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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.

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  • Nan Yang

    Singaporean and Thai restaurant comes to Chinatown. (October 18)

  • 2nd Story Brewing Co.

    Triumph Brewing Company in Old City makes way for the 2nd Story  Brewing Co. (October 20)

  • Knead Bagels

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

  • Lo Spiedo

    Marc Vetri is opening a restaurant at the Navy Yard. Lo Spiedo translates as the spit, as in rotisserie. (October 27)

  • Kensington Quarters

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

  • Food and Friends – Society Hill

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

  • Aldine

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • City Tap House – Logan Square

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

  • BonChon

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

  • Girard

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

  • Boxers

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

  • Capital Teas

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

  • Square Pie

    Cochon’s Gene Giuffi converts Blue Belly BBQ into a pizza spot.

  • Wahoo’s Fish Taco

    The Left Bank in University City is getting the area’s first Wahoo’s Fish Taco. (Fall)

  • South Bowl

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

  • Calexico – South Street

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

  • Mainland Inn

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

  • 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)

  • Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill

    Jon Adler, who some may know as the former proprietor of Beauty Shop Cafe, is one of the partners in the sports bar. (November)

  • Petit Roti

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

Coming Soon

  • Hawthornes Biercafé

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

  • Palladino’s

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

  • Iron Hill Brewery – Ardmore

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

  • Guild Hall Brewing

    Brewpub replaces former antique store in Jenkintown. (2014)

  • Crime and Punishment Brewing Co.

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

  • Tin Roof

    Nashville music joint comes to Philadelphia. (2014)

  • Bing Bing Dim Sum

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

  • 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.

  • Milkhouse Grilled Cheese & Ice Cream

    Grilled cheeses and ice cream on the Suburban Station concourse.

  • [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)

  • [Triangle Tavern]

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

  • 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.

  • [Italian BYOB by Townsend Wentz]

    Townsend Wentz is opening an Italian BYOB in Fairmount. (2014)

  • 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)

  • Whetstone Restaurant

    Brauhaus Schmitz crew is going American. (2015)

  • Pure Fare – University City

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

  • Honeygrow – Cherry Hill

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

  • Calexico – Fishtown

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

  • South Philly Barbacoa

    Benjamin Miller, who has worked at Kanella and Amis, wants to open a Mexican pit barbecue.

  • 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, 2015)

  • Plenty Cafe – Queen Village

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

  • Warehouse Cinema

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

  • 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

  • Resurrection Ale House

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

  • Avance

    Two-star Michelin chef Justin Bogle promises the former Le Bec Fin will feature locally sourced ingredients prepared in classic and modern techniques.

Upcoming Closings

  • Nodding Head

    Curt Decker is closing Nodding Head and moving it out of Center City. Where it lands? Well that’s an open question.

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