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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“filet” (11 reviews)
“duck” (9 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
70 Rowes Wharf, The Boston Harbor Hotel, 2nd level, Boston, MA 02110-3300
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended a 30th wedding anniversary dinner here and we were very impressed with this restaurant. Who is that in a private dining room which gave me event the air of elegance. The staff assigned to us was friendly and very efficient and the food...More

Thank RiceWP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Boston Harbor Hotel and had dinner at Meritage. The hotel was lovely but dinner at Meritage was disappointing. The service was very nice. Everyone was solicitous and polite. The menu was not very appealing. They've divided the menu into a red...More

Thank MAG724
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit 9.2.17. It must be admitted that Janver #2 was reluctant to visit a restaurant in a hotel located in the heart of the tourist zone. That's almost always a sure-fire recipe for disappointment. But Janver #1 prevailed with an argument on the strength...More

1  Thank TheJanvers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't have much experience in fine dining but this restaurant was exceptional. We sat outside due to the nice weather and enjoyed the sea breeze and the waterfront views. Our server offered that if it got too chilly during our meal we could go...More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Arrived with friends to this finely appointed dining room and was increasingly impressed by the high level of service and attention to detail (Bernardaud, DeGrenne, Spiegelau on the table) and as the dinner went on, we experienced excellent(!) wait staff and a very exciting and...More

Thank slyder5225
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your kind review of your dining experience at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar with us. Your kind words regarding our staff, food presentations, and ambiance are so appreciated and we couldn't be happier to know that your experience met...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is very fancy but in a low key, non threatening way. The service was great but not intimidating. The food was very interesting and there was mostly enough of it. And it is a place where one can still get "dressed up". No jeans,...More

Thank sjk7301948
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a detailed and thoughtful review of your experience at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar! We are so glad you were able to enjoy the service along with feeling completely comfortable. We are always pleased...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is the best location! Right on the water, where there is live music some nights, great food, and always great service. I will be back!More

Thank Dana M
Jaime C, Director of Operations at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review! I believe this was meant for our Rowes Wharf Sea Grille restaurant, which is always terrific to experience - especially during the summer when you can enjoy the live music on the harbor! We are looking forward to...More

Reviewed 9 August 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 28 July 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 3 August 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 27 July 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 3 August 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

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
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statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$60 - US$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
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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