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“Great find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Meritage - CLOSED

Meritage
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Italian, French, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd St West
Halifax, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

We stayed just around the corner from this restaurant so booked it knowing it was our first night in Sonoma having travelled all day from England. We walked past Meritage last year and thought it looked cosy and atmospheric. Glad we didn't walk past this time! Lovely little place. Staff were great and the menu choices excellent. Fabulous seafood choices. The king prawn and mushroom risotto was stunning, so tasty yet light and addictive! As you would expect, really great wine list. We will definitely call again when we next visit Sonoma.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank CupcakeCandyQueen
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Los Alamos NM
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Really enjoyed my lobster salad. Spouse ordered lobster ravioli. Mixed drink selection excellent. Plan to return!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank dwwilburn
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Hong Kong, China
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good value during happy hours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

During our first visit, a staff told us that they had happy hours for oysters from 4-6 pm so we went back on the following 2 days to enjoy half price for the open shell oysters.

Staff were all very friendly. If I am in the area again, I will definitely return to this restaurant.

Visited February 2014
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Thank woowoop
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San Rafael, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just Fair”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

After hearing a few recommendations, we had dinner at Meritage. I guess we were underwhelmed, having gone in with high expectations. Our server was very good - attentive, helpful and charming. And, the house-made ice creams and sorbet were fantastic. Those were the highlights. Oysters were fair/nothing special. A prime rib special at $25 was well-priced, but flavors were only fair. Lobster ravioli had a spicy sauce, so the lobster flavor that may have been there was undetectable. Foccacia was dry. Also, quite noisy, due to the martini bar crowd. Overall, a disappointment - sorry, Meritage.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Sam M
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Charlottetown, Canada
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238 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Almost great, but not quite there...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

We booked on december 30, by walking in, for new year's eve. They were able to accomodate us on such short notice, so we were a little skeptical. We arrived at the set time, and were seated within 10 minutes... Awesome! We ordered from the set new year's eve menu - very nice options... The food served was very good, up until desert... The taste of each of the first 4 courses was awesome! The desert fell far short of the rest of the meal. The staff was very friendly, but the chef-owner ignored just about everyone in the restaurant but a table of friends and a pretty long haired blonde at the bar... He circulated through the restaurant on at least 10 occasions through our 1.5 hours in the restaurant... He could have stopped at each table for a quick hello and how are you enjoying the food - opportunity lost! Despite the mix-ups in our dinner, would have given the place an excellent review, but given the chef-owners lack of attention ( he was aware of the significant mix-ups) we'll not give the place full marks. But the food was great as was the service staff.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank colleens941
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