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Meritage at the Claremont

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41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705 (Domingo)
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.
(510) 549-8510
Today
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mon 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Tue - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Meritage offers guests a small and large plated menu using the highest...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the Best Sunday Brunch Buffet Experiences - if you can afford

My Party of 4 came here for the Sunday Brunch Buffet at the Meritage inside the Claremont. I live in Reno, the land of many fancy Sunday Brunch Buffets and many buffets in general. I've been to the low level $6.99 buffets to the best we have at $40.00 that includes real KING Crab legs, grilled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
FstBlnd
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Reno, NV
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Reno, NV
Top Contributor
242 reviews 242 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My Party of 4 came here for the Sunday Brunch Buffet at the Meritage inside the Claremont. I live in Reno, the land of many fancy Sunday Brunch Buffets and many buffets in general. I've been to the low level $6.99 buffets to the best we have at $40.00 that includes real KING Crab legs, grilled lamb chops, filet Mignon... More 

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San Carlos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

There were 6 of us really looking forward to a lovely breakfast at the Meritage Restaurant in the gorgeous Claremont Hotel in Berkeley. The reservation ( through OpenTable) was set for 10:30 on Sunday and we checked in a bit early with Andrew, the maitre'd, only to be told briskly and as he looked down his noise at us, that... More 

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California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We chose the restaurant instead of room service for the impeccable service: constantly refreshed orange juice, water and coffee. Delicious food; flexible substitutions. Very relaxing ,gorgeous views.

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We came with a large group for the brunch buffet and the food was amazing! Such variety! Come hungry, omelet station, carver stations, salad bar, breakfast buffet, and dim sum! Everything is a notch or two above what you expect, and very tasty. The views were an amazing way to enjoy your brunch. My only complaint was the beverage service... More 

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Berkeley, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We live nearby and haven't eaten here until some friends suggested that we try it because the restaurant was relatively quiet, with tables spaced nicely apart and the view was terrific. We had a 6:15 reservation on a Saturday night, and the restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived but almost completely full by the time we left. We were... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We only had cocktails here, but the ambiance and service were excellent. It was pretty late, and I think we actually stayed at the bar after closing time (not past legal closing time), which was unusual and appreciated.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Love the view and the food. Wonderful service as well. Only bummer is the check as it is a bit overpriced.

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Tiburon, CA
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280 reviews 280 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were there on a Thursday night, and it was almost completely empty. We had a window table, with a nice view across the bay towards AT&T Park in SF. Service was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Starters ranged from $12 for roasted parsnip to $22 for a crab cake; toppings for these and most of the food on offer are... More 

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Rye, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

When you stay at the Claremint in Berkeley you are already in an old world environment and dinning in the majestic Meritage makes it perfect. The service, food and view are wonderful. Breakfast can be two options early select your own or the buffet served later. Both are good. Sitting by the window you can see a spectular view of... More 

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Oakland, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Have absolutely no complaints. Awesome food, service and stunning views. Perfect setting for special occassions, date nights, etc. Reservations only and try during sunset hours, you will LOVEthe view!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705
    (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: (510) 549-8510

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?