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CO-OP Restaurant & Lounge

4.2
4.2
208 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Our lively corner restaurant with hopping bar and lounge is located on the bustling corner of 33rd and Chestnut Street. CO-OP is the perfect spot for a bite after work, a breakfast meeting, a boozy brunch, a business lunch, or a celebration with family and friends.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 398-1874

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Private events can be accommodated on the second floor of The Study at University City. Our unique light-filled meeting rooms and banquet salon are ideal for private receptions, lunch and dinner meetings. Co-Op’s talented culinary team provides sensational cuisine for our private spaces.

  • Private party contact

    Catering Sales Manager: (215) 398-1868

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Cross street

    33rd St and Chestnut St

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 208 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. n

    nikkigot3

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Not a big breakfast person, but really enjoyed the homemade granola bowl. Also, the biscuits offered on the brunch menu are fantastic.
  2. s

    shakirahc

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed my birthday here! Service was amazing, food was delicious and the overall experience was beyond enjoyable. Disappointed that the menu changed so I was unable tp try the skillet mac and cheese, however I did enjoy my meal. We started with the Spinach and Artichoke dip, amazing! For dinner I enjoyed the rotisserie chicken, finishing with the pear cobbler (must try)
  3. EL

    EvaLR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was fantastic, thank you so much, see you soon!
  4. B

    Bowen

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place somehow wasn’t on my radar until last week. We went before a Drexel basketball game and the food was absolutely fantastic. Very much looking forward to bringing my wife back soon for a special occasion.
  5. A

    Aviddiner

    Philadelphia

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Food and drink were mediocre The salad was too mealy - overcooked quinoa The Diet Coke was rather flat
  6. TS

    TimiS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Salads, cocktail and steak were very good. The potato gnocchi was tasty but VERY heavy, sitting in too much oil and some of the pancetta chunks were all fat and inedible. Would go again but order something else. Wait staff was fantastic.
  7. RB

    RobertB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service seemed a bit overwhelmed, leaving us waiting for long periods of time. Food was just okay.
  8. E

    Eric

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was great! They were patient with our group. Food was excellent and atmosphere was great!
  9. CC

    CuteChemE

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I went for lunch. The restaurant is very nicely decorated. Very clean. I had the salmon burger and it was fantastic! My friend ordered the grilled cheese with tomato soup and it was AMAZING! The bread and cheese combination was perfection. My other friend had the quinoa salmon bowl and didn’t enjoy it. She mentioned the dressing not being so good. The 3 of us are long time friends that don’t see each other often but when we do we like to key-key and chat. Despite the restaurant not being even half full, the waiter kept coming over and rushing us through our meal. He never asked if we were interested in desert- he just bought us the check. Then after leaving the bill, our server returned 5 minutes later- we hadn’t even put our credit cards in the sleeve so he waited there as we dug into our pocketbooks. I would still recommend this place- but maybe for a quick lunch or dinner.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The host was amazing. Very helpful. However, our waiter was awful. Never checked on us even though he had to walk by to get drinks for his other tables. I’d go back but I would ensure I got a different waiter.
  11. y

    yummy

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The service was good but the air conditioning was on and the restaurant couldn’t figure out how to stop cold air from blowing on us. So uncomfortable. Also the food was good but some meals were cold and had to be sent back. We go here often and this was not a pleasant experience this time
  12. m

    mmr1

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Very slow service. And this wasn’t the first time.
  13. A

    Alwendy

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff was extremely professional. The vibe was "just right"
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Thanksgiving dinner was great there, nice experience for the money
  15. JM

    JM37

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, nice menu and excellent service. The food was excellent. Scallops were outstanding but the portion was on the small side. Spaghetti squash was really drenched in butter. Tasted great. Service was really outstanding. Nice variety on the menu. Was a wonderful dinner. Thanks.
  16. S

    Sarita2882

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    I was so disappointed in our experience. Breakfast took 90 minutes for 3 people. They did get very busy but they appeared to be well staffed. It took our server 20+ minutes to come over upon arrival; we watched a table who was sat after us receive service. Overall it was chaotic and disappointing.
  17. J

    Jehewero

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I was surprised by my experience here as I've stayed at the Study Hotel in New Haven and would give that restaurant a much better rating. The ambience is good and the menu looks quite nice. I found the food a little bland (except the brussel sprouts...excellent) and the service was friendly but really, really slow. I found the experience disappointing.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    AMAZING brunch food. Everything we ordered was delicious. Will definitely be going back.
  19. J

    Jill

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre theatre dinner, nice menu, fast service
  20. NR

    NicoleR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Sadly, we were disappointed with the food at Co-Op on this visit. The portions were not commensurate with the prices, and some of the hot food was lukewarm when it reached our table. The service was friendly and accommodating, but they were clearly overworked/understaffed. Not quite what I expected for Drexel’s Parents Weekend. We’ve been to Co-Op at least three times before and thoroughly enjoyed the food. I don’t think we will be going back anytime soon. Almost $100 for subpar food is not something we’ll repeat.
  21. L

