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Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar

#140 of 2,704 Restaurants in Boston
#153 of 2,917 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Seafood, International
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70 Rowes Wharf, The Boston Harbor Hotel, 2nd level, Boston, MA 02110 (Atlantic Avenue)
South Station stop on the Red Line Aquarium stop on the Blue Line
+1 617-439-3995
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar is known for its excellence in wine and...
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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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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 here. Perhaps... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 here. Perhaps the most impressive thing of all is the stunningly deep and varied wine... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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 had the spinach, raisin, and fennel filled squash blossoms. It was good but not great.... More 

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 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 loved seeing ships sail around while we enjoyed a delicious meal in a quiet atmosphere.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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 in town. Its tricky to find in the hotel (no clear signs), but worth the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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 detailed descriptions of the menu items. The division of food options into "red" and "white"... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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 the options we had (being unfamiliar with this restaurant, it was crucial). There was a... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 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!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 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 fee one would have had to pay otherwise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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 them and had a few extra and Would prepare them for me personally. They were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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 even any oysters on the half shell. Another issue was the music was sooo loud... More 

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Additional Information about Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar

Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, The Boston Harbor Hotel, 2nd level, Boston, MA 02110
Phone Number: +1 617-439-3995
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 60 - 80
Cuisine: American, Seafood, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, The Boston Harbor Hotel, 2nd level, Boston, MA 02110
    (Atlantic Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: South Station stop on the Red Line Aquarium stop on the Blue Line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-439-3995

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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