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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

  • Shoo Fry – Rittenhouse

    Poutine restaurant replaces Underdogs on 17th Street.

  • Chix & Bowls

    Chix & Bowls serves rice-bowls, Korean wings, salads and sandwiches.

  • Bonk’s Bar

    Mike “Scoats” Scotese takes over Port Richmond’s Bonk’s Bar and makes every night crab night.

  • BarOne

    Ryan Rubino, the fifth-generation manager of Ralph’s Italian Restaurant opens a restaurant down the block.

  • Pizzeria Vetri Square Pie – King of Prussia

    Part of the Urban Outfitters clustering at the King of Prussia Mall, this Pizzeria Vetri specializes in square pizza and rotolo.

  • &pizza – Center City

    Washington D.C. chain’s first location outside the beltway is located in Center City Philadelphia.

  • Harp & Crown

    Michael Schulson opens a New American restaurant with downstairs bar and bowling alley on Sansom Street.

  • Halal Guys – King of Prussia

    The buzzed about New York Middle Eastern concept lands in King of Prussia but not at the mall.

  • Wister

    Former Lacroix sous chef Benjamin Moore is now the man at his Wister, an Old City BYOB.

  • Revolutions at Penn Treaty

    52,000 square foot bowling alley and entertainment complex, complete with flair bar comes to Fishtown.

  • Restaurant Ambra

    The new owners of Southwark, Chris D’Ambro and Marina De Oliveira are opening a small, exclusive restaurant next door.

  • Scarpetta

    A high end Italian restaurant with locations in New York City, the Hamptons, Las Vegas and Miami comes to the west side of Rittenhouse Square and the Rittenhouse Hotel.

  • Metro Diner – Bensalem

    Florida diner chain opens its first location in Pennsylvania.

  • Destination Dogs

    Hot dogs, sausages and arcade games will try to exorcise the ghosts of Farmers’ Cabinet.

Next 30 Days

  • Cake Life Bake Shop

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

  • At the Table

    Tara Buzan, owner of To the Table Catering and previously A Taste of Britain is bringing a high-end BYOB to Wayne, PA. (Fall)

  • Burg’s

    Ori Feibush takes over Buckminster’s and re-establishes the Burg’s name. (October)

  • EAT Cafe

    A pay-what-you-can restaurant for West Philadelphia. (October)

  • SliCE – Fishtown

    SliCE expands to Fishtown. And this time with an organic bend. (Fall)

  • Naf Naf Grill – Center City

    Fast-casual Middle Eastern chain Naf Naf Grill opens in Center City. (November 4)

  • Friday Saturday Sunday

    The longstanding Rittenhouse restaurant will enjoy a rebirth with Garces Group alum Chad Williams and his wife Hanna owning the restaurant. (Fall)

  • La Cabra Brewing

    Brewery and restaurant opening in the former Berwyn General store. (2016)

  • Plenty Cafe – Queen Village

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

  • Cinder

    Sour ale and cider focused bar coming to Center City. (Fall)

  • Res Ipsa

    Stock’s Tyler and Nicole Akin join up with Mark Capriotti and Mark Corpus of ReAnimator Coffee to open all-day cafe in Center City. (Fall)

  • PokéOno

    Jersey shore surfer Andrew Danieli fell in love with poke when he visited Hawaii. Now the fifteen-year restaurant vet is bringing poke to the Main Line. (Fall)

  • Veda

    Modern Indian bistro comes to Chestnut Street. (Fall)

  • City Diner

    Diner family joins up with big-room vet Peter Mooradian (Chima, Serafina, Four Seasons) for a diner at Broad and South Streets. (Fall)

  • Philadelphia Distilling

    The craft distillery is moving in next to the Fillmore and it’s bringing its Bluecoat Gin with it. (2016)

  • Rival Bros. Coffee Bar – East Passyunk

    The second brick-and-mortar location of Rival Bros. Coffee lands on East Passyunk. (2016)

  • Wiz Kid

    Rich Landau opens a fast-casual vegan eatery featuring sandwiches, salads, fries and more. (2016)

  • Love and Honey Fried Chicken

    Todd and Laura Lyons, two professional chefs and residents of Northern Liberties are going with a fried chicken and pies restaurant. (2016)

  • Manatawny Still Works Tasting Room

    Manatawny Still Works out of Pottstown is opening a tasting room on East Passyunk. (2016)

Coming Soon

  • Rooster Soup Company

    The Federal Donuts backed soup and sandwich restaurant which donates all of its profits is coming to Sansom Street. (2016)

  • Schmear It

    The bagel truck gets a storefront on Market Street in University City. (2016)

  • 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. (Fall)

  • Brewery ARS

    Brothers Sean and Andrew Arsenault pick West Passyunk for their brewery. (2016)

  • Halal Guys

    Gyros and falafel in Chinatown? Yep, that’s where the New York based Halal Guys is setting up shop. In the Chinatown Square market to be precise. (2016)

  • Original 13 Ciderworks

    A cidery and tasting room comes to Kensington. Original 13 produces hard cider, perry, and apple wine. (2016)

  • Philly Poké

    The Chinatown Square food court is getting a taste of Hawaii with Philly Poké. (2016)

  • City Works Eatery and Pour House – King of Prussia

    9,000 square foot “eatery and pour house” comes to the King of Prussia Town Center development. There will be 90+ craft beers on tap and 14 TVs in the building. (November)

  • Saige Cafe – Center City

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

  • Shoo Fry – Fishtown

    Poutine spot replaces East Girard Gastropub in Fishtown. (2016)

  • Blue Duck – Center City

    Kris Serviss comes to Center City after killing it in the Northeast. (2016)

  • 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)

  • 24

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

  • Danlu

    An Asian inspired bar and restaurant from Berwyn’s Nectar is at the base of a new apartment building in University City. (2016)

  • Keystone

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

  • Toasted Walnut

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

  • Banh Mi and Bottles

    Vietnamese bar from family behind Pho Ha comes to South Street. (2016)

  • P. J. Clarke’s

    New York landmark comes to Washington Square. (2016)

  • Maison 208

    Sylva Senat opens a French restaurant in Midtown Village. (2017)

  • Cheu Fishtown

    A second and much bigger Cheu Noodle Bar takes over a former police horse stable on Frankford Avenue. (2017)

  • Buena Onda – Rittenhouse

    Jose Garces brings his fish tacos restaurant to Rittenhouse Square. [2017]

  • Yeeroh

    A modern Greek grill comes to a long abandoned building on South Street West. (2017)

  • Urban Village Brewing Co.

    Dave Goldman, who helped found Landmark Americana 13 years ago steps up to be the brewer at this Schmidt’s Commons project. (2017)

  • Grace & Proper

    Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico are opening their fourth business together. This one at 8th and Carpenter. (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)

  • Elwood

    Johnny Brenda’s chef Adam Diltz looks to open his own BYOB restaurant on Frankford Avenue. (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)

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