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About Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar

Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar takes the unique approach of matching wine and food with a dynamic, sensory-evoking menu that offers guests a memorable culinary experience while simplifying the art of pairing. Led by Chef Daniel Bruce and created by Chef de Cuisine Keith Bombaugh, the new Meritage menu features Contemporary American cuisine and highly creative dishes that are seasonally driven, artistic in nature and tell a story.
The new menu honors the restaurant’s hallmark of matching wine to food, an art that Chef Bruce is well known for, and showcases Chef Bombaugh’s whimsical culinary approach. Chef Bruce and Chef Bombaugh base the Meritage menu on ingredients at the peak of freshness and flavor. Working with unusual and varied ingredients allows each dish on the menu to be unique while simultaneously enhancing the wine’s flavor

70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Wine Bar, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Cross Street:
Atlantic Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 439-3995

Website:
http://www.meritagetherestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Validated parking is available for dinner reservations. Valet Parking will be $18 with validation. Validation is good for up to 4 hours. Car must enter the garage after 4:30PM.

Public Transit:
South Station stop on the Red Line
Aquarium stop on the Blue Line

Executive Chef:
Daniel Bruce

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Meritage can accommodate all of your special event needs. From Graduation Celebrations to Rehearsal Dinners and Showers, our dedicated team is on hand to assist in carefully planning your event.

Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Good but not brilliant.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We are disappointed that Meritage changed their menu format from a small plate / large plate option for all menu items to the traditional appetizer / main setup. Their creative chef induces a desire to try many things, but that doesn't work so well now. The new menu will discourage future visits for us.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

A true surprise that surpassed our expectations. Each item that was placed in front of us was a true delight and the price for such a delicious fine dining experience was excellent value. I will be back for sure and be recommending to everyone. Insider tip, try any of the fish they have on offer, it will be cooked to perfection!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Most amazing food, view, and ambiance. I highly recommend the mushrooms, delicious and beautifully served!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Entire visit was phenomenal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

great meal, fantastic service! highly recommended!

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Came here for my Fiancé 's Birthday. Wasn't expecting much in terms of vegetarian options but the server and the chef both surprised us by accommodating our request. The food options were amazing and the sommelier even helped us decide on our wine based on our tastes.
We aren't very fancy people and were nervous about this place. But the staff is really kind and immediately made us feel really special which is a great positive in any restaurant we visit.

I would definitely recommend this place for special occasions.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Spectacular view, amazing serivce, and delicious food. I had the lamb and my husband had the scrod. We are looking firward to another date night at Meritage !

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was fantastic, the service was perfect, and the view from the restaurant was incredible. Couldn't have been more pleased!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great elegant fine dining with impressive wine list and impeccable service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding experience. We were there for my mother’s 75th birthday and the entire staff helped make this a first class celebration. The food was beyond excellent and my Mom commented that dinner at Meritage May have been the best gift I had given her in a very long time!!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Wow! Truly superb service, food, presentation and wine list. This was an exceptional dining experience that will go down as among the best in my already blessed life. This is not a place for young kids (chicken fingers and Mac n cheese are not options on the menu) but a great place for an overdue romantic dinner with your spouse or business dinner to impress a refined client.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Exquisite presentation without being ostentatious. Food delicious. Crab salad was fantastic - more crab than I've ever seen and amazing combo of flavors. Smoked beet salad, halibut and lamb were all delicious too. Highly recommended.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

One of the most enjoyable dinners out ever. And we've been eating out for a long time! Service was unintrusive, not rushed, but attentive. Food was outstanding and accompanying wine flights on the mark. The waterfront view is the perfect accompaniment to the food, service, and decor.

