Late-night favorite 13 Coins, the 24/7 restaurant that closed its original location on Boren Avenue last month after 50 years, has finished setting up shop in its new Pioneer Square home, and its live music and classic fare will be reborn at 255 S King St. at 6 a.m. on Saturday, February 10.
Owner Al Moscatel announced last June that 13 Coins’ South Lake Union home, which it had occupied since 1967, was slated for redevelopment. Moscatel and his partners have managed to preserve all the vintage charm in the transition, presenting a bold new space in sight of Centurylink Field that nevertheless sparkles with old-school glitz and glamor, high-backed booths, captain’s chairs, and an engaging open kitchen.
The menu in Pioneer Square is the same as it was on Boren and is also shared by the 13 Coins locations in Bellevue and Seatac. It’s a massive spread of some 130 dishes, ranging from high-end filet mignon and salmon meuniere to daily specials like Monday’s buttermilk-fried chicken, and from breakfast classics like Benedicts and omelets to drunken indulgences like fried ice cream. Availability can vary depending on the time, but the list is still enough to keep diners busy for days.
The new location, in the same building as an Embassy Suites, is spread over two levels, with the ground floor consisting of a large private dining area that can accommodate up to 175 people in various configurations. The upper level’s main dining area doesn’t take reservations; anyone can saunter in starting this weekend.