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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

  • Jansen

    Former Fountain chef David Jansen opens his own spot in Mount Airy.

  • Morgan’s Pier

    Back for year five. This time with Jim Burke as “Chef in Residence.”

  • The Dutch

    East Passyunk chefs Joncarl Lachman and Lee Styer team up to open breakfast and lunch spot in Pennsport.

Next 30 Days

  • Assembly Rooftop Lounge

    The Logan Hotel brings a rooftop bar to the Parkway. (April 30)

  • Biga

    Sean Weinberg of Restaurant Alba and Steve Fulmer unites two favorites: pizza and beer. (May 2)

  • Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House

    Chicago restaurant group opens steak and seafood restaurant at SugarHouse Casino. (May 4)

  • Saint Benjamin’s Tap Room

    The Kensington brewery brings a legitimate bar to the neighborhood. (May)

  • Spruce Street Harbor Park

    Spruce Street Harbor Park is back for a third season. New in year three, food from Kevin Sbraga, Chickie’s and Pete’s fries and much more. (May 6)

  • Diving Horse

    Back again, the Diving Horse in Avalon brings local seafood to shore dining crowds. (May 7)

  • Medusa

    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. (May)

  • Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar – Radnor

    Dave Magrogan puts his farm-to-table concept in the former Susanna Foo Gourmet Kitchen location. (Spring)

  • Cooper House

    Restaurateur Kevin Meeker is bringing a restaurant to the banks of the Cooper River. (May)

  • South Helm

    The red-hot team behind Kensington’s Helm brings the concept to Pennsport. (Spring)

  • Banh Mi and Bottles

    Vietnamese bar from family behind Pho Ha comes to South Street. (May)

  • Tiki

    Jason Evanchik opens a tiki bar in Midtown Village. (May)

  • BarOne

    Ryan Rubino, the fifth-generation manager of Ralph’s Italian Restaurant opens a restaurant down the block. (Spring)

  • Royal Sushi and Izakaya

    Long awaited Japanese pub from the Royal/Cantina/Khyber crew looks to become a reality. (Spring)

  • Plenty Cafe – Queen Village

    Biggest Plenty Cafe yet comes to Queen Village. (2016)

  • Keystone

    The old Ugly American is being reborn as a bar serving Pennsylvania brews. (2016)

  • Garage – North

    Fishtown gets a version of Passyunk Avenue’s Garage to call its own. (Spring)

  • Brewery ARS

    Brothers Sean and Andrew Arsenault pick West Passyunk for their brewery. (Spring)

  • Aqimero

    Richard Sandoval opens a Latin restaurant under the Ritz Carlton’s soaring dome. (May, 2016)

  • Wok Street

    The company that gave us Hai Street Kitchen is now bringing us a noodle concept. (Spring)

  • Condiment

    Elizabeth Halen, who runs Flying Monkey Bakery opens another booth at the Reading Terminal Market. This one is dedicated to, you guessed it, the condiment. (Spring)

  • Canton 11

    Everything from Cantonese food to bubble tea to  sushi to karaoke, all under one roof. (May)

  • Mac Mart

    Marti Lieberman is bringing her mac n’ cheese serving food truck to 18th Street near Rittenhouse Square. (May)

  • Jasmine Rice – Old City

    The Center City Thai BYOB takes over the former Red Sky in Old City. (May)

  • bop

    Philadelphia Eagle Brent Celek and friend/chef Hee “Chino” Chang combine to open a Korean restaurant on Broad Street. (Spring)

Coming Soon

  • Dino’s Backstage & The Celebrity Room

    1940s-style supper club comes to Glenside. (June)

  • Lou Bird’s

    Norris and Debbie Jordan of the Happy Rooster are working on opening their second restaurant, located on 20th and Lombard, across from Pub & Kitchen. (Spring)

  • Skygarten

    The Brauhaus Schmitz crew is teaming up with the Top of the Tower team to open a beer garden in the sky on the 51st floor at 1717 Arch Street. (June)

  • Keen

    Randall Hoppmann, a Le Bec Fin alum and Restaurant School at Walnut Hill instructor is taking over the longtime home of Astral Plane. (2016)

  • Cake Life Bake Shop

    The winner of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” opens a shop in Fishtown. (2016)

  • 24

    The Garces Group has moved to 2401 Walnut Street, next up is a cafe. (2016)

