Tabrizi’s to Close at Harborview at the End of the Year

| October 9, 2023 | 0 Comments

Restaurant and wedding venue Tabrizi’s will close at 500 Harborview Dr. in the Harborview community in Federal Hill at the end of the year.

Owner Michael Tabrizi posted the following to Facebook:

Dear customers, friends, and patrons,

It is with mixed emotions that I write to inform you of a weighty decision I have made. After much reflection and consideration, I have decided to retire from the business that has been such an integral part of my life for almost 40 years. Yes, you heard that correctly. I am not just leaving the building, I am turning off the lights, locking the doors, and maybe even planting a small garden in the parking lot, all of this will take place in late December of this year.

This decision has not been an easy one, as Tabrizi’s has been more than just a workplace to me; it has been a labor of love, a source of pride, and a community of wonderful people. Over the years, we have faced challenges and celebrated successes together, and I am grateful for the support and dedication of our talented employees, wonderful customers, and vendors.

As I look back on the journey we’ve taken, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunities this business has provided and the relationships it has allowed me to forge. However, as I approach this new chapter of my life, I believe it is the right time for me to step away from the business and focus on my personal aspirations, and spending more quality time overseas with my family and friends. I also want to finally finish authoring the book about my business and the people who inspired me to write it, many of them are regular patrons. It will be fun.

Tabrizi’s will continue its operations until the end of this year. Until then, we will continue normal operation. You can expect the same level of commitment, quality, and service excellence that you have come to know us for.

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your support and loyalty over the years. It has been an honor to serve you and be a part of your life, many of you allowed me to touch your heart, in exchange of touching mine.

I am excited about the new adventures that retirement will bring and the opportunity to explore new horizons. I look forward to staying in touch with many of you and cherishing the memories we have created together. But first, certain world destinations are awaiting me, I have made many sacrifices, and now it’s time to travel the way I know how.

Thank you once again for being an integral part of Tabrizi’s success. It has been an incredible journey, and I will always carry the fond memories of our time together.


With a smile, and a tear.

Michael Tabrizi

Tabrizi got his start in the restaurant business in 1990 when he opened a restaurant at 1026 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill. He sold the business and took a few years off before opening Tabrizi’s at Harborview in 2007. Tabrizi’s later expanded to the second floor in 2010. Due to the popularity of the wedding venue, the restaurant hasn’t been consistently open in recent years.

Tabrizi’s offers a Mediterranean menu influenced by cuisine from Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, and Northern African countries.

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