20+ New And Coming-Soon Restaurants In Philly This Summer

The season’s openings include French fare, vegan cheap eats and more...

Summer’s here — and Philly’s food scene is hotter than ever.

Recent openings include plenty of fast-service options a fresh pair of brewpubs (Roy-Pitz Barrel House, Urban Village Brewing Company); a spinoff of a highly successful locavore tavern (Blue Duck on Broad) and a beautiful, long-awaited debut from from Top Chef alum Sylva Senat (Maison 208).

As always, the flavors are exciting, the concepts are intriguing and there are enough unexplored eateries to last all season long.

Here are a few of the newest comestibles to covet in the city and beyond.

Maison 208

Photo courtesy Maison 208

Chef Sylva Senat’s brand new Midtown Village bistro has an elegant neighborhood vibe, contemporary fare with French sensibilities, a Coravin wine by-the-glass system and the city’s first retractable roof.

Maison 208

Where:Maison 208, 208 S. 13th Street

www.maison208.com

Walnut Street Cafe

The team from New York City’s acclaimed Rebelle recently opened this casual, 3,000-square-foot bistro, serving refined breakfast-through-dinner fare. Located in the foot of the shining new FMC Building, Walnut Street is convenient both for guests of the sleek, onsite AKA University City and nearby 30th Street Station.

Walnut Street Cafe

Where:2929 Walnut Street

www.walnutstreetcafe.com

Palizzi Social Club

An old-school South Philly social club gets a savvy reboot with chef Joey Baldino, a descendant of one of the club’s original owners. Under his tutelage, the members-only, cash-only restaurant serves octopus with salsa verde, egg yolk and spinach ravioli, brascioli and spumoni, along with inventive spins on Italian cocktails. Not a member? As space allows, membership can be scored at the door for a reasonable due of $20 a year.

Palizzi Social Club

Where:Palizzi Social Club, 1408 S. 12th Street

www.palizzisocial.com

Roy-Pitz Barrel House

Roy Pitz Barrel HousePhoto courtesy Roy Pitz Barrel House

Spotlighting barrel-aged and sour ales, the new brewpub enriches the lively local beer scene. The facility in Spring Garden serves up drafts like Daddy Fat Sacks and Old Jail Ale and easygoing eats such as burgers, wings and salads.

Roy-Pitz Barrel House

Where:Roy-Pitz Barrel House, 990 Spring Garden Street

www.roypitzbarrelhouse.com

Urban Village Brewing Company

Photo courtesy Urban Village Brewing Company

Craft beer meets brick-oven pizza at No. Libs.’ newest brewpub. House drafts such as Space Kolsch and apricot juice-spiked Nectar wheat beer accompany mussels, fennel sausage pizza and brisket sandwiches.

Urban Village Brewing Company

Where:Urban Village Brewing Company, 1001 N. 2nd Street

www.urbanvillagebrewing.com

Blue Duck on Broad

The owners of popular Northeast Philly BYOB the Blue Duck have now graced Center City with their easygoing-yet-sophisticated locally derived fare — fried egg-topped pork roll burgers on brioche, for example — plus cocktails and DJed Sunday brunches.

Blue Duck on Broad

Where:Blue Duck on Broad, 220 S. Broad Street

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Pizza Dads

The second outing from the Pizza Brain team brings an old-school pizza parlor experience to Brewerytown. The gas-fired ovens turn out classics (Forbes comes with red sauce, smoked pepperoni, fontina and basil), as well as signature pies (Bruno features a pretzel crust, sausage, aged sharp provolone, sauerkraut and spicy mustard).

Pizza Dads

Where:Pizza Dads, 2843 W. Girard Avenue

www.pizzadads.com

Love and Honey Fried Chicken

Chicken and pies form the tempting foundation for Love and Honey Fried Chicken, a husband-and-wife-powered operation — which is where the "love" comes in — now open in Northern Liberties.

