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Permanently Closed - Meritage at the Claremont

1300 reviews
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$31 to $50
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Meritage, Claremont Club & Spa's signature restaurant, offers refined steak and seafood dishes amid stunning Bay views. Fresh seafood, cut-to-order Japanese Wagyu, California grass-fed beef and USDA Prime cuts are paired with locally-sourced ingredients to create a contemporary and elegant menu. Meritage also serves breakfast daily and is home to a lavish weekend brunch and holiday events.

The Meritage Lounge is the perfect spot for a casual glass of wine or small bite to eat.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Contemporary American, Organic
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Hours of operation
**Permanently Closing**
Last Dinner Service Saturday January 6th, 2017
Last Breakfast Service Sunday January 7th, 2017
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Phone number
(510) 549-8510
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Meritage offers two spectacular rooms for private gatherings of 10-50 people. The Meritage Private Dining Room seats up to 50 guests while the Alumni Room caters up to 32 guests. Both offer great wines, farm fresh food and spectacular views of San Francisco Bay.
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Private party contact
Catering: (510) 549-8591
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Cross street
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Parking details
We have plenty of self-parking and valet available.
The restaurant preferred rate is $2.00 for the first two hours, after two hours normal rates apply
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Berkeley (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

We were graciously welcomed to the Meritage, served a great omelette and eggs benedict; coffee and juice were regularly topped off, the waitperson was very competent. However, at the end of our brunch, we were informed that this was the last day of the Meritage; it would closing at the end of brunch. Thus, I can't recommend it to diners looking for a brunch with a view of the SF Bay.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Good food amidst an awesome view. Prices are quite high especially for corkage and the wine prices are marked up really high.

vipWCJudyR (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner. It was a marvelous experience all around.

Unfortunately, they are closing - it was their last night of operation. We are hoping that when they reopen in a few years, the new restaurant will be as good or even better than this one.

vipJulieS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Lovely so sad it is closing..Food was good...everything else was amazing..

vipIslandNosh (Hawaii)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I chose this venue for a new year's eve brunch because I wanted a table with a view. The hotel is a lovely spot. The food is average barely. The best items were the made-to-order omelet and waffle. Fruit not at its best, scrambled eggs probably powdered, potatoes over cooked, limited selection of pastries. Even the coffee was the end of the pot. The service was the most attentive when it came to paying the bill. Flowers were pretty - but most of the vases had dead roses and greenery. Nothing special. The Claremont has the potential to be quite spectacular but has a long way to go - at least for the brunch. I won't return until the reviews improve.

vipEILEENM (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

This Sunday Brunch used to be fantastic, it is the poorest "brunch" I've ever experienced. This is now the equivalent of a free breakfast at a Courtyard, or similar. Horrible ! But they've retained the $40+ per person for this travesty.

vipDede (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We are very sad that the Meritage is closing. Limewood is pretty bad—we’ve eaten there several times. You’ve got to bring in new chefs and improved food.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Disappointing! I feel as if the chef/cook staff has already ‘mentally’ exited...

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

I was disappointed that Open Table didn't make it clear that we would be having breakfast, not lunch, and that we were reserving the latest time slot for the morning. When we were seated, the hostess left us four menus for the party of five and walked away. The waiter got the order mixed up a bit, and we were a bit hurried at the end of the meal. However, the dining room is lovely; the view was amazing, the food was very good, and our traditional holiday lunch was delightful because of the company. Parking is a little bit pricey as well.

leilanilu (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

I paid $25 for 2 poached eggs, wheat toast, a glass of OJ, and a cup of coffee. Despite having reserved in advance, we were seated in a corner by the butler's pantry. Our food came late. My poached eggs were slightly overcooked, but my companion's eggs (in a benedict) were cooked through and through. Her dish was supposed to come with hash browns, but they were actually roasted potatoes. They weren't bad, but they were not hash browns. Finally, our waiter was flummoxed when we gave him 2 c cards and asked to split the bill. He said we'd have to wait for the manager because he did not know how to operate the computer. We asked to take some food away & he said he would bring us a box. I waved down another waiter who handled our bill and boxed up our take-away for us. I love the Claremont and usually have a good experience there, but this was an unfortunate exception. And the breakfast was way overpriced, even for the location.