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.
Very pleasant - good service, food and people. Great for pre theater. Close to hotels.
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.
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.
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!
Great food, awesome service for brunch! I will most likely make Cooper my new go-to spot.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic food. Good place to bring people with a variety of tastes
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.
Salmon was good with an interesting sauce. Fish and chips good with very big serving fish.
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.
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.
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...
A recent spate of grumpy people seem to dominate the reviews right now. I disagree. My experience was fine.
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.
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.
Attentive service. Food and drink arrived in a quick,timely fashion.
We had great service and great food. Fish n chips very good. Mac and cheese was great.
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.
Everything was excellent, as always. Cooper always delivers a consistently outstanding dining experience!
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
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.
Had an enjoyable Sunday brunch with family. It wasn't that busy so the noise level was low.
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.
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.
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!
The food is always good, and Pub Club with Coopers was a great choice for us. I love going to Coopers whenever I can, never had a bad time there.
The Best Poutine in town! Good burgers. Love the atmosphere.
Mistake was made in the bill and even with three people involved they could not figure out how to take a unordered item off the bill.
This is our go-to spot for Girlfriend lunches as it is centrally located and has a great offering - we especially enjoy the Wee Lunch selections. I appreciate the personable hosts and wait staff. Very prompt service.
The wine was great, service was good. Not alot of personality but did exactly what we needed her to do. The food however was not great. The duck seemed more like pork. very firm/fatty/honestly it was a little cold and very chewy? It was a very bizarre version of duck if it was truely duck at all. The chili that my date had before the meal was also luke warm. I was very underwhelmed by the food at this establishment which is a disappointment because the atmosphere and drink were great.
Good spaced out tables. Quiet option for dinner, the staff cared about us.
Had dinner with friends. Our server Wyatt was wonderful. Attentive and patient as the group slowly arrived.
Been there many times and can’t stop going. Server today was excellent, had 8 people in our party and staff were great and food very perfect. Will be there again soon.
Overall a two-star rating based on poor service and mixed quality of the food.
We frequent Went End regularly and hadn't been to Cooper in well over a year, partly due to their limited menu. Multiple previous experiences were positive with excellent preparation of food and good service, After viewing the current menu online, we were looking forward to returning.
Service was initially slow--no waitperson to take our drink order for 10 minutes. Nice beer selection. After ordering food, service was prompt.
The calamari appetizer was disappointing, an obviously frozen preparation of heavily battered processed strips of seafood in contrast to the lightly battered, fresh-tasting rings Cooper previously offered. The side salads were crisp, and two of our four entrees were well-prepared, the American burger and the fish and chips.
The walleye entree was an unusual preparation, pan seared and served on top of a broccoli puree and diced beets, the juice of the beets giving a strange, bloody appearance to the fish (apologies to the squeamish), and topped with what tasted like canned mushrooms--they likely weren't, they just tasted canned. The fish was unseasoned on one half and overly salty on the other.
The chef's special of halibut arrived extremely overcooked. When I told the waitress , she said she would talk to the kitchen and notify the manager. The waitress did not initiate a replacement entree to correct the kitchen's error, and the manager did not come to our table until 20 minutes later, after our table was done eating. He asked if he could bring anything else--far too late to replace the uneaten entree--so he offered a free desert, which we didn't want and declined. The manager seemed indifferent and offer no other solution to satisfy us. Afterwards, the waitress did take the fish off the bill.
We won't return until somethings changes at Cooper--too many other very good options nearby.