Cooper's Riverview

3.8
180 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We feature live bands on Fridays and Saturdays, walk-ins are welcome. Reservations on Friday and Saturday Nights will not guarantee seating outside to see the bands.

The Trenton waterfront received a major update with the addition of Cooper's Riverview! The atmosphere is fun and festive while providing a superb dining experience. Highlights are an amazing happy hour, entertainment, and brand new menu and an eager staff that will make your visit memorable. The massive complex features four main areas: a large entertainment hall for private events, weddings, concerts, shows and nightlife; a cozy dining area and bar; a great indoor/outdoor bar and cocktail area; and a large deck on the water with private areas and a stage for national performances. The cuisine is all of your gastro pub favorites including handmade burgers, fish tacos, and health conscious salads. We’re bringing the fun back to the waterfront!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 180 people are saying
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Joe69
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We booked our reservation on Opentable and requested outdoor seating. This was confirmed by Opentable. When we arrived we were told outdoor seating is only available for those who purchased tickets to see the cover band playing that evening. Reservations for outdoor seating should be blocked by Outdoor Table when they hold events

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DanB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Cooper's Riverview needs to decide if they are a restaurant or a low level club destined to fail as all the other clubs that were previously in their building. My wife and I drove 40 minutes so we could eat outside on the Delaware river. Walking into the "restaurant" we were met (not greeted, just stared at) by a host and 3 large "bouncers". We were told our reservations for their deck couldn't be honored (by one of the "bouncers" not the host) since there was going to be a band playing later that night. We were seated in their enclosed sun room. Our drinks were served in clear plastic solo cups, beer is served in cans only (have to request a cup if you want one). We are not sure how wine is served as they were out of white zinfandel which is what my wife likes. I ordered their shrimp bucket and when it was placed on the table, I literally didn't know if it was my meal or the bathroom garbage can!! It was served in a clear plastic bag inside a plastic bud light beer bucket! I asked if there were utensils to get the food out of the bag and I was told to use my hands or my dinner fork. My wife ordered the shrimp and linguine in lobster cream sauce. The sauce ended up being a dark spicy sauce, not what was expected by the description. My wife ate a few bites of her food and didn't like it so we ask waiter for our check. The manager (we assume he was the manager as he never introduced himself) came over and asked "what was wrong with your food?". We explained our disappointment, he seemed to take a bit of an attitude, basically had an excuse for everything from the "closed" deck to the food. When he returned to our table, he placed our check on the table, never apologized and walked away. He did comp our meals so we only paid for my soup (which was decent BTW) and our drinks. Our experience at Cooper's Riverview was a disappointment from beginning to end!!.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Problem was the kitchen, sending things out wrong or forgetting items, felt bad for our waiter who was frustrated. Not his fault as he put the order in correctly. I'm going to chalk it up to staffing issues as a lot of places just can't get the help. I will go back

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Daryle
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Nice view of the river. Food was stale, previously frozen and cost much more than it was worth. Good server.

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LindaJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were at a table up close to the front of the stage and we never had a server come to take our order the whole time we were there…3 1/2 hours we had to go to the bar and get our own drinks and then finally after waiting asked the bar tender to put a food order in for us. There should have been a couple more servers on the floor to make sure everyone sitting at a table were greeted and waited on

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Daughter and the band with my daughter. We love Coopers

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Yra3000
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was horrible. Ordered filet mignon and it tasted like a wet rag. No flavor. Asked for medium well but the middle was raw. Not even rare - RAW. Wife ordered crab cakes that tasted like they put a pound of onion powder in it and hard french fries that looked like they were re-fried 3 or 4 times. Waste of money. Will NEVER come back.

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VictoriaR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Disappointed.
I got violently ill after eating there. And all I had was the salmon.
Would not recommend at all

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CherylG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

AMAZING band (Pez Head), good food, great drinks (they had High Noon seltzers which is my fav), and awesome vibe. I think they’re short staffed but the server hustled so if you do cut cut them some slack.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was terrible. Place looked runned down.

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CoverBandLover
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good time at Coopers. Good bands and a nice crowd of people. Well staffed with friendly staff. The negative feedback: Very stingy pours on a glass of wine. $9-13 a glass and maybe yield a few sips per glass, so an obvious money grab from Cooper's bar management! Appi's are pricey. But, that's to be expected and no cover charge for the music, so won't ding Cooper's too much on this. Overall, we do come back time and again because we enjoy ourselves and it is well run. But come on Coopers, be a bit more generous on the wine pour!

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JustinR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent... sat by the window with a view of the river which was a plus. Food... so so. Not terrible but not rave worthy. Would probably go back for cocktails outdoors.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful spot on the river with so many options for seating inside or out. Multiple bars and your choice of a quiet corner or lively music. The staff was lovely and very attentive. Nick the manager was especially helpful and went out of his way to make sure our entire experience was perfect!

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Waitress was great!!!!! Out food could of been a lot better for what we paid. French toast was way over cooked.. not sure how you even do that because I’m a chef myself and I have never had overcook French toast. My daughter had a steak and it was supposed to be medium rare and it was basically well done and hard to chew… paid 21 dollars for that and it should have been cooked perfectly. My husbands eggs were supposed to be over easy and they were cooked over hard….. it would have taken just a couple of minutes to redo the eggs ….. food is over priced I think you pay for being on the river so that’s why people are willing to pay…. Most places offer free refills on fountain drinks and you do not ….. I run a restaurant so I also know that it’s good business and fountain drinks are cheap….

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice

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GregoryR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Enjoyed sitting outside listening to the band. Had great weather. Friendly staff. Good food. Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Got a salad that was soooo small. The old bay fries were good but again very small portion for two people. The staff were nice but very slow. Not sure if they were pulled in other directions but really didn’t see much of them. Food and drinks took a while to arrive. The place is nice but needs more staff. Also we were given a pencil to fill out the check. I’d rather have a pen. Thought the pencil was odd.

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AkishaE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Father’s Day

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vipJanetP
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view great food went for brunch for Father's Day

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YvonneM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great service beautiful views and really good food

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null
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Open table reservation wasn’t honored. Restaurant way overbooked. Why even bother making a reservation?

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I went there last night with my daughter to see the band and the band was spectacular. Understandably the service was a little slow and the food was

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FredT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The food was horrible! Crab cakes were fishy. The sauce that went on them was mayonnaise and too much sweet pickle juice. The seafood buckets had some fake butter sauce on them. It took forever to get our drinks. They were sucky sweet cocktails. The only thing we enjoyed was the view. Huge waste of money and they need Gorden Ramsey to fix this place! We will not go back.

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SethD
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The place was not organized at all. The staff was all out of sorts and did not seem professional by any means. Sadly a venue with massive potential is being managed sub par. Would not recommend.

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NickL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick and the outside dining area was very nice. The food was great!

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EmanuelC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wonderful setting by the Delaware River. We felt we were on vacation

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Tanna
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place itself is ok,beautiful view and specious)) but the service and the food is awful! Waitress messed up our order a couple of times.There was a hair on my plate.While seving a pizza the waiter dropped a slice on the floor❌I have never experienced such a poor service.I would not recommend this place .

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Debbie
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It took 40 minutes to get 2 cheeseburgers that were ordered medium rare but arrived well done, without the French fries that were included with the meal. Our waitress seemed to be having a very bad night. All in all we spent 1 hour 15 minutes to get 2 burgers ($12.00 each) and drinks, and nothing was up to par.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was decent. Drinks were good.

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AyoR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good but the service was not very good. They had someone in training that wasn’t trained well waiting on us.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience4

Place is nice, But we walked out because we hadn’t received food an hour and 15 minutes later.

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LaurieO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, service was good. Would recommend this place

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JoyceD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The overall appearance & atmosphere was great. I just happened to notice that sitting by the windows near water, it could've been cleaned up more. The window ledges were dusty with some cob webs. Let slide because of the open space and things come in. But check windows.

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Steph
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Service was horrible. Server could not do two things at once. Appetizers came out cold. Main course came out staggered so it was delivered hot. So certain members were waiting to eat while others are almost finished. Ask server to keep an ice cream cake frozen for dessert.Brought it back to the table for dessert totally melted. Horrible experience, do not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Tables were walking out. We walked out prior to getting our dinner. Management didn’t care didn’t offer to help or to do anything to get our food in a timely fashion.

I would never recommend going there.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Mother’s Day! Terribly unorganized! Way to long to be greeted by server. Multiple people at other tables visibly unhappy with their service and food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience1

Tried to dine for Mother’s Day, unfortunately the place was a mess! The hostess was rude and clueless. We weren’t sat at the nice section of the restaurant but at the abandoned, dirty section facing the parking lot. The tables weren’t even cleaner off yet from brunch! Upon sitting and ordering just a few appetizers it took over an hour to receive. They gave us plastic utensils because there regular utensils were being “washed” the manager made things a better but overall we had appetizers and left and luckily made reservations else were! A total waste, disappointment. Won’t be returning ever

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was Mother’s Day. We had a 3:45 pm reservation for 5. We never had a waiter or waitress greet us after the hostess sat us. We even asked the hostess to see what was going on but 20 mins seemed too long to wait for nobody to ask us for assistance. I never like giving these type of reviews but something had to be mentioned. It seemed the hostess and staff was overwhelmed.

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MichaelD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very surprised since we went there quite a bit pre-Covid. Order delivery often from them now. Waited 20 minutes to be served. Another 20 minutes before food arrived cold.

Took it as a very tangible sign that it's too soom to be venturing out.

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BrendaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I nade a reservation Monday evening for Mother's day brunch @ 1:45 6 days in sdvance. A nice brunch menu w/ eggs benedicts to get them. Then the toasters next to the basket of assorted bagels & English muffins were not operating & 2 different male staff were unable to assist me. A tray of fruit was brought out w/ no tongs to serve it. Then there were no coffee mugs or hot coffee, but people were continuing to be seated & food replenished. Lastly, the women's bathroom door handle was falling off as I exited.

FAQs

Cooper's Riverview does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cooper's Riverview also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 393-7300.

Cooper's Riverview is rated 3.8 stars by 180 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.