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Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar

4.8
1999 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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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
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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: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Phone number
(617) 439-3995
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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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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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Birthday dinner. We had the 6-course price-fixe dinner and we loved 5 out of 6 courses. The one we didn’t like they immediately asked if they could serve something else in its place — and I gladly took them up on the offer by having seconds of flounder — yes, flounder of all things was exquisite. Service was warm and professional, the wine pairing were advent

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious
The service, on the other hand, was very poor. The waiter was rushed and extremely inattentive

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

What a special place... my husband and I were blown away! From the ambiance to the waitstaff to the food... where do I begin! We went for our anniversary (which I mentioned on reservation) everyone in the restaurant starting with hostess wished us a Happy Anniversary. For our anniversary we received a free glass of champagne and a beautiful dessert for free! Of course we didn’t expect it, was such a nice surprise. The service and the food was exceptional. We choose the Voyage menu paired with Wine. Each dish tasted as good as it looked and the wine pared perfectly. Not to mentioned we got a table overlooking the Boston Harbor, very romantic. It was a wonderful experience my husband and I will remember forever. Thanks Meritage!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Our main server (I believe his name was Jean) provided impeccable service. Everyone had the perfect amount of presence and knowledge. Will definitely be back! It was my girlfriend and I’s anniversary and we tried the Voyage tasting menu. The wine was amazing and the pours were generous. Fantastic experience and many thanks :)

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Exceptional service and food was delicious!! It is a bit on the expensive side, but understandable given the great service and fantastic meals. Each course looked like artwork. We got the tasting menu which was reasonably priced for what it was, but also got the wine pairings. The wine pours were a bit on the weak side...a very small amount to go with each course. I would have preferred to have just purchased a bottle for the 2 of us after seeing the amount of wine that came with the pairings. Overall, a great night though.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere as always. Nothing else quite as good in Boston.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the restaurant, the experience was sensational. Being a chef myself, I don't usually take the time to write a review on a place that I dine, however, with Meritage it certainly deserves it. I took My parents out for a birthday dinner and they have not been here in about 20 years, they were both blown away with how exceptional it is now. My father and I both did the 4 course tasting menu which was more than ample for portions and literally everything was delicious. The crab, scallop, foie taco, halibut, lobster, (my mother ordered just the shortrib for an entree and picked off our plates for the other courses) plus the chocolate dish and the sesame dish for dessert were very good. One of the best parts of the meal was the outstanding wine we had. If you are in Boston and looking for an outstanding dining experience that is well worth a michelin rating with a view that is unbeatable and service and food that only exceed your expectations, come to Meritage!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Prefix menu was excellent and the service was top notch

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

As always the restaurant was outstanding.Everyone was welcoming and our meals were timed per. Great detail was paid to allergies and preferences. I have always had great experiences and have dined here for decades. All of my special occasions are celebrated here.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Our first visit to Boston. First restaurant we booked as we landed. Celebrate my birthday. It Was a great evening. Both for me and my wife. Window seats with view. Excellent food. We took the 4 course menu paired with wine. Superp device. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Highly impressed by the presentation, flavors and educational experience for the tasting menu. This place is a hidden gem.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Spectacular, from start to finish - food, service, etc. Dramatic presentation with a top-notch sommelier. We could not have loved it more and think it was better than Per Se in NYC which we consider on elf the best in the USA. Bravo!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Top notch service! Everything was perfect and the staff was beyond professional. Will recommend to anyone and everyone looking for that special place to bring their special person.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was amazing and the service was really great! The staff did everything to make us feel welcome and special. The wine pairings were spot on and really some interesting wines

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Fabulous restaurant that made a business meeting all the more special. The clients felt we above and beyond by choosing this restaurant and all the special attention we received from the waiters and the Sommelier.

I will definitely go back to this restaurant and I whole heartedly recommend itl

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

An absolutely perfect dinner for my girlfriend's birthday. The entire staff
starting with the valet to the coat check to the hostess to the waiter was
extremely courteous highly professional. Food was amazing and
the wine pairings "spot-on." The pace of the service was absolute perfection--
2 or 3 minutes after finishing our course, the next course was delivered to our
table--not rushed and not waiting....it was my first visit to Meritage in over 5
years....I will be sure not to wait so long for my next return visit!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

OUTSTANDING, from start to finish. Service and food were superb!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had an amazing time. Truly great meal. I went with the four course meal which was delicious to say the least. I will definitely be back again.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

An amazing dinner for our 10th anniversary! Unbelievable food, service, and ambiance. The four course prix fixe was exquisite - in particular the truffle cannelloni was absolutely incredible!! Highly recommended for a special occasion.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This restaurant was disappointing, unfortunately. My fiance and I visited Meritage for our 6-year anniversary, we decided to go with a "price fix menu", which was a 4-course meal for $85 per person, we declined the $45 extra p/p for wine pairing. There was also a "full experience" menu at $125 p/p or $195 with wine pairing and a la carte menu.

PROS
- I mentioned my anniversary on the reservation and the staff congratulated us upon arrival and on our dessert.
- The staff was polite and professional
- Restrooms were cleaned and nice
- They couldn't make a pear martini, but they made an okay blackberry martini for me
- My fiance ordered the Basil Vodka martini and he didn't like it, so they took it back and removed it off of the bill


CONS
- It was about 85 degrees F on our table, one of the staff members confirmed that the heat zone was set like that. On a good note, the heat was adjusted.
- Our waiter was terrible, he was not paying attention to our table...
- It took 20 minutes to take our drink order
- We got drinks and bread/butter 30 minutes after we arrived
- Our first course arrived approximately 45 minutes after we arrived and like I said before, the food was just okay... The Peruvian scallops were my least favorite, they were gooey and blend, the octopus with citrus and chorizo broth was good, the lobster was okay, the poached pear was just too sweet. My fiance had the Alaskan King crab, which was very good, the truffle cannelloni- rich but good, the lobster, and 70% chocolate, also rich and very filling.

This restaurant was not worth $300 for two (includes tip). Overall, I was not impressed at all, I've had way better food at The Bancroft or Capital Grill for half that. I will not come back to Meritage.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Good restaurant. Spectacular view. Service, however, is mediocre

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was very presentive. Ellegant and delicious but the price was outrageous. The waiter was very professional and friendly...

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent all the way around. The food service and wines were fabulous.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and service was very good. Asked waiter to pair wines with each course and wines were very good. It WAS very expensive.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

This was Christmas Eve four course dinner for two with wine pairings optional. Service was perfect. A class act. (The customer is always right at this establishment.) The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about all the wines and dishes. The only part of the entire meal that was not excellent was the bread. Three kinds were offered; the Boston brown bread was dry and cold, the others were fresh and warm. All of the four courses, for both of us, were delicious, wonderfully prepared, visually appealing. Tables far apart, quiet, and optimal for private conversation. Expensive and worth it. We have been here many times for special occasions and will return soon.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

There are few places in Boston where you can have an exceptional, leisurely meal and feel that you have a privacy in the middle of a restaurant. The food and the ambiance are top notch, and the service should be considered the benchmark for a fine dining experience. Bravo!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Good but not brilliant.

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4.0Dined on December 5, 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Entire visit was phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

great meal, fantastic service! highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 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.

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5.0Dined 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 !

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Great elegant fine dining with impressive wine list and impeccable service

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5.0Dined 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!!!!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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