La Coop
La Coop

La Coop

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coopbistro.com/
  • Phone: 5024102888
  • 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, Weekend Brunch, 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
La Coop reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (46)special occasion (40)romantic (33)neighborhood gem (31)great for outdoor dining (25)notable wine list (23)hot spot (23)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)good for groups (4)scenic view (4)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Millie
    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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Homersma57
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It was our first time there. Everything was great! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hollywood
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Very good, all French wines which gives good choices. Restaurant is small and therefore noisy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time is a charm!
    malenky
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I took my husband here for his birthday dinner. It exceeded our expectations. We started off with the special, New Orleans BBQ shrimp. We thoroughly queried our waiter on the preparation of this dish as I'm originally from New Orleans and have had the original. He was quite receptive to our interrogations and very knowledgeable about the dish. We could not have been more pleased with the dish. While it was a somewhat less buttery than the original, it was almost better. My husband ordered the steak and frites for his entree and I ordered the mussels. Both were amazing...especially the frites. They were so crispy and satisfying. We shared the pistachio creme brulee for dessert and it was delicious. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed Bob
    Localguy74
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Far too noisy,ordinary seats & seating arrangements. Overpriced. Can't recommend to friends & do not plan to return. Wait staff were super however!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5 friends celebrating a birthday
    floydsknobsfoodie
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We had an outstanding dining experience. We shared 5 appetizers, all of which were eaten with relish. The flatbread and the crab cakes were the most remarked about, although everything was delicious. Everyone ordered the salad with the blue cheese ice cream. We all agreed that it was the best salad we had ever eaten. It is worth the trip here just for that salad. We moved on to desserts. The crepes and the banana bread pudding that we shared were scrumptious. The wine list offered a nice variety of choices. Our server was excellent, personable and attentive. The restaurant is inviting, but a bit crowded and noisy- no surprise when you serve such great food. Nevertheless we all had a lovely time, and we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The scallop dinner had to be returned because it arrived cold. However, the kitchen handled it well, and sent another one out promptly. The salads and desserts were exceptional. The entrees were so so. Lovely ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dinner!
    EataroundVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Excellent experience! The food, the beverages and the service were all outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 279 reviews are from the La Coop reviews archive.
  • Alicerh
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Love La Coop but the acoustics are really bad; the noise level is pretty high given the relatively small number of tables and guests.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, not exceptional
    Bluedotinky
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had been told that La Coop was one of the best restaurants in town, so I went in with high expectations. In while the food in general was very good, I did not think that there was anything exceptional about it. If the food were lower priced for that quality and I would consider going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I enjoyed my recent dinner at La Coop. From appetizer to dessert all was as it should be. High points included the salad with that interesting and extremely tasty dollop of blue cheese ice cream on top and the scallops cooked to heavenly perfection. I would also like to recommend a drink that I don't remember by name, but will not soon forget. It contained lavender gin and honey? honey flavored liquor? All I know is it tasted like a summer afternoon and was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Everything about the meal was great! We had drinks from the bar, salads, I had the streak frites and she had the coq a vin. All perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Our reservation was at 6:45, but we went early intending to share a walking tour of NuLu shops with our out of town company. As it turns out, the weather was cold and windy so when was arrived at 5:30, we asked if we could be seated. The hostess was more than accommodating and we were given a table right away. Food & service were just lovely. Annette (or Aniete, unsure of spelling) was charming. This is a favorite restaurant of ours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    d8tnite
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great apps, salads, and entree's. Perfect atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Required eating in Lousiville!
    rosesforus
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Visiting Louisville and this place came highly recommended and lived up to the hype. Cocktails and food were inventive without being overwhelming and the prices were more than reasonable. Would love to go back here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate