Delicious food and great service.
We had great service and food. The early dinner menu was great!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch: What an excellent surprise!
Great food, great atmosphere for Mother's day, great service equals an overall excellent experience. I can't wait to try lunch and dinner! Highly recommended!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mother's Day Brunch
Good in the buffet was very good but would have liked more options. They are known for their seafood and fish and there weren't many options there. Everything tasted great though. The server was super friendly and very helpful. We will definitely be back!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for Mother's Day. There was a nice variety of breakfast and lunch choices. Everything was displayed beautifully and looked and tasted delicious. The buffet was kept clean and restocked often. Service was exceptional. This was one of the best brunches I have ever been to, and I have been to many!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Plus...I don't like buffets
The plan was for my parents to drive up from Waseca Mn so I was to find a place between there and Eden Prairie. I tried making reservations for brunch on Mothers Day to Porterhouse in Lakeville. When they were booked, I searched for what was near. My parents and I were very impressed on how they greeted us, served us and continued to come by and ask how our experience was. Not only our waitress but also the "table cleaning guy" would ask. I believe the manager even came by to ask us how we enjoyed our meal. The buffet was AWESOME! It was a select amount of breakfast and lunch options. It was not overwhelming. The walleye was the best and I also enjoyed green beans. The deserts were awesome too. Thank you! Awesome job!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Keep Copper River in the hood
Each time I have been to Copper River over the past few months it has gotten better. We always have great service and excellent food! This is a gem in an unlikely location and needs to be kept in the neighborhood.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
They have made jam using bacon! Is any more information really needed??
Very friendly staff for our special occasion. All staff was aware of our anniversary which was a very nice touch. My wife had halibut that was very good. The bacon jam was the star of the dish! I enjoyed a flavorful bone in rib eye that was done to my order. The pre meal hummus was very good but awkward to eat with the portions of grilled tortilla wrap. Would have been more enjoyable on a toasted bread of some sort we felt. Both of our martinis were great also.
We'll be back to try more martinis and some of the appetizers!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Due to a busy holiday weekend night, we couldn't get a reservation at a local restaurant.
We took a chance on Copper River and it was excellent. Fantastic dinner, nice wine choices, and excellent service.
We ordered two different types of fish and both were outstanding.
Next time, Copper River will be our first choice.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding dining experience
The Copper River Fish & Chop House is a GEM!! The menu is extensive and our waiter was attentive and answered all questions, in detail, about the fish we were interested in. As a result, the fish we selected was prepared exactly as we wanted it and the entire meal was excellent.The restaurant is beautiful, the food was outstanding, and the service was the best we have had in a long time.I highly recommend this restaurant - it is well worth the drive to Lakeville. We will be back with other friends for sure.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Scallops and salmon were really
Scallops and salmon were really good. It is pretty spendy - $100 for two of us and all we had was our entrée and one glass of house wine. Modern, nice décor.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Good Food in the Suburbs
Our group of 4 (60+) ate here on June 1, 2013. We enjoyed the starter on the table of hummus and cheese to spread on warm tortillas.
We each had a cocktail and they arrived properly created.
The dinners we enjoyed were the Ono Wahoo/grilled, Canadian Walleye/grilled, Ahi Tuna steak /seared rare to perfection and the special of the night a small Filet Mignon stuffed with crab and mushrooms/medium rare.
Each of us was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food, presentation and quantity. Each entree came with it's own sides and one Caesar salad was ordered . We all commented that a nice salad bar would have been perfect in this restaurant.
We did not order dessert or wine.
Our server was knowledgeable and we would all dine here again.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We tried the Ivory salmon
We tried the Ivory salmon and it was amazing. We love how Copper River keeps their menu fresh by consistently adding new features.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Does not disappoint
This is one of our favorites even though they over cooked my steak this time. They fixed it right away and brought me a cup of soup while they redid my order. The service is great.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
expert fish selection and prep
All fish is sustainable. Their menu is thoughtful plus you can have any fish simply prepared.i had hand harvested scallops simply prepared using pan searing. scallops were wonderful. my daughter had steak which came med rare as ordered and was perfect. Vegetables were the only slip. asparagus was well roasted but the ends were not trimmed beforehand so tough. i ordered the special brussel sprouts which would have been perfect if given 10 more minutes in the oven. Despite the veggies - i definitely recommend it for the fish and meat. we were there on a sunday when the wine by the bottle is half price.Nice selection of wines.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Salmon ever...
I had no idea that the Copper River Salmon was such a great treat. The waiter took time to explain the differences on the salmon choices, and hightly recommended the seasonal Copper River Salmon. I loved it. One is our group had the Walleye, liked lots.
Next time, we will try the Chops...which is the house specialty! I'm sure it will be great.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun place to celebrate
Went to celebrate our anniversary - received a special menu and a dessert. Everyone we interacted with was pleasant and accommodating. Really enjoyed our celebration. Thank you!!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We hadn't been to Copper River but had been to its predecessor, Copper Blu. Needless to say, Copper River is fabulous! I don't think have found out about this place yet so check it out! The food is far better than its predecessor, the outside deck is great and the service fantastic. It has the entire package and it's very reasonably priced. Good find!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night Out!
