Marty Grims is revamping his year-old fast-casual Du Jour in the Symphony House at Broad and Pine Streets.
He'll call it Chew Man Chu, a moderate-price dumpling, noodle and wok bar-restaurant, with a menu of Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes in a lively, fun, casual and fast-paced environment; it will do delivery. Hopes to open in mid-September.
"We need more of a destination there," Grims says.
Du Jour will remain open in the Symphony House through the end of the month. A branch of Du Jour, which started in Haverford, will open around the same time in Commerce Square at 20th and Market Streets.
Grims brought in executive chef Tyson Wong Ophaso from San Francisco, whose resume includes Pierre Troisgros, Paul Bocuse, Daniel Boulud and Jean Jacques Rachou.
Ophaso also will be chef at Grims' high-end Asian restaurant that's also planned for Commerce Square; it's in the design phase now.
Grims, also a partner in White Dog Cafe, is waiting for Radnor Township to issue building permits for a Wayne location for White Dog.