Coohills
Coohills

Coohills

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coohills.com/
  • Phone: 3036235700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Open for Private Events

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Open for Private Events

    Bar: Mon - Fri, 3:00pm - close; Sat, 4:00pm - close. Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 3:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Bar will open early on Saturday's to coincide with Pepsi Center events. Please call restaurant for exact bar hours during these days.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tom Coohill, Jr.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer off-site catering to businesses located in the 1400 Wewatta and Wazee building.
  • Special Events: http://coohills.com/reservations/special-events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th & Wewatta - across from the Pepsi Center at Speer Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Coohills has 2 light rail stations nearby: Union Station and Pepsi Center Station.

    The nearest bus stops are 22574 / 22572 which serve Routes 6, 10, 28, 32 and 44.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Coohills features a temperature-controlled, secured parking garage just east of the restaurant. $5 parking after 5 pm. Metered street parking on Wynkoop St. one block south of the restaurant.
A word from Coohills
With a focus on local, regional, and farm-fresh ingredients, Coohills Restaurant and Bar is reminiscent of what you might find in casual bars and restaurants in Europe. The open kitchen and uniquely modern interior, designed by award-winning architects Semple Brown, underscores Coohills' style! Located in the hip Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood, we invite you to pull up to the community table, tuck in at your own intimate table for two or more, or enjoy our outdoor terrace for a spirited drink.

Coohills includes a main dining room, private dining room, community space, bar and beautiful outdoor terrace, providing a breathtaking view of the infamous Colorado sunsets.

Coohills comfortably seats up to 242 people and can host up to 400 people for a stand up reception.

