Meritage - Scarsdale

4.7
270 reviews
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Since 2004, Meritage Restaurant has combined the warmth and comfort that you expect from your favorite neighborhood restaurant with an exciting New American menu sourced from local purveyors. This ensures that we're able to present only the freshest seasonal ingredients all year round. Our mission is to offer great food served by a professional staff that truly cares about enhancing your dining experience, while supporting the highest standards of responsible, sustainable food production. Executive Chef Chris Vergara's Italian roots and French culinary training are a unique combination that makes many of our customers feel that we are their "second kitchen". Our attention to detail in the kitchen, along with the welcoming atmosphere created by Manager/Owner Jamie Steinthal, has enabled us to grow and prosper for the past nine years.
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NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tuesday is BYO day. Good menu, excellent food and home style service makes Meritage a neighborhood gem.

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GL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The experience was delightful, I would recommend it to anyone who considers going. The wait staff were friendly and they made sure we were informed about the food arrival. Most importantly the food was on point really enjoyed it.

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a truly unforgettable experience and will definitely be back again!

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meritage in Scarsdale is a hidden gem! Convenience, outstanding service, great food and fantastic wine list and creative cocktails! Don't miss out on this gem in Scarsdale! Other restaurants come and go, but Meritage has withstood the test of time and continues to turn out a fantastic menu!
The only lingering question is the landlord and their greed of wanting to charge them even more rent then they are paying now! Scarsdale landlords already charge NYC type rents for the retail spaces, with only a fraction of the NYC population available to shop at them! I would rather see thriving, community, small businesses then vacant spaces. Meritage is a must-eat restaurant for anyone who has not been. Let it become your regular spot thereafter! They will remember you!

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KW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Meritage many times, went for my wife's birthday. Service and food was excellent as usual . One of our local favorites!

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T
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our experience for the most part. However when we ordered drinks they could not made as they were out of one of the ingredients and my husband’s second choice, which was one of their specialty cocktails, could not be made either. The waitress then made a suggestion of an alternative which was fine. The food was delicious but as the restaurant got more crowded the wait staff were stretched and our waitress seemed to disappear.

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Overpriced moderately good French food. Service is unschooled. Mediocre ambiance. Maybe go Wednesday’s for half price wine.

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J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, my go to restaurant for dates, special occasions, anything slightly special.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came with family from Colorado - big foodies. They loved the food, service and particularly the ambiance

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just found our new westchester date spot! Everything was superb from the service to the food! Thanks for a wonderful night!

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AF
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend’s birthday.

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, have been going for years, never had a bad meal, everything well prepared

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AK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great.

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W
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delivers a solid meal. Had a 1/2 portion of pasta for app and veal parm entree

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H
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to explore Meritage for restaurant week, Sunday brunch. Food was excellent, really a cut above other places. The Mimosa bar was extra special: bring your own champagne and you can try several mixers to create various versions of Mimosas. So fun and only $6 per person!

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SL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Tony is a must..... makes everything perfect. Easy great food.

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RH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff and good noise level for conversation.

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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Meritage has been a local favorite of mine for many years. The food is always excellent and the staff is warm and welcoming. I look forward to my next meal there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. The restaurant was packed so a bit noisy.

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VB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Standard dishes on the menu but deliciously done. A quiet environment, older crowd in the dining room.

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P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Valentine dinner with my wife. Had an 8:30 reservation and were not seated til 9:20, I don’t meat of any kind and called the day before to make sure that the fish on the Prix Fix menu would not run out. So when finally seated the fish was not available. The waitress was exhausted by this time and was not attentive at all. She went into the kitchen and advised that they will be able to do some salmon for me and then disappeared. So now at 9:40 noticing that the restaurant was half empty and that in 10 minutes that other half would be gone and we hadn’t even ordered yet, we decided to cut our loses and stood up and left.

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D
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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CN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was amazing!!! Addicted to the roast chicken

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d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

another great evening- great food, service, setting.

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JR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

It is so disappointing that the service was so terrible during our visit because the food was quite delicious and the location is perfect for where we live.

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b
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

inventive food, great wine list..outstanding!.... a go-to place for 33 years

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BM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A wonderful experience all around! Looking forward to next time!

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ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal!

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DV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice first experience--the staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive and though it was New Years Eve, allowed our party to linger over coffee comfortably. The food was quite delicious and I enjoyed every last drop, though I had trouble deciding what to order with so many wonderful choices. Highly recommend for a special occasion, or just any night you want great food in a comfortable, cozy atmosphere.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and they were very accommodating once I told them I was Gluten Free (celiac). I think a little pricey but probably on par with city restaurants.

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OT
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Meritage is a place to meet friends where you can hear each other talk. The food was excellent. We love their shrimp and white bean appetizer, and their salads are delicious. A few of us had fish dishes which were well prepared using fresh ingredients. The veal Milanese was very good. The ambiance is a bit flat but if you come for the company and food, that is not a major issue.

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M
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love coming here Christmas Eve and brought friends ( we dine here other times also naturally)- We like the small atmosphere, tasty food & wine list choices. Service was excellent & friendly. Always recommend - one of our favortites.

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BH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just started going to Meritage and think it is one of the very best restaurants in the NYC area. The food is fantastic. It is fresh and sophisticated.
The beautiful venue is very quiet even when it is filled with happy eaters. That's important for us since one of us enjoys conversations more if there is not a battle with over loud music! At Meritage, the music is soft and enjoyable. There is a warm buzz of conversation and eating pleasure.
The wait staff is delightful and the service is superb.
We look forward to our next visit!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tony, our waiter, is a gem!

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C
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great idea to open for Brunch! Wonderful food and BYOB make it an all around winner.

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CB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time having Brunch at Meritage, and not surprised, they never disappoint.
Food was excellent, service excellent and attentive.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an early dinner here before going to a performance nearby. The service was attentive. Each of us had something different, and all four of us thoroughly enjoyed what we had. When we left a bit after 7 p.m., the restauarant had filled up. I'd come here again.

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e
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was there for Sunday brunch and it was a prix fixe menu. Food was very good, enjoyed the meal...ambiance leaves a lot to be desired and probably would have given it 5 stars but just a plain room and tables....service was great and made the meal very pleasant.

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