13 Coins

Neighborhood: Downtown
Price Rating: $30-$45 per person
Hours: unknown

Number of reviews: 8
Average rating: 3.5
125 Boren Ave. N (Map it!)
Seattle 98109

Reviewed 2005-01-23 (Reviewer)
My friends kept telling me to go to 13 Coins and I never did until last night. I have never written a review about a restaurant either but this was such an exceptional dining experience I just had to. If you go have Bob server you cause he is awesome! Be sure to order the Pesto clams to start (they are delicious!) I had the Steak Sinatra and my date ordered the salmon. Both were perfect. But its not the food I want to tell you about. Its the incredible service and ambience that just kicks butt! We had so much fun I felt like I was at a Dinner Theater. Be sure to sit in front of the cooks as they put on a show you won't believe! I don't know how they keep from setting each other on fire, I swear! Just go and see for yourself!

Reviewed 2004-06-08 (Reviewer)
13 Coins is overpriced. And the food isn't very good. As has been pointed out, however, there aren't many other options for 24-hour dining in Seattle. So if it's 3 a.m. and you have to choose between 13 Coins and IHOP, you may very well be better off at 13 Coins. Denny's, on the other hand, is probably better than 13 Coins--at least its prices are much more reasonably aligned with the quality of its food.<p>If you're dining at regular hours, though, stay far away. You can do better almost anywhere else. The only thing I really like about the place is that they give you a plate of salami to go with the bread that's waiting for you when you sit down. Speaking of the bread, though, avoid dipping it in the olive oil--stick to the butter. I don't know where they get it, but it has an off flavor--Safeway or Fred Meyer's house brand is ten times better.

Reviewed 2004-01-30 (Reviewer)
Since Stella's in the U District transitioned to limited hours, that leaves 13 Coins as the best place to get a classy meal at 3-4 in the morning. It's a little bit out of the way, but it doesn't hurt to enjoy a nice walk if you're headed out for a late night meal anyway.<p>The place it's self is not bad for food - certainly not a greasy spoon, it's far better for cocktails and it's hard-boiled 'Rat Pack' ambiance.

Reviewed 2003-11-07 (Reviewer)
I travel to Seattle once a month for business, and 13 Coins is a place I always go. The dinners aren' bad, although they are a little pricey for what you get. I think a much better value are the breakfasts. Always freshly prepared, with a nice selection and some items you don't normally expect to see. I really enjoy this place, and I think you will to.

Reviewed 2003-09-28 (Reviewer)
13 Coins is set up like a diner. The grill is directly behind the counter, and the main seating area consists of booths along the aisle (there are two "conventional" rooms used when busy). The menu is mildly expensive Italian, with the diner standard that all items are available 24 hours a day. Service is good, but smokers and non-smokers are poorly seperated.

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