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Coopers Mill at Bethesda

3.7
41 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Local Ingredients
  • Kid-friendly
  • Fit for Foodies
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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 12:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00am


The breakfast buffet will now be closing at 11:30 am in preparation for the new menu
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Phone number
(301) 828-2017
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Estrada
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Catering
For Catering options and menu please contact the restaurant for details.
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Cross street
route 355
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Parking details
Have your ticket validated at the restaurant for free parking.
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Public transit
Take the Bethesda Marriott Shuttle from Red Line station NIH. Shuttle starts running at 6am to 11pm every 30 minutes
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Chef's Table - contact the restaurant for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our private dining space, the Cooperage, is perfect for your dinner meeting or special event! From brunch, lunch, dinner, birthday party, mitzvah event, and anniversary party we can provide service for your affair.

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What 41 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.6
service
3.2
ambience
3.5
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Noise · Moderate
70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Would not do it again

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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......

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on August 22, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2017

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!

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1.0Dined on June 24, 2017

This place is in a hotel lobby.

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1.0Dined on May 19, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

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!!!!

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2017

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).

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Pleasant atmosphere. Food adequate. Short menu

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2016

A nice place in an older but wonderful hotel. Nicely renovated place with good food and great service.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2016

Friendly service. Manager was attentive and extremely hard working.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2016

Great local food. You will not leave here hungry. The crabcake sandwich was lightly baked and tasted delicious along with the old bay fries.

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3.0Dined on August 14, 2016

Food acceptable. Burger was good and cost was reasonable. Service was indifferent though. Not much choice around the Marriott so if you are staying there it is an reasonable choice.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2016

Good Place to Eat really enjoyed myself can't wait to go back for the Breakfast Buffet.
Highly Recommend this Place

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2.0Dined on July 19, 2016

It was freezing and incredibly loud. There was a huge rowdy group of people drinking and yelling. I had hoped for a quiet evening in my hotel but was wrong. The food was so-so...

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2016

Really good meal. The Tater Tots are a must though, because of their size, they may be a LITTLE undercooked. Other than that, the crab cake was delicious, the cocktails as well. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2016

I chose Coopers Mill because there is abundant parking and because the reviews were so positive; the buffet selection was extraordinary -- omelettes, waffles, vegan, fruit, cereals, carvery, desserts. Coffee is on the table in a modest carafe; orange juice is replenished every three minutes! Service is lovely. We were there on Mother's Day and although there were lots of families, the noise level allowed us to converse easily.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2016

We enjoyed our meals. Good food, especially the chicken special. We were able to talk but it was early on a Friday evening.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2016

I have food allergy restrictions and they were very accommodating and knowledgable. I was impressed. Parking was a pain. Did not realize the restaurant was inside to hotel. Hotel was quiet so the open doors were okay. I would imagine that when the hotel is full that it would get quite loud in the restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2016

The restaurant was ok, not at all like the more upscale previous two restaurants. It's more a pub than a restaurant as the beer, wine and cocktails take up 75% of the menu. Our waitress was terrific, suggesting a very nice appetizer.

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3.0Dined on February 21, 2016

Server disappeared for extended periods even though we were one of two tables occupied in the restaurant.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Food was very sub-par. I don't plan on going back again.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2016

When we arrived (for Valentines Day dinner), I must admit I was chagrined to find it occupied a smaller space just off the lobby, with half the room taken up by the bar. Eating dinner while looking across the lobby at the front desk wasn't exactly romantic, and I was bracing myself for a mediocre experience. Looking at the Valentines Day prix fixe menu (spelled "prefix"), my heart sank further. What to expect from a restaurant that can't spell "prix fixe" ?

In spite of the location and the French-challenged menu, I have to say the food redeemed the restaurant, in spades! My wife & I started by sharing the Maryland Style Blue Crab Soup, which was more of a vegetable soup with crab meat sprinkled on top. It was good, but not "real" Maryland crab soup. We also shared the Baby Iceberg Salad; it was quite tasty, and came with three full slices of bacon rather than bacon bits, so an interesting change.

We both had the Pan Roasted Rockfish entree, with ricotta gnocchi, mushrooms, asparagus (slivered like green beans), peas & porcini broth. To say the least, it was sublime; it was possibly the best rockfish I've had in years, if not decades! The piece of fish was not stingy, and the melding of the flavors was amazing! Paired with a nice Russian River Valley Vin Gris, it was a stellar main course.

For dessert we shared the chocolate mousse / flan combination (in a chocolate shell, with raspberry sauce dollops), which was quite good.

Consider the food a diamond in the rough; if you're not picky about ambience/atmosphere, then give this place a try. The waitress was attentive, and very nice. If I were staying at the Marriott, I'd consider it a big win for a house restaurant. My compliments to the chef; s/he/they made the meal!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Cooper's Mill at the Marriott Bethesda is a very trendy restaurant and bar. The food is very good and the presentation is beautiful. Breakfast is a great value, not the usual hotel upcharge.
The management and waitstaff are excellent, very friendly with good service.

The late night bar was crowded and noisy, but staff still accomodating.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Came here for Valentine's day and we had a great experience. It is also very close so we will be back many times.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2016

Had a little trouble finding the place as we didn't realize it was inside the Marriott on Pooks Hill road but don't let that fool you. My wife and I are "professional" diners and this place has become hands down one of our favorites. The food is excellent (I had the salmon she had the pastrami) and the servers were friendly and attentive. This is by no means your typical hotel restaurant and features local product and some really great craft cocktails. Needless to say we are fans and will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2016

Went here twice while staying in the are, once for Brunch and again for lunch. Was pleasantly surprised both times. Didn't have high expectations because most hotel restaurants are the same, was blown out of the water with this one. Ordered on menu both times even though there was what looked like a good buffet. Brunch crab benedict was amazing, great crab cake on it and not sure how but best hollandaise I've ever had. Lunch was better, companion had crab soup and loved it, tried the house made tater tots (had never heard of such a thing) and charred cauliflower appetizers, both were great. Sandwiches were tasty and well presented. The food here is really great, the ambiance and presentation is current and trendy. If dinner is as good I'd be here frequently if I lived near.

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