Meritage Closing After Nine Years

meritage-400Meritage is closing after nine years at 20th and Lombard. Owners Michele DiPietro and Irene Landy are saying goodbye on Saturday, September 19th. The restaurant opened as a dark space with a strong focus on wine. In more recent years Meritage reinvented itself with a lighter room, butcher block tables and Asian-influenced food under chef Anne Coll.

In an email to customers, the owners reminisced about the good times and the bad, from weddings, late night dance parties, to Mummers, fires and wall collapses.

The closing note to Meritage customers

It is with much sadness that we are closing Meritage after 9 years. Our last day will be Saturday September 19th. Meritage was a very special place where we made many friends, had lots of laughs and great memories. For many including us, it was a home away from home. I’m proud to say we lived our dream and we look forward to the next chapter in our lives. We want to thank all of our loyal customers and friends for sharing this experience with us. It has truly been an honor serving you all these years.

Three Bells, Irene’s stories at the bar, miller lights, mummers, restaurant weeks, fires, power outages, wall collapse, tasting menus, late night dance parties, bar crawls, Phillies world series walk to broad st with whole bar, our wedding, one final glass of wine with great friends. This sums up the Meritage experience!

Michele & Irene

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