Love and Honey Fried Chicken

Where:1100 N. Front Street

www.loveandhoneyfriedchicken.com

Cheu Noodle Bar - Fishtown

Cheu Noodle BarPhoto by C. Smyth for Visit Philadelphia

In 2017, Cheu Fishtown will arrive, twirling out bowls of noodles and other Asian-inspired snacks with style.

Cheu Noodle Bar - Fishtown

Where:1420 Frankford Avenue

www.cheunoodlebar.com

Fishtown Hops

Located adjacent to SugarHouse Casino (meaning you can score free parking out front!), Fishtown Hops is a new Delaware River waterfront beer garden. Find a menu filled with craft beer options, including an exclusive house draft saison from Yards Brewing Company, along with hearty bar bites, like pulled pork fries and candied bacon. A rotating list of food trucks will also be onsite, serving up tasty eats for you to enjoy in between games of corn hole and shuffleboard.

Fishtown Hops

Where:Fishtown Hops, 1001 N. Delaware Avenue

www.fishtownhops.com

Bar Amis

Located at the former site of the Vetri restaurant Lo Spiedo, Bar Amis is culinary director Brad Spence's newest restaurant. Like his Washington Square restaurant Amis Trattoria, Bar Amis serves hearty, traditional Italian fare like rigatoni bolognese and bucatini with almonds and peppers. Be sure to try Bar Amis's fun twists on classic dishes, like the "cacio e pepe" fries.

Bar Amis

Where:Bar Amis, 4503 S. Broad Street

www.amistrattoria.com

Wiz Kid

Quick, cheap and vegan, the newest addition to the Landau/Jacoby empire (Vedge and V Street) makes their signature fare more accessible than ever in a nearly-opened Rittenhouse shop set to serve a seitan-based cheesesteaks and Korean-fried tempeh sandwiches.

Wiz Kid

Where:Wiz Kid, 124 S. 19th Street

wizkidfood.com

Tradesman’s

American barbecue and all its regional variations, plus dozens of draft beers, make this latest offering from the team behind BRU Craft & Wurst and U-Bahn an intriguing addition to Midtown Village.

Tradesman’s

Where:1322 Chestnut Street

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Jezabel’s Studio

This July, chef/owner Jezabel Careaga of Jezabel’s — the charming Argentine-influenced eatery in Fitler Square — has her sights set on the debut of Jezabel’s Studio. The 400-square foot cafe and shop will deal in Argentine delights like mate tea, alfajores, empanadas as well as handmade accessories for the home. Look out for a monthly Pop-Up Bar de Pinchos.

Jezabel’s Studio

Where:208 S. 45th Street

www.jezabelsstudio.com

Kyung Ho

The highly anticipated second outing from Peter Serpico and Stephen Starr will serve both traditional and contemporary Korean eats at 2025 Sansom Street.

Kyung Ho

Where:2025 Sansom Street

The Ugly Duckling

The fellas behind the Blue Duck plan to debut their third project this summer, an American twist to the hipster noodle bar for Washington Square West.

The Ugly Duckling

Where:212 S. 11th Street

www.blueduckphilly.com

Green Eggs Cafe

The well-loved eco-friendly bruncherie opens up a fourth location this summer in Rittenhouse Square.

Green Eggs Cafe

Where:Green Eggs Café, 35 S. 18th Street

www.greeneggscafe.com

Fishtown Brewpub

An old elevator factory in Fishtown becomes the latest site for local beer brewing, drinking and revelry.

Fishtown Brewpub

Where:Fishtown Brewpub, 1101 Frankford Ave

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Six Feet Under

This underground tavern will cook up gastropub fare in a convivial, barlike atmosphere on Washington Square.

Six Feet Under

Where:727 Walnut St

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Tredici Enoteca

Bryn Mawr receives the third and largest version of this classic Mediterranean eatery—the first locations are in Midtown Village and Washington, DC.

Tredici Enoteca

Where:915 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr

www.tredicienoteca.com

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