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

  • Grace & Pat’s

    The South Philly pizzeria is moving into much bigger digs on East Passyunk.

  • Waffles & Wedges

    Belgian waffles and French fries come to the 1500 block of Pine Street.

  • Tired Hands Fermentaria

    The brewpub is expanding in Ardmore.

  • Victory at Magnolia

    Victory Brewing opens a brew pub in Kennett Square.

  • Vesper

    The former private Vesper Club is reborn as the Vesper. Food, drink, music, dancing and a speakeasy.

  • Rai Rai Ramen

    North Brunswick ramen spot comes to Chinatown.

  • Honeygrow – Cherry Hill

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

  • Tria Cafe – Fitler Square

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

  • Heritage

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

  • Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop – Fishtown

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

  • Los Jimenez Mexican Cocina

    Vetri line cook Justino Jimenez is opening an al-pastor focused taqueria at 6th and Oregon.

  • Nine Ting

    All-you-can-eat shabu-shabu and Korean barbecue comes to Chinatown.

Next 30 Days

  • Independence Beer Garden

    Michael Schulson is opening a beer garden on Independence Mall. (Grand Opening: April 30)

  • Big Gay Ice Cream

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

  • Morgan’s Pier

    Back for year four. This time with Nick Elmi as “Chef in Residence.” (April 30)

  • Pure Fare – University City

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

  • Farmer’s Keep

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

  • 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. (May 1)

  • Triangle Tavern

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

  • Crime and Punishment Brewing Co.

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

  • Brick & Mortar

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

  • Fourth & Cross

    Farm to table BYOB for South Philadelphia. (Spring)

  • 1st Ward Sandwich

    Sandwich shop for Front Street in Pennsport. (May)

  • 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)

  • Scratch Biscuits

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

Coming Soon

  • 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)

  • [Italian BYOB by Townsend Wentz]

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

  • 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. (Spring)

  • Spuntino – Northern Liberties

    Doylestown pizzeria is 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)

  • Meltkraft – Center City

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

  • [Nicole Marquis Bar]

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

  • 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)

  • Cheesecake Factory

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

  • 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)

  • Tredici

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

  • Growler Stop

    Beer, sandwiches and brick oven pizza for 22nd and South Streets. (2015)

  • Johnny Manana’s – Delaware Avenue

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

  • BeerLOVE: Bottle Shop and Tasting Room

    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)

  • 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)

  • The Little Lion

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

  • [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)

  • 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.

Recent Closings

  • Calexico – South Street

    It looks like this New York based Mexican restaurant has closed before it opened. It’s landlord is suing to evict the business before opening day.

  • Chickie’s Italian Deli

    After 21 years, the award winning South Philadelphia deli is closing.

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