2014 Restaurant Openings

January 2014

Paris Bistro
Al Paris of Heirloom and a litany of past restaurants, opens a 1930s style French bistro in Chestnut Hill.

Metropolitan Bakery – Chestnut Hill
After a 15-year run on Germantown Avenue Metropolitan Bakery can now be found in the Chestnut Hill Farmers’ Market.

Sancho Pistola’s
Jose Pistola’s crew is opening in Fishtown.

Tradestone Cafe
Chip Roman opens a candy store on Fayette Street in Conshohocken.

The Strip Joint
A steakhouse for Graduate Hospital.

New American BYOB for Liberties Walk.

Ishkabibble’s II
Famous home of the chicken cheesesteak gets a second home on South Street.

Crabby Cafe and Sports Bar
Max’s Brew Bar and its 30+ beer taps gives way to Crabby Cafe and Sports Bar which will specialize in Cajun and Vietnamese cuisine on a seafood-focused menu.

February, 2014

Sabrina’s Cafe – Main Line
Sabrina’s Cafe adds a location in Wynnewood.

Bourbon and Branch
Northern Liberties mainstay Liberties gives way to a American/European tavern with a twist.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Takeout barbecue opens at 7th and South Streets.

Agiato becomes a burger joint in Manayunk.

Vice Coffee
It’s a coffee shop that’s also a bookstore and tattoo parlor.

Tortas Frontera
Rick Bayless opens an outpost of his casual brand in University City.

The Gaslight
Jason Cichonski takes over Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant.

March, 2014

Sweetgreen – Center City
The farm-to-table quick serve salad spot lands its Center City location.

Petruce et al
Brother chefs Justin and Jonathan Petruce open their own restaurant together.

Zavino – University City
A second location for Zavino. This one at 3200 Chestnut Street in University City.

Federal Donuts – University City
The Federal Donuts crew ramps up with another new location, this one in University City.

Logan Goat Bar & Restaurant
The Piano Bar at 20th and Arch Streets has become a beer-driven bar. Pete Antipas is the owner and is getting help from bar veteran Kris Hagan and Farmers’ Cabinet’s Matt Swartz.

Estia Greek Taverna – Marlton
Pashalis Family expanding Estia to Marlton.

Igloo – Washington Square West
Second location for the frozen yogurt spot.

April, 2014

Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka of Zama opens a two-story Japanese izakaya focusing on yakitori, noodles and dumplings.

The Mexican BYOB is getting reimagined with a street food menu and liquor license.

Jose Garces opening a restaurant with a performance kitchen at the Kimmel Center.

Crow and the Pitcher
Alex Capasso, who made his name at Blackbird Dining Establishment is bringing a new restaurant to Rittenhouse Square.

Cafe Ynez
Mexican cafe and restaurant comes to Washington Avenue.

The Treemont
Chip Roman is opening in the Aria condo building at 15th and Locust.

Society Hill Society
A continuation of the corner tavern tradition.

Bank & Bourbon
A speakeasy for the lobby of the Loews Hotel.

Conshohocken Brewing Co.
A small brewery and taproom comes to the Schuylkill River in Conshohocken.

May, 2014

Townsend Wentz takes over the failed Sophia’s on Passyunk Avenue.

Morgan’s Pier
Back for year three. This time with David Gilberg as chef.

Diving Horse
Reopening for its fourth season, the Diving Horse is manned by Palmer Marinelli this season.

Hai Street Kitchen
Maki, the size of a burrito in Center City.

Terry White is the chef at this new Cape May restaurant.

Charlie was a sinner.
Nicole Marquis of HipCityVeg is opening a bar that will serve up a satisfying plant-based menu as well as vegan cocktails.

PS & Co.
Healthy lunches and gluten-free treats come to Center City.

Rival Bros. Coffee
Jonathan Adams and Damien Pileggi open a Rival Bros. coffee shop at 24th and Lombard.

Chops Restaurant and Bar – Comcast Center
New steakhouse is coming to the Comcast Center. (Cafe is open, steakhouse is coming)

Garces alum, MacGregor Mann spent 8-months at the best restaurant in the world, now he’s opening a BYOB in Chadds Ford.

