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Testimonials of the Restaurant + Wine Bar

Whether discovering our newest Vineyard to Table culinary endeavors or scrolling through testimonials from our guests and reviewers, you can find all you need to know here.

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.

Meritage’s Newest Vintage, with Seasoning, 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.

Foodies Choice, The Boston Globe

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.

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

The red beet linguine was very different and delicious. The sea scallops were excellent and the chocolate dessert with raspberry sorbet ended
a wonderful meal! the waiter was very attentive and helpful

Mr. Keith Fenner, Hotel Guest

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.


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


Fantastic experience at Meritage Restaurant! Jean C. was our waiter who very friendly and helpful.

Clive, OpenTable

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.


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

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