Coopers Mill at Bethesda

3.5
59 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Taste the regions finest flavors. Picked from local farms and caught by the areas best fishery, Cooper’s Mill takes a sophisticated approach with its ingredients to reimagine classic, regional dishes. Maryland crab cakes, homemade tater tots, and our signature flatbreads are all made under the leadership of Chef Chris Estrada. Our authentic, rustic fare pairs perfectly with beers on tap from local breweries, including Heavy Seas and DC Brau. And a selection of the region’s best spirits along with an eclectic wine list, come together in a sleek, yet rustic setting to create a flavorful experience.
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D
New Mexico
33 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Delicious meal. Sweet hostess, but otherwise service was mostly MIA.

LP
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful "breakfast buffet." Nice selection with fresh fruit, omelets to order, both chicken they explained that they can't get them any longer (we had no idea they were not made in house) but they were still trying as so many people have been asking. For comment sake only, I would have liked to see eggs benedict on the buffet. You can order them off the menu, however. Ordered mimosas as well - nicely served with a strawberry. Made for a festive Easter Sunday brunch that didn't include the "kitchen sink" as so many do with what I call "dinner selections." I realize some people like all that, however. We'll be back - probably for Mother's Day now that we've discovered Coopers Mill.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Birthday dinner before concert

MD
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We were disappointed that no one seated us, so I assume we were a "no show" for our reservation. 20 min elapsed before the server came to our table. As a Marriott titanium member, I expect more. When we were finally acknowledged, the service was good as was the food.

S
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

The manager was excellent. The crab cake sandwich was outstanding. The french fried potatoes were too spicy.

MD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An unexpected gem at a hotel! The ambiance was pleasant, the service was excellent and the menu is unexpectedly creative. We tried the app sampler, which was great, and several menu items- all tasty. The chef is to be commanded for coming up with creative dishes that are simple and superb. We will definitely be back and soon! Must try the Sunday brunch next!

MD
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 3

Very disappointed by the gnats in the restaurant. Very atypical for Marriott.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Cooper's Mill is excellent. Very friendly and knowledgeable about their offerings. The food is great, too!

OT
Washington DC
157 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a brunch for a friend - the food was fantastic the dishes were amazing, the coffee was brewed perfectly and the service was excellent.

ML
Adelaide / SA
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a restaurant in a Marriott hotel. Most hotel restaurants are function over form. This is actually quite a nice place. If it was a stand alone restaurant, it would be a nice place to eat as well. The convenience of it while staying at the hotel was very nice. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner there once over the course of a 48 hour stay. We could have driven for something cheaper, and I would have if the food wasn’t as good as it was. The servings were generous. The food was creative. The service was more attentive at dinner and breakfast than it was at lunch. The manager was friendly and honest.

KH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

If the cost were lower, this would be a great restaurant. Great service, decent and interesting food options, nice ambiance. However, for the price, none of that seems to be enough. I think they monopolize on being the only restaurant in the area.

s
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Was a good choice if staying at hotel or living nearby. Not sure I would go directly to this restaurant more than once, unless meeting someone nearby or at hotel. We had a coupon, so we took advantage of seeing how the place was. Food was very good, presented nicely and good service. Although it is nice to know that a good restaurant is nearby.

HN
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coopers mill has great service and food is fresh and flavorful. We had the buffet and it was fantastic. Elizabeth was a wonderful server. So friendly!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

MD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The host was a sweetheart and the server has very attentive. Went for granny's birthday and she loved it. The salads were huge, the scallops were perfectly cooked and everything was well seasoned.

s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Surprisingly expensive for what is, essentially, hotel food. 3 for brunch at $40 each, and the bloody was $10 each additional. Some of the items were pretty good (the little crab cakes a cut above most of this type), but you'd have to be a glutton to eat $40 worth of food ... or even close. Aside from those crab bits, and a less successful attempt at eggs benedict with crab and or smoked salmon, there were no particularly 'upscale' items on offer. Oddly, the entrees were similarly priced, and make have been the better deal.

DB
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very innovative and fresh menu. Well prepared and presented. Coupled with good service. What else can you ask for in a restaurant?

MP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Would not do it again

s
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Server took forever to do everything. Waited forever to see him after sitting down. Didn't actually know what he was talking about when it came to the wine list. Took forever to bring us to go boxes. Took forever to bring the check - he actually waved us goodbye when we got up to get the check from the receptionist since we hadn't seen him for a long time. In addition, I tried to wave down what seemed like the manager and she didn't even notice me or the fact that our server was obviously overwhelmed and didn't know how to handle the situation. There was another more attentive server who helped us out from time to time so if you get her, I think your experience would have been better than ours.

BR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Extremely high noice level. Really liked the food, service and decor, however, unlikely to dine here again due to the noice level.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for a conference.
Everything was amazing!!!

p
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so happy a friend told me about Coopers Mill. They have a dinner menu served until midnight everynight!! I am always looking for full menu options in the Rockville-Bethesda area since I work late and now theres a spot that I know will have their kitchen open late. My coworker and I tried the Ny strip, crispy rockfish, and had the mushroom & arugula flatbread and jumbo lump crab bites to start. Everything was great!! The crab bites were literally all jumbo lump crab stuffed inside a golden brown crust. DELICIOUSS.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Your basic hotel restaurant for those trapped at the Pooks Hill Marriott--which is not close to the great restaurants in DT Bethesda. Our waitress was terrific. I ordered a quinoa burger. It was mushy & tasteless, and fell apart when I tried to eat it. Not a good choice. Hopefully the other menu choices were better than that......

