Philadelphia’s self-proclaimed largest restaurant opened this week along the Delaware River in Pence Landing.
The large 28,000-square-foot restaurant can accommodate about 1,400 people simultaneously on three levels. The FCM claims that the number of visitors exceeds the number of another of its eateries, Craft Hall.
One thing size, another location. Liberty Point claims to offer “unobstructed panoramic views of the waterfront.”
“We are excited to introduce this new dining room concept to Waterfront to join an already bustling place for recreation, cultural and commercial activities for Philadelphia residents and guests,” FCM Hospitality owner Avram Gornik said in a press release.
The restaurant is expected to create 200 or more new jobs, the FCM said. The kitchen is run by executive chef Qadir Jordan, a native of Western Philadelphia.
“Gourmets will find a daily menu with features such as raw bar, sandwiches, salads and seasonal snacks,” – said in a press release.
The diner has 25,000 square feet of open space, another 3,000 square feet inside, five bars and a permanent stage where live music and DJs will perform.
The restaurant is open seven days a week from noon to 2am and meals end at 22pm. This is for both family and dogs. Some parts of the restaurant are only through reservations Resy.comwhile others – in the first place.
They have been preparing for the opening of Liberty Point for five years.
“For 5 years, I worked with the management of the Independence Seaport Museum to develop a concept that would use amazing river views from their large open decks,” Gornik said. “The restaurant was supposed to open in the spring of 2021, but was postponed due to COVID-19. We’re excited to take everything to the next level for lunches by the river in Philadelphia.”