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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

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  • Little Spoon Cafe

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

  • Estia Taverna – Radnor

    Estia is in expansion mode. This Main Line location follows on the heels of a Marlton, New Jersey location. (August 4)

  • Dizengoff

    Steven Cook and Michael Solomonov are opening two new restaurants on the 1600 block of Sansom Street. Dizengoff is a hummusiya. (August)

  • Yachtsman

    PYT’s Tommy Up is opening a tiki-themed bar in Fishtown. (August)

  • First Street Steaks and Hoagies

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

  • Calexico – South Street

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

  • Kensington Quarters

    A butcher shop, a bar, a restaurant, and a classroom coming to Fishtown. (2014)

  • Abe Fisher

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

  • Ardè

    Pino DiMeo, who opened Pizzeria DiMeo in Andorra in 2012 is now opening Ardè, a BYOB osteria and wood-fired pizzeria in Wayne. (Summer)

  • Brigantessa

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

  • Food and Friends – Society Hill

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

  • V Street

    Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby are adding a “little sister” of Vedge to Rittenhouse Square. (2014)

  • Aldine

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

  • Capofitto

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

  • Whetstone Restaurant

    Brauhaus Schmitz crew is going American. (Summer)

  • U-Bahn

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

  • The Gold Standard on Fitz

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

  • Cake Life Bake Shop

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

  • Bing Bing

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

  • 2nd Story Brewing Co.

    Triumph Brewing Company in Old City makes way for the 2nd Story  Brewing Co. (2014)

  • Bareburger

    Ec0-friendly burger joint out of New York comes to Walnut Street. (2014)

  • Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop – Fishtown

    Former Chink’s Steaks is adding a location at Frankford and Girard. (2014)

  • 48th Street Grille

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

  • Big Gay Ice Cream

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

  • Blue Duck Sandwich Company

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

Coming Soon

  • La Colombe Torrefaction – Fishtown

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

  • La Peg

    The performance space at FringeArts is open, though the brasserie, with food by Peter Woolsey will not be ready till the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September. (Fall)

  • Lo Spiedo

    Marc Vetri is opening a restaurant at the Navy Yard. Lo Spiedo translates as the spit, as in rotisserie. (2014)

  • Crime and Punishment Brewing Co.

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

  • Bardot

    Pub on Passyunk East owner Dennis Hewlett takes over Wine-O in Northern Liberties. (2014)

  • Raphael’s Garden

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

  • [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. (2014)

  • [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)

  • 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)

  • Petit Roti

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

  • Girard

    French brasserie and bruncherie BYOB offers tip-free dining.

  • Mainland Inn

    Old inn in Harleysville gets a redo.

  • Spread Bake Shop

    Cool baked goods from the guy who gave us Spread Bagelry.

  • 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)

  • Honeygrow – Cherry Hill

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

  • Juniper Commons

    Kevin Sbraga calls his latest restaurant a “throwback to the eighties.” (2014)

  • South Bowl

    The team from North Bowl goes big in South Philly.

  • Tin Roof

    Nashville music joint comes to Philadelphia. (2014)

  • Palladino’s

    Luke Palladino opens a “greatest hits” restaurant on East Passyunk. (2014)

  • 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. (2014)

  • Chris Scarduzio Italian Bistro

    Chris Scarduzio brings a casual Italian bistro to Artisan Boulanger’s old spot. (2014)

  • [Triangle Tavern]

    The crew behind the Cantinas and Royal are on the liquor license at Triangle Tavern. (2014)

  • 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. (2014)

  • Victory at Magnolia

    Victory Brewing opens a brew pub in Kennett Square. (2014)

  • Eataly

    Joe Bastianich, an Eataly co-owner along with Mario Batali tells a Chicago paper that Eataly’s next stop is Philadelphia. No location has been confirmed.

  • 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.

  • Hill Country Barbecue and Market

    Live music and barbecue on Chestnut Street.

  • [Tired Hands Expansion]

    The brewpub is expanding in Ardmore.

  • Suga

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

  • 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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