After a three-month redesign of the entire space, Midtown Houston restaurant and lounge Thirteen— opened in March 2021 by NBA All-Star James Harden—is set for a grand reopening Feb. 1.

The big picture

A Jan. 9 news release outlined the venue's makeover, which began in October and was guided by 19-year hospitality veteran and brand specialist Sean Knight. The changes include:
  • New decor, furniture, lighting and fixtures
  • An expanded dining room
  • A new chef, management and staff
  • Changes to the food and cocktail menu
Adel Sadek, regional partner for architecture and design firm Studio Five, led the redesign. (Rendering courtesy Studio Five)

Additional details on the renovations are scheduled to be released in the coming weeks and posted to the business's website, per the release.

Meet the chef

Classically-trained chef Siddartha Cadena will bring 18 years of international culinary experience to the restaurant. Per the release, Cadena will refresh Thirteen's dining experience with a menu that infuses Japanese and American contemporary influences.

What they're saying

“Absolutely everything is new, from the fixtures to the flatware,” said Knight, who also serves as the venue's general manager, in a statement. “The entire new team at Thirteen couldn’t be more excited to present Houston with a fresh, completely reimagined dining experience filled with international flavors and the finest hospitality, in a warm, artistic new ambiance.”