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Riverside Room - Cooper's Riverview, Trenton, NJ

Cooper's Riverview

3.5
3.5
283 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. We also have introduced a Latin guitar Sunday brunch.

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, seafood, steaks and health conscious salads. We’re bringing the fun back to the waterfront!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Bar Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Dinner Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 393-7300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Cooper’s offers over 17,000 square feet of dining and entertainment offering space for showers, birthdays, graduations, Bar/bat mitzvahs, and Weddings. Almost every private room has an amazing view of the waterfront.

  • Private party facilities

    Cooper's Riverview is the place where your entertaining visions will come alive. For private parties and corporate events from 25-1500 guests, Cooper's is your party planning solution. Cooper’s is conveniently located off Route 29 in Historic Trenton and is easily accessible from all major roadways.

  • Neighborhood

    Trenton

  • Cross street

    Riverview Plaza on the Trenton Waterfront

  • Parking details

    Ample, free parking is available at the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch

    $22.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Every Sunday Live Latin Jazz Music By Victor Tarassov. Features all your Breakfast & Lunch Favorites. Includes Hot & Cold drinks, homemade desserts, and drink specials.

Offers

  • Live Music and Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Come enjoy live music and Happy Hour on the water on the outside deck! Every Friday evening from 5 pm to 8 pm we feature our Happy Hour Buffet (15 p/p) with an Appetizer station, 8 entrees, and a carving station with live entertainment on our outdoor stage with a band and DJ starting at 8 pm. Try one of our summer drink specials to help stay cool and enjoy a nice night out!

What 283 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Trenton

    Good for Groups

  • Trenton

    Hot Spot

  • Trenton

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Trenton

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Annie

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Nice idea for jazz brunch while also showing Sunday football but food was poor quality.
  2. e

    esc1

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for lunch with a friend. I had the crab soup, it was really delicious, nice and thick with plenty of crab. We both ordered salads and they were good but they were a little skimpy on the lettuce. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  3. M

    Meekmeek

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Overall experience was good, but the waitress was terrible!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not well organized at all. Food was not that great and the service seem too overwhelmed for the workers. Seats uncomfortable..Never returning.
  5. J

    Jackie

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Hot food was cold, cold food was stale, understaffed, excuses made for everything
  6. T

    Tray

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food was good, service was slow but may have been because of the pay for one second free. Down fall we sat at a table to close to bread, danish and fruit table and it was too congested. Constantly ppl trying to walk around our table. If the table set up would have been better would of enjoyed more.
  7. NJ

    NJcouple

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This is our 3rd visit to the Sunday brunch buffet in the last couple of months. What an improvement! Cooper’s is making a real effort to change for the better. The new additions are an omelet station with excellent results, extra options at the carving station, reasonably priced bottomless mimosas, and even heated plates to keep your buffet food from getting cold. The place was crowded but well staffed. Our server was visible and attentive. I recommend making a reservation.
  8. RC

    RichardC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect buffet ! Excellent food, great service, friendly staff, appropriately spaced seating and easy listening live music !
  9. V

    Virtuous

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The cook preparing the omelets did not make sure they were fully cooked. Our waiter kept putting us on hold to serve other tables.
  10. PC

    PamC

    New England

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    We went for brunch 18% gratuity added automatically for 2 people. Cook at omelet station had a tip jar No peppers for omelet add in Tray was labeled salmon but it was obviously not salmon but cod Unlimited mimosas however we were never told they were not included in the price of the brunch. Chicken Marsala was dry Mixed veggies were tasteless Best part was the view of the river from the table.
  11. CA

    CharlesA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and better service! Thanks so much to the staff here.
  12. c

    cccc

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Paid $60 for 2 people (including tip).. Not nearly enough choices for a brunch buffet. Food was luke warm off the buffet. Hottest dish was only because I had an omelet fresh made. Restaurant was quite dirty. AND they should enforce some type of dress code. It was disgusting to see, and sit next to people who looked like they just crawled out of bed, wearing minimal clothes and looked like they were heading to the strip club to work LITERALLY!! The 2 girls sitting next to us didn't even have shoes on. Come on people, its breakfast in a PUBLIC place, not in your own home.. Will NEVER go back here!!!
  13. MW

