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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

  • Volver

    Jose Garces opening a restaurant with a performance kitchen at the Kimmel Center.

  • Crow and the Pitcher

    Alex Capasso, who made his name at Blackbird Dining Establishment is bringing a new restaurant to Rittenhouse Square.

  • Cafe Ynez

    Mexican cafe and restaurant comes to Washington Avenue.

  • The Treemont

    Chip Roman is opening in the Aria condo building at 15th and Locust.

  • Society Hill Society

    A continuation of the corner tavern tradition.

  • Bank & Bourbon

    A speakeasy for the lobby of the Loews Hotel.

  • Conshohocken Brewing Company

    A small brewery and tap room comes to the Schuylkill River in Conshohocken.

  • Sweetgreen – Center City

    The farm-to-table quick serve salad spot lands its Center City location.

Next 30 Days

  • coZara

    Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka of Zama opens a two-story Japanese izakaya focusing on yakitori, noodles and dumplings. (Apr. 25)

  • Lolita

    The Mexican BYOB is getting reimagined with a street food menu and liquor license. (Apr. 25)

  • FringeArts

    The performance space is open, though the restaurant, with food by Peter Woolsey will not be ready till spring. (Spring)

  • Spread Bake Shop

    Fresh baked muffins, biscotti, scones, pies and sticky buns from the same people who gave you Spread Bagelry. (Apr.)

  • PS & Co.

    Healthy lunches and gluten-free treats come to Center City. (Apr.)

  • Ardè

    Pino DiMeo, who opened Pizzeria DiMeo in Andorra in 2012 is now opening Ardè, a BYOB osteria and wood-fired pizzeria in Wayne. (2014)

  • Junto

    Garces alum, MacGregor Mann spent 8-months at the best restaurant in the world, now he’s opening a BYOB in Chadds Ford. (Apr.)

  • Stock

    Zahav sous chef Tyler Akin opens a Vietnamese restaurant in Fishtown. (Apr.)

  • Chops Restaurant and Bar – Comcast Center

    New steakhouse is coming to the Comcast Center. (Spring)

  • Capofitto

    Old City cafe from the Capogiro people. There will be a bar, gelato and food from a wood-fired oven. (2014)

  • Townsend

    Townsend Wentz takes over the failed Sophia’s on Passyunk Avenue. (Apr.)

  • Morgan’s Pier

    Back for year three. This time with David Gilberg as chef. (May 1)

  • Charlie Was a Sinner

    Nicole Marquis of HipCityVeg is opening a bar that will serve up a satisfying plant-based menu as well as vegan cocktails. (May)

  • Rival Bros. Coffee

    Jonathan Adams and Damien Pileggi are opening a Rival Bros. coffee shop at 24th and Lombard. (May)

  • Masters Bar and Restaurant

    A new bar is coming to Temple’s campus with a second floor study. (Spring)

Coming Soon

  • Calexico – South Street

    New York based Calexico comes to South Street West. (2014)

  • Mainland Inn

    Former Le Bec chef Steve Eckerd is out. But the project is progressing, slowly. (2014)

  • Good Stuff Eatery

    Spike Mendelsohn opens his burger concept in Philadelphia. (2014)

  • Kensington Quarters

    A butcher shop, a bar, a restaurant, and a classroom coming to Fishtown. (2014)

  • Federal Donuts – West Poplar

    The biggest Federal Donuts yet is coming to West Poplar. (Spring)

  • La Colombe Fishtown Flagship

    La Colombe is opening a flagship coffee shop, roaster and distillery in Fishtown. (2014)

  • Dizengoff

    Steven Cook and Michael Solomonov are opening two new restaurants on the 1600 block of Sansom Street. Dizengoff is a hummusiya. (May)

  • Abe Fisher

    Abe Fisher promises to be “an approachable restaurant serving the cuisine of the Jewish diaspora.” (May)

  • U-Bahn

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

  • [Gold Standard Cafe]

    West Philly’s Gold Standard Cafe is taking over the former Beauty Shop Cafe at 20th and Fitzwater. (Spring)

  • Keen

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

  • Honeygrow – Radnor

    Justin Rosenberg is opening his Honeygrow in Radnor. (Spring)

  • 2nd Story Brewing Co.

    Triumph Brewing Company in Old City makes way for the 2nd Story  Brewing Co. (2014)

  • Yachtsman

    PYT’s Tommy Up is opening a tiki-themed bar in Fishtown. (Jun.)

