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

  • 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.

  • Double Knot

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

  • Maya.J

    Chef Craig Wilson opens his international cuisine restaurant on Main Street in Manayunk.

  • ApricotStone

    Armenian and Mediterranean cafe opens in Northern Liberties.

  • Masala Grill

    Indian food for Walnut Street.

  • SpOT Burger

    Joshua Kim sets up a storefront in Brewerytown.

  • Samwich by Suppa

    The team behind the Northern Liberties restaurant open a sandwich spot on the border of Queen Village and Bella Vista.

  • Philly Style Bagels

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

  • Hungry Pigeon

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

Next 30 Days

  • Saté Kampar

    A new cuisine for East Passyunk, Malaysian saté. (February 10)

  • Fishtown Social

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

  • Southwark

    new owners, chef Chris D’Ambro and fiancée Marina De Oliveira reboot the Queen Village classic. (Winter)

  • 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. (2016)

  • Cake Life Bake Shop

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

  • Plenty Cafe – Queen Village

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

  • SUGA

    Susanna Foo returns to Center City Philadelphia, look for Llang Pan, a traditional take on Chinese style small dishes. (Winter)

  • 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)

  • Spread Bagelry – University City

    The second location of Spread Bagelry will offer bagel sandwiches, a bar and much more. (2016)

  • The James

    The Mac’s Tavern crew is opening a bigger spot at 19th and Arch, in the shadow of the new Comcast tower. (2016)

  • Snap Custom Pizza – Sansom Street

    The home of 500º makes way for a build-your-own pizza spot. (Winter)

  • Cleavers

    Cheesesteak shop replaces Good Stuff Eatery in Center City. (Winter)

  • Wm. Mulherin’s Sons

    Urban wood-fired Italian and pizza opens next to the El tracks in Fishtown. (February)

  • Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House

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

Coming Soon

  • Beefsteak

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

  • Wok Street

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

  • ROOT

    A wine bar and restaurant coming to booming Frankford Avenue. (March)

  • 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)

  • Wahlburgers

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

  • Iron Hill Brewery – Huntingdon Valley

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

  • Perla

    Filipino food comes to booming East Passyunk. (Spring)

  • 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. (2016)

  • Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar – Radnor

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

  • Saige Cafe – Center City

    Coffee and wine bar offers tapas on first floor of 2116 Chestnut Street. (2016)

  • Harp & Crown

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

  • Wishbone – Center City

    The second location of chicken crazed Wishbone has a liquor license. (Spring)

  • Cooper House

    Restaurateur Kevin Meeker and chef Tony Clark are bringing a restaurant to the banks of the Cooper River. (2016)

  • Keystone

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

  • P.Y.T.

    Tommy Up is gone from the Piazza but promises to resurface across from the Fillmore. (Spring)

  • 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)

  • Assembly Rooftop Lounge

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

  • Garces Group Cafe

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

  • Tremé

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

  • Saint Benjamin’s Tap Room

    The Kensington brewery brings a legitimate bar to the neighborhood. (2016)

  • Toasted Walnut

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

  • 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)

  • Maison 208

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

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

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