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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

  • Point Breeze Pop-Up

    The team behind South Philadelphia Tap Room, American Sardine Bar and Brew are opening a pop-up at Point Breeze Avenue and Tasker Street.

  • Farmer’s Keep

    Fast casual restaurant serving healthy and allergen-free food in Center City.

  • White Dog Cafe – Haverford

    Former DuJour Market in Haverford is now the third White Dog Cafe.

  • Triangle Tavern

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

  • Mercer Cafe – Navy Yard

    A branch of Port Richmond’s Mercer Cafe opens in the Navy Yard. Most exciting, it also features Tacconelli’s pizza.

  • Independence Beer Garden

    Michael Schulson is opening a beer garden on Independence Mall.

  • Morgan’s Pier

    Back for year four. This time with Nick Elmi as “Chef in Residence.”

  • Big Gay Ice Cream

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

Next 30 Days

  • Spruce Street Harbor Park

    Spruce Street Harbor Park is back for a second season. New in year two, a roller skating rink, a floating restaurant, weekend beer garden, and much more. (May 22)

  • 1st Ward Sandwich

    Sandwich shop for Front Street in Pennsport. (May)

  • Scratch Biscuits

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

  • SawTown Tavern

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

  • Whetstone Restaurant

    Brauhaus Schmitz crew is going American. (May)

  • 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)

  • Brick & Mortar

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

  • Bud & Marilyn’s

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

  • Spuntino – Northern Liberties

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

  • Meltkraft – Center City

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

  • 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. (Spring)

  • SouthGate

    Korean pub replaces Tangier at 18th and Lombard. Ex-Momofuku Ko chef will be in the kitchen. (May)

  • Same Same

    Saigon street food comes to Northern Liberties. (May)

  • 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. (June 2)

  • JoséJosé

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

  • Fourth & Cross

    Farm to table BYOB for South Philadelphia. (June)

  • Green Aisle Grocery – Fishtown

    The third Green Aisle Grocery is coming from the Erace brothers. This 400 square foot location is at 11 West Girard Avenue. (2015)

  • Clarkville

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

  • Heffe

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

  • Smokey Pint

    Bridesburg gets a beer and barbecue spot with Oink and Moo BBQ. (June)

  • Crime and Punishment Brewing Co.

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

  • Pure Fare – University City

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

  • Cheesecake Factory

    Center City will be getting its first Cheesecake Factory at 15th and Walnut. (June 23)

Coming Soon

  • Townhouse Restaurant & Wine Bar

    Commerce Square gets a new restaurant. (2015)

  • Guild Hall Brewing

    Brewpub replaces former antique store in Jenkintown. (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)

  • 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)

  • Kanella South

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

  • Tredici

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

  • Johnny Manana’s – Delaware Avenue

    The East Falls Mexican spot is adding a location on Delaware Avenue. (2015)

  • BeerLOVE

    Upscale beer emporium and tasting room for Queen Village. (2015)

  • Revolution Taco

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

  • Ti Penso

    South Street’s Roberto Cafe yields to a new BYOB, Ti Penso. (2015)

  • Mercadito

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

  • Garces Group Cafe

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

  • Restaurant Ambra

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

  • Danlu

    An Asian inspired bar and restaurant at the base of a new apartment building in University City. (Summer)

  • The Little Lion

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

  • [Italian BYOB by Townsend Wentz]

    Townsend Wentz is opening an Italian BYOB in Fairmount. (2015)

  • [Suga]

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

  • Sabrina’s Cafe – Collingswood

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

  • 2SP Brewing

    Bob Barrar, award winning brewer from Iron Hill is opening his own brewery in Aston, Delaware County (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)

  • Double Knot

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

  • Royal Sushi and Izakaya

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

  • Iron Hill Brewery – Huntingdon Valley

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

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