June, 2014

Zahav sous chef Tyler Akin opens a Vietnamese restaurant in Fishtown.

Spruce Street Harbor Park
Pop-up waterfront park will bring a boardwalk, urban beach, fountains and misting areas plus a floating bar to the Penn’s Landing Marina and for two months.

Good Stuff Eatery
Spike Mendelsohn opens his burger concept in Philadelphia.

Honeygrow – Radnor
Justin Rosenberg is opening his Honeygrow in Radnor.

Federal Donuts – West Poplar
The biggest Federal Donuts yet is coming to West Poplar.

July, 2014

The Oval
Philadelphia’s “Park on the Parkway” returns for a second season.

Independence Beer Garden
Michael Schulson is opening a beer garden on Independence Mall.

Masters Bar and Restaurant
A new bar is coming to Temple’s campus with a second floor study.

2014 PHS Pop Up Garden
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is back with another pop-up garden. This one on South Street West.

Pudge’s – Conshohocken
Bringing the Philly Cheesesteak to Conshohocken.

Distrito – Moorestown
Iron Chef Jose Garces joins Marc Vetri at the Moorestown Mall.

Pub on Wolf
New bar spruces up the corner of Front and Wolf Streets.

Matt & Marie’s
A sandwich shop that puts a modern twist on the Italian classics.

August, 2014

Beast & Ale
Brian Sirhal and Tim Spinner (Cantina Feliz, La Calaca Feliz, Taqueria Feliz) break away from Mexican at this Manayunk tavern.

Pub on Passyunk East owner Dennis Hewlett takes over Wine-O in Northern Liberties.

La Peg
The performance space at FringeArts is open, the brasserie, with food by Peter Woolsey will be ready for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September.

Rowhouse Spirits
An artisan distillery for East Kensington.

Steven Cook and Michael Solomonov are opening two new restaurants on the 1600 block of Sansom Street. Dizengoff is a hummusiya.

PYT’s Tommy Up is opening a tiki-themed bar in Fishtown.

Estia Taverna – Radnor
Estia is in expansion mode. This Main Line location follows on the heels of a Marlton, New Jersey location.

September, 2014

La Colombe Torrefaction – Fishtown
La Colombe is opening a flagship coffee shop, roaster and distillery in Fishtown.

Blue Duck Sandwich Company
Kris Serviss is boldly opening his BYOB sandwich shop in Northeast Philly.

The Gold Standard on Fitz
West Philly’s Gold Standard Cafe is taking over the former Beauty Shop Cafe at 20th and Fitzwater.

Marigold Kitchen
Robert Halpern’s chefs de cuisine, Tim Lanza and Andrew Kochan take over the modernist BYOB.

Bakeshop on 20th
Baked goods and more for Rittenhouse Square.

First Street Steaks and Hoagies
Cheesesteaks, hoagies and breakfast under the El.

Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies – Center City
California juice and smoothie company opens its first storefront in Philadelphia.

Osteria Calabria
Jon Taffer’s “Bar Rescue” TV show turns Glenside’s Plush into an Italian concept, Osteria Calabria.

Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop – Rittenhouse Sqaure
Popular ice cream brand returns to Rittenhouse Square.

Old City cafe from the Capogiro people. There will be a bar, gelato and food from a wood-fired oven.

Tuk Tuk Real
Alex Boonphaya is opening a Thai taqueria on South Street.

Chops Restaurant and Bar – Comcast Center
New steakhouse at the Comcast Center replacing Table 31.

Alleged Bar & Pizza and 2nd State Lounge
Jon Taffer comes to Philadelphia and remakes the old Lickety Split pizza shop and bar into the hybrid of Alleged Bar & Pizza and 2nd State Lounge.

Abe Fisher
Abe Fisher promises to be “an approachable restaurant serving the cuisine of the Jewish diaspora.”

Ec0-friendly burger joint out of New York comes to Walnut Street.

October, 2014

Gay sports bar sets up on Walnut Street.