    MicheleW

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We stopped in Cooper's Riverview on a whim after visiting nearby Grounds for Sculpture. Even though there was a large event (bar mitzvah), the staff was super accommodating and sat us first on the patio (a bit chilly but an awesome view of the Delaware river! ) and then in the bar area. Our server was super attentive and the food was delicious. We started with the pretzel bites as an appetizer and they were amazing. We then had the lobster Mac & cheese, the beyond burger and a cheeseburger for our mains. Both burgers and the Fries with the old bay seasoning were delicious! I would definitely recommend for any visitors to downtown Trenton or to Grounds for Sculpture to stop by and check out Cooper's Riverview.
  14. d

    debski22

    New York Area

    109 reviews

    3.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I came in with my teenage niece and they sat us in the bar area with a loud band. We were just there for dinner. Thankfully, they moved us and we had a good meal. Wanted the cheesesteak to be better. Crab dip was good.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Poor food quality
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have a great experience at Coopers! Starting with Claudia at the front to the servers and awesome Bands we come to see. I highly recommend it all the time to my friends
  17. NJ

    NJcouple

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We arrived at Sunday brunch when it opened at 11. The food offerings covered typical breakfast and hot lunch items as well as desserts, and the staff replenished the bins when they were half full. The waitress was attentive to our needs. The pile of dinner plates near the food trays were ice cold and that impacted the temperature of the food by the time we walked back to our table. That’s my only criticism…constructive, I hope. This was a much better experience compared to our visit a few weeks ago. We believe there were staffing issues back then that have been corrected.
  18. JG

    JosephG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We really enjoyed the restaurant as well as our entree. We didn’t like that our bill couldn’t be split individually. We over paid due to the bill being altogether (party of 8) should have had it split three ways would have made it easier to calculate. Other than that everything was nice.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I just love Coopers! This time is was to see my favorite band The Seven Band play. And my birthday! My favorite place to go
  20. NI

    NICOLEG

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I don't have much money and I enjoy live music, Friday night happy hours are the best bang for my buck - great food, great staff, and always an enjoyable evening. Just wish the DJ would read the crowd better and not play hip hop in between sets on rock nights.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I truly wish I didn’t have to rate this venue so poorly. The setting on the river is very pleasant. The building itself is very old and at night Probably less dilapidated looking than in daylight. The solo Guitart is the best thing I can say about my experience at this Sunday Brunch offering. The player was very good. The food was the worst I’ve encountered in a very long time and a Denny’s breakfast is far superior. The cocktail that I ordered was not drinkable I did not drink it and told the waitress about it, however, was never offered a rebate or an alternate selection. Personnel, wait staff and greeters, etc. all very pleasant, however, super inexperienced, and without the knowledge of how to provide service. Recorded canned music was booming outside, and not one person was sitting on the patio. There was a drag queen show with loud music ongoing in another section of the venue, so the guitarist for the brunch had to tune up to a very loud volume to overcome all the other competing side noise. If you’re going to enjoy a quiet Sunday brunch with a jazz guitarist, the last thing that you expect is radio music, blaring, and drag queen show going on next-door. The menu is deceiving - the food was poor. The service was terrible and the price was a lot for what you got. Just saying, cannot recommend it, however, has potential if stripped down and managed better.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I love going to Coopers to see the live bands, especially when they’re outside. It was the perfect night. Service is always a little slow but the food, drinks and ambiance were great.
  23. CY

    CYNTHIAC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. The band was great love southern rock. Bobbi was the best server!
  24. KT

    KimT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Server did her best, but my guests waited 45 minutes before getting anything to drink. Seems no one was bartending. Food was over cooked and dry, especially the salmon. Was disappointing especially after super long wait for any kind of food or beverage. Have had good experience in the past, so my family expected more. Was embarrassing. I don’t think they will voluntarily visit Coopers again for dinner.
  25. C

    Cindy

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the deck overlooking the river. Food was very good, view was lovely!
  26. SD

    SeanD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great and the outdoor seating area is very nice. Our waitress couldn't have been better - very courteous and friendly. The food was also excellent and served quickly.
  27. EE

    EssamE

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice place, beautiful view for friends and family
  28. KT

    KellyT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    First visit here to see The Launch. Outside area is beautiful. Food was good. Drinks were weak. Service started out shaky but got better thru the night. Would def go again (with a flask in my bag :-))
  29. NH

    NHnonfoodie

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Eating on patio was great - water was pretty, tree hanging over the patio made shade along with the umbrellas. Beautiful setting. But it took nearly 40 minutes to get a drink. Our server did bring a carafe of water, but no glasses to drink it with. She was difficult to wave down. When we finally got glasses and our drinks - ALL of our food showed up right behind it. So much for having a drink and an appetizer to start. It was chaos. What we did get (salmon and chili shrimp) were not hot and our appetizer (crab dip) was really hot. Possibly at a better temp, it would've been OK? It was cool and kinda of bland. I would not order anything other than the crab dip again. Others with us got pizza and said that was fine. We went to the bar for our next drink since I didn't want to wait. Service there was better. I feel bad, she was really busy. But I don't think she was organized either - as we constantly saw her searching for who got what she was carrying. I've waited tables before, it's a nightmare when it's that crowded. But that's part of the skill of the job - being able to juggle that chaos and slow the pace down if you need to. Better to have people waiting a little longer and enjoy a good experience - and get everyone started with drinks! - with a smile and even an apology maybe (I'm nothing if not empathetic!) than rushing around looking frantic and being unfriendly and miserable and everyone gets below sub-par service. I would recommend Coopers for the ambiance outside and the live music which was awesome! I understand they currently have had no AC inside for months (bathrooms were 100 degrees) - so if you can't be outside, not sure it's a good idea.
  30. DR

