2010 Restaurant Openings
Amis – Marc Vetri promises “simple, rustic food” in Washington Square West.
Bar – Bar’s the name of the bar by Jason Evenchick that’s opening next to Time.
Carluccio’s – Former home of Shank’s and Evelyn’s has reopened as a small Italian BYOB.
Cedars Cafe – Middle Eastern cuisine for Frazer.
Du Jour Gourmet Market – Du Jour is headed to Commerce Square at 20th and Market.
Paesano’s – The Girard Avenue sandwich mecca has added a spot at 9th and Christian.
R2L – Daniel Stern’s Rae is moving to Two Liberty Place late this Fall.
Red Cup Cafe – A new coffee shop for Northern Liberties.
Rocco’s – Cheesesteaks at a drive through in Paoli.
Silverspoon – Farm to table BYOB for the Main Line.
Sugar Cube – Dessert truck headed to University City.
Sweet Freedom Bakery – Philadelphia’s first gluten-free bakery sets up on South Street.
Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting – Largest Whole Foods in PA opens at Plymouth Meeting Mall.
Wit or Witout – Cheesesteaks from a Rita’s Ice founder opens on Roosevelt Boulevard.
Zavino – Fun named pizza and wine at 13th and Sansom. February 2010
Apollinare – The former Vino at the Piazza has been taken over by Italian restaurateurs.
Cicchetteria 19 – Former Starr chef Bill Murphy is looking to take over Di Vino.
Chops – Alex Plotkin is taking over the Oceanaire space at 7th and Walnut.
Delicatessen – Modern Jewish deli at 7th and Chestnut.
Domo Sushi – Opening next to King of Tandoor on Callowhill.
Ekta – Bryn Mawr gets its version of the Fishtown Indian restaurant Â just 10 days after settlement.
El Sitio – South American BYOB in Collingswood.
Falafel Factory – Six varieties of falafel at 18th and Ranstead.
Fat Salmon – Shinju Sushi is moving to the Aso Sushi location on Walnut and is changing its name to Fat Salmon. Got it? Good.
Floret – Pond will make way for the more casual Floret, an American comfort food restaurant with European style.
Garces Trading Co. – Jose Garces joins forces with the PLCB in this food/wineÂ commissary.
Green Leaf – New Chinese restaurant for Main Street in Manayunk.
Healthy Bites to-Go – Katie Cavuto’s organic market is open on the 2500 block of Christian.
Hoof+Fin – Lucas Manteca who has experience at the shore is opening an Argentine restaurant in the former Gayle.
Le Viet – Another Vietnamese restaurant for 11th and Washington.
Maru Global Takoyaki – Japanese street food inspired BYOB for 255 S 10th St.
Mas Mexicali Cantina – Former Coyote Crossing West Chester will become a Dave Magrogan restaurant.
Mixx – The casual restaurant from the Win Restaurant Group is headed to Villanova.
Sweet Tooth – Candy and nuts store replaces Pink Rose at 4th and Bainbridge.
Terrace Taproom – New bar in Manayunk at at Terrace and Salaignac.
Thoreau – Mike Jackson of Blue Sage is opening a vegetarian restaurant on Spring Garden. March 2010
500° – Rouge’s ownership is opening a burger storefront on the 1500 block of Sansom.
Brew – The beer half of Brew has the coolers in. Now, just that pesky liquor license.
Cedars Cafe – Mediterranean food in Frazer.
Dmitri’s – Dmitri Chimes is adding a third Mediterranean seafooder to his empire, this one in Northern Liberties.
Franco’s Osteria – A wood-fired oven will be the centerpiece for this City Ave restaurant.
Gaetano’s Italian Deli – New deli at 2nd and Christian.
Jay’s Favorite Sushi Bar – Sansom Street has another sushi spot.
Landmark Americana – Sports bar coming to Drexel’s campus.
Mexico on the Square – Former Savoy Deli moves to Pine Street.
Ro-Zu – Sushi at 7th and Bainbridge.
Sprig & Vine – Vegan BYOB for New Hope.
Tabu – Sports bar on south 12th Street.
Unitea – New tea cafe for West Philadelphia April 2010
Bobby’s Burger Palace – Bobby Flay is opening a burger restaurant in the Raidan on Penn’s campus.
Cooperage – Wine bar for the Curtis Center at 7th and Sansom.
El Rey – Stephen Starr’s Mexican concept for 20th and Chestnut but it’s the attached speakeasy space that most intrigues.
Mezz Bar – The rebranded cheaper upstairs bar at Union Trust.
Old City Asian Bistro – The former Anjou has a new owner and concept. It’s BYO for now.
