Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar
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Beautiful view from the window tables. The tables are nicely spaced. I particularly liked the fact that the window tables are offset from the windows by few feet so that the waiters can move freely to either side of the table and never have to reach across the table to serve food, fill water, or take away plates.
The food was excellent, although the portions are not large. The tasting menu looked quite good, but we didn't have time, so we ordered a la carte. We were served two delicious amuse-bouches.
As we left we were given small gift boxes which contained candies of some sort (still haven't eaten them).
This is the best restaurants I have ever been,wonderful night.
Celebrating anniversary in style.
We dined at Meritage and we were celebrating my wife’s birthday. The view, food and the experience was flaw less and top notch.
Amazing service and food. Will be back.
Like that they have small plates again as well as large plates. Prices are reasonable. Nice variety of choices. Great menu. Food is very well prepared and tasty. Wonderful presentation. Chef taste is a nice touch.
Lovely evening with lifelong friends. From arrival to departure everything happened seamlessly. The mushroom bisque was rich and mushroom meaty, we were almost said when we finished it. The halibut was light and flavorful. A very generous portion with perfect accompaniments. Everyone who interacted with our table was professional and courteous. We had a table overlooking the harbor and watched twilight arrive. Really beautiful! And the noise level was what we were looking for. We wanted to catch up and feared a cacophony. It was perfect for conversation. We highly recommend Meritage
Wonderful staff, delicious food and beautiful scenery.
The food was excellent and kudos to the chef for having such a great menu. However, the service was not so great- specifically timing. It felt as if other tables got more attention than our table. For example the table next to us was constantly having their silverware replaced while for us it took quite some time. Also, the bread dish remained on the table throughout the night , even though we pushed it to the side and it was empty. For the $$ value, in my opinion the service could have been more on point.
Meritage never ceases to impress. The 6 course chef tasting with wine pairing is absolutely amazing and the level of service is 2nd to none.
Highly, highly recommend
Always one of are favorite places to go. It’s a classy high end restaurant overlooking the water. Food is always made to perfection a lot with the wait staff being terrific. I would recommend to anyone looking for a special dinner night
Amazing! Great food, and ambient. The service is extraordinary, the waiters seem to be really happy to serve. It is super nice to be in a place where they remember you and call you by name.
The staff was on point and the experience was outstanding!
Good location, beautiful setting and excellent service. Food is average.
Attentive staff, a knowledgeable Sommelier together with great food. A wedding anniversary we will remember. Thank you so much.
Dinner here was a bit disappointing. We picked the octopus as first course - the dish proved to be mediocre: the octopus was on the bland side, the sauce and accompaniments were overly spicy and featuring falcors that didnt match well with the octopus, and the overall technical execution was below average. The entrees of Halibut and Scallops proved to be much better - the scallops dish being well balanced and very nicely done, with excellent products. Desert was also on the diappointing side: the (deconstructed) ''apple pie' had apples which were undercooked, and the 'palet d'or'' (a classic French chocolate cake) was a bit dry instead of beig creamy and voluptuous as it should be. Service was very attentionate but a bit stiff and there were very few diners. The overall impression is that a real chef doesnt inhabit this place, which is rather operated as a business which has lost sight of a real passion for cuisine.
Serene & scrumptious! Impeccable service & decor! Perfect for our night “on the town” in Boston...
Excellent food and amazing wine list! We had a wonderful dinner and highly recommend this restaurant.
Great food! Chef Daniel Bruce is a master! Wine pairings are spot on.
Took my wife here for a valatines dinner, and we were blown away by how well you are taken care of. We were greeted graciously, taken to our table. Our waiter introduced himself and answered all our questions, as well as his recommendation. We decided on the Valentine special 6 course meal with the wine pairing, and what a meal it was! Everything was amazing! And once again before each meal, we were introduced to the wine that would go with our meal and explained it's origin. The restaurant itself is beautiful, from the table setting to the environment. It isn't crowded with other customers and the music is not loud and not to quite to enjoy. Everything about this place is just wonderful! Highly recommend!
I love this restaurant, and would always recommend his as a true food experience. The complaint this time was the shortage of staff. Though the restaurant was not busy, it seemed the server had little time and the sommelier continuously left my glass empty.
Lovely setting overlooking the harbor. Great service/great wine list. Had 4 course prix fixe dinner with wine - spanish octopus was sublime, coffee rubbed steak was not as flavorful as expected and desert was average. My wife had more consistent excellent food experience (shrimp w/crab, poached lobster), but also shared the average desert experience. Very good overall, just not a consistently 'wow' food experience over the 4 courses.
The level of service is outstanding. The food was delicious. Our waiter was perfect.
Meritage offers an outstanding dining experience with a menu that features locally sourced dishes and servers who share their understanding and appreciation of each item on the menu, and the accompanying wines. They feed both the body and mind. One should be prepared to take their time to savor all that is offered.
Service was impeccable. Food amazing. If you have the opportunity, do the chefs table multi course meal with the wine pairings!
One of the top ten dinning experiences that I have had. Perfect timing as we were celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary. We are familiar with Chef Bruce from his terrific Wine Festival dinners but this was a first trip to the restaurant.
