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“Great food, service OK.”

Meritage at the Claremont
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Ranked #38 of 702 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Domingo
Transit: 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.
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.
Columbus, Ohio
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great food, service OK.”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Had dinner for 2 and breakfast for 2 and 4, all meals were outstanding in terms of food quality, quantity, and presentation. Service was OK but not up to food standard. Ambiance (nice bay view from window tables) and overall value fine.

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
SF Bay Area, CA
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4 reviews
“Excellent Birthday Dinner”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

I just took my wife to the Meritage for her birthday dinner. We arrived at 6 pm just as they opened with very few others seated. We experienced a very welcoming reception, and especially attentive service. They brought three choices of fresh rolls, then a complimentary asparagus soup that was delicious. My wife had the scallops (melt in your mouth) and I the lamb (with incredibly fresh vegetables). We finished with a creme brulee that was one of the tastiest I've ever had! Plus they brought my wife a complementary ice cream dessert complete with candle. So kudos for service and cuisine!

  • Visited June 2012
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Berkeley, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Oysters, wine & view”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

Food mediocre, but I would go back for amazing oysters, wine & view

Visited April 2012
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Caracas, Venezuela
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Great attention and service. Their plates are Delicious

Visited March 2012
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Napa, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“A bit lacking”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

My wife and I had a romantic dinner. We started with a nice window seat. The table was bare with no flowers, just a white table cloth. The view was not was we expected, since the restaurant is on the main floor. We thought we would see the Bay, but instead had a view of the tennis courts, which was nice, but not great. The food was good, but not good enough for the price. In Berkeley there are many fine restaurants that are worth the price.

  • Visited May 2012
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