Copia Restaurant & Wine Garden - Clayton

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101 reviews
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Copia is the Roman goddess of abundance, wealth, pleasure and harvest. Experience our menu of American progressive southern cuisine featuring an assortment of fresh seafood, steaks, and pasta.
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R
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a nice booth and the food was good. The waitress was attentive.

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R
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Food way over priced and the Steak was not good.

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KG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a business meeting. Will visit again.

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w
St. Louis
62 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Seated next to kitchen door due to loud happy hour crowd & birthday event. Server had difficulty finding a substitute bottle of wine. Apparently many of their bottles were moved to the new West County location. Great wine list, but it no longer accurately reflects their inventory. Salads were good and two of the entrees were fine, but the prime rib was a poor cut, very chewy and a fair amount of gristle. One of the servers identified that we were celebrating birthdays and brought us ample desserts. Very nice of him.

Loud conflict and cursing between some of the staff could be heard coming from the kitchen.

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VS
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Copia has a great wine list and the service was excellent

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

My wife and I tried Copia while visiting Clayton. Although most of the reviews were lackluster it was close to the hotel. At first blush it looked about like I thought it would. We ordered the gumbo, the prime rib and the whitefish over rice. The food was above average. It was hot and came out quickly, both dining rooms were 80% full. They had 2 servers and one busboy. As they got busier. The service slowed way down. We finished our meal and sat for 10 minutes. I put my credit card on the table. The host came over and started to clear our table. I handed the server my card when she handed me the bill and we sat for another 15 minutes. The crowd was getting restless. The group next to us and behind us were both complaining loudly about how long everything was taking. We got our check and our server apologized profusely. She was a good server but they are way understaffed. The restaurant was nowhere close to capacity. 0 people in the bar. It was a Saturday night. I can’t imagine what it would have been like with another 7-8 tables. It is extremely pricey for what it is. We had the gumbo for $10, drank water. 18 oz prime rib and blackened whitefish. It was $99 with the tip. I probably wouldn’t recommend this place. Last night we ate at Cantina Laredo for 43 including tip. Fast and very professional service. Great food and better pricing.

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PS
Springfield
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very inviting

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Horrible food and service overall.

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DK
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

It is not really fair to review a restaurant on one Valentine's Day experience. I expected slow service and an overpriced "special" menu. Check, Check. I did not expect to pay for a tenderloin which was very rare when ordered medium and which was so tough I could not cut it with the steak knife they brought. I quit 2/3rds of the way through it because it was so bad. In fairness my wife really enjoyed her salmon.

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US
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Thought I would try this new location for my bday/V-day...bad decision...food was not as good as Washington street location...waited at table for a while seems like there was an issue with what waitress we would have...guess since it’s a new location they still have kinks to work out

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JN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was only ok. Service was abismal. Our reservation was at 7, entrees didn't get to or table until 9, was cold for prime rib was overly fatty. Go somewhere else.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Where do I begin. Let me just say that I should have been suspicious in the fact that all times were available on Valentines Day. My wife and I walked into the place at 6:40 for our 6:45 reservation. The hostess looked at me like I was insane to think we could be sat 5 minutes early. Of note, there was no wait and the place wasn’t too busy. After stepping to the side in awe, 3 couples entered in after us and were seated right away. Let me just fast forward through the 15 minute wait for drinks and another 30 minutes to get our appetizer.the couple next to us ordered the $35 dollar steaks which looked like it had been savagely dragged through hell and back before being played and served. I went with the Rigatoni and my wife went with Gumbo. If you enjoy a watery chili with mass amounts of Okra, this dish is for you. If you enjoy dry pasta noodles with a few cubes of chicken and a dash of bacon, the rigatoni is for you. All the staff were running around in complete dissarray the entire experience. I was a server for many years and could tell the problem started from the top to the bottom. I would recommend this place to anyone who has a few hours of their lives to waste people watching while enjoying a glass of cold water.

