The Restaurant at Merrill House
everything quite lovely, service gracious, wine advice on the basic side but ended up with a really nice bottle; lamb ordered med-rare was med by my standard but still delicious. a bit pricey but definitely the best place for an elegant meal in town.
Lovely restaurant, very good service, food was fantastic!
A nice fine dining experience!
Although we made mention of the fact that we were celebrating our 50 th wedding anniversary ( the actual date!) the restaurant offered nothing!
One of the best meals Perfect portions - phenomenal wine list and service.
We are all so very glad you enjoyed your experience at Merrill House! Thank you very much for your kind review!
We really enjoyed the meal - very well presented and the taste was excellent. Was disappointed in the noise level making it very difficult to have a conversation across the table. The screaming child did not help. Having read there was a dress code "smart casual";I was surprised to see people in shorts and a tee shirt.
Overall we loved it - my compliments to the chef!!
This was a last minute dinner but we can’t wait to come back. Everything was just excellent. We have tried 3 star Michelin restaurants and this was just lovely. Excellent value as well!
Humblest of thanks from all of us! We hope to see you again very soon. Cheers!
Phenomenal culinary experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend oysters and duck breast. Fish quenelles were also amazing. Can’t go wrong with dessert. Order 1 of each! Will definitely go back.
Thank you for your kind words! I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon!
Slight problem with ventilation/air conditioning creating a vigorous draft around our necks and ankles. Our server kindly turned off the A/C for the duration of our visit, but a long-term solution is needed. Otherwise, great food, lovely setting and excellent service.
It wasn’t as good as we remembered from our last visit. My first course was very good (pike), but my husband found the escargot lacked sauce. We enjoyed the fois gras, but the rabbit in the main course was dry and disappointing. The service wasn’t always top notch for a restaurant of this caliber.
Amazing food! Great wine pairings by the sommelier. We were a little disappointed that we could not eat outside as we had a few years ago...inside was lovely but not as magical as outside on the former patio. Compliments to the chef...food was even better than the last time we went!!
Thank you for your kind review! We do have very limited seating in the conservatory, but I do hope we can accommodate your request next time you visit. Please let us know your seating preference and we will do our best to oblige. Cheers!
The server was really out dated! No musical ambiance either. The food was excellent!
Wonderful food and service!
Thank you for your wonderful endorsement!
fine dining represented in the price. Fabulous food beautifully presented
Thank you for your kind words!
I don’t like to dine on a high stool so they let us sit at a table
We welcome the opportunity to serve you again soon!
The staff was so attentive to our needs from the moment we arrived. We were so happy to feel so cared for, especially that we had our 2-month old baby in the stroller. Food was soooo good! We will definitely come back next time we visit the area. Great team; great service, amazing food! Thank you
Amazing food and service. Great atmosphere definitely will be returning!
Excellent friendly and knowledgeable staff in a beautiful setting. The wine list is to die for.
Impressive to a former chef and foodie, possibly the most critical critic.
Thank you for your kind review! We hope to delight you again soon!
This place continues to be an under-rated gem that offers hands-down the best food in The County. With the newly-renovated space (including a gorgeous solarium cocktail area) and having sent chef Michael Sullivan to France to even further elevate his menu, the Merrill House should be full every evening.
Beautiful Setting and living in the county I was able to have a lovely walk to the restaurant. My Friends very pleased with the pickerel meal and the service was friendly and very helpful with all questions
We were staying at the Inn for two nights and ate dinner here once. We were able to get a table in the conservatory. The food service and presentation were all excellent.
Great ambiance. Exceptional food. Service started a bit slow, but the food more than made up for it.
Thank you for your kind words and your patience! We were indeed backed up on the night in question and I do appreciate your thoughtful feedback!
We really enjoyed our dinner at the Merril House. The sommelier was excellent and he suggestions were fantastic. I loved the duck and my husband loved the tenderloin. Ambience was great!
It was such a pleasure serving you, and so pleased you chose us to celebrate your anniversary! We hope to see you again soon!
My wife and I were there celebrating our anniversary on Friday night. The renovations that they have done have upped the ambiance considerably. The meal was probably the best I have ever had. I would highly recommend this to anyone. They also have a separate wine list dedicated to Prine Edward County wines only (heavenly).
Thank you for your kind review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourself and that you chose us for your celebration. I do hope we made it a memorable occasion!
So glad you had a great time! We look forward to serving you again next time you are in the County!
