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1039 1st Ave, Columbus, GA 31901-2401
+1 706-327-0707
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab bisque” (10 reviews)
“duck” (11 reviews)
“filet” (14 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
11:00 - 14:30All hours
American, Wine Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
1039 1st Ave, Columbus, GA 31901-2401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything we have ever ordered here has been delicious. The menu has a wide variety of options. The wine list is quite extensive and well priced. Service can sometimes be hit or miss. Atmosphere is very relaxed and updated. Highly recommended!More

Thank JrDriver85
faye_meritage, Owner at Meritage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great 4 star review. We very much appreciate your compliments and recommendation. Our level of service will be addressed with our wait staff team...we continually train and work with our servers on the important of attention to detail and consistent service....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at Meritage. What a wonderful date night. Had a eat by the window. Our waiter Gavin was so nice. The food shrimp and grits and seafood risotto were high quality and very tasty. The bread was like a dessert. Had a bottle of...More

Thank haroldb818
faye_meritage, Owner at Meritage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your perfect review! We truly appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

everything was so delicious! We will definitely be back! the menu offers a variety of options not usually seen and everything was perfect. I highly recommend starting with the pimento cheese fritters. I had the scallops on a bed of chopped vegetables. I wasn't sure...More

Thank terriwc
faye_meritage, Owner at Meritage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! So glad that you enjoyed our pimento cheese fritters...they are somewhat additive. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Steak was delicious. The crab encroute was delicious. My husband had the diver scallops they were cooked perfected!!!!

Thank Tee R
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Again Ms. Faye and staff deliver excellent cuisine! The foie gras is perfect for even two to share before an entre. The scallops, duck, and spinach salads continue to be some of our favorites. Try the Brussels sprouts...mmmmm great. Great wine selection, by the glass...More

Thank zeldazelda
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We have never been disappointed with a dish at Meritage! The sea bass and scallops are definite favorite dishes. Also, we would take any wine recommendation from Faye as "gold."

Thank Angie N
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I have had many trips here and loved everyone of them. Great selections for food and prices are reasonable. Locally owned and they change up the menu and host special events.

Thank loriicenhour
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were looking for a couple of appetizers mid afternoon, and knew that Meritage came highly recommended. We must have caught them about to close on a Thursday between lunch and dinner (which seems odd). Disappointed with the menu - salads only and some preprepared...More

Thank Sue_near_Boston
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great service anf love the tomato soup.. .you have to get it! Love the cocktails too. Definatley a place to ing on the menu is good.

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Went to a wine tasting tonight and the overall experience was positive. We were seated shortly after our arrival and service was good. After we ordered our appetizer and received our wine samples, the waitress brought us a complimentary bread and oil plate, as our...More

1  Thank Mitch M
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Do you have a GF menu?
30 June 2015|
Response from faye_meritage | Property representative |
We have quite a few items that are gluten free and others can be modified to be prepared gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1039 1st Ave, Columbus, GA 31901-2401 (Formerly Meritage Cafe)
    (W 11th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 706-327-0707
  • E-mail
Our goal at Meritage is to offer one of the best dining experiences in the greater Columbus area in a warm, friendly atmosphere. For every day to special occasions, for lunch to upscale casual dining, Meritage has something for everyone. Come taste the experience at Meritage.
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