410 Saint Peter St., St. Paul, 651.222-5670
$3.50 select tap beer
$4.00 select wine
$5.50 daily special cocktail
2 for $3 oysters
$1 clams and whelks
Happy hour food menu with $5 and $8 selections
There is something so fresh about Meritage that makes every visit a joy. From the vintage tiled floors and soaring ceilings, to the perpetually good looking servers, and the lovely addition of the oyster and absinthe bar, you can always depend on Meritage to make any occasion feel extra fine, even if is you are merely celebrating the end of the workday.
Venue: While we often save Meritage as a place to savor and splurge on a long luxurious evening, recently discovering the joys of their happy hour has meant being able to hang out here much more often. The setting is so charming, truly capturing the essence of a European bistro.
Verdict: The oysters are truly some of the best we have ever had, an ever changing variety of carefully sourced choices--ice cold, sparkling fresh, tasting as beautiful as the sea. For $8, the burger is such an excellent deal, plenty for an entire meal, served on a freshly baked bun, accompanied by their perfectly crisp fries, and their amazing Bearnaise sauce.
There are usually two beer, wine or cocktail selections, not a ton of choices but always something inviting on the list, like Lift Bridge beer, or their take on the classic Manhattan cocktail. Meritage's lovely take on the afternoon or early evening sip and bite puts a very big dose of happy in happy hour.