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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

  • Hai Street Kitchen – University City

    The Genji-owned Japanese burrito shop opens second location, this one in University City.

  • Franky Bradley’s

    New bar from Mark Bee will replace Sisters Nightclub in the Gayborhood.

  • Hawthornes Biercafé

    Fire damaged the bruncherie and beer store. They promise to come back better than ever.

  • Olde Bar

    Jose Garces promises a new interpretation of the classic oyster saloon at the former Old Original Bookbinders.

  • Mainland Inn

    Chef Ezra Duker showcases organically grown produce and pasture-raised meats from neighboring Quarry Hill Farm.

  • La Divisa Meats

    Nick Macri takes over the Border Springs Farm Stand at the Reading Terminal Market. Macri will expand the butcher stand beyond lamb.

  • Smokin’ John’s Bar-B-Que

    A genuine barbecue joint with a full service bar in Manayunk by the team behind Winnie’s Le Bus.

Next 30 Days

  • P’unk Burger

    SliCE owners bring a burger joint to East Passyunk. (January)

  • Victory at Magnolia

    Victory Brewing opens a brew pub in Kennett Square. (2015)

  • Honeygrow – Cherry Hill

    Location number four for the Honeygrow chain is coming to Cherry Hill. (2015)

  • Cake Life Bake Shop

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

  • Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop – Fishtown

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

  • BonChon

    Fried Chicken with a Korean flare opens in Chinatown. (2015)

  • Big Gay Ice Cream

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

  • South Bowl

    The team from North Bowl goes big in South Philly. (Winter)

  • SawTown Tavern

    Troy Everwine and Mike “Scoats” Scotese, owner of Grey Lodge Pub and Hop Angel Brauhaus are going into business together in Tacony. (2015)

  • Boxcar Brewpub

    Boxcar Brewing gets a brewpub in downtown West Chester. (2015)

  • Nom Wah Tea Parlor

    New York’s vintage dim sum parlor expands to Philadelphia. (Winter)

  • Hunger Burger

    George and Kim Mickel, owners of By George in the Reading Terminal add a burger stand. (February 2)

  • Bing Bing Dim Sum

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

  • Bistro on Top of Souvlaki

    Tom Vasiliades of South Street Souvlaki is opening a bistro above his South Street Souvlaki. (2015)

  • Brick & Mortar

    Franklin Mortgage alum opens bar/restaurant in the Goldtex building. (February 16)

  • Guild Hall Brewing

    Brewpub replaces former antique store in Jenkintown. (Winter)

  • Crime and Punishment Brewing Co.

    This brewpub will put the brew back in Brewerytown. (2015)

  • [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)

  • Garces Group Cafe

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

  • Kanella South

    Constantinos Pitsillides is opening a South Philly branch of Kanella, complete with a liquor license. (2015)

  • Bud & Marilyn’s

    Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are opening a throwback restaurant at 13th and Locust. (2015)

  • Pure Fare – University City

    The healthy food spot and food truck is heading to the downstairs of Houston Hall. (2015)

  • Meltkraft – Center City

    The Reading Terminal Market tenant gets a standalone storefront. (2015)

  • Tredici

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

Coming Soon

  • Whetstone Restaurant

    Brauhaus Schmitz crew is going American. (2015)

  • Parlor Pizza Bar

    Rob Wasserman turns the Saint James into a family friendly pizza spot. (March)

  • Calexico – South Street

    New York based Calexico comes to South Street West. (2015)

  • Calexico – Fishtown

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

  • Heritage

    Jason Evanchik (Time, Vintage, Bar, Garage, Growlers) is opening a bar/restaurant with jazz in Northern Liberties, across from North Bowl. (2015)

  • U-Bahn

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

  • Tria Cafe – Fitler Square

    A dinner-focused Tria takes over Dmitri’s on Fitler Square. (March)

  • Cheesecake Factory

    Center City will be getting its first Cheesecake Factory at 15th and Walnut. (2015)

  • Mercadito

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

  • [Tired Hands Expansion]

    The brewpub is expanding in Ardmore. (Spring)

  • Plenty Cafe – Queen Village

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

  • Scratch Biscuits

    Mitch Prensky finds a storefront for his pop-up biscuits. (2015)

  • Spuntino – Northern Liberties

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

  • Pizzeria Vetri – Rittenhouse

    A second Pizzeria Vetri for the Vetri Family. This one on Chancellor Street near Rittenhouse Square. We’re confident it won’t be the last. (Spring)

  • Fourth & Cross

    Farm to table BYOB for South Philadelphia. (Spring)

  • [Nicole Marquis Bar]

    Nicole Marquis is bringing a bar to Rittenhouse Square. (2015)

  • Clarkville

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

  • The Dairy

    A casual kosher restaurant for Narberth. (2015)

  • Townhouse Restaurant & Wine Bar

    Commerce Square gets a new restaurant. (2015)

  • Tin Roof

    Nashville music joint comes to Philadelphia. (2015)

  • [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. (2015)

  • Warehouse Cinema

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

  • Gennaro’s Tomato Pie – East Passyunk

    The South Philly pizzeria is moving into much bigger digs on East Passyunk (2015)

  • [Suga]

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

  • 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.(Fall 2015)

  • Tremé

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

  • Double Knot

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

  • [Triangle Tavern]

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

  • Royal Sushi and Izakaya

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

  • 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

  • Union Taco

    Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar’s Chef Nick Farina is bringing his delectable Euro-Latin flavors from the Main Line to 7th and Girard.

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