Food & Drink


Published On 08/13/2009 Published On 08/13/2009
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1. Meritage Restaurant & Wine Bar 500 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

After five years as a somewhat stuffy French-influenced bistro with dishes on the higher end of the Philly dining price scale, Meritage went dark two weeks ago to undergo an exhaustive renovation, emerging tonight as a casually airy 50-seat affair, with butcher block tables and expanded bar seating atop new hardwood floors, and brighter lighting to accentuate the freshly painted Tuscan yellow walls, along with a new chef and Asian-tinged menu featuring smaller portions at affordable price points, leaving you to figure out other means to get as fat and broke as you'd always dreamed.