Rybread – Sandwich cafe for Fairmount Ave.
Seasons 52 – “Fresh grill” coming to the King of Prussia mall.
Savvas – Upscale pizza for West Philadelphia.
Sly Fox Brewhouse – The brew pub is moving across Rt. 113 to a bigger building.
Le Viet – Modern looking Vietnamese restaurant comes to 11th Street off of Washington Ave.
Tiffin – Wynnewood gets its own Indian.
TL Seafood & Steakhouse – Tony Luke is redoing the diner across from his steak shop again.
Wishing Well Public House – 9th and Catharine to get a bar that is not a gastropub but does have a “Shame Burger.” May 2010
Amuse – French Bistro for the Starwood Hotel at 1421 Arch Street.
BODHI Coffee Shop – New coffee shop for the 400 block of South 2nd.
City Tap House – The Public House, Fieled House people are opening a beer-centric mega bar in West Philadelphia.
Dapper Dog – It’s a late night hot dog truck for Philadelphia.
Epicure Cafe – Serving from breakfast to late evening in East Falls.
Frög Burger – Steve Poses burger stand at the Franklin Institute opens Memorial Day Weekend.
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar – The latest from Dave Magrogan, this Glenn Mills spot is what the name says.
Jake’s Sandwich Board – New sandwich shop for 12th Street in Center City.
Kraftwork – Adam Ritter is opening a bar at Girard and Montgomery in Fishtown.
Legal Sea Foods – A second area location of this Boston-based chain is headed to the Airport.
Mac’s Tavern It’s Always Sunny’s Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson are involved in taking over Skinner’s in Old City.
Mojo Gourmet Coffee – New tweeting coffee truck for West Philadelphia.
Momji Sushi and Grill – New sushi for 4th Street off of South.
Munk & Nunn – Manayunk gets a gastropub.
Muntin – New Asian in old Misso’s Spruce Street location.
Philly Steak & Bagel Train – Former train car is now serving opposite the Inquirer building.
Pizzeria Stella – Stephen Starr’s pizza place is expanding next door.
Pure Tacos – Gluten free Mexican in Ocean City.
seaglass – New shore dining at the Golden Inn in Avalon.
Station Taproom – New bar across from the train station in Downingtown.
West Side Gravy – Blackbird’s Alex Capasso is looking to open a new spot in Collingswood. June 2010
Black Angus Steakhouse – The old Tori’s Brickhouse location has become a moderately priced steakhouse.
Blue Comet – The Glenside institution has returned.
Brown Betty Dessert Boutique – The third Brown Betty is opening at the Shops at Liberty Place.
Call Me Cupcake – New twittering cupcake truck is on the prowl.
Center City Grille – 20 S 20th gets another shot at a bar.
Columbus Inn – The praised Chris D’Ambro is going to be opening a restaurant in Wilmington.
Crocodile – Free pizza with every beer is this bar’s hook.
Diving Horse – The Pub & Kitchen team opens a BYOB in Avalon.
Headhouse – New beer bar for the former Zot on Lombard.
Diving Horse – The crew from Pub & Kitchen are opening a BYOB in Avalon.
Le Cochon Noir – West Philadelphia outdoor barbecue is getting a roof.
Nana Petrillo – Coffee, Capogiro desserts and more are coming to the Piazza at Schmidt’s.
Olive on 3rd – Christine Fischer’s latest replaces Ava at 3rd and Gaskill.
Trolley Car Cafe – The offshoot of Mt. Airy’s Trolley Car Diner is set to open at South Ferry and Kelly Drive in East Falls.
Tweed – “Fresh, organic, local comes to the handsome Les Bons Temps space on 12th Street. July 2010
Adsum – Matt Levin is taking over the Coquette space at 5th and Bainbridge.
Agiato Bread Company – A bread shop comes to Main Street in Manayunk.
Artiserrie Cafe – Two of the Naked Chocolate Cafes are being rebranded and serving a more savory menu.
Catahoula – Rustic Louisiana replaces Saute on South Front Street.
Crocodile – Free pizza is the gimmick at this Old City bar.
El Limon – Mexican taqueria and grocery store set for Conshohocken.
Green House – Asian vegetarian restaurant set for 655 Haddon Avenue in Collingswood.
Machismo Burrito Bar – The Manayunk burrito spot opens a second local location, this one in Andorra.
Mumbai Bistro – Fast serve Indian food in Washington Square West.
Paloma – Formerly in the Northeast, Paloma will resurface on 8th Street in South Philadelphia.
Timber – A new bar/restaurant for Abington.
Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt – Center City East gets frozen yogurt.
