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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

  • Bok Bar

    After a successful first season as Le Bok Fin, the former Edward Bok Technical School comes back with a more permanent rooftop bar called Bok Bar.

  • Tiki

    Jason Evanchik opens a tiki bar in Midtown Village.

  • Dino’s Backstage & The Celebrity Room

    1940s-style supper club comes to Glenside.

  • ITV

    Nicholas Elmi opens a bar next to his trademark Laurel on East Passyunk.

  • Parks on Tap

    A partnership between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and Avram Hornik of FCM Hospitality, this on-the-go concept encourages friends and neighbors to enjoy and support open park space.

  • Canton 11

    Everything from Cantonese food to bubble tea to sushi to karaoke, all under one roof.

Next 30 Days

  • The Oval

    Philadelphia’s “Park on the Parkway” returns with rotating food trucks and a pop-up beer garden. Look for special programing during the Democratic National Convention. (July 15)

  • Wahlburgers

    The Wahlberg’s burger chain comes to Philadelphia and Northern Liberties in particular. (July)

  • Mission

    Sam Mink opens an indoor Mexican Beer Garden above his Oyster House in Center City. (Summer)

  • Condiment

    Elizabeth Halen, who runs Flying Monkey Bakery opens another booth at the Reading Terminal Market. This one is dedicated to, you guessed it, the condiment. (Summer)

  • Gigi Italian Bistro BYOB

    Chef Craig Wilson of Maya.J and his fiancee Jacqueline Au are opening an Italian BYOB in Manayunk. (July 20)

  • Milkhouse – 30th Street Station

    Grilled Cheese specialists open their third location, this one smack dab in the middle of 30th Street Station. (July)

  • Garage – North

    Fishtown gets a version of Passyunk Avenue’s Garage to call its own. (Summer)

  • Royal Sushi and Izakaya

    Long awaited Japanese pub from the Royal/Cantina/Khyber crew looks to become a reality. (July)

  • Plenty Cafe – Queen Village

    Biggest Plenty Cafe yet comes to Queen Village. (2016)

  • 24

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

  • Iron Hill Brewery – Huntingdon Valley

    The 12th Iron Hill Brewery will open in Huntingdon Valley. (July 30)

  • Restaurant Ambra

    The new owners of Southwark, Chris D’Ambro and Marina De Oliveira are opening a small, exclusive restaurant next door. (2016)

  • Keystone

    The old Ugly American is being reborn as a bar serving Pennsylvania brews. (2016)

  • Perla

    Filipino food comes to booming East Passyunk. (Summer)

  • Spread Bagelry – University City

    The second location of Spread Bagelry will offer bagel sandwiches, a bar and much more. (Summer)

  • The 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. (Summer)

  • Brewery ARS

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

  • Harp & Crown

    Michael Schulson opens a bar and restaurant on Sansom Street. (Summer)

  • 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)

  • Lou Bird’s

    Norris and Debbie Jordan of the Happy Rooster are working on opening their second restaurant, located on 20th and Lombard, across from Pub & Kitchen. (Summer)

  • 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. (Summer)

  • La Cabra Brewing

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

  • Tasty Tuscan

    Italian restaurant and marketplace comes to Broad and Catharine. (Summer)

  • Rival Bros. Coffee Bar – East Passyunk

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

  • Kanella Grill

    Kanella’s Konstantinos Pitsillides is returning to the original site of his Cypriot BYOB. This time he’s offering a menu focused on kebabs.

  • Butcher Bar

    George Anni, owner of Valanni, Varga Bar and Mercato is opening a butcher shop-themed bar on Chestnut Street. (August)

Coming Soon

  • Cake Life Bake Shop

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

  • Rooster Soup Company

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

  • Schmear It

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

  • The James

    The Mac’s Tavern crew is opening a bigger spot at 19th and Arch, in the shadow of the new Comcast tower. (2016)

  • Saige Cafe – Center City

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

  • Cheu Noodle Bar – Fishtown

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

  • Cinder

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

  • The Fat Ham – King of Prussia Mall

    Top Chef Kevin Sbraga opens The Fat Ham in the new connector section of the King of Prussia Mall. (Summer)

  • Original 13 Ciderworks

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

  • Milkboy – South Street

    Milkboy returns live music to South Street in the former Lickety Split. (2016)

  • Philly Poké

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

  • On Point

    Garces alums open American bistro in the former home of Breezy’s Cafe in Point Breeze. (Summer)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • BarOne

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

  • Manatawny Still Works Tasting Room

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Maison 208

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

  • Landmark Americana – Brewpub

    Dave Goldman, who helped found Landmark Americana 13 years ago steps up to be a brewer at this as yet unnamed 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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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

  • Rotisseur

    Aaron Matzkin’s banh mi and rotisserie spot closes after five years.

  • Scratch Biscuits

    Mitch Prensky biscuits shop made it a year and 7 days. Scratch will continue to live on as a pop-up at beer gardens and night markets.

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