Meritage Wine Bar

4.8
305 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Meritage Wine Bar serves locally sourced farm fresh food from New York and surrounding areas. Matched with great wines from the old and the new world. We are inspired by freshness and will ensure that we give you our guests the best products at the peak of their freshness.
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DaveB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New discovery for us, and have already been there a few times!! Excellent service and food.

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workingmom
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed Meritage-food, vibe, service- all great!

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Les1
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a terrific dinner here at Meritage to celebrate our 12 th anniversary. From appetizers to dessert we enjoyed every bite.
Have enjoyed numerous evenings here from happy hours seated at the bar with their knowledgeable mixologist Paul … (love his spicy specialty drinks) with a warm and inviting no rush home town feel to luxurious dinners in the dining room that can be super charged with a packed dinner service inside and outside but somehow running with a fine tuned staff. It is evident that the waitstaff has been working together for some time and know what they’re doing. That by the way can make or break a meal! Praise goes to a competent manager who is sure to pay attention to details. This restaurant has truly risen to a new level in the last year in our opinion. ( Both of us have been in the business since the 70’s )
The chef is making his mark and I’m so happy to see an owner give his chef free reign to use the finest ingredients and not fall into the trap of cheap shortcuts. It’s rare these days especially after covid to be-able to still execute and deliver fresh complex innovative dishes and remain affordable. I look forward to my next visit … have to have more homemade pasta! Yes!
Thanks to all the staff for a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food pleasant experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was friendly & professional. Welcoming and warm

BB
vipBusyBanker
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend Terry wanted to have dinner, so I suggested Meritage. Although she’s lived in Glen Cove her entire life, she’d never eaten here. I’ve enjoyed many dinners here with family and friends, so it was my recommendation that we meet at Meritage.
The menu was very good, and we each had a salad (she the beets, and I the Caesar). Then Terry had the short rib sandwich, and I had the burrata sandwich. They were huge! I had to peel off the top bread layer to eat it, and it was delicious. Terry enjoyed hers, too, and recollected that she had it for take-out awhile ago. Our server, Francesco, was helpful and attentive. He brought us our cappuccinos and plates so we could split a flourless chocolate cake, which was the perfect ending to a wonderful dinner.
Meritage is a favorite restaurant of mine in Glen Cove.

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kbeluso
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The menu, wine list, cocktail list and service at Meritage are excellent. The only disappointment during our lovely meal was the lack of regular coffee and espresso - they only had decaf available. My concern is that with a lively bar business, the lack of coffee with caffeine does not seem like a good idea.

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vipdrmojo
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great Small plates and of course wine and drink selections. We asked for a taste of a wine we were not familiar with and it was readily provided. It was not to our choosing but that was no problem. The staff is very good. In fact they ran out of vanilla ice cream that night so a new dessert choice was on the house. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best time here!

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LisaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be going back for sure! Every thing was great. We had a large chartucherrie board and small plates, delicious wine. Only complaint was its a bit pricey.

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AlissaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a reservation for this restaurant for my friend’s birthday. I am not from the area and never visited this establishment before. I found it online, referred to their lovely Instagram account, and later heard from a coworker that this was a nice place. When we arrived, we ordered different wine tasting flights, but also shared a pita spread, charcuterie board, along with two small plates. This was all followed by a delicious dessert of the ice cream chocolate chip cookie sandwich and churros. I was pleasantly surprised that this abundance and variety was reasonably priced for a party of two, which made celebrating my friend’s birthday so much more special and exciting. I look forward to spending future special occasions at this wine bar. All of the wines were fantastic, including the yes way rosé tasting flight!! We occupied our table for close to three hours In the back room and as the other patrons finished and the tables were cleared, the staff did not rush us to leave while they were setting up for a dancing room & DJ. A great experience was had by all. We are very satisfied!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food in a welcoming atmosphere. Our server was very nice, knowledgeable & provided good service. Monday’s are 1/2 price on bottles of wine and also bottomless modules. They were very accommodating to our party of 7.

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SusannB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food in a nice atmosphere. Enjoyed our meal immensely.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a wonderful experience going to Meritage

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good for family, girls night out and date night! Love it here !

