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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

  • Osteria Calabria

    Jon Taffer’s “Bar Rescue” TV show turns Glenside’s Plush into an Italian concept, Osteria Calabria.

  • Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop – Rittenhouse Sqaure

    Popular ice cream brand returns to Rittenhouse Square.

  • Capofitto

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

  • Tuk Tuk Real

    Alex Boonphaya is opening a Thai taqueria on South Street. 

  • Chops Restaurant and Bar – Comcast Center

    New steakhouse at the Comcast Center replacing Table 31.

  • Alleged Bar & Pizza and 2nd State Lounge

    Jon Taffer comes to Philadelphia and remakes the old Lickety Split pizza shop and bar into the hybrid of Alleged Bar & Pizza and 2nd State Lounge.

  • Abe Fisher

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

  • Bareburger

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

  • Beast & Ale

    Brian Sirhal and Tim Spinner (Cantina Feliz, La Calaca Feliz, Taqueria Feliz) break away from Mexican at this Manayunk tavern. 

  • Bardot

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

  • La Peg

    The performance space at FringeArts is open, the brasserie, with food by Peter Woolsey will be ready in time for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September.

  • Rowhouse Spirits

    An artisan distillery for East Kensington.

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. (September)

  • 2nd Story Brewing Co.

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

  • Marigold Kitchen

    Robert Halpern’s chefs de cuisine, Tim Lanza and Andrew Kochan take over the modernist BYOB. (September 25)

  • Brigantessa

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

  • Food and Friends – Society Hill

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

  • The Gold Standard on Fitz

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

  • First Street Steaks and Hoagies

    Cheesesteaks, hoagies and breakfast under the El. (2014)

  • Petit Roti

    Chef Olivier Desaintmartin will open his newest French restaurant next to Zinc. (September)

  • Blue Duck Sandwich Company

    Kris Serviss is boldly opening his BYOB sandwich shop in Northeast Philly. (September)

  • Boxers

    Gay sports bar sets up on Walnut Street. (September)

  • La Colombe Torrefaction – Fishtown

    La Colombe is opening a flagship coffee shop, roaster and distillery in Fishtown. (October 1)

  • V Street

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

  • Little Spoon Cafe

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

  • City Tap House – Logan Square

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

  • Kensington Quarters

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

  • Lo Spiedo

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

  • Knead Bagels

    Chef Adam Willner’s bagel shop offers classic and non-traditional bagels, plus sandwiches, salads and coffee. (October)

Coming Soon

  • Calexico – South Street

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

  • Spread Bake Shop

    Fresh baked muffins, biscotti, scones, pies and sticky buns from the same people who gave you Spread Bagelry. (2014)

  • Mainland Inn

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

  • Guild Hall Brewing

    Brewpub replaces former antique store in Jenkintown. (2014)

  • Aldine

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

  • [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. (October)

  • Honeygrow – Cherry Hill

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

  • [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)

  • Cake Life Bake Shop

    The winner of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” opens a shop in Fishtown. (2014)

  • Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop – Fishtown

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

  • BonChon

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

  • 48th Street Grille

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

  • Girard

    French brasserie and bruncherie BYOB offers tip-free dining. (Fall)

  • Capital Teas

    Washington DC tea shop comes to Center City Philadelphia. (Fall)

  • South Bowl

    The team from North Bowl goes big in South Philly. (2014)

  • Heritage

    Jason Evanchik (Time, Vintage, Bar, Garage, Growlers) is opening a bar/restaurant with jazz in Northern Liberties, across from North Bowl. (2014)

  • U-Bahn

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

  • Bing Bing Dim Sum

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

  • Hawthornes Biercafé

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

  • Palladino’s

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

  • Crime and Punishment Brewing Co.

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

  • Tin Roof

    Nashville music joint comes to Philadelphia. (2014)

  • Juniper Commons

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

  • Big Gay Ice Cream

    New York’s ice cream phenomenon is coming to Philadelphia. (2014)

  • Mainland Inn

    Old inn in Harleysville gets a redo. (2014)

  • Brick & Mortar

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

  • P’unk Burger

    SliCE owners bring a burger joint to East Passyunk.

  • Mercadito

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

  • [Triangle Tavern]

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

  • Iron Hill Brewery – Ardmore

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

  • The Dairy

    A casual kosher restaurant for Narberth. (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.

  • Victory at Magnolia

    Victory Brewing opens a brew pub in Kennett Square.

  • 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.

  • Whetstone Restaurant

    Brauhaus Schmitz crew is going American. (2014)

  • [Tired Hands Expansion]

    The brewpub is expanding in Ardmore.

  • Suga

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

  • Garces Group Cafe

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

  • Kanella South

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

  • Bud & Marilyn’s

    Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are opening a throwback restaurant at 13th and Locust. (2014)

  • 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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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

  • Revel

    $2.5 billion later and Revel has closed. Along with it, four Jose Garces restaurants. About 2,800 employees are now unemployed.

Upcoming Closings

  • Resurrection Ale House

    Brendan Hartranft and Leigh Maida have sold their Graduate Hospital beer bar and restaurant.

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