Two of the 12 Most Anticipated Restaurants in Philadelphia, Fall 2019 – Eater Philly

rendering of restaurant exterior with sidewalk tables and a sign that says gabi
A rendering of Gabi, a new French cafe from Peter Woolsey
 Courtesy of Gabi


Location: 339 N. Broad Street, North Broad/Callowhill

Key Players: Peter Woolsey, Kenneth Bush, Brad Histand

The Situation: Bistrot La Minette’s Peter Woolsey is heading to North Broad for another French restaurant, bringing along La Minette’s executive chef Kenny Bush and La Peg’s GM Brad Histand. Gabi, going in the new Hanover North Broad building, will be an Art Deco-styled all-day cafe with sidewalk seating, a bar, and dishes like French onion soup, steak frites, duck confit, and escargot.

Projected Opening: October

rendering of italian restaurant
A rendering of Cicala at the Divine Lorraine
 Courtesy of Cicala

Cicala at the Divine Lorraine

Location: 699 N. Broad Street, North Broad/Spring Garden

Key Players: Joe Cicala, Angela Cicala

The Situation: Chefs Joe Cicala, formerly of Le Virtu and Brigantessa, and Angela Cicala are working on Cicala at the Divine Lorraine in Philly’s rapidly changing North Broad Street corridor. The upscale eatery, set inside a historic hotel turned apartment building, will serve southern Italian fare.

Projected Opening: Early October

Source: The 12 Most Anticipated Restaurants in Philadelphia, Fall 2019 – Eater Philly

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