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Aug 30, 2006 02:09 AM

Meritage recommendations?

I'm going to Meritage for the first time tomorrow with a group of co-workers. Any must-haves? Thanks in advance!

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  1. The veal cheeks and artichoke risotto I had during Rest. Week were delicious. Friends had it a few days later and loved it too. They also loved the foie gras. Fried softshell crab and bbq rabbit apps were pretty tasty too, not sure if they're on the regular menu.

    1. I've had Pan Seared Diver Scallops with Sautéed Watercress and Pink Grapefruit Butter - very good. My date had filet mignon and was very happy.

      And the chocolate tasting plate of desserts - mmm, mmm, good.

      1. I remember enjoying the duet of raw beef (tartar and carpaccio) and the coriander-crusted rare tuna. Scallops are always a winner there too: huge and succulent. The maple smoked salmon is a simple, light start to a meal. It's in the 'dry' smoked style, rather than the 'moist' (like lox) smoked style, and it's slightly sweet. I'm not as crazy about the desserts at Meritage. They're always fine but the sampler plates never blow me away across the board (sometimes one out of three will shine). Oh, and be sure to explore the range of wines by the glass to find some new favorites. Hope you have a great meal!

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        1. re: peelmeagrape

          Does it seem like glasses of wine aren't as good a deal as they were when the restaurant first opened?

          1. re: Joanie

            I don't know....I've only been going there regularly for the past year. I'm sure there are less expensive by-the-glass places (Les Zyg, possibly Troquet), but it definitely never feels like a gouge either and the quality of the wine is usually very good.

        2. thanks, everyone! these are some great suggestions (i'm printing this out for my co-workers so we can review at the table).