Dave Magrogan at Center City’s Stella Rossa.
Stella Rossa is replacing Square Peg at 10th and Walnut Streets. The 200-seat Italian bistro is the fourteenth restaurant for Dave Magrogan.
The restaurant will open on Wednesday, October 30th at 4 p.m. That will be followed by more training and a grand opening on Saturday, November 2nd.
The menu features cheese, cured meats and olives that are curated by Di Bruno Bros. Pizzas and wood-fired specialties like a rigatoni pizzaioli.
The restaurant will also contain an area dedicated to coffee and daily-made grab-and-go breakfast options.
During the grand opening, Stella Rossa will be offering a complimentary appetizer (one per table).
Stella Rossa [Foobooz]
Well now we know where Dave Magrogan’s Center City restaurant is going. Square Peg closed for good on Saturday, June 8th. The restaurant that initially featured Matt Levin in the kitchen but after near-universal panning by critics it never really caught on at the corner of 10th and Walnut Streets.
Next up is a new concept from Dave Magrogan.
Harvest Seasonal Grill, under construction in Montgomveryville
Dave Magrogan is expanding his restaurant empire. Already 14 restaurants strong, Magrogan is hiring managing partners, general managers, executive chefs and sous chefs for three restaurants he is planning on opening before the end of the year. Another Harvest Seasonal Grill is scheduled to open in Montgomeryville in August. A fifth Doc Magrogran’s (location unannounced) is in the works and Magrogan is promising a new concept to open in Center City. No word on what that concept will be, other than it will not be a 1920s diner.
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Dave Magrogan Group [Official Site]
This guy; cotton candy oysters guy; Mr. Kildare’s, himself. Dave Magrogan is a big deal, and barely anybody knows it.
Philadelphia Business Journal reported that Dave Magrogan, owner of Harvest Seasonal Grill, Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, and Kildare’s Irish Pub made a little over $40 million dollars last year—and he’s on track to make $50 million in the next. He owns 14 restaurants, and employs 1,200, and is planning to open his 15th (another Harvest) in North Wales, PA this summer.
Those are the kinds of numbers that even make Starr sweat. But then again, that’s not really saying much.
Magrogan Group Plans North Montco Restaurant [Philadelphia Business Journal]
Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House is coming to 3432 Sansom Street in University City. It will be the fourth location of Dave Magrogan’s (Kildare’s, Harvest) oyster house concept.
Doc Magrogan’s will feature fresh seafood around the country and a raw bar with an array of east and west coast oysters. Executive Chef Karen Weinstein comes with seafood experience at several New York restaurants. Specialties will include:
- Miso Marinated Halibut
- Grilled Swordfish Caponata
- Wood Grilled Filet
- A “Simply Grilled” section will feature hand-selected fish, wood-grilled and brushed with herb gremolatta and served with roasted fingerling potatoes, truffle cauliflower and grilled asparagus.
Doc’s takes over the La Terrasse space on Sansom Row and is the first of two Dave Magrogan projects for University City. Magrogan’s Harvest (seasonal grill and wine bar) is opening later this year at 40th and Walnut in the former Marathon space.
Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House [Official Site]