We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Paris in St. Paul” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Meritage

Meritage
410 St. Peter Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
651.222.5670
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 685 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
San Antonio, TX
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Paris in St. Paul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Best food, alive ambience, great wine, attentive staff. Got the chicken: succulent. Had a cheese course which was right out of a great European restaurant. Lovely view, lots of windows. Intimate feel.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

225 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    151
    47
    14
    10
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
580 reviews 580 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 164 cities Reviews in 164 cities
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
“Second visit, just as good as the first”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

What a great restaurant! What an expensive restaurant! Great, great service from the instant you drive up and use valet parking, to finally ordering desert at the end of the visit, even though there's no way you'll have room for desert... Just be prepared for $100 per person if you're getting wine with the courses.

I was there with my wife and another couple and all of our food was superb, as you'd expect, but I didn't expect it to be $230 for each couple. Youch. My entrée was only $20 and my wife's was $26, as was the other couples' entrees. Clearly, the "glasses" (2", max) (and, I don't expect it to be filled to the brim like Olive Garden, but halfway would be nice) of wine was the clincher on the bill.

All in all it was excellent, but I probably wouldn't let them bring wine for every course again without at least knowing the price. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

My husband and I went to Meritage for the second time last week, and loved it. It is a great place for a date. I tried the Ricotta and Pea Ravioli and my husband had the Chicken. I thought both might have been boring choices, but they were both delicious and cooked perfectly. The wine selection is awesome and the oysters were a great way to start our meal. Oh, and we ordered the chocolate mousse for dessert and it was almost as good as I had in Paris. (maybe it was just that I was in Paris that it tasted so good, but it is definitely worth trying at Meritage also if you love chocolate!) The service was great too, everyone is so friendly. We will definitley be back!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Poor service didn't make up for the food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I liked the food. The service was horrible. We arrived around 7 PM on a Tuesday night. The restaurant was not full, however, it appeared to be horribly under staffed. Service was unbelievably slow.

There is no excuse for that level of service when entrees are priced mid-20s, apps in the teens plus drinks. I certainly expect better.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

An excellent place for business or pleasure, I return here often for the food and experience. Staff is young but know their stuff, and the Chef creates just the right balance. You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Meritage also viewed

 

Been to Meritage? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Meritage, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.