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Washington Square, originally designated in 1682 as Southeast Square, is a 6.4 acres (2.6 ha) open-space park in Center City Philadelphia's southeast quadrant and one of the five original planned squares laid out on the city grid by William Penn's surveyor, Thomas Holme. It is part of both the Washington Square West and Society Hill neighborhoods. In 2005, the National Park Service took over ownership and management of Washington Square, through an easement from the City of Philadelphia. It is now part of Independence National Historical Park.


Washington Square West Philadelphia Restaurant Openings

Washington Square West:

  • The owners of Opa take a decidedly American tack with Craftsman Row Saloon. The Jewelers’ Row spot serves up-market versions of diner food (chicken croquettes, French dip sandwiches and rice pudding) from lunch through late-night dinner. 112 S. 8th Street, (215) 923-0123, craftsmanrowsaloon.com
  • Michael Schulson, the chef behind hit culinary/social spots Independence Beer Garden and Sampan, opened Double Knot. It features a bar, coffee and retail space on the first floor and a sushi bar and restaurant downstairs—accessible by hidden stairs in the back. Right next to Sampan and its back-alley Graffiti Bar, the new venture is an all-day affair: coffee and pastries in the morning, fast-casual Japanese for lunch and bar, sushi and grilled dishes in the evening. 120 S. 13th Street, (215) 600-0714
  • The Zavino crew goes beyond pizza with Tredici Enoteca, serving up contemporary spins on Italian fare such as yellowtail crudo with pistachio and sundried tomato; hanger steak with red wine reduction and braised lamb pasta with mint ricotta, plus a thoughtful selection of wine. 13th & Sansom Streets, (267) 928-2092, tredicienoteca.com


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