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Openings is Foobooz's comprehensive list of restaurants, bars and clubs that are coming soon to Philadelphia and its environs. If a restaurant opening is on the horizon or even a bit beyond, that opening should be on the list. Of course we rely on tips as to what restaurants are opening and when. So if you know of something new, don't be stingy, Tip! For more information, check out the Opening Soon section.

Map of Restaurant Openings

Now Open

  • Palladino’s

    Luke Palladino opens a “greatest hits” restaurant on East Passyunk.

  • Iron Hill Brewery – Ardmore

    Iron Hill number 11 will open in Ardmore.

  • Food and Friends – Society Hill

    Rittenhouse Square’s Food and Friends has sights set for 5th Street.

  • Juniper Commons

    Kevin Sbraga calls his latest restaurant a “throwback to the eighties.”

  • Dottie’s Dinette

    It’s an industrial chic diner on Delaware Avenue opposite of SugarHouse Casino.

  • Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill

    Jon Adler, who some may know as the former proprietor of Beauty Shop Cafe, is one of the partners in the sports bar.

  • Petit Roti

    Chef Olivier Desaintmartin will open his newest French restaurant next to Zinc.

  • SouthHouse

    A “New American Pub” concept with executive chef Thomas Day comes to deep South Philadelphia.

  • El Poquito

    Garces alum brings Mexican to Chestnut Hill.

  • Good Spoon Soupery

    The popular farmer’s market vendor Good Spoon Soup opens a storefront.

  • Teca

    Chris Scarduzio opens Newtown Square restaurant for his friend Alberto Guadagnini.

  • Market at Maglio’s

    60+ year-old sausage company opens a market at 3rd and Pattison.

  • The Lodge at Winterfest

    The Lodge at Winterfest will include food and a bar from Garces Events. Expect casual bites, craft beer, hot drinks and more.

  • Nacional 56

    Jose Garces opens a lounge beneath Rosa Blanca.

  • Jake’s Sandwich Board – University City

    Second location of Jake’s Sandwich Board opens in University City.

  • Girard

    French brasserie and bruncherie BYOB offers tip-free dining.

Next 30 Days

  • Boxcar Brewpub

    Boxcar Brewing gets a brewpub in downtown West Chester. (December)

  • Mainland Inn

    Chef Ezra Duker showcases organically grown produce and pasture-raised meats from neighboring Quarry Hill Farm. (December)

  • U-Bahn

    Brü crew opening a subterranean bar in Center City. (December)

  • Keen

    Randall Hoppmann, a Le Bec Fin alum and Restaurant School at Walnut Hill instructor is taking over the longtime home of Astral Plane. (2014)

  • Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop – Fishtown

    Former Chink’s Steaks is adding a location at Frankford and Girard. (December)

  • BonChon

    Fried Chicken with a Korean flare opens in Chinatown. (December)

  • Hawthornes Biercafé

    Fire damaged the bruncherie and beer store. They promise to come back better than ever. (December)

  • Bistro on Top of Souvlaki

    Tom Vasiliades of South Street Souvlaki is opening a bistro above his South Street Souvlaki. (December)

  • Gran Caffe L’Aquila

    Long-empty Copa Miami will become a new Italian restaurant and bar. (December)

  • Olde Bar

    Jose Garces promises a new interpretation of the classic oyster saloon at the former Old Original Bookbinders. (December 31)

  • Calexico – South Street

    New York based Calexico comes to South Street West. (2015)

  • Whetstone Restaurant

    Brauhaus Schmitz crew is going American. (2015)

  • Bing Bing Dim Sum

    The Cheu Noodle Bar crew brings dim sum to East Passyunk. (2015)

  • P’unk Burger

    SliCE owners bring a burger joint to East Passyunk. (January)

  • Pure Fare – University City

    The healthy food spot and food truck is heading to the downstairs of Houston Hall. (2015)

Coming Soon

  • Victory at Magnolia

    Victory Brewing opens a brew pub in Kennett Square. (2015)

  • Crime and Punishment Brewing Co.

    This brewpub will put the brew back in Brewerytown. (2015)

  • Honeygrow – Cherry Hill

    Location number four for the Honeygrow chain is coming to Cherry Hill. (2015)

  • Cake Life Bake Shop

    The winner of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” opens a shop in Fishtown. (2015)

  • Big Gay Ice Cream

    New York’s ice cream phenomenon is coming to Philadelphia. (Winter)

  • South Bowl

    The team from North Bowl goes big in South Philly. (Winter)

  • Brick & Mortar

    Franklin Mortgage alum opens bar/restaurant in the Goldtex building. (January)

  • SawTown Tavern

    Troy Everwine and Mike “Scoats” Scotese, owner of Grey Lodge Pub and Hop Angel Brauhaus are going into business together in Tacony. (2015)

