The Restaurant at Merrill House

4.6
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49 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary French
Executive Chef Michael Sullivan is one of the top chefs in Prince Edward County and has been delighting palates in the County since 2001. Our wine list offers a variety of local and international selections by the glass and by the bottle and flights can be paired with your meal upon request.

In addition to our regular menu, diners can enjoy a Carte Blanche tasting menu, from which you may choose three, four, five, or six courses. Local or Old World wine pairings are optional but highly recommended. Advance booking is required for Carte Blanche, please call the restaurant directly or include your request in your reservation notes when you book through Open Table.

Due to our limited capacity, we do ask for a credit card to secure your place in the dining room.

Please contact us directly by phone 613-476-7451 to reserve for parties of 5 or more.
What 49 People Are Saying
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CG
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent a around.

Staff is memorable and can not do enough to make you experience unforgetable.

c
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gréât wine list, excellent good and service. Very Nice dinner

JL
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! We had the rabbit fettucini and the duck breast - both were perfect. Good sized meals too. Service was attentive and helpful in dealing with my allergy

J
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and the wine pairings truly made the evening special. The atmosphere was great and we felt like it was a very special evening for our group of 4.

DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and great service!

SH
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area

BB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Merrill House a few times before and it has been renovated since. The restaurant has the same ambiance and the service was impeccable. We’d like to give a shout out to our server Mark. He was wonderful and not to overpowering. Once again, we had a lovely time for our anniversary. Thank you

CC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the choices offered made it difficult to pick a favorite. I wanted there to be a sampler platter so I could taste each thing offered!

A
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my mother's 87th birthday we sought out an exclusive dining experience. We were not disappointed. Every morsel had exquisite flavour! The dining room situated in the wine cellar provided a unique experience, withe service always perfectly timed. We did not have the wine pairing but opted for a sparkling Vidal...which regrettably made both my sister and I unwell overnight...too many sulphates we believe. A blemish but not on the chef. Our host Christophe greeted us and also bid us farewell. A really elegant touch. All together a fine experience.

CT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

M
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant, very good service, food was fantastic!
A nice fine dining experience!

PH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Although we made mention of the fact that we were celebrating our 50 th wedding anniversary ( the actual date!) the restaurant offered nothing!

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals Perfect portions - phenomenal wine list and service.

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 7 September 2019

We are all so very glad you enjoyed your experience at Merrill House! Thank you very much for your kind review!

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RA
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 7 September 2019

Humblest of thanks from all of us! We hope to see you again very soon. Cheers!

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DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 7 September 2019

Thank you for your kind words! I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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DT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

J
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!!

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 7 September 2019

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!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The server was really out dated! No musical ambiance either. The food was excellent!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you for your wonderful endorsement!

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ML
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fine dining represented in the price. Fabulous food beautifully presented

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you for your kind words!

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JH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I don’t like to dine on a high stool so they let us sit at a table

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 22 August 2019

We welcome the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

VF
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Great atmosphere definitely will be returning!

OT
9 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent friendly and knowledgeable staff in a beautiful setting. The wine list is to die for.

CP
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive to a former chef and foodie, possibly the most critical critic.

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 18 July 2019

Thank you for your kind review! We hope to delight you again soon!

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AA
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MD
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

h
Memphis
23 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great ambiance. Exceptional food. Service started a bit slow, but the food more than made up for it.

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 18 June 2019

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!

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JC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 18 June 2019

It was such a pleasure serving you, and so pleased you chose us to celebrate your anniversary! We hope to see you again soon!

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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).

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 18 June 2019

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Girls trip

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 18 June 2019

So glad you had a great time! We look forward to serving you again next time you are in the County!

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J
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 2 June 2019

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.

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HF
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 2 June 2019

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.

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LD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 2 June 2019

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.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

C
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 11 January 2019

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!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have frequented this restaurant for years. The food and service have always been great. We will return again.

The Restaurant at Merrill House
Responded on 11 January 2019

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!

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