CO-OP Restaurant & Lounge

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Our lively corner restaurant with hopping bar and lounge is located on the bustling corner of 33rd and Chestnut Street. CO-OP is the perfect spot for a bite after work, a breakfast meeting, a boozy brunch, a business lunch, or a celebration with family and friends.
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YL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and location was pretty good. Definitely will come back.

AV
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here was incredible, the service was very good, the menu was diverse and appropriately priced, and the environment is absolutely killer. New favorite spot.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Weak service

J
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Attentive server.

I
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Breakfast should be easier. Poor server was overwhelmed. We had to ask for every detail-even what was on the menu included with the dish. 4 times we asked. The poached eggs and fruit came -after having to remind them we ordered it- at the end of the meal. Then waited forever to pay. Had to send my party on to our next appointment while I stood at the server station with my credit card. Standard apology.... we will try again because it’s so near Penn, but come on, when you charge $8 for a tiny palmful of berries, you need to bring it.

LO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Terrible. Wondered why such a war looking place was empty other than a handful of patrons.

Order a NY Strip Steak “Pittsburgh Medium”. Clearly explained it to the server who seemed confused by my temp request.

Steak can out Raw. Send it back medium rare. No acceptable. Server apologized. No Manager came to table or cared whatsoever. She was aware of it because we saw them talking in the kitchen, but didn’t care enough to come to the table.

Paid our tab and left. Will NEVER RETURN.

DD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I visited CO-OP Restaurant for the first time during University City Dining Days. For $15, I received a filling 3 course lunch and took a "doggie bag" home. I had the deviled egg trio (very good), the macaroni & cheese (lacked seasoning but still good) and the cherry cobbler (the best part.. yummy!) As I dined, I checked out other guests dishes which all looked tasty. Oh one more thing, great ambience. I am looking forward to dining here again soon.

DO
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I went in with low expectations not for any particular reason but too many times I have been disappointed,not this time. The food was very good. I liked the twist on the traditional wedge salad. The cocktail menu was very creative. My issues were not with the food but the service. Water was not refilled. I got up and took a water bottle to the table after waiting more than 10 minutes for a refill. The entree was served only a few minutes after the first course was served. The coffee was not hot when first served and waited for a refill but did not get any.Just small things, but that is what makes the difference. Also the noise level was very high. They need to place sound absorbing items in the room.

d
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Substandard service detracted from the experience - and the dining room was over half empty! Also, the menu was MUCH smaller than the one listed on their website, so that was disappointing. If you are staying at the Study and don't want to go into Center City Philly to eat, then this is a good bet - but otherwise.... find someplace else.

BW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always tasty. Good beer list. Smaller wine by the glass list, but nice choices. Prices typical for central Philadelphia. My 7th time, and have always liked it. Convenient to trains/subways/ parking.

m
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoy dining at Co-Op because we can depend on fresh ingredients prepared well and good service. On this visit Chris was our server, he greeted us with a smile and a friendly welcome. He checked on us during the meal, which is to me a sign of good service. The manager Trevor stopped by also as he made his rounds of the room. Our salmon was delicious and the crisp fresh vegetable medley with herbs was colorful and delicious as well. Looking forward to the next visit.

JP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great brunch menu! Loved everything we ordered. Great variety!

EM
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

While the herb fries were good, our salad and quinoa bowl were just ok. The salmon was bland and tasteless. boring food for the price.

SG
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The. Absolute. Worst.
Went for Brunch on a Sunday. The place was pretty empty and nothing came within a reasonable time frame. Appetizer took 25-30 mins (it was raw fish, so not much prep needed), then the olive oil I requested for the raw fish took another 15 mins and required me getting up and finding the server to ask AGAIN for it. When I ordered the huevos rancheros, I asked the server if something was missing from the description on the menu (no mention of tortilla or rice) he said nope, the description looked accurate. The it arrived it was eggs and beans ON TOP OF A QUESADILLA! And the "Queso Fresco" that was listed on the menu was gross shredded cheddar cheese! Also the pico de gallo was just huge chunks of chopped tomatoes and onions, no flavor at all. But the icing on the disgusting cake was when I asked for hot sauce, all they had was tabasco or sriracha. How ya gonna have HUEVOS RANCHEROS on your menu and have ZERO decent hot sauce. UGH the worst. My stomach still turns thinking about it.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Wait staff was a bit slow and seemed confused.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was poorly cooked.

d
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

DONT GO!!!!!!!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Main dish came out minutes after appetizer
Felt little rushed as server checked too frequently despite seeing we had work papers on the table. Wasn’t crowded

Food was terrific

Wld go again

IL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. Great food, service and ambiance.

g
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yummy soft-shell crab and shrimp with pasta. Lovely atmosphere. We also had breakfast there. Avocado toast on thick delicious whole grain bread topped with salad was outstanding.

g
Anchorage
16 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu options. Healthy, creative and delicious. Wonderful service. Upscale and energetic ambiance. Will return for sure.

i
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with great interior, service, and food. Will be returning soon.

KC
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monte was an excellent waiter! Checked on us frequently, and our food came out quickly! The food was delicious! The burger was a little dry, even with all the toppings, but everyone else had very tasty meals. The cornbeef hash was very good. The salmon, bagels are cream cheese was a good size portion. The bananas foster french toast was excellent. I'd go back...it was very good!

n
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Don't waste your money. You can find a much nicer restaurant in Philadelphia! The food was average , the service was terrible. The restaurant itself was very pretty, but had an echo. Our main complaint was the terrible service, not worth the price.

B
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great spot to meet a new business colleague and go over a presentation. We will be back.

BC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I ordered the Cauliflower dukha and it was marvelous. The blend of flavors and textures was so satisfying. I would love the receipe. The other dish that ws ordered was the crab flowerettes and that was also very good but not quite as outstanding as the cauliflower.

AU
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Visited CO-OP for brunch for the first time on a Saturday afternoon, the decor is what drew me in. AWESOME POTATOES! I highlight this because delicious breakfast potatoes are hard to find, these get an A++. Also try the Chai Tea and the avocado toast is huge. Was a little disappointed by the frittata because it was more like very thin omelette. Overall would visit again.

PR
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To be on the UPenn campus and peacefully have a noon hour lunch in beautiful surroundings with fabulous service and the best salad I have ever had was a delight.

As a guest of the UPenn leader previously, and this very next time I visited UPenn my guest, new to CoOp, was delighted and she will return ... as will I. Fine restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was ok. Service was very slow.

BW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is always good. Prices fair. Nice wine selection. Staff always friendly. The bar tender at this visit was overwhelmed or just not efficient. She disappeared just before the end of happy hour- our friends arrived, stood / then sat there for 5 mins (2 of us already sitting and had ordered a drink)... she then arrives. Our friends order. She says “oh, happy hour just ended”. It was 6:31. Truly. And no one was staffing it for 4 or 5 mins before that. Once they ordered, she became distracted- filing dining room orders. The martini arrived a bit later - so we waited for her to “catch up”. Annoying

LH
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

My colleagues and I went to Co-Op for lunch. We enjoyed the food but service could definitely improve. One of our orders was wrong and it took quite a while to get the correct one. Also, we were never asked if we needed a refill for drinks. The ambiance and location are great and I would give them another chance.

T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Had 2 diff servers coming and taking orders as if the other didn’t exist
Asked for drinks and never got them till we asked again. Twice.
Awful, Awful service.
Food was too average to make up for it

l
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED that we could make reservations, which is typically not the case for breakfast places in Philly. I brought my daughter and 4 of her college friends to brunch at CO-OP on a Sunday morning. We were supposed to be a party of 4 but an hour before our reservation, my daughter told me she invited an extra friend. The hostess happily accommodated the change. We were seated at a spacious table, quickly approached by our waiter for a beverage order and given just the right amount of time before being approached for our food order. The meal was outstanding. We started with a cinnamon bun for the table which we pretty much attacked!! The eggs benedict were delicious..perfect hollandaise sauce and ample canadian bacon! Everyone enjoyed and finished their meals! I was a bit surprised..it looked like we were charged for refills of our coffee? Otherwise, a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday brunch.

SF
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good but pricey. We went for breakfast and my waiter filled my cup with coffee when we sat and then never again...I like more than one cup with my meal. A little more attention would've been nice, overall though, the food was prepared, presented and tasted very good.

JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Server in the weeds the whole time. Every time we asked for something, and we really didn't ask for that much, server should attest to that, we waited very long
Wedge salad DRY. Other restaurants dressing portion is scant at times, but this baby was gasping for liquid. Didn't see Server, flagged a manager (?) Nicely dressed maybe a floor or podium manager. Still waited WAY TOO LONG for more dressing. Felt uncomfortable sitting there waiting while the rest of the party (Weisberg, 6:30) began eating. So glad they didn't wait because their food was hot. After that everything seemed to go ok. I recommended the place and made the reservation. Never been there before but my friend's son is considering Drexel and they were in for the weekend. Everyone really liked the ambience. Aces! Some in the party over the age of 55 thought the prices were high in terms of value. And they are, folks. But yours is probably one of the nicer spots in the Drexel vicinity. and I'm done with the Dog (White Dog Cafe ). If it's even still there.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent. The service was surprisingly uneven. Server was largely scarce and forgot to return for my wine order. Maybe it was an off day. I’m a newcomer to the neighborhood and had heard good things. Will try once more.

N
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall my experience was good. I think the restaurant was a bit understaffed so the service was a little slow and the timing of bringing out the dishes was haphazard. The food and environment was great though—I’ll definitely go back!

SJ
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was Amazing!!! Nice relaxing atmosphere. My husband and I will be returning for brunch.

MK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food is just ok, overall using salt to compensate lack of flavors.
The cocktail was not impressive.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food and cool place, but the service was a little slow.

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