Service was expeditious and the gluten free menu is much appreciated (Essential for us). Plus people were cheerful and the food was fine
We were seated pretty fast. Unfortunately, it took 30 minutes to get our food. It was a standard- No changes order. I was also a bit disappointed about the food this time. I ordered an eggs Benedict and the English muffin was awful, very chewey. The eggs were so tiny, that I didnt realize there were any!
Service SLOW, have to ask for everything - coffee, condiments etc.
Food very good taste and presentation BUT JUST WARM.
There was no excuse we were there at there opening for Brunch Sunday and there were only four other groups at the same time.
This was my second try at the Cooperage, and it was the second disappointment. Both my friend and I were disappointed in our choices, hers, the French dip, and mine, the brisket sandwich. Both sounded good, but were only fair. There are too many good restaurants in Lafayette to bother going back.
Pricey for what was a noisy bar type environment. Spent $75 each plus tip for a three star at best food.
Food is good but a bit pricey. I usually request a table in the main dining room because the bar is very noisy, but this time it wasn't quite as noisy and we sat in the bar.
Excellent food and service!
Table was not ready. Server was too busy with other tables to take our order. Hostess took drinks order. One was wrong. Finally gave dinner order to server. It was delivered by a runner. Did not see server again until we were finished eating. My wife’s barbecue brisket was tough. She did not eat most of it. My burger was okay at best.
Service was great, food was average. Loved the decor.
I have eaten at the Cooperage a few times, but this meal was the worst I have ever had. So disappointing!! One of the specials was Chicken Parmesan, one of my favorite dishes and one I do not make at home. The marinara sauce was like ketchup with chunks of tomatoes and very bland. The chicken was rubbery.
Food was fast and tasty.
Just wasn’t our night nor theirs. The service was horribly slow from drinks, food and their attention. Finally, caught the manager and told him how our evening was. He apologized and explained how the restaurant was short handed, etc (on Sunday) He offered a couple of desserts on the house. Be weary coming here and if they are short on staff, you’ll be there a l-o-n-g time.
Food was ok. Service was lousy. Everything overrated.
We love this place: the menu is creative yet traditional, they have fun cocktails, the setting is lovely. Food and service are often sub par, however. Food is never bad, just often some dishes are meh. Not flavorful or as interesting as described. Service can be REALLY SLOW,as it was on our last visit when our drinks came after we had FINISHED OUR APPS. Nobody said a word, apologized, offered us half price drinks. Nothing.
The food was really a let down. Has soooo much potential with such a beautiful restaurant but just can’t produce a good meal.
Prime ribs were both over cooked. Server took forever to come back around.
We dined at his restaurant a few weeks ago and had a far better experience service wise. Our split salad was served already divided and ground pepper was offered by our waitress. This past Monday night neither of those things happened. It was certainly not that busy, yet we felt our waiter eyed very little attention to us throughout our meal. Unfortunate as we have dined at The Cooperage many times and it was a first for out guests.
Brunch was ok. Didn't really like my Chile Rellanno (sp?). No butter on toast. My husband had the Brussel sprout salad which he always looks forward to. It was much smaller than he remembered and rather pricey. Wasn't as good as we remembered.
Good was very good but kitchen timing was really bad. We got the main course at the same time as our salads.
I've only been for appetizers before and think I'll stick with that. We shared a Caesar salad and it was less than mediocre. I ordered the oysters and they were minuscule at best. There are too many places to eat that are worth the money that I spent there.
This is the second time that the servers brought our main course plates to the table no more than 2 minutes after serving appetizers. Ridiculous. After we sent the plates back asking them to serve them appropriately after appetizers, it happened three more times with different servers!! Poorly managed place, but nice atmosphere.
This restaurant is consistently solid. Met a friend for lunch on a weekday and had a wonderful experience. The hostess was friendly and warm, our server was just lovely, and the food very yummy.
