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CO-OP Food & Drink

278 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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Located on the ground floor of Hotel on Rivington in NYC’s Lower East Side, CO-OP Food & Drink is based on the co-operative principle of bringing together different services and products under one space for everyone’s benefit. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Victor Startek, they bring together different ingredients, flavors and cultures that reflect the diversity that is the Lower East Side.

This philosophy allows guests to enjoy a variety of plates such as the Tuna Tuna Yuzu Sushi Roll (w/ spicy tuna, tuna, avocado & yuzu dynamite sauce), Shredded Pork Belly Tacos (w/ Ancho BBQ, Smoked Creama, Beets), Fried Chicken Biscuits (w/ ranch & pickled jalapeno aioli) and Miso Cured Salmon (w/ peanut sauce, watermelon radish & pickled celery root). In the spirit of a co-operative, most of the dishes are designed to be shared family-style through multiple courses.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 796-8040
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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CO-OP caters all events at the Hotel On Rivington.
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Cross street
Between Ludlow & Essex
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Parking details
Municipal parking is available on Essex street between Rivington and Delancey
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Public transit
J,M,Z,F @ Delancey St
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7  based on all time ratings
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSaek (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2015

The three drinks and entree for brunch for $22.00 is a true bargain. Drinks (Mimosa, Bloody Mary or Bellini) are definitely better than average. Entrees choices were extremely varied, with a knockout chicken and waffles. That day it was also very quiet. We, a group of seven, could actually hear each other. Maybe no one knows about this place.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 7, 2015

As always. My friends and I loves coming here for brunch.
They have decent food (love their chicken waffle) and a lot of seating.

You can easily get a table for 8 on Sunday noon. Not every place can find this easy sitting experience.

viphannahbanana (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on April 17, 2015

Waiters and servers are basically non-existent in this restaurant and this is a warning that you will get very poor service. I went on a Friday night with a girlfriend and the restaurant was totally empty except for 2 other tables. No one was there to take us to our table and we had to wait ~8 minutes (very confusedly) for someone on staff. The food was very mediocre (DO NOT get the chicken tacos). I would highly not recommend this place.

vipKittyKat (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 8, 2015

liked the ambience and look, but I'm a foodie and won't go back for food, prob just drinks and to hang out w friends. Very downtown vibe.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 27, 2015

I was in charge of selecting a reservation for my best friends birthday and this turned out to be and awful experience and embarrassing for me as the person who was supposed to plan a fun dinner / night out. When we first sat down the waiter asked the birthday girl if it was her birthday which was supposed to be a surprise (way to go!). We were asked about our order before being given restaurant week menus. This should have been given to us from the start. It took forever for our drinks to come out, about 30 minutes. When we finally ordered food (5 of us ordered from the restaurant week menu and 2 did not), the first appetizer came out for everyone ordering from restaurant week and the 2 people who ordered from the regular menu had ALL of there food come out - appetizers, main dishes, side dishes. They obviously felt funny eating their main dish when we just had our first appetizer so they waited to eat it and it was awkward and it got cold. About an hour later the restaurant week menu orderers had their main entree come out...our 2nd appetizer was never served. We had to ask about it and it then took another 45 minutes. When our desert came out the birthday cake was not brought out for the birthday girl which we told the hostess and our waiter about at least 3 times. We had to tell them again and then about 20 minutes 2 people came out with cake (after we all already ate our dessert). COMPLETELY DISORGANIZED. Dinner was over 4 hours which caused a problem for all of us to go out after dinner and some people missed the train they planned on catching back home. I would highly not recommend.

vipAnonymous (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 26, 2015

I have heard great things about the atmosphere of this restaurant so decided to come for restaurant week with a friend. The waitress would come to the table and leave and disappear for 30 minutes at a time. The food came out cold the first time, and another waiter happily took the food back, and brought it back cold again. Then the dessert choices on the restaurant week menu were no longer available at 8PM on a Thursday night. Very disappointing experience.

Hollywood0386 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 23, 2015

Great find! Stumbled across this place trying to find a local place to take my boyfriend out for a nice, romantic birthday dinner. Pleasantly surprised that it was part of the hotel because it definitely didn't feel like it at all. The service was amazing and Leo our server was terrific. He totally went above and beyond by seating us at a nice corner table and he even sent out a birthday dessert. Thanks so much for making it a great night. Can't wait to go again!!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2015

If you are looking for boozy brunch, this is the place to go.
The menu advertise $22 for brunch with 3 glasses of drinks.
3 of us went there, and they gave us 2 PITCHERS. Not 9 glasses, but 2 PITCHERS.
That is like 12 glasses. We can't even finish them!!

Food taste... it was decent. I won't said it is extraordinary. But the Plating looks very fancy.

Portion are decent. I had country fried steak w/ 2 eggs, biscuit and gravy, they give me 2 palm size steak, 1 biscuit and 2 eggs (your way). I asked for extra gravy... that was the trick. They charged $3 for 3 soup spoon that much of gravy... they should had told us they charge for the gravy.

Other than that, I am happy with Co-op.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2014

Pretty much a regular at Co Op. Cool decor, great food and drinks.

vipDenizenofshows (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 22, 2014

beautiful room, good food but tapas portions very small for the money. Service was just ok.