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5921 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 479-0620
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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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    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
A Gourmet Delight

We tried the Meritage on a recent Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary. We were not disappointed. We had reservations but I really don’t think we would have needed them since there were a few open tables. They have some very interesting cocktails to select from and they kept me happy with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
MKEMike
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, WI
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the second time I have been to Meritage. The first was in the winter. The second time was right after they debuted the new summer menu. Maybe they needed a little more time to tweak some things because the three of us were a bit underwhelmed with the entrees and appetizer we chose from the summer menu. It... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We tried the Meritage on a recent Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary. We were not disappointed. We had reservations but I really don’t think we would have needed them since there were a few open tables. They have some very interesting cocktails to select from and they kept me happy with Sprecher Hefe Weiss beer on tap. We started... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
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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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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6 restaurant reviews
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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
5 restaurant reviews
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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
3 restaurant reviews
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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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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
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38 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Meritage

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

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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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