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Cooper Pub

4.3
1038 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
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  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Comfort Food
Cooper brings European style to a warm, friendly pub with food that is a destination in itself. The menu includes hearty pub classics with and without twists, vegetarian and ethnic specialties, lighter dishes to satisfy wee cravings, and homemade soups and sauces. Our happy hour highlights a round-the-clock sense of value, with a diverse appetizer menu and loads of drink options. Our Wee Lunch, which includes salad, fries and wee sandwich or burger, is perfect if you normally don’t split or share items. We haven’t limited ourselves to traditional Irish fare – healthy choices abound which will satisfy your hard-working appetite any day of the week.

The Pub Life is our heart. Relax with a newspaper and a 2 Gingers Whiskey, invite some friends for stimulating conversation over perfectly poured pints, or engage in some old-world-inspired friendly competition over a game of darts or billiards.

Whichever you choose, come in. Make yourself at home. Stay a while.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Open Daily till 1:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm.
Also Late Night Food Menu: 10:00pm - Midnight
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Phone number
(952) 698-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Paying homage to our geographical heritage, we have christened our secluded private dining / party space the “Cutting Room”, evoking the activity that ensures perfection and passionate attention to detail. (Just don’t end up on the cutting room floor…)

The Cutting Room features slide-up windows that open onto our main bar, allowing you to control the privacy of your event. Cut your whiskey with ginger ale to enjoy our signature Big Ginger, or with orange juice, lemon and fresh ginger for our O’Ginger. If you prefer your whiskey uncensored, we feature a wide variety of premium and special reserve varieties that perform nicely either neat on the rocks.

Book the Cutting Room for your meeting, cocktail party, special dinner, or the big game – a 50” flat-screen plasma television, slyly masked in the beautiful mill-work and laptop-compatible, will facilitate all your audiovisual needs.
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Private party contact
Jessica Stone: (612) 252-1618
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Xenia Avenue
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Parking details
Indoor parking can be found underneath Cooper or in the ramp behind the movie theatre.
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Special events & promotions
Fine whiskey, fine fare and throwing unforgettable parties - that's what the Irish are known for. With space for 15 to 150, there are plenty of options to accommodate any manner of revelry. Contact our event coordinators at 612.252.1618 or jessicas@carairishpubs.com to plan your event!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1038 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Disappointed, cold food. A person in our party got upset stomach from meal

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

I’m my son requested Cooper to celebrate an achievement. He wanted their fish and chips. I ordered the salmon. Server was rushed and inattentive. Food came, salmon was over cooked and too salty and was sitting on what I can only describe as puréed baby food. My sons fish has nothing but double deep fried breading and what fish was in it was poor quality. The fries were cold and old. He couldn’t eat any of his dinner. I mentioned this to the waitress and she couldn’t have been bothered. Took my credit card and charged for everything, even leaving untouched plates behind. As we were leaving, a manager asked about our dinner. At this point it was too late. We already paid and were now in a hurry to get some real food somewhere else. The lack of quality food and good service really put a damper on our celebration. We won’t be back. And frankly, the waitress is in the wrong profession.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I had a great birthday dinner there. The staff is always friendly and the tap beer is outstanding. The menu has Irish favorites but also and interesting selection of Indian dishes.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Cooper is one of our favorites spot . We love the atmosphere and the good food. The Wee lunch is delish.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wife had Fish and chips, I had corned beef and cabbage, Great renditions of the Irish classics. The Cooper also has great salads and standard pub fare. Always a great place to visit.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food was great. For us seniors the din was too much and made conversation harder.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My husband, two young children and I really enjoyed the Easter brunch buffet. They had a great variety of options that all seemed very fresh and like they hadn't been sitting out for hours. We always love the fun and classy atmosphere and also appreciate that it is a place we feel comfortable bringing our kids occasionally. Thanks, Cooper! You never disappoint.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Unfortunately we ordered and then 5 min later the server returned and told an individual in our party that they ran out of the walleye he ordered so he changed his entree. Then 5 min later she returned to let the same person know they were also now out of mashed potatoes.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great restaurant. This was my first time to Cooper's Pub and I really enjoyed it. Good ambiance and food. Our server was fantastic. I'd definitely come back again.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I have been to this restaurant a number of times and have generally had good experiences. This time the server was fantastic, and half of the meals got good reviews, but the marlin was so overdone and dry it was hard to swallow!
Three out of six of us had the marlin because the server recommended and she felt terrible when the meal was of poor quality.
I will be back, but will stick with the staples.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Very pleasant - good service, food and people. Great for pre theater. Close to hotels.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We went on Sunday to do the Pub Club deal of a burger and beer. Going at 2 PM we also could benefit from their all day Happy Hour food. The stuffed mushrooms were my favorite and I love the Boulder Chocolate Shake Porter that is on tap now. My husband thought his burger and beer were tasty and a good value. They were seating everyone is one area but it was not too noisy going at the off time. Glad that Cooper is in our neighborhood.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

My wife and I joined two friends for a lunch visit. Our friends suggested Cooper, being about halfway between both of our families. It was very nice, and free parking in nearby parking garage was an unexpected perk. Definitely will come here again.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Cooper is my favorite place on the West End. They have a great whiskey selection and tasty food. Been awhile since I've gotten here, but the staff is still friendly!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food, awesome service for brunch! I will most likely make Cooper my new go-to spot.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We were quickly greeted and seated. The waitress was quick to get our drink order and quickly returned as our other quests arrived. I had the Salomon salad and my husband had the chicken sandwich. The food was good and we’d definitely dine here again.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We give Cooper a thumbs up. The food is always good! We really like the Wee Lunch. It has great choices and is the perfect size. Love the turkey burger! The service has consistantly been very good.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I love Cooper! However, our server didn’t acknowledge our presence for 20 minutes. She then apologized, saying everyone wanted their tabs at the same time...which as a former server, I get. I gave her a restart! However, she was nonexistent after that too. (Even though she told us without asking we’d have her full attention). Food was dropped off by coworkers, one meal was ice cold and we had to go get her (walk a ways to find her) to send it back because the quick follow-up...”how is everything never happened?”

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Cooper was a nice setting for some casual business discussions. The food was very good and the service was great, very accommodating to our discussions. We started off with the tomato basil soup (killer) and followed that up with Rueben’s. Lots of other options you’ll love - we both enjoyed these.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Not sure what happened to this place, but in the last year it seems like a lot has changed and it wasn't for the better. My wife and I don't frequent it often, but it is our place to go for special occasions. Not sure if it changed owners or the staff has had a lot of turnover but the waiter we had wasn't that friendly or caring. The food wasn't as good as what I remember it being either. We were really disappointed in it. We went there on Valentine's Day and it wasn't busy, which to me, seemed odd. Any place worth going to, should be busy on that day.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went her on a Valentine's Day date and found that conversing about the beautiful architecture and the decorative Arts all over was an unexpected highlight to the evening.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic food. Good place to bring people with a variety of tastes

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We walked here from a nearby hotel to grab dinner. I had the corned beef and cabbage, which was tough, but the cabbage underdone a little and a very, very watery sauce. My partner had curry, which was ok but not great. The staff was very professional, too bad they aren't given better food to serve.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Salmon was good with an interesting sauce. Fish and chips good with very big serving fish.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Online menu said HH was until 630, but server @610pm said they had none. Only other disappointment was that it was my date's birthday & I left a message reminding them about it & .......nothing :( but good food & pleasant staff.

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2.0Dined on January 24, 2018

This was not the best experience. The restaurant had very few tables occupied, and yet the hostess seated us very close to other diners. The server was slow, I had to ask for my bill, and even when she brought it, she chose not to clear our plates. Food was mediocre at best.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

The food is very good, and the staff is friendly! Convenient location, with underground parking during those cold MN Winters. Good happy hour specials. Their new pub club benefits have been good so far. The restaurant is VERY loud, so maybe not the place for a quiet romantic meal...

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

A recent spate of grumpy people seem to dominate the reviews right now. I disagree. My experience was fine.

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Wanted to have a bite before going to clubs, the Fish and chips was very mushy and greasy. Couldn’t finish the dish as there was too much grease. Corn beef and cabbage was not a typical European type dish, the server couldn’t describe the sauce that was associated with the dish. The chicken plate was just ok, not amazing. Sadly, the only thing that is worth having is the Chicken and Wild Rice soup.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was tasty at Cooper. I guess they're used to getting people fed and out to the movie theaters. We felt very rushed. I ordered soup as a first course and hadn't even started it when our main entrees arrived, even though I specified that I did not want both courses at the same time. I normally would have sent them back but that didn't seem fair to my friend who had not ordered a first course. We were seated, fed and out the door in one hour. That's not what we were looking for. I normally like spending time visiting and making an event out of going to a restaurant. Next time I'll order my courses one by one to make sure we are not rushed.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Attentive service. Food and drink arrived in a quick,timely fashion.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We had great service and great food. Fish n chips very good. Mac and cheese was great.

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1.0Dined on December 30, 2017

This is based on my last experience at Cooper...not good. I've been for happy hour about a half dozen times and enjoyed Cooper's Pub. This time was a disaster. Server, unfriendly, unattentive -- well at least to me, she attended to my husband. First glass of wine was a short pour, in my eyes the bartender's fault. Wine did not even reach (even close) the little star on the wine glass and was $11. Sent it back, much to the server's chagrin. Later ordered a Pimm's cup, which was all ice--it was laughable. Maybe they didn't like that I sent the wine back for a full pour, who knows, however I can say one of the worst drinks I've ever had. You'll see the cup of ice picture attached--this was after I drank the Pimm's cup, or what there was of it. My husband ins English (so you can imagine a Pimm's cup not a new drink for me) and when the Pimm's arrived he said, "wrong color, no Pimm's. " Exactaly. Expensive for what we had, would have been fine if the server was actually interested in providing customer service. When seated we asked "how are you?" and her response was along the lines of "I'm here." Nice. Food was decent. This review is mostly about the service and the bartending.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was excellent, as always. Cooper always delivers a consistently outstanding dining experience!

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

No offense to Cooper nor our server, but she seemed pretty new/inexperienced. She seemed a little bit like she didn’t want to serve us—I was with my 5 yo daughter, so I get it. I hope that our server either starts to get it or gets out of the biz. Namaste

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We were looking for a last minute spot for Christmas dinner and Cooper Pub fit the bill. We had a great dinner and even better service from out waitress Lydia! Our whole family can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Had an enjoyable Sunday brunch with family. It wasn't that busy so the noise level was low.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

The Cooper is always reliable. It's our go-to place for before or after going to see a movie at the Icon, just down the block. Super convenient, service has always been good, and the food is always at least good and often very good.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Met with friends for Sunday brunch. Food was fantastic! Very accommodating for food restrictions and allergies. Service was really slow as there was only one person servicing more than five tables. However the bartender was very accommodating for drink refills.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

so - first, Service - 'poor' part; our wait staff was AMAZING, however the kitchen lost our order so it took forever! Fast forward, food came out, it was great, and they refused to take our money! GREAT experience (as it turned out) with a big prospective client of mine and we all had a great time! Will be back!

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