Step into the world of the infamous Cooper Craft Kitchen & Bar on PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens and be prepared for a spectacular dining experience from start to finish. PB Girls Dine had a truly memorable lunch party on a Friday afternoon. We patted ourselves on the back for choosing The Cooper for a special birthday celebration. And here’s why . . .
The Cooper features the finest and freshest of ingredients sourced whenever possible from local farms, food artisans, small-batch distillers and craft brewers. The seasonal menu is a five-star event! The restaurant is charming with elegant decor, open kitchen, great service and groupings of comfortable high-back orange chairs.
PB Girls Dine began our dining experience with delightful specialty cocktails — as tasty as they were visually pleasing to the eye. Try a Silver Lining (Avion Silver Tequila, St. Germain, Don’s Mix, lime and cinnamon smoke). Or, get playful with a Name Dropper (Plymouth Gin, St. Germain and grapefruit). Of course, the Moscow Mules (Russian Standard, ginger beer and lime) were simply delicious, too.
Our waiter, Kevin Dougherty, was exceptionally attentive and professional. You’ll find the service at The Cooper tops.
The Lunch Menu is superb! We began with the Grilled Spanish Octopus . . . perfectly prepared and very much enjoyed. PB Girls Dine also sampled the Vermont Cheddar and Applewood bacon omelet with wilted spinach, savory herbs, served with an artisan green salad. An order of Pickled Vegetables was lip-smacking delightful. The Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella Sandwich scored a huge hit at our table . . . with pesto vinaigrette and spicy arugula served open faced with roasted peppers and Kalamata olive salad.
And, we cannot forget to mention the enormous Cooper Burger, an 8-oz. butcher’s blend topped with lettuce, tