UPDATE: Former Beachside Cafe will open as Bada Bistro Mar. 20
UPDATE 6:10pm Mar. 19
Bada Bistro will open on March 20th at 5pm. Owner Sharon Bang said, "Everything from our kitchen is scratch made, as well as many of our bar items including bitters, spirit infusions, and our signature syrups. We offer many gluten free options on our menu.
We will start by opening for dinner at 5pm, and start opening for Happy Hour following week at 3pm. Lunch and brunch hours will be coming as soon as they are ready to be announced."
Business hours for next two weeks:
March 20 Wed & March 21 Thurs 5-10pm
March 22 Fri & March 23 Sat 5-11pm
March 24 Sun - March 26 Tue 5-10pm
March 27 Wed & March 28 Thurs 3-10pm
March 29 Fri & March 30 Sat 3-11pm
March 31 Sun - April 2 Tue 3-10pm
The former Alki Bakery which shut down unexpectedly in 2011 and then reopened as the Beachside Cafe, is set to reopen in a new identity as the Bada Bistro on March 20. It is located at 2738 Alki Ave SW.
John and Sharon Bang who also own and operate the Alki Beach Cafe directly across the street said they wanted to open a "Pacific Rim inspired American bistro." John David Crow, a graduate of the California Culinary Academy will be the head chef. His background includes time as the Executive Chef of the Space Needle as well as the Executive Chef of the Union Square Grill. He also opened The Brooklyn with Alvin Binuya, chef and partner of Ponti Seafood Grill.
Most recently, John has served as Corporate Executive Chef at The Moorings Resort in the Florida Keys in addition to opening a popular Nashville restaurant, 360 Bistro, before returning to Seattle to start Bada Bistro here on Alki Beach. The owners describe the offering as "Seattle in flavor, with a definite Pacific Rim influence."
Sharon Bang said, "Bada is also a craft bar; we are the only scratch bar on Alki. We infuse our own spirits, use only fresh juices, and make our own syrups and bitters. Our wine list is well balanced and eclectic. We don’t chase labels, and we don’t serve merlot. We support our local brewers, while promoting global peace with a diverse line-up of tap handles."
The restaurant's target date to open for dinner is March 20 and lunch and brunch will follow at a later date.