The pandemic has slowed down the rush of Philadelphia-area restaurant openings, but the scene has not come to a complete stop.
Many projects that were started before the pandemic have opened, albeit with a different focus. A few restaurants have rebranded. The number of restaurant and bar closings certainly now exceeds the number of openings.
Here are some notable restaurant openings since early 2020.
Young American Hard Cider in Germantown; Curley’s ‘Que in Spring City; Bonchon at King of Prussia Mall; Pivot Coffee & Soupery in South Philadelphia; Bridget Foy’s (East Philly Cafe) in Queen Village; Cake & Joe in Pennsport; Nick Filet in Wayne; Sally in Fitler Square; Ember & Ash in South Philadelphia; Iron Hill in Exton.
Federal Donuts' location at 21 S. 12th St.; Sueno in Washington Square West; Fitz and Starts in Queen Village (was Hungry Pigeon); Super Spartan (pop-up in Washington Square West); the Daily (at the Divine Lorraine); El Purepecha (move to 315 N. 12th St.); Bloom Southern Kitchen (123 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs); Dim Sum Factory in Washington Square West.
Community in Point Breeze; Steak 48 on the Avenue of the Arts; HUDA in Rittenhouse; Rosalie in Wayne; Alessandro’s Wood Fired Italian in Wayne; Taqueria Amor in Manayunk (name change from Taqueria Feliz); LaScala’s Fire in Villanova; White Dog Cafe in Glen Mills.
Pizza Jawn in Manayunk; Clementine’s Stable Cafe in Spring Garden; New Ridge Brewing Co. in Roxborough; the Wayward in Center City; Char Kol in Rittenhouse; Izzy’s 33 in South Philadelphia; Mari BYO in Queen Village; Pizza Da’Action on South Street; Rose Garden in Graduate Hospital; Empanadas Lab in North Wales.
Alma del Mar in South Philadelphia; Juno on Spring Garden Street; SET NoLibs in Northern Liberties; Añejo in Northern Liberties; Zig Zag BBQ in Kensington; the Breakfast Den in Graduate Hospital; Nifty Fifty’s in South Philadelphia; Lucky Well on Spring Garden Street; Renata’s Kitchen in West Philadelphia (moved); Gypsy Blu in Ambler (reopened, new owner); Delco Steaks in Broomall; Garden Restaurant at the Barnes in Logan Square.
Mokja in Ambler.
Solstice Newtown in Newtown; Pizza Plus in South Philadelphia; Mei Mei in Old City; Troubles End in Collegeville; Gaul & Co. Malt House in Rockledge; Spread Bagelry on South Street; Original Hot Dog Factory in Logan Square.
Fiorella in South Philadelphia; Human Robot in Kensington; Laser Wolf in Kensington; St. Oner’s in Kensington; Fabrika in Fishtown; Pho Tau Bay in South Philadelphia; Dim Sum House in Rittenhouse; Casa Mexico in South Philadelphia; Modo Mio in Queen Village; Los Sarapes in Horsham.
The Rook in Manayunk; The Goat in Rittenhouse; Poe’s Sandwich Joint in Kensington; Bodega Bar in Washington Square West; Frannie Nicks in Bella Vista; the Fairview in Spring Garden; Dig in Rittenhouse; A La Mousse’s Graduate Hospital location; Attic Brewing in Germantown; Meatball U in West Chester; Wine Dive in Graduate Hospital; Bart’s Bagels in West Philadelphia.