Philadelphia’s Largest Outdoor Restaurant Liberty Point Opens at Penn’s Landing – CBS Philly

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s largest restaurant is now open. Liberty Point at Penn’s Landing had its grand opening on Tuesday.

When we say it’s the largest restaurant, we mean it can accommodate 1,400 people. It wraps around the entire rear of the Seaport Museum, offering spectacular views of the Delaware River and the Ben Franklin Bridge.

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“I didn’t expect it to be so elaborate. I had no idea there were all these different levels,” restaurateur Lark Lyn Brown said.

The family-friendly place has three levels of food, drink, and live entertainment. The first level is suitable for dogs.

Guests were impressed after seeing how expansive the Liberty Point Restaurant is.

“It’s new, it’s different and it’s exciting because I love water,” said restaurateur Barbara G.

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The whole restaurant is open to the sky. The Ben Franklin Bridge is to the north and the Walt Whitman Bridge is in the far south. Restaurateur Avram Hornik says the idea for the space was born out of the pandemic. He was one of the loudest voices against COVID protocols in the city.

“I think we realize that hospitality businesses in Philadelphia are a bit like the auto industry in Detroit. It’s a big part of Philadelphia’s character, it’s a major employer. The pandemic has taught us the value of the importance of restaurants and hotels,” Hornik said.

“With all my experience in Philly half my life, I’m so happy to see it bloom again,” Brown said.

A recent Center City District survey shows that tourism is picking up in Philadelphia. The survey showed foot traffic was 71% of what it was before the pandemic, making Liberty Point’s christening all the more significant.

“This is the start of the whole waterfront redevelopment that’s going to overtake I-95 over time, so they’re really at the forefront of what is an amazing destination into an amazing destination. “, Gregg Caren, with the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, said.

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Restaurant decks are seasonal, but there is an indoor area for the colder months. They also say they are going to have blankets for the rain.

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