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Meritage - Philadelphia
Meritage - Philadelphia

Meritage - Philadelphia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meritagephiladelphia.com
  • Phone: (215) 985-1922
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday : 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Adam Rotmoko
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Two private rooms seating 18 and 40 or entire dining available seating up to 60 guests *Several 3 course menu options available or ala carte for smaller group. We also can do a walk around reception with passed hors d' oeuvre's and stations.
  • Private Party Contact: Michele DiPietro (215) 985-1922
  • Special Events & Promotions: We invite you to have your special event or holiday party with us!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lombard
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Discounted parking available at the public lot(Park Safe)located on Lombard between 20th & 21st.
A word from Meritage - Philadelphia
Casual and relaxing atmosphere with excellent service. Meritage has a wonderful seasonal menu including starters, small and large plates. Many dishes are great to share. To match these dishes, there is an interesting wine list suiting all your preferences. Bar and outdoor seating is also available.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great meal, and a very pleasant waitress. Always a good value as well as great taste."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Once again, this place does not disappoint. I love it for everything from its cozy atmosphere, great service, to its wonderful food and wine!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent experience from start to finish. Attentive and friendly service. The food was beautifully prepared and very tasty. Most of the items are great to share! Great neighborhood restaurant, so get there now!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food is terrific: we went there and every single thing we had was perfect, from roasted string beans to the bread pudding. Wine was excellent as well. And the small size, and subdued, quiet atmosphere made it a particularly romantic setting. We'll be going back, to be sure."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent for dinner in the neighborhood- a real asset in this area"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We both had the lobster tasting menu and it was delicious. With the nice wine, the dinner could not have been better."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our first visit since Anne Coll left, and very disappointing. We went for the lobster tasting menu with high hopes. Though the amuse bouche and dessert were excellent, all the dishes in between were a little off: lobster bisque had a bitter taste, tempura was a little mushy and we could barely taste the lobster, and most disappointing of all for the main course, the cocoa in the sauce totally overwhelmed the lobster."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We did a lobster tasting, and the food was awesome. They brought out each course, too quickly, and we felt a bit rushed. I would go back, but not for a tasting. Too expensive and very small portions, but delicious."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "It pains me to write this because I've enjoyed dining at Meritage for many years, but had a pretty lack luster dinner last week with my son. We were lured in by the lobster tasting menu. The service was, as always, attentive without being intrusive, the wine recommendations spot on. Though the menu got off to a good start with a tasty amuse, the bisque was just plain off and we commented to our waiter when she cleared. One of the owners asked about is and commented that she had tasted it the day before and it was fine. I elaborated on the gritty texture, off flavors (old carrot comes to mind) and declined something else. The poached lobster entree was under done, almost gelatinous. Dessert was tasty but too it was too little too late."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We met friends for an early dinner. My husband uncharacteristically clicked on the Open Table option to buy flowers, since it was my birthday, and there were beautiful flowers on the table. The staff were so nice. I would say that the menu was pretty limited, even for dessert, so if you are limited in what you eat, you might call ahead to make sure there's something you want on the menu. It's Philadelphia, so this is normal, but I'm always surprised that restaurants can charge so much without even having tablecloths on the tables. Call me old-fashioned."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Always get an excellent meal with knowledgeable friendly waiters and staff. The wine list is carefully chosen and prices are reasonable. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Meritage is a beautiful restaurant, elegant yet somehow comfortably low-key. It is a refreshing break from the Rittenhouse Square restaurant madness, and the quality and presentation of the entrees is well worth the 4 block walk from the square. The prices compete with the Square, especially the drinks, but the relaxed ambiance, friendliness of the owners, who are always on site, and the attentiveness of the staff exceed one's expectations. A world class experience indeed and well worth frequent return visits."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food tasted and looked very ordinary but was very pricey. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "First time here since the restaurant reopened. The dining area was unchanged (all remodeling was done to the kitchen), which is good because the room is very nice. The menu was a little more streamlined, but, as ever, the dishes were delicious. This is a place where I feel free to experiment rather than going to tried and true favorites. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The food was fresh, beautifully presented, and delicious."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have been dining at Meritage for years as always enjoyed a great meal until the other night. I dined with my son and both of us had entrees that were terrible. I had the lamb chops and he had short ribs. The meats were tough and barely edible. They just reopened after renovating the space and we hope that particular evening was merely an aberration! "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Although they didn't have the usual Tuesday night vegan tasting menu I was able to find good options that made up a great meal."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "ll at our table had the tasting menu. Outstanding."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Meritage lacks direction with its menu. There is an eclectic assortment of things that don't go together at all. My husband had the duck and it had some odd spices that don't do with duck. The pureed yams were soupy and had something in them that tasted like liquid smoke. I had the special-korean fried chicken. The friend chicken was great but the "korean" sauce was nothing more than ketchup and a spicy bbq sauce mixed together. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Cozy, neighborhoody feel, friendly server, but out of three of their signature dishes. Chose duck when the Korean fried chicken wasn't available and it was dry and without taste. Two appetizers that we tried - the chickpea fries and calamari - were very good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had been trying to get here for quite some time. I certainly wasn't disappointed, and would recommend everyone try Meritage. The wine list is nice, and the food selection is varied and fresh. Also, for those who have food allergies or eat vegan, this is a great place for you."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Unfortunately 3 of the 6 of us had just arrived from a long day of flight cancellations and delays. We were more tired than hungry. However, we enjoyed the drinks and the food that was ordered. We will try it again soon to get a real taste of Meritage."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I have been to Meritage 3 times in the past 3 months. The food is great, especially the Vegan tasting menu on Tuesdays. I love the atmosphere, - cozy, warm and quiet. The waitstaff are very attentive without encroaching on your space. I just can't understand why this place isn't more popular - perhaps folks went a few years ago when it had different owners and chef and the food was just okay and overpiriced -- that is no longer the case! Try it again!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The selection of apps, small and large plates was ample and appealing. The kale salad as a starter was outstanding and reason alone to return to Meritage. But also nicely done was the Kobe beef meatloaf, which had a haunting umami. And I'm not one to use phrases like this. Perhaps it's just best for me to say, "try it and you'll dream about it.""
