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5921 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 479-0620
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting and Surprisingly Affordable

Even though it looks unassuming from the outside, Meritage is a small neighborhood option that offers much more than expected. We went for the Wednesday 4-course meal, which was kind of a Chef's-Favorites-Through-the Decades theme, including an appetizer, salad, main dish, and dessert. Each was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Even though it looks unassuming from the outside, Meritage is a small neighborhood option that offers much more than expected. We went for the Wednesday 4-course meal, which was kind of a Chef's-Favorites-Through-the Decades theme, including an appetizer, salad, main dish, and dessert. Each was carefully prepared and beautifully presented. While they weren't massive piles of food, it made for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was in the area to try Nouri next door which was highly rated but it had closed. I went into Meritage which is a pleasant restaurant with an eclectic American menu. I couldn't make up my mind so I chose the Prix Fix (British Columbia) menu. It started with delicious Chinese lacquered beef served on a Kimchi pancake, moved... More 

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Milwaukee
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Nice intimate setting on the edge of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa. We were there on Wednesday when they have a special regional price fixed menu- Alsace the night we were there. I had the pork chop- it was good but not as great as the waiter told me. Two people had bison. Mixed reviews on the entree. Two people had the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great cocktails, seasonally changing menu, with great daily specials. Sometimes I don't get to all the Menu items because I am always ordering the specials. Tuesdays are Tapas night and a great way to try things on the cheap. Outdoor dining in the summer makes for a nice change.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by Meritage. I had read many good reviews but the nondescript building had me fooled. I made a reservation and upon arrival, every staff member we interacted with was bubbly, helpful, and really made the experience wonderful. The wine selection was lovely, but we went more for the food. They did have interesting seasonal beers on... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Three of us really enjoyed this great dining establishment just before Christmas. It is a little out of the way but we had an excellent meal in a very pleasant atmosphere. My only complaint was that the menu was somewhat limited. Service was excellent and the food great.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I've eaten at Meritage numerous times and have NEVER had a bad meal. Every meal I've tried has somehow surpassed the last. My dining companion and I are able to have 2 drinks each, one appetizer, 2 entrees and one dessert for approximately $120....a bargain considering how amazing the whole experience is. The staff is knowledgeable and pleasant. Dietary needs... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a smallish restaurant. Good wine list. Service was good. Everyone at my table ordered something different -- trout, shrimp, steak and chicken. All were pleased with their dinner.

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Menomonee Falls
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

we had wonderful appetizers. The steak was disappointing (rare does not mean raw). Lamb was not as expected (a bit tough). Trout was very tasty....

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting Meritage at our nephew's urging. Thank goodness we had reservations. The food is quite good, - lamb chops and a steak. Wine selection quite ample. My only gripe is that everything is on top of everything else. No separation between bar and tables. And with the overflow crowd, it was quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5921 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: (414) 479-0620

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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