Wegman’s – Malvern’s Wegman’s opens July 18th. August 2010
Chhaya Cafe – A coffee shop by day, a brunch spot on weekends and a Venetian cicchettiÂ on weekend nights.
Dasiwa – Sushi spot for 26th and Aspen.
PB & U – A peanut butter restaurant comes to Wayne.
Philly Pub ‘n Grub – Former NoVi has now become PPnG, a sports bar.
Sumo Sushi – New sushi spot for the 1300 block of Pine.
Sweet Ending – The corner of 13th and Walnut gets the second Sweet Ending FroYo spot.
Tiffin – The rapidly expanding chain has opened in Bryn Mawr.
Yogurt City – More frozen yogurt for 13th and Walnut. September 2010
Aneau – Meredith’s in Berwyn has become Aneau, a bistro and wine bar.
Artful Dodger – The long-time 2nd and Pine bar has reopened under the ownership of former employees.
Baby Blues – Sansom Street in University City is the location for this California BBQ spot.
Biba – It isn’t a Tria but it will be a wine bar from Jon Myerow for University City.
The Bottle Shop – Craft-beer-to-go spot for East Passyunk.
Cafe L’Aube – The Spring Garden neighborhood gets a branch of South Street crepe cafe.
Chipotle – The former Susanna Foo is set to become a Mexican burrito restaurant.
Gino’s Hamburgers – The old-time burger chain is making a comeback, the first location set for King of Prussia.
JG Domestic – Jose Garces’ all-American concept is headed to the Cira Center.
Liberté – New lobby lounge for Sofitel.
Night Kitchen Bakery – The Chestnut Hill bakery has added a cafe.
Nina’s Trattoria – The Rizzo Mural building might be getting an Italian restaurant on the ground floor.
Prime 505 – A steakhouse gives Collingswood another non-Italian option.
Village Belle – Former Frederick’s has become a Mediterranean themed restaurant.
Whisper – Denim has bowed out to the Whisper name. November 2010
Agiato – Joseph Scarpone who ran Sovalo opens a panini and wine bar on Main Street in Manayunk.
Brindle Cafe – A locavore BYOB for Girard Avenue.
Capital Grille – King of Prussia gets another steakhouse.
Cookie Confidential – Take that cupcakes. A cookie shop is opening at 517 S 5th Street.
Famous-Daves – The barbecue chain is coming to the 1700 block of Chestnut.
Fuel – A branch of the under 500 calorie quick serve restaurant will be opening at 1225 Walnut Street.
Headhouse – The short-lived Headhouse is back with Madame Saito in charge.
Jet Wine Bar – New wine bar for the 1500 block of South Street.
Khyber Pass Pub – The Khyber has stopped music and is now a beer-centric spot with a Southern menu.
Kitchen Consigliere – A former mobster is opening a lunch and light dinner spot in Collingswood.
Krispy Kreme – The doughnut chain is reintroducing itself to the Philadelphia market.
Main Street Market – It’s a neighborhood grocery for Main Street in Manayunk.
P.J. Whelihans – The chain expands again, this time to Downingtown.
Soup Kitchen – Breakfast and coffee spot on Susquehana in Fishtown.
Sticks & Stones – E. Passyunk to get a non-Italian, non-Mexican place to eat.
Twenty9 – The former Boathouse Great Valley gets new life.
Umpasri – Thai BYOB for Cherry Hill.
White Dog in Wayne – The White Dog is looking to open a branch in Wayne on Lancaster Ave. December 2010
Colosseo – Pizza for 15th and Spring Garden.
The Corner – The former APO is getting a transformation, former Buddakan chef Scott Swiderski will be in the kitchen.
The Dandelion – Stephen Starr’s handsome English pub opens at 18th and Sansom.
Dobbs – The former music venue on South Street is making a comeback.
Five Guys Burgers – A second Center City location is set for 1109 Chestnut.
Guapos Tacos – Taco truck from Jose Garces.
Kokopelli – Southwestern tapas for Chestnut Street.
Leila Cafe – The cafe from 13th and Pine is on the move to 1356 South Street.
Manakeesh Cafe Bakery – Lebanese bakery for 45th and Walnut.
Marabella Meatball Company – A meatball shop at 1211 Walnut Street.
Mondial Cafe – Yet another cafe for East Passyunk.
One Shot Coffee – The Northern Liberties coffee shop is moving to bigger digs at American and George Streets.
Philadelphia Belle – Paddlewheel ship will be serving brunch, lunch and dinner on the Delaware come spring time.
Tyson Bees – Tyson Wong Ophaso’s getting his own food truck this fall.
Yamaka Sushi Bar – A small sushi bar with takeout on 20th Street off of Walnut.