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Cooper's On 5th, West des Moines, IA

Cooper's On 5th

4.8
4.8
80 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Cooper’s on 5th is a great place for Lunch & Dinner. We have had the pleasure of being West Des Moines’ first Craft Cocktail Bar. Join us for our amazing food menu & award-winning cocktail program. Classic & Reimagined Americana comfort food paired with one of Des Moines’ original & highly awarded craft cocktail programs. Great beer, wine, and martinis.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (515) 255-9895
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 80 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Best Overall

  • Iowa

    Best Food

  • Iowa

    Best Service

  • Iowa

    Best Ambiance

  • Iowa

    Best Value

  • Iowa

    Neighborhood gem

  • Iowa

    American

  • Des Moines

    Best Overall

  • Des Moines

    Best Food

  • Des Moines

    Best Service

  • Des Moines

    Best Ambiance

  • Des Moines

    Best Value

  • Des Moines

    Neighborhood gem

80 Reviews
  1. DavidE

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated immediately, friendly girl last name as mine-Ellis! Food was fast and great. Server was a guy that was great. All very very good!

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  2. JohnB

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time to Cooper's. Very good. Steak DeBurgo was very good. Slightly different than old Johnny's Vets Club that originally made the dish but quite good. Wife had the filet with grilled onions. Also excellent. Perfectly done. Fried Okra appetizers was just about perfect. I used to live in New Orleans. Lots of places screw up fried Okra. Light batter. Aoli was spicy without being overpowering. Well done. Cocktails were very, good. My old fashioned was a touch too sweet, but that is probably my personal taste and a bit of the honey settling. Wife's berry martini-like drink was spot on. Cooked carrots were nicely done. Too many times cooked carrots are over done or glazed to be candy. Not at all. Savory with the seasoning but slightly sweet because roasted carrots. Really liked the place. Service was good but not excellent. 2 waitstaff plus the hostess. They were hopping. It was clear the waitstaff needed that hostess helping seat, clear and refill water and such. They had their hands full. Was a bit noisy, but it was full. No table was empty more than a few minutes. Get reservations on weekends for sure. We will be back. Salmon looked excellent and I'd like to try a few sandwiches and some different cocktails.

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  3. LoriB

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Short ribs and salmon were fantastic. Cute place with great ambiance and cute area. Will be back!

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  4. WendyD

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed another birthday meal as we spent the weekend celebrating. Coopers on 5th is one of our favorites in Valley Junction.

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  5. Chillywind

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Magnificant creative atypical eggrolls for appetizers. Wonderful, must have lava cake for desert

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  6. RobinV

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner with friends at Cooper’s was a taste adventure. The wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive without being intrusive. Loved the cozy feeling of Great experience. We’ll return to taste some of the many options.

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  7. TimG

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. My wife and I always enjoy our meal here.

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  8. Alex

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks, great food, menu is straightforward and has interesting options. Good value for the quality too!

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  9. Delicious

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small, cozy place. Food was good, and had leftovers. Server was attentive.

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  10. JanellaN

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been trying to get into Coopers for awhile to try it out and see if all the rumors and hype were true. Previously tried to go without making a reservation and could not get in. This time, made a reservation, arrived a few minutes early, and was seated immediately. Calm lighting, wood and leather furnishings, and sparking glassware welcome you into this warm space. Our waiter came over quickly and introduced himself and was so polite about offering to answer any questions we have. The food service industry is very competitive and besides the food, service is the one thing that will make someone into a repeat customer or not. Dinner was off to a great start! We enjoyed a couple martini's and mules. All fresh, uniquely crafted, and delightful! We were told by friends that the egg rolls were a must. We tried them and were pleasant surprised! Flavorful and unique! We also tried the Pepper Jack cheese sticks (one of the chefs specials for the week). Hands down one of the best fried cheese sticks ever! Tasty, crispy and the cheese was so hot and gooey! I also tried their soup of the day which was a kale and graziano sausage soup! One of the best soups I've ever had and I usually don't like kale very much . For dinner we had the cielo burger and the Sonoma chicken sandwich. The flavors exploded off of our palates! Everything was juicy and fresh! We take the quality and freshness of the food restaurants serve seriously. If the food is not good, we're not going to waste our money and come back. Coopers on 5th meets up to its reputation of being one of the best places in Des Moines for food and drinks! We're definitely coming back!! Maybe during the summer when their patio is opened. Thanks Coopers on 5th for a great date night for my hubby and I! Just amazing!!

