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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.
Lafayette, CA 94549
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
Mt. Diablo Blvd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
1.5 blocks from Downtown Lafayette BART station
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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+
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?
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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