Meritage is modeled after a traditional French Brasserie, paying homage to a century's old ambiance & culture. What is Meritage? Meritage is a wine created using the grape varietals of Bordeaux, but produced in the United States. Therefore, it is American wine produced in the French tradition.
During the day, the restaurant is a casual gathering place that offers class, as well as good food and swift service for a reasonable price. At night, we offer the din of a bustling restaurant in an intimate setting.
Adding 40 seats and a more casual element to Meritage, the oyster bar also jumps head-first into crafted cocktails and maintains a thoughtfully selectived beer list, including a couple of taps. Crowned by a art nouveau Absinthe fountain, the space captures a bit of Paris in the 1930's, classic, beautiful - and with a highlight on two historical aphrodisiacs, even a bit naughty.
Meritage Terrace, added in 2008, is a fully enclosed custom wrought-iron sidewalk dining area in the heart of downtown St Paul. The Terrace opens as soon as weather permits, generally the first couple of weeks in April. During summer the Terrace is open for continuous service, meaning Meritage will be serving all day outside (weather permitting, of course).
So, join us for a mid-day glass of Rose, or bring a friend for some New York-French style dining; curbside, surrounded by greenery, in brasserie chairs.… Read More