AT 509 is a new restaurant located at 509 Bernard Avenue in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

New restaurant AT 509 to open on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna

The restaurant will serve local adult beverages and hand-crafted food

A new restaurant that embraces local food and beverages will be the latest to join the vibrant downtown atmosphere on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna.

Formerly known as the Grateful Fed and then for a short while Vibes, the new restaurant is re-branding as AT 509, which is fitting based on its location at 509 Bernard.

Executive chef Kevin Negoro is the mind behind the concept and menu at 509. He was formerly the executive chef at the popular dining spot FSH on Saint Paul Street and will look to keep a fresh outlook with his latest project.

“It’s definitely cutting edge gastro-pub food,” said Negoro. “We’re trying to go with a concept of comfort food that people recognize but with a serious twist.”

Negoro said he is stirring away from all the stereotypical pub food, such as chicken wings. He said 509 will aim to make food hand-crafted-in-house to the best of its ability. The restaurant’s wine and beer are all locally based and its cocktail menu will also be unique to the establishment.

“We’re trying to support as much local as possible,” said Negoro. “It’s really important for us to give back to the community that supported us going through all the obstacles that we have.”

READ MORE: Kelowna chef breaking down cultural barriers one spice at a time

According to Negoro, the new establishment will be upscale, but affordable, aiming at a target audience of people in their late 20’s.

The restaurant will be open six days a week, featuring different specials such as Taco Tuesday, prawn and souvlaki skewers on Wednesdays and Italian dinner on Sundays. The new eatery will also have an abundance of vegetarian options and a gluten-free-friendly menu. Happy hour will start at 3 p.m. and brunch will also be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Opening Day for AT 509 is Sept. 8.

The restaurant will be open from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. for the first two weeks from Tuesday to Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

READ MORE: A look back at the biggest wildfires to ever burn across B.C.

Daniel Taylor
Reporter, Kelowna Capital News
Email me at
Follow me on Twitter


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Attorney General defends Kelowna Mountie involved in rough arrest

Tyler Russell filed a lawsuit against Const. Siggy Pietrzak in June of this year

Pedestrian struck on Highway 97 in Kelowna

Paramedics, fire crews, and RCMP are on scene

‘Perfect storm’ causes influx of black widows in the Okanagan

The region’s only venomous spider has come out in full force this year

AlleyCats Okanagan: Pet of the week

Mort is available through AlleyCats Alliance

Okanagan College expands ‘Wellness Wednesdays’ to all students this fall

Wellness Wednesday workshops are designed to be psycho-educational

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

‘Unprecedented’ coalition demands end to B.C. salmon farms

First Nations, commercial fishermen among group calling for action on Cohen recommendations

Earthquake off coast of Washington recorded at 4.1 magnitude

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Suspected human remains found in burned out vehicle on OKIB land

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP hand over investigation to Major Crimes

Kamloops RCMP search for armed robber of pizza restaurant

The incident unfolded on Monday evening at the Sahali Domino’s store

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

Most Read