Former Le Bec Fin Will Become Avance

The former Le Bec Fin at 1523 Walnut Street will reopen later this year under the name Avance. Two-star Michelin chef Justin Bogle had already been announced as the chef for what promises to be a progressive American restaurant. Bogle received his Michelin stars and other serious accolades while chef at New York’s Gilt.

Bogle, an area native, promises the restaurant will feature locally sourced ingredients prepared in classic and modern techniques. Bogle sees Avance as appealing to diners with a taste for exploration and new experiences. Chef Bogle is “determined to create a Philadelphia experience like no other.”

Avance will offer both a tasting menu as well as a la carte. The downstairs bar will be reinvented with a spirits driven beverage program and corresponding bar menu.

Avance will open in late 2013.

1523 Walnut Street