About Meritage

1505 Weaver St
Scarsdale, NY 10583
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Since 2004, Meritage Restaurant has combined the warmth and comfort that you expect from your favorite neighborhood restaurant with an exciting New American menu sourced from local purveyors. This ensures that we're able to present only the freshest seasonal ingredients all year round. Our mission is to offer great food served by a professional staff that truly cares about enhancing your dining experience, while supporting the highest standards of responsible, sustainable food production. Executive Chef Chris Vergara's Italian roots and French culinary training are a unique combination that makes many of our customers feel that we are their "second kitchen". Our attention to detail in the kitchen, along with the welcoming atmosphere created by Manager/Owner Jamie Steinthal, has enabled us to grow and prosper for the past nine years.


Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Italian, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:45pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:45pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Heathcote, Weaver, Palmer

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 472-8484

Website:
http://meritagerestaurant.net/

Executive Chef:
Chris Vergara

Private Party Contact:
jamie@meritagerestaurant.net: 9144728484

Additional:
Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Meritage Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4

noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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fit for foodies (19)
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food3
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service4
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not what I expected

Dined on April 15, 2016

Had heard great things for a while. Finally went on a Friday night. Didn't like the menu at all. Very small and not particularly appetizing. For the price I would not go back there. Disappointing only because of the menu.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

always a hit!

Dined on March 29, 2016

No matter how hard I try, I cannot buy a bad meal at Meritage. Everything is fresh, perfectly prepared and great.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience3
service4
value3

Convenient for an easy night out

vip
Dined on March 26, 2016

The ambiance and restaurant are very nice. We were with another couple. They had the duck and really liked it. I was hoping to have fish, but there fish dishes were limited and I wasn't interested in any so I had the veal chop Milanese. I thought it was too heavily breaded and couldn't really taste the veal, so I didn't really like my meal. Dessert was excellent. Not sure if I would try again. I thought the offerings were limited.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Love Meritage

Dined on March 26, 2016

We have dined here many times. The food is excellent. The service is too!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience3
service4
value3

Mediocre food, good service

Dined on March 11, 2016

The food was very mediocre except for the dessert. The service was very good. We had heard good things about the restaurant but were very disappointed. We do not plan to return.

food5
ambience5
service5

Always great food, drinks & service. ...

vip
Dined on March 1, 2016

Always great food, drinks & service. Comfortable, very nice atmosphere. Romantic and perfect place to celebrate any occasion.

food4
ambience4
service4

Small menu but quality food. Your typica ...

vip
Dined on February 15, 2016

Small menu but quality food. Your typical farm to table restaurant

food5
ambience5
service5

Always an amazing experience! From Jamie ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Always an amazing experience! From Jamie greeting us at the door, the food, Tony & Kim, & a very special visit from Tatu it seriously couldn't have been any better. Kelle's cocktail menu was incredibly inventive & delicious! I had the scallops with pancetta & carrot purée, the man piece had the duck with dates & caramelized apple. It was the most tender duck either of us have ever had. Finished the night off with a delectable chocolate mousse tart with raspberries. Can't wait to come back!!!

food2
ambience4
service3
value2

Overall it was a very disappointing even ...

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

Overall it was a very disappointing evening ,food wise. First of all the service was extremely slow. Second, when the food did arrive it was Blah. There was little or no flavor in the salad dressing, The Paparadelli (spelling?)lacked sufficient Tomato sauce and the Veal ragout that accompanied it had very tough meat, like rubber. I would not return and I am hesitant about trying the ownrers new restaurants in Dobbs Ferry and in Tarrytown, We were lookng forward to St. Georges but I,m afraid it will have to wait.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience4
service4

The food was really good and prepared ni ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

The food was really good and prepared nicely. Definitely fresh ingredients and our server was great with an attentive staff happy to help him out while he was busy at another table.

food5
ambience3
service5
value4

another great dinner at Meritage

Dined on January 29, 2016

Meritage is truly the gem of our neighborhood. Always great food, and always great service. On top of this, it is kids friendly and they are happy to accommodate the kids with simpler items off the menu. Never have been disappointed with the food nor the treatment we get there. I wish we had more restaurants like Meritage around Scarsdale.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Always a pleasure

vip
Dined on January 1, 2016

Dined at Meritage on New Years Eve, as always the food was terrific, the service outstanding and the staff so welcoming. We are never disappointed when we visit this truly lovely restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Christmas Eve Dining

vip
Dined on December 24, 2015

Varied menu selections and broad choices for wines, enjoyed a wonderful meal and service was professional and attentive. Highly recommend.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food3
ambience3
service1

