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The Restaurant at Merrill House, Picton, ON

The Restaurant at Merrill House

4.6
4.6
291 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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Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Farm-to-table, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Dinner - Three Courses $105, Four Courses $135, Five Courses $165. Wine Pairings - Three Courses $60, Four Courses $80, Five Courses $100

First Course

  • Oeuf en Meurette

    Poached Egg on Butter-Fried Crouton with Rich Red Wine Veal Jus, Pearl Onions, Bacon Lardons, Button Mushrooms

    • Brandy Scented Chicken Liver Parfait

      Wine Glazed Prunes, Port Wine Aspic

      • Foie Gras au Torchon

        Riesling Jelly, Fig Compote, Brioche Toast

        • Ricotta Gnocchi

          Lemon Butter Sauce, Fried Sage, Pine Nuts, Parmigiano Cheese

          • Enright Farms Beef Tartare

            Traditionally Prepared with Gaufrette Potato Chips

            Second Course

            • Merrill Salad

              Baby Spinach, Boston Lettuce, Candied Pecans, Apple, Aged Black River Cheddar, House Cider Dressing

              • Gravlax

                Gin and Juniper Marinated Atlantic Salmon with Radish and Frisée Salad, Mustard Dill Sauce

                • Braised Calamari Putanesca

                  Brown Butter, Lemon, Capers, Olives, Roasted Garlic, Tomato

                  • Rabbit Confit Ravioli

                    Braised Leeks, Bacon, Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

                    Main Course

                    All main courses are served with fresh, seasonal vegetables and a daily selection of potatoes

                    • Pithivier

                      Puff Pastry Tart with Truffled Mushroom Fricassée, Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers

                      • Seared Char

                        Scallop Mousse, Saffron Potatoes, Herb Beurre Blanc

                        • Boneless Cornish Hen

                          Normandy Style, Simmered with Calvados, Apples, and Crème Fraîche on a Bed of Spaetzle

                          • Duck Breast

                            Prepared Medium-Rare, Cassis Glaze, Blackcurrant Jus

                            • Roasted Rack of Ontarian Lamb

                              Merguez Sausage, Rosemary Garlic Jus

                              • Enright Farms Simmental Beef Tenderloin

                                Rich Port Wine Jus, Boneless Braised Oxtail Bits

                                • Pan-Seared Bison Striploin

                                  Served Medium Rare with Redcurrant Jus

                                  Dessert

                                  • Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brûlée

                                    • Lemon Dacquoise

                                      Layers of Nut Meringue and Lemon Cream, Wild Blueberry Compote

                                      • Profiteroles

                                        Pistachio Ice Cream, Raspberry and Chocolate Sauce

                                        • Marjolaine

                                          Terrine of Nut Meringue Layered with Hazelnut and Chocolate Buttercream and Ganache

                                          • Lindt Warm Molten Chocolate Cake

                                            House-Made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

                                            Cheese Course

                                            • Today's Selection of Domestic and Imported Cheeses

                                              House Croutons, Accompaniments

                                              Last updated: May 21, 2022

                                              What 291 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                              4.6
                                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.7Food
                                              • 4.8Service
                                              • 4.6Ambience
                                              • 4.2Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              • Toronto / Ontario

                                                Best Food

                                              • Toronto / Ontario

                                                Notable Wine List

                                              • Kingston

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                                              1. JD

                                                JohnD

                                                Toronto

                                                8 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                8 reviews

                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                A somewhat dark , cramped and cool dining room despite being in a grand manor . It is expensive.

                                              2. S

                                                Socrate

                                                Montreal

                                                16 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Really impressive! Top service, very nice ambiance and gourmet food. The decor is very nice too!

                                              3. K

                                                Ksenia

                                                Toronto

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                The place is lovely and the staff are great also. For the price we thought the food was just okay (though my husband did love his bison entree)

                                              4. JM

                                                JohnM

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                The ambience is nice and the dining room is smallish and the walls have no cushioning so sound bounces around a bit. The food was good, maybe better than good but very pricey. Would I return. Probably not.

                                              5. CD

                                                CareyD

                                                Charlotte

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We were celebrating our 35th anniversary and had an amazing evening. They set us up in a private dining area. The food was 5 star ⭐️ delicious with amazing presentation. The server was attentive, knowledgeable and super friendly. We will be back for sure 💕

                                              6. CB

                                                CarolB

                                                Toronto

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall2food2service5ambience3

                                                Overpriced bland lack lustre food. Did the Carte Blanche with wine pairing since supposedly this place had a great wine collection. The pairings on the most part were a miss. If you like quality tasty food save your money and go elsewhere.

                                                The Restaurant at Merrill HouseResponded on May 1, 2022

                                                We are genuinely sorry you were disappointed with the Carte Blanche. We strive to provide a high quality dining experience, but in this case it seems we have fallen short. We regret that your concerns were not communicated at the time as we would have done our best to remedy the situation. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and hope that you will give us a chance to do better. Know that we are using this as a learning experience and already discussing what we can do to improve.

                                              7. KS

                                                KatharineS

                                                Northern Territory

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our favourite place to dine. Highly recommend, Michael Sullivan is an extremely talented chef. Staff is knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Everything you want in a dining experience!

                                              8. KM

                                                KevinM

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                The dinner was excellent. We had the wine pairing with the dinner but unfortunately there was no sommelier to describe the wine.

                                              9. c

                                                consecon

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                pricey, but good quality and service. great wine list. tend to overcook their meat.

                                              10. L

                                                Luvtennisandfood

                                                Toronto

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                What an amazing surprise! I can not recommend this restaurant highly enough if you are in Picton/PEC. Everything was outstanding. The food was delicious. French inspired menu. The wine list is impressive and extensive. Enjoy!

                                              11. JE

                                                JERALDM

                                                Toronto

                                                5 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                Excellent meal presentation, preparation and flavours. Excellent service and quiet, please wine cellar setting.

                                              12. JE

                                                JERALDM

                                                Toronto

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Excellent food presentation, quality and favour. Excellent service.

                                              13. KS

                                                KatharineS

                                                Northern Territory

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Never disappoints! We love dining at Merrill House

                                              14. H

                                                Harry

                                                Toronto

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                One of the best dining experiences I've had. Every dish was executed perfect. Definitely would go again!

                                              15. IS

                                                IanS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Merrill House. The space is unique, intimate and comfortable. The food was plated well and tasted delicious.

                                              16. SU

                                                SusanU

                                                Toronto

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fantastic experience. Tasting menu with wine pairings. Top notch flavours and presentation. First class service, thank you, Susan.

                                              17. KS

                                                KatharineS

                                                Northern Territory

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our favourite place to dine by far in The County.

                                              18. r

                                                raffaella2sarena

                                                Toronto

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                The food was phenomenal. We chose a French wine that was also to die for.

                                              19. CM

                                                ChrisM

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food always. It would be nice to have some a la Carte options. We found the 3 courses albeit delicious, to be a lot of food.

                                              20. SA

                                                SarahA

                                                Toronto

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I had the absolute most perfect meal. I’m sober and have celiac and they crafted me a gorgeous, delicious mocktail and ensured every dish in my five course meal was safe for me to eat. I wore a fancy dress and it was just a lovely, special meal. Thank you.

                                              21. RS

                                                RonS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A modern yet warm, intimate wine cellar ambiance, with excellent service and beautiful food presentation topped only by outstanding taste.

                                              22. RI

                                                RichardI

                                                Toronto

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Rabbit ravioli, lemon Daquoise and Beef Tenderloin were all 10/10.

                                              23. C

                                                Chumzz

                                                Toronto

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 23, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely experience, great service and the menu was delicious. Will definitely be back.

                                              24. RN

                                                RibertN

                                                Montreal

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                Taste of sauces in any plates lacking in equilibrium and complexity . Not to level of high-end restaurant

                                              25. b

                                                brianj

                                                Toronto

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 18, 2021

                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                Celebrating a birthday, we enjoyed some of the finest food since moving to the area a year ago. The Tartare is spectacular. I could binge on the potato chips alone. I'd have to say it was the most perfect blend of flavours and textures I've had in a very long time. Salty, peppery, acidic and sweet all at once. I think it is pure genius to use the potato chips as the main conveyance of the flavours. Usually done with dry pieces of over toasted baguette most places, the chips were the perfect departure from normal. Also enjoyed the Bison Striploin for my main. Succulent and perfectly seasoned and prepared. My wife's salad and rack of lamb deserve high praise as well. Our server(s) was very professional and friendly. I did not provide a perfect score on every category because I believe there is always room for improvement but overall, it was a wonderful evening.

                                              26. NW

                                                NancyW

                                                Miami

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Delicious food beautifully presented. Delightful service.

                                              27. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Toronto

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was incredible! This is a great spot if you’re looking for a fine dining experience. Very intimate.

                                              28. LW

                                                LindaW

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 28, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                Service was impeccable! Every bite of food was delicious! Drinks served promptly and properly! Best meal in Prince Edward County, by far. Only concern was the one lady at a table for four… she laughed way to loudly and at everything… and shared information with her table that the rest of us didn’t need to hear!

                                              29. L

                                                Lisa

                                                Toronto

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 26, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very amazing place! Food and service was excellent. Pricey but nice for a treat.

                                              30. DR

                                                DougR

                                                Toronto

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 26, 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                Perhaps a little over priced, but the quality was good.

                                              31. SC

                                                SteveC

                                                London

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                As usual the food at this establishment was top drawer. Chef Micheal Sullivan is an amazing chef who pairs creativity with delicious meals. The serving crew are always very conscientious and provide excellent service. My wife and I can’t wait to return in a few weeks for my mother’s birthday.

                                              32. EW

                                                ElizabethW

                                                Toronto

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent prix fixe options and fantastic execution! Perfect serving sizes, knowledgable staff and a lovely room.

                                              33. BG

                                                BlaiseG

                                                Toronto

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Simply outstanding dining experience in every aspect.

                                              34. a

                                                astridd

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Erg goed, alleen wat te zout

                                              35. JM

                                                JoelM

                                                Toronto

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The meal was amazing. One of the best we have ever had.

                                              36. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Toronto

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on October 19, 2021

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Absolutely great service by Mathson, super accommodating, funny and hospitable. Because of covid, they have to put some of the tables in the front foyer of the house, but we also got a nice little nook of peace. Food in general are tasty, baked Alaska was particularly charming, but the octopus lacks character and doesn't feel it was actually seared.

                                              37. DG

                                                DebbieG

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Beautiful setting, lovely meal and they accommodated my dietary restrictions. The service was perfect. A little pricey, but for the special occasion we were celebrating it was worth it as a one time visit.

                                              38. H

                                                Hody

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                One of our best dining experiences ever. Every dish was delicious.

                                              39. DF

                                                DarrylF

                                                Toronto

                                                5 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                Celebrated my Birthday. Great service.

                                              40. JB

                                                JessicaB

                                                Montreal

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 14, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food was fabulous , fresh ingredients, fantastic service ! Atmosphere was great

                                              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
                                                • Extra space between tables
                                              • Protective equipment

                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                              • Screening

                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                • Staff temperature check required
                                                • Contact tracing information collected

                                              FAQs

                                              The Restaurant at Merrill House is rated 4.6 stars by 291 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                              Booked 7 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

                                                Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 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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