We offer Happy Hour, Dinner Service and are happy to host your upcoming Private Events
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Coohills reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (48)special occasion (44)great for outdoor dining (30)notable wine list (29)romantic (27)good for groups (25)neighborhood gem (23)scenic view (21)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (11)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Excellent
    Lalalu
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoyed our evening immensely. The blue crab cakes were possibly the best we have ever had. The dry rubbed strip steak was perfect. The lemon tart and bread pudding were heavenly. We will be back. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-concert dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My group of four had a relaxing and delicious experience before a concert! Great dinner and terrific service! We loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    great food and drinks. Loved the decor. Definitely not a family focused restaurant but they were very welcoming to our kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coohills a find
    GourmetGuruVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Coohills - despite a terrible name for a restaurant (it's the chefs last name ) the food here is wonderful. The location is also hard to find and there's only garage parking at $5 dollars. The menu reads wonderfully and makes you want to try everything. Have eaten here twice - the gazpacho is really a mushroom medley -so delicious I wanted to order a 2nd portion. The duck confit was classic and done perfectly. Lamb sirloin keeps calling me back for more. Desserts are all great especially the "peaches & cream". Would recommend to anyone who likes good food !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cherry creek
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We found the food to be outstanding, a French Chef Owner, with a great presentation. The country pate was so delicious and ample enough to be a main COURSE, HOME made BREAD WAS WARM AND DELICIOUS, My strip steak was served in cubes on spinach with risotto gnoochi, and onion crisps, Jeanne had a beautiful piece of salmon with delicious sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JoedisappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    crab cakes, while pricey are the best in town. food attractively presented. tastey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    Eddie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had an early reservation (6PM) and only a few tables were occupied. We were seated promptly and our waitress was right over welcoming us. Overall some of the best service I've ever had. We started off splitting the cheese platter which was quite good. The blu cheese was some of the best I've tasted. We both had the arugula salad with almonds, and they were dressed to perfection. I had the strip steak, and my wife had the chicken. Both were outstanding. Had to skip dessert because we were both stuffed. It was a great evening with wonderful service and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A quality experience!
    Foodthymedicine
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    A special evening with a best friend of 20 years, we definitely picked the right place at the right time!! Coohills was amazing! I have an affinity for French food, and their quality, flavor and presentation were outstanding, also they were able to accommodate dietary needs! It was Thursday, the place was a little empty, but honestly we didn't mind having the privacy while there was a larger party on the other wide. Exceptional wine list, so extensive you flip through on an iPad! The two of us shared everything from the foie gras and beef tartar- Delicious! To Scallops with the best texture I've ever had! Melon salad with prosciutto, yum! And late-harvest not-to-sweet dessert wine with sorbet to finish it all off. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Special
    ETDenver
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We visited Coohills during Restaurant Week when the menu was limited, but we had a delicious meal. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the dessert was delightful. We added a very good cheese plate and port to end with a flourish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magnifique
    DiscriminatingDiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The menu is upscale and refined often to allow the frequent patron a constantly different dining experience. The escargot was prepared to sheer perfection. The baguettes left you wanting another. The chicken you could cut with a fork. Wines list makes pairing with your entree simple. Desserts offered a refreshing conclusion to your meal. Attentive service left you feeling that you were their sole table for the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was good, but not enough so to make us want to return again. Restaurant week is for letting people try your menu to , hopefully, bring them back again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    Betsy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Wonderful food with right sized portions. Attentive service without being overly attentive. Enjoyed the night with my husband...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed reviews
    FoodLover5200
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Last min booking during 5280 week, and mixed reviews from 4 of us; Pros-3 had the Crab cakes and they were a huge hit, and so was the desert. 2 of us had the chicken dish, and it was great. Cons - 2 of us had salmon, one was great, one was overcooked and a bit dry. The snails were so-so from the 3 that had them. No where that we could see, on the web site or onsite did they say that there was just the one fixed menu. In fact they had a sign at the front door that advertised happy hr. until 6p and we were there at 5:30 and I was first told that it was not available except at the bar area, then I was told that it had already ended. Snails was the only appetizer with no other option, a poor choice for a single option, or add something else.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Michael J
    MJeats
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I took my boss, who was visiting from SF, and it was a great experience. Coohills is appropriate for a business dinner or a date night. The food and service were fabulous. I'll be back with my wife and friends. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Birthday Party Ever
    RoderickVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food, great drinks, great company. Best restaurant in Denver
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5280 Restaurant Week
    COFoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Meal exceeded our expectations. Service also very good, very attentive, although second glass of wine arrived after entree was served. Great wine selection. Excellent white Burgundy and red Bordeaux. Very good Manhattan with large ice block. Excellent golden brown house made bread with truffle butter. Wow! Both appetizers were beautifully plated and well seasoned. Escargots were on the small side though. The sous vide egg in the salad was perfectly cooked and the yolk ran when pierced. Delicious salmon, crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. Chicken Ballantine was also delicious and tender but would have liked more than 2 rilettes. Potato puree a bit on runny side. Dessert was pleasing to the eye and palate. Good textures
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Denvergal
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Lovely restaurant in a convenient location, across from the Pepsi Center. Food was delicious, wait service great, very prompt. Will be back to try other options on the menu!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went with the tasting menu Excellent choices by the chef Apt wine pairings
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had another great dinner! The martinis were perfect and the wines were well paired with our entree orders. The service was excellent and timely. I would recommend them for groups of 2-6 diners.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic - you need to go!
    Jsrodrig
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Fab food, tremendous service . Comfortable seating that overlooks the Platte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Dining Experience!
    pjfreitag
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our first visit to Coohills but we will be back again soon, this time to try one of the tasting menus. The service was attentive and fast. The food was inventively prepared, beautifully presented and remarkably tasty. The foie gras de jour was different from any I've had and I couldn't stop raving about it. The crab cakes (an old French recipe, we were told) contained no breading, bound together with other seafood . . .quite incredible. The green tomato gazpacho was not your run-of the-mill soup but a medley of great flavors. My wife is a lover of salmon and she was thrilled with the preparation. Lamb sirloin was done to perfection and the combination with harissa and yogurt simply breathtaking. Thanks for a wonderful meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • True 5-star service + great eats!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Yes, this is a higher end restaurant and the prices reflect that, so many would only go here for special occasions. If you are looking for a memorable evening with flawless service, perfectly executed food, and a chic yet warm atmosphere, Coohills is the place. The service was also impeccable. Everything was timed absolutely perfectly: the busser would have the table preset without delay, wine pairing would arrive precisely on time with each course, and plates were cleared promptly. The timing of each course was also impressive; just enough time in between each course to sit and enjoy, but not too much time passed where we wondered when our next plate would be there. Best service I have experienced in all of Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I really really wanted to love this place. I really really liked it. The service was stellar. I loved the ambiance. The crab cake was divine. I ordered the chicken entree, it was very salty. It was good and definitely edible, but nothing to write home about. I expected more. My husband had the steak, it was good, not wonderful. The cheese board and fresh baked bread were awesome. I would go back for appetizers and desserts, but perhaps not an entree.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    rcrystal78VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Without question, one of the best meals I've had in Denver. Best crab cake I've ever had in my life. Foie Gras was amazing too. My fiance had the salmon, and I had the lamb. Still dreaming about the harissa. Thanks for bringing your amazing talent for French cuisine to Denver, Tom Coohills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Downtown fantastic
    foodiefanVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We go out fairly frequently to new restaurants and would consider ourselves foodies. This place is purely fantastic, and it isn't just because the location is terrific, tucked away in upper lodo beside the bridge at 14th & Wewatta, or that the energy is just right (we went on a Tuesday evening for the free concert) or that the food is truly outstanding (best crab cake I've EVER eaten on appetizer menu...held together with crab foam - astoundingly delicious)...also thoroughly enjoyed the scallops, red snapper, salads and a creamed corn TDF...but the staff is exceptional! Shout out to Samuel for taking such good care of us and providing a free dessert not on the menu, as well as Aaron, general manager extraordinaire! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply superb!
    bits1bytes2
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My wife and I ate here before a concert at the Pepsi Center. We enjoyed everything we ordered. The drinks were mixed to perfection and the service was truly friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food, drink, and ambience were great!!! The outdoor band was way too loud and I was sitting inside.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful inside
    JeremyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was very good, but this is our second visit, and clearly Chef Coohill needs to train his staff better. Knowledge and grace were severely limited in all service interactions there, which also reduced our food rating - since our server recommended something our 14yo would never eat (and we took her word for it despite asking several questions). Even so, everything was nicely flavored and elegantly presented, but nothing was even close to spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great night
    Lodo
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Service was magnificent. The tasting menu was amazing. What a great restaurant in lodo.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pricey, but memorable
    TastyReasonable
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We arrived at Coohills on a Friday night for our first wedding anniversary. The staff was friendly and had prepared us a nice table with a view. We were treated to complimentary champagne for the occasion, alongside a delicious amuse bouche (watermelon, cheese, red pepper). My wife did not like that their wine list was displayed on an iPad. She found it difficult to compare her options. The cheese plate was a bit disappointing for the price ($17). My caesar salad with fried anchovies was really delicious...and I eat my share of caesar salad. My wife loved her steak dish and I had a wonderful harissa spiced lamp sirloin. The entrees change with the seasons, so do not trust the online menu. The bread pudding was quite sweet. Romantic!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too bad !
    1VegloverVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Once you receive your miniature amount of food (after a too long wait), you find that the food is pretty and truly petite ! After you have eaten, you receive your very large bill. Then you go home and eat some real food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    Bliss2010
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Staff fabulous. Food outstanding. View and location perfect. Premium priced but worth it for a special celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    Wanderingdiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is a remarkable restaurant in an unlikely location. Food is French influenced and creative but not fussy. Fresh ingredients with excellent preparation, presentation, and attention to detail. Service was attentive without being overbearing. We opted for one of the tasting menus, and each course was a pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!!!
    TheCoop
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Tom & Diane do such a masterful job balancing wonderful flavors and amazing execution. I am in the food industry and know a great thing when I experience it. Coohills is great. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 511 reviews are from the Coohills reviews archive.
  • Wonderful!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our 5 wedding anniversary. The staff did sucha wonderful job of making it nice and the food was expetional. We did the 7 course tasting menu and the wines that were paired with the food were perfectly selected. They made us feel very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu Broad
    Mervlapin
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The halibut was the best I have had. Not a huge menu but adequate. Quality food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as the first time
    Epip
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We thought Coohills was great but went back and there was a rehearsal dinner. My steak and sides tasted good but were cold. I'll give it a try again but will sit at the table in front of the kitchen that's the best table w the best service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Service was excellent. Wonderful explanation of dishes and philosophy without being snooty. Food came out a good pace. Everyone was never without.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day
    JBandco
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Coohills was busy in the early afternoon this past Mother's Day, but the staff handled the traffic with aplomb. The buffet was always fresh and plentiful, and the staff, while busy, was unfailingly attentive. Lovely to see so many multiple generations of happy families. Even though it snowed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    Mike
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for Mother's Day. Was not disappointed. Great find!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.