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1039 1st Ave, Columbus, GA 31901-2401 (Formerly Meritage Cafe) (W 11th Street)
+1 706-327-0707
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Bridgewater, Connecticut
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently met several clients for dinner at Meritage on a Thursday night. After circling once, I got a place to park on the street. We were welcomed and seated right away. Our waiter was attentive when we needed him but otherwise left us to ourselves. The owner stopped by to check on us. There is a full wine selection.... More 

Thank Bob_Flanagan
Auburn, Alabama
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178 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought my friend here before her special occasion as a classy start to a fun evening. I recommend arriving between 5-6 pm for quiet personal service as people don't begin to arrive until after 6. I had the Crab Encroute and she had the Mexican Street Potatoes. The Crab starter was fabulous and her potatoes were extremely thin, spiralized-sliced,... More 

Thank bethoc
Columbus, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

How refreshing to be able to enjoy a delicious meal with friends in a LOCALLY owned establishment. The menu selection was wonderful and all six of us were pleased. Another plus is that it was quiet, the decor was quite pleasing and we were able to stay at the table chatting without feeling rushed. I do highly recommend Meritage.

Thank happydownsizer
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is one of our favorite places to dine in Columbus, Georgia. We love the menu options of both the food and drinks. The grilled chicken pesto flatbread was wonderful!!! I also loved the French 75 cocktail. Great wine menu as well! Service here is excellent. Very romantic atmosphere.

Thank Kelsey R
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Here on business this week and looking to experience local favorites... We found one. the Meritage cafe was excellent! A party of four ; each of us selected differently and left satisfied . We recommend the seafood risotto, tuna and or Korean tacos. The handcrafted citrus vinaigrette was delicious ! We are likely to repeat a visit while here this... More 

Thank Dawn H
Columbus, Georgia
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This place has the potential to be great but fell flat. I was so excited to see a restaurant advertise brunch with mimosas/bloody mary bar that I got a couple of friends to try it with me. The restaurant was dead there were only 3 other patrons there. I ordered a bloody mary but despite the advertisement of a bloody... More 

Thank Sonal S
Nashville, Tennessee
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172 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Meritage is a quant place to have lunch. A wide variety of panini sandwich's are available. I highly recommend the Caravaggio Panini which salami, pepperoni, spicy capicolla, chopped olives, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, provolone & greggorio dressing. I can say it's very good. Located in the Uptown area of Columbus, GA. They are also open for dinner which I understand... More 

Thank G4flyfish
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Meritage has an eclectic mix of cocktails, several of which I do want to try. I went for restaurant week. The menu for restaurant week at Meritage came on "little" plates as I discovered. The appetizer was a pimento cheese fritter & I received exactly 1; however that occurred after a 20 minute wait and one cocktail (a classic daiquiri... More 

Thank Lise C
Columbus, Georgia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Well I have been here several times now and have yet to make it past the bar. The wine list is the best in town! And the small plates from the bar are fabulous as well. And if you love bourbon be sure to watch for her bourbon tastings. I will certainly spend much more time here.

Thank beaverh3
Atascadero, California
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Let me start that the restaurant ambience is lovely. We went for a business dinner and decided to try it especially with the lovely selections of wine. At first I was getting worried because it took a while to get a server, get our drinks ordered etc....after that the service really picked up. The filet was out of this world... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$36
American, Wine Bar, International
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, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?