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The Restaurant at Merrill House, Picton, ON

The Restaurant at Merrill House

4.8
4.8
384 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary French
Head Chef Michael Sullivan presents fine, French cuisine and a Wine Spectator-awarded cellar.

Our heated conservatory is open to the public and we do offer a number of private dining options. Please email us directly for parties of five or more and for private dining or events.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Farm-to-table, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (866) 567-5969

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Sullivan

  • Catering

    Please call for catering requests.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call for private events.

  • Private party contact

    Astrid Young: (613) 476-7451

  • Neighborhood

    Kingston

  • Cross street

    Main Street and HWY 49, Picton Ontario

  • Parking details

    Park in the rear of the hotel.

  • Public transit

    n/a

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

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What 384 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LM

    LaurieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Countylicious menu was delicious. Roast beef was cooked perfectly and the portion ample. Cheddar soup was very tasty and dessert was very good. The yorkshore pudding could have been a little more crisp but overall the flavors were very good.
  2. T

    Tararaboomdiay

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Merrill House never disappoints! The cocktails were divine, the food perfect! Just go!
  3. S

    Shelene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and an amazing wine cellar. Friendly staff in an intimate setting.
  4. MH

    MHMmmm

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food and good service that could easily have been a bit better (the service that is). Access to the restauarant was terribly inconvenient due to the street construction and there were no signs or markers indicating where to go. This made for an unpleasant start to the evening.
  5. c

    chrisp

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Countylicious menu offered great choices. The food was 5 star. Our server was very helpful and friendly. Great selection of PEC wines. We enjoyed our experience at the Merrill House.
  6. A

    Annie

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for Countyliscious and the menu choices were excellent, quality of the food was amazing, service was very good. We enjoyed our meal and would highly recommend this restaurant.
  7. s

    satisfied

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was excellent - the location of our table was perfect - quiet, cosy, comfortable. A great evening!
  8. DH

    DavidH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Countylicious meal was excellent. Friendly atmosphere and superb service.
  9. S

    Suzan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent attentive service throughout. All three courses were delicious. I can’t remember having a better meal.
  10. ML

    MichaelL

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot. well worth it for a special occasion or otherwise.
  11. CR

    ColonnadeRoom

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! Great service and great atmosphere !!
  12. SS

    SheilaS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Oysters good but preferred salad. Roast beef and veal scallopini were excellent. Pudding great, Trifle wild to look at! But tasty.
  13. VS

    VickyS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy eating at Merrill House. I chose the leek soup, likely one of the best soups I have had. The Sunday rosst beef dinner melted in your mouth.... great flavours everything cooked to perfection!! The trifle was light and tasty! Countylicious prices are up considerably this year. Since most restaurants have chosen $60 pp, go with one of the best restaurants in the County!! Why settle for less if you ate paying the same price?
  14. E

    Exeter

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Countylicious menu! It was as good as always, with helpful wine pairings and attentive staff. Highly recommended
  15. J

    Jammer59

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience on a 60th birthday celebration. We were treated like royalty.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great way to celebrate my birthday with a dear friend. The ricotta gnocchi is a must!
  17. JM

    JamesM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best meal we have had in The County in the last 3 years. Everything was attended to, perfectly. Thank you to our server, Susan. Our chef, Mike. Of course, Jordan for putting this team together in The Merrill. Right around the corner from us.
  18. MB

    MarcB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second visit to the Merrill House in less than a year. The food and service is as amazing as it was during our first visit, in an intimate and relaxing setting. We absolutely love it here.
  19. L

    Liar

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The room doesn't absorb sound so the very loud ladies beside us very much impacted the setting. The appetizers tasted quite nice, the main dish could have been better for the price point (Cornish hen was done well, but the Spaetzle was a let down). Dessert was tasty but overpriced. Breakfast in the morning was excellent (as we were stying here). For the price I'd have a bit of a hard time recommending to friends.
  20. R

    Rabbitfood

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Picton/Prince Edward County for a birthday celebration for my husband. I checked out restaurant reviews for the area and read favourable reviews of the restaurant for Merrill House. We had reservations and they seated us right away. The ambiance is very nice - think candlelit wine cellar. We had an apertif and then decided to do the wine pairing for 2 of our courses. We had three courses each: the fois gras and oysters; the calamari and salad and the veal special and the rack of lamb. Everything was fresh and delicious; servings were generous. The calamari, fois gras and rack of lamb were highlights. The star of the night is the house made sour dough (hot and crusty) and butter. Definitely a special occasion meal but totally memorable.
  21. c

    canuckfriend

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous food and delicious drinks
  22. ZN

    ZevN

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was prepared to perfection. The staff were congenial & knowledgeable. Tables were set & seated with excellent spacing between diners. It was a lovely setting & a wonderful evening.
  23. LH

    LindaH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Experience was very enjoyable. People were nice. only issue was the construction in Picton..it took us on a huge detour.
  24. NW

    NatashaW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were top notch. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We will definitely go back
  25. JR

    JeffR

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner last night for our anniversary. My wife and I, along with our two children enjoyed all three courses, plus dessert. Fantastic food, although I thought $60 for a three course wine pairing was a bit excessive for three glasses of wine.
  26. T

    Tanya

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so fresh, delicious and well plated. Service was excellent. Will definitely be back!
  27. JP

    JoanneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing from thr busboy to the Sommelier who was very knowledgeable and paired our win to our dinner courses amazingly well! The selections we made of all three courses were extremely delicious! So happy we chose this restaurant while visiting in Picton
  28. D

    Dana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Food was quite bland, both mine and my partners main came with a side of veggies that were steamed with nothing on them. The salad and calamari were both very plain, and confusing in taste. Apart from appearance, which was lovely, none of our food had any wow factor. The tables were very close together. Waitresses were very polite and the perfect amount of social and helpful. Overall I would not be back.
  29. ST

    SueT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and staff very friendly and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed my evening there
  30. DB

    DanielB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food well presentef. Wine pairing was appropriate
  31. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was one of those “wow” dinners for us. The food was amazing! The service was attentive and thorough, but delightfully witty. We’d go back in a heartbeat.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner in The Study. Lovely and peaceful away from other dining at the hotel. Service was excellent. Food was definitely expensive, but worth every penny. If you’re looking for a real treat, or celebrate an occasion privately with all the trimmings - this is the place to go in PEC.
  33. W

    Waterfront

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was very good. Service a bit slow.
  34. BL

    BeaulieuL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The nose is hight but the quality of the food do a very good expérience. Tank you. Line beaulieu
  35. NR

    NellyR

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Good but not very special.
  36. LA

    LynnA

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect. The pace of the courses was perfect. Ditto the food, the ambiance and the wine list.
  37. AG

    AndreG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best table in PEC. Best wine list in PEC with all the local wines that matter.
  38. MB

    MauriceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chic endroit (de très bon goût). Service impeccable et nourriture préparée avec soins et perfection. Aucune hésitation a le recommander. Maurice + Véronique Val Morin, QC
  39. T

    Thamalee

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a great experience at the Merrill house. The food was amazing. Our favourites were the foie gras with Riesling jelly, fig compote and brioche toast and the beef tenderloin with rich port wine jus and boneless braised oxtail. The ambience and art added to the night and Kierans service was top notch. Would highly recommend !
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Belle ambiance, excellent service et repas succulent. Mention spéciale aux gnocchis si tendres. Accord vins mets parfaits !

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Restaurant at Merrill House is rated 4.8 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Restaurant at Merrill House

343 Main St E, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street and HWY 49, Picton Ontario

  • Neighborhood

    Kingston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Farm-to-table, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Park in the rear of the hotel.

  • Public transit

    n/a

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Sullivan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (866) 567-5969

  • Catering

    Please call for catering requests.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call for private events.

  • Private party contact

    Astrid Young: (613) 476-7451

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