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Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar

70 Rowes Wharf, The Boston Harbor Hotel, 2nd level, Boston, MA 02110-3300
+1 617-439-3995
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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70 Rowes Wharf, The Boston Harbor Hotel, 2nd level, Boston, MA 02110-3300
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

By all accounts, this was THE restaurant to go to on the wharf; upper scale, fine dining with an extensive wine list and exquisite food. We were both quite excited for our last evening out as our trip to Boston was an outstanding adventure to-date....More

Thank JacknJill A
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Quintessential fine dining. Perfunctory white linens, skillful waiters in three piece suits , view of the harbor, quiet conversation. The menu is well thought out with special care to pair interesting flavors with the freshest vegetables. I would not wait for a special occasion to...More

Thank MargauxsTravels
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Thank you for taking time time to share your experience on TripAdvisor! We are so glad to hear you appreciate the care that Chef Bruce and Chef Bombaugh put into pairing interesting flavors with the freshest ingredients. The trout dish you spoke so highly of...More

Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

I have never had a bad meal at Meritage - it's by far one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. Although on the pricier side, every dish is well thought out and tasty, and the meat dishes in particular are generous with amount and flavorful....More

Thank Ssloman
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us. We are always glad to have you dine with us and appreciate your kinds remarks about the menu and of course the chef! We will share your review with our team, and look forward to...More

Reviewed May 17, 2017

My family and I celebrated Mother's Day with a gorgeous view of the harbor, sipping yummy signature cocktails and brunching on prime rib, lobster, dim sum, rack of lamb and a whole room reserved for desserts. Great jazz music and exceptional service made the experience...More

Thank mcdonol
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

We are so glad you were able to join us for the Boston Harbor Hotel's Mother's Day Brunch - it is one of our favorite traditions! Thank you for all of your kind comments and please visit us again soon.

Reviewed May 12, 2017

Atmosphere is hushed, decor is mostly beige and neutral tones, and the lighting is relatively bright for a dinner only restaurant. There is ample spacing between tables. Clientele appeared to be older, engaged in quiet conversation. Service is exceptionally attentive. Menu is fixed, but our...More

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Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We always appreciate hearing from our guests, and are glad to hear you found the service to be exceptionally attentive and the food to be top notch! We will pass your comments along to our staff, and...More

Reviewed April 24, 2017

We were in Boston for the weekend and had a birthday dinner here. Menu and staff were both impressive.

Thank Meghan D
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are always glad to hear when our diners enjoy their experience, and hope to welcome you back to Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar when you are in Boston next.

Reviewed April 7, 2017

It was a really nice treat to enjoy my birthday dinner here at Meritage. The restaurant is very understated, simple but elegant. And the views of Boston Harbor are fabulous. Our servers were quite attentive and helpful, and we were impressed with the creativity of...More

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful comments with us regarding your birthday dinner at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar! We are so glad that you selected us for this special occasion and it is nice to hear that you found the service, food...More

Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience thanks to a very knowledgeable server. She had great command of the extensive wine list and that night's menu (changes daily). Food wasn't overly special. Probably won't go back given the other options in Boston.More

Thank Ragushill
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We value this type of feedback from our guests as we are always striving to offer memorable food presentations, and are disappointed to see we missed the mark with you. We are glad...More

Reviewed February 13, 2017

The Meritage Restaurant is part of the Boston Harbor Hotel. 5 star dining at it's best. The service was impeccable - nothing was left out. Only one small detail, the entire party must order the prix-fixe dinner with wine pairings. Although, I did not have...More

Thank nikcha
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2017

Thank you for sharing your kind remarks about Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar with us! We are always glad to hear that our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and that you found your experience to be "5 star dining at it's best"! We hope you will...More

Reviewed February 12, 2017

Great buffet with endless pouring of Champagne. Service was very attentive, we never had to ask for anything. One of the best fine dining experiences ever.More

Thank WSJournal2015
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2017

Thank you for sharing your kind remarks about Valentine's Day Brunch with us! We are glad you joined us to celebrate Valentine's Weekend, and are thrilled to hear you found the brunch to be one of the best fine dining experiences ever - thank you!...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$60 - $80
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, The Boston Harbor Hotel, 2nd level, Boston, MA 02110-3300
    (Atlantic Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: South Station stop on the Red Line Aquarium stop on the Blue Line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-439-3995
  • E-mail
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.
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