My wife and I found Cooper's
My wife and I found Cooper's Tavern after going to the International Auto Show. They have a great "Skyscraper Burger", ten ounces with portobello mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, bacon, yum, cooked to perfection. The greeter seemed unimpressed with Open Table. We got there a few minutes early and she said, "Well, we're not ready for you yet." It wasn't a problem to wait ten minutes, but I would have thought they would appreciate clients who use Open Table to drive business to them.
4/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Could be the best burger in NYC?
I had a quick lunch here with a friend from work and wow, I have to say, I was not expecting the food to be so tasty. I obviously don't patron places where I don't think the food will be good, but I was a little surprised at Cooper's. Hands down, to date, the best burger I've had in NYC. Yes, HUGE claim in a place where you can get a burger on just about every block in the city. It was cooked perfect, had a great taste, awesome onions and smoked cheese, and accompanied by yummy fries. I didn't go there for a burger, but glad it was what I decided to order.
Nicely done, I will be back for another one soon!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a pre MSG event
Very close to Madison Square Garden and great for a pre game/event meal.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good menu, terrific food,
Good menu, terrific food, warm service, quiet and peaceful ambiance. A welcome oasis in an otherwise-noisy and hectic neighborhood.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant near Penn Station
Cooper's Tavern is a real gem. Who knew a restaurant that's nestled in a hotel would be so reasonable and good. The street entrance is a challenge as it's a pair of doors that create a wind vaccuum so that one has to close before you can open the second one, but once you get past that hurdle the interior is fine. Comfortable booths, and I've never been there when it was too noisy to chat comfortably. All you can eat mussels appetizer is a delight, and the portions overall are extremely generous. Staff is attentive without hovering. We go there whenever we need to meet friends or business acquaintances in that neighborhood.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Such a great restaurant and
Such a great restaurant and especilaly in this otherwise-dismal neighborhood. Excellent food, lovely/warm service, quiet enough for conversation (!), and a true "neighborhood gem". A good menu with a great prix-fix deal at lunch.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
You accommodated an ad hoc
You accommodated an ad hoc retirement lunch for a large group of us, and you handled it with such aplomb. Thank you! The service was warm and attentive. The food was excellent (as always). And the ambiance was so peaceful and comfortable.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my "neighborhood lunch club"...it's as good as a private club without the cost. Staff are attentive, recognize you, and very attentive..
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Midtown Find
We train in from New Jersey so being across from Penn was a big +
Really enjoyed the food, service, rest rooms. Will go often.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch at Coopers
I met old friends who came into Penn St. There are so few decent eateries near there. We had salads which were all excellent. I had not seen these friends in a long time and since the restaurant wasn't that busy after lunch,they let us sit for a few hours and visit. It was a very pleasant experience.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Stop an 40th Annv, trip
We stayed at the New Yorker Hotel on our 40th anniversary Amtrak trip. We enjoyed drinks, pizza, lunch and dinner at Coopers. It had a very nice decor and was bright. Our server was very helpful with all inquires and also had some very good recommendations. Drinks and meal portions very good and quality of food was excellent. Prices were very fair for the portions received. We would recommended Coopers to any friends and family to try. Try there Brandy Alexander for desert or after dinner drink
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great menu for a tavern
Cooper's Tavern was a great find. The menu was diverse with surprisingly generous portions. A wonderful hummus with olive oil and a red pepper puree drizzled on top was served with fresh bread. Very creative and not common fare for most restaurants. For an entree, I ordered the "Tuna Amalfi" salad which came with five sushi grade pieces of tuna over a bed of mesclun, cherry tomatoes, anchovies, capers and fresh green beans with a green olive vinaigrette. It was wonderful. My husband ordered the "Beef and Blue" sandwich consisting of perfectly cooked, rare filet mignon on focaccia bread with bacon, tomato, arugula, horseradish and gorgonzola. Excellent! The homemade chips could have been more cripy but still tasty. We will return.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great As Always!