We dined with a couple that dines out a lot at 5 star restaurants and they were very impressed with the food and the service. The steak was very good and the scallops and halibut were exceptional, everyone was pleased with their food. The server was very pleasant and seemed to be there whenever we needed anything. We have been there several times and we will be back, especially now that we can enjoy the great patio!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date Night Gem
I was pleasantly surprised when I visited Copper River this week. They have gone back to more of a formal dining atmosphere with the linens on the tables, low lights, and servers dressed more professionally. That was the original experience when it was Copper Blue. Molly Cool's had a more family friendly casual vibe which we have plenty of in the Apple Valley/Lakeville area. The food was delicious and service was attentive. They have a wonderful patio area as well....when the weather cools I will definitely be frequenting that space.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We picked this restaurant for restaurant week, and really enjoyed it. We had been to this location previously while under its former name. The salmon is amazing. The wood grilled flavor really came through and the sauce was perfect, bringing out and adding to the flavors rather than masking them. Although we ate indoors, the outdoor dinning area looked very inviting. They also have early dinning specials if you get there between 4 to 6 pm, with three course dinners for only $30.....what a perfect way to experience this restaurant on a budget!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was excellent. Had the scallops and they are to die for! The waiter was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely come back again. Prices are high, but was worth it for a special occasion.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Copper River Great
We picked this restaurant from the reviews and the place did not disappoint. The fish was fresh, grilled perfection and the steak was large steakhouse quality at a very reasonable price. The server was spot on, there for every part of the meal and we capped the night off with cheesecake better than New York style. Very impressive.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food & drinks, odd location
We got a gift card for Copper River from a friend. It's is in the middle of the land of strip malls. The atmosphere inside was terrific. I loved the mid-century decor combined with a modern rustic flair, but since it was a beautiful summer evening, we opted for a table on the patio. The patio lacked ambience, felt lackluster and needing more personality and ambient lighting. The only lighting outside came from some white string lights on the surrounding bushes. The privacy fence covered not enough of the view of the Caribou Coffee across the parking lot. Once the fire pit was lit, "the vibe" improved a bit. What the patio and location lacked, it made up for in everything else–the food was excellent, drinks were great, & service was superb!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding and 15 min from airport
Why isn't this place packed at lunchtime? Time & hassle-wise it's closer than downtown from the airport/MOA -- it's an easy 15 min drive straight south down Cedar/Hwy 77, with free parking. The food, including fresh seafood, is outstanding, service attentive without being pushy, and prices in-line with fine-dining lunches. Nice wood decor & patio for outdoor dining, too. I enjoyed a cobb salad with asparagus and thin-sliced rings of pickled onion added to the more traditional components. The grilled salmon sandwich on freshly-baked roll was perfectly cooked. The lobster quesadilla was flavorful, served with two tasty sauces. Summertime non-alcohol mojitos (no-jitos) were freshly prepared & the pomagranite one was especially good.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoy our visits to Copper River..Always great food & excellent service.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is some of the
The food here is some of the best in the Twin Cities. It is a great place to go for a conversation because you can actually hear the person sitting across from you. Upscale food, casual atmosphere. Enjoy!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic family meal
We've been to the few different resteraunts that have been in this building with mixed results. We came by to give copper river a chance and were not dissapointed. The meal was absolutely perfect!. The oysters were fresh and shucked well. Swordfish was PERFECT, the scallops were excellent. Very pleased!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would Definately Recommned
This was our fifth time dining at Copper River but it was our friends first time. The food and service was awesome. After dinner we sat out on the patio for a while to unwind.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meals. Lots of interesting fresh fish dishes. Open concept made it noisy.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a nice gem of a restaurant. There are not many from which to choose in the Lakeville / Apple Valley area. It is not overly large inside, and as a result, the service is perhaps more attentive than expected. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu items and made several great suggestions. And the wine list, although not extensive, had several great choices on it. The food was well presented and prepared. Try the cheesecake for dessert. It was astonishing and enough for several to share! This was our second visit to Copper River, and both experiences were quite positive. We will go back again.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food and service
This place is awesome. The server and the manager were extremely attentive. Food here is awesome!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Copper River was a plesant surprise recently for our family. All five of us had a signature main course, and none of us were disappointed. Portion sizes and flavors were very good, and accompaniments were well thought out. Dessert was fabulous - New York Cheesecake and Key Lime Pie. Portions were very big. The cheesecake was excellent, but the Key Lime pie could have used a little more flavor and tartness, but was still a very good dish. The prices at this restaurant are comparable to big restaurants in the city, so I suggest do not go here if your are expecting great food at a bargain price.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and sauces
This was my 2nd time for dinner at Copper River, and was not disappointed either time. The variety and ingenuity of the sauces (on both fish and chops) were amazing. Have been recommending it to all my family & friends for wonderful food and service. Though too cool at the time for outdoor dining, it looked like a great area to meet and eat. Will be back to try it out with more friends/family when weather permits.
Note: The noise level was a little high, but probably due to the fact that the place was packed!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
It's not cheap but I can only eat half my food so leftovers make it easier. It's our go to spot for a nice meal.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came on a quiet night. Food was outstanding and service was great. Definitely recommend.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week Dining
Nobody in our group had previously dined at Copper River. We were all pleasantly surprised. Even though the wind was blowing and it was very chilly, the fire in the outside area looking inviting. The inside of the restaurant is very nice.
Our four person party enjoyed selections from the Restaurant Week choices. We all really liked our meals. Two of us ordered the trout which was delicious, and the other two ordered the steak. Even though the cut of steak wasn't very good it was prepared well! The asparagus was prepared perfectly. The desserts were wonderful as well!
We would dine there again if we were in the area, but we wouldn't drive out of our way to go there.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a treat!
We chose Copper River Fish and Chop house based on their Restaurant Week offerings. It was a cold and rainy Sunday night and it was a bit quiet. Nice.
My wife's butternut squash bisque and the steelhead trout were terrific! Mashed sweet potato and spinach combination paired well with the trout. My steak was done perfectly. Staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Wine list was limited, but there was a real gem in the selection that we enjoyed. With half price wine on Sunday made it even better.
Overall, I would highly recommend it.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
really good dinner
Dinner was really good and the service was great. Pumpkin cheesecake was super tasty, like pumpkin pie with the creaminess of cheesecake! Butternut squash soup was too salty but everything else was pretty good.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Memorable Dining Experience
We chose this restaurant for three reasons - it was on the Mpls/St. Paul Restaurant Week list, it was highly recommended by friends and it was in our immediate neighborhood. We were not disappointed. From the moment we walked in the door and marveled at the décor to the excellent food and service, we enjoyed our lunch.
We will certainly return for dinner and happy hour in the future.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went during Restaurant Week
We visited Copper River during Restaurant Week. My husband and I both ordered the special 3 course dinner - and both enjoyed our dishes very much. Our server seemed a little new/green, but was very courteous and did a nice job. Outside of the special, the menu pricing seemed a bit high to us - it was more comparable to a nice restaurant downtown Minneapolis than the suburbs. I think if we did go back, we would go during patio season. It looks like it would be a great spot for that.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were OUTSTANDING!...we will be back. My wife had the bacon and cheddar stuffed chicken with bacon jam...the bacon jam is to die for!...I chose the sauted scallops, they were done perfectly and the lobster bisque sauce with wild mushrooms complemented the scallops perfectly. Well done!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance, lots of menu choice
After locating the front door (it took a loop around the parking lot), I found that interior was very inviting. I liked the architecture and fittings quite a bit. The service was great, friendly and attentive. The menu is big and I'm looking forward to returning to try more items.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food-Great service
We had a 5pm reservation on Saturday. The service was outstanding. The only thing that could beat it was the food--and it did!. I had the Carmelized Mass. Sea Scallops--done to perfection. Not undercooked (soft and mushy), not overcooked (rubbery), just perfect! It is such a rich entrée, don't let the size fool you. My wife had the 16oz pork chop prepared to the recommended medium. It was perfect with just the right amount of seasoning. Medium means slightly pink--if you have a aversion to pink pork, let them know--I'm sure they will do medium well for you. This used to be Molly Cools'. It was great then, but now as Copper River it is Fantastic. There is no need to tell you, but we will be back. Thank you Copper River Fish and Chop House.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food!
We had a huge pile of mussels for an app which were great, then I had a crab and mushroom stuffed filet while my wife had the king crab legs. There was plenty of food but we still left room for desert. I had a very large slice of red velvet cake which was moist and delicious. My only complaint was that the beer list was pretty short. The wine list was a little longer and adequate for our price. Very good service, and we'd definitely go back again!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and a very cool atmosphere. This restaurant is like no other I’ve been in. The architectural design with the wood and glass combination is inspiring. The fresh sea food options are great and the service was great. The outdoor fire pit is a perfect place to be on a fall evening. We had a great dining experience.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best steak & seafood!!
We enjoyed my birthday dinner on a Monday evening...which was out first dining experience at Copper River. Outstanding steak and seafood dinner for south of the river!! Kelvin the GM told me about the difference of Hereford Beef being the most tender, juicy and flavorful steak I would eat...and both my husband and I agree!! Delicious!! The scallops are succulent, cooked perfectly and are amazing! The dinner music was perfect and added to a most enjoyable evening. The ambiance with the view of the patio is amazing with the bonfire pit fire and lighted trees. Hope you will dine there and be pleasantly surprise after the two previous names at that location...I know we were!!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worthy Hidden Gem
A worthy hidden gem.
Open Table, please correct your directions!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great birthday dinner
We had a lovely evening at Copper River for my birthday. Everything was wonderful: the appetizer crab cakes, the dinner scallops and parmesan walleye and the strawberry creme brule dessert. My only complaint was the large size of the dishes,especially the walleye. Our server was attentive, but not intrusive, and very knowledgeable about the menu and resruarant history (when asked).
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Appetizers and Seafood just what you'd expect on the coast! Steak is a thick cut and medium well comes out medium rare but still delicious. No room for dessert this time!
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first experience. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. We will be back.
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM