversly, the swordfish was nothing special and slightly underdone for my taste. Entrees were also served just warm, not remotely near hot. Dessert was good, but more about presentation than taste.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific as usualAs usual Meritage doesn't disappoint. This was the first time I have been to Meritage for restaurant week and was delighted by the quality, presentation and choice. There were four great choices in each category. They even had a "wine flight" (extra cost) of three wines to go with the different choices on the menu. Service was perfect. Meritage is is my favorite restaurant in Boston and from now on, my favorite restaurant for restaurant week as well.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic wine list. TheFantastic wine list. The service was tremendous. Nice view of the harbor. The filet was cooked perfect and the sauce was fantastic. I really enjoyed the cheese plate for desert which had aged vermont cheddar with a granny smith apple compote. Very well thought out. Highly recommend.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a beautiful view ofWe had a beautiful view of the harbor from our table. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about wine pairing. We had the three-course Restaurant Week dinner with one wine pairing and a glass of the wine list. Wine list is extensive, but not all wines are available by the glass. The waiter helped me picked a white and let me taste it. No problem exchanging it for another recommendation after I did not like my original pick. The food looked and tasted beautiful! A real treat!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCame here for restaurant weekCame here for restaurant week and found the food to be delicious! The service was great, and view gorgeous.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious but priceyMy daughter and I celebrated her birthday looking for a quiet, relaxing experience. Meritage did not disappoint. We spent some time looking over the extensive wine list and ordered a modestly priced California merlot. Meritage has a great wine list although many of the bottles come at a premium. The five course tasting menu sounded terrific but we felt as though it would be too much food so we each opted for one small plate and one large plate. The portions were more than adequate. My small plate was a swordfish on lobster risotto--excellent--and my daughter ordered the crab cake which was also excellent. I had the Colorado lamb sirloin which was also very good and my daughter had a veal dish which was delicious as well.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been looking forwardI have been looking forward to this reservation for a while. We choose to go with the 5 course dinner ($125 each, paired with different wine glasses per plate). I loved all the courses but the meat dish. The sirloin was dried, I was dissapointed. On the other hand, the wines were fantastic and the waiter was excellent.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in BostonI've had the pleasure of dining at Meritage three times now. Each time has been fantastic. The food, the service, the view -- all very special. Our waiter on this most recent occasion remembered me from the last time I had dined there -- a year past -- and even recalled the styles of wine I preferred. That's attention to detail.
Self parking in the Boston Harbor Hotel garage, just below the restaurant, is free with validation. On a snowy night, I went from my home to the restaurant without even donning a jacket!3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time. Food wasHad a great time. Food was amazing!! Can't wait to go here outdoor style in the summer.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMOutstanding for a specialOutstanding for a special occasion or any occasion -- food, service, views of the harbor.
One "surprise," though, was that the portion size of the swordfish entree on the Retaurant Week menu
was "tiny," less than one-half as large as the filet mignon and smaller than the cod loin appetizer.
Still, it was delicious.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMResturant weekWent here for Resturant Week, dinner $40. In the Boston Harbor Hotel,I guess I was expecting a little nicer decor in the resturant itself, kind of stark, was hoping for warm. Had drinks in the bar downstairs, nice warm decor and service. Dinner was 2 butternut squash dumplings, hand made and yummy, the smallest piece of swordfish I have ever seen. Really it was a circle about as big as maybe a half dollar coin, if that. It was served on some risotto that was good with some lobster taste. Great bread was served, and deserts were yummy and fancy. Wines were 10+ per glass. So for three people with one glass of wine each, the bill with tip was $220. Alot for portions. Great view,enjoyed ourselves, and valet parking was only $8.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM