Meritage - The Restaurant
Meritage - The Restaurant

Meritage - The Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.meritagetherestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6174393995x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Tuesday through Saturday- 5:30pm-10pm

    Brunch Sunday -10am-2pm






  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Bruce
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us if you are interested in celebrating your special occasion at Meritage the Restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Atlantic Avenue
  • Public Transit: South Station stop on the Red Line
    Aquarium stop on the Blue Line
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self parking with validation is complimentary, up to 4 hours.

    Valet parking with validation is $8, up to 4 hours.
A word from Meritage - The Restaurant

Meritage takes the unique approach of matching wine and food by offering small and large plates paired with specific wine characteristics.

From world-class cuisine and an unmatched wine cellar featuring many library selections, to warm hospitality and the urban sophistication of our dining room overlooking Boston Harbor, we offer guests a unique and memorable dining experience.

As one of New England's few Forbes four-star restaurants, Meritage 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 Manager and Wine Director Nicholas Daddona, Meritage offers a diverse menu of wine-friendly food that showcases New England’s changing seasons.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Meritage - The Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (87)scenic view (81)romantic (72)fit for foodies (67)notable wine list (66)good for groups (13)neighborhood gem (12)great for brunch (8)hot spot (8)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great Experience
    TinMan
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We we treated like we were the only ones in the hotel it was outstanding. We were Royalty for three nights.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent overall
    Samantha
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We went here for brunch and the service and food were simply excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unparalleled dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Impeccable service and views of the Boston Harbor.The obvious pride in presentation was lovely but, the exquisite detail of flavors was unexpected. For example, mushrooms are too often dismissed as adornment in dishes but, not with this chef. Each seemed to be individually selected and strategically used to perfection.This chef is a true master. I was amazed at each course. Often I find you have to sacrifice your palate a bit to enjoy a restaurant's view ...not here! I would dine in a cellar if it meant enjoying this chef's cuisine. And my waiter, hostess, back waiters and sommelier were unbelievably sharp, and elegant while remaining warm and engaging. This is the prototype of how a dining experience should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gerald
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    What a special treat on my Birthday? Everything was perfect. You should know I formerly worked as a Night Duty Manager for a large Hotel. Five star performance from the Matre D' to the other staff did a superb job. The ambience was five star. The food and wine is superb. The bathroom was polished. The dessert was classic. I ordered "white chocolate" which was fantastic. Chef Bruce did not disappoint me; the food was a "creation" very delectable to the palate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Wedding Anniversary
    FinnishFoodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We could not have picked a better place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food, wine, and service was phenomenal and we were never rushed. We chatted and took our time to enjoy the fantastic food and wine (not to mention the beautiful waterfront view). As we ordered dessert and espresso, we watched the sailboats make their way back in as the sun set and casablanca started playing on the projector that the Boston Harbor Hotel has set up outside during the summer. Our night was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for brunch with a view
    kmurat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    the food was amazing. I got smoked salmon (best I've ever had), steak and egg (tasty steak) and lime cake (great). definitely recommend for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mind Blowing
    FatBoy
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Excellent for a quiet night of fine dining. No more expensive then any other restaurant. Servings are a little smaller but outstanding quality.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Audra
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Had an amazing 10th wedding anniversary dinner at Meritage. Wine Director helped me, Pastry Chef made a special dessert and Chef Bruce came out and said hello. The view is stunning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, food missed
    jims
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Even on an overcast showery evening, the location right on the harbor is great to watch boats and the bustle of activity there. Service was impeccable, from the greeter who handled our coats and umbrellas to our server who paid just the right amount of attention to us. The food missed though. My wife ordered the filet and talked with the server about how to cook it so that it would be at most pink, not red. How an experienced restaurant (that wasn't busy) gets this wrong, I don't know, but the center of the steak was very rare. I had the tuna, a beautiful tender square cut, which was cooked perfectly, but flavorless. This is a sweet location, the service was excellent, but I expected more from the food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great staff service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Staff waited patiently until we had our last dish, and they provided us great service and were attentive to all our wine and food questions Overall pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful place to celebrate
    momo
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I took my husband here for a 70th birthday celebration, and the experience was delightful in every way: a gorgeous view of the harbor; delicious food, elegantly served; friendly, attentive staff; and free parking, so that we could take a lovely stroll along the waterfront after dining. Also, knowing that it was a special occasion, the kitchen sent out an extra dessert treat. We will return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too Gourmand
    JafaVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Lovely restaurant with great views and service. If you want a table by the window, go early. Even if you request it, it cannot be honored. People linger here, so you get whatever table is available when you get there. The food is very trendy, and very gourmet. Too rich for our palates, even though we are fans of Le Cirque, for example. Desserts are exquisite. The menu is paired by wines, from light food, to more richer entrees, although everything was rich to us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but at these prices?
    wineguyVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had a very pleasant meal at Meritage. The view is wonderful, the restaurant elegant, the wine list extensive with some reasonable wines along with the high fliers. Despite all these admirable qualities, the food is not quite up to the high prices. $19 for a salad? Pretty, nice dressing but $19. Entrees a little too heavy. My wife's filet overcooked. The search goes on to find a really good meal in Boston despite all the restaurants.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    Xxxxxx
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Have had consistently fine food and service here over the years and the most recent experience continued in that tradition. We had the five-course tasting menu with wines and enjoyed each course. We appreciated the harbor view from our table next to the window.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 1509 reviews are from the Meritage - The Restaurant reviews archive.
  • marjoVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Meritage has a great selection of food and matching wine. The food selections seem to get better and better with everything on the excellent scale. Wines however are a BIT expensive and is probably what turns customers off from this Excellent restaurant. Food portions at $19 for half portions and $34 for full portions are reasonable for a restaurant of this caliber. And the choices are so tempting most select 2-3 of the half portions to get a better sample of the fine menu choices. Service is top notch and they will help with wine selections if you need help.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    Ryan211
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Our group thoroughly enjoyed the Meritage experience! The food was excellent and the staff was even better! Highly recommend this location!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mothers day brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Nice variety! Too few omelet options for my liking. The desserts were nice but I had expected a grand array of over the top selections. What they served was good but less than one might anticipate given the steep price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    MFKA
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Atlantic room at the Boston Harbor Hotel is superb. Elegant views of the Harbor pan the whole restaurant. Chef Daniel Bruce has consistently put forth an amazing celebration of culinary talent to honor Mothers on this special day. There was not one item on this spectacular buffet that didn't warrant a taste. Excellent Brunch!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    SusieQ
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We celebrated Mothers Day here this year and last. We will not return next year. The brunch this year had fewer offerings, was less spectacular. For the price, we expected spectacular! We found the dessert section to be particularly disappointing, in fact neither my husband nor I had any option that was appealing; last year there were several options that we wanted to treat ourselves with. The staff was polite, but did not attend to little things. For example, they brought me my requested pot of tea, but. I had no teacup.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Special night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Wanted to set up a very romantic night for my girlfriend. Miritage is definitely a great place to visit. It was so beautiful. The food was amazing, we had smoked salmon, duck and the filet. The service was the best I've ever seen. Again an amazing place
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, great service
    SharonVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We celebrated Mother's Day early (last Fri. night) at Meritage, which is this mother's favorite restaurant. My husband, 2 adult children, and I each ordered 3 small plates: fried skate, scallops, foie gras, halibut, duck, and flank steak. All but the duck were excellent; the duck was a little tough and not very flavorful. The desserts were interesting and complex: strawberry mousse tart, citron cake, and chocolate fondant, which was the best. As usual, the service from our favorite waiter, Jean, was outstanding. The wines he recommended were excellent, and not overly expensive. All in all, it was a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect evening
    FIG777
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had a lovely evening. Bartender made great drinks. Tables overlooked the harbor adding to the ambience. The foods and presentation were exceptional! Menu offered many options with a few unusual twists for the daring...one was my husband. We were catered to and never rushed. We had a beautiful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible Service
    MZRaf
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Place beautiful, food excellent however it took 45 minutes to arrive and when I said to the manager we had been waiting for a whole she said she was "aware". That's it. No apology- nothing. We spent a considerable amount of money at this restaurant and was appalled at the comment and lack of attention. Waiter tried to help but still nothing for almost an hour. I has read great reviews about the food and overall ambience but was floored at the horrible service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant
    Tfheflock
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Wait staff and manager are charming and professional. Service was leisurely, but we were a group of six that clearly were immersed in conversation so perhaps they were trying to be thoughtful. The food presentation was exquisite and creative. The squash blossom dish and the tuna were outstanding . Portions were appropriate for a tasting menu, we asked for "small plates". Love that they brought out an amuse bouche and petit fours , nice touch. Also served us complimentary champagne . We had a lovely , inter generational evening.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything were wonderful
