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Meritage at the Claremont

41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705-2429
+1 510-549-8510
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“dim sum” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705-2429
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Food was just OK, nothing special. We were in a party of 8 and everyone commented that for the cost it wasn't worth it. If your spending $45 on a special filet it should be awesome not just OK. Restaurant needs to be updated and...More

Thank lauren834
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you for your review, Lauren. I am disappointed to hear your feedback and apologize it was not the dining experience you and your fellow diners had hoped for. We will certainly consider your comments as we continue to evolve our service and menus. We...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

My wife and I live in the Elmwood area of Berkeley, and so the Claremont Hotel and the Meritage Restaurant are within walking distance of our home. Despite this easy access, we don’t visit the hotel or its restaurants very often. It had been a...More

Thank Andreas G
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for your review, Andreas. I am pleased to hear you and your wife joined us for brunch - we always love seeing our neighbors enjoying a meal with us. I appreciate your feedback regarding our brunch offerings and will share it with our...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

If you want to feel fancy, nothing can really top that than getting pretty with your girlfriends, coming to a beautiful historic hotel with a view, and having AYCD mimosa brunch on a Sunday. When we were staying in Rockridge for a staycation, our amazing...More

Thank lilicedt
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you for your review. I am delighted to learn you enjoyed your surprise outing for Sunday Brunch at Meritage. We appreciate the kind feedback regarding the food quality and the service, and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to the...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017

Staying at the Claremont we decided to have dinner here. Good choice. Charming as the hotel, same nice service and really good food. I went for a meat dinner having beef tartare as starter and a ribeye as main. Very good.

Thank bimbi66
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your dinner at Meritage and appreciate you dining with us! On behalf of the entire Claremont team, we hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, David Silva Director of Food & Beverage

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch for 3 during the holidays. Very enjoyable experience...food was excellent, waiter was new but attentive and able, views of the Bay are among the best in town. Parking was not an issue and the restaurant validates for at least a portion.

Thank JRSTravel
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thank you for your review. I am pleased to learn you enjoyed your recent visit to Meritage and hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, David Silva Director of Food & Beverage

Reviewed 14 December 2016

I only breakfasted here; I was staying at the hotel. It needs to be better. Coffee tasted like water and toast was boring. Berkeley is a coffee and bakery epicenter...so a high end restaurant in a high end hotel requires having decent bread and coffee.

Thank travelerfood
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2016

Thank you for your review. I appreciate your feedback and will share your comments with our culinary team to improve our breakfast offerings. Sincerely, David Silva Director of Food & Beverage

Reviewed 2 December 2016

I enjoyed the food and the wine here, but unfortunately the service was disappointing. After insisting for a table, the host grudgingly sat me on a corner, and there was lots of empty tables all night long. Long waits for food and even for a...More

Thank Lucas M
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, Lucas. I am pleased to learn you enjoyed your meal, but was sorry to learn about your service experience. I have shared your comments with our staff and will address these issues. Sincerely, David Silva...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016

This wonderful restaurant in the Claremont is top notch. Great view, service and food. Wait staff is wonderful and very attentive to your every need. My husband has trouble walking and they are very helpful

Thank Nattwater
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This restaurant has good food, decent service, and a beautiful view of the San Francisco Bay area. The view is quite panoramic.

Thank poirot8345
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We live a few blocks from this restaurant, and diner here about twice a year, usually with friends who like it way more than we do. The waiter told us that the menu on this late October evening was new, only started a week ago,...More

Thank BerkeleyJohn
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marie m
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Response from June K | Reviewed this property |
I would call and ask. We had a spa visit with our meal afterwards and there wasn't a charge.
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ben s
28 September 2016|
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Response from June K | Reviewed this property |
As has been my experience, all good restaurants will cook up something for your special dietary needs. I had a great salad that was vegetarian. Not too sure exactly the difference with that and vegan but it would be worth... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 13:30
Monday
06:30 - 11:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 11:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 11:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 11:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 11:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 11:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705-2429
    (Domingo)
  • Public Transportation: The nearest BART station is Rockridge, approximately 1.5 miles. Guests can take a taxi from BART or board the #49 AC Transit bus and disembark at the corner of Ashby & Claremont Ave. The Concierge desk at the Claremont Hotel can order a taxi for you when you are ready to head home.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-549-8510
Description
Meritage offers guests a small and large plated menu using the highest quality ingredients from many local purveyors and artisanal producers from around the U.S. which when combined with the culinary expertise of our Chef de Cuisine, Scott Quinn, dishes are created that are both exciting and satisfying. Our passion for local fare is showcased throughout Meritage’s breakfast, dinner and bar menus which offer small and large portions encouraging diners to explore and share.
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