The Cooperage

4.2
1712 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Cooperage, locally owned, is a rotisserie-inspired American grill. The extensive menu features American favorites like slow roasted chicken prepared in a glass-encased rotisserie oven, New York steak, and our signature burger. The Cooperage also offers healthier options, including a selection of salad entreés made with local and organically grown ingredients.

The Cooperage is comfortable for families dining with children and features a large bar area with flat screen TV's, 12 beers on tap, eight wine selections on tap, and award winning cocktail list.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrate a birthday that occurred a few weeks ago.

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RH
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a 7:30 pm reservation and arrived early for a drink in the bar. Great hand made cocktails and nice wine list! Very busy bar area with lots of locals. Lots of kids too especially at this time frame— a bit later and most disappear. When our table was ready we were seated in the bar area - this was a first. Noise level is really not much different from main dining room- it is loud everywhere. Food was great- I rarely order a hamburger but when you’re in the mood !!! It was delicious. The calamari appetizer was very good with shrimp zucchini calamari, etc. Try it !

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L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Comfortable, cozy setting. Portions small - burgers, salads should be bigger.

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AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Our waiter seemed to forget about us. Also we ordered the apple crisp dessert and it was awful. There was no crisp to it. Just baked apples that were cut too big and had the consistency of rubber and a small amount of ice cream on top. You have to slice the apples really thinly for them to bake properly and there should have been a topping.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was slow. Had to ask for refill a couple of times as well as extra place setting & salt & pepper. Food was fair. Fries weren’t hot when delivered to the table & burger was mediocre. Oh, and the poached egg on the Brussels sprouts had a hard yolk so had to request another egg. A runny yolk completes the dish!

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BG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic and it made for a very nice Valentine's day dinner. I especially enjoyed the Pork Chop which is one of the best that I've ever had.

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MG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

Looks nice from the outside. Inside is like Applebee's. The waiters and waitresses smile and are very cheerful. My wife orderd a salad with Mahi Mahi and I had fish tacos with the Mahi Mahi and sweet potatoe fries. The fish was dry and flavorless and reminded us of chicken McNuggets. The fish tacos came with 3 sauces, 1 was ketchup the other two? One was creamy pink and the other was oily green. They need a new chef thats all there is to it.

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PH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The Caesar salad with shrimp was tasty. The shrimp were seasoned well and cooked perfectly. The crab Louis was on the small side for a main salad. The cheeseboard was good but the fig jam and blue cheese were unpleasantly too sweet and bitter respectively. Great place to gather with friends after work for a drink, but not quite the place for a date. I’d come back to try brunch but definitely won’t be back for lunch/dinner.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good. We enjoyed it.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We got stuck in the back room. Looked like an old theme restaurant or pizzeria. Completely separated from the vibrant main restaurant. The food was okay. Service was okay too. Low energy for sure.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My grandpa and I loved our meal. I appreciated that they put us in a private booth so he could hear better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not sure why this place is getting panned so bad- ordered the short ribs with polenta & it was really enjoyable and tasty! Service was top-notch! A bit pricey- but what do you expect from Lafayette!!

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Not a quiet restaurant for a romantic date but a good meeting place with friends.

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O
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Everything was fine. Server was friendly and helpful

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CG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was really poor. It took about 30 minutes before we ever got a waitress to come to our table. Then when she did it took another 20 mins to get our coffee and about 45 minutes to actually get our food.

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M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. We went early enough to beat the crowds so it was also quiet. Really enjoyed ourselves.

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S
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good and we sat outside which was nice as the weather was decent. Nice staff and very thing was very tasty. Will go again for sure!

