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Meritage at the Claremont

41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705-2429
+1 510-549-8510
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“dim sum” (7 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 11:30 AMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705-2429
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed October 13, 2017

Mother turned 103 this month. When asked where she'd like to go for brunch, she asked to return to the Claremont Hotel. Of course! Brunch was elegantly displayed, generous and sumptuous. There was something for everyone from dim sum to omelets to bacon and eggs....More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed September 30, 2017

My wife and I had breakfast here, because we were staying at the Claremont Club Hotel. When we looked at the menu, we were a bit shocked at the bizarrely expensive prices, but decided to stay for the convenience and the view (the view out...More

3  Thank jykll
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thank you for your review. Candid guest feedback is critical to our improvement as a hotel, so we appreciate yours. I am very sorry to hear about your recent breakfast experience. Please know that I will share your comments with our staff to address these...More

Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

If you stay at the hotel, upon reserving a room, you can get discounted breakfast and dinner. Id suggest one breakfast, though then go to rick and annes (just outside the Club part of the hotel) otherwise. Staff is very attentive, and you can watch...More

Thank YourCardShark
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. I am delighted to know you enjoyed your meal and the views at Meritage. We hope you will dine with us again soon. Kind regards, David Silva Director of Food & Beverage

Reviewed September 9, 2017

We had breakfast here and the service was above board, attention to detail and cheerfulness of staff a pleasant surprise. The coffee here is delicious unlike that stuff in the room, Not a Kuerig fan at all. Free newspaper food was cooked to order and...More

Thank wpaapw
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your breakfast and will share your feedback with our staff. Sincerely, David Silva Director of Food & Beverage

Reviewed September 5, 2017

We are regular customers of the Meritage Restaurant and have, over the years, enjoyed our visits. Since the Fairmont Hotel has taken over the Hotel, Spa and Restaurant, we have been disappointed. The food still is excellent although the menus has shrunk considerably. The service...More

Thank mbdeutsche
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to know you are regular guests of Meritage and appreciate your feedback - both positive and negative. I especially appreciate your comments regarding the music in the restaurant and will address this with our staff. We hope...More

Reviewed August 21, 2017

Formal hotel dining room, fantastic view from window table, old school pro waiters. Great selection of pricey steaks.

Thank poregan61
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Thank you for reviewing us! We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, David Silva Director of Food & Beverage

Reviewed August 16, 2017

We had breakfast here twice and dinner once. Everything was excellent. The staff were kinf and helpful and the food and wine were very good. Not to mention the restaurant is very pretty with great views.

Thank jennifer g
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Thank you for your review, Jennifer. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your meals and appreciate your feedback. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, David Silva Director of Food & Beverage

Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Food was just OK, nothing special. We were in a party of 8 and everyone commented that for the cost it wasn't worth it. If your spending $45 on a special filet it should be awesome not just OK. Restaurant needs to be updated and...More

1  Thank lauren834
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

Thank you for your review, Lauren. I am disappointed to hear your feedback and apologize it was not the dining experience you and your fellow diners had hoped for. We will certainly consider your comments as we continue to evolve our service and menus. We...More

Reviewed April 7, 2017

My wife and I live in the Elmwood area of Berkeley, and so the Claremont Hotel and the Meritage Restaurant are within walking distance of our home. Despite this easy access, we don’t visit the hotel or its restaurants very often. It had been a...More

Thank Andreas G
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

Thank you for your review, Andreas. I am pleased to hear you and your wife joined us for brunch - we always love seeing our neighbors enjoying a meal with us. I appreciate your feedback regarding our brunch offerings and will share it with our...More

Reviewed February 22, 2017

If you want to feel fancy, nothing can really top that than getting pretty with your girlfriends, coming to a beautiful historic hotel with a view, and having AYCD mimosa brunch on a Sunday. When we were staying in Rockridge for a staycation, our amazing...More

Thank lilicedt
Claremont_Club_Spa, Manager at Meritage at the Claremont, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2017

Thank you for your review. I am delighted to learn you enjoyed your surprise outing for Sunday Brunch at Meritage. We appreciate the kind feedback regarding the food quality and the service, and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to the...More

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Response from June K | Reviewed this property |
I would call and ask. We had a spa visit with our meal afterwards and there wasn't a charge.
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ben s
September 27, 2016|
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Response from June K | Reviewed this property |
As has been my experience, all good restaurants will cook up something for your special dietary needs. I had a great salad that was vegetarian. Not too sure exactly the difference with that and vegan but it would be worth... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705-2429
    (Domingo)
  • Public Transportation: The nearest BART station is Rockridge, approximately 1.5 miles. Guests can take a taxi from BART or board the #49 AC Transit bus and disembark at the corner of Ashby & Claremont Ave. The Concierge desk at the Claremont Hotel can order a taxi for you when you are ready to head home.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-549-8510
Description
Meritage offers guests a small and large plated menu using the highest quality ingredients from many local purveyors and artisanal producers from around the U.S. which when combined with the culinary expertise of our Chef de Cuisine, Scott Quinn, dishes are created that are both exciting and satisfying. Our passion for local fare is showcased throughout Meritage’s breakfast, dinner and bar menus which offer small and large portions encouraging diners to explore and share.
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