The iconic 13 Coins restaurant will be joining El Gaucho, Black Bottle, Wild Ginger, Monsoon, Cantinetta, Local 360 and other well-regarded Seattle restaurants in opening an Eastside outpost. The new location of 13 Coins will be in an 8,000-square-foot spot adjacent to Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Construction is set to begin in late summer with a projected December opening.
“This as an incredible opportunity — Downtown Bellevue is an increasingly active and vibrant place and we have brought together an award winning, highly experienced team that will be part of that energy. It’s a chance to serve a largely new customer what they want, when they want it, 24-hours-a-day — we couldn’t be more thrilled,” said 13 Coins co-owner and director of operations, Albert Moscatel in a press release.
The restaurant will be designed by Graham Baba Architects, which boasts a portfolio of award-winning Seattle restaurant designs that include Cuoco, Westward and Miller’s Guild. This is the first Eastside restaurant for the design firm.
Perhaps the bigger twist in this story is that Pearl Bar and Dining’s Bradley Dickinson and Mikel Rogers will be leading the culinary and operational aspects of the new 13 Coins. Koral Bar and Kitchen, the duo’s more recent restaurant project, is now closed, and it’s looking like the new 13 Coins will take over its spot next to the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. I have a message in to Dickinson and Rogers, so stay tuned for more details.
Update: I just received an email from chef Bradley Dickinson on the closing of Koral Bar and Kitchen.
“Koral Bar and Kitchen was a great concept and one that was popular with a lot of people. As restaurant ventures go, it faced some challenges and after a lot of thought and conversation, we realized it was better to close the restaurant and bring in a concept that was a stronger fit for the Hyatt Regency space,” said Dickinson.