    PalandR
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Foods and wines, atmosphere, service were all excellent. My No.1 in Boston.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had a great experience at Meritage and everything was as good as it gets.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best meals
    Sisterfoodie22
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Amazing experience for a foodie. I never tire of a tasting menu. I love a chance to sample all of the chefs favorites to prepare. Everything was spot on. One of the best crab cakes I've ever experienced. Swordfish with lemon scented lobster risotto was spectacular. Don't miss dessert. Chocolate done perfectly.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Tremendous!!! Fantastic view of the water and impeccable service. Dishes showed extensive thought and were well done. Well done!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meritage is the Best.
    BostonHarbor
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Meritage is one of my very favorite restaurants in Boston. The menu is engaging and fabulous, the wine list is unmatched and the service outshines both.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    From start to finish, our dining experience was exceptional. Our server Jeronimo was very friendly, knowledgeable, The wine captain was constantly walking around asking people if they needed help pairing their food with wine. My dinner was done just the way I had asked as was my wife's. I really liked the way the menu is set up small or large portions at a fixed price. More restaurants should try this !
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    Genny
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Brunch is a 3 course meal and you are discouraged from just getting one or two of the courses since they charge you more and no longer include your coffee for free (which is weird in my opinion). It is expensive--$36. The food is tasty but there isn't a lot of it--the men in our group could have used more food. The view was outstanding. There were 3 different people who kept asking us how things were which in my opinion is 2 people too many.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was genuinely surprised
    Steve
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I've written about this restaurant before. As usual, the food was spectacular as was the entire experience. For this restaurant, this is now a standard expectation for me having been there nearly a dozen times. What surprised me this time is this was the first time I brought my son. He recently turned 3 years old. I did not know they had a kids menu but they do! The food for my son was great (he got the pizza...the crust was grilled...it was really good and he loved it). When he first got his orange juice, he accidentally spilled some on himself and the tablecloth. The server was so kind to him, cleaned up the table AND his hands. Made him feel better and saved the evening - well above and beyond my expectations. Wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb food as always
    Diner
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Several friends enjoyed another scruptious meal at Meritage! For the first time (in many dinners here) I found the service only acceptable--not the usual crisp, attentive experience I have always appreciated. It was a busy night, but the wait for courses was longer than usual and, when plates were delivered the ever changing waitstaff was not aware of who ordered what plate. It seemed so busy that the Sommelier was delivering meals to diners---certainly an acknowledged sign of need to step up service and much appreciated! As always, the dining experience was very enjoyable overall and, as always, the food was exquisitely prepared. Just a small glitch in the usual spot on service. Plan to return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine pairings for 2
    JerseyBoy
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great for date night. If you like sancerre with your salad, chardonnay with your chicken and meritage with your mignon, this is the place for you. The small plate option lets you create your own tasting menu and the wines by the glass menu is big enough for satisfying pairings. My only complaint was the service timings were off--the new wine should be poured just before the next course comes out. I will be going back again with some foody friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional
    anonymous
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    As always, Meritage was exceptional. The food was outstanding, with a number of special surprise additions offered by the chef. The waitress could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best!
    GracVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We try to enjoy this restaurant as often as our time, our budget and out waistlines allow. A friend introduced me to this place a number of years ago and we could not stay away since.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow, what a view. This place
    foodluverVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Wow, what a view. This place overlooks the Boston Harbor and it is just beautiful. The food is consistantly good and the service personable but not overbearing. The wine list is hard to beat. It's a nice romantic spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and service
    VaneVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    I am always happy to go to Meritage. The 5 courses meal is amazing!, choose the wine pairing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a special treat to
    Outdoorsman
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Always a special treat to go to Meritage. Food is artfully prepared, skillfully served and delicious. Million dollar view. I've recommend to friends for special occasion and they've always thanked me for it. A side note. Parking at the hotel is free when you go to the Meritage. Take advantage of it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    Kiki
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We enjoyed a perfect dining experience. Everything was terrific. Our view of the harbor lifted our spirits, our dinners were delicious, and our car was safe and dry in the parking garage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic