CO-OP Food & Drink
CO-OP Food & Drink

CO-OP Food & Drink

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.co-oprestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2127968040x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, American
  • Executive Chef: James London
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: CO-OP caters all events at the Hotel On Rivington.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Ludlow & Essex
  • Public Transit: J,M,Z,F @ Delancey St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Municipal parking is available on Essex street between Rivington and Delancey
A word from CO-OP Food & Drink
Located on the ground floor of Hotel on Rivington in NYC’s Lower East Side, CO-OP Food & Drink is based on the co-operative principle of bringing together different services and products under one space for everyone’s benefit. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Victor Startek, they bring together different ingredients, flavors and cultures that reflect the diversity that is the Lower East Side.

This philosophy allows guests to enjoy a variety of plates such as the Tuna Tuna Yuzu Sushi Roll (w/ spicy tuna, tuna, avocado & yuzu dynamite sauce), Shredded Pork Belly Tacos (w/ Ancho BBQ, Smoked Creama, Beets), Fried Chicken Biscuits (w/ ranch & pickled jalapeno aioli) and Miso Cured Salmon (w/ peanut sauce, watermelon radish & pickled celery root). In the spirit of a co-operative, most of the dishes are designed to be shared family-style through multiple courses.
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CO-OP Food & Drink reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.8
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (12)fit for foodies (8)special occasion (7)vibrant bar scene (7)neighborhood gem (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)romantic (4)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great Brunch
    eyeCandi
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I really enjoyed brunch. My food was delicious, and I really enjoyed the decor. It was rather empty, but I do believe it's a vibrant scene at night. The dining room looks cool so I will try it at dinner time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    MLoA
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I'd walked by this place frequently but never went inside. The ambience was great and the good was very tasty. I would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Idrinkandeatwaytoomuch
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I wouldnt say this place is fit for foodies, menu wanst special and kind of expensive for what you get. The decor and drink menu make up the entire experince and would make me go back. A good place to take a group new to the city but just be prepared to spend $$$.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a try
    t182288VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    M-TH, Co-op does 1/2 off a bottle of wine! Amazing! I love hanging out with the girls here. Yet, the catch, you cannot do it with restaurant week! I found this a bit unfortunate because we were excited to have a fabulous night out. Nonetheless, the wine list is basic, i do appreciate that it is not snobby. Food is good, but the prices are odd. The waitress does not seem to know much about the food or care if you order a little or a lot. The cocktail are really fun though. I would recommend going to the bar and having some drinks. Pass on food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ClassicStageGroupieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent Ginger cocktail. Duck rice bowl very good, easily feeds two.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have been to Co-Op multiple times and this was my worst experience. Food still spectacular. House cocktails still amazing. Less than enthused with my waitress. She couldn't give a...about our orders, messed up my friend's 2nd round drink order (same as 1st, but brought someone else's 1st round to him). Also, their menus are printed on cardboard and look like the ones I saw when I was there for pre-open. Stained, torn, beaten up. Doesn't speak well to a place that isn't a cheap eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    once the live band started (they sounded good...) we couldn't even hear each other talking...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Co-op
    laursilv
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Great food, great drinks, fun for a night out in the city
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 229 reviews are from the CO-OP Food & Drink reviews archive.