Kensington Quarters
A butcher shop, a bar, a restaurant, and a classroom coming to Fishtown.

George Sabatino opens his own restaurant in what was once Noche.

Lo Spiedo
Marc Vetri is opening a restaurant at the Navy Yard. Lo Spiedo translates as the spit, as in rotisserie.

Devil’s Pocket Food & Spirits
Andrew Wagner and Marcus Versace take over Resurrection Ale House.

2nd Story Brewing Co.
Triumph Brewing Company in Old City makes way for the 2nd Story  Brewing Co.

Milkhouse Grilled Cheese & Ice Cream
Grilled cheeses and ice cream on the Suburban Station concourse.

Nan Yang
Singaporean and Thai restaurant comes to Chinatown.

48th Street Grille
Caribbean-American flavors come to University City.

V Street
Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby are adding a “little sister” of Vedge to Rittenhouse Square.

Capital Teas
Washington DC tea shop comes to Center City Philadelphia.

Long promised, the Manayunk barbecue spot has finally opened on Main Street.

Hippot Shabu Shabu
A shabu shabu restaurant for Chinatown. Cook-your-own noodle soup.

The Le Virtu crew of Francis Cratil Cretarola, Catherine Lee and Joe Cicala are opening their second restaurant on East Passyunk.

Little Spoon Cafe
“Fine food and coffee” takes over the former Baja Room at 15th and South.

Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing
The old Flying Fish Brewery gets new life as the home of Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing.

Ardè Osteria
Pino DiMeo, who opened Pizzeria DiMeo in Andorra in 2012 is now opening Ardè, a BYOB osteria and wood-fired pizzeria in Wayne.

Vecchia Pizzeria – Wayne
Wood fired Neapolitan pizza on the Main Line.

Parkway Corner Deli
22nd and Spring Garden gets a deli with a heavy focus on beer.

November, 2014

The Lodge at Winterfest
The Lodge at Winterfest will include food and a bar from Garces Events. Expect casual bites, craft beer, hot drinks and more.

Nacional 56

Jose Garces opens a lounge beneath Rosa Blanca.

French brasserie and bruncherie BYOB offers tip-free dining.

Knead Bagels
Chef Adam Willner’s bagel shop offers classic and non-traditional bagels, plus sandwiches, salads and coffee.

Flora Restaurant
Sixteen-seat vegan BYOB for Jenkintown.

Wahoo’s Fish Taco
The Left Bank in University City is getting the area’s first Wahoo’s Fish Taco.

Pizzeria and milkshake bar comes to Cherry Hill.

Square Pie
Cochon’s Gene Giuffi converts Blue Belly BBQ into a pizza spot.

City Tap House – Logan Square
Public House transforms into a beer-centric endeavor.

December, 2014

Gran Caffe L’Aquila
Long-empty Copa Miami will become a new Italian restaurant and bar.

Palladino’sLuke Palladino opens a “greatest hits” restaurant on East Passyunk.

Iron Hill Brewery – Ardmore
Iron Hill number 11 will open in Ardmore.

Food and Friends – Society Hill
Rittenhouse Square’s Food and Friends has sights set for 5th Street.

Juniper Commons
Kevin Sbraga calls his latest restaurant a “throwback to the eighties.”

Dottie’s Dinette
It’s an industrial chic diner on Delaware Avenue opposite of SugarHouse Casino.

Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill
Jon Adler, who some may know as the former proprietor of Beauty Shop Cafe, is one of the partners in the sports bar.

Petit Roti
Chef Olivier Desaintmartin will open his newest French restaurant next to Zinc.

A “New American Pub” concept with executive chef Thomas Day comes to deep South Philadelphia.

El Poquito
Garces alum brings Mexican to Chestnut Hill.

Good Spoon Soupery
The popular farmer’s market vendor Good Spoon Soup opens a storefront.

Chris Scarduzio opens Newtown Square restaurant for his friend Alberto Guadagnini.

Market at Maglio’s
60+ year-old sausage company opens a market at 3rd and Pattison.

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