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OT
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Valentines Day

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H
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was Valentine's day and they didn't seem prepared for the crowd even though they knew of the reservations they had. Busboys were great keeping the water glasses filled.
Prime Rib was very good. Copia salad needed help.
I just wouldn't suggest it for a celebration day.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my fiancé went here for the first time for a Valentine’s Day date. Waitress was great even after working long hours and working multiple tables at a time. Will most definitely come again.

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SW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent wine by the glass offering, most extensive in the St Louis area. Some entrees are overprices, but generally wide selection of dishes at a good price. Goat cheese balls, Ceasar salad were good, but the shrimp and grits and filet stroganoff were excellent. Cheese grits and corn with a soft center fried egg added to the enjoyment of the shrimp. The stroganoff had a light sauce and tender strips of filet with al denote pasta.

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MR
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Homecoming

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Bad food-everything awful; fortunately had pleasant server
Will never make it

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation for 7:15pm for my wife’s birthday. We waited for 15 minutes for a table, then didn’t see a server for another 15. Someone eventually took a drink order, but by 8:00, we still didn’t have drinks, or the prospect of seeing them (or food) anytime soon. We got up, cancelled our order, and left. I’ve never done that before, but we looked around and literally everyone was asking for a server. One elderly guy physically got up to hand his credit card to his server at the bar, so they could leave. It was clear they were miserably understaffed. We would have just lingered and lived with it on a random Saturday, but I booked this for a birthday. It was pretty brutal.

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M
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was atrocious. Our server was slow and clueless The computers were not working and the entire dining room was in a state of confusion.

The shrimp and grits was dry and pasty. The salad was drenched with dressing and the greens were wilted. Overall it was a disappointment and we would not go back.

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KD
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience. Food was outstanding. The Lamb shank and gumbo were as good as I have ever had. And the fish special was great.

I could not recommend Copia higher.

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r
St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Restaurant week did us no favors. Food was fine but average. Go to Copia when it's not slammed and high pitch busy. Server. was too busy to be attentive. When we did see him he was very good.

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LC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We went for restaurant week and Copia was packed. Service was lacking but we understood why. Unfortunately, their computers were down and that didn’t help them put their best foot forward. Shrimp and grits were great. Filet of beef just average.

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EA
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We were thoroughly disappointed at our visit last night. Copia has been a long time favorite of ours. We were so excited when we heard there was a Copia coming to Clayton. However, the food AND the service was terrible. We were there for two hours. We had to continually seek out the wait staff. Such a disappointment.

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C
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The four of us tried Copia during the Clayton Restaurant week. Great food, amazing service, but very loud. (+++) We nearly had to yell to hear each other. (-) So great place for a first date, as the awkward conversation will get drowned out in the noise as you eat amazing food!!

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n
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

I made a reservation several weeks in advance for a large group during Clayton restaurant week. The restaurant was completely unprepared for our group and any other group the night we went. We went to the bar to wait for our table, bartender was rude and kept telling us we could not order from her but had to order from a server. Finally a server came to take our order and while he was very nice and wanted to be helpful we still didn't get drinks for quite a while after which he disappeared again. Turns out he was also waiting tables. We waited over an hour past our reservation time to be seated. When we were finally seated we had two waiters helping us, both very nice and cheerful but nothing they could do for how annoyed we already were. Our meals finally came and while I was happy with the shrimp and grits no one else in my group was happy with their meal...specifically several orders of the roasted chicken. I was hoping this new restaurant in Clayton would be a great option but I will not be back.

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g
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Service was beyond terrible. Party of five. Appetizers within 5 minutes (salad overdressed, chili over salted), but then waited one hour before main courses arrived. One was incorrect. A replacement was brought out and it (grilled salmon) was horrifically overcooked. Dry as a bone. Didn’t send it back because the child who ordered it had already been waiting over an hour so she forced it down. Literally (and I do NOT mean figuratively) an hour later, we got our check—something was comically wrong with the register and tickets were spewing out of the printer one out of the other. We were overcharged one meal, but you know what? After keeping an out of town guest there there for over two hours, the last thing I wanted to do was wait longer for them to try and get the machine to print another check. This place looks amazing. But after the slow service, the over cooked food and the overcharge, I wouldn’t recommend it.

