Philadelphia’s culinary world has long turned heads nationwide, only to bask in the spotlight once again when the prestigious 2022 James Beard Awards named 16 local chefs and restaurants as semifinalists.
The city’s vibrant restaurant scene has grown tremendously in recent years, and that’s carrying over into fall. A ton of new dining options are debuting throughout Philly and its neighboring counties (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery). Translation: Newcomers and repeat visitors alike can fill up on dishes they’ve never tried before.
Fall is a great time to check out these newly launched hotspots for lots of reasons. Many of the region’s eateries offer ample outdoor seating, and now is the perfect time to pull up a chair alfresco without breaking a sweat. Or, on days when you need to warm up from the chill in the air, take your taste buds inside and spend some time getting acquainted with Philly’s can’t-miss foods.
From a just-opened Jewish deli (Samuel’s) in the heart of Philadelphia’s Center City to a long-anticipated steakhouse (Fiore Rosso) by an acclaimed chef in nearby Montgomery County, here are some new places — all opened since May 1, 2022 — to add to your fall dining calendar.