I was very disappointed with lunch today. The brisket sandwich was sloppy with sauce, the fries were undercooked and cold, the bus boy could not pass our table without hitting our chairs, the waitress, while sweet, was not responsive and avoided us. I'm local, eat out often, and would love to go back, but there are just too many other restaurants in Lafayette to frequent rather than try Cooperage again after such a bad experience.
Went for Monday lobster dinner. Sides great; lobster pretty good but seemed to have been cooked ahead and not to order. It was served almost immediately after I ordered and was Luke warm.
We made reservations for 7:15 and arrived on time a party of four. A family of four raced to the door ahead of us but I wasn’t concerned since we had reserved a table. Well they did not have a reservation and were seated while we waited for five more minutes. Then we were seated in the back room right under an air conditioner that was blowing so hard the menus were lifting off the table. Oh and it was about 59 degrees outside. The service was terrible. I eat here frequently and this is the first time we had poor service. Hope this was just a bad day.
we sat close to the kitchen and it was a little loud -- but didn't put a huge damper on our party as the wait staff was super kind and helpful. We brought our own birthday cake and they were great about bringing extra plates and forks. Thanks!
Poor service! Food took forever!! Food was cold!!! Food was bland!!!! Many tables that arrived after us received their food before our party. Good Beer! 3rd time trying and have always been underwhelmed. Tried Cooperage again because I heard they improved!? Wrong!! I'll only return for a beer and that's it. Our friends from out of town were highly disappointed. We should have went to Chow. Started off my Sunday 0-1.
Excellent service, very good food, fun drinks, really nice atmosphere - it made for a fun evening. It was a bit noisy but we also were sitting near the kitchen area so that may have contributed to it being a little loud.
Love the brisket sandwich and get it every time. My kids love the pappardelle, burgers and chicken breast sandwich and the Brown Derby is a favorite for my wife.
We’ve been to the Cooperage several times, less impressed each visit. It’s overpriced, the service slow, loud and the food unremarkable, again, considering their prices. Not likely to return.
Good service and food. Although the restaurant was full the noise level was not a problem.
A great time was had just wished there might have been more vegan options
I have eaten there many times since it opened for both business lunches and personal and family dinners and and never been disappointed. The food was cold, uncooked or seasoned (ribeye steak) and
we wondered aloud if they had sold to new ownership.
Reserved a table for 2 and was seated on time for a Valentines dinner and expected more than received.. We ordered 2 Crab Louis Salads and I a glass of Concanon Cabernet. The wine was so tart I had a hard time swallowing it so I opted to drink my glass of water ... The salads were made of the yellow core of Romain lettuce only( which is what I throw away at home making salads) and wondered who got the green leafy parts of the stalk? It also had : a few half sliced Cherry tomatoes- a 1/2 sliced avocado which had turned brown-some crab with pieces of shell I had to pick out of my mouth before swallowing and 1/2 sliced hard boiled egg and dressing.. That was it! No olives and not any green fresh lettuce anywhere! The service people had our table cleared so fast of all our dishes when we appeared done that we were in and out in 45 minutes which left us with the feeling they didn't want us to stay around too long? The bill came to $90 ( $14 for a bowl of soup and $11 for the wine I couldn't drink) This was a first time visit and we shall not return.. Not worth the money spent.
Unlikely that we will return owing to the noise and the prices
Great food and excellent service and atmosphere . Looking forward to our next visit.
Took parents for brunch, waiter was good she could of checked on us for drinks. I needed a refill but since i didn't see her i just drank water. My table would of spent a lot more money on drinks three of us were drinking champagne. Mothers coffee ran out and didn't get a refill until another waiter noticed. I guess pay attention to detail like my drink. Waffle was cold too. Thinking about it i may not recommend this to friends and family i would be embarrassed. Host is a bit rude and stuck up - not welcoming at all.
I'm changing my recommendation question above ...... I'll go with boyfriend when we crave their chilaquiles
I always love the cooperage! Is consistently high quality, tastes good and has variety of choices.