Most of the time you'll be seated in one of the huge comfortable chairs that face the counter, allowing you to watch the chefs prepare your meal before your eyes. Tables are also available for larger parties in dark alcoves that seem perfect for a scene from a gangster film. In fact, it's dark throughout all of Thirteen Coins with subdued golden light from above, creating a very sophisticated and romantic dining space.
If you love fetticuni alfredo, you'll definitely want to order theirs when visiting. Best to try Thirteen Coins when you are very, very hungry!
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Summerville, South Carolina
August 11, 2002
I recommend this place very hightly. It was one of the only places we could find open late that also had a lounge. If you get to Seattle, check it out.
From journal Northwest Venture
Leeds, United Kingdom
June 19, 2002
I like the idea that I could go in and order oysters at two-thirty in the morning. I like the idea that I could tuck into a t-bone steak, served by a waiter in a bow tie, as the sun comes up. Of course it never happens, and I usually end up going to the Coins at reasonable times, but at least I don't have to worry that they're going to start hoovering up around me.
Going to the Coins should be done as a couple. Groups of three or larger are accomodated in booths with, surprise surprise, thirteen coins imbedded in the table, but the real joy of eating at this restaurant is sitting at the bar. Huge chairs ensure privacy, and there's nothing quite like watching your food being prepared.
The Coins is expensive, and the food isn't always that special - with the exception of the Monkfish which is truly the best I have ever tasted - but the point about the place is its novelty, and that's worth the price alone.
BTW, the area around Thirteen Coins ain't that great, so get a cab.
From journal Summer in Seattle
December 13, 2000
From journal Washington: Seattle dining