CO-OP Restaurant & Lounge

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193 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Our lively corner restaurant with hopping bar and lounge is located on the bustling corner of 33rd and Chestnut Street. CO-OP is the perfect spot for a bite after work, a breakfast meeting, a boozy brunch, a business lunch, or a celebration with family and friends.
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4.4
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4.2
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Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience2

I was so disappointed in our experience. Breakfast took 90 minutes for 3 people. They did get very busy but they appeared to be well staffed. It took our server 20+ minutes to come over upon arrival; we watched a table who was sat after us receive service. Overall it was chaotic and disappointing.

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I was surprised by my experience here as I've stayed at the Study Hotel in New Haven and would give that restaurant a much better rating. The ambience is good and the menu looks quite nice. I found the food a little bland (except the brussel sprouts...excellent) and the service was friendly but really, really slow. I found the experience disappointing.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

AMAZING brunch food. Everything we ordered was delicious. Will definitely be going back.

J
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre dinner, nice menu, fast service

NR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sadly, we were disappointed with the food at Co-Op on this visit. The portions were not commensurate with the prices, and some of the hot food was lukewarm when it reached our table. The service was friendly and accommodating, but they were clearly overworked/understaffed. Not quite what I expected for Drexel’s Parents Weekend. We’ve been to Co-Op at least three times before and thoroughly enjoyed the food. I don’t think we will be going back anytime soon. Almost $100 for subpar food is not something we’ll repeat.

L
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I decided to try Co Op with my family TGIF a send off for my daughter in college. The restaurant is beautiful and the ambience was great. However my server was not good. I order appetizers and never received them prior to our actual entrees. My server was busy talking and socializing with her co workers instead of tending to the patrons needs.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food and service was very good but it was too loud to enjoy the conversation. Not a good place for older guests or anyone with hearing loss. For those who know ASL it would be ideal.

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere , food, drinks all outstanding! This was a nice place for date night

YL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and location was pretty good. Definitely will come back.

AV
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here was incredible, the service was very good, the menu was diverse and appropriately priced, and the environment is absolutely killer. New favorite spot.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Weak service

J
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere. Attentive server.

I
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Breakfast should be easier. Poor server was overwhelmed. We had to ask for every detail-even what was on the menu included with the dish. 4 times we asked. The poached eggs and fruit came -after having to remind them we ordered it- at the end of the meal. Then waited forever to pay. Had to send my party on to our next appointment while I stood at the server station with my credit card. Standard apology.... we will try again because it’s so near Penn, but come on, when you charge $8 for a tiny palmful of berries, you need to bring it.

LO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Terrible. Wondered why such a war looking place was empty other than a handful of patrons.

Order a NY Strip Steak “Pittsburgh Medium”. Clearly explained it to the server who seemed confused by my temp request.

Steak can out Raw. Send it back medium rare. No acceptable. Server apologized. No Manager came to table or cared whatsoever. She was aware of it because we saw them talking in the kitchen, but didn’t care enough to come to the table.

Paid our tab and left. Will NEVER RETURN.

DD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I visited CO-OP Restaurant for the first time during University City Dining Days. For $15, I received a filling 3 course lunch and took a "doggie bag" home. I had the deviled egg trio (very good), the macaroni & cheese (lacked seasoning but still good) and the cherry cobbler (the best part.. yummy!) As I dined, I checked out other guests dishes which all looked tasty. Oh one more thing, great ambience. I am looking forward to dining here again soon.

DO
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I went in with low expectations not for any particular reason but too many times I have been disappointed,not this time. The food was very good. I liked the twist on the traditional wedge salad. The cocktail menu was very creative. My issues were not with the food but the service. Water was not refilled. I got up and took a water bottle to the table after waiting more than 10 minutes for a refill. The entree was served only a few minutes after the first course was served. The coffee was not hot when first served and waited for a refill but did not get any.Just small things, but that is what makes the difference. Also the noise level was very high. They need to place sound absorbing items in the room.

d
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Substandard service detracted from the experience - and the dining room was over half empty! Also, the menu was MUCH smaller than the one listed on their website, so that was disappointing. If you are staying at the Study and don't want to go into Center City Philly to eat, then this is a good bet - but otherwise.... find someplace else.

BW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is always tasty. Good beer list. Smaller wine by the glass list, but nice choices. Prices typical for central Philadelphia. My 7th time, and have always liked it. Convenient to trains/subways/ parking.

m
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoy dining at Co-Op because we can depend on fresh ingredients prepared well and good service. On this visit Chris was our server, he greeted us with a smile and a friendly welcome. He checked on us during the meal, which is to me a sign of good service. The manager Trevor stopped by also as he made his rounds of the room. Our salmon was delicious and the crisp fresh vegetable medley with herbs was colorful and delicious as well. Looking forward to the next visit.

JP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch menu! Loved everything we ordered. Great variety!

EM
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

While the herb fries were good, our salad and quinoa bowl were just ok. The salmon was bland and tasteless. boring food for the price.

SG
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The. Absolute. Worst.
Went for Brunch on a Sunday. The place was pretty empty and nothing came within a reasonable time frame. Appetizer took 25-30 mins (it was raw fish, so not much prep needed), then the olive oil I requested for the raw fish took another 15 mins and required me getting up and finding the server to ask AGAIN for it. When I ordered the huevos rancheros, I asked the server if something was missing from the description on the menu (no mention of tortilla or rice) he said nope, the description looked accurate. The it arrived it was eggs and beans ON TOP OF A QUESADILLA! And the "Queso Fresco" that was listed on the menu was gross shredded cheddar cheese! Also the pico de gallo was just huge chunks of chopped tomatoes and onions, no flavor at all. But the icing on the disgusting cake was when I asked for hot sauce, all they had was tabasco or sriracha. How ya gonna have HUEVOS RANCHEROS on your menu and have ZERO decent hot sauce. UGH the worst. My stomach still turns thinking about it.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Wait staff was a bit slow and seemed confused.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was poorly cooked.

d
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

DONT GO!!!!!!!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Main dish came out minutes after appetizer
Felt little rushed as server checked too frequently despite seeing we had work papers on the table. Wasn’t crowded

Food was terrific

Wld go again

IL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Great food, service and ambiance.

g
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy soft-shell crab and shrimp with pasta. Lovely atmosphere. We also had breakfast there. Avocado toast on thick delicious whole grain bread topped with salad was outstanding.

g
Anchorage
16 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu options. Healthy, creative and delicious. Wonderful service. Upscale and energetic ambiance. Will return for sure.

i
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with great interior, service, and food. Will be returning soon.

KC
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monte was an excellent waiter! Checked on us frequently, and our food came out quickly! The food was delicious! The burger was a little dry, even with all the toppings, but everyone else had very tasty meals. The cornbeef hash was very good. The salmon, bagels are cream cheese was a good size portion. The bananas foster french toast was excellent. I'd go back...it was very good!

n
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Don't waste your money. You can find a much nicer restaurant in Philadelphia! The food was average , the service was terrible. The restaurant itself was very pretty, but had an echo. Our main complaint was the terrible service, not worth the price.

B
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot to meet a new business colleague and go over a presentation. We will be back.

BC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I ordered the Cauliflower dukha and it was marvelous. The blend of flavors and textures was so satisfying. I would love the receipe. The other dish that ws ordered was the crab flowerettes and that was also very good but not quite as outstanding as the cauliflower.

AU
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Visited CO-OP for brunch for the first time on a Saturday afternoon, the decor is what drew me in. AWESOME POTATOES! I highlight this because delicious breakfast potatoes are hard to find, these get an A++. Also try the Chai Tea and the avocado toast is huge. Was a little disappointed by the frittata because it was more like very thin omelette. Overall would visit again.

PR
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To be on the UPenn campus and peacefully have a noon hour lunch in beautiful surroundings with fabulous service and the best salad I have ever had was a delight.

As a guest of the UPenn leader previously, and this very next time I visited UPenn my guest, new to CoOp, was delighted and she will return ... as will I. Fine restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was ok. Service was very slow.

BW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is always good. Prices fair. Nice wine selection. Staff always friendly. The bar tender at this visit was overwhelmed or just not efficient. She disappeared just before the end of happy hour- our friends arrived, stood / then sat there for 5 mins (2 of us already sitting and had ordered a drink)... she then arrives. Our friends order. She says “oh, happy hour just ended”. It was 6:31. Truly. And no one was staffing it for 4 or 5 mins before that. Once they ordered, she became distracted- filing dining room orders. The martini arrived a bit later - so we waited for her to “catch up”. Annoying

LH
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

My colleagues and I went to Co-Op for lunch. We enjoyed the food but service could definitely improve. One of our orders was wrong and it took quite a while to get the correct one. Also, we were never asked if we needed a refill for drinks. The ambiance and location are great and I would give them another chance.

T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Had 2 diff servers coming and taking orders as if the other didn’t exist
Asked for drinks and never got them till we asked again. Twice.
Awful, Awful service.
Food was too average to make up for it