This was our first visit to the Meritage and definitely will be returning. It was a very good experience from beginning to end.
Decided to go to Meritage instead of one of the more expensive restaurants in Newport for our one year anniversary dinner and was so happy we did. Had a delish glass of wine with my rib eye. Cooked perfectly to medium rare and my husband's filet mignon cooked perfectly to medium. Was pleasantly surprised to not have be charged extra for sauteed mushrooms and goat cheese chive butter for our steaks. We had a hard time picking out a dessert and ultimatrly got a piece of the chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse filling. It was nicely packaged and so delicious! Very moist and light.
Food was very good. Just sad to see a lack of any kind of dress code with some scruffy jeans and t-shirts hurting the ambiance.
We went to celebrate my birthday. The atmosphere was energetic and everyone was extremely friendly. Both my husband and I got the tuna special and my husband loved his but mine was a little sinewy. I told my server who took it away immediately and returned with a new serving a few minutes later that was delicious. Our server was excellent, very personable and very efficient. He really helped in making my birthday a very memorable experience!
Family gathering for my wife's birthday. Expansive cocktail choices, nice wine list and many great menu options. Service was great, we were seated under a stereo speaker. We asked the waiter if the volume could be lowered which was performed immediately. The manager checked back to see if we were OK with the volume adjustment. would recommend this restaurant.
Loved my Lobster Cardanale. Absolutely delicious and not a heavy cream sauce.
Service was incredible. Jess was our waitress, very personable, great for small conversation. Grilled clams had a funky taste to them
Wonderful food, best childrens' menu anywhere! Went with my family for a birthday. Great dining options for everyone, with perfectly cooked & sauced meat, poultry and fish. I had the Faroe Islands Salmon, my daughter had the trio kebabs, my son-in-law had a delicious pork chop. Have never seen a better childrens' menu - instead of fast/junk food, several great small portion options from the regular menu. My 9 and 10 year old grandchildren loved it. My adult daughter & I loved the dessert pizza - unique & delicious. I would go again. Our server was a bit inefficient and slow...he could have used some training.
Dined on a Sunday afternoon to celebrate two family members birthday's. Everything about our dining experience was great; the food, the service, the ambience, the list could go on and on. We've never had a bad experience at Meritage and highly recommend it.
The food, service and ambiance were exceptional once again!
We dine at Meritage infrequently but have enjoyed the food each time. On a busy Friday night at 7:15, we first enjoyed a drink at the moderately busy bar while waiting for our table. From the conversations we heard, it seems that there is regular clientele for the restaurant. Bartenders were friendly and prompt. Generous pours at a reasonable price.
When we were seated at our table in the rear dining space, we waited a few minutes before the waiter greeted us. Expected on a busy night. Our waiter was courteous and efficient. Our meals, Kabob and Portuguese Clams over Capellini were both excellent. Bottle of wine nicely complimented our meals. Both meals were plentiful allowing us to skip desserts and coffee.
We will return to Meritage and my guess is that it will again be a pleasant experience with good service and food.
Great experience as always
We visit Meritage 3-4 times a year and I've yet to ever have a bad meal. I usually tend to pick from the menu then last minute switch to one of the specials and I've never had a regret. The special on this evening was a Striped Bass with lemon butter finish and Crab Meat Risotto with Asparagus. Delicious!
My friend liked his meal but I found the salmon portion small and overcooked, and the "mixed greens were a poor excuse for a salad. The risotto was good as was the dessert pizza.
As always, we experienced great service from the moment we walked in! It was restaurant week & they always do such a fantastic job, offering almost every entree, many full sized apps & desserts! Meritage remains one of our most favorite restaurants!