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  11. RandyS

    Des Moines

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another outstanding outing at a fabulous dining establishment. Food was excellent and service (provided by Spencer) was outstanding.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful!!!! Love the environment, drinks and food.

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  13. SandyS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, easy reservation process and follow-up. Will definitely keep this on our list of good restaurants in the area and recommend to our friends.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cozy restaurant, with wonderful service and delicious food!

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  15. RandyS

    Des Moines

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Choice of entrees excellent, warm atmosphere, vast variety for drink choices, service exceptional.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fair. Did not live up to five-star reviews on Open Table.

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  17. lovesgoodfood

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious! Service was excellent. We have eaten at Coopers numerous times and always very happy. I would highly recommend. Try to make reservations because they are always busy.

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  18. JenniferH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance in the restaurant is great!! It is small and cozy feeling! Our server was knowledgeable and had great energy! The food was superb!! Everything from the drinks to the appetizers and then the meal, fantastic!!

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  19. JennyM

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place gets it. Perfectly curated menu with a top notch staff and ambience.

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  20. KathleenJ

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service and love Valley Junction!

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  21. AriannaF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner last night was AMAZING. The service was second to none and the food was incredible. We had the gouda mac and cheese with a side of the cheddar potatoes. The potatoes were the highlight of the meal and we are still talking about them the next day. We cannot recommend this place enough!! Make sure to book a reservation to ensure your spot as the dining room is quite small! We will be back!

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  22. MoniqueZ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST steak de burgo in the DSM area. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Definitely going back!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I've been to Cooper's on fifth many times and the food is always fantastic. When we went yesterday there was three of us and all three of our meals were not good.

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  24. SandyV

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cocktails were wonderful and the food was excellent! Our waitress was great. Perfect place for two friends to go celebrate life events. Most definitely now on the "favorite places" list.

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  25. RandyS

    Des Moines

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food was excellent. Pricing for the size of your order was fair and equitable. Our waitress (Oksana) was gracious, courteous, and more than willing to assist. The owner, Ryan Cooper, was present and stopped by our table to ensure our evening was going well.

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  26. MikeV

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spencer is the absolute best server in the business, once again a great night at Cooper's!

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  27. EthanB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prime Rib and Beef Tips Gnocchi were fantastic dishes on our recent visit. The service was very attentive and carried good candor from start to finish. If you want a small spot feel with great variety, go to Cooper’s On 5th.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional as always!! Our favorite place in the metro area! 😍😍

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of six - table was nice and ready for us. They were busy and took server a little bit to get to us which she acknowledged. She was thorough; efficient and made no errors. She knew the restaurant. Food was excellent. Drinks were fun. A great night out with friends!

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  30. MarkB

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite spot West Des Moines! We always come by when we get back to Des Moines!

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  31. GregB

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very slow service. Average food. The drinks were good and the atmosphere was nice.

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  32. BlakeA

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for my girlfriends and I’s one month. I’ve been to Cooper’s before and it’s always solid. The thing I appreciate the most about Cooper’s is their staff. I brought in flowers and a card earlier and requested to have it on the table when we got there and there everything was. Our server was super nice and did a great job. It’s always good at Cooper’s!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent! Very nice, dimly lit and cozy atmosphere. Server Oksana was outstanding as was the food. Will definitely be back to try other items on the menu!

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  34. CherylT

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite place in Des Moines area. Excellent food

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  35. RustyC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a Great location offering wonderful service and food.

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  36. KaylaA

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, excellent service, wonderful drinks. Coopers never disappoints

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  37. keitha

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    food was great, with a good variety. service was great. i just wish it was about 3 times bigger.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our evening at Cooper’s on 5th. We had reservations for 6 and were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was attentive, but not overly so. The restaurant was dimly lit and a bit noisy, but that just meant, to us, that it was popular. Our drinks (honey lemon old fashioneds) were absolutely divine. We ordered the baked Brie and eggroll dejour appetizers; both were memorably delicious. We each got a different entree, and every one of them was excellent. Our favorite was the Cajun meatloaf! As we were celebrating a birthday, we were given an option for dessert, and we chose the raspberry lemon mascarpone cake. It disappeared quickly. We will definitely visit Cooper’s on 5th again.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was overall great! The only weird thing was we were the youngest people there by FAR. Kinda threw us off... haha otherwise great.

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  40. DENNISBfromIowa

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always a wonderful experience at Cooper's on 5th!

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FAQs

Cooper's On 5th offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 255-9895.

Cooper's On 5th is rated 4.8 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cooper's On 5th

227 5th St, West des Moines, IA 50265

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    West Des Moines
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Takeout, Wine
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