Seattle >Food & Dining > 13 Coins Restaurant
125 Boren Ave N, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810947.618787 -122.335882
Open 24 hours
Neighborhoods: Lake Union, South-Lake Union
Awesome as Usual – Still love the place after 30 years. Like a favorite blanket. Keep up the great work.
Late Night Hang Out For Riff Raff – I went to 13 coins on 4th of July around 2am, it was quite unruly (very bad crowd) and no security in sight. As I approached the entrance I was harrassed by people who were outside drinking alcohol and picking fights. After getting my name on the waiting list, I was attacked and stabbed by these same people. While bleeding inside 13 coins I was told by staff that I had to leave, while my attackers were allowed to seek refuge in the back and hide a firearm before the police arrived. The hostess that demanded I leave told the police she personally knew the suspect (whom had the knife in his pocket so they took into custody). I've been going to 13 coins for over 30 years - now I think I'll pass.
Retro retreat – Looks like the Rat Pack could walk in any second. Leather high back studded bar stools, pendant lighting, and a relaxed staff all contribute to the retro styling. Food was delicious, but watch out! Not a place for dieters! They don't hold back on the oil! Dine at the bar and watch the cooks toss up a meal in the flames! Good place for after hours chillin' and munchies.
Horrible! What happened to this place? – Thank you for the worst meal I've ever had. The fatty meat. The raw vegetables. The waiter who acted like he just got fired. What the hell happened to this restaurant. I used to love going here. now its an expensive grocery store because no one knows how to COOK the food.
Letting me know I wouldn't have to pay for your first mistake? Of course you took the first plate back. I can bet that even you wouldn't eat it.
My second order, I'm thinking who can mess up manicotti but congratulation, you messed up the second meal too. How much salt do you REALLY need in manicotti. Trying to save money by piling on the cheese?
The woman next to me ALSO gave you back her plate because your chef didn't know how to cut tomatoes. TOMATOES!!!
I paid gratuity because its the polite thing to do. So you should return the favor and give me WELL COOKED FOOD when I've ask nicely and paid for it.
Stale and stinky fried onions! – I've heard many good things about this restaurant and had been wanting to go there for a long time.
My boyfriend and I went for our 3 year anniversary and I ordered the filet mignon. The steak itself was decent but nothing spectacular. However, the fried onions on top of the steak smelt horrible. They had the smell of old oil, exactly like the smell of fried onions in a can that are 5 years old. I was extremely disappointed because it was obvious that the onions where either from a can or fried in very old/dirty oil. I don't know much about cooking and food but I know the smell of old fried foods. The pasta that came with the steak was below average as well, just pasta with olive oil and parmesan cheese on top. For what we paid, it was certainly not worth it.
Despite that, the fact that it is 24 hours is great. It is also a lovely environment. Would probably order something different next time.
Don't Bother – Friendly waiters BUT
hair in bread baskets, crumbs on floor, manager not happy to have these things pointed out; food way overpriced. This restaurant is not what it was in the past; surly management in these times means 13 Coins will be closing before long...
I still recommend it, especially if you want something in the middle of the night when nothing else is open. – For about five years I ate breakfast at 13 Coins almost every Saturday. It is a bone fide Seattle institution.
Historically it has been famous for many things including huge portions, huge number of choices, huge chairs to watch the open kitchen cooking, and huge waits during busy times. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced, all things considered.
Over the years it has changed hands. The portions have gone down a bit, as have the crowds. Nonetheless, the food is still good. I had lunch there, opting for a good Caesar and adding crab to it - yummy. My friend, Linda, had a frittata which is still huge and still tasty.
Customer for almost 20 years – My boyfriend and I have been going to the Coins for a very long time and it has always been our favorite for late night dining. We go there mostly for the chef's counter show which can be amazing and so much fun! It's great to watch the chefs at work and the interaction between staff and customers makes it an experience that you won't find at many other venues. Quite often if you don't want the side dishes that are offered with the entree they will substitute for you. We love having somewhere cozy to go late at night and the free parking is a real bonus. I don't really like to sit anywhere but the chef's counter and will wait for it. Something else that I find a plus is you never know who might be eating there. One time when we were there we spoke with Elliot Gould who was dining there after the theatre.
I am only giving 3 stars though because we have noticed a change in the quality over the last couple of years. We had a horrible experience there last year, but I wrote the corporate office who responded quickly with an apology and a $50.00 gift certificate, which covered a nice lunch. The attention to detail just isn't the same. We will still go back, but I do miss the old Coins. You used to feel like you were at a 5 star restaurant. The food and staff were incredible and quite a few of them had been there for as long as we have been going there. Now I don't seem to recognize any of the staff and their training isn't what it used to be. I also agree with the cleanliness issue, the ladies room could use an update and maybe new fixtures.
Worst late nite dining experience ever. – These reviews tell the tale. 13 Coins used to be a great place. We went there and were so disappointed, the food was inedible, the service was at best incompetent. the place was actually dirty with food and debris all over the floor. There are so many great places to dine late in Seattle. I will never go back to 13 Coins, it's was a lot of money for horrible food and service. Rating: NO STARS SKIP IT!
Looking for the WORST place in Seattle to eat? Stop in and visit 13 Coins. – Dont bother going. New to the area and wanted a cool place to eat. 13 coins looks cool very nice environment but wow.......I didnt eat my dinner. The food was so bad! The GM was extemely passive and did nothing to accomidate us. She did let us know how "sorry" she was. lol. That ment nothing to me, I didnt eat and still paid. I had to go to another place to eat. I was very upset 13 coins wasnt a beter place I had heard good things. I will NOT being returning.
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