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The Restaurant at Merrill House, Picton, ON

The Restaurant at Merrill House

4.6
4.6
329 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary French
Head Chef Michael Sullivan presents fine, French cuisine and a Wine Spectator-awarded cellar.

Our heated conservatory is open to the public and we do offer a number of private dining options. Please email us directly for parties of five or more and for private dining or events.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Farm-to-table, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (866) 567-5969

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Sullivan

  • Catering

    Please call for catering requests.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call for private events.

  • Private party contact

    Astrid Young: (613) 476-7451

  • Neighbourhood

    Kingston

  • Cross Street

    Main Street and HWY 49, Picton Ontario

  • Parking Details

    Park in the rear of the hotel.

  • Public Transit

    n/a

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

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What 329 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. MR

    MarcusR

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Merrill House in several years. Service and meals were outstanding. Not inexpensive, but it's our anniversary, so we'll accept the cost. I'd highly recommend Merrill House for a special occasion dinner.
  2. CB

    ChantalB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    One of the best restaurant in the County! Perfect service!,
  3. NM

    NathalieM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was really perfect Food, wine, EVERYTHING 😊
  4. K

    Kirsty

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Expect to pay Toronto prices for this upscale dining experience… overall , a very satisfying night out
  5. DP

    DavidP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was surprised by the minimum 3 course requirement / cost but the food was exquisite as was the whole evening experience for the evening. Wonderful.
  6. ST

    SusanT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very classy - we received a complimentary glass of champagne as we were celebrating our anniversary. Our meal was stunningly beautiful - each course was eye-catching and photo worthy. We had the foie gras (5 stars); the beef tartare (5 stars); the calamari (4 stars). The main courses of bison strip loin and veal scallopini were again marvellous to look at, but both meats were a bit less tender than we hoped, although very flavourful. To finish, the molten lava cake was fantastic - light as air, but the lava was perfect! All in all, a memorable experience, and we would hope to return sometime.
  7. RM

    RobertM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, beautifully presented and accompanied by first rate service. An amazing dining experience!
  8. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience celebrating a Family Birthday and a great night out The private dining room, and the FOOD was beyond wonderful A 5 stars+++ experience in addition to the service staffs attentiveness Thank you Jordan, Chris, Shawn and Chef Michael
  9. PP

    ProgPrincess

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service in a small but lovely room. Extreme attention to detail in a very French inspired menu you don't find in many restaurants.
  10. CM

    ChristianneM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable and cocktails were awesome. Foie Gras and Steak Tartar were excellent. Lamb was good, but not exceptional. My GF had the Cornish hen and it was special. If you’re looking for a fine dining experience. This fits the bill.
  11. SF

    SimonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! We really enjoyed the wine pairing with each course.
  12. KS

    KenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Signage said to park in the back but there were no parking spots left (very minor). The tables in our dining area were too close, thereby resulting in frequent comments to us from the next (too close) table. The servers had to speak loudly to compete with other servers talking, and with diners. But the absolute delight was the food, which so much exceeded other places we had eaten in PEC! We shall definitely eat there again!
  13. SE

    StephenE

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The appetizers, calamari & tartare were excellent. Salad was lovely if a bit underdressed. The tart was good albeit filling. The lamb chops were well flavored but a bit more fatty than was expected.
  14. SD

    SergeD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary with a dinner at the Merrill House where we were also staying. Overall, an excellent dinner and enjoyable experience. The food is exquisite. The service is courteous and attentive. The dining room is small, cozy, and other guests were quiet so the ambience was intimate and relaxing. All this is good. The prices are high, perhaps too high. $105 for three courses is steep. The $60 wine pairing is also expensive for a 3 ounce glass in first course, 6 ounce for the main course, and 3 ounces (fortified wine) for the desert. The wines were fine but not stunning. By the glass, county wines at $19 for 6 ounces also add to a bill quickly. We recommend it for the food and service without hesitation with that notice about prices. Also, perhaps best to order a nice bottle with the advice of the sommelier than to opt for a less than convincing course by course pairing.
  15. EC

    EdCa

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was great, service was very friendly. The bill was very high. Unexpectedly high
  16. MT

    MattT

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food...high quality with beautiful presentation. Wine pairing was all PEC wines, which complemented our dishes well.
  17. MM

    MandM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambience top shelf. Really a special experience, highly recommended
  18. D

    Deltoro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were delighted with our food and excellent service. The kitchen nailed the dishes and our wine pairings weee perfect. Would absolutely recommend this lovely spot to anyone! Our anniversary experience was one to remember !
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nous avons été épatés par la qualité des mets et de l’accord avec les vins locaux. Une expérience extraordinaire!!
  20. AP

    AndreaP

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. Chris was friendly and extremely helpful. He was attentive and we enjoyed all our interaction with him. He answered all our questions and is very knowledgeable about the ingredients and yumminess of all the food. Our dinner was amazing. We loved the salad…wow so simple but so good. The beef tenderloin was incredible! We loved everything! Thank you
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent tasting menu!
  22. LD

    LindaD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always! Thanks for the amazing meal.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food as always!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The server forgot our drinks and messed up order of our testing menu. Did not feel very attentive
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic meal. The duck breast was the best I’ve tasted!
  26. LJ

    LaurieJ

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nicely plated meals and quiet ambiance for a weeknight. In the pricey range for very good but not exceptional food. Nice experience overall.
  27. TM

    TeriM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in The County. Chef Michael Sullivan's food and menu is outstanding. Ambience and service are superb as well.
  28. PL

    PieterL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed dinner and breakfast at Merrill House. Food and service were both excellent. Wine choice and flexibility with pairing was great.
  29. SZ

    SherryZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was absolutely delicious and the service thoughtful and attentive. The only issue is that dinner is served in the basement of a lovely stately mansion. The food and service deserve an above ground space!
  30. o

    oldoxonian

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Foie gras starter was excellent, then I had the rabbit ravioli, which was OK. My duck breast was excellent (and must have been a very large duck!) while my husband enjoyed the tenderloin. Also had desserts that were very good. Coffee not the best ever. Really enjoyed a 2014 Rioja, that was very reasonable considering most restaurant prices these days. Service attentive, and room was quiet - only 2 other tables occupied.
  31. d

    diner1

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very thoughtful and impressive service! Excellent and inventive food
  32. M

    Mary

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our celebratory dinner at Merrill House was excellent. Food was delicious and service was excellent.
  33. HF

    HeatherF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very accommodating when we arrived early and had cocktails in hand in no time as well as let us change tables to stay outside, like our own private dining room. LOVE the new tent, even just to look at. Food was amazing! That's 2 anniversary dinners with friends but certainly NOT the last!!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a meal! Dined with three friends. We all had different things and all of us loved every morsel of food we ate. The service was fantastic too. Thanks Merrill House!
  35. MB

    MichelB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional. The food outstanding.
  36. RM

    RoccaM

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, and the prix fix with the wine pairings is outstanding.
  37. JD

    JohnD

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A somewhat dark , cramped and cool dining room despite being in a grand manor . It is expensive.
  38. j

    juliep

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our meal was delicious but our young and courteous female server was extremely inexperienced and lacking in confidence. We are happy to help orient new staff but she seemed better suited to be shadowing someone rather than serving on her own. She tried hard but seemed unprepared and unable to pronounce the food selections and had to answer most questions only after checking with other staff. Not expected at this calibre of restaurant. We may not recommend under these circumstances. Upstair staff woman was wonderful and showed us around the rooms and hotel. Julie Pehar
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Will you have a good meal here? For sure. Will it be the life changing experience you should get for a $900+ bill for 4? Nope. Three courses and wine pairing (local wines) was lovely but you’re paying a significant premium for style. At $20 a pour for each of the wines, I would have expected more detail from the rushed Sommelier.
  40. S

    Socrate

    Montreal

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really impressive! Top service, very nice ambiance and gourmet food. The decor is very nice too!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Restaurant at Merrill House is rated 4.6 stars by 329 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Restaurant at Merrill House

343 Main St E, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Main Street and HWY 49, Picton Ontario

  • Neighbourhood

    Kingston

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Farm-to-table, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking Details

    Park in the rear of the hotel.

  • Public Transit

    n/a

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Sullivan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (866) 567-5969

  • Catering

    Please call for catering requests.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call for private events.

  • Private party contact

    Astrid Young: (613) 476-7451

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