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The Boston Harbor Hotel turns ingredients into an experience. Whether you have a taste for fine food and wine at our Forbes Four-Star Meritage restaurant, fresh New England seafood along the harbor at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, or cocktails at Rowes Wharf Bar or The Alley Bar at Rowes Wharf, you’ll find what you’re looking for with our Beyond compare collection of restaurants and bars.



Meritage Takes The Unique Approach Of Matching Wine And Food
By Offering Small And Large Plates Paired With Specific Wine Characteristics

From world-class cuisine and an unmatched wine cellar featuring many library selections, to warm hospitality and the urban sophistication of our dining room overlooking Boston Harbor, Meritage offers guests a unique and memorable dining experience.

Brunch: Sundays 10 AM - 2 PM  |  Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday 5:30 – 10:00 PM  |  617-439-3995

Chef Daniel Bruce

A Culinary Legend and Master of the Kitchen

With a passion for food, wine and the art of pairing the two, Chef Daniel Bruce transformed the culinary landscape for wine and food enthusiasts when he opened Meritage in October 2002.  Drawing inspiration from his experience as chef and Founder of the Boston Wine Festival, Chef Bruce took his love for creating dishes to match specific wine characteristics and turned it into Meritage – a haven for food and wine lovers to enjoy year-round.

You are now able to enjoy Chef Bruce’s cooking at home with his new cookbook Simply New England: Seasonal Recipes that Celebrate Land and Sea!

Designed for the home cook, this book celebrates New England with easy to prepare dishes that highlight local ingredients and are ideal to enjoy with family and friends.  "This book is a collection of some of my favorite dishes inspired by my New England roots, and I hope that some of my recipes become part of your own traditions."- Chef Daniel Bruce



From Outdoor Terrace Dining And Summer Nights Filled With Live Music, 
To The Chic Yet Casual Dining Room Bursting With Chef Daniel Bruce’s Imaginative New England Seafood, Rowes Wharf Sea Grille Has Something For Everyone.

On weekdays, power breakfasts and lunches are followed by a vibrant after-work cocktail and dinner scene. On weekends, Sea Grille’s sunlight-filled dining room or outdoor terrace (seasonally) is the ideal spot along the water for a leisurely lunch or special date night as the sun sets over the harbor.


Boston’s Home For Friendly Conversation And Classic Cocktails.


Boston’s home for engaging conversation and classic cocktails, Rowes Wharf Bar unveils a striking new design. Complementing its classic Boston character, the new look incorporates luxe interiors with rich, warm tones at play, inviting you to share in the cordial spirit and ‘snug luxury’ of the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Complete with rich mahogany walls and sultry lighting, Rowes Wharf Bar offers the clubby ambiance of a scotch and cocktail bar with a focus on grace and comfort. Home to the city’s most extensive selection of fine scotches, the bar's new beverage menu focuses on the art of dynamic cocktail creation using fruits, herbs and spices. Highlighted by rare single malts and cognacs, the bar’s classic and contemporary cocktails will all be created a la minute without the use of any premade mixers or ingredients. Guests can also indulge in a revamped menu of savory bar bites and bar-friendly entrees – in Simply New England style- created by Chef Daniel Bruce.


A Refined Escape From The Day’s Drudgeries

Nestled between the harbor and Atlantic Avenue, THE ALLEY BAR at Rowes Wharf is the perfect sojourn for anyone looking for a refreshing al fresco cocktail retreat. The chic and engaging bar area is furnished with sophistication and ease in mind. From the contemporary high-top tables and oversized black wicker bar stools to the sleek Towers of Fire patio heaters, the bar exudes an inviting atmosphere perfect for transitioning from work mode to leisure.



Sample Menu

For the utmost privacy, In-Room Dining offers a personalized dining experience within the comfort of your guest room or suite. For the convenience of our guests and to accommodate travelers on any time zone, In-Room Dining is available 24 hours per day and offers a variety of expertly prepared menus.


Summer In The City

Boston Wine Festival

Winter on the Wharf

Thank you for a wonderful summer! We would like to extend special appreciation to our 2014 Summer in the City sponsors: VolvoBacardiGrey GoosePavanStella ArtoisPerrierLeblon and Boston Magazine!

Each summer, the Boston Harbor Hotel celebrates the season with the Summer in the City Entertainment Series. As one of the city’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.

The summer festivities have come to an end, but stay tuned for exciting events and happenings at the Boston Harbor Hotel this fall!


Meritage: Small Plate Dream

My husband and I shared several small plates. The next was better than the last, right down to the salad. I don't think you could go wrong. Exquisite!!

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Meritage: BEST Dining Experience in Boston

My husband and I went here to celebrate our anniversary. The ENTIRE staff were attentive (without being over baring) knowledgeable and courteous. The food was perfect. Each course was paired with a specific wine selection and the pairings were matched brilliantly. Go here for the beautiful view of the Boston Harbor, but stay for the 5star dining experience. Everything was absolutely perfect.

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Rowes Wharf Sea Grille: Fantastic Location!

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille is located right on Boston Harbor. There are beautiful views of sail boats gliding by as you enjoy your outdoor dining. There is a band playing almost every night during the summer to provide entertainment. The seafood was very fresh and delicious.

The Alley Bar: Perfectly Unique

This space is just so perfectly unique. You may feel like you have left Boston and been transported to a spot in Italy or France.

Dorothy W., Yelp

Rowes Wharf Bar: A Place to be Bookmarked

A classy looking place with professional bar tending and a refreshingly non-pretentious atmosphere make this a great spot to meet friends or colleagues.Aside from being fairly easy to get to from the financial district, the thing I like about Rowes Wharf Bar is it's relative spaciousness. The bar can be doing a lot of business without its patrons feeling like they are packed-in like sardines. Definitely a place to be Bookmarked for future reference.

Rick W., Yelp

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Meritage: Outstanding View of Harbor, Service and Food

Did not expect this degree of quality from a hotel restaurant. Because you can order smaller portions, you can have more variety than just a traditional appetizer and entree. The swordfish was incredibly fresh and cooked perfectly. The Colorado lamb was delicious, equal to any lamb we have eaten in Colorado or elsewhere. The food has a light quality, so even eating a good amount did not make us feel overly full. The service was professional but yet relaxed. Highly recommended.

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