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Meritage - The Restaurant

#145 of 2,854 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
American, Seafood, Eclectic, International
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Boston Harbor Hotel, 2nd floor, 70 Rowes Wharf (Atlantic Ave.), Boston, MA 02110 (Atlantic Avenue)
South Station stop on the Red Line Aquarium stop on the Blue Line
(617) 439-3995
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Not worth the steep price.

An attractive room and excellent service, but overall a disappointment. Food was just not fabulous which you expect in a restaurant of this caliber. Not helped by the fact that the three 20 something people eating with their family had their cell phones out the entire time. Why is this tolerated in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
pboro
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

An attractive room and excellent service, but overall a disappointment. Food was just not fabulous which you expect in a restaurant of this caliber. Not helped by the fact that the three 20 something people eating with their family had their cell phones out the entire time. Why is this tolerated in a fine restaurant? We will not go back.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Christmas Day buffet is a real splurge at $90 per person, but worth it if you can. The restaurant is lovely and has incredible views of the harbor. It was very festive for the holidays. There was an extremely wide array of delicious foods - all beautifully presented and arrayed - to choose from. Everyone including vegetarians, carnivores and... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went here on Christmas and had the special Christmas menu. We were surprised by the variety of choices! Food was great, very nicely presented as well. We were nor big fans of the wine pairing. Although the wines were good they did not always match the food. The view is amazing, I would absolutely recommend it to anyone

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The entrance to the place can be a little noisy through the bar. Take the elevator or stairs to the second floor. It appeared to busier downstairs. The ambiance is nice uprstairs...walked into a sitting area, where they check your coats and bags. The dining room was not busy for a Friday night, but steady. The water view is always... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have had Sunday brunch at Meritage for family occasions twice and enjoyed the experience both times. The refined menu is well-conceived and the service very attentive. Our waiter, quite a gentleman from Puebla, Mexico, even proved himself an excellent photographer when I handed him my camera for a family portrait. The menu is prix fix with ample choice. The... More 

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Within walking distance from long wharf Marriott where we were staying. Beautiful view of harbor. Waiter was fantastic! Actually everyone we met was really pleasant and accommodating. Loved the food and drink that was recommended. Pretty ambience. Would definitely go back!

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The menu is extensive and the head chef is always extremely creative. This enables the Restraunt to stay at the top of its game. The service is very god and the staff caters to your every whim. It is an extremely enjoyable dining experience. Pricey but worth it.

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Carlos B, Manager at Meritage - The Restaurant, responded to this review

It is always our goal to ensure that our guests fully enjoy their experience at Meritage. We are so pleased to hear that our associates were able to create such a memorable experience. The pleasure would be ours to have you return and we hope it is soon. Thank you for your review. More 

Easton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Celebrating our 20th anniversary, we wanted fine dining with a view. That brought us to Meritage. At the suggestion of the waiter, I ordered the Chef's Table, which includes wine pairings with each course. It featured an incredible mushroom soup, cod, and pheasant. At $125, it's actually a good value, if you like wine. The views are great as is... More 

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Cheshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Having read some great reviews we were so looking forward to this restaurant. We were staying in the hotel. ..which is great. It's an interesting concept to break the menu down into wine paired groups. The hotel has a great position and the restaurant is certainly nice. But service was confused at best. It's very good that they work as... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This place has a view, an atmosphere and humble staff with a sweat French accent. The lamb is splendid. And Chataeu Lafite Rothschild 1989 from Pauillac was an experience. They still have two bottles in their cellar ;)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Boston Harbor Hotel, 2nd floor, 70 Rowes Wharf (Atlantic Ave.), 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: (617) 439-3995

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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