Spot on service, wonderfully clever that was food beautifully presented, and they acknowledged our occasion with class. Chef Bruce creates elegant dishes that are unpretentious and accessible. The restaurant itself is intimate but alive.
I couldn't recommend Meritage more highly
Outstanding food and service! The best dining experience that I’ve had in my life. I can’t say enough about the exceptional food and service. The Meritage is all about an exceptional dining experience from the moment you arrive through a professional and courteous escort as you are leaving. Class act all the way. They “nailed” what it means to have an upscale and classy dining experience with the best food! Much thanks Meritage!!!!
Significant disappointment that kitchen would not allow any substitution on their tasting menu. Asked to alter one first course to change from scallop to tuna due to shellfish issue. Wouldn’t accommodate the request. There were only 11 people in the dining room the entire time we were there. I have eaten in much finer restaurants with tasting menus and never had a similar request denied, including many internationally acclaimed restaurants (Michelin starred restaurants). The thought that this somehow altered the integrity of the proposed menu is almost insulting to me as a diner. The result of this was also that the others in the party could not enjoy the tasting menu as everyone at the table had to choose this.
My experience at Meritage was incredible. I really wanted to treat my girlfriend that night and given it was our first date of the year, everything had to be done right. They went above and beyond their duties to make our night special. My girlfriend felt like a princess. This place holds a special spot in my heart now. Incredible experience.
Went for a family dinner celebrating a birthday. Brought our young kids. They have a kids menu!!!! Best Chicken Fingers ever and the ice cream sundae was to die for - and that's the KIDS' food! The adults went for the vineyard to table menu - and it was great! Just a head's up - don't drive after - get a cab. You will get a full glass of wine - not a tasting amount. So - that's 6 glasses of wine - plus whatever you had while deciding if you were gonna go for the tasting menu. Food was amazing and just enough to feel full but not stuffed.
They have tables for 4 right next to the panorama windows overlooking the channel. The view was lovely in the winter but I can imagine it's quite spectacular in the summer.
Great place and great staff.My waiter was amazing, a French older gentleman, he was outsatanding and very friendly.
I come here for their New Year Brunch in the past several years, the ambiance, by the waterfront is unbeatable, in the past they event have live music (not this year).
This year i found the value is the worst, but the service is the best.
The refill of food and drinks are very generous, you see staff continue refilling food which was nice. They kept the cocktail shrimps, seafood bar and sushi at the buffet coming non-stop. At the table the freshly squeezed OJ and coffee are being consistently refilled without the need to ask for them.
However the menu used to include a craving station, this year it is gone, the varieties of food at the buffet is much less than any of the years in the past, a bit disappointed.
They also used to validate your parking at the underground garage so it is only about $20 for the duration of the brunch, this year they don't offer that, parking at the underground garage turned into $40, not cool.
Worst experience ever. Reserved a table for New Years Eve a couple months in advance. We came in early to our late reservation and they were happy to seat us. Service was extra extra slow but that was fine with us because we like to have wine with each course and were waiting for the fireworks. When our main courses finally came out they were luke warm, dry and not glossy like they had been under a lamp for an extended period of time. We sent our medium well steak (intended to be medium rare) and the painfully dry pheasant back. The chef promptly came out to speak with us, while at first I was pleased as I thought he was coming to confirm exactly what the issue was so he could address it properly but instead he came with the news that he had thrown out half the ingredients and was out of pheasant so couldn’t complete either dish properly for us....????? This news of irresponsibility by the chef was accompanied by his offensive attitude. He was clearly aggravated that we had sent our food back and was not going to let us leave satisfied. We painfully had a $600 bill with only 1 round of drinks removed for the inconvenience of our poorly executed entrees two time since the second go around was not cooked much better with sides thrown together with whatever had not yet been thrown away. Worst dining experience my husband and I have ever had. I have posted this late as I was trying to forget the experience and move on but as we’ve enjoyed several wonderful dinners this week in Vail it has only brought light to our awful experience here. We will never be back and hope to relay that the chef is lacking pride in his work and is not concerned that all his customers are enjoying his best every time.
It was a great experience to book a reservation through open table. I really recommend this app and the restuarant.
Service is really professional
My wife and I have been celebrating Christmas Eve at Meritage for several years and each year has been a great experience. Some have been better the others, but all have have been good and 2018's was one of the best. The ambience, wonderful harbor views, and the efficient, pleasant service combine the excellent food to make a great evening. Christmas eve offers a four course set menu with choices at each course. Our choices at each course were beautifully prepared. There is an option of a wine pairing. I would strongly recommend it. The choices fit perfectly. The whole evening was, as always, an important part of our celebration from the warm welcome to the small box of complimentary chocolates presented on our departure.
Three of us had dinner to celebrate Christmas/Birthday. The food was delicious. Two of us had halibut which was a large piece on a bed of risotto. It was very filling. The other had short rib which she said was very good. We had a chocolate dessert which beautifully presented and delicious. It was enhanced by the whipped cream which we had to request. I did think the drinks were expensive. My friend paid $25 for a glass of wine and margaritas were $16. Our waiter Jean was terrific - very attentive and personable.
Great tasting food and atmosphere!