Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar

4.6
2053 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar takes the unique approach of matching wine and food with a dynamic, sensory-evoking menu that offers guests an unforgettable culinary experience while simplifying the art of pairing. Led by Chef Daniel Bruce, the innovative Meritage menu is designed to marry culinary flavors to wine flavors. With a passion for food, wine and the art of pairing the two, Chef Daniel Bruce draws inspiration from his experience as Chef and Founder of the Boston Wine Festival. Daniel’s deeply-rooted ties with vintners from around the world are integrated throughout the dining experience in a unique Vineyard-to-Table concept.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Wine Bar, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Phone number
(617) 439-3995
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Daniel Bruce
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Atlantic Avenue
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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.
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Public transit
South Station stop on the Red Line
Aquarium stop on the Blue Line
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.

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What 2053 People Are Saying
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New York Area
9 reviews
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff and the location and. Food was excellent.

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New England
17 reviews
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The five course meal along with the wine pairing was exquisite. Highly recommended!

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New England
5 reviews
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy our date nights at this restaurant. Great ambiance and great food. Wine list is amazing!

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k
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No complaints. Food was outstanding as well as service.

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CH
New England
1 review
1.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Bad service, we ordered tastes menu for two, one with wine for $45 , first wine, we have not taste at all , coz waiter dropped off our wine on the floor, also, he never gives us back for first wine or say anything to us. We won't come back again.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cliff was great the entire environment was wonderful next time we visit Boston we will go back to Meritage.

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Tampa
38 reviews
5.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were impeckible. The only down check is that even making reservations over a month before requesting a booth - when we arrived our table wasn't available. We were told it is first come first served. Why bother to make a request if someone can just walk in ahead of you and get a requested table. Bad policy. Made us feel very unimportant.

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Ottawa
1 review
4.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We highly enjoyed our dining experience at Meritage. The food was absolutely outstanding, and well worth the trip to Boston. The atmosphere in the restaurant is also warm and inviting, with a great view.

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PM
New York Area
21 reviews
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haute cuisine dinning at its absolute best in EVERY way. The service was warm and friendly and efficient. The cuisine itself was inventive yet completely satisfying. The wine flights were exceedingly well chosen. The ambiance was elegant and modern. The views were stunning. What more can I say?

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New England
16 reviews
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was superb as was the 6-course Chef tasting menu. The wine pairings were spot-on, the food was amazing and the service was second to none. This is a well oiled machine run by one of the greatest chefs in Boston, Mr. Daniel Bruce.

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BA
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our wedding anniversary. Food was excellent and the service was awesome. Will definitely come back.

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EN
Detroit
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We( my husband and I) were visiting Boston for first time , I wanted to do upscale restaurant with harbor view-and we had it all. We enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service. I had best dessert so far in Boston-it was an art -flavor and presentations were amazing. It was great touch was a small box of chocolates on way out-just great.
We had glimpse of harbor at night , great jazz music festival on the wharf and short walk to hotel -that was very memorable and romantic, everything you can wish for

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very amazing ambiance. The staff is nice. We would come back again!

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KK
Chicago
3 reviews
5.0Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wanted a great meal after flying into Boston for the night and couldn't have chosen better. The menu was one of the best (and most varied) we've ever encountered, and the food was incredible, beginning with the amuse bouche and the "bread" which was topped with thin slices of potato to the raw oysters, cheese cart, and the light, delicious desserts. The wine parings and the wine were excellent, and the service was outstanding. The evening view of the Boston Harbor was delightful as well. Highly recommend The Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar!

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New England
11 reviews
5.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful evening celebrating a special event. We were greeted warmly and made to feel special. Our primary server, Jean, was outstanding! Service was perfectly attentive without being intrusive. We had the tasting menu with wines. The food courses were delicious and the wines were paired exquisitely. The starting course was one of the best scallop dishes we have ever had. The following courses of flounder, duck and beef were all unique and extraordinary. The view of the harbor changing as the sun sets is enchanting. Definitely would recommend this for a special occasion.

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New England
25 reviews
5.0Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Idyllic spot, romantic, fun,spectacular service, and outstanding food
Beautiful space and great views of Boston Harbor

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RP
1 review
5.0Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine to food pairing was excellent. Service was great, there were always at least 2 people serving us. I can recommend Pre Fix menu to anyone who has travelled in Europe. You will not be disappointed

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S
1 review
5.0Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My partner and I had the pleasure of dining here for my birthday. We arrived at about 7:45, and admittedly had some difficulty finding the restaurant through the hotel, as the restaurant's front entrance seemed to be undergoing construction.
The hotel in which Meritage resides is opulent and cavernous, with lovely harborside scenery from its many expansive windows. The view from inside the restaurant was just as captivating, and we enjoyed watching the sun set as we ate.

The service provided throughout our meal was exceptional. Though there were minor peccadillos that are hardly worth mentioning, we felt as though we were well attended to and that the meal was well-paced.
The menu was equally as impressive; the food was balanced skillfully between inventive and traditional, and was consistently well portioned. The standout of the night, however, was the wine pairing, which in every course was intelligent and symbiotic with the food. With a name like 'Meritage,' one would hope the wine offering would be impressive, and indeed the sommelier did not disappoint.

Overall, the experience was well deserving of its price point, and will remain in my mind for more lavish special occasions.

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FP
Atlanta
4 reviews
5.0Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food very good. service was extremely attentive. nice view of harbor. Would go back.

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SL
Dallas
17 reviews
4.0Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Our food was outstanding and the place has a wonderful view of Boston Harbor. Our service was very, very poor for a high end restaurant. Our waiter never checked on us or asked us if we needed anything during the entire dinner. We usually had to stop him and ask for items though out the night. Usually at a very high end place you have two or three people checking on you though out the dinner. So if you want outstanding food with a great view and do not mind poor service this is your place.

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EH
Washington DC
5 reviews
4.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent. We really liked our waiter too but it seemed short of waiters - we counted 2 waiters for 12-13 tables. Too much for them to cover to offer the service one expects at this type of restaurant. They appeared to do their best. Recommend 4 waiters.

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New England
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience it was my fiancee's birthday day and she loved every bit of it .
Price is okay . See the pictures below.

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New England
1 review
3.0Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

I was not impressed was just so so. Service was poor

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New England
1 review
3.0Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

While the service, ambience and food presentations were excellent, except for the steak, all foods served were barely lukewarm. While the flavor of most of the dishes was good, though somewhat bland, hot foods should be served piping hot. The flexible chocolate ganach had little flavor and the texture of a bar of clay. My steak was served almost raw and then recooked and ruined although I could tell that it had been a lovely piece of beef. The view of the Harbor was fabulous for me, but my husband had a view of the outside wall of the building. The complimentary champagne for our 44th Anniversary was a nice touch and the wait staff were all so lovely and happy to snap pictures of the occasion for us. You have a wonderful setting and a fabulous location but we were surprised that a 5 Star restaurant could be so disappointing for the price. I’d like to try again to see if it was just an off night but not sure I’d risk the cost.

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K
Tampa
5 reviews
4.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant but pricey . The food was good with small portions. A nice restaurant for special occasions

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DC
Chicago
3 reviews
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Amazing view. Attentive wait staff. Nicely spaced tables. We did the prix fixe with wine pairings and our sommelier was the best we have ever had, highly informative without being a pedant.

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San Diego
1 review
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply awesome!

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GW
New England
5 reviews
4.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and ambience were excellent; food was very good, no so great. We would return,

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JD
1 review
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary at Meritage. We were very impressed with the staff and the location. We don't normally go to 'fancy' places like this but we had a great experience. The food was so different but so tasty from anything we've ever had before. I'd def go back again.

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LM
New England
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences we’ve had in Boston.

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FH
New England
6 reviews
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant room and service. A nice prix fixe menu with excellent wine parings.

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New England
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an awesome time celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary. The waitstaff was excellent and attentive all night long. Food was cooked to perfection and presentation was right on. As a former foods teacher I greatly appreciate the effort Chef Bruce put into each recipe. Every sauce, or garnish enhanced the plate. The little extras and wine pairing were always a welcomed surprise. We definitely will return to this restaurant and I give it my highest recommendation. 5 stars

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e
New England
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful food, extraordinary service without pretension, great ambiance and harbor view.

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AG
1 review
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Great food and service. Definitely come again. 6 course meal was very good along with the wine.

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C
New England
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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r
New England
11 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

creative cuisine; everything perfectly prepared; impeccable service

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OT
New England
1 review
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service . Delicious food . Beautiful view . Loved it and would highly recommend it

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LL
New England
6 reviews
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Vineyard to Table tasting menu with wine pairings. This is the second time we have done this, and it was amazing both times. I highly recommend this for a special occasion with a little bit of adventure.

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G
San Diego
28 reviews
4.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Wonderful food, great wine list and shaky service. We requested a quiet table and we were seated at a nice table....until 50 to 75 conventioneers walked right through the middle of the dining room to a banquet room which is merely a glass partition right next to our table. We literally could not hear each other.....what were they thinking. We moved to a table next to the kitchen that was ironically quieter but no view. Service was amateurish and lacked experience and focus for a fine dining restaurant. It is a pity....the food was amazing.

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JR
New England
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meritage is amazing!!!!

The food and service was beyond my expectations

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