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MERITAGE RESTAURANT + WINE BAR is named one of Boston's 8 best hotel restaurants by Haute Living.

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Forest Floor


Chef de cuisine Keith Bombaugh re-envisions the menu at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar with a touch of whimsy.

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Wine Bar

THE BOSTON GLOBE: In-town hotels make you feel on top of the world - These hotels get high marks, and we can see why

"Foodies Choice: Meritage restaurant at the Boston Harbor Hotel has a new sleek, contemporary look, expanded bar area, and brand new wine-centric menus." 

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Meritage Wine Program

The 5 Best Chardonnay Wines to Drink This Summer

"There’s a reason why Chardonnay is this summer’s new it wine. We’ve found five of the best vintages for you. These new-style Chardonnays finally do justice to the grape. Still rich on the palate, they have a lighter, fresher taste—perfect to sip with summer seafood. Here are several to try."


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Meritage Dining

TABLES - Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar Set to Open April 21

"The Boston Harbor Hotel’s Meritage (70 Rowes Wharf near Atlantic Avenue), known for its focus on wine, is slated to reopen on April 21 after a three-month makeover."


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Private Dining

An Updated Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar Reopens on April 21

A "prominent" wine bar and vineyard-sourced food items await.


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Picking The Brains Of The People Picking Your Wine

In preparation for the Nantucket Wine Festival festivities, N Magazine caught up with four of these featured somms — Tracey Devlin, Todd Lipman, and Nicholas and Lauren Daddona — to get a taste of what goes into having one of the most prized palates in town.

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Downtown Boston at Night

Meritage’s newest vintage, with seasoning - The Boston Globe

"The menu mixes classic and current. The service is polished, highly trained.  Dessert is always sweet - There are inventions both thoughtful and playful. They have an encyclopedic knowledge of the (wine)list and a knack for interesting pairings."

Foodies Choice - The Boston Globe

"What makes it a true standout is the dining at the Meritage restaurant, run by award-winning chef Daniel Bruce. And, if it was good before, it’s even better now, with a sleek, contemporary renovation, expanded bar area, and brand new wine-centric menus."

The Meritage - Elegance and Fine Dining with a Harbor View - TripAdvisor

"The Meritage Restaurant and Wine Bar is a restaurant worth finding (no mean feat) and enjoying whether or not you stay at the wonderful Boston Harbor Hotel. The service is excellent, the menu-creative, the food is superior and the view is one of the best in town." 

Meritage better than ever - OpenTable

"Meritage recently re-opened with a new menu. From seared five spice tuna to cardamom and cinnamon rubbed filet mignon, the offerings are creative and spectacularly successful. As always, the wines and wine knowledge are impressive. This is a world class restaurant in food and service."

Meritage: The Ultimate Wine Lover’s Restaurant.  Larry Olmsted –Forbes 

“Chef Daniel Bruce is an undersung local hero, turning out vino-enhanced dishes on a menu organized around wine. A brilliant notion if ever there was one.” -Boston Magazine

Set inside the stately Boston Harbor Hotel, Meritage stays focused with its astounding wine list. Chef Daniel Bruce creates scintillating menus to match the cellar's treasures.  With the stunning Rowes Wharf as its backdrop, Meritage has, perhaps, the city's finest waterfront view. -Fodors

Meritage is a paean to the art of food-and-wine pairing  and a testament to chef Daniel Bruce's ambition and talent. -Gayot

"Chef Bruce is known from coast to coast, and it has nothing to do with the expansive views of the water from his two fine-dining spots at the Boston Harbor Hotel." -Yankee Magazine

"At Meritage . . . Chef Bruce awed us with his ingenuity with wine-food pairings and culinary razzle-dazzle . . . From the amuses-bouches to the divine desserts, this superb restaurant . . . with an exquisite and rare view of Boston Harbor . . . won't disappoint.” -Arrive

"Bruce knows his wines, and few chefs can match his extraordinary skill with food and wine pairings." -Quarterly Review of Wines

"Meritage boasts the most focused food and wine menu in Boston." -Wine & Spirits

"[Meritage is] a restaurant with floor-to-ceiling displays of wine and exceptional food”  - Bon Appetit



  • Forbes Travel Guide: Four Star Award
  • OpenTable: Diners’ Choice Winner for American cuisine, wine list, and scenic view in Boston
  • OpenTable Local Picks: Best Overall - Boston's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
  • Improper Bostonian: Best Hotel Restaurant
  • AAA: Four Diamond Award
  • Boston Globe Magazine: Best in Service
  • Wine Spectator: Award of Excellence
  • Improper Bostonian: Boston’s Best Romantic Restaurant
  • Conde Nast Traveler: Gold List
  • Citysearch: Voted #1 Best Waterfront Dining
  • Citysearch: Best Wine List
  • Citysearch: Best Dessert
  • Zagat Boston: Best of American (New), Brunch, Decor, Food, Hotel Dining, Service, Views
  • Gayot: Top Ten Wine Lists in Boston
  • Gayot: Top Ten Restaurant with a View in Boston