  • Danlu

    An Asian inspired bar and restaurant from Berwyn’s Nectar is at the base of a new apartment building in University City. (2016)

  • Restaurant Ambra

    The new owners of Southwark, Chris D’Ambro and Marina De Oliveira are opening a small, exclusive restaurant next door. (2016)

  • Grace & Proper

    Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico are opening their fourth business together. This one at 8th and Carpenter. (2016)

  • Rooster Soup Company

    The Federal Donuts backed soup and sandwich restaurant which donates all of its profits is coming to Sansom Street. (Summer)

  • Wahlburgers

    The Wahlberg’s burger chain comes to Philadelphia and Northern Liberties in particular. (June)

  • Schmear It

    The bagel truck gets a storefront on Market Street in University City. (2016)

  • Spread Bagelry – University City

    The second location of Spread Bagelry will offer bagel sandwiches, a bar and much more. (Summer)

  • The Rarest

    Anthony Marini was a winner of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup and is now opening his The Rarest inside the Franklin at 9th and Chestnut. (Spring)

  • Saige Cafe – Center City

    Coffee and wine bar offers tapas on first floor of 2116 Chestnut Street. (Summer)

  • Toasted Walnut

    Denise Cohen, a former manager of Sisters, is opening a bar serving the LGBTQ community. (2016)

  • Halal Guys

    Gyros and falafel in Chinatown? Yep, that’s where the New York based Halal Guys is setting up shop. In the Chinatown Square market to be precise. (Summer)

  • Beefsteak

    Jose Andres brings his fast-casual, veggie-focused concept to Philadelphia. (Summer)

  • Cinder

    Sour ale and cider focused bar coming to Center City. (Summer)

  • Iron Hill Brewery – Huntingdon Valley

    The 12th Iron Hill Brewery will open in Huntingdon Valley. (Summer)

  • Perla

    Filipino food comes to booming East Passyunk. (Summer)

  • The James

    The Mac’s Tavern crew is opening a bigger spot at 19th and Arch, in the shadow of the new Comcast tower. (Summer)

  • Harp & Crown

    Michael Schulson opens a bar and restaurant on Sansom Street. (Summer)

  • P. J. Clarke’s

    New York landmark comes to Washington Square. (2016)

  • Scarpetta

    A high end Italian restaurant with locations in New York City, the Hamptons, Las Vegas and Miami comes to the west side of Rittenhouse Square and the Rittenhouse Hotel. (Summer)

  • La Cabra Brewing

    Brewery and restaurant opening in the former Berwyn General store. (Summer)

  • Tasty Tuscan

    Italian restaurant and marketplace comes to Broad and Catharine. (Summer)

  • Rival Bros. Coffee Bar – East Passyunk

    The second brick-and-mortar location of Rival Bros. Coffee lands on East Passyunk. (2016)

  • Cheu Noodle Bar – Fishtown

    A second and much bigger Cheu Noodle Bar takes over a former police horse stable on Frankford Avenue. [Summer]

  • The Fat Ham – King of Prussia Mall

    Top Chef Kevin Sbraga opens The Fat Ham in the new connector section of the King of Prussia Mall. (Summer)

  • Original 13 Ciderworks

    A cidery and tasting room comes to Kensington. Original 13 produces hard cider, perry, and apple wine. (Summer)

  • On Point

    Garces alums open American bistro in the former home of Breezy’s Cafe in Point Breeze. (Summer)

  • Amis – Devon

    Marc Vetri will open a second Amis, this one as part of the Devon Yard project on the Main Line. (2016)

  • Pizzeria Vetri – Devon

    This Pizzeria Vetri location will be part of Urban Outfitters’ part Devon Yard project on the Main Line. (2016)

  • Res Ipsa

    Stock’s Tyler and Nicole Akin join up with Mark Capriotti and Mark Corpus of ReAnimator Coffee to open all-day cafe in Center City. (Fall)

  • Tremé

    John Mims is opening a live music venue and restaurant on North Broad Street. (2016)

  • Maison 208

    Sylva Senat opens a French restaurant in Midtown Village. (2017)

  • Landmark Americana – Brewpub

    Dave Goldman, who helped found Landmark Americana 13 years ago steps up to be a brewer at this as yet unnamed project. (2017)

  • SLS Lux

    The SLS Lux will have a corner restaurant when it opens. Who will operate it? Well it could be Jose Andres. (2017)

  • 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. (2018)

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