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vipshellsam
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the cauliflower and meat balls to start, a must.
For dinner we had the truffle pasta, braised short rib pasta and the chilean sea bass.
Everything was wonderful and the service was great too.
I can't wait to go back

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vipCarolB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good , except my only suggestion would be for the staff to follow lead with the patrons.. If they would like to pace their stay and experience. suggesting that people are waiting for a table to ignore them , but there was nobody waiting for our table. The service was too attentive and we felt very rushed. It wasn’t just our server, it was various staff members who kept coming over and rushing us. We were in and out in one hour and there was nobody waiting for our table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food, good wine, attentive but unobtrusive service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veronica was so welcoming as soon as we walked in and our server, Damien, was an absolute delight. The ambiance, food and friendly staff made my mom’s birthday all that much more great. Will definitely be returning in the future :)

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kellym
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place; food is amazing and reasonably priced and staff couldn’t be better. Keep up the great work Meritage!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another good outing. Great drinks, raw bar and mussels. Next stop Monday night for bottomless $20 mussels! Good job guys!

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vipVictoriaRose
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As expected Meritage Wine Bar steakhouse night popup was amazing!!

We started with the market potatoes and chipotle butter which were full of flavor along with a rosé flight which was so fun! Had no idea they had flights

Entrees of filet mignon (a special cut tonight!) with red wine butter and skirt steak with red wine jus (I literally wanted to dunk everything in it and even straight up drink it). The chef even brought out a surprise treat of beef tataki to sample from their special menu Tuesday night and honestly I wouldve ordered a tray of it, absolutely incredible sweet flavor.

Side of truffle mac (full of truffle flavor and extra creamy) and some of the best onion rings I’ve ever had, that breading was WOW

To end was a perfectly warm pina colada bread budding with toasted coconut topped ice cream, divine!!!

The staff is always so lovely and great ambiance, can’t wait to go back! Thank you☺️

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters,mussels and cocktails. Great Service! See you next week!

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LMS18
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Meritage! Truffle pasta and a beet salad were among my favorites. Service is inexperienced and forgot two items : ie shrimp for the salad, a drink . Just need a little patience but it’s worth it fir the great quality good!

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vipJeffreyU
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Diverse variety Southern Mediterranean plates.

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stacey
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was amazing but service was very very slow.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Meritage. The food is always wonderful, the service is friendly and attentive, and the ambience is relaxed.

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AMFNYC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance and everything that we ordered was delicious. Good variety of food choices on the menu and interesting cocktails and wine selection.

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vipTonyMichaels23
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had many a wonderful dining experience here before the pandemic. This was the first one after. Delicious charcuterie and fine Paring pinot noir. Excellent, varied menu, ranging from small plates to an extensive selection of full plates. You won't get lost in the small but excellent wine list and we've never had anything on it that wasn't a winner. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants everything was wonderful. Will be back very soon. So happy to be back out.

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vipMelissaG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. The service was excellent Abby the food was great

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viperia
21 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love this place! the food never disappoint, the service is very good and personal. they have great cocktail menu and large very impressive wine menu for bottles however, the wine by the glass options are very disappointed for a wine bar specially such a good one (we tried all their wine by the glass and found each one of them way bellow food level). with that being said, we will continue going since we love everything else there! highly recommend

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lovetapas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Was not at all impressed. Food was mediocre. For a wine bar they did not have much of a selection. Restaurant needed a little work, speakers hanging from the walls by the string, walls could use a coat of fresh paint.

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vipValeryO
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we've eaten there. Ate outside as the weather was finally warm after sunset. Service was slower than we liked but everything we ate and drank was outstanding so that more than made up for it. Plus it made our dinner out more of a nice night out at long last!!!! 👍

MP
vipMelissaP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our waiter Michael was the best. Can’t wait to come back!

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Les1
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely meal here on a Saturday night. Staff runs like a fine tuned machine so none of that Saturday night missteps that can disrupt a nice evening. Have enjoyed several dinners here but tonight we just felt like eating light and split the seafood tower. All the selections were fresh and iced properly. The oysters were especially wonderful as were the lobster tails.
After being so good we decided to be very bad and each ordered a dessert .. the chocolate chip cookies and ice cream yum .. and the flourless chocolate cake with caramel .. perfect
A great transition out of covid restaurant that still follows protocols and leaves room between tables. Eat in or out all seatings have a pleasant ambience
Glen Cove has definitely come a long way with an establishment like this thriving in our down town.

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NicoleC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our food was very yummy. We had a reservation and we were seated immediately where we asked (high top booth). The ambiance has a city life vibe with floor to ceiling open doors to the outdoor seating. They had a fancy bar area and high top booths, 2 dining rooms and it looked like a private party room in the back. The food was delish we ate the Caprese sandwich and truffle fettuccine homemade pasta and split a cheese board as an appetizer!

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vipjgrahamiii
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Nice wine selection.

JR
vipJeremyR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chloe and the bartender were great

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You can order delivery directly from Meritage Wine Bar using the Order Online button. Meritage Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 801-0055.

Meritage Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 305 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.