Restaurant Openings Restaurant Closings

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

  • 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.

  • Sip N Glo Juicery – Rittenhouse

    Second location of juice and smoothie spot opens near Rittenhouse.

  • Kanella South

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

  • Aprons Restaurant

    Authentic Southern food comes to 26th and Washington.

  • Front Street Cafe

    Healthy cafe comes to Front Street in Fishtown.


    Robert and Benjamin Bynum bring New Southern cuisine and high-quality live jazz to Philadelphia.

  • Milkhouse – Center City

    The second location of the grilled cheese spot takes over Matyson’s old home.

  • 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.

Next 30 Days

  • 1100 Social

    Jason Cichonski is opening a restaurant at the newly expanded Xfinity Live. Cichonski is planning a menu inspired by a blend of Mexican and Asian flavors. (October 2)

  • Tredici Enoteca

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

  • Sabrina’s Cafe – Collingswood

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

  • LP Steak at Valley Forge Casino Resort

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

  • Federal Distilling

    A vodka focused distillery is coming to Kensington. (October)

  • 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)

  • A Mano

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

  • 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)

  • SuGa

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

  • Pure Fare – University City

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

  • Revolution Taco

    A trio of Philadelphia food truckers are opening a brick and mortar taco shop near Rittenhouse Square. (2015)

  • The Little Lion

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

  • Heffe

    Peter McAndrews is opening a taco stand with Italian and Mediterranean influences on Frankford Avenue. (2015)

  • 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)

  • Keystone

    The old Ugly American is being reborn as a bar serving Pennsylvania brews. (2015)

  • Buckminster’s

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

  • The Little Bird Bakery and Cafe

    Pastry chef Jessica Nolen is opening her own bakery. (October)

  • Sansom Kabob House

    After a thirteen year run on Sansom Street, the Afghan restaurant resurfaces on South Street. (2015)

  • Philly Style Bagels

    After more than a year of pop-up bagels at Pizzeria Beddia, Philly Style Bagels gets a storefront. (Fall)

  • SpOT Burger

    Joshua Kim sets up a storefront in Brewerytown. (Fall)

  • Santucci’s – North Broad

    North Broad Street gets a Santucci’s to call its home. Square pizza for everyone. (2015)

  • La Casa de tu Madre

    The former Growlers Bar in Bella Vista is becoming a Mexican spot. (October)

Coming Soon

  • Hungry Pigeon

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

  • 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)

  • Plenty Cafe – Queen Village

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

  • Spuntino – Northern Liberties

    Doylestown pizzeria is looking to be a tenant at 2nd and Fairmount (2015)

  • Double Knot

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

  • Tio Flores

    The Cambridge/Hawthornes team are at it again, this time they are replacing the never-opened Calexico with their own Mexican spot. (2015)

  • Clarkville

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

  • 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. (????)

  • Garces Group Cafe

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

  • Tremé

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

  • Restaurant Ambra

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

  • Gus’s Fried Chicken

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

  • Frankford Social

    Wine bar coming to Fishtown’s booming Frankford Avenue. (2015)

  • Wahlburgers

    The Wahlberg’s burger chain comes to Philadelphia and Northern Liberties in particular. (2015)

  • Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House

    Chicago restaurant group opens steak and seafood restaurant at SugarHouse Casino. (2015)

  • Beefsteak

    Jose Andres brings his fast-casual, veggie-focused concept to Philadelphia. (2016)

  • 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)

  • Schmear It

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

  • Rooster Soup Company

    The Federal Donuts backed soup and sandwich restaurant which donates all of its profits is coming to Sansom Street. (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. (2018)

2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007

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

  • Growlers

    The bar from Jason Evenchik and Jay Willard opened in mid-2012 as the successor to Vesuvio and Little Bar. It has closed to make way for La Casa de tu Madre. (October)

  • Heirloom

Upcoming Closings

2015   |   2014   |   2013   |   2012   |   2011   |   2010   |   2009   |   2008