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The Restaurant at Merrill House, Picton, ON

The Restaurant at Merrill House

4.8
4.8
361 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

11:30 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 361 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. 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
  2. JR

    JeffR

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. DB

    DanielB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food well presentef. Wine pairing was appropriate
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. W

    Waterfront

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was very good. Service a bit slow.
  11. 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
  12. NR

    NellyR

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Good but not very special.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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 !
  17. 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 !
  18. DP

    DuncanP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is imaginative and the food is outstanding - vegetables fresh and well-prepared. There were additional specials, in addition to the menu and they were seasonal and excellent. The room is small but you don't feel cramped.
  19. AC

    AlbertC

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class in every way
  20. AC

    AlbertC

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous .The food and service were great
  21. CB

    ClarissaB

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal. Everything about the evening was superb. Staff were knowledgeable and helpful. The food was was excellent and beautifully presented. I would highly recommend this restaurant
  22. LD

    LindaD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always, thanks Merrill House! Loved the wine to celebrate our 32nd Anniversary! Can’t wait to return.
  23. MH

    MarleneH

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carte Blanche tasting menu with the wine pairing - treat yourself for a special occasion (or just because you are special)!
  24. E

    Eegs

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The choice and quality of the food was excellent. Prices were high but inflation is raising all costs from farm to table. The service was attentive and intelligent. For a special occasion this is a good option.
  25. K

    Kvo06

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my friend to the Merrill to celebrate her starting her masters. We had an amazing night with incredible service. The chefs went out of their ways to make her a congratulations plate. Also the lamb was to die for.
  26. JM

    JasonM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic tribute to a French bistro! The food was stellar if a bit pricey, but I still felt it was a good expectation. Our waitress was excellent and saw to our every need.
  27. MM

    MarlaM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a little gem! Food was amazing, staff attendant and friendly. Would definitely recommend.
  28. KS

    KatharineS

    Northern Territory

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Always great service and amazing food but the portions are smaller and the cost has skyrocketed! $24.00 for a small salad?!
  29. JJ

    JimJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service could not have been better! Beautiful dining room! The breakfast was also superb. I can’t wait to go back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience! The food was delicious and the service was superb! We will definitely be back!
  31. JW

    JamesW

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peaceful surroundings accompanied by excellent service and outstanding cuisine! After several visits we are impressed by consistency, creativity and quality. Very romantic ie quiet, with a great garden for pre dinner cocktails.
  32. MR

    MarcusR

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Merrill House in several years. Service and meals were outstanding. Not inexpensive, but it's our anniversary, so we'll accept the cost. I'd highly recommend Merrill House for a special occasion dinner.
  33. MA

    MichelAndBrigitte

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Service and memorable food. A special thanks to sommelier Kiran for his outstanding attention and wine pairing proposal!
  34. CB

    ChantalB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    One of the best restaurant in the County! Perfect service!,
  35. NM

    NathalieM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was really perfect Food, wine, EVERYTHING 😊
  36. K

    Kirsty

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Expect to pay Toronto prices for this upscale dining experience… overall , a very satisfying night out
  37. DP

    DavidP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was surprised by the minimum 3 course requirement / cost but the food was exquisite as was the whole evening experience for the evening. Wonderful.
  38. ST

    SusanT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very classy - we received a complimentary glass of champagne as we were celebrating our anniversary. Our meal was stunningly beautiful - each course was eye-catching and photo worthy. We had the foie gras (5 stars); the beef tartare (5 stars); the calamari (4 stars). The main courses of bison strip loin and veal scallopini were again marvellous to look at, but both meats were a bit less tender than we hoped, although very flavourful. To finish, the molten lava cake was fantastic - light as air, but the lava was perfect! All in all, a memorable experience, and we would hope to return sometime.
  39. RM

    RobertM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, beautifully presented and accompanied by first rate service. An amazing dining experience!
  40. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience celebrating a Family Birthday and a great night out The private dining room, and the FOOD was beyond wonderful A 5 stars+++ experience in addition to the service staffs attentiveness Thank you Jordan, Chris, Shawn and Chef Michael

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 361 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 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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