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J
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Not prepared for large crowd.

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GW
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

This was my first visit to Copia. It was during Clayton Restaurant Week so that could explain some of the issues. I had a reservation and was seated right away but service after that was very slow. It was a limited menu and what I had was good but not anything special. They were very crowded and it was so noisy that it was difficult to have a conversation. I think I would have to visit again, see the full menu and how service is before saying if I would recommend the restaurant to anyone else.

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D
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We always like to try something new during Clayton Restaurant week. This was a disappointment. Although our waiter was very nice, he was constantly back at our table asking how things tasted and to take plates - we felt very rushed. Clearly we were his only table. The Caesar salad was awful. The dressing was in a blob on the top of brown/wilted romaine lettuce with 4 croutons and a pinch of parmesan cheese. The beef vegetable soup was very good. The main courses we had: filet, herbed chicken and rigatoni were fine. The desserts were also a miss. The gooey butter cake was not gooey at all. The bread pudding was an over sauced, soggy mess.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and our waiter Darby was fantastic!

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n
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food had good flavor, but potatoes came out cold, the Caesar salad needed more dressing, and our steaks which were ordered medium/rare were more on the rare side. In terms of service our server was very nice, but we waited 30 minutes to get our tickets and when they were delivered they were incorrect. We then had to wait another 15+ minutes to get corrected tickets. We finished eating at 6:30 and did not leave the restaurant until almost 7:30 due to the process to pay for our meal.

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JJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, food was great, and the ambiance was sexy! I highly recommend this place!!!

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DS
St. Louis
92 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

It’s hard to walk into the same space that used to be Morton’s and not get the Morton’s service and good quality. Our servers were incredible and very personal e. But the food was just average. We really want to love it but not sure we will be back.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was over priced for what we got. The appetizer was good but the steak and jambalaya was not. Service slow.

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SM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We were looking forward to having a very nice New Years dinner, but unfortunately did not happen. The service started out great but went down very quickly. We did not get our main course for until 1 1/2 hours of waiting and was never asked if we wanted additional drinks or was our water refilled. The food was just ok. It was not a good experience and we were very disappointed!😫

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I
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Meh. Nothing special. I had the prime rib, which was good, but not as good as other St. Louis steakhouses. The salad was so-so, as were the sides. Many wines by the glass. Service was fine, but the place was pretty empty. Prices are high. Not sure that Copia can compete with other Clayton restaurants, like The Capital Grill. 801 Chop/Fish, Ruth's Chris, etc. Time will tell.

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R
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely ambience. Very small number of customers for Saturday evening. Wine and mixed drink plus one meal were quite good. The other meal, however, was so-so. The waitress and the manager responded to my concern that the lobster in my pasta dish was cold and comped the dish. I would give them another chance because other aspects were all good.

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J
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

One of three tables in the whole restaurant. You would have thought they were packed by how long it took to get any attention from the server. It was 15 min before we even had anything but water. Food took forever and it took forever to get our bill too. The ambience was terrible, brighter than Denny’s. Also the value was terrible- three small scallops on little risotto for $36. We won’t return, way better restaurants for the money.

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OT
St. Louis
38 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Dinner last Saturday night was a mixed bag. The place was half empty which surprised all of us. It's in the old Morton's Steak House and there have been some changes most notably the great bar that was in front has been deleted. Speaking of drinking, the wine list is expansive - one of the better one's in St. Louis.

Moving on to the food; everyone at the table had something different and the results were mixed. The gumbo is outstanding and is not to be missed. The Creole Whitefish Etouffe was fabulous! The Shrimp Jambalaya was just OK, and the Shrimp and Grits were somewhere in between.

We had problems getting a correct bill when we asked to split some charges but other than that the service was fine.

Overall, it was a good not great experience.

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