  • Spruce Street Harbor Park

    Pop-up waterfront park will bring a boardwalk, urban beach, fountains and misting areas plus a floating bar to the Penn’s Landing Marina and for two months.

  • Chris Scarduzio Italian Bistro

    Chris Scarduzio brings a casual Italian bistro to Artisan Boulanger’s old spot. (2014)

  • [Triangle Tavern]

    The crew behind the Cantinas and Royal are on the liquor license at Triangle Tavern. (2014)

  • The Dairy

    A casual kosher restaurant for Narberth. (2014)

  • South Bowl

    The folk behind North Bowl open a similar concept on Oregon Avenue. (2014)

  • Townhouse Restaurant & Wine Bar

    Commerce Square gets a new restaurant. (2014)

  • Distrito – Moorestown

    Iron Chef Jose Garces joins Marc Vetri at the Moorestown Mall. (2014)

  • Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat – Old City

    The Old City Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat will have a liquor license. (2014)

  • Royal Sushi and Izakaya

    Long awaited Japanese pub from the Royal/Cantina/Khyber crew. (2014)

  • Victory at Magnolia

    Victory Brewing opens a brew pub in Kennett Square. (2014)

  • Guild Hall Brewing

    Brewpub replaces former antique store in Jenkintown. (2014)

  • Crime and Punishment Brewing Co.

    This brewpub will put the brew back in Brewerytown. (2014)

  • Bardot

    Pub on Passyunk East owner Dennis Hewlett takes over Wine-O in Northern Liberties. (2014)

  • Brigantessa

    The Le Virtu crew of Francis Cratil Cretarola, Catherine Lee and Joe Cicala are opening their second restaurant on East Passyunk. (2014)

  • Food and Friends – Society Hill

    Rittenhouse Square’s Food and Friends has sights set for 5th Street. (2014)

  • Calexico – Fishtown

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

  • Tin Roof

    Nashville music joint comes to Philadelphia.

  • South Philly Barbacoa

    Benjamin Miller, who has worked at Kanella and Amis, wants to open a Mexican pit barbecue. (2014)

  • Aldine

    George Sabatino opens his own restaurant in what was once Noche. (Jun.)

  • [Raphael's Garden]

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

  • Warehouse Cinema

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

  • Hill Country Barbecue and Market

    Live music and barbecue on Chestnut Street.

  • Whetstone Restaurant

    Brauhaus Schmitz crew is going American. (2014)

  • Great American Pub – Phoenixville

    Great American Pub is opening in an old Victorian in Phoenixville.

  • Cake Life Bake Shop

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

  • PHS Pop Up at Penn Plaza

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is back with another pop-up garden. This one across from City Hall.

  • Independence Beer Garden

    Michael Schulson is opening a beer garden on Independence Mall. (Jul.)

  • Mercadito

    Chicago restaurateur Alfredo Sandoval is bringing a Mexican restaurant to 2116 Chestnut Street. (2014)

  • [Cheu Noodle Guys on Passyunk]

    The Cheu Noodle Bar crew has a new Asian concept on East Passyunk.

  • Estia – Radnor

    Estia is in expansion mode. This Main Line location follows on the heels of a Marlton, New Jersey location. (Summer)

  • Bareburger

    Ec0-friendly burger joint out of New York comes to Walnut Street.

  • V Street

    Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby are adding a “little sister” of Vege to Rittenhouse Square. (2014)

  • [1612 South Street]

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

  • Lo Spiedo

    Marc Vetri is opening a restaurant at the Navy Yard. Lo Spiedo translates as the spit, as in rotisserie. (2014)

  • [Italian BYOB by Townsend Wentz]

    Townsend Wentz is opening an Italian BYOB in Fairmount.

  • Honeygrow – Cherry Hill

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

  • Palladino’s

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

  • [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. (2014)

  • Cheesecake Factory

    Center City will be getting its first Cheesecake Factory at 15th and Walnut. (2014)

  • Iron Hill Brewery – Ardmore

    Iron Hill number 11 will open in Ardmore. (2014)

  • Eataly

    Joe Bastianich, an Eataly co-owner along with Mario Batali tells a Chicago paper that Eataly’s next stop is Philadelphia. No location has been confirmed.

  • Bookbinders

    Jose Garces has a lease on the former Bookbinders at 2nd and Walnut.

  • [Tired Hands Expansion]

    The brewpub is expanding in Ardmore.

  • SLS International

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

  • 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.

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