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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“filet” (12 reviews)
“tasting menu” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
70 Rowes Wharf, The Boston Harbor Hotel, 2nd level, Boston, MA 02110-3300
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81 - 90 of 226 reviews

Reviewed 26 July 2015

When prices are very high, as they are here, the kitchen has to deliver. Meritage does. From appetizers (soft shell crabs; smoked salmon) to entrees (lamb chop; veal medallions) to dessert (deep, dark chocolate) plus delicious breads and a well-chosen cheese tray, nothing but success...More

Thank hankbauer
Reviewed 25 July 2015

My best friend and I ate here on the 4th of July having read that it was one of the best places to see the fireworks along with great food. It was nowhere near the fireworks, but we did see fireworks from other towns. I...More

Thank Entomophila
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We had dinner last week in this beautiful restaurant. It is decorated in relaxing blue, red, and cream tones, that give the place a nautical atmosphere without trying too hard. We enjoyed a table with a great view of Boston Harbor and our son really...More

1  Thank GiftedKid
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The Meritage Restaurant and Wine Bar is a restaurant worth finding (no mean feat) and enjoying whether or not you stay at the wonderful Boston Harbor Hotel. The service is excellent, the menu-creative, the food is superior and the view is one of the best...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 23 June 2015

While the food was excellent and beautifully presented and service was nearly top-tier, the wine-pairing-driven menu was cause for some consternation. First, the server had to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to explain the wine concept, whereas we would have benefited from more...More

Thank critiquer862
Reviewed 14 June 2015

My new wife and I went for a nice honeymoon dinner after reading the reviews online and searching multiple sites. Overall, there were some features we loved, and more we disliked. Service: Jose, our waiter, was fantastic. He was quick to describe the menu and...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner last night. Everything was perfect from the atmosphere to the spectacular view to the wonderful good and wine. Couldn't have asked for anything better!

Thank Paula1504
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Our party of 14 celebrating a newly graduated family member greatly enjoyed this restaurant: lovely views of the Boston Harbor, attentive, courteous waitstaff, excellent food and great atmosphere all around. Each plate came presented in a lovely manner. Parking is validated, waiving the $31 parking...More

Thank TFI02139
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is wonderful and mainly for the chef Daniel. Requested soft shell crabs since in season. Chef came out to our table told us that he normally did not have them on the menu but he had a private party the next day requesting...More

Thank christinepapolior
Reviewed 20 May 2015

For mothers day I don't mind paying more, however, I expect more. This brunch was okay at best. If I was in Richmond VA I could have this brunch with Champagne for half of what I paid here. $99 per person was too much, not...More

Thank susan822
Nearby
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
...More
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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
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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