  • Small Plates, Good Food
    davidjenisonVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    CO-OP has an awesome vibe with giant prints of notable celebrities, most of which seem to be associated with NYC. The place is usually rather empty, which is surprising since the food is good. Maybe the food is a bit expensive for being predominately small plates and located in LES (which has several cheap eateries), but the pricey is nearly on-par with other restaurants downtown. That may reflect the lack of a scene, or maybe it is because the restaurant is so far in the back of a a hotel, but this is our second time there, and we really enjoyed it, and we prefer a place that is not too full. We had the fish curry, scallops and salmon, which are all larger places and fully worth recommending. Our server was very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, but we went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Food was good, but we went for brunch at noon on Sunday, and were quite literally the ONLY people in the restaurant the entire time. Made me nervous...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not bad but not good
    Matt
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    "Meh" is probably the best explanation for my experience at CO OP, the place was completely dead until about 10-10:30 (Saturday night), which was kind of embarrassing as I had a group of friends in from out of town. They try to do "small plates" which is usually great for groups.....however you can't actually share any of their small plates, except the Sushi Rolls (very hard to share one taco or slider between six people) so it ends up being a mess (interesting concept). Best thing we had were their traditional beef sliders (but not everyone could try them), and the CO OP roll was very flavorful. Service was not bad and not good...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch has gone down hill
    Bluemagik1
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    In Sept. 2013 went for a bday brunch with a pretty big group. It was amazing, food, drinks, music and service were all great. Good bubbly and yummy peach puree in the bellinis.. Went back in March 2014 for another group brunch and was slightly disappointed with the drinks. The quantity was great but the quality has gone downhill significantly. The quality of champagne has decreased significantly, felt like we were drinking mimosas at a college party and that yummy peach puree was nowhere in sight. It was so bad a group who is filled with pretty big drinkers even left some of the drinks on the table and that is an absolute first. Service was still great, atmosphere fun, and food was yummy but we wont be going back here sadly for the brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive Japanese Inspired Food
    glaszlo
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This LES restaurant is not a standout but excellent if you are looking for inventive ways that Japanese cooking can be served. Not everything here is Japanese (e.g. . the pulled pork slider was great). The miso cured salmon dish was excellent and the meat moist with a nice shredded lemon sprinkled salad on the side. The mustard glazed short ribs were tender and flavorful. All sides cost extra. This practice is not exactly to my liking but I do have to say that the miso glazed mushrooms (several varieties) were excellent. If you go early (Say, before 8 p.m.) it will be relatively quiet. Go after that and all bets are off. The shape of the room and the hard surfaces are guaranteed to make sound bounce all over the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • J'adore
    PavanVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Culinary perfection at a reasonable price coupled with immaculate chandeliers and carefully curated lounge music- I'm in love! My favorites were their fried chicken (on a biscuit with picked jalapenos) and their decadent sweet potato pie (topped with bruleed marshmallow).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CO-OP Food & Drink
    Bella
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Very popular - lively crowd - good food - efficient service and friendly enough - would recommend to others and re-visit
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but could have been great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I reserved a table for 8 for a bday brunch at 2pm over a week prior to our reservation. I called the day before and was told there were no issues and everything was set. However 3 hours before we were supposed to be there, the restaurant calls and asks if we can come in earlier because they close at 3pm (kitchen closes at 2:45). I was furious! Why didnt they say anything before and did they really expect me to change my reservation (which was made at 2pm for a reason) and try to reschedule with 7 different people coming from all over town a few hours before? We arrived for brunch frazzled and anxious, but alas the food was damn good and we werent rushed out at all (stayed until after 4pm). Just be warned brunch is only to 3pm on weekends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michael
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great place. Had a family dinner (grown kids) and this place was perfect. Filled with great energy, great food and service,. I will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Food and service was poor. They had us in the back room and barely waited on us. Food was also horrible.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A lovely Valentine spot
    BilliamVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A great place for a romantic date; came in for Valentine's Day and was very impressed. The food was great, and the service was wonderful; I wouldn't hesitate to come back or to recommend Co-op to a friend. Truffle popcorn is a wonderful treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Great
    Lizzie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had the prefix dinner. The food was mediocre and the four courses were rushed. The wine pairings were horrible.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drinks are way too pricey..mac
    trendydiner
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Drinks are way too pricey..mac and cheese was awesome..sliders were ok..would not recommend it
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    I was just lookin for shelter from the stormy weather a couple of days ago, when i stumbled for the thousand time w Co-Op. I went in to warm down and down some warm liquor. I found the menu very appealing, so i called a couple of friends to join me and had a delicious dinner for an extrmely reasonable price. The sides are delicious and the sliders nicely done-if u order the beef slider make sure to ask for rare or else it'll be overcooked. The duck rice was exquisite and the duck perfectly cooked. Definitely coming back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • like the restaurant the ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    like the restaurant the ambiance and the food . Nice place to go with group of friends or just with your date
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall the food was quite
    Daemonecles
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Overall the food was quite good, I had the Short Rib and my girlfriend had the Steak Frites. The server was great; the kitchen, however, was slammed and our food took over an hour to get out of the kitchen. I do not blame the server and he was nice enough to comp our drinks so at least their service is good! The food was good enough and the fact that we had appetizers and good conversation meant that everything made for a good night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No one was in the place early
    eater
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    No one was in the place early - it started to fill around 7:30. Food was very good but service was lacking esp since no one was there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but horrible service
    BarefootContessaFan
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    It took us an hour to receive food for a group of 6 when the restaurant was not crowded. The food was delicious but the wait would make me not suggest this restaurant to any friends. I would not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • catching up with a friend
    eatingwellinnyc
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Have a drink and enjoy some apps just for the heck of it. Real friends meet face to face. Good food and drinks make it even better............................................................................................................happy new year
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stylish Party Restaurant
    davidjenisonVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Great vibe, lots of energy, good foods. We had miso salmon, buffalo brussel sprouts and taco flight, which were all great. Great art photos on the wall of celebs and notable NYC personalities. On a side note, the main dinning room literally had about 25 women to every one man, which could not have been a coincidence. Guessing the owner or manager is giving discounts to groups of girls. It inspired my wife to joke that she should have left me at home and had a girls night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a fun night out.
    AntShapVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Great for a fun night out. Interesting drink menu, and eclectic selection of all the best dishes from American to Japanese.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jen8ch
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    I went here when it first opened as a pop-up. It was infinitely better than because it has gotten pretty stale and boring now. I was pretty underwhelmed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    ElaineY
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Read a few articles on CO-OP so I decided to try this place out. I didn't get to sit in the room with all the portraits because the hostess said there was no room for me and my boyfriend even though all the tables were empty and I had a reservation. Nonetheless the area outside of the portrait room was still cozy and chic. We ordered the spicy tuna with crispy rice, the CO-OP roll, and the spicy salmon roll. Also ordered a side of truffled mac and cheese. Everything was delicious! The drinks were not very well mixed but still decent. I would certainly go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun but disappointing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    I had higher hopes for Co-op but I guess you get what you pay for ($22 entree + unlimited mimosas/bellinis for brunch). We definitely got our money's worth in cocktails but the quality of the meals was subpar. 2/8 people's orders were pulled off the line before they were ready so they were completely wrong. It took so long for the staff to fix the meals that everyone else was already done with their food once their meals were finally ready. The servers weren't too knowledgeable of the dishes but did their best to rectify the mistakes of the kitchen. Overall the poor service took away quality time from my friends and I; for that reason, I don't think I'll be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    The food was delicious and the wait staff was great but sadly even at 8pm there was hardly a soul there and the head-banging metal rock music was too hard to handle.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    I went here last month and loved it. Thought all the food was amazing. Truffle mac n cheese, sliders, co-op roll, dumplings, duck, etc. I went back on Saturday and half the menu had been replaced. Might have changed chefs. The coop roll is still there, and definitely something to order. Rest of the food was okay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a #BoozyBrunch
    NYCgirl
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    I initially tried CoOp during restaurant week a year ago & based on my experience w/the food and the service, I had not planned on returning. It was listed among the LES boozy brunch joints to try & a friend had scheduled it & I was forced to try again. It was really, surprisingly, great. The service & food were amazing & the drinks were flowing. We must have stayed four hours and had a great time. We didn't feel rushed and it really was an epic #SundayFunday. A few months later we were told that there were no longer unlimited drinks, but they had changed their policy to three drinks per person. I suggested limiting the time instead as most of us live for a good boozy brunch on the weekend. They haven't & we haven't been back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nom Nom Nom Finger foods
    BoostLe713
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    the menu consist mostly of finger foods, don't get me wrong they are made very well. the taste was delicious. order the sliders and the sweet potatoes fries. Oh and the sushi was fresh!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    MsFoodie
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Food was good, but not amazing. Not worth the value. Service was good, but lack of individuality. Ambience was ok, quite empty for dinner hour. The music was changing into 3 different genres within the first 15mins we arrived. I was expecting more.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Posh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    I really liked this place, I can't tell you how many times I passed it and never knew it existed. The vibe was fantastic, the food was delicious. The waiter was extremely helpful and gave us guidance on what to order. Very happy to have celebrated my 31st Birthday there!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!
    daynaVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    We had a lovely dinner with great wine and food. Our waiter was spectacular, friendly, helpful and nice. After dinner we went to the bar for drinks. The bar is beautiful, and the bartender was a doll. We really had a great night. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weak
    LBNY
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Almost hope that the executive chef was on vacation. Staff was super friendly yet "unprofessional" what is supposed to be a higher end restaurant. Quick rundown of items ordered - hamachi tartar - something "off" with the fish. Don't think fish was turning but not an enjoyable flavor. 2 bites and when waiter picked up dish looked at me and asked how it was, responded that it was a little off and he said oh and walked away? Shrimp and grits - grits were tasty with tons of butter, bacon was good, shrimp were covered in what looked like chili powder but butter overpowered it. All parts were prepared well but did not pair well together, no complexity Purple potato roll - enjoyed Rivington sliders - excellent Asparagus - uncooked w/char marks
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