Coopers Restaurant & Wine Room

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Wine Bar
Located in the heart of downtown Sanford, serving elevated southern fare paired with excellent wine. Our menu features a wide selection of North Carolina products, all responsibly raised and sustainably sourced.
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4.7
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4.7
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BradB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular. We had crab cakes and shrimp and grits. Best crab cakes I ever had. Great music but not too loud. Definitely coming back.

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JaniceG
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice friendly atmosphere, linens on the tables, but saw mostly casual dress. Not a large selection, so what they have, they do well. Moderate wine list. For a small town. I thought it was very nice. I had salmon that was cooked perfectly moist and meaty.

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SusanY
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food/wine was delicious. The staff and our waiter always checking on us never an empty glass. Great atmosphere we will be back.

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vipSonjaP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The grouper with lemon risotto was excellent... artfully presented and perfectly prepared. Delicious Homemade bread was brought with olive oil and butter, and salad was simple, fresh and tasty as salad should be. Waitstaff is always professional and friendly, and the owner has been there every time we’ve dined. Food was brought out promptly. Stylish atmosphere with a city flair.... one of a kind restaurant here in our small town.

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JimR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent! We enjoyed the raw oysters with house made cocktail sauce and fresh green salads to start. The filet au poivre was the best steak I've had in a few years and the pork chop was absolutely delicious. Wine options were very good, we had a full bodied, delicious malbec. Our Server was attentive and very friendly. The music selection was superb. The only thing that could have been a bit nicer was the seating arrangement (standard straight line tables and booths, concrete floor, it just seemed a bit cramped, with no buffer between patrons or aisle ways).

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb at every level.

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vipBonnieS
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Coopers. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was elegant. We were able to have a conversation without having to compete with background noise or overhead music. The staff were attentive and friendly. We will be back

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AngelinaN
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Well worth the price. Service was excellent. It is about time Sanford got an actual fine dining restaurant. This is what you should expect when coming both in food quality and prices!

The salmon was absolutely delicious.

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WandaM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all loved Coopers. The food was delicious, the wine exceptional and the service was wonderful. We could not have asked for anything more. Our waitress was so attentive! Thanks for making our girls night out so special!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My steak was delicious. Our server was very attentive and the atmosphere was pleasant and relaxing.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful time! The food and staff were both incredible. Delicious and super tender filet mignon!

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TomB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Perfect Place for delicious and creative food paired with great wine!

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JohnD
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an epic dining experience. From the great service to outstanding meal and presentation. You d not want to miss eating here a gem in sanford worth the drive to visit.

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vipSonjaP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The owner Barron is always there when we go, and comes out to say hello which is a nice touch. The hostess and wait staff are friendly, attentive and professional. It’s nice to have beautiful large, crystal Reidel wine glasses to drink out of, somehow it does make a difference! The atmosphere is the best in Sanford with low lights and usually smooth jazz playing. The high ceilings and light decor are tasteful. The food is always top notch, especially the salmon, crab cakes, filet and lemon risotto. The bread that is brought out for the table is delicious. We love to go here before attending a show at the incredible Temple Theatre! Or just on a night I’d rather not cook!

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LauraK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great find in Sanford! Who knew? A fairly small menu ensures perfection and freshness for the chef’s chosen entrees. The staff is quick, friendly and knowledgeable. I’ve been three times and I can say it will be our “ go to” place for special dinners and occasions. It’s expensive, but I think very well done. Beautiful presentations and ample portions. The salad is a little small, but delicious. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The entrees/apps were very good. Filet was outstanding, however the price on the menu was for the 8oz filet but that was not stated on the menu. We ordered a 12oz filet and it was more expensive when the check came. Salad was very small for the price of the entree. Service was excellent. They only offered 1 dessert on the menu which was disappointing as we were there to celebrate a birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome!!!

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PirateCPA
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. Food was excellent. Service was good. Owner was very friendly. Noise level was a little loud due to layout. Looking forward to returning.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, Best Steak I’ve ever had! Service was great and a great atmosphere.

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice experience. Food was excellent and perfectly prepared, very good portions and beautiful presentation. Our server was very attentive. Went on a Saturday evening. Expected to see a full house but was rather empty. Would like to see the environment jazzed up a bit more to match the menu prices. That is the only recommendation I would have.

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Squirrlly
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Friendly, knowledgeable staff provided skillful service. Steaks, salmon and shrimp & grits and all side dishes were fantastic. Hope to return soon!

