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“Unmatched Creativity with Fresh Oysters”
Review of Merroir

Merroir
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Topping
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: View, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A riverfront gourmet oyster tasting house featuring the celebrated farms of Rappahannock Oyster Company. Also enjoy 4 craft brews on tap, dozens of world-famous wines and bottled beers, and an always-changing menu of small-plate delicacies.
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Took road trip from DC yesterday to sample fresh oysters. Had array of sampling menu which was all exceptional and well prepared. Great beverage selection, super service, and an overall enjoyable experience. Highly recommended day- don't wait for the crowds of summer.

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Thank John S
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Mathews for my husband's birthday and were looking for a place to go for his birthday dinner where we could enjoy fresh seafood. Our Inn recommended Merroir, and it exceeded our expectations. It was about a 20 minute drive from Mathews. We parked and walked a short distance in light rain to the crowded restaurant, right on the river bank where they harvest their oysters. We were able to get a spot for two on the covered deck. We loved the tasting menu where we could try everything from oysters and shrimp to a crab sandwich. The menu is seasonal, and everything we tried was fresh and delicious. We started with champagne and then shared a nice bottle of wine. The service was terrific, and even though it was getting close to closing time, we never felt rushed. As soon as we left, we already were talking about when we would go back. A special dining experience on all key levels: location, quality of food, and service. We also loved the laid-back atmosphere. For us, special does not mean fancy and pretentious. Flip flops and shorts welcome here!

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

What a wonderful setting and small plates which are so tasty! Their choice of oysters is out of this world and are fresh fresh fresh ... oh man they are good! Their small plates vary in choice from cheese plates, salads, clam n lamb stew to a fish dish. All of which are quite good! Try it and I think you will be delighted!

Thank SWLeeP
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Having enjoyed many, many oysters at the Rappahannock Oyster Company in Union Market, DC, we decided to travel to Merroir to see firsthand where these delicious mollusks are farmed. For us, this restaurant was heaven with its delicious food, exquisite views and informative workers. A five-star winner!

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Thank Jan O
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Excellent Oysters! Super fresh and everything perfect from the view, to the quality, to the service. Discovered my new favorite beer - "Pearl Necklace", a great stout brewed with oyster shells. Charming, peaceful, and beautiful right there on the river and bay. Can't wait to return someday.

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Thank Jodyne F
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