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Jake's and Cooper's Wine Bar
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Ranked #1,950 of 4,491 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $15 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manayunk
Cross street: Levering
Transit: Septa Regional train R6 stops right behind the restaurant.
Description: Jake's and Cooper's Wine Bar is an innovative restaurant featuring New American cuisine for almost 30 years. Chef Bruce Cooper and his staff feature a classic approach to cuisine in a comfortable environment. Come try one of our wines from our new constructed Glass Wine Room at prices that are far below the industry mark up. In 2008, we opened Cooper's Brick Oven Wine Bar, adjacent to Jake's. Featuring more than 30 wines by the glass from all around the world, Cooper's is a casual, neighborhood eatery. We also welcome guests to bring your personal cellar selections and join us for dinner in the JAKE'S DINING ROOM for a $15 corkage fee any night of the week.
Reviewed March 12, 2013

If you are searching on the web for a great restaurant in lovely Manayunk do not be put off by the fact that Jake's restaurant comes up as a wine bar.......Jake's restaurant is next to Cooper's wine bar....same management, same food , different atmosphere. We knew the restaurant 7 years ago when it was just Jake's and wanted to return. having found it listed as a wine bar we nearly didn't go having concluded that it had been transformed into a wine bar...HOWEVER we found ourselves there and were pleasantly surprised to find the same restaurant redecorated very attractively with a great menu. Our meal was delicious and the service excellent. Food beautifully presented and the portions just right. If however you are looking for wine bar atmosphere plus excellent food then next door Cooper's is the place to be.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We enjoyed a very pleasant evening at Jake's. Started with an outstanding English Mojito. The waitress was very competent and attentive, yet never let us feel rushed. Food was delicious. Started with duck spring roles - dee-lightful. Our entrees were a rack of lamb special over risotto with portabello mushrooms and a demiglaze and the other was their crab cake. Both were very good. Menu selections were limited. It is a nice place to take someone special for a comfortable, elegant dinner and you will not feel rushed.

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Thank DGS-Verona
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Manayunk is a great place to stroll, window shop, people watch, have a bite here or a drink there....but if you plan to have a nice meal, go to Jake's (now Jake's and Cooper's). It's a classy, sophisticated place with an interesting menu and professional service. We had the raw oyster app (a special) and a bowl of olives (a mixture of sizes and colors, very nice). One person had pepperoni pizza, very good, fresh taste. One had the hanger steak (excellent with a nice sauce) with a side of the brussels sprouts with maple bacon. The sprouts were all chopped up and tremendous. The third person had the $30 deal - a salad (warm mushroom/arugula over goat cheese polenta -- WOW), an entree (short rib and lobster pierogis) and a dessert (honey cake). All good. So was the red velvet cake. We each had a half carafe -- the "cheap white" (a nice Viognier), the "cheap red" and the red zin.

This place knows what it's doing and stands out in the crowd.

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Thank nagled
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

The good, the bad, and the ugly. Good: The chef definitely cares about the presentation of his food and the staff was friendly with a big, fake smile.
Bad: Food portions were very small and definitely overpriced for their size. To be full, you have to order at least two-three items and then things get very pricey. The front High tables were very poorly lit.
Ugly: Overheard the managers (they were dressed very professionally, not in the brown shirts all the waitstaff was wearing) taking in a negative way about a few servers. Sounds like you should do that in your office, not in front of a packed restaurant and hope nobody overhears you.
Very Ugly: The owner, who was bragging to a table of his friends, was drinking wine with that table for a while. Once the left, I overheard the waitress say that they didn't even leave her a tip... come on, now. That's unacceptable! Then, the so called owner proceeded to be rude with another server. That's a big no-no for me. I don't help rude owners who treat their staff like they count make money and grow their business. Last time i checked, they are the face of your business. This scumbag won't see my money again

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Thank George_Black_SS
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Our party of 12 was celebrating a college graduation, and this was a great place to do it. Busy urban setting made for a lively atmosphere. Great menu offering many choices, from appetizers, cheese plates, tapas plates, pizza, salads, and full entrees. I think we tried everything! I thoroughly enjoyed portobello soup with truffle oil, the amazing beet salad, and the "small plate" crab cake, which was perfectly prepared and delectable. Nice wine list. Polished off a piece of the scrumptious coconut cream pie, astonishingly good. Had a great time wishing our special graduate the best. Server Andrew had his hands full with us and several other tables, and there were a few lapses, but we were very happy and would love to go back.

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Thank DesertInnKeeper
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