It was a quiet night and the service was beyond excellent. We both had a special and were impressed with the presentation and taste. Truly wonderful night out at a lovely place.
We will definitely be recommending to our guests, friends and family.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted that you had a "beyond excellent" Merrill House experience as this is the expectation we set for our entire team . We look forward to hosting you again soon and would be honoured to also host your guests friends and family.
Wanting to celebrate a double 40th wedding anniversary we wanted something special and the Merrill House certainly delivered. Greeted by the warm welcoming staff inside and then taken around to the new conservatory entrance for drinks before dinner was delightful. Because we were early they suggested that they could move up our time slot no problem. The presentation of the delicious food was lovely and the portions were perfect. Thanks!
Delighted to hear that your Merrill House experience was as special as your double 40 th wedding anniversary celebration ! That you found our team to be warm and welcoming and your meal so lovely means a lot to us. We hope to host you again in the near future and thank you for taking the time to provide your review of Merrill House.
The food was amazing! The fresh baked bread, the Merrill house salad, the lamb chops and desserts, all delicious! I can’t wait to go back!
Thank you for your review. That you "can't wait to come back" is exactly what we want for you and for all our guests as we are passionate about all aspects of our service at Merrill House. We too are very looking forward to your next visit with us.
We usually go to the Restaurant at Merrill House (it was the Merrill Inn until this year) couple of times a year; it’s about a one hour drive four home. It’s a date that we enjoy. Staff are welcoming and attentive and the chef if creative and excellent. Always a dare to look forward to.
Food is amazing (would be nice to have vegetarian or vegan options that are not meals made with mushrooms).
Staff are amazing, friendly and competent.
Very quaint and appealing atmosphere
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at the Merrill House -- and we do appreciate your comments regarding the vegetarian option. I will be speaking with the chef in that regard before we reopen in the springtime. Hope to see you again soon!
We have frequented this restaurant for years. The food and service have always been great. We will return again.
Thank you for your fabulous review! I am so glad you enjoyed your meal at the Merrill House and hope to see you again soon!
Food was amazing!!!! Would highly recommend for creativity and service!!
Thank you so much for your kind thoughts! We do hope you will visit us again soon, once the renovations are complete. Cheers!
Classic French cuisine with a County twist. Michael Sullivan never disappoints.
Michael Sullivan is truly the backbone of the Merrill House, and thank you for your endorsement! We look forward to seeing you back in the spring once our renovations are complete. Cheers!
Good food, great wine selection.
Thank you for your kind thoughts! I am so glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Cheers!
Another fabulous meal. Great wine pairings with a lovely dinner. The Merrill is under new ownership - and the changes are starting to become evident. The wait staff had odd blouses with military epaulettes and the decor was an odd mishmash of patterns and styles, as was the upstairs parlour. Design challenges aside - a great place for dinner.
Thank you for your thoughtful and kind words ... we were indeed undergoing some significant changes and I thank you for your patience while we bring the new concept to fruition. We truly value our longtime customers and will always do our utmost to ensure that your experience at the Merrill House is nothing short of spectacular. We do hope to see you in the springtime when all the renovations are complete. Rest assured, it will only get better. We are very excited for the future! Cheers!
Outstanding service, food and ambience. Visited this local gem for our 29th anniversary and we weren't disappointed. We have been coming for years, as long as the chef has been here and the food is always delicious and beautifully presented.
Thank you for your lovely review -- and for choosing us for your special night. Means a lot! Hope to see you again very soon. Cheers!
A wonderful night out. Really good food, pleasant and efficient service. Fun doing the local wine tasting flight.
Thank you for your thoughtful review! We hope to serve you again in the very near future. Cheers!
The food and service were excellent. They easily accommodated my dietary restrictions. Excellent choice of local county wines.
The mise en bouche was good but a bit salty. The presentation of the amuse-gueule was very good, it was tasty, but the salmon tasted like it was out of a can. The bison entrée was a delight; really tasty and tender, and the mise en plat was outstanding. The dessert was nothing special. The price of the wine is outrageous, almost 3 times what it costs in the LCBO.
The service was excellent, very nice staff.
Overall too pricey for what you get.
Very charming dining area, food was very good and many choices, catered to some dietary issues, and a good mixture of flavours and ingredients. Fresh and tasty combinations. Staff was courteous and helpful. Not rushed, able enjoy tea and have a good visit. Love all the light from the big windows to the garden. Will be back to try a dinner experience.