Meritage was opened in 2007 by Russell and Desta Klein, and it has become a cherished favorite of many in the neighborhood ever since. It's a upscale French bistro with contemporary chic decor and polished, friendly staff. They have an oyster bar, a terrace, and their regular dining room. Their menu is seasonal and includes such dishes as Moules Frites, Soupe à l’Oignon Grâtinée, Escargots Bourguignon, and Honey & Thyme Glazed Minnesota Magret Duck Breast. They have an extensive drinks list as well, including The Parisian, Grannde Absente, and St. George's.