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JenS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great discovery! As residents of a town about 30 minutes from Sanford, I had read nothing but good reviews about Coopers. It did not disappoint. The filet that my husband had was so carefully prepared and was sourced from the local area. That is just one example from a lovely meal. Service was top-notch also. I couldn’t figure out why this place wasn’t busier on a Friday night. It should be slammed. It’s that good.

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KarenF
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food- excellent chef! The steak was tender, the pork chop moist and thick, crab cakes outstanding, scallops done perfectly! Owner Baron was on hand to be sure our experience was the best it could be! Tammy the hostess was friendly and our waiter (Justin?) was very attentive! Highly recommend! Catch a show at the Temple Theatre in walking distance❤️

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Jacob
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was a refreshing night out for my my wife’s and I Anniversary. We normally go out to Raleigh or Holly Springs for a nice restaurant experience and hear about Coopers here in Sanford. We decided to give it and try, and I’m glad we did. The menu was small, but that did not stop them from impressing me. I decided to try the Scallops and the chief paired everything on the dish perfectly. So many flavors made it hard to have a conversation because I was constantly taking another bite. That also was the way my wife felt about her Shrimp and Grits. This southern comfort food was just what she wanted and was very impressed with all the flavors it had. The hostess and our waitress were very nice and spoke to us like we’ve been friends for years. And lastly our drinks from the bar were delicious! I drank my specialty drink in about 2 min from hitting the table! I will definitely be back for a just because day along with special occasions. I’m so glad to see a fine dining experience closer to home! Thank y’all for a wonderful evening!

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Hollyb
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Highly recommend crab cake appetizers, scallops, and pork chops. Real crab in the cakes, not bread crumbs. Scallops seared perfectly, chop tender and juicy. Will be back!!

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coopers is a wonderful dining experience that we are grateful to have in Sanford, NC. The food is as good as we’ve had from excellent restaurants in Cary to the coast and back to the mountains. The service is top notch and they make it apparent they are glad to be taking care of you. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our wedding anniversary. Everything was wonderful. Delicious food. Great people. Clean bathrooms.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met some old friends half way in sleepy little Sanford. Restaurant was a recommendation by a co worker and did not disappoint. Great atmosphere and the food was very delicious. Also had a great wine selection. We spent hours there and the staff was extremely patient with us. Great experience!!

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sarahs
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I really like Coopers. Sanford needs a place like this. Thought the brunch prices were a little pricey and not enough non-egg dishes. Have also eaten here for dinner and the prices were fair for what you got. The chef does an excellent job preparing the food. It is delicious. They have run out of items on the menu but was able to chose a different item. Overall, it is a nice addition to Sanford!

JM
JerryM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Raving to friends about our experience.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Recently went to Coopers with my husband and another couple to celebrate my birthday . My husband ordered his steak medium it was well done . I ordered the fish and chips expecting crunchy fish the breading was not done and it fell off the fish in one whole piece . The fish was undercooked and too salty . We had eaten there before about 2 months ago and it was really good . I was very disappointed with my visit this time. Would not recommend now!!

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Elaine
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This was our second visit. Everyone enjoyed their meal very much. One thing, could not understand why they couldn't make s white wine spritzer. Waiter said they didn't have the wine but there is a whole list of white wines on the wine menu? Maybe the waiter needs to be trained in such things. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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vipWFuller
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent! Coopers has excellent farm to table fare.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty and well-seasoned.

I believe my only feedback would be to improve on food platting and presentation. For the $ spent and also type of atmosphere, the food would be even more appealing if platting was more “artistic”.

Food tasted excellent, but the platting could use some improvement to match the style and type of restaurant this place aims to be.

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TerriD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful celebration for my brother's 60th at this restaurant. Food was outstanding and drinks yummy but the wine pours on the lighter side. Definitely want to recommend for a celebration as you wouldn't stop here for a quick bite. You're paying for creative and high quality dishes

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CEP61
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NC hidden gem tucked away in our little town!
Everything on that menu is outstanding from thw meats to the fish! Can’t go wrong.

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LauraK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great find... top notch food. Beautiful presentation. Delicious flavors. Right here in downtown Sandford. Can’t wait to save up and go back. Special kudos to the bar selection. Scrumptious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant so much! Everything about it!

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Would recommend for the food. Hardly "silver service" but quite adequate and very friendly. A tad overpriced for the overall experience but worth the effort getting down to Sanford

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CHarmon
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing better than their food is their service!

FAQs

Coopers Restaurant & Wine Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 292-1505.

Coopers Restaurant & Wine Room is rated 4.6 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.