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Was excited to take a couple of my girlfriends to this restaurant as I had been before and had a nice experience. Our waiter was great, the food was okay, but the noise level was really loud. When I first walked in I thought the greeter at the front podium was fake and insincere and acted like he couldn't be bothered. I had a reservation and asked if we could have a different table since ours was right in the middle of traffic and next to the entrance and he basically said this is the only table we have now but you can always wait with a total attitude. It is unfortunate that they have this person as the first impression you get about the restaurant. The evening ended up being fine but I will say that his attitude was very off putting and I will not be back because of that.

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P
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Not as good as it used to be! Seated at a long table with a curtain separating us from the kitchen. Awful. Order was screwed up. Just not that good.

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KA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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MM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time here and it was even better the second time. We had the best waitress (I wish I had her name). The food was piping hot and delicious. I will definitely be back!

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w
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time at this newly-remodeled neighborhood gem in Lafayette, but won't be the last.
Tried their Fish Tacos, which were quite tasty! Can't wait to try lots of other dishes on my next visit.
Thanks!

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GD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Noisy and the booth we were given was unevenly spaced - my seat VERY close to the table. Service was okay though not overly friendly or attentive. I don't think my water was ever refilled. My friend's order for fries was incorrect but they quickly and easily corrected it. The best part was my impossible burger! Very well cooked and tasty. I will go back though in the end, the prices are quite high for what you get.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Wait service was inattentive, though bussers were on the ball. Food was good but overpriced. Restaurant was noisy even when not full.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice lunch. The noise level in the bar room was very loud, but, all and all, a pleasant experience. We I’ll go back and request the side room where, hopefully, it will be quieter. Can’t seem to find a quiet restaurant these days. Kay

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LF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

everyone was happy with their meal except the chicken was dry and overcooked.
noisy! does not allow for conversation even among four people.

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RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good atmosphere, great food, and reasonably attentive service made this an enjoyable evening.

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What made our group lunch so special was the excellent service from Vita...thank you.

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AH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great casual place with good food. The service was excellent and the environment is appropriate for business.

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MM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time visiting Cooperage and we were so impressed! Wonderful service —food was just awesome!! We will be back! Thank you!

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DZ
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Waited very long at the front. Wasn’t greeted. Felt severely understaffed. No warmth. Napkin was spiked and dirty when seated at our table. For the price, there are many better, more diverse, dinnning options in surrounding areas. Most likely our last time in. Server was attentive though. There was good with the bad. Previous experiences were much better.

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LD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good- servers are always friendly and timely with interaction.

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B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love coming to the Cooperage. The staff remains the same which means they must treat their employees well. The food you can always rely on to be good. They keep the basics (which I like) and change up a portion of the menu on a regular basis. The bar is fantastic and the drinks are wonderful.

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L
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent service considering it was New Years Eve!

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DS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The food was solid, lobster bisque was excellent. The Cooperage has some nice old school cocktails on their menu, and appear to take pride in their backbar, so I ordered a Mai Tai, expecting the Trader Vic's cocktail (you know, you order a martini, you expect gin and vermouth) . When I got a pineapple and liquid pink stuff spring break version of the drink, I asked the server for another type of cocktail. He went to the trouble of asking me why I was sending it back, then went and made a proper Mai Tai, and delivered it with a smile. I half expected him to be irate with us for the rest of the evening (because let's face it, that's what you can expect at some places when you send something back), but he was friendly and professional throughout the evening. I wish all wait staff were that good.

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s
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had Salmon with lentils. It was delicious. The two items went well together.
Would definitely go back!

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b
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions and when visitors come to town. In addition to terrific food and a great ambiance, the service always is top notch. We've made numerous special requests during the 5-10 times we've dined at The Cooperage, and the team there has always bent over backwards to accommodate us. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food, and the outdoor seating is great even in the winter.

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S
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service is excellent and the food is always good comfort food.

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RK
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waiter was very accommodating and fun! He made our dining experience enjoyable!

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CK
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Busy nite . Bar must have been really busy, very slow to get wine.
Clearing appetizer & salad, tooplates & silverware, did not replace silverware by time entre came had to wait for waiter to get them.

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