Disappointed this time

vip
Dined on October 18, 2015

Saturday night 8:30 pm reservations, we did not see appetizers until 9:30pm. Staff was not attentive, food wasn't coming out of the kitchen timely. The food was good but having our main course after 10pm was not. I believe the owner was helping out as though they were understaffed. It seemed staff and the owner were more concerned with chit chat with a few tables rather than business at hand. Very disappointed this time. We have eaten there several times and it was always a smooth experience...

food5
ambience4
service5

excellent westchester dining

Dined on October 8, 2015

very pleasant entry by host, wine list with moderate prices and very good choices, fish dishes and appetizers were excellent, guest was very satisfied.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

Get there early on Saturdays

vip
Dined on October 3, 2015

I would recommend getting there early on the weekend. We arrived at 7:00 p.m. on a Saturday night and the restaurant was fairly busy. Two of the specials were already gone. The food is very good and the staff is very accommodating but when we got to dessert they were out of one of their standard offerings. We have been to Meritage many times and will continue to eat there because the food is good.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience2
service2

Started off with really slow service. Fo ...

vip
Dined on September 27, 2015

Started off with really slow service. Food was good though. Wine expensive.

food4
ambience3
service2

Tasty, but SLOW

vip
Dined on September 27, 2015

Food was very nice when it arrived, but service was VERY slow. Meal of 1 appetizer, 2 mains (the same pasta) and no dessert/coffee took an hour and 45 minutes. Waiter was nice, but was just too long for a local Sunday night dinner.

food4
ambience3
service5

Great neighborhood gem. Quiet, chic, sim ...

Dined on September 25, 2015

Great neighborhood gem. Quiet, chic, simple yet elegant menu. The wait staff is truly exceptional. Rare find for any suburb.

food4
ambience4
service4

Delish!

vip
Dined on August 29, 2015

Always consistent and delicious. Veal chop parmesan was excellent.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience3
service4

Took work people

Dined on August 27, 2015

They almost wanted to cancel but all said they would go back!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Real find

vip
Dined on July 15, 2015

This place sits in a small shopping center but once inside you'd never know it. It's cozy, romantic and lit with tasteful chandeliers. But, best of all, the food is superb. I ordered the Arctic char and I don't think I ever had such a tasty piece of fish. We will definitely return.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4

Meritage merits a return

Dined on July 14, 2015

This was a good restaurant; obviously a foodie place. The appetizers we shared were excellent. A char tartare was exquisite and the burrata with cherries was one of the best I've ever had. I ordered the roasted chicken which is simple but was excellently made; my waiter said it was the house special dish. Everything else at the table was very well done. The chocolate chip bread pudding was lovely as was the lemon almond cake which was very light and perfect for summer with some blueberry compote. There is an excellent selection of wines by the glass that we enjoyed also.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Comforting neighborhood eaterie

vip
Dined on June 16, 2015

Meritage has a nice relaxing ambiance and regulars as we experienced when we dined there. The regulars knew about the no corkage fee on tues and came with plenty of their own. Entrees were appetizing and very tasty and flavorful as well as the entrees and specials. Service was very attentive.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service3

Service Problem

vip
Dined on May 16, 2015

Food did not live up to previous dinners. The last two times we ate dinner at Meritage we had a women waitress who appeared overwhelmed by the number of tables she had to handle. Both times Tony(A fabulous waiter) came to our rescue.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Great Mother's Day brunch

Dined on May 10, 2015

Our large family of eight, including two small kids all enjoyed the Mother's Day brunch. There was something on the menu for everyone and everything was delicious. Also the service was attentive.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Loved it

vip
Dined on April 11, 2015

Excellent evening - the food and service were wonderful. Try the cauliflower pasta!

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Our favorite place

vip
Dined on April 2, 2015

We have been going to Meritage for many years and it continues to be our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food, service and ambience are excellent and we always feel like friends!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service3

Delish

Dined on March 28, 2015

The food was great - very fresh, delicious dishes, not overly saucy. The waitress was a low talker in a loud place and really seemed bothered by our questions - which she didn't always have the answer for! Nice dinner out with friends anyway.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5

Delightful!

