La Coop
La Coop

La Coop

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coopbistro.com/
  • Phone: (502) 410-2888
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from La Coop
La Coop offers French comfort food with a modern twist. Located inside the award-winning Green Building in Louisville's NuLu district, guests will be greeted with classic bistro fair paired with well chosen French wine list, European inspired cocktails and a nice selection of French/Belgian ales.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
La Coop reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)romantic (29)neighborhood gem (29)special occasion (28)notable wine list (21)hot spot (16)great for outdoor dining (10)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • One of the best meals we have ever had!
    Michelle
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The beet salad will not disappoint! The cocktail selection is unique and delicious! Service was perfect. We weren't bothered too much but well taken care of. It is a small venue so you should make reservations. Although there are a lot of tables in a tight area, the noise level was acceptable. The price point is high so I consider this a special evening or celebration restaurant. The Steak Frites are incredible! A must order! The short ribs dissolve in your mouth. Great flavor and super tender. We all enjoyed every thing we order. Not a complaint or neutral viewpoint. EXCELLENT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Louisville Find
    Joshie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    La Coopo Was everything it was purported to be. Cozy, warm and friendly. The service was first rate, the food remarkably good and varied, and the wine list was delightfully varied and complete, with moderate prices. All in all, A place for a romantic evening, a great family meal or simply wonderful for appetizers and a glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KYsailor
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    As usual another memorable meal at Le Coup, very lively on a Saturday evening, great service wonderful food.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tremendous
    DBMwino
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I'm terrible about never taking the time to write reviews, but the experience/service we received most definitely deserves one. Don't overthink the menu, go with the steak frites and take comfort that no one in Paris is eating a better rendition. Tiger shrimp app was also killer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Mmmmmmmm
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Fantastic food, very enjoyable evening. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food!
    Diner1out
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our Friday evening dinner at La Coop was a mixed bag. The food was absolutely wonderful, as it has been every time I have visited. The staff are friendly. But, The pre dinner cocktail had so little bourbon in it, you could not taste it, when I asked for an additional shot in each because they were so weak, they did it, at full charge, no apologies or inquiries. And, it was in the wrong type of glass. Our food server was not overly accommodating either. The vegetables were served several minutes after the entree, extra utensils were not brought immediately for shared items, etc. Nothing major but many little things that I would hope can be corrected because the food is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved our mother/daughter dinner
    Mary
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    La Coop was an excellent choice for my "foodie" daughter and me. We split the Brussels spouts appetizer, which were cooked with pork belly and delicious! The look of delight on my daughter's face when she took her first bite was priceless. I also enjoyed the pecan salad with blue cheese ice cream. I was skeptical of the ice cream, but our waitress Lauren said this dish was very popular, and hasn't changed in the 2 1/2 years since La Coop has been open. It did not disappoint... the blue cheese flavor was very subtle and I could have munched on this salad all day. My coq au blanc was spectacular and my daughter enjoyed her mussels. They have a good French wine selection along with some fun special cocktails. Our server Lauren was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Couldn't have been better!
    GaboVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was our second visit: the first, several months ago, was wonderful, and this was even better. We are from out of town so can't go every week, but surely would go quite often if we lived in Louisville! The food was excellent, as was service. WE WILL BE BACK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • About the mussels...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Sorry to say, but as for the mussels, the shells were about normal size but the mussels inside were microscopic. The "sauce" tasted like milk that had been slightly warmed. No flavor at all. The bread delivered with the meal was all very large holes, with only the crust available for eating. Maybe the next time will be better. Hope this is taken as constructive criticism intended.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality has slipped
    Datenight28
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Menu items have slipped in quality and not as French based.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • each dish was spectacular
    adamjay
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    our table had escargot, ratatouille, and frites, with Beef bourguignon, cassoulet, and mussels as entrées. The dishes were moderately priced for their qualities and flavors, and the wait staff was very professional and helpful. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    Royaldiner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I took my daughter to dinner at LaCoop. this was her first visit. Love this place. I had the special halibut which was delicious. My husband and daughter each ordered a salad with the blue cheese ice cream. I was glad they gave me a bite. My daughter ordered the mussels and enjoyed them. We split two desserts. I've never had a bad meal here. Good place for a special occasion or just meeting up with friends. Great drinks too.
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, as always
    lovelacoop
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    One of my top 5 restaurants in town, no question. We tried eating outside for our most recent visit - it was fine, but not anywhere near the great ambiance of inside, of course. I do wish it felt a little less thrown together out there, though I can understand the reasoning. That being said, the food was terrific. I brought an out of town guest from Atlanta who was not expecting such a cosmopolitan spot with such amazing food. He was really blown away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricy but not worth it
    RocketgirlVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    $18 for a shrimp cocktail? Not a well balanced menu. Prices did not match the offerings.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Smp101363
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    La Coop was one of our favorite places to go for good French wine and food. The wine is still great but the food was a big let down. Everything we ordered had to be sent back as it was not edible. We started with the mussels and had to send them back when we realized they were not cooked at all. Basically they were mush. Then we ordered the beneits (which we were told were like a hush puppy) and they were like hockey pucks. So hard we couldn't bite into them. We were given a free dessert for our horrible experience. What bothered me so much on our visit, was the owner sat down late night as our disasterous meal was ending and every employee in the restaurant hovered over his table. I bet he didn't get mushy mussels or hockey puck beneits!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eat what the staff eats!
    davidrfrick
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We ordered the shredded pork taco appetizer, and split the Ratatouille as well as the pork chop with spiced mashed sweet potatoes. Each dish was brought out by a different staff member and each came with a glowing recommendation that this was either their favorite dish on current menu, or that it was what they ate before their shift. I didn't hear them say that to any other table. The food was outstanding, as was the overall experience. I will be back soon for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best scallops
    ScallopLover
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    La Coop had the best scallops I've ever had. They were perfectly seared. The steak frites were also very good. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little spot
    snufari1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was the first time we have eaten here. Other than having a small dining room this restaurant was a wonderful experience. Great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    the meal i had here was one of the highlights of my trip to louisville. incredibly delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    Pam2
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It was our 3rd time at this restaurant; 2nd time to order coq au vin. It was not good. I had one piece of carrot and two pearl onions and the chicken had lots of small bones which had to be spit out. Great coffee and the waitress was pleasant. Too expensive for bad food. Won't return.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • La Coop Dinner
    LouDiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my wife to La Coop for her birthday. The service was first class and most of the food was excellent. The Ham Beignets were a good appetizer. The salads were very good and the desserts were fabulous.. My wife's barbecue shrimp was very good but my short ribs left a little to be desired but still good, just not as good as the rest of the meal. I would recommend this and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the new BBQ shrimp
    fitfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Saturday night special, the BBQ shrimp was amazing!!!!! I can't wait to have it again. But remember, its only on Sat night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Enjoyable meal, good service, good wine. The veggie entre had very little in it. The ratatouille could have been called "zucchini in tomato sauce". Good tomato flavor, though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I've been to Le Coop 4 times & the food has always been great, while the service inconsistent. This visit, the food was "meh" & the service non-existent. I found myself feeling stressed, as I'd brought a guest & wanted him to have a good experience. "Your food will be out in a minute," the server says, then we didn't see her again until after someone else brought *one* of our entrees 25 minutes later; the second entree followed 5 minutes after the first. No information/explanations/apologies were offered. When I raised an issue (very politely), the server didn't respond at all & walked away, seemingly confused. We didn't see her again until she literally dropped the check. There seemed to be a lack of training in responding to basic issues.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanks
    randomdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I always have a great time when bringing friends here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb!
    majorfoodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Everything I had was wonderful! It always is! Hat's off to chef Bobby!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service was impeccable!
    heather
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our server was Eric, we had him last time. He was great before and even better this time. He was very knowledgable about the entire menu and really gave us a dining experience we would never forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 299 reviews are from the La Coop reviews archive.
  • Chris
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Ate outside on a perfect evening, excellent and attentive service, delicious apps and entrees, tasty cocktails, chef even sent out an extra order of fries just because
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at La Coop recently. Everything we ordered was fantastic. The BBQ shrimp were amazing and our server was fantastic as well. Highly recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was very poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our food was good and interesting, but the service was so poor that it ruined the evening. We were obviously not wanted there and we were made to feel very uncomfortable.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but not Great
    BirthdayDiner
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The quality of food has declined since eating here a year and a half ago. The food was tasty, but not as outstanding as first tried.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out with Husband
    jdubky
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Table was immediately available upon arrival. Mixed greens salad was excellent. Husband really enjoyed the French Onion soup. I ordered the Steak Frites medium and my husband ordered the Coq au Vin. I saw the same order go to a neighboring table. Their meat was a nicely cut flank steak. My steak looked like an end cap of beef, it was rare and fatty. Duck fat fries were great. Husbands chicken had an overpowered flavor. Service was very good. Mixed review because parts of the meal was fantastic, others not so great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot Can't Wait to Go Back
    CaryD
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We finally made it to La Coop and its now one of our local favorites... The food ,service and location are Great.. A must do spot in Louisville's new Nu Lu neighborhood....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good celebration but....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My first glass of wine was flat. They told me well it was only opened yesterday. My second glass was worse. Since it was a celebration I didn't want to make a scene. Make sure you check out the wine.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice!
    Foodie64
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was our first visit and we were very pleased with the food and service. We will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like I was in France!
    PepperridgeVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Found this restaurant through trip advisor. Was looking for someplace different, small and close to our hotel. It was a short cab ride but not too expensive. Would definitely go back. One bad point was that they cooked the French onion soup too much and it wasn't the best I have tasted. Then the waitress said she would take it off of the bill but didn't.. :(
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine food, cozy atmosphere
    Outandabout
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was delicious! The house salad and the salad with blue cheese ice cream were both good choices. My husband had the scallops which were perfect, and I had the polenta with roasted vegetables. Amazing! Earthy flavors with creamy polenta, yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful, but smell like fish.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The Escargot is AMAZING!! The only negative we have is when there are lots of fish specials the restaurant has an open kitchen and it smells VERY strong. So much so, our clothes the next morning still had the odor to it. I would always go back no matter what though. I love the cocktails as well. Scallops are fantastic! (so yes I was part of the problem with the smell since we ordered that ;)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The highlight of out meal was definitely the bread pudding. It is a must have!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    MillieVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    First time dining at La Coop....wont be our last! Must plan in advance to grab a reservation! Not a last minute place....everything was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.