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1039 1st Ave, Columbus, GA 31901-2401 (Formerly Meritage Cafe) (W 11th Street)
+1 706-327-0707
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 as well. Try lunch also...very good. Thank you Meritage.

Thank zeldazelda
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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
Columbus, Georgia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 items. We were not allowed to sit in the evening seating area either. I sure... More 

Thank Sue_near_Boston
Columbus, Georgia
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 appetizer was taking a little longer than expected. The wines were delicious and the owner... More 

1 Thank Mitch M
Columbus, Georgia
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

BLUF: Dinner for two, $110, quiet ambience, reservations recommended...a bit pricey for the amount of food, but good flavors. Arrived around 6:30 PM a lot of tables were empty but only noticed two servers. Overheard phone calls and the reservations were going quickly. Very calm and soothing quiet atmosphere and did not notice any kids. We ordered Mexican street potatoes... More 

Thank John M
Columbus, Georgia
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826 reviews
573 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We heard they were having a bourbon tasting and decided to go. It was a great event in a great location. The new location is much nicer and they did a great job with the decorating - plenty of street parking nearby. The tasting details weren't very clear in the Facebook post but glad we went because it was fabulous.... More 

Thank Ge0rgiaPil0t
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Without doubt one of the worst meals I have been served. Fondue starter wasn't properly cooked, it was a thick gelatinous mass hidden under a thin liquid. No kirsch in the recipe. Even reheating it to something approaching an acceptable temperature failed. The entree comprised cold steak which hadn't been properly seared, the blue cheese topping was cold and stood... More 

1 Thank Peter V
faye_meritage, Owner at Meritage, responded to this review

We had a very bad night! Complete crash in the kitchen...overbooked and short staffed. Management explained and apologized and 100% comped all food items. I am sorry that we will not have another opportunity to regain your business considering that you have visited several times previously with zero complaints. More 

Bridgewater, Connecticut
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 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

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?