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About The Cooperage

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.

32 Lafayette Circle
Lafayette, CA 94549
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Friday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 298-5915

Website:
http://thecooperagelafayette.com/

Parking Details:
At The Cooperage, we are pleased to offer our guests valet parking Thursday through Saturday. Please enter the parking lot from Lafayette Circle and drive up to the valet station in The Cooperage/Fiesta Lane parking lot.

There is also parking available in the Fiesta Lane parking lot.

Public Transit:
1.5 blocks from Downtown Lafayette BART station

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Cooperage Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Casual (26)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Bar Seating (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Fun (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Good for a Date (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
People Watching (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Business Meals (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great Beer (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Cozy (6)
Live Sports (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Extremely loud inside. Food was good. Service could be better. Outside seating with heat lamps was nice to get away from the inside noise.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic as always! Five star food & service. Worth every dime!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The mussels and brussels sprouts small plates were excellent. The spinach and mushroom benedict was a bit bland. Overall a nice lunch.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Lousy steak

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Staff was friendly and we were seated immediately upon arrival with a reservation. Menu is flavorful and basic fare but solid. Wish the server were a bit more attentive or available to refill our drinks. We were seated in one of the 2-person booths along the far, left-hand side wall as you enter the restaurant- seating is crampt there and too upright to be comfortable.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We waited for almost an hour for the food. We only had one soup and four burgers and it took so long. The food quality was just average.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent time with a friend whose dietary needs are pretty specific. The Cooperage accommodated all of them. My salmon salad was excellent, too.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

A very nice experience!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had a group of 9 and our waitress was excellent! Food and cocktails came out quickly and service was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had high hopes for this restaurant however we were greatly disappointed. My salad came as a plate of lettuce with dressing only..... no pecans, goat cheese or apples. Sent it back and it returned a little better but not as promised on the menu. The butternut squash soup came lukewarm so that was a fail. Main course of fish tacos was ok and then we decided to order dessert. We should of cut our losses and stopped after the tacos as my spiced apple cake was a disaster!! The unrecognizable cake was cold and seemed stale. The Creme Brûlée was accompanied by biscotti that has hard as a brick!! Maybe if was for decoration only and not meant to be eaten?? Very sad meal. Our waitress did her best but she said that the kitchen was having problems. I think that was an understatement!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We asked to see the drink menu and chose the Dewars which was listed for $10. We ordered two, and when we got the bill, we were charged $22. We asked why and were told that when the order is on the rocks, they pour a little more. We have been to over 100+ restaurants and this was the first time were ever charged for ordering "on the rocks". We wouldn't have complained to the manager if the menu clearly stated that "on the rocks" was $1 more.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food and service were very disappointing. We had a table of 6 and our waiter would go missing for majority of our dining. Another friend order the steak medium well and it came raw. Menu looks appetizing but overall no one was satisfied with our experience food or service wise. The wine was the best part.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service was great very attentive. Tables inside are to close together. Food was cold. Fish tacos had only salsa on one taco and a tiny portion on the other. With this effort I’d pull it from the menu.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Enjoyed our brunch. Cocktails
are to expensive for what you get..

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went here for a birthday dinner and had a great meal. We have three small children, including an infant, and the service was very accommodating. Even the bus boy came over and helped situate our infant with me in a car seat sling.

We loved the menu, the right amount of options to choose from. I did order the NY Strip prepared medium rare, and it came out on the medium well done side. I didn’t fuss, cause it was still good and again - the service was great.

We will be back to try more.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Live Sports
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Met friends for Tuesday Taco Night. The four of us ordered tacos. Chicken was pretty dry the others were good. There was no guacamole available. We had plenty of tortilla chips but salsa was pretty meager. We will try again.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice atmosphere, good food, but the noise level is off the charts LOUD.

If you don’t mind not being able to hold a conversation or hear your server, then you’ll probably like it.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The Cooperage has quickly become our go-to place in the greater East Bay for drinks at the bar, drinks and food in the restaurant, Taco Tuesdays, Fried Chicken Wednesdays, their signature gin and tonics, you name it. There's inside and outside seating (outdoor heaters help on chilly evenings), great service, and a very nice atmosphere. The bar scene can be lively yet it does not adversely impact the restaurant. Who knew that Lafayette would become a great hang-out, have drinks and/or dinner, kind of place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Fun, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

There were three of us. Two meals were disappointing. Salmon was a small piece and overcooked. Mashed potatoes were not creamy. Fish tacos were just ok. Tortillas soggy and skimpy on the fish. Cabbage salsa bland. Heirloom tomatoes and burrata delicious as was the veggie burger. Asked for a quiet table and were put right by noisy kitchen. Server pleasant but we felt he was rushing us. Not the usual Cooperage experience. Wondering if they have a new chef within the last year.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love the food & drinks & service. The only thing is the noise level. We like to sit in the back room that’s quiet to have conversations amongst your table. It would be nice if it was noted on open table if there’s no availability in the back room due to an event on that specific night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We made a last minute decision to eat out and decided to go local. While the service was great, our meal was mediocre at best. Very disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The Cooperage has a well appointed bar with solid service and a good selection of wines, beers, and appetizers. Unfortunately the restaurant is subpar at best, with mediocre service and terrible, chain-restaurant style food. We will return for meeting friends at the bar, but never the restaurant. Although perhaps more of a drive, San Francisco and Oakland restaurants offer so much more, at the same price. Four stars for the bar, and one for the restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Two of three starters were under seasoned. My entree Bolognese pasta was cold, even to the touch. Pesto tagliatelle was just OK. Server was new and barely knew the menu though was honest and otherwise did an excellent job.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very poor brunch experience. Eggs Benedict cold and muffin served without being toasted. Nice enough for dinner usually but will not do brunch again

Tags: Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was mediocre and the food was just ok. Won't be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We were out celebrating our recent marriage and first dinner with the in-laws. What a great location for a first dinner impression!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were disappointed in our last visit to The Cooperage. With a reservation, we were placed at a table directly in front of the door and check-in -- while many other better tables were available. We requested a move to one of their booths and were accommodated with no problem. However, we waited over an hour for our food. Our waiter came by after about 30 minutes and apologized, explaing that our order had been "misplaced." It finally arrived and was fine -- but for a birthday celebration it was an annoyance. There were also flies buzzing around...not too appealing, but understandable with all of the doors to the outside patio wide open.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We enjoy going to Cooperage but frankly we are limited on choices in Lafayette. We’ll go back, but expect slow service with a smile. Our poor birthday girl got served her food last. They took a long time with drinks and didn’t take our food order in between.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in lafayette. Good food. Nice atmosphere. Comfortable outdoor seating with heat lamps. Good place for dogs on patio.

Tags: Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We made reservations for 6 and was seated next to the kitchen. This made for a noisy experience but gave us a front row view to the chaos that is the kitchen on a Friday night. Our reservation was for 745. We ordered our food at 810. We didn’t get our food until almost 930. For the hour and twenty minutes while we patiently waited we watched the debacle in the kitchen. Waiters stood and waited exacerbated as the kitchen seemed helpless to keep up. The chefs were red faced and quietly continued to work as the servers yelled what they were waiting for. A woman and man that looked like they may have been managers came back to watch the disaster but seemed to be at a loss of how to help. The restaurant is very cute and in a great location and very popular so my guess is that the restaurant is either under new management that is not at the level of previous management or a chef or chefs did not show up for work. No one addressed how long our food took and I was surprised given the long wait. The food was good once it came but don’t go here if you can’t wait over an hour from once you order to the time you get your food and another twenty to thirty minutes for your waiter to get the check after you set your credit card down. I almost never write bad reviews so you know it is a problem when I switch from celebrating my husband’s birthday to watching my watch so I can save others from a similar experience.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Nice location and ambience. Food was fair. I had a Caesar salad with chicken. The chicken was chopped up and a bit tough. Small chicken portion also.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Had lunch with friends. Everyone was very pleased with their food choices. We sat outside - great. Server was excellent.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Wedding anniversary, great wine, service. Had a Salad with added grilled prawns.
The greens were romaine mix, but the romaine was LARGE chunks of the head of the romaine.
2 huge bottoms of the base of the romaine, and large unseparated stacks of romaine. did not have a steak knife, so cutting the salad chunks was difficult with a regular knife. But dressing nice, and all the additions to the salad nice too.
Hint, chop greens a bit more mouth/bite size.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I didn't have the abysmal experience that many other reviews indicate, but overall, it was just okay. Not a great value for the money. Ambiance was okay. Even just dimming the lights a little for dinner would make it seem more intimate. I requested a table "not near the kitchen or bathroom". We were seated right next to the kitchen. Also told them it was our anniversary, and there was no need for singing or anything, but a nice acknowledgement from the server might be nice. Nothing. Server knew nothing about their single malt scotches. So she sent the guy who supposedly did. He proceeded to incorrectly point out which were and which weren't singles on their scotch menu. I know quite a bit about scotch, and he was wrong. The menu even asterisks the singles. I didn't need his help. The list was sufficient...and fairly inclusive. The food was tasty, and it did come out hot. Nothing particularly creative though. Service was adequate, but again, devoid of any panache. At this price, they need to up their game and begin approaching the "fine dining" sphere. C+

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Nice location. Bad service--we had to wait forever for the waiter to even serve us water.

Food was good.

Patio was wonderful.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a consistently good meal at the Cooperage. Cocktails are excellent - in particular, their signature G&Ts, which are enough of a draw to get us back in there again and again. Like so many modern places, it's way too noisy... just off the scale ridiculously noisy for no particular reason other than that the designers saw fit to use hard surfaces everywhere with no thought to sound damping. We enjoy it more when we can be in the very back room, away from the bar or outside (when the weather cooperates.) It does get tiring shouting the conversation for a whole meal, though. That said, the ambiance is friendly and one feels like everyone is having a good time... a large group would never feel like they're "spoiling the atmosphere" by getting a little rowdy at the table... who would notice?

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent - great meal & evening!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good spot for lunch. Too loud for dinner. Sit outside where it's quieter.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Busy , loud, nice waitress but really slow bad service by her (didn’t seem to be a Kitchen problem but more of a time management problem in her part).Onion soup was good, bruschetta was good, salad was eh, the waitress recommended the sole which was awful (soggy with no flavor). We wanted to order dessert but after waiting and waiting and the waitress nowhere in sight we said forget it. I have no desire to go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Third time there and won’t be back. Really inconsistent food and service

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