Launched in Washington, D.C., Beefsteak — the vegetable-focused, seasonally shifting fast-casual concept from celebrity chef José Andrés — has found its first location away from home, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Scheduled to open in early 2016, the restaurant will be open to the public as well as the university’s students and faculty. Beefsteak, opening in Houston Hall at 3417 Spruce Street, will be operated in partnership with the University's food service provider, Bon Appétit Management Company. In D.C., Beefsteak is located in the neighborhood of Foggy Bottom, and a second location is scheduled to open later this month in Dupont Circle.
“I'm so excited to be opening my first Beefsteak location in Philadelphia and I can't imagine a better location than the University of Pennsylvania,” chef Andrés’ said in a statement. “I believe students love veggies as much as I do, and are more and more looking for quick, delicious meals that are also good for them — a concept I like to call fast-good. Vegetables are so fun and sexy, and I'm thrilled for the people of Philadelphia to experience their limitless possibilities and flavors.”