Avance advances rapidly toward opening day


According to the food writers, this is about the time that Avance, the new modern American restaurant from Chef Justin Bogle that will occupy the Rittenhouse Row space that for years had been home to Le Bec-Fin, is supposed to open.

On a stroll up Walnut Street today, we caught a sign that opening is nigh: Restaurant staff, in cook’s whites, taking delivery of what appeared to be large crates of dinnerware.

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As of today, there’s been no announcement of an official opening date for the restaurant, but with this going on and the remodeling apparently complete, judging from the new greenery sprouting on the facade, that date can’t be too far away.

Photos by the author