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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

  • Uptown Beer Garden

    Teddy Sourias of Brü pops a 9,000 square foot pop-up beer garden in Center City at 18th and JFK.. Chef Jonathan Petruce will be running the kitchen.

  • Mac Mart

    Marti Lieberman is bringing her mac n’ cheese serving food truck to 18th Street near Rittenhouse Square.

  • Cooper House

    Restaurateur Kevin Meeker is bringing a restaurant to the banks of the Cooper River.

  • Wok Street

    The company that gave us Hai Street Kitchen is now bringing us a noodle concept.

  • World of Beer – Exton

    The first Pennsylvania location of this national tavern chain opens in Exton.

  • Spruce Street Harbor Park

    Spruce Street Harbor Park is back for a third season. New in year three, food from Kevin Sbraga, Chickie’s and Pete’s fries and much more.

  • Diving Horse

    Back again, the Diving Horse in Avalon brings local seafood to shore dining crowds.

  • bop

    Philadelphia Eagle Brent Celek and friend/chef Hee “Chino” Chang combine to open a Korean restaurant on Broad Street.

  • Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House

    Chicago restaurant group opens steak and seafood restaurant at SugarHouse Casino.

  • Autograph Brasserie

    Modern American brasserie by chef Ralph Fernandez comes to the Main Line.

  • Saint Benjamin’s Tap Room

    The Kensington brewery brings a legitimate bar to the neighborhood.

  • Biga

    Sean Weinberg of Restaurant Alba and Steve Fulmer unites two favorites: pizza and beer.

  • Assembly Rooftop Lounge

    The Logan Hotel brings a rooftop bar to the Parkway.

  • Jansen

    Former Fountain chef David Jansen opens his own spot in Mount Airy.

Next 30 Days

  • Medusa

    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. (Spring)

  • Keystone

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

  • 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. (Spring)

  • Tiki

    Jason Evanchik opens a tiki bar in Midtown Village. (May)

  • Canton 11

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

  • BarOne

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

  • Jasmine Rice – Old City

    The Center City Thai BYOB takes over the former Red Sky in Old City. (May)

  • PHS Pop Up Garden – South Street

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is back to South Street for a third year. This year the Khyber Pass Pub will handle the food, drink and fun. (June 1)

  • South Helm

    The red-hot team behind Kensington’s Helm brings the concept to Pennsport. (June 3)

  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

    Marsha Brown’s steakhouse moves from Broad Street to Market Street. (June 6)

  • Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar – Radnor

    Dave Magrogan puts his farm-to-table concept in the former Susanna Foo Gourmet Kitchen location. (Spring)

  • Dino’s Backstage & The Celebrity Room

    1940s-style supper club comes to Glenside. (June)

  • Pop Up Garden at the Viaduct Rail Park

    Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is hosting a pop up garden at 10th and Hamilton, adjacent to the Reading Viaduct. Jason Cichonski and Sylva Senat will handle the food. (June 10)

  • 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. (Spring)

  • Skygarten

    The Brauhaus Schmitz crew is teaming up with the Top of the Tower team to open a beer garden in the sky on the 51st floor at 1717 Arch Street. (June)

  • Garage – North

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

  • Banh Mi and Bottles

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

  • Ai Ramen

    The Hai Street Kitchen crew rolls out a sushi and ramen concept. The first location lands at the Shops at Liberty Place food court. (Summer)

  • Aqimero

    Richard Sandoval opens a Latin restaurant under the Ritz Carlton’s soaring dome. (June)

Coming Soon

  • 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. (June 29)

  • Royal Sushi and Izakaya

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

  • Cake Life Bake Shop

    The winner of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” opens a shop in Fishtown. (2016)

  • 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. (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)

  • Restaurant Ambra

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

  • Grace & Proper

    Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico are opening their fourth business together. This one at 8th and Carpenter. (2016)

  • Rooster Soup Company

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

  • Wahlburgers

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

  • Schmear It

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

  • 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. (Spring)

  • Saige Cafe – Center City

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

  • Toasted Walnut

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

  • Butcher Bar

    George Anni, owner of Valanni, Varga Bar and Mercato is opening a bar on Chestnut Street (2016)

  • Beefsteak

    Jose Andres brings his fast-casual, veggie-focused concept to Philadelphia. (Summer)

  • Cinder

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

  • Mission

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

  • Iron Hill Brewery – Huntingdon Valley

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

  • Perla

    Filipino food comes to booming East Passyunk. (Summer)

  • The James

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

  • P. J. Clarke’s

    New York landmark comes to Washington Square. (2016)

  • 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)

  • Cheu Noodle Bar – Fishtown

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • SLS Lux

    The SLS Lux will have a corner restaurant when it opens. Who will operate it? Well it could be Jose Andres. (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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