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The Cooperage

4
1995 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Cooperage is serving up the ultimate American Comfort Food in the heart of Lafayette. The extensive menu features favorites such as a grilled ribeye, smoked double-cut pork chop and our signature burger. The Cooperage also offers a variety of lighter, vegetarian options, including a selection of salad entreés made with local and organically grown ingredients.

The Cooperage is a neighborhood hangout, great for a date night or dinner with the family. Featuring a bar-casual atmosphere including flat screen TV's, a large selection of beer and wine on tap, and an award winning cocktail list.

Private events can also be booked at The Cooperage year-round. Family gatherings and business functions, to rehearsal dinners, showers and birthday celebrations. Choose from our assortment of private spaces perfect for parties large or small.
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarlaH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I so wanted to like this place. My husband ordered the burger. The bun was hard and the burger and bacon were burnt. His fries were lukewarm. I ordered the classic eggs Benedict, was delivered crab eggs Benedict. After a wait the right order came out and the potatoes were not warm and the eggs were overcooked and the plating very sloppy. For the location this place should be rockin. Prices are very high here. We will not return.

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MarilynB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was most disappointed in the food itself I love the ambiance It feels very old San Francisco and I like that. But I had the French dip with Caesar salad side. The salad could have been from a bag at Safeway, the Dip was tasteless and the beef Tough and Tasteless.Even my martini was tasteless.I am so sorry because I really wanted to have a place to come for a fancy lunch.

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GabrielC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service friendly staff

HD
vipHungryDiner
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lackluster service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late lunch with a friend. Everyone very pleasant and accommodating.

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thehuey
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere for a very nice dinner amidst friends and coworkers.

JG
vipJudiG
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Some of the flank steak on the steak salad was too tough to eat. Our water and iced tea were never refilled. They gave us a dessert cuz it was a birthday lunch but it was not very good...we would rather have ordered off the dessert menu. We sat outside which was lovely and our server was very nice. I'd go back but definitely order something else.

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DavidA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Food was mediocre, loud atmosphere wont go back! Poor place to spend quality time with your spouse. food is overpriced. Prime Rib was dominated by smoke flavor which was not mentioned on the menu!

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vipelizca
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the double pork chop which was served with mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts and green beans. It was AMAAAAAZING! Not cheap but it was so great. I took about half home with me for later. My companion had the french dip and was very happy with that. The only down side is the iced tea was fairly weak.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good experience

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vipmarkw
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food looked nice but across the board ( 4 meals) tasteless. We called after we left the restaurant to tell the manager our experience and he took our telephone number but no one calls us bank. VERY DISAPPOINTING and we won’t go back .
PS did I say it is was expensive, which we normally don’t mind but the Cooperage was overpriced and awful and not worth it at all!

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milliparkus
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the atmosphere here! Parking can be hard but it’s one of my favorite date place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Was expecting food to be really good but it was just so-so. Had high expectations and was disappointed. Will not be returning.

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Alamedadiner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating to our special requests, and the food was delicious!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service.

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vipCCLv
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Rick Deleme has transformed the Cooperage into an award winning restaurant. As our waiter said, “it took chef Rick close to a year to steer the ship” and after eating there last night for my mom’s 90th birthday, chef has a true north when it comes to excellence. Looking forward to my next dinner at the Cooperage.

EB
vipEllenB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I love the food here - but the service needs improvement. Everyone is nice and helpful when you arrive, but you never see them again to order another cocktail or request another dish. They seem to only stop by when you sit down, and when they are delivering the check. I have tried in vain to flag down one of the waitstaff when my glass was empty or I needed to ask for anything (hot sauce, an extra napkin....)

The last two visits the food was lukewarm when it got to us. I won't go again until service improves.

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and our server was great. It is definitely overpriced but in total I would return.

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vipBrian
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

There are new owners and the change isn’t for the better. Seems they’ve taken over with the aim to improve profitability. Nothing wrong with that but they’ve taken aim squarely at the menu and now offer lower quality food from stem to stern. Many of our favorites from the brick chicken to the s’mores dessert are gone. We won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had a pleasant brunch on a Saturday afternoon at on outside table. The omelettes we had were unremarkable but the ambiance was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal and great service on Valentine’s Day.

CM
ClaudiaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

They gave us the worst table with the worst waiter on Valentine's Day! Table was at the back of the restaurant, next to an old and dusty china cabinet and behind a curtain (?!). Our waiter had the worst attitude, never smiled and won't check on us for long periods of time. Food was okay. We left without eating dessert ... on Valentine's Day!! We are never coming back.

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SteveP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Shaved Brussels Sprouts were the best I ever ate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Normally love this place but on this occasion we were disappointed. With a reservation we got seated in the back bar area where the server is also the bartender. It took 25 minutes before we were able to place our food order. With a reservation we should get a normal dining room table, not a bar table.

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DianeS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Great for families too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I didn’t like what I ordered. The brunch avocado toast was more like bruschetta

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samanthaf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Service was perfect timing, food was excellent and table was ready. Everything was clean and everyone was kind!

PM
vipPamM
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very delicious and nice staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday brunch! Our waitress was lovely.

JC
JimC
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The new ownership has redeemed this place from both a food and service perspective. We throughly enjoyed our dinner but wish they could do something about the noise level. The Cooperage is back on our dinner list!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! And we had our special seating requests accommodated. Food was amazing as always.

SG
SandraG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Terrible restaurant. The waiter was very rude and didn't even smile. The coffee was cold, we had to ask for bread, although we ordered 5 salads. The prices are too high for what you are getting. The hostess or manager was very nice; that was the best thing about this place.

EB
vipEllenB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I really like this place and brought a few friends along on this visit for Sunday brunch. Though there were some creative choices, and the food was as tasty as always, everything was kind of lukewarm (even the fries - disaster!). This was puzzling because the restaurant was nowhere near full. It seems as though the plates might have sat somewhere before they came to us. Also, of all the main dishes and desserts we tried, I was not impressed with the bakery options. One of my dining companions wanted a pastry to start, and we ordered the scone and muffin plate. Very disappointing - like supermarket bakery items - overly sweet with absolutely nothing to recommend them. I hope this was a one-off; I find the menu selections at the Cooperage to be fun and a perfect amount of food. I will give them another shot.

LG
LocalGal
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in town! Always a relaxing atmosphere accompanied by good food/drinks.

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Steve
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Very loud. French onion soup was blah. Fish tacos with mango salsa were very good. Chef honored my request for steamed veggies instead of cooking in oil or butter (big thank you). Seated near the front door and it was constantly left open and it was very cold. Nowhere near worth the money we paid ($140 with tip for four of us).

EM
vipEileenM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just ok... was hoping for better.

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emjay
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was my first try since the new chef. The menu was interesting. I had a burger which was served on a plank that made for messy eating. The waiter was pleasant; however, he plunked our bill down without bothering to ask if we wished dessert. The manager was more attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was subpar. Took a long time to order, no attention to coffee refills, no checkin to see how things tasted, asked for muffins and scones to be warmed, sent back and came back same temperature. Then asked for them to be removed from bill. Were not removed from bill. Turkey BLT not warm. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch at 10am

CD
vipCarmenD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cooperage consistently delivers delicious meals!

FAQs

The Cooperage is rated 4 stars by 1995 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.