"Taste the Experience"

Meritage is a locally owned & operated independent dinner restaurant, wine & martini bar and lunch time deli cafe.   

I would like for you to feel as though you are a special guest dining in my home.

My passion for food started as a young girl in my mother and grandmother’s kitchen.  The adventure continued in grammar school with 4-H and cooking experiments with roommates after dental hygiene school. 

 My culinary adventure was throughout the Southeast as my late husband’s job took us to New Orleans, Huntsville, AL, Houston, TX and Jackson, MS before we moved back to Columbus in 1985.  All along the way, I took local classes and enjoyed learning the cuisine of each area.  

In 2003, I decided to explore a bit deeper and took culinary classes that led to an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts.  Don't you think that this goes well with my earlier degree in Dental Hygiene?  I jokingly say that "I can either clean them or stain them"

Most recently, I have continued my studies and have earned Certified Sommelier (2010) with the Court of Master Sommeliers and Certified Specialist of Wine (2011) with the Society of Wine Educators.

My entry into the restaurant business in 2004 was what I would call an accident.  I tell folks that “I put my toe in the pool and someone pushed me in”.  To my surprise, that was over ten years ago.  I have the privilege of working with my daughters as we strive to achieve the dreams that my late husband, John, had for us.

Our goal at Meritage is to offer one of the best dining experience in the greater Columbus area with exceptional food, wine and service.  Meritage represents a unique blend of cuisines in a casually elegant, warm, friendly atmosphere.  For every day to special occasions, for lunch to relaxed, upscale dining, Meritage has something for everyone.  Come taste the experience at Meritage. 

The dress is smart casual. We want you to feel comfortable as though you were attending a dinner party at the home of a special friend.

We are located in Uptown at 1039 1st Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31901.
Phone 706-327-0707

Lunch is served Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner is served Tuesday - Saturday begining at 5:00 pm

We look forward to seeing you soon,

Faye Simmons & Team Meritage

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