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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.

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  • Stargazy

    Chef Sam Jacobson is opening an British bakery on East Passyunk, complete with meat pies, sausage rolls, sticky toffee pudding and much more. (Summer)

  • Green Aisle Grocery – Fishtown

    The third Green Aisle Grocery is coming from TV’s Erace brothers. This 400 square foot location is at 11 West Girard Avenue. (Summer)

  • 2SP Brewing

    Bob Barrar, award winning brewer from Iron Hill is opening his own brewery in Aston, Delaware County. (August)

  • Bud & Marilyn’s

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

  • JoséJosé

    Nicole Marquis is bringing a bar to Rittenhouse Square. (Summer)

  • Heffe

    Peter McAndrews is opening a taco stand with Italian and Mediterranean influences on Frankford Avenue. (Summer)

  • Andy’s Chicken

    Korean fried chicken for Fishtown. (August)

  • [Italian BYOB by Townsend Wentz]

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

  • Keen

    Randall Hoppmann, a Le Bec Fin alum and Restaurant School at Walnut Hill instructor is taking over the longtime home of Astral Plane. (2015)

  • Kanella South

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

  • Spuntino – Northern Liberties

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

  • Meltkraft – Center City

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

  • BeerLOVE

    Upscale beer emporium and tasting room for Queen Village. (2015)

  • Revolution Taco

    A trio of Philadelphia food truckers are opening a brick and mortar taco shop near Rittenhouse Square. (Summer)

  • Sabrina’s Cafe – Collingswood

    The fifth location for Robert and Raquel De Abreu is across the river in Collingswood. (Summer)

  • Misconduct Tavern – JFK Boulevard

    It’s a second location of the sports bar. This one is across from the Comcast Center. (Summer)

  • Keystone

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

  • Tio Flores

    The Cambridge/Hawthornes team are at it again, this time they are replacing the never-opened Calexico with their own Mexican spot. (Summer)

  • Buckminster’s

    PQ Restaurants, the team behind Cafe Lift, Prohibition Taproom, Bufad and Kensington Quarters are opening a bistro in Point Breeze. (Summer)

  • Living Room Cafe

    Brunch cafe for Queen Village. (Summer)

Coming Soon

  • Coeur

    Leigh Maida, Brendan Hartranft and Brendan Kelly, the trio behind Local 44, Strangelove’s and the forthcoming Clarkville are opening a cozy, intimate, friendly and warm neighborhood spot. (September)

  • Restaurant Ambra

    The new owners of Southwark, Chris D’Ambro and Marina De Oliveira are opening a wine bar next to Southwark. (2015)

  • Pure Fare – University City

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

  • Restaurant Neuf

    Joncarl Lachman of NOORD fame is opening his second restaurant. This one will be in the Italian Market, have a liquor license and serve up North African cuisine with French technique. (September)

  • 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. (2015)

  • Mercadito

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

  • Cake Life Bake Shop

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

  • SuGa

    Susanna Foo returns to Center City Philadelphia with her son, Gabriel Foo. (Fall)

  • Garces Group Cafe

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

  • Tredici

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

  • Tremé

    John Mims is opening a live music venue and restaurant on North Broad Street. (2015)

  • The Little Lion

    The former Haru at 3rd and Chestnut gets new life as a new American restaurant. (Fall)

  • Hungry Pigeon

    Scott Schroeder and friend/pastry chef Pat O’Malley are opening a cafe/restaurant on Fabric Row. (Fall)

  • Front Street Cafe

    Healthy cafe comes to Front Street in Fishtown. (September)

  • Clarkville

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

  • LP Steak at Valley Forge Casino Resort

    Luke Palladino is back in the casino game with a steakhouse at the Valley Forge Casino. (October)

  • Bar Hygge

    Tom Baker and Peggy Zwerver opening a brewpub at 1720 Fairmount Avenue. The pub will be branded as Bar Hygge, and the brewing operation will be Brewery Techne. (Fall)

  • Plenty Cafe – Queen Village

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

  • Double Knot

    Michael Schulson and Kevin Yanaga are opening a coffee shop, sushi bar and Japanese restaurant on 13th Street. (2015)

  • Townhouse Restaurant & Wine Bar

    Commerce Square gets a new restaurant. (2015)

  • Royal Sushi and Izakaya

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

  • Gus’s Fried Chicken

    The famous Memphis fried chicken joint is looking to open on Washington Avenue. (2015)

  • Iron Hill Brewery – Huntingdon Valley

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

  • Grace & Proper

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

  • 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.

Recent Closings

  • Matyson

    Center City BYOB closes after an impressive 12-year run.

  • The Treemont

    Chip Roman tells us the restaurant is temporarily closed for “adjustments.”

Upcoming Closings

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