Steven Starr Restaurants in Philadelphia

The Starr Restaurant Organization is a group of 33 restaurants in Philadelphia, New York City, Atlantic City, Washington D.C. and South Florida. The organization is headed by founder Stephen Starr. Starr’s catering operation, Starr Events was sold to TrustHouse Services in August 2015 for $40 million.

20 of the restaurants are located in Philadelphia. These restaurants include:

The Continental (Global Tapas, 1995)
Buddakan (Modern Asian, 1998)
Pod (Contemporary Pan Asian, 2000)
Alma de Cuba (Modern Cuban , 2001)
Morimoto (Contemporary Japanese, 2001) — operated by Masaharu Morimoto, Iron Chef Japanese on both the original Japanese Iron Chef and Iron Chef America
Jones (American Comfort Food, 2002)
El Vez (Modern Mexican, 2003)
The Continental Mid-Town (Global Tapas, 2004).
Barclay Prime (Luxury Boutique Steakhouse, 2004)
Parc (French, 2008)
Butcher and Singer (Luxury Boutique Steak/Chophouse, 2008)
Square Burger (Burgers, 2009)
Pizzeria Stella (Pizza, 2009)
El Rey (Authentic Mexican, 2010)
The Dandelion (British Pub, 2010)
Talula’s Garden (Farm to Table, 2011)
Frankford Hall (Beer Garden, 2011)
Fette Sau (Barbecue, 2012)
Serpico (Modern American, 2013)
Talula’s Daily (Farm to Table/Cafe, 2013)

New York City

Morimoto (Contemporary Japanese, 2006)
Buddakan (Modern Asian, 2006)
El Vez (Authentic Mexican, 2014)
Upland (Modern American, 2014)
The Clocktower (English, 2015)

South Florida Restaurants

Steak 954 (Fort Lauderdale, Steak, 2009)
Makato (Bal Harbour, Sushi, 2011)
Continental (Miami Beach, Global Tapas, 2015)
Le Zoo (Bal Harbour, November,2015)

Atlantic City Restaurants

Continental (Global Tapas, 2006)
Buddakan (Modern Asian, 2006)

Washington D.C. Restaurants

Le Diplomate (French, 2013)

Closed Restaurants

Cafe Republic (Philadelphia, Russian, 1996)
L’Ange Bleu (Blue Angel) (Philadelphia, French, 2003)
Angelina (Philadelphia, Italian, 2005)
Washington Square (Philadelphia, International Street Food, 2007)
Striped Bass (Philadelphia, Seafood, June 2008)
Tangerine – (Philadelphia, Moroccan, 1999-2009)
Hybird (New York, Fried Chicken, Closed 2013)
Route 6 (Philadelphia, Seafood, 2011-2014)
Il Pittore (Italian, 2011-2016)

In late 2015, it was reported that Stephen Starr agreed to a deal to sell his catering division, a juggernaut whose $40 million-a-year portfolio includes off-premises weddings, corporate catering, and large-scale events as well as operating restaurants and food concessions inside museums in Philadelphia, New York and Miami.

The purchaser, Charlotte, N.C.-based TrustHouse Services Group, bills itself among the top six contract food service companies in North America; its 7,200 employees serve more than a half-million meals a day through more than 700 client accounts in 47 states, the company said in a statement.

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