Notable new restaurants open all the time in Philadelphia, offering an array of options for the city’s diners. From casual takeout spots to fancy sit-down dinners, there is something for everybody in the city’s constantly evolving, deliciously diverse dining scene. Be patient, as changing times and more than two years of ups and downs have been tough on restaurants and their staff — don’t forget to tip well.Read More
The Hottest New Restaurants in Philly, November 2023
The best new places to get freshest seafood, dazzling vegan dishes, incredible Italian, and impressive ramen
At The Table BYOB
Chefs Tara and Alex Hardy have expanded their charming BYOB in Wayne with a New American cuisine menu as ambitious and elegant as the venue itself. Diners can either try their entrées a la carte (such as their squid ink bucatini, mushroom risotto, and NY strip and beef cheeks) or choose a fancy six-course tasting menu for $125 per person.
De La Terre BYOB
The suburbs haven’t been the same since this new French restaurant has been impressing diners love of classic and regional recipes. Even though it’s BYOB, diners are offered a complimentary glass of champagne or a seasonal spritzer as they enjoy dishes such as their crispy sea trout, boeuf borguignon, and royale burger with cooper cheese.
Chika Ramen Bar
In the heart of Rittenhouse Square, a new Blade Runner themed ramen bar has been causing quite the stir. Chika (which is Japanese for basement/cellar/underground place), is serving Tonkotsu ramen, Yakitori, hand rolls and inventive cocktails such as their roy batty (white rum, strawberry sake, shisho, yuzu) and electric dheep (Japanese gin, cherry blossom calpico, elderflower tonic, boba).
Award-winning restauranteur Ellen Yin has reimagined her renowned High Street Hospitality brand with a restaurant that embraces both her beloved bakery and dining services. At this new location, diners can indulge in tasty pizza, pasta, seafood, pastries, and more. But the true gem is the “Leave it to us” tasting menu, where Chef Christina McKeough goes all out with an array of remarkable courses (such as lamb meatballs, grilled hanger steak, roman-style semolina gnocchi, and more) for just $75 per person.
One of the few restaurants in Center City that stays open past midnight, Loch Bar is the grand seafood spot that’s worth the hype. Atlas Restaurant Group has brought their beloved raw bar to the City of Brotherly Love and diners haven’t stopped posting on social media about their massive royal seafood towers, large lobster tails, and notable happy hour (that includes $8 crushes, $5 beers, and $7 bites).
This new restaurant in Midtown Village wants you to eat your vegetables with a menu that embraces them in unique and flavorful ways. From pickled beets with endive, radish, walnuts, feta and black raspberry vin to stuffed delicata squash with farro, roasted garlic, and chermoula — there’s something for vegans and omnivores alike.
Chef Denise Gesek is taking diners on a exquisite culinary journey with a fine-tuned menu that includes various dishes from the land and sea. There’s shrimp tostados, tuna Buddha bowls, steak frites, French onion soup dumplings, and just about everything else that will suite the hungriest (or most undecided) customer.
El Fuerte de Loreto
This cozy restaurant serves contemporary Mexican cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From their Dulce de leche French toast during brunch to their sizzling fajitas served during the evening — diners can experience the joys of an all-day neighborhood spot.
On the outskirts of Philly lies a dazzling café that’s serving up more than just coffee and tea. Cafesphere in Media has baguettes that come six different varies (their whipped ricotta and honey one is a stand-out), fresh croissants from Au Fournil, and a zero proof cocktail bar that includes alcoholic mojitos, sangrias, and martinis.
Since its grand opening, Pizzeria Maki has been appealing to a diverse group of diners with their menu that is half-pizzeria, half-sushi bar. Start with the “Philly phanatic” pizza that’s an upside down dish with spicy tomato sauce on top of mozzarella, and sushi-wise, try their bluefin fatty tuna maki that embodies what makes this restaurant one-of-a-kind.