Renowned chef Nick Steen acquires downtown Billings gem, Bin 119

Renowned Chef Nick Steen, owner of Walkers and James Beard Nominated Chef, has announced the acquisition of the Bin 119. This downtown staple, known for its warm ambiance and diverse wine list, will bid farewell to its current chapter on March 30th under its existing management, before undergoing a transformation under Chef Nick’s direction.

Bin 119 has long held a cherished place in the hearts of Billings residents, contributing to the city’s dynamic food scene. However, Chef Nick Steen is eager to infuse his energy into North Broadway, further enhancing Billings’ reputation as a culinary destination. Chef Nick Steen expressed his excitement for the venture.

“Bin 119 holds a special place in
the heart of Billings’ culinary scene, and I am privileged to steward its legacy into the future. I am committed to honoring its past while infusing new life through innovative culinary concepts inspired by the richness of French and Italian traditions, enhanced by my own distinct culinary style.”

Nick Steen, Owner and chef

As the owner of Walkers, a celebrated culinary destination of its own, Chef Nick Steen brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his latest endeavor. With a track record of culinary excellence, Chef Nick has garnered widespread acclaim for his innovative approach to cuisine.

Notably, he is currently nominated for a James Beard Award for the second time in his career, a testament to his unwavering dedication to the craft. Embracing collaboration and community engagement, Chef Nick is resolute in his mission to not only enhance the culinary landscape but also cultivate a vibrant dining culture within Billings. “The heartbeat of every successful restaurant is the people who dedicate and pour their passion into creating an exceptional dining experience. The staff at both Bin 119 and Walkers have long been committed and successfully contributing to the cultivation of Billings’ incredible culinary scene. We couldn’t do it without them” – Chef Nick Steen.

Upon its reopening, the establishment will be unveiled as Bin 119 Bistro, reflecting Chef Nick’s dedication to delivering a refined yet approachable dining experience. Emphasizing the fusion of French and Italian cuisine, patrons can anticipate an inspired menu. On of the highlights will be its meticulously curated wine selection, to compliment the culinary offerings and elevate the overall dining experience.

As the transition unfolds, updates regarding the reopening will be communicated through Bin 119’s social media channels (facebook) (Instagram @bin.119)