LOVE this place. I an continually finding myself here. The food is great and the Staff are truly amazing and probably the main reason we keep going back. Thank you to the Manager, Rosemary, for all she does to make us feel like this is our second home - albeit a huge upgrade. ;)
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had dinner at Meritage Martini Oyster Bar & Grille for my husbands 50th birthday. The food was wonderful and well as the service it was the perfect end to a perfect day. Thank you!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Suny our waiter was fabulous!
Suny our waiter was fabulous! My husband had a few appetizers which he loved and the chef made me a special vegan dish that was wonderful!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thursday Lobster Prix Fixe Dinner
We had the Thursday Lobster prix fixe dinner which is an outstanding value. You have your choice of salad or soup and the soup du jour was asparagus. It was a generous bowl of soup and extremely tasty. The lobster was cooked perfectly and accompanied by delicious mashed potatoes and some veggies. Dessert was included and it was a nice homemade gelato.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The potato gnocchi was to
The potato gnocchi was to die for! And the atmosphere too. We had a lovely time dining here.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent seafood and excellent
Excellent seafood and excellent service. Crowded and noisy. Reasonable prices & extensive menu. Popular stop for regulars.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Meritage about
We have been to Meritage about ten times over the past 5 years and are consistently happy with the seafood and pasta dishes, as well as a very reasonably priced wine lists with enough choices at each price point. Salads are also excellent, especially the goat cheese and beet salad. Water and bread service are attentive. It can get a bit loud but overall this is a solid value in the Sonoma square area and we will continue to return.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than expected!
As a local, I've avoided this restaurant for years because of lackluster reviews from friends - but from my experience this weekend, I'm not sure why there was any negativity. Great service, great food and very friendly staff. We will definitely go back!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place!
Keep on returning for the SERVICE AND THE FOOD!!! Thank you!
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
the restaurant itself is Very Noisy so you have to raise your voice to be heard at your table, but it is all worth it when your meal comes. Very, fresh and flavorful with a beautiful presentation. Qysters were yummmy !! there were 5 of us and all of our entrees were great. Fun atmosphere as well just a little loud, if you are looking for an intimate dinning experience, not so much. But excellent food lively colorful scene then this is it.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Party of four shared a seafood
Party of four shared a seafood platter to start. Wonderful oysters, even if it was the end of May! Followed this with pasta. Mine with tiger shrimp and a zucchini saffron sauce was luscious. Those who had the lobster ravioli were equally impressed. A lot of food, but we all cleaned our plates! Our first time at Meritage, but it's a keeper!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
For oyster lovers and not
This restaurant has excellent food for those with a variety of tastes...I love oysters, my brother runs from them...but we both love this place. Enjoy the shellfish, the meat or the gnocchi - we did. The appetizers are well portioned (two = dinner), and the wine a cocktails are excellent. The wait staff is professional and nice - they really look to make certain that you are enjoying a good meal. I've taken both business associates and personal friends to this restaurant, and they continually exceed my expectations! Outstanding!!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner and Drinks, Yes!
Perfect martini, straight up w/olive
Food, Delicious and attractively plated
Very good wine selection
We will be back!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ordered a Shrimp Cocktail.
We ordered a Shrimp Cocktail. It came in an Abalone shell on ice. Nice, very nice presentation. We also had their chicken dish and the vegetables were prepared, in a way we really enjoyed. We ate out on the patio in the warm Sonoma weather. Wines are reasonably priced too. Friendly wait staff.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
THE best people work here! I'm treated like a Princess! Food tis great and I will continue to return. Thank you all so much for taking care of my family on Father's Day.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Too good to miss
I've been to Meritage multiple times before and I have to say they never disappoint. If you like seafood this is the place.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu has a nice range
The menu has a nice range of choices, as does a smallish but interesting wine list. The food choices are more than sea food, though I opted for a very tasty boulliabaise? And the wine choices include but range beyond Sonoma. The patio is not "pretty" but it was really nice from a sound level perspective, and terrifically comfortable on a warm .sonoma night. The inside has the ambience and probably a higher noise level. The ratings are a balance of outside vs.. Inside.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Locals Love It
Just off the square, the first thing we noticed was a large number of locals, always a good sign. And there was a good reason. The food was great. Somewhat limited menu (in number of offerings), but great variety. Lobster ravioli was among the best we've had. Black (from squid ink) home-made linguini with tiger prawns was also first rate. Wine list had an excellent variety in both good quality wines and prices, with some excellent moderately-priced wines. If you are looking for intimate conversation, this may not be the place, unless you eat in the garden out back. It is very very noisy inside. We had a table for two by the front window in a nook of sorts by the front door and it was tolerable. Noise aside, well worth the visit!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will keep coming back!
The staff makes this place! We will forever keep coming back. The food is super tasty, and if you make it for Happy Hour then you could be full on the bar menu even before dinner. Try the nightly 3 course special - not only is it a deal - you won't walk out hungry. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sammy was our server perfect and attentive and was there when we needed him. Perfect mix of seafood, salads and entrees. Excellent oyster selection.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very interesting menu. Loved
Very interesting menu. Loved the oysters with my Martini. They were so fresh and yummy.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
WE celebrated a friend's birthday here recently and the only bad thing i could say is that we had a late reservation and there were items no longer available because everyone else had the same great food ideas!