Truly, a wonderful evening.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Kuala Lumpur)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food, wine pairings, service, and presentation were all impeccable.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Took daughter and grandchild to Saturday Night dinner at one of top High level restaurants in Boston. They all loved it! Food was excellent and service outstanding as usual. New menu including pasta with truffles, and Octopus appertizers were very good. New main course of Rabbit was very good and probably only one of few places you can get it in Boston. Tenderloin, halibut and ribs were also very well done.
Only slight negative were the wine prices - quite high. But as my grandson said, “ this is some place special and I’d love to come back”
We will!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Anniversary

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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This really was an exceptional restaurant. The food was creative made from excellent ingredients, perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Not a place for a casual or cheap night out but somewhere to chose if you want a special night out. The service was exceptional and the staff were really experts in the cuisine being offered, attentive but not overbearingly, friendly and helpful. The dishes were creative but not pretentious and we came away feeling that we really had experienced something special. Rare praise from my wife and I!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Best restaurant I've ever been to. Amazing from start to finish.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was excellent and the service was superior.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Visiting Boston from San Francisco. A great choice for us.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Restaraunt was beautiful
Service was incredible. But the food was not great for the value. I wish the menu was different becauseI would off loved to go back on the future.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent as always

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

A pricey place but well worth it for the right occasion. Excellent help from wait staff for choosing an appropriate and tasty wine. Two thumbs up! Also, exceptional for maintaining special event details.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very special dinner.What a wonderful restaurant-wonderful dinner,incredible service,wonderful atmosphere.What a great night

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Our dinner at Meritage was overall quite delightful: the service was impeccable, the environment very nice (especially our view of the waterfront), and the menu was quite interesting and often whimsical. The only downside was dessert, which we had heard would be worth staying for but turned out to be disappointing. The menu was also quite expensive, especially compared to other high-caliber dinners we've had in the Boston area (no doubt we were paying for the location as well as the food/service).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Meritage is an outstanding restaurant, with beautiful views of the Boston Harbor. The wine-themed food pairings are well concieved and many are quite playful (.e.g, the PB&J Foie Gras). The wine list is extensive and offers many options at different budget levels. The sommeliers are quite knowledgeable and offer excellent advice when deciding which wines to pair with the menu options.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 12, 2017

This restaurant hits all the marks for a high quality destination. Unique menue , attentive staff,
on-the-water location , and excellent food. It is marred only by an outrageous charge ($49) to park your car ( not valet ).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Meritage is a wonderful restaurant. Everything was absolutely lovely for our special occasion. The service and atmosphere are unbeatable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We went to this restaurant for our 50th anniversary. Our dinner was fantastic as well as the service. Had the pb&j foie gras as an apertizer and we both had the short ribs for the main course. The attention to details was impressive. Great wine list and the view from the booths of the harbor is lovely. Made for a very special night for us.

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The Waygu filet was excellent. The vegetables were cooked perfectly.

The chef's pre-meal pallet cleansing bites were not very good...the texture of the caviar jam was NOT pleasing.

The wine sommelier was VERY SLOW and the restaurant was not half full on the evening that we dined. We had to request wine refills which is not typical for a restaurant of this type. I expected far superior wine service.

The atmosphere is beautiful. The views are perfect.

Overall, it is good; but don't expect too much.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Amazing service and food - best restaurant we have been to in Boston!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I love this place. I Choose to come here once a year to celebrate the day I asked my Special Girl to be Mine. This restaurant was the day I asked.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Beautiful views, great service, delicious food and wine. Only suggestion is to dim the lights over the tables for improved ambiance.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Absolutely loved the food, especially the duck breast and forest floor mushrooms. The suggested wine pairing was superb! Definitely recommend the place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Buena ubicación y estupenda vista
Amplia carta de vinos

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Wonderful service and overall experience. Great wine list, wonderful food choices and great overall experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We had a crazy good meal. The dishes were presented with an extraordinary artistic flair. And they were tasty and deliciously aromatic. The four of us had an adventure as well as a tasty meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

There were many creative dishes on the menu and a great wine list. Not many vegetarian options but the chef did offer a great solution with risotto and vegetables that were steamed to perfection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Service was exceptional. Food was OK... it was a very unique experience to say the least. Highly recommend for the experienced foodies.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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