October 10, 2019
Brooklyn-born Emmy Squared, known for its Detroit-style rectangular pizza, is opening in Philadelphia on Friday evening.
The restaurant in Queen Village is the fifth Emmy Squared location for co-founders Emily and Matt Hyland. There are two in New York and two in Nashville.
While the majority of the menu is pizza – the Colony with pepperoni, pickled jalapeños and local honey sounds extra good – there are also sandwiches, salads, loaded waffle fries and a few small, seasonal plates. Le Big Matt, the restaurant's well-known, double-patty burger on a pretzel bun, is available, too.
Philly's Emmy Squared also will have menu items exclusive to the city, like the Tony Luke Jr. pizza with broccoli rabe, roasted garlic, bacon, hot peppers and provolone, and the chopped cheese fries with chopped beef, red onion, bell pepper, pickles and smoky queso.
For the opening week, a portion of proceeds from the two exclusive items will go to charities that support breast cancer research. Emmy Squared in Queen Village normally will be open Tuesday through Sunday, but will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The restaurant's 92-seat dining room will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and on Sundays. It will remain open until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Lunch will be introduced in the weeks that follow.
The bar will be open 5 p.m. to midnight, with happy hour available until 6 p.m. The bar area can seat 43, while the actual bar has 10 seats.
Below are photos of the space and some of the menu items. Emmy Squared is located at 632 S. Fifth St.