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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

  • The Oval

    Philadelphia’s “Park on the Parkway” returns for a second season. (July 16)

  • Independence Beer Garden

    Michael Schulson is opening a beer garden on Independence Mall. (July 15)

  • Masters Bar and Restaurant

    A new bar is coming to Temple’s campus with a second floor study. (July 11)

  • 2014 PHS Pop Up Garden

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is back with another pop-up garden. This one on South Street West.

  • Pudge’s – Conshohocken

    Bringing the Philly Cheesesteak to Conshohocken.

  • Distrito – Moorestown

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

  • Pub on Wolf

    New bar spruces up the corner of Front and Wolf Streets.

  • Matt & Marie’s

    A sandwich shop that puts a modern twist on the Italian classics.

  • 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.

  • Good Stuff Eatery

    Spike Mendelsohn opens his burger concept in Philadelphia.

Next 30 Days

  • Ardè

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

  • Cake Life Bake Shop

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

  • Estia Taverna – Radnor

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

  • Little Spoon Cafe

    “Fine food and coffee” takes over the former Baja Room at 15th and South. (Summer)

  • 48th Street Grille

    Caribbean-American flavors come to University City. (July)

  • Dizengoff

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

  • First Street Steaks and Hoagies

    Cheesesteaks, hoagies and breakfast under the El. (August)

  • Yachtsman

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

Coming Soon

  • Calexico – South Street

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

  • Kensington Quarters

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

  • La Colombe Fishtown Flagship

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

  • Abe Fisher

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

  • Brigantessa

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

  • Food and Friends – Society Hill

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

  • V Street

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

  • Aldine

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

  • Capofitto

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

  • Whetstone Restaurant

    Brauhaus Schmitz crew is going American. (Summer)

  • U-Bahn

    Brü crew opening a subterranean bar in Center City. (2014)

  • The Gold Standard on Fitz

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

  • Bing Bing

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

  • 2nd Story Brewing Co.

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

  • Bareburger

    Ec0-friendly burger joint out of New York comes to Walnut Street. (2014)

  • Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop – Fishtown

    Former Chink’s Steaks is adding a location at Frankford and Girard. (2014)

  • Big Gay Ice Cream

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

  • La Peg

    The performance space at FringeArts is open, though the brasserie, with food by Peter Woolsey will not be ready till the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September. (Fall)

  • Lo Spiedo

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

  • Tin Roof

    Nashville music joint comes to Philadelphia. (2014)

  • [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. (2014)

  • Mercadito

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

  • [Italian BYOB by Townsend Wentz]

    Townsend Wentz is opening an Italian BYOB in Fairmount. (2014)

  • 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)

  • [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. (2014)

  • City Tap House – Logan Square

    Public House transforms into a beer-centric endeavor. (Fall)

  • BonChon

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

  • Guild Hall Brewing

    Brewpub replaces former antique store in Jenkintown. (2014)

  • Honeygrow – Cherry Hill

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

  • Juniper Commons

    Kevin Sbraga calls his latest restaurant a “throwback to the eighties.” (2014)

  • Palladino’s

    Luke Palladino opens a “greatest hits” restaurant on East Passyunk. (2014)

  • [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)

  • 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)

  • Iron Hill Brewery – Ardmore

    Iron Hill number 11 will open in Ardmore. (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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • South Philly Barbacoa

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

  • 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.

  • [Tired Hands Expansion]

    The brewpub is expanding in Ardmore.

  • Suga

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

  • Calexico – Fishtown

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

  • Plenty Cafe – Queen Village

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

  • 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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