A new, multi-faceted dining experience is coming to Lincoln Square. Opening mid-December, Lincoln South Food Hall will serve as an alternative to Bellevue’s more traditional full-service restaurants, offering a variety of quick bites and casual dining options from several local vendors.
With options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night dining, as well as provisions from seven different vendors conveniently located under one roof, Lincoln South Food Hall aims to offer something for every type of palate. Guests will be able to enjoy everything from al pastor street tacos and French-inspired sandwiches, to specialty cocktails, fresh-roasted coffee, and more. Vendors will include Barrio Luchador, Ahi-Poke, and Baguette Epicerie, to name a few, as well as Dote Coffee Bar, which already has opened.
Owners Paul and Elaina Herber, along with business partner, Jeffrey Fredrick — restaurant developer and founder of Elite Brand Hospitality — said Lincoln South Food Hall will provide residents and visitors with something currently missing from Bellevue’s dining landscape.
“We recognized what the marketplace was missing, namely a food hall that could deliver an authentic food experience with an emphasis on regional sourcing,” said Elaina.
With the Herbers’ experience as entrepreneurs and Frederick’s nearly three decades of food and beverage operations experience, Kemper Freeman, chairman and CEO of Kemper Development Company, said Lincoln South Food Hall is in good hands.
“Paul, Elaina, and Jeffrey are the perfect partners to bring Lincoln South Food Hall to life,” said Freeman. “Their expertise, enthusiasm, and vision created an experience that perfectly connects with our business and technology communities, as well as downtown families and Eastside residents.”
Overseeing the kitchens at Lincoln South Food Hall will be executive chef Daniel Laferriere, who has worked alongside well-known chefs like Wolfgang Puck and Daniel Boulud. “I look forward to joining the chef community in the Pacific Northwest,” Laferriere said. “It is a great opportunity for me to take the principals of fine dining and translate them to the food hall. Our food will be approachable, yet will deploy the same philosophy of using high caliber native ingredients and solid technique.”
For more information, including updates on openings, follow Lincoln South Food Hall on Facebook.