Our server Sonam i believe was his name was super fabulous! he also has a brother who works at the bar who is not hard on the eyes either!
Eat outside on their patio and enjoy the fire, they have heating lamps and are very on top of their game.
I will for certain be going back because sadly i did not have a single martini!!
P.S. had a gluten free friend, they were also great at feeding her needs, they even brought out a flour-less chocolate cake to die for!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fruit de Mer Plate was perfect.
Fruit de Mer Plate was perfect. Service excellent. Good value.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
off the beaten track in Sonoma
We were looking for a good brunch spot in Sonoma with good food and a chance to chat -- this was perfect. Seems to cater well to locals -- very friendly -- but the food is in the category of places to come back to again. I had the fried chicken sandwich with great fries, my husband had grilled salmon and veggies so you can find both healthy and not-so options! We will definitely come back.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 4 adults
We were a group of 4 adults celebrating a 50th birthday. There is a wonderful seafood tower that was a perfect starter. We look forward to returning.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & service
Sunny was our server. He was Fantastic. So polite & very attentive. Food was great & great prices. Great ambience inside & out. We HIGHLY recommend this place to Anyone.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came for a birthday. The food was fabulous especially the oysters and boar ribs. Joe sang Happy Birthday. What a hoot!!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Me and my husband were raw oyster virgins. We explained this to our waiter, and he went above and beyond helping us choose the best beginner oysters, as well as explaining how to eat them. We ended up ordering many more after that! He was so friendly.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant surprise!
We chose this place based on the on-line menu which didn't disappoint. Very friendly pub-like atmosphere. Wait staff was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable... and I mean everyone. Excellent seafood offerings. They were out of a couple of items but, after all everything was "fresh daily" and it was a Sunday night. We liked the sampling choices as first time customers. Later found out this is a local favorite with good reason.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went by online recommendations and they were correct. Birthday dinner (76) for wife and we were very satisfied and ended very full.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We certainly enjoyed our food, the wait staff and the whole evening. It was clear that everyone there enjoyed their restaurant and their work and wanted to make sure we did the same. We had had dinner at another restaurant in town that was highly rated and we had THE most disappointing meal and experience in our whole 10 vacation in California. Thanks for making our dining experience in Sonoma great.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
So loud it was difficult to hold a conversation. Service good but kitchen slow due to several large parties.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We walked into the restaurant and were immediately turned off by the noise level. We tried the patio, already closed, which looked lovely but none of the heaters would start. We were ready but they set up a table in a quieter corner, and we agreed to try it. Things got much better after that. We opted to share two tasting menus (one vegetarian and one meat and seafood) among three people. We enjoyed great oysters, shrimp, wild boar, salads and risotto. Desserts were delicious too. Service was very prompt and friendly. You have lots of great options near Sonoma Plaza. Consider meritage!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great destination Restaraunt
On our trip to sonoma CA I am so happy to have found a Restaraunt with such a high caliber of food. Trendy, energetic, fun atmosphere. Waiter was nice, but felt a little rushed and not really connected.
Would be a regular if I lived there
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
All of the food was great. The Hanger steak was Cooked perfectly and melted when eating.
Stew's-are the best and Ravioli was outstanding. Prime Rib was also outstanding.
Will return soon.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best gnocchi I ever had
Which is saying something since my family is Italian and we've been making them for the entirety of the 51 years I've been alive. Not sure how they did it and I won't tell my mom, but theirs were even better than hers. They were perfectly plump and fluffy without being at all tough or heavy as they can sometimes be in a restaurant. The creamy mushroom sauce was excellent as well. I also had the roasted escargot while my wife had the shrimp cocktail. We shared a Caesar salad that was very good as well. Topped it all off with a great and reasonably priced bottle of Chianti for a great night after a full day of travel from KC. Would love to go back if ever back in the area!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Random pick from OpenTable
We needed to find a place for dinner while in Sonoma and I knew I should reserve something considering it was a Saturday night. Found Meritage based on searching for something with a moderate price and location near the center of town. It did not disappoint and I would go back again. We didn't love the Oysters we had - but they were good - just not great. My martini was good - they use small glasses and reserve some of your drink in the shaker on some ice - so you are sure it will be cold. The homemade pasta was good.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed this restaurant so much that we ate there twice during our week in Sonoma. We focused on the fresh seafood - oysters, prawns and whole crab - all fresh and tasty with excellent sauces and dips! We returned for some seafood and for the prime rib special. Our server was Sonny, who was friendly and attentive and very professional. This is a fun local place - a bit noisy for some but we had a great time. Fantastic martinis too!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive, but good.
Under $200 got my wife and I two appetizers, a whole crab, whole lobster, and several beers. The service was top notch, as was the food. The only thing that keeps this place from a five star review in my eyes is that you don't get a lot of food for the rather high price. Maybe next time I'll go for the ribeye. All in all, an enjoyable experience I'll repeat once a year.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service & Killer seafood.
Great Service & Killer seafood. Just yards from the Plaza. Happy hour 6-8 also helps.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and plenty of it. Service prompt and attentive.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite restaurant in
My favorite restaurant in all of California! oysters and martinis are a must. Their gnocchi is amazing too. Ambiance and service make for a great night out in Sonoma.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM