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Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar

#200 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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70 Rowes Wharf, The Boston Harbor Hotel, 2nd level, Boston, MA 02110-3300 (Atlantic Avenue)
+1 617-439-3995
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17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New Hampshire
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience thanks to a very knowledgeable server. She had great command of the extensive wine list and that night's menu (changes daily). Food wasn't overly special. Probably won't go back given the other options in Boston.

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Thank Ragushill
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We value this type of feedback from our guests as we are always striving to offer memorable food presentations, and are disappointed to see we missed the mark with you. We are glad that you enjoyed the wine list and service, and hope to welcome you back to... More 

Lee, New Hampshire
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Meritage Restaurant is part of the Boston Harbor Hotel. 5 star dining at it's best. The service was impeccable - nothing was left out. Only one small detail, the entire party must order the prix-fixe dinner with wine pairings. Although, I did not have a chance to try that, the meal was fabulous. If you are looking for a... More 

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Thank nikcha
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your kind remarks about Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar with us! We are always glad to hear that our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and that you found your experience to be "5 star dining at it's best"! We hope you will join us again soon for another memorable meal. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great buffet with endless pouring of Champagne. Service was very attentive, we never had to ask for anything. One of the best fine dining experiences ever.

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Thank WSJournal2015
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your kind remarks about Valentine's Day Brunch with us! We are glad you joined us to celebrate Valentine's Weekend, and are thrilled to hear you found the brunch to be one of the best fine dining experiences ever - thank you! We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

La Conner
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Spent over $400.00 a la carte before gratuity And let me be clear, I have no problem with what was charged To serve lobster undercooked is unforgivable...after refiring twice Being presented the same preparation 3 times and all undercooked is not only irresponsible, but reckless and unprofessional ( regardless how stubborn the chef may be)And when informed by management that... More 

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Thank Theoysterand
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us regarding your dining experience. We have thoroughly reviewed your comments with our staff and chef to ensure this is addressed properly, and are genuinely disappointed that we were unable to exceed your expectations on all fronts. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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155 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

NYE prix-fixe dinner with wine pairing for 4 was a delight. The menu made choice difficult, as we could have eaten our way through everything, the accompanying wines were spot on and provided an excursion through some wonderful vineyards. The food presentation was exquisite, the service was impeccable, there when needed and invisible when not. Midnight was low key, with... More 

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Thank Bertha_Venation
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on New Year's Eve, and for taking the time to share your thoughtful review with us! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed Chef Bruce's special prix-fixe menu and that you found the wine pairings and service you experienced to be delightful. We hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

in all fairness the three of us were tired and that was probably the only reason we didnt have as good a time as this place offers. Having said that this is a stiff collar kind of fine dining establishment that focuses a lot on there wine cellar, not that there is anything wrong with either. This is not the... More 

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Thank foodystar
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We are glad that you were able to enjoy your meal while dining with us, and would love to welcome you back when you can enjoy the rest of the Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar experience as well! More 

Eastham, Massachusetts
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164 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent meal last year, so this year we decided to treat another couple to a pre-Christmas dinner while staying in town. Once again we arranged for the tasting menu, but this time a couple of the courses weren't up to what we experienced last time. Once again the service was excellent as were the wine pairings, but... More 

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Thank Mike S
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. This is very valuable feedback for us and we have shared your remarks with our Chef and team at Meritage. We always aim to exceed the expectations of our guests and are sorry to learn that we missed this opportunity with you this year. We do hope to... More 

Albany, New York
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The setting is extraordinary, the facilities are gorgeous, and the staff is fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank Ann M
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you thought the restaurant's setting was extraordinary and the staff was fantastic! We will be sure to share your kind comments with the team at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, and hope to see you again soon for dinner! More 

Miramar Beach, Florida
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Great restaurNt! We snuck in for a very late dinner, and despite the fact we (so sorry to the employees!) kept them open as but late, they still served a superb meal. Would love to return

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Thank Sarah B
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, and hope to welcome you back very soon! More 

Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

As usual an excellent experience with Chef Bruce at Meritage. Food and wine extravaganza and a remarkable experience. Everything was perfect, including service, food and wine especially.

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Thank JazzScuba
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing such nice comments for Chef Bruce! We will be sure to share this with him as he takes great pride in providing memorable experiences for guests at Meritage. We are so glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, The Boston Harbor Hotel, 2nd level, Boston, MA 02110-3300
    (Atlantic Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: South Station stop on the Red Line Aquarium stop on the Blue Line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-439-3995
Description
Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar is known for its excellence in wine and food pairings. The connection between wine and food, as well as Chef Daniel Bruce's deeply-rooted ties with vintners from around the world, are integrated throughout the dining experience - from the wine aperitif pairing that guests enjoy with their Amuse Bouche to the olive oil poured tableside from a different featured vineyard each month. Chef Bruce works with vineyards across the globe to source ingredients exclusively for Meritage that are incorporated into the menu, including citrus, spices, herbs, nuts, meats and other specialty items grown on the vineyards. The Meritage menu honors the restaurant's hallmark of matching wine to food and showcases Chef Bruce's extraordinary dedication to the finest ingredients. Native to New England, Chef Bruce has established longstanding relationships with local farmers and purveyors, and bases his menus solely on ingredients at the peak of freshness. Working with unusual and varied ingredients allows each dish on the menu to be unique while simultaneously enhancing the wine's flavor.

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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