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1039 1st Ave, Columbus, GA 31901-2401
+1 706-327-0707
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab bisque” (10 reviews)
“duck” (11 reviews)
“filet” (14 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
All hours
American, Wine Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
1039 1st Ave, Columbus, GA 31901-2401
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81 - 90 of 163 reviews

Reviewed 21 February 2014

...point to the menu blindly and it will not disappoint. There is nothing on the menu at the Meritage that is not a pleasure to the taste buds. The staff, Faye and Chef Ashley are the only bright spot on the corner of 1st and...More

Thank Dewayne F
Reviewed 3 February 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal here over the weekend. The food was fantastic and the service was stellar. The prices were very high for what we received. Particularly, the wine at this restaurant is very over-priced. The layout of the dinning area...More

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Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Overall it was a lovely experience. The wait staff was slightly over attentive but very friendly and helpful. The owner was tip top...she was quite impressive on many levels. Her knowledge of the wine and food as well as her natural ability to make you...More

Thank Ginger_Crown
Reviewed 26 January 2014

My wife & I had an impromptu dinner at Meritage on Saturday night 1/25. Their new location across the street from the Springer Opera House is perfect, & the 3-room remodeling has created wonderful, engaging ambiance. We requested seating at the bar, which enhanced our...More

Thank RalphSchmitt
Reviewed 21 January 2014

This is the #1 restaurant in Columbus, in my opinion. Classy and attractive atmosphere, delicious food (try the duck!!), fun Southern-themed cocktails, and attentive (but not pushy) service. Much better value than nearby (and highly touted) Epic Restaurant.

Thank Pamela J
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Their new location is downtown, where lots of renovation is occurring. Fresh ingredients and wonderful wines. The salads aren't huge but extremely tasty. Will return here.

Thank BarbaraP101
Reviewed 24 October 2013

We were looking for a nice place to have a glass of wine after a convention dinner. Searching trip advisor led us here. The venue was very nice. Modern yet intimate. We sat at the bar and had wonderful service from the staff. We did...More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We had dinner here with our granddaughter before her concert ( she is a Bassoon performance major at Schwob School of Music ) a few blocks away . The menu is limited but had enough choices for us and we liked the idea of 2...More

Thank JMSArchbald
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Have loved the food at this restaurant for years. Great atmosphere, service, and food! Try the Sea Bass! You will not be disappointed!!

Thank brandy d
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We had dinner at Meritage last night and ate THE BEST duck confit I have ever eaten in my life. The skin was so crispy and the duck meat so moist and delicious. The sweet potato purée was the perfect accompaniment. I wanted a slice...More

Thank Rachael645
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Do you have a GF menu?
1 July 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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.