I was eating at one of my favorite local spots, Meritage, last week, when the owner (and sweet friend), Faye Simmons, came over and said, “I was sad that we didn’t make your top ten favorite restaurants list.” Mortified, I stood next to her while she pulled up my site on her iPad to show me my error. She was right. I left them off the list and I owe her big time! Meritage is one of my favorite places to wine and dine.
Located on 13th Street across from Lewis Jones, Meritage offers a great menu and fantastic atmosphere, Meritage, came into existence in October 2004. Faye says her entrance into the restaurant business was accidental, but walk into her chic and cozy dining room and I am certain you will agree with me when I say that I know it was no accident. From their delicious house salad with citrus balsamic dressing to the warm paninis served with the house “chips”, Meritage’s distinct and unique flavors make it a Columbus treasure.
But lunch isn’t the only wonderful aspect of Meritage. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights enjoy dinner and one of the most extensive wine lists in the area.
Our owner, Faye Simmons, is a Certified Sommerlier and personally selects each wine. Our wine list is based on inventory and is updates as we receive new labels and sadly as some of our favorites disappear. Our printed by the glass selection is limited although our “house wine” is based on our selection for the evening. As you your server about our wine flights.
You can also buy a bottle of wine and if you can’t finish it, your server can, by Georgia Law, re-cork your wine and send it home with you.
You can find the full lunch and dinner menus here and, a new treat that I am completely obsessed with, you can scan this image:
Be sure to join the Meritage email list so that you can be the first to find out about all the special events that Faye and the crew put on, including her infamous wine tastings. I never knew how much I didn’t know about wine until I went to one of Faye’s wine tastings. What a treat!
Whether you are new to the area or a native, Meritage is the place to try if you haven’t already.
1350 13th Street
The Village on 13th
Columbus, GA 31901