CO-OP Restaurant & Lounge

4.3
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208 reviews
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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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nikkigot3
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Not a big breakfast person, but really enjoyed the homemade granola bowl. Also, the biscuits offered on the brunch menu are fantastic.

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shakirahc
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed my birthday here! Service was amazing, food was delicious and the overall experience was beyond enjoyable. Disappointed that the menu changed so I was unable tp try the skillet mac and cheese, however I did enjoy my meal. We started with the Spinach and Artichoke dip, amazing! For dinner I enjoyed the rotisserie chicken, finishing with the pear cobbler (must try)

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EvaI
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was fantastic, thank you so much, see you soon!

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Bowen
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This place somehow wasn’t on my radar until last week. We went before a Drexel basketball game and the food was absolutely fantastic. Very much looking forward to bringing my wife back soon for a special occasion.

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vipAviddiner
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Food and drink were mediocre
The salad was too mealy - overcooked quinoa
The Diet Coke was rather flat

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TimiS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Salads, cocktail and steak were very good. The potato gnocchi was tasty but VERY heavy, sitting in too much oil and some of the pancetta chunks were all fat and inedible. Would go again but order something else. Wait staff was fantastic.

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RobertB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Service seemed a bit overwhelmed, leaving us waiting for long periods of time. Food was just okay.

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Eric
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was great! They were patient with our group. Food was excellent and atmosphere was great!

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CuteChemE
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I went for lunch. The restaurant is very nicely decorated. Very clean. I had the salmon burger and it was fantastic! My friend ordered the grilled cheese with tomato soup and it was AMAZING! The bread and cheese combination was perfection. My other friend had the quinoa salmon bowl and didn’t enjoy it. She mentioned the dressing not being so good. The 3 of us are long time friends that don’t see each other often but when we do we like to key-key and chat. Despite the restaurant not being even half full, the waiter kept coming over and rushing us through our meal. He never asked if we were interested in desert- he just bought us the check. Then after leaving the bill, our server returned 5 minutes later- we hadn’t even put our credit cards in the sleeve so he waited there as we dug into our pocketbooks. I would still recommend this place- but maybe for a quick lunch or dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

The host was amazing. Very helpful. However, our waiter was awful. Never checked on us even though he had to walk by to get drinks for his other tables. I’d go back but I would ensure I got a different waiter.

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vipyummy
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The service was good but the air conditioning was on and the restaurant couldn’t figure out how to stop cold air from blowing on us. So uncomfortable. Also the food was good but some meals were cold and had to be sent back. We go here often and this was not a pleasant experience this time

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mmr1
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Very slow service. And this wasn’t the first time.

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Alwendy
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff was extremely professional. The vibe was "just right"

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our Thanksgiving dinner was great there, nice experience for the money

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JM37
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, nice menu and excellent service. The food was excellent. Scallops were outstanding but the portion was on the small side. Spaghetti squash was really drenched in butter. Tasted great. Service was really outstanding. Nice variety on the menu. Was a wonderful dinner. Thanks.

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vipSarita2882
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience2

I was so disappointed in our experience. Breakfast took 90 minutes for 3 people. They did get very busy but they appeared to be well staffed. It took our server 20+ minutes to come over upon arrival; we watched a table who was sat after us receive service. Overall it was chaotic and disappointing.

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Jehewero
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

I was surprised by my experience here as I've stayed at the Study Hotel in New Haven and would give that restaurant a much better rating. The ambience is good and the menu looks quite nice. I found the food a little bland (except the brussel sprouts...excellent) and the service was friendly but really, really slow. I found the experience disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

AMAZING brunch food. Everything we ordered was delicious. Will definitely be going back.

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vipJill
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pre theatre dinner, nice menu, fast service

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NicoleR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Sadly, we were disappointed with the food at Co-Op on this visit. The portions were not commensurate with the prices, and some of the hot food was lukewarm when it reached our table. The service was friendly and accommodating, but they were clearly overworked/understaffed. Not quite what I expected for Drexel’s Parents Weekend. We’ve been to Co-Op at least three times before and thoroughly enjoyed the food. I don’t think we will be going back anytime soon. Almost $100 for subpar food is not something we’ll repeat.

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Lola
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

I decided to try Co Op with my family TGIF a send off for my daughter in college. The restaurant is beautiful and the ambience was great. However my server was not good. I order appetizers and never received them prior to our actual entrees. My server was busy talking and socializing with her co workers instead of tending to the patrons needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

The food and service was very good but it was too loud to enjoy the conversation. Not a good place for older guests or anyone with hearing loss. For those who know ASL it would be ideal.

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vipRosey
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere , food, drinks all outstanding! This was a nice place for date night

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vipYingL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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AndrewV
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Weak service

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Jodi
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great atmosphere. Attentive server.

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Itmatters
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

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.

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vipLifeOnSoBe
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

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.

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DeeD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipDaveO
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

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.

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dp215
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

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.

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BrianW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

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vipmsbbsolo
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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vipJordanP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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vipErinM
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

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.

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

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.