Dined on March 10, 2015

Great find! Ladies Night dinner for 5. Food was wonderful and service was terrific! Special thanks to Olu, our most attentive & friendly server.

food5
ambience5
service5

Consistently very good food and service

vip
Dined on March 4, 2015

We go to Meritage frequently since it is close to our home. We have never had a bad meal here. I had a very juicy but very crisp on the outside salmon filet on a bed of faro which was delicious. My husband had the chicken parm cooked perfectly. Great sauce and melted cheese topped the tender chicken that was charcoaled around the edges for a crispy bite. Aside from the food, we go there to see our favorite waiter for many years, Tony, the best ever!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Every meal is great!

Dined on February 12, 2015

You cannot buy a bad meal if you try. Love the food and service. Always see friends there. Try the veal, it's the best in the city. Milanese. Tagliate bolognese. Apps are great. love this place.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4

good neighborhood spot

Dined on February 5, 2015

I think the chef knows how to cook. The food is interesting and delicious. Love the server who has been there forever; great at his job. Sometimes the specialty scotch pour is weak and the person who answers the phone forgets to put the reservation in the book; happened to me twice (learn to confirm res). Having said that I really enjoy going to Meritage.

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience4
service3

Enjoyable meal

vip
Dined on February 4, 2015

Our food was good but a little off: salad was dressed with too much vinegar and monkfish special was somewhat salty. When it gets crowded, the waitstaff becomes less attentive after you've been served the entree. Nice relatively quiet ambiance.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service3

Quiet and good food

vip
Dined on January 6, 2015

Easy to have a conversation and the food is always good with several specials offered. The shrimp and white bean appetizer is a favorite. Longtime staff are welcoming; however service all but disappeared when we wanted a check. We'll check out BYOB on Tuesdays--no corkage fee.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Went for an early Christmas Eve dinner- ...

vip
Dined on December 24, 2014

Went for an early Christmas Eve dinner- as usual it was wonderful, service excellent for everyone even though it become very filled up and busy. Entree selection of dinner specials were inviting.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
food2
ambience4
service2

Previously, the service was crisp and th ...

Dined on November 23, 2014

Previously, the service was crisp and the food was delicious. No more. On our last two trips, the service was slow (with unduly long waits between courses and after drink orders), yet when the food reached the table all of it was room temperature. We went back after the first bad experience because they deserved a do-over, but they won't get another one.

food2
ambience3
service1

Known this restaurant but have not revis ...

vip
Dined on November 14, 2014

Known this restaurant but have not revisited for several years. Friendly greeting by staff and seating at a nice table. We had an early reservation, so place was quite empty but filled up pretty fast. At first our waiter was attentive and then slacked off. There was no second or third pouring of our wine by him. We enjoyed a very nice Char Tartar. Second course was Short Rib for my husband, which was prepared as one chunk of meat with mashed potatoes and little gravy. I decided to go for the special of the night, Cod with some veggies. As we eat out often, we know the food scene quite well, but this dish left me totally floored. Looked like I received a bowl of cereal, (dish size was smaller than that of the appetizer), containing a piece of fish the size of 2x3" on some unrecognizable vegetable with chickpeas. I actually had to ask the waiter if this was the main course. If you are a foodie, don't go here. Presentation of any dish is below par and prices are way above par.

food2
ambience2
service3

Fresh food but bland

vip
Dined on October 29, 2014

Service was friendly & efficient enough - as expected. Ordered arctic char tartare & arctic char entrees. While I didn't care for the tartare - tasted "fishy", I did like the arctic char from the entree. It was very fresh & cooked perfectly. However, the fish was very bland (not seasoned well) and the sides (farro & spinach) were way too oily despite reassurance from the waitstaff that the chef uses very little oil in the saute. They offer 2 types of fresh pastas while others are the usual dried ones, but they are unable to switch sauces with the pastas..? Thought pasta dishes are expensive - all above $22 & these are nothing special to them. Chef seems too rigid to accommodate requests. Order from menu "as is" only. Will not be back.

food5
ambience5
service5

I couldn't give this restaurant a better ...

vip
Dined on October 24, 2014

I couldn't give this restaurant a better review! The greeters, wait-staff, ambience and food all get five stars.

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