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Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar

70 Rowes Wharf, The Boston Harbor Hotel, 2nd level, Boston, MA 02110-3300
+1 617-439-3995
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“filet” (12 reviews)
“tasting menu” (4 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
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LOCATION
70 Rowes Wharf, The Boston Harbor Hotel, 2nd level, Boston, MA 02110-3300
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11 - 20 of 228 reviews

Reviewed 7 April 2017

It was a really nice treat to enjoy my birthday dinner here at Meritage. The restaurant is very understated, simple but elegant. And the views of Boston Harbor are fabulous. Our servers were quite attentive and helpful, and we were impressed with the creativity of...More

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful comments with us regarding your birthday dinner at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar! We are so glad that you selected us for this special occasion and it is nice to hear that you found the service, food...More

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.More

Thank Ragushill
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank nikcha
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

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...More

Reviewed 12 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.More

Thank WSJournal2015
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

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!...More

Reviewed 2 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...More

1  Thank Nwcuisine
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

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...More

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...More

1  Thank Bertha_Venation
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank foodystar
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Mike S
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 14 December 2016

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

Thank Ann M
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

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!

Reviewed 7 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

Thank Sarah B
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$60 - US$80
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast
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, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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