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were very pleased with Meritage and will definitely be back for the food -- excellent menu -- plus the service and ambience (hard wood floors, white table cloth)."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "do yourself a favor and try this place. hey the calamari, best in the city!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a lovely valentines day dinner at meritage. Small plates in particular were delicious (wild mushrooms with polenta). Service was excellent and attentive. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was a wonderful experience. Menu was vast... Half our party ordered restaurant week, other half didn't. Everyone enjoyed the delicious offerings and great wine bartender Irene was amazing!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We chose meritage after checking out the menu for restaurant week and it was a home run. There were so many choices for the first course it was hard to decide. We went with the foie gras ravioli, escargot, and Brussels sprouts. All we're amazing. For dinner I had the pork cheeks, my husband the duck confit and my sister the bass. All we're amazing. The setting was perfectly romantic and comfortable for a group or a special date. We will defiantly go back to try the regular menu."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "My two friends and I decided to try Meritage during restaurant week. The restaurant week menu was really great and we enjoyed every dish that we had including: lobster bisque, mussels, foie gras ravioli, crispy duck, beef brisket, and sea bass. Everything was well seasoned, hot, and enjoyable. We had delicious wine and dirty martini's with olives that were stuffed with high quality blue cheese as the drinks were made. The service was awesome from start to finish - the two owners were very visible as one served as the bar tender and the other served as the hostess. They were friendly, and very accommodating as our party was a bit late. Overall, we all enjoyed and are planning to return."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Wonderful ambiance, quaint atmosphere. Overall, lovely!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "have never eaten a single thing that wasn't out of this world!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Meritage is and gem for those in the hood and out of the hood! Food is out of this world; noise level where you can actually hear yourself speak without screaming; Creative broad menu offers variety for those who eat meat or don't eat meat. LOVED the cauliflower and brussel sprouts small plates. Scallops were tender and moist. Great bar area with room to sit and eat at high tops if you prefer a different atmosphere then the romantic main room. Longtime servers and owners make you feel like you came home for dinner! A not to miss eatery!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I came out for restaurant week and it was by far the greatest RW experience we have ever had. We both work in the industry and don't usually go out for that reason, especially during RW. Everything from the food to the service was exceptional and the atmosphere was perfectly romantic. Amy our server was well versed in the wine list and on point making sure we had everything we needed without being overbearing. Everything was prepared perfectly and we will definitely return!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Almost everything our table had was tasty, jazzed up, and beautifully presented. Delicate lobster bisque with a crispy shrimp fritter, succulent and rich pork cheeks set off by smooth sweet potatoes and winter greens. Calamari with a hot Asian sauce, mushrooms over smooth polenta, and a juicy kobe burger that was just the right size. My only negative was the flourless chocolate cake; it was adequate but nothing special -- not particularly chocolately. Knowledgeable wait person who provided good service (prompt but not rushed)."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "My friends and I went for restaurant week and had a great time. Our server was extremily friendly and knowlegble about the menu. There was a wide selection on the "restaurant week" menu which is very rare to find. The protions seemed small but I was definitely full by the end of the meal. The space was small but I didn't feel like we were on top of the other diners. There were 5 of us at a table and we were comfortable but I can definitely see how this would be a good restaurant to have a cozy date."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Excellent food preparation, a must visit! Enjoy some great food here at Meritage."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Pass by this restaurant all the time and was overly pleased with the food, menu, service and all it had to offer! A bit pricey but the food is worth it!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Everyone at our table enjoyed our dinner at Meritage. Highly recommended are the wild boar dish , the Brussel sprout appetizer and the kale salad . Wish that we would have had dessert. Would definitely return on our next visit to Philly."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Anne Coll's a wonderful chef who serves up seasonal menus of tasty, beautiful food in inventive combinations of fresh ingredients (some of which I would never have dreamed go together so well). Portions are generous - small plates are a little bigger, & entrées never leave me hungry. Our 4-top started with kimchi fritters, pickled vegetables, foie gras ravioli & 2 orders of chickpea fries (verrrrry tasty!). Then we did kale salads, which were wonderful - fresh, crisp kale with tahini dressing that was light enough to feel healthy but full of flavor. For entrées, we had wild boar pappardelle with a small plate of Brussels sprouts, scallops (in clam chowder!) & 2 ducks. 12 plates for 4 people, & every one a winner! Great wines & room, too."
    Dined on 1/17/2014