From The Boston Globe Magazine
At Your Service
Chef Daniel Bruce works miracles in the kitchen of his elegant restaurant in the Boston Harbor Hotel. He's also a stickler for what goes on in the dining room. Because Meritage, which features seasonal American cuisine, is a wine-focused restaurant (it boasts more than 12,000 bottles), Bruce holds weekly wine tastings with the waiters, the better to understand the flavors. This room with a spectacular view of the harbor is the place for a special dinner, and the impeccable service sets the tone, from the minute a staff member shows you to your table and sets a complimentary savory before you, to the moment a server brings you a complimentary after-dinner sweet.
$16 (small plates) to $30 (large); 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, 617-439-3995, meritagetherestaurant.com