This is real gem . . . .that is close to Penn Station!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent neighborhood restaurant
Eclectic Italian/American menu, reasonably priced, with good sized portions and well sauced. Tables not crowded together and noise level good making conversation possible.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fastastic little spot
A little out of the way spot tucked on the corner of 35th and 8th, but what a find! Super supportive staff, great tasting food, very reasonable priced, for Midtown.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great place for
This is a great place for pre show/game dinner at MSG or having a catch up/networking dinner close to Penn. Great service, good food and pretty quick if you need it to be.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My private dining club
I go to Cooper's Tavern a few times each month. It's like having a private dining club.. They recognize me, know what I want to drink, and treat me like a valued customer. It's the only place in the neighborhood that is quiet enough to have a conversation...and the food is terrific
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
will not disappoint!
Food was delicious and plated beautifully! Service was great, our waiter was very attentive and food was serviced quickly , got us in and out in time for our show. We will be back thank yoU!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were great. We had, the pizza, the crab burger, fish and chips and 2 chicken dishes. All were very good.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm and friendly
Had a play to go see, so we ate early. The service was warm and friendly but not intrusive. Salad was fresh large and wonderful. Meal was more than I could finish and good enough so that I was disappointed.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I eat lunch here a few times a week and the food and service are excellent every time. They never disappoint.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great if you need a quick
Great if you need a quick bite while shopping, skyscraper burger is very good and the calamari and black and blue sandwich excellent also, would return
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter and I each work close by and we appreciated the excellent food and service we received. I look forward to another occasion there.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Menu has something for everyone. Very attentive service and the food was good. Nice, quiet place to have a lunch meeting. Calm atmosphere. Enjoyed it.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easy Trip to the City!
I met my cousin near Penn Station, had a nice lunch at Cooper's Tavern and then hopped back on the train. The service was lovely and they didn't rush us. We had plenty of time to catch up. I would definitely go back again!
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
VERY CONVIENT TO MADISON SQUARE
VERY CONVIENT TO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. VERY PLEASANTLY SUPRISED. MUSHROOM RISOTTO WAS EXCELLENT. WOULD GO BACK.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Close to garden
Great place when attending an event at the garden. Good food reasonable prices.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Convenient to MSG. Good value for the food, considering the location. Not for those looking for an upscale dining experience, but food was pretty good and so was the service.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great this will be our choice
Great this will be our choice each time we go into Madison Square Garden for an event.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate here because it was close to our hotel and it was a great choice. Food was excellent, and the restaurant was always busy when we went by. We would eat here again and recommend it to others.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Business Lunch Spot
I needed to find a restaurant that was convenient to Penn Station for a business meeting.
Everything was perfect, from the service to the food, to the perfect atmosphere to have a
business lunch. I would highly recommend Cooper's Tavern as a great place to meet for
a business lunch.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for lunch. Enjoyed the ambiance, people watching on 8th Ave.. Food was super.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Early Sunday Dinner
My cousins and I went after seeing a show. The food was very good. We shared the mussels in wine/garlic sauce. there were 4 of us and a few mussels were left, it was a very generous plate! We also had bruschetta for 4, also very good.. our main course we all chose one of the sizzling salads. Exceptional!! We first had a waiter with an attitude, then a very nice young woman took over and she was helpful, patient and friendly! The drinks are great! We were there for happy hour and had some drinks before sitting down. we had 2 rounds at the table and the bill, including 20% tip came to $45 per person!! Extremely reasonable for NYC! We would definitely go back to Cooper's Tavern!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cooper's Tavern is a great
Cooper's Tavern is a great place for a pre-show meal at the Garden or a get together/meeting point very close to Penn Station. The food is consistently very good. This has become my go to place when I am going to MSG. The service is also consistenly very good and often excellent, such as last night. The prices are very good too, especially the new prix-fixe and the happy hour specials. Well worth trying.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM