Rittenhouse Restaurant Talk Closes Up Shop

After just five months, Andrew Kochan and Tim Lanza's art deco boîte in Rittenhouse has closed at 2121 Walnut Street.

The dining room and bar at Talk | Michael Persico

Tim Lanza confirmed to Philly Mag on Friday afternoon that Talk, the Rittenhouse restaurant and cocktail bar he and his partner, Andrew Kochan, opened in June at 2121 Walnut Street, has closed its doors for good.

All said, it took Kochan and Lanza about a year and three months to get the restaurant up and running. There, they applied their highly stylized approach to New American cuisine inside a moody art deco space they hoped would grow into a comfortable spot for its Rittenhouse neighbors.

But that particular part of Rittenhouse is still a tough nut to crack, and some not-so-stellar reviews from both Philly Mag’s critic Jason Sheehan and the Inky’s Craig LaBan (who deemed it “hit-or-miss”) didn’t exactly help drive traffic to the restaurant.

“Talk has closed,” said Lanza in a comment. “Marigold is its own entity and is running strong with chef Eric [Leveillee] and his great team. I’m going to take some time to myself to sort out my life and prioritize other things that are important to me. I very proudly gave ten years in Philadelphia in this industry. No regrets.”

Kochan, the majority stakeholder in the business, could not be reached for comment.