    Lola

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I decided to try Co Op with my family TGIF a send off for my daughter in college. The restaurant is beautiful and the ambience was great. However my server was not good. I order appetizers and never received them prior to our actual entrees. My server was busy talking and socializing with her co workers instead of tending to the patrons needs.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food and service was very good but it was too loud to enjoy the conversation. Not a good place for older guests or anyone with hearing loss. For those who know ASL it would be ideal.
  23. R

    Rosey

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere , food, drinks all outstanding! This was a nice place for date night
  24. YL

    YingL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and location was pretty good. Definitely will come back.
  25. AV

    AndrewV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food here was incredible, the service was very good, the menu was diverse and appropriately priced, and the environment is absolutely killer. New favorite spot.
  26. DN

    DanN

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Weak service
  27. J

    Jodi

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere. Attentive server.
  28. I

    Itmatters

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Breakfast should be easier. Poor server was overwhelmed. We had to ask for every detail-even what was on the menu included with the dish. 4 times we asked. The poached eggs and fruit came -after having to remind them we ordered it- at the end of the meal. Then waited forever to pay. Had to send my party on to our next appointment while I stood at the server station with my credit card. Standard apology.... we will try again because it’s so near Penn, but come on, when you charge $8 for a tiny palmful of berries, you need to bring it.
  29. LO

    LifeOnSoBe

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Terrible. Wondered why such a war looking place was empty other than a handful of patrons. Order a NY Strip Steak “Pittsburgh Medium”. Clearly explained it to the server who seemed confused by my temp request. Steak can out Raw. Send it back medium rare. No acceptable. Server apologized. No Manager came to table or cared whatsoever. She was aware of it because we saw them talking in the kitchen, but didn’t care enough to come to the table. Paid our tab and left. Will NEVER RETURN.
  30. DD

    DeeD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I visited CO-OP Restaurant for the first time during University City Dining Days. For $15, I received a filling 3 course lunch and took a "doggie bag" home. I had the deviled egg trio (very good), the macaroni & cheese (lacked seasoning but still good) and the cherry cobbler (the best part.. yummy!) As I dined, I checked out other guests dishes which all looked tasty. Oh one more thing, great ambience. I am looking forward to dining here again soon.
  31. DO

    DaveO

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I went in with low expectations not for any particular reason but too many times I have been disappointed,not this time. The food was very good. I liked the twist on the traditional wedge salad. The cocktail menu was very creative. My issues were not with the food but the service. Water was not refilled. I got up and took a water bottle to the table after waiting more than 10 minutes for a refill. The entree was served only a few minutes after the first course was served. The coffee was not hot when first served and waited for a refill but did not get any.Just small things, but that is what makes the difference. Also the noise level was very high. They need to place sound absorbing items in the room.
  32. d

    dp215

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Substandard service detracted from the experience - and the dining room was over half empty! Also, the menu was MUCH smaller than the one listed on their website, so that was disappointing. If you are staying at the Study and don't want to go into Center City Philly to eat, then this is a good bet - but otherwise.... find someplace else.
  33. BW

    BrianW

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food is always tasty. Good beer list. Smaller wine by the glass list, but nice choices. Prices typical for central Philadelphia. My 7th time, and have always liked it. Convenient to trains/subways/ parking.
  34. m

    msbbsolo

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoy dining at Co-Op because we can depend on fresh ingredients prepared well and good service. On this visit Chris was our server, he greeted us with a smile and a friendly welcome. He checked on us during the meal, which is to me a sign of good service. The manager Trevor stopped by also as he made his rounds of the room. Our salmon was delicious and the crisp fresh vegetable medley with herbs was colorful and delicious as well. Looking forward to the next visit.
  35. JP

    JordanP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great brunch menu! Loved everything we ordered. Great variety!
  36. EM

    ErinM

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    While the herb fries were good, our salad and quinoa bowl were just ok. The salmon was bland and tasteless. boring food for the price.
  37. SG

    SarahG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The. Absolute. Worst. Went for Brunch on a Sunday. The place was pretty empty and nothing came within a reasonable time frame. Appetizer took 25-30 mins (it was raw fish, so not much prep needed), then the olive oil I requested for the raw fish took another 15 mins and required me getting up and finding the server to ask AGAIN for it. When I ordered the huevos rancheros, I asked the server if something was missing from the description on the menu (no mention of tortilla or rice) he said nope, the description looked accurate. The it arrived it was eggs and beans ON TOP OF A QUESADILLA! And the "Queso Fresco" that was listed on the menu was gross shredded cheddar cheese! Also the pico de gallo was just huge chunks of chopped tomatoes and onions, no flavor at all. But the icing on the disgusting cake was when I asked for hot sauce, all they had was tabasco or sriracha. How ya gonna have HUEVOS RANCHEROS on your menu and have ZERO decent hot sauce. UGH the worst. My stomach still turns thinking about it.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Wait staff was a bit slow and seemed confused.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Food was poorly cooked.
  40. d

    datenightluv

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    DONT GO!!!!!!!!!!

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CO-OP Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.2 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    33rd St and Chestnut St

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 398-1874

  • Private party facilities

    Private events can be accommodated on the second floor of The Study at University City. Our unique light-filled meeting rooms and banquet salon are ideal for private receptions, lunch and dinner meetings. Co-Op’s talented culinary team provides sensational cuisine for our private spaces.

  • Private party contact

    Catering Sales Manager: (215) 398-1868

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