    DaveR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall very nice had a great time. Service for drinks while eating very slow would get up go to bar to get own drink while eating . Main food came out before apps other then that music was great
  31. LH

    LauraH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent. She made the night pleasurable.
  32. NJ

    NJcouple

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    This was our first time at Cooper’s Riverview. We went there for the location, the view and the reasonably-priced Sunday brunch. Although the buffet ran to 3 pm, the serving bins were empty or picked over, dried out and cold by 1:15 when we sat down. The dessert table was a sloppy mess that looked like your kitchen counter after a party. We expected the buffet to be as substantial and appetizing in the middle of the serving period as it did when it opens. We were hungry so we ate what we could. The offerings were limited (no omelet station or anything like that) but the options were enough to encourage us to return…if the food had been hot and looked good enough to eat. Our server appeared overworked and the place looked understaffed, like many restaurants these days. Eventually the manager came by and removed a pile of dirty plates from our table, plates that should have been cleared often throughout the meal. Also, a buffet attendant noticed me scraping at an almost empty bin of eggs. A few minutes later he found me and brought a fresh plateful right to my table. That was a highlight. In summary, if you go to the brunch buffet, get there early when it opens and expect a satisfactory but modest selection of food. Make a reservation so you can be sure to be seated outside or by an inside window, as the riverside location is the best feature of the place. Then be prepared to be patient with the service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Made a reservation through open table. Upon arriving, Coopers did not have a table ready. Very disorganised hostess. We paid for the buffet which was cash only (annoying). The food was awful. Freezer type microwaved chicken wings, mozz sticks, nachos. They also had a pasta station with watery sauce, fish, raviolis. Sad showing of food for a buffet and very low quality. Didn’t get offered any drinks or any kind by staff. Gorgeous venue- they need to know whether they want to be a bar or a restaurant. Huge bar and indoor/outdoor area. Stunning view of the water. The either need to hire some qualified chefs and bring up the food quality, or retire the food portion and just be a bar or a club. Definitely won’t return for food.
  34. TB

    TamiB

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    They are very short handed, like every restaurant but the staff that is there is outstanding. It’s nice sitting by river. Food is good
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    They tried changing my associates twice for cover. But I straightened it out but that was shady. Overall I enjoyed myself. The bartender was the best.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Must have been low on staff , food wasn't up to standards that were set prior
  37. EE

    EssamE

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good food, excellent service and wonderful atmosphere
  38. PK

    PrinceK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very quiet place for a Friday evening. Food was cheap, since they have happy hour from 5 to 8 . Drinks were limited in the happy hour menu.
  39. RF

    RobertF

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    didnt really know this place existed-the view and atmosphere surpased any restaurant that we have been in years-the menu choice was a little small but the food was very good -especially the seafood bucket and the delicious rum cake at the end-the waitress could not have been nicer and more effecient-the surroundings was like a resort-one thing was that the weather was near 100 degrees outside but there was no airconditioning inside-was no problem with the windows open a cool breeze came off of the Delaware river and we were offered a complimentary nice cool drink. the reviews of this place in our opinion may not be as fair as they should be
  40. E

    Eater

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Went to Coopers for brunch. I like the idea but service was lacking, the smell of the river was pungent (not that this can be controlled) and the food was tasty but an open buffet with bugs floating in and out. Would have been a bit more appetizing without the thoughts of critters around. We waited about 15 minutes before a server approached us but someone finally came over.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 3.5 stars by 283 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 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Cooper's Riverview

50 River View Plz, Trenton, NJ 08611

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Riverview Plaza on the Trenton Waterfront

  • Neighborhood

    Trenton

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Bar Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Dinner Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample, free parking is available at the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 393-7300

  • Catering

    Cooper’s offers over 17,000 square feet of dining and entertainment offering space for showers, birthdays, graduations, Bar/bat mitzvahs, and Weddings. Almost every private room has an amazing view of the waterfront.

  • Private party facilities

    Cooper's Riverview is the place where your entertaining visions will come alive. For private parties and corporate events from 25-1500 guests, Cooper's is your party planning solution. Cooper’s is conveniently located off Route 29 in Historic Trenton and is easily accessible from all major roadways.

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