West Seattle restaurants: Official opening day for Copper Coin

When last we photographed Aaron Shepherd, he was busy fixing up his restaurant-to-be at 2329 California SW in The Admiral District. Today – the Copper Coin is officially open for the first full day of lunch/dinner/bar business (after a “soft open” night for dinner back on Monday).

As noted in our original August story, not only was Shepherd already a successful restaurateur in Shoreline, he also is from the family that runs Red Mill Burgers. And you’ll see a hint of that on the menu (note the description of the onion rings). Beer is a big deal at Copper Coin too – our friends at Washington Beer Blog tapped into that part of the story (and the first-night food). CC hours for starters are 11:30-11:00 Sunday-Thursday, 11:30-12:00 Friday-Saturday. And yes, the new restaurant/bar has a page in the WSB West Seattle Restaurant Guide.

13 Replies to "West Seattle restaurants: Official opening day for Copper Coin"

  • jgonplay October 17, 2012 (8:07 pm)

    My husband and I had a great dinner @Copper Coin tonight. Great addition to the neighborhood!

  • themightyrabbit October 17, 2012 (9:53 pm)

    So glad to have you in the neighborhood! Enjoyed the Jambalaya tremendously! Thank you! Will be back!

  • Rebecca October 17, 2012 (11:20 pm)

    Can’t wait to check this out- draft beer selection looks great!

  • Sam October 18, 2012 (1:07 am)

    Looking forward to going, it looks good

  • e October 18, 2012 (7:34 am)

    Looks great, excited for the onion rings! Hope they will offer some vegetarian options soon – especially a veggie burger. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Sasha Shaw October 20, 2012 (8:07 pm)

    Unfortunately we were seated at 6:30 and close to 8pm were told they lost our ticket. We are still waiting for dinner. Many others are eating all around us but this is unacceptable. We had to ask what was going on before they realized their mistake. That is very poor service.

  • Sasha Shaw October 20, 2012 (8:16 pm)

    Well some of got our food but they ran out of ingrediants for the jambalaya and only brought one salmon burger. Still waiting for the rest. Very frustrating. Also the manager seems more interested in making excuses than fixing the situation.

  • Todd October 22, 2012 (9:48 am)

    They weren’t open on Sunday night when we tried to go around 6PM. Website says they opened as of October 17 and that they are open until 11:00PM on Sunday.

    • WSB October 22, 2012 (10:46 am)

      Their FB page says thry closed yest for hood work.

  • Panda October 24, 2012 (12:57 pm)

    Honestly, would have been nice if they had just opened a Red Mill Burger there. Could you IMAGINE the traffic? I’ve been 3 times now. The burger they serve they tout as “better than red mill” but really it is more expensive and not as delicious. Onion rings are good… but 5 for $5.50? They did pick some good beers for the bar. All said, this place seems too similar to the last two restaurants that were in this spot. If things slow down… remember what I said, turn it into a Red Mill :) I’ll bring my family in a heartbeat!

  • Todd October 26, 2012 (4:27 pm)

    Thanks WSB. I wish they would have updated their website as well. :)
    I filled out a contact form with a kind query after we arrived and found the restaurant closed. Never heard back which seemed out of character.

    • WSB October 26, 2012 (4:38 pm)

      Some small businesses just don’t put a priority on online communication – witness the paper letter we finally got from the folks working on the ex-Bohemian, whose other restaurants don’t have websites at all. Or sometimes we’ll see enterprises start up with websites/Facebook/Twitter … but not maintain them. Gentle encouragement to use this mode of communication can only help. Some also rely way too heavily on Facebook – which, as the word gets around that FB only shows posts to a fraction of the people who have “followed” or “liked” a certain page, becomes more perilous all the time … TR

  • k October 28, 2012 (5:21 pm)

    Just gave Copper Coin a try. Disappointment. The service was weak at best. Food is mediocre. Really sad that we can’t seem to find a good fit for that spot. It takes a lot to create a good “place” and this is missing key elements. Bummer.

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