Philly’s 13 Most Anticipated Restaurants for Summer

Some great picks!

  • Skygarten
  • Garage North
  • Mission
  • Aqimero
  • Rooster Soup Co.
  • South Helm
  • Perla
  • Tiki
  • Beefsteak
  • Laurell Bar
  • Royal Sushi & Izakaya
  • Bar One
  • Rival Bros Coffee Bar


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From the debut of a long-awaited Japanese pub to an import of Mexico City talent, this summer is gearing up to be one of Philly’s hottest opening seasons yet. Here’s a look at the restaurants on our radar for the coming months.

Opening: June
Jeremy Nolan and his Brauhaus Schmitz partners are taking their beloved biergarten to the 51st floor of Three Logan Square. Unparalleled views (pictured below) will be accompanied with locally brewed and imported beers, cocktails courtesy of bartender-about-town Jesse Cornell and a menu of German-inspired snacks.

1717 Arch St.

Garage North
Opening: Late June
Fishtown is getting its very own outpost of this Passyunk Avenue beer and Skee-Ball mecca. Expect similarly friendly vibes and a kitchen operation that allows guest chefs to step in for the evening with one-off menus.

100 E. Girard Ave.

Opening: Late summer
Sam Mink and the Oyster House crew are keeping it close to home with their second concept. Taking over the neighboring second story brewery that was formerly Nodding Head, the space is being reinvented into a massive indoor beer garden that’s taking inspiration from both Mexico City and San Francisco’s Mission District.

1516 Sansom St.

Opening: June 23
Mexico City-born chef Richard Sandoval is making over the Ritz-Carlton’s 10 Arts restaurant into a Nuevo Latino wood-fired grill complete with ceviche and a focus on sustainably sourced seafood. The 206 seat restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; it’s part of a huge overhaul for the hotel that includes revamped guest rooms, lobby and meeting spaces.

10 Avenue of the Arts

Rooster Soup Co.
Opening: Summer
Zahav’s Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook have secured a space for their crowd-funded luncheonette. The subterranean space is currently being renovated into a counter for inspired salads, sandwiches and soups using stock made from Federal Donuts’ chicken stock (like the pastrami ramen pictured at top). The best part is that 100% of the restaurant’s net profits are going to benefit Broad Street Ministry’s Hospitality Collaborative.

1526 Sansom St.

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