From the kitchen at Jake’s, chef-owner Bruce Cooper has watched Manayunk evolve from a blue-collar neighborhood to a Main Line hang to a college-kids haven. Now the restaurateur sees the riverfront ’hood attracting young professionals in search of a Center City lifestyle without the million-dollar condos. At new Cooper’s, pinot noir drinkers looking for an every-night dinner spot will find shareable, affordable pies — the menu is light on traditional red-sauce options in favor of combos like short ribs and horseradish, or crimini and cheddar — and pretty-big small plates (average price: $10). The menu warns you to save room for dessert — from adjacent Jake’s pastry kitchen — but we ate too many of the house-made salt-and-vinegar chips.
The service was very good, but that may have to do with the place being mostly empty. This was not sufficient warning, and so I ordered food. The pizza can best be described as soggy. Rather than the thin crisp crust I was expecting, the toppings came sliding forward as the slice sagged in my hand. Sad. Posted by Nancy: May. May 31st, 2010 at 3:58 PM
The short rib pizza and Lisa's pizza were huge hits with my family. We also adored the Mac & Cheese. Cooper's is a great spot for gourmet pizza lovers. Posted by Victoria: Aug. August 3rd, 2009 at 10:09 AM