The Philadelphia region’s restaurant scene is in constant motion, even without a pandemic.

Even though restaurants and bars are struggling mightily, the number of reported closings so far this year in the Philadelphia area is fairly similar to previous years. (Restaurants close for myriad reasons beyond “slow business.”) And restaurants keep opening, mostly projects that had been started before the pandemic.

The forecast, however, is bleak. Some restaurants will mitigate the effects through stepped-up takeout and catering. Even so, the business climate in the first quarter of 2021 may be far different.

Here are the restaurants that have confirmed closings, both permanent and temporary:

November

Res Ipsa Cafe in Center City; Porta in Center City; Brickwall Tavern in Center City; Trios in Northern Liberties; City Tap House in Logan Square (temporary); The Goat in Rittenhouse (temporary); Cicala at the Divine Lorraine (temporary); Zavino in Center City and University City (temporary); Tredici in Center City (temporary); Neighborhood Ramen in Queen Village (temporary); Libertine in Center City (temporary); Spice Finch in Rittenhouse (temporary); Royal Boucherie in Old City (temporary); Laurel and In the Valley in South Philadelphia (temporary); Grey Lodge Pub in Northeast Philadelphia; Yue Kee food truck at Penn; Vintage in Midtown Village (temporary); Catahoula in Queen Village (temporary); Bridgewater’s Pub in 30th Street Station; Continental Mid-town in Rittenhouse (temporary); Borough Brewhouse in Jenkintown; Pearl’s Oyster Bar in Reading Terminal Market; Butcher’s Smokehouse in Washington Square West; Fergie’s Pub in Washington Square West (temporary); B2 Sushi in Bala Cynwyd (”indefinitely”); Winkel in Washington Square West (temporary); Gabi in Spring Garden (temporary).

October

CheU Noodle Bar in Washington Square West; June BYOB in South Philadelphia; Green Soul in Spring Garden (becoming Warmdaddy’s); City Tavern in Old City; Cafe Crema in South Philadelphia; all Snap Kitchen locations.

September

Nourish on South Street (fire; it reopened in South Philadelphia); Beijing in University City; Charlie Brown’s locations in New Jersey; High Street on Market (moved from Old City to Washington Square West); Flow State Coffee Bar in Kensington.

Coowner Ray Tafuri outside the Midtown III, at 28 S. 18th St., on Aug. 21, 2020.
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Coowner Ray Tafuri outside the Midtown III, at 28 S. 18th St., on Aug. 21, 2020.

August

Midtown III diner in Rittenhouse; Bibou in South Philadelphia (coming back as a grocery); Spicy Belly in Wissahickon; Le Bus Cafe in Rittenhouse; Warmdaddy’s in South Philadelphia; Grand Lux Cafe’s location in Cherry Hill; Founding Fathers in Southwest Center City (temporary).

An exterior view of the former Northern Liberties outpost of Dmitri’s in Philadelphia, Pa. on July 15, 2020. The restaurant has closed.
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An exterior view of the former Northern Liberties outpost of Dmitri’s in Philadelphia, Pa. on July 15, 2020. The restaurant has closed.

July

Dmitri’s in Northern Liberties; V Street in Rittenhouse; Chestnut Diner in Rittenhouse; Tiki in Washington Square West; Poi Dog Philly in Center City; Manny Brown’s on South Street; the Bards in Rittenhouse; Bainbridge Street Barrel House on the Bella Vista/Queen Village border; Gaslight in Old City; Toll Man Joe’s in South Philadelphia; LALO at the Bourse in Old City; Saxbys location at 20th and Walnut Streets; Pizza Fresca in Washington Square West (moving); Naf Naf Grill’s location in Mount Laurel; Zoe’s Kitchen’s locations in Cherry Hill, Newtown Square, Wayne, and Blue Bell.

Mama's Vegetarian, 18 S. 20th St.
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Mama's Vegetarian, 18 S. 20th St.

June

R2L at Two Liberty Place in Center City; Mama’s Vegetarian in Center City; Applebee’s at 15th and Chancellor.

Owner Ange Branca at Sate Kampar, 1837 E. Passyunk Ave.
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Owner Ange Branca at Sate Kampar, 1837 E. Passyunk Ave.

May

Bourbon Blue in Manayunk; Paesano’s in Fishtown; Mad River in Manayunk; Sate Kampar in South Philadelphia; Farmicia in Old City; Vitarelli’s in Cherry Hill; Besito in Ardmore.

April

Zinburger in Cherry Hill; Main & Vine in Villanova.

March

The Palm in Center City.

Dining room at Casa Mexico, the former Koukouzeli.
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Dining room at Casa Mexico, the former Koukouzeli.

January

La Veranda on Penn’s Landing; Cafe Lift’s Narberth location; Sandler’s on 9th in Washington Square West; South Philly Bar & Grill in South Philadelphia; Koukouzeli in South Philadelphia; Helm Rittenhouse in Rittenhouse; Yang Ming in Bryn Mawr; Tasty Place in Chinatown; Ruby’s Diner in Ardmore.