  • Meltkraft – Center City

    The Reading Terminal Market tenant gets a standalone storefront. (2015)

  • Tria Cafe – Fitler Square

    A dinner-focused Tria takes over Dmitri’s on Fitler Square. (Winter)

  • Nom Wah Tea Parlor

    New York’s vintage dim sum parlor expands to Philadelphia. (Winter)

  • Hai Street Kitchen – University City

    The Genji-owned Japanese burrito shop opens second location, this one in University City. (2015)

  • Guild Hall Brewing

    Brewpub replaces former antique store in Jenkintown. (Winter)

  • [Italian BYOB by Townsend Wentz]

    Townsend Wentz is opening an Italian BYOB in Fairmount. (2015)

  • Garces Group Cafe

    The Garces Group has moved to 2401 Walnut Street, next up is a cafe. (2015)

  • Kanella South

    Constantinos Pitsillides is opening a South Philly branch of Kanella, complete with a liquor license. (2015)

  • Bud & Marilyn’s

    Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are opening a throwback restaurant at 13th and Locust. (2015)

  • Smokin’ John’s Bar-B-Que

    A genuine barbecue joint with a full service bar in Manayunk by the team behind Winnie’s Le Bus. (Winter)

  • Tredici

    The Zavino team opens a a Mediterranean enoteca across Sansom Street from the original Zavino. (2015)

  • Calexico – Fishtown

    New York based Calexico comes to Philadelphia with Mexican restaurants in Graduate Hospital and Fishtown. (2015)

  • Heritage

    Jason Evanchik (Time, Vintage, Bar, Garage, Growlers) is opening a bar/restaurant with jazz in Northern Liberties, across from North Bowl. (2015)

  • Cheesecake Factory

    Center City will be getting its first Cheesecake Factory at 15th and Walnut. (2015)

  • Mercadito

    Chicago restaurateur Alfredo Sandoval is bringing a Mexican restaurant to 2116 Chestnut Street. (2015)

  • [Tired Hands Expansion]

    The brewpub is expanding in Ardmore. (Spring, 2015)

  • Plenty Cafe – Queen Village

    Biggest Plenty Cafe yet comes to Queen Village. (2015)

  • Scratch Biscuits

    Mitch Prensky finds a storefront for his pop-up biscuits. (2015)

  • Spuntino – Northern Liberties

    Doylestown pizzeria is looking at looking to be a tenant at 2nd and Fairmount (Spring)

  • Pizzeria Vetri – Rittenhouse

    A second Pizzeria Vetri for the Vetri Family. This one on Chancellor Street near Rittenhouse Square. We’re confident it won’t be the last. (Spring)

  • Fourth & Cross

    Farm to table BYOB for South Philadelphia. (Spring)

  • Clarkville

    Leigh Maida and Brendan Hartranft is taking over Best House Pizzeria across from Clark Park. (Spring)

  • The Dairy

    A casual kosher restaurant for Narberth. (2015)

  • Townhouse Restaurant & Wine Bar

    Commerce Square gets a new restaurant. (2015)

  • Tin Roof

    Nashville music joint comes to Philadelphia. (2015)

  • [Mega Pizzeria]

    The 140-seat pizzeria will feature a brick oven and one of the co-operators will be the owner of Joe’s Pizza at 16th and Sansom. (2015)

  • Warehouse Cinema

    TLA’s Ray Murray wants to open a lounge cinema on north Sixth Street.

  • Gennaro’s Tomato Pie – East Passyunk

    The South Philly pizzeria is moving into much bigger digs on East Passyunk (2015)

  • [Suga]

    Susanna Foo returns to Center City Philadelphia with her longtime chef, Anne Coll. (Summer)

  • [Triangle Tavern]

    The crew behind the Cantinas and Royal are on the liquor license at Triangle Tavern.

  • Royal Sushi and Izakaya

    Long awaited Japanese pub from the Royal/Cantina/Khyber crew. (????)

  • SLS International

    The SLS International will have a corner restaurant when it opens. Who will operate it? Well it could be Jose Andres. (2016)

  • Four Seasons Philadelphia at Comcast Innovation and Technology Center

    When the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center opens in 2017, it will feature a new Four Seasons hotel located on the top 16 stories of the 1,121 foot tall building. A restaurant will be located on the top floor of the building, offering a spectacular 360 degree view of the city. (2017)

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Closings is Foobooz's list of restaurants, bars and clubs that have come and gone from Philadelphia's dining scene. We remember you fondly.

Upcoming Closings

  • Fountain Restaurant

    With the Four Seasons hotel closing sometime in the next year (with plans to move into the new Comcast tower), the Fountain–with more than thirty years behind it–was operating on borrowed time. (December 27)

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