M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

THIS PLACE IS IN A HOTEL! It is completely unclear from the profile description that this is a random hotel restaurant. Totally overpriced, HORRIBLE inattentive service, and gross food. Spent $200 on a disgusting dinner for my family bc we didn’t have the energy to find an alternative once we pulled up & so decided to give it a chance. Nasty food. I feel sick just thinking about it. Open Table needs to work on the description so ppl know what they are getting in to. Might as well have been in Dayton, OH. SUPER random experience!

DL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We went here for Bethesda RW and did not realize until we arrived that it is a hotel restaurant. Dead inside, even during RW, with sports on tv and waiters idly sitting around. Food was mediocre.

JC
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The review was based on two breakfast meals. Finding a decent Breakfast (not Brunch) in the DC area is difficult with the exception of a few places which are more hype than real and want to convince you that all the food is fresh from the farm and locally grown. How does that work with sub freezing weather 5 months a year? Legit breakfast places are so rare you could get to lunch before you find one (Fast food places excluded). Breakfast doesn't even appear on OpenTable's list of 51 choice categories. Coopers Mill at the Pooks Hill Marriott in North Bethesda (South Rockville) was a pleasant surprise and relaxing with friendly, attentive service and a wide variety of choices . A welcome respite from the rest of the diminishing real breakfast establishments.

N
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great food and service! I wish this restaurant was in a neighborhood, rather than being attached to a hotel. If not for that, it would be a 10! But if you don't care much for a 'scene' - this is a great place. Food was delicious and the service was excellent.

WE
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The restaurant is basically the lobby bar of the Marriott hotel at Pooks Hill in Bethesda. I found it on Open Table and liked the menu so I thought we would try it for Christmas Eve dinner. It was a somewhat special occasion, but I also wasn't expecting a fancy downtown restaurant. I was NOT expecting to sit in an extremely brightly lit bar with football on tv and not one holiday decoration to be seen. (To be fair, there were children's gingerbread houses in the lobby, but there was nothing in the restaurant.) The music playing was something modern and edgy, which I don't mind in a bar, but I do mind while eating Christmas dinner. One of my pet peeves is an empty restaurant with un-bussed tables and being sat next to the only other occupied table, yet that's exactly what happened. To be fair, the food and cocktails were really good. I just wish they acted like it was Christmas Eve instead of a random weeknight.

CK
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite weekend Brunch! Scrumptious buffet with so many delicious choices.

H
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Coopers Mill Restaurant. The food was superb, including very creative salads, to which we added seafood and soup. The service was very good. Our server was very attentive to our needs. The wine list was very good, including the different sizes of glasses
( 3 oz., 6 oz., half carafe, or bottle). The server told us that they will change to a fall menu in 3 weeks, and we definitely intend to return.

OT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Good variety on the menu but the mussels were very small, the Caesar salad was soaked with dressing and the fries were cold. The meal took a while to come out. Additionally, our server disappeared while looking for a candle to put on my daughters dessert. She was gone at least 20 minutes doing her search. She simply could have told us she was looking for it but we needed to ask other servers where she was. Only after we complained to the manager did they bring out a new bill with the dessert removed.

F
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I thought the menu was very creative but I was disappointed with my steak - very "grisly", a lot of fat and tough as well as a bit overcooked. I think the prices, while comparable to other restaurant hotels, was very pricey. Seating was not very intimate or comfortable. Staff was very pleasant and friendly. The Taharka' ice cream and bread pudding were fantastic!

CC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

This place is in a hotel lobby.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Barely passable appetizers. Average soup and salad. Unappealing decor.

TS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Booked Cooper's Mill for Mother's Day brunch. It has nice decor inside the Marriott hotel.
The place is pretty noisy so if you are planning to have quiet conversation this isn't the place to go. It has nice decor with a modern, open air feel. However the openness also leads to high volume. It got quieter after about 1 pm when the main crowd got smaller.

Appetizers were very good. We had the cornbread, tator tot sampler, and mussels. All pretty good. We decided to pass on the brunch and select from the menu. Lunch was very good with relatively large portions. Good burger and sandwiches. Crab cake sandwich was decent, but not great. Char fish was very tasty with vegetables on the side.

Overall a nice place with good food and ambiance.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

We went there for Mother's Day brunch. I expected it to be amazing like the last time, with awesome breakfast items, lunch items, and desserts. Huge disappointment with ONLY basic breakfast. Had invited sister too! HUGE disappointment!!!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Grace was fabulous. The environment was lovely. The food did not meet our standards. The food was not served hot and the drinks were disappointing.

AE
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our dinner was tasty in a comfort-food kind of way. Service was uneven--other diners who sat down before us got their food faster. Our server didn't really pick up the pace even after we told him that we had a show to go to that evening. The dining room was cold (the air conditioning vents empty directly over most of the tables).

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, I got the salmon dish. My only comment is that the meal was a bit skimpy with the vegetable serving. The salmon portion was certainly large enough and the sauce was very tasty but larger veg serving would have made things perfect.

WF
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pleasant atmosphere. Food adequate. Short menu

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