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Meritage Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://meritagerestaurant.net
  • Email: jamie@meritagerestaurant.net
  • Phone: (914) 472-8484
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:45pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:45pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Chris Vergara
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: jamie@meritagerestaurant.net (914) 472-8484

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Heathcote, Weaver, Palmer
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Meritage
Since 2004, Meritage Restaurant has combined the warmth and comfort that you expect from your favorite neighborhood restaurant with an exciting New American menu sourced from local purveyors. This ensures that we're able to present only the freshest seasonal ingredients all year round. Our mission is to offer great food served by a professional staff that truly cares about enhancing your dining experience, while supporting the highest standards of responsible, sustainable food production. Executive Chef Chris Vergara's Italian roots and French culinary training are a unique combination that makes many of our customers feel that we are their "second kitchen". Our attention to detail in the kitchen, along with the welcoming atmosphere created by Manager/Owner Jamie Steinthal, has enabled us to grow and prosper for the past nine years.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "We have lived close to Meritage for years and have never been until last night. Our waiter was relaxed and efficient. Our two apps (one being liver crostini) and 4 entrees were all very good. We were afraid the short ribs were going to be dry like at most restaurants, but Meritage's was moist. The Tagliatelle Bolognese and Cauliflower linguni were tasty. Though they do not make it, the cheesecake is amazing. We are picky about restaurants, so we are happy to have this solid option in our rotation. Being nearby is also a big plus."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Have always passed by and have ordered take out on occasion but had never had the chance to sit and eat at Meritage until last Monday. We made a reservation for 6 at 8pm on what was Passover evening. Although a typically quiet evening for restaurants they made sure we were well cared for. The food was delightful and the staff was very attentive. We're happy we got the chance to enjoy the restaurant and we return for sure."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Friends had recommended this place. I like the atmosphere And menu but the service was very inconsistent and The food came out very slowly. When we first day down No one face us menus or came over . I had to flag Down the waiter . Then there was a huge gap between Our appetizer and entree so they comped us drinks. No reason for that on a Friday night where 2-3 tables were free. The service brought the experience down ."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We hadn't been back to Meritage in a while, and the menu had changed from small and large plates to a strightforward menu offering delicious options. The food was well-prepared (my husband loved his veal parm on the bone), and they were accommodating of my gluten-free requests. We always appreciate being able to have a conversation at Meritage, even on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We went once and appreciated the appetizers. The spaghetti with cauliflower was dry. There is no selection for vegetarians or vegans really, just a few things. For the price and the hype built by the web page it was a bit underwhelming. Good enough."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We were really excited to see Mertiage on the RW menu. We've been wanting to try it since we ate at it's sister restaurant Harpers. Everything was just delicious. Located in a little mall in Scardale you might almost drive by it on Weaver St. It's a definite "must-try." the chef is innovative and his food really spot on. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Great food. Nice, but uninspired atmosphere. The serving staff seem to assume that you have been there before. It seems that most people in the restaurant were locals who knew each other. They acted as if they were in one of their homes as opposed to a public space, which was not always a considerate way to behave. In summary, a great meal with casual service surrounded by people who were less than considerate. I would eat here again for the food and will probably be more likely to try the chef/owner's other locations in hopes of a different crowd with the same excellent food."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Although we say Scarsdale lacks restaurants of quality, I must say that Meritage never disappoints...and I must remember to go more often. We went for Valentine's day dinner with another couple and were seated immediately - no wait-at-the-bar games here! Our dinner was delicious..The pasta "pillows" with butternut squash I had was outstanding and my friend said her arctic char was yummy.The red velvet cake we had for dessert, as well as the other items we ordered, was all so good. We loved how the tables were not on top of each other, like in some other places, and that we could totally hear each other talk.Our waitress was terrific and caring of allergies - we can't wait to eat at Meritage again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "No matter how many times I go to Meritage, I cannot buy a bad meal. The only way to leave disappointed is if you get jealous of someone elses order. The standard menu is perfect, the service is friendly, accomodating and never slow. You will always run into your friends there, and that is one of the best parts. No amount of money can get you a bad meal there. You can throw darts at a board and come out happy."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We live near the Meritage, but never knew what type of restaurant it was. Thanks to Open Table, and the reviews of the Meritage, we decided to try it and it surpassed both of our expectations. We will definitely become regular customers!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "this is a go to restaurant if you want a quiet place with a neighborhood setting. The food is good as is the service"
    Dined on 7/14/2013
  • "Went here for New Year's Eve and, unlike many places that don't do well on special occasions, Meritage did everything right. The food was excellent, and the service couldn't have been better. We'll be back for more!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "After spending a day in the city, we returned to Westchester for an enjoyable dinner. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. This will now be on pur lists of favorites."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food at Meritage is always delicious. Their menu changes seasonally and is always fresh. The waiters and bartenders treat you like family."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Food was excellent. Had the pasta bolognese and the veal milanese. Both were excellent. Given the restaurant wasn't full, wait service could have been more attentive. We waited a lot. (Went during the middle of the week.). Still, the food was worth it."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. My wife and I had the duck confit on a bed of braised brussel sprouts. I had the squash soup; she had the beet salad. Both were excellent. The dessert, chocolate bread pudding, was truly a treat. Generous portions. Chef Tatou (sp?) hugged the regular customers as he visited the tables and promised to dazzle us upon our return."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "We hadn't eaten here in many years but decided to try it for Restaurant Week even though the restaurant doesn't post any menus (other than a Sunday special) online. The food was OK but with so many excellent places at comparable prices and atmospheres this doesn't stand out at all. The wine list is unusual, with a good selection of unusual vineyards at fair prices."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Food is always consistently above average. The variety of food makes it easy to always find something you like. Great Sharing appetizers and interesting desserts. Meet friends there and we have never had a bad experience. The waiter that we usually have has b een there for a long time and is amazing. Attentive but not annoying. I will continue to go there on a regular basis."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Meritage is a sophisticated dining spot with great food. The wine list was reasonably priced and extensive."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Very good food; nice ambiance. Interesting and creative drink specials. Went with two girlfriends and we really enjoyed ourselves. They did not rush us out although it was a Friday night and crowded."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "very good but overpriced. We basically had two appetizers and the bill didn't reflect that."
    Dined on 10/16/2013