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Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar

#203 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
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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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242 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

Within walking distance from long wharf Marriott where we were staying. Beautiful view of harbor. Waiter was fantastic! Actually everyone we met was really pleasant and accommodating. Loved the food and drink that was recommended. Pretty ambience. Would definitely go back!

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

The menu is extensive and the head chef is always extremely creative. This enables the Restraunt to stay at the top of its game. The service is very god and the staff caters to your every whim. It is an extremely enjoyable dining experience. Pricey but worth it.

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Thank Dennis L
Carlos B, Manager at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

It is always our goal to ensure that our guests fully enjoy their experience at Meritage. We are so pleased to hear that our associates were able to create such a memorable experience. The pleasure would be ours to have you return and we hope it is soon. Thank you for your review. More 

Easton, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

Celebrating our 20th anniversary, we wanted fine dining with a view. That brought us to Meritage. At the suggestion of the waiter, I ordered the Chef's Table, which includes wine pairings with each course. It featured an incredible mushroom soup, cod, and pheasant. At $125, it's actually a good value, if you like wine. The views are great as is... More 

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Cheshire
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

Having read some great reviews we were so looking forward to this restaurant. We were staying in the hotel. ..which is great. It's an interesting concept to break the menu down into wine paired groups. The hotel has a great position and the restaurant is certainly nice. But service was confused at best. It's very good that they work as... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

This place has a view, an atmosphere and humble staff with a sweat French accent. The lamb is splendid. And Chataeu Lafite Rothschild 1989 from Pauillac was an experience. They still have two bottles in their cellar ;)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

We'd read favorable reviews of Meritage in various places and arrived to be a tiny bit disappointed that it was part of a hotel. However, our disappointment quickly vanished as we were shown to a quaint but spacious upstairs room with a view over the water from Rowe's Wharf and tables amply spaced to allow private conversation without the "forced... More 

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Carlos B, Manager at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful and gracious compliments of Meritage at the Boston Harbor Hotel. We always enjoy hearing how much our guests enjoy their experience. We cannot imagine a better way to describe Meritage than "an experience so much more than food and wine." We look forward to having you return very soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

Came here on a week night and setting outside lovely by the water, though we were seated inside. The service was fine and menu good but the food just didn't quite live up to expectations. Boston just can't make the grade when it comes to fantastic food... Always lets down by the simple things being badly cooked.... Soft shell crab... More 

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Carlos B, Manager at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your evening at the Boston Harbor Hotel. We do regret that your our offerings and experience did not reflect our high standards. We will share your comments with our Culinary team in order to re-emphasize our goals. We would love to welcome you back again and we hope that... More 

Cape Cod
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

The Meritage restaurant is located in one of the finest hotels in Boston and can easily boast of one of the finest dining harbor views in the city. Along with that, the restaurant is elegant without being stuffy. Although a sport jacket is recommended, only about four men were wearing jackets the evening we were there. My wife and I... More 

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Carlos B, Manager at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dine Out Boston is a special time to enjoy some of the best restaurants in the City and we are so happy that Meritage at the Boston Harbor Hotel was able to provide you with a memorable experience from beginning to end. We absolutely love the details you have shared within your review; your descriptions paint a wonderful picture for... More 

Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

The decor and furnishings were beautiful. The service was impeccable. The food was well-prepared and delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant for weddings or any kind of family/business event.

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Wenham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Perhaps I am a little blind to minor flaws because I have always been such a great fan of Daniel Bruce, who,in my estimation, is Boston's best chef. I know other chefs who have trained under him and they speak of his "demanding personality" and "pursuit of excellence"---- all of which is apparent in the food, the wine, the service... More 

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Carlos B, Manager at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review! It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your evening at Meritage at the Boston Harbor Hotel. There is no greater compliment to Chef Daniel Bruce than to hear from our return guests that their experiences have been consistently enjoyable. We truly appreciate it when our guests take the time to share with... 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
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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Downtown
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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