Gardeners and florists navigate the restaurant space in the plaza in front of the Comcast Center at 17th Street and JFK Street, in preparation for the June 21 opening of Cafe Click, a French-inspired outdoor venue from Stephen Starr.
Cafe Click will share some thematic elements with Parc, its small all-day restaurant five blocks away on Rittenhouse Square.
Star brought up Urban Green, the Brooklyn landscape artist who made him the Le Coucou Prize winner in Manhattan. Designers Tommy Little and Francesca Gilman arrange dried flowers to hang from the structure, which will be covered in soft blue-and-white panels of linen.
Designed by Electric Lemon in New York and the original Century in Philadelphia, the Rockwell Group created the seasonal space, which will seat approximately 140 seats.
Click will not be participating in Center City Sips, and in that regard, will not be open for the kind of late-night festivities that upset Chops, its predecessor. Clicking wouldn’t seat guests inside as Chubs did, too.
Click Restaurant will serve lunch and dinner on weekdays only (11am-8pm) and will be open until September.
The menu is not yet available this week, but the description refers to coffee and snacks (salads, soups, cheeses, charcuterie). Also expect low-resistance aperitif-style cocktails, wines by the glass, oysters, and other raw selections, as well as crepes, tartines, quiches, and pastries including classic eclairs and caramel cream.
Reservations will be available via Resy, but no-book visits are welcome. Part of the clicking is not under the hood.
Starr, who owns 36 restaurants in four markets, was recently on his way home, working with Aramark on a new restaurant at Wells Fargo Center and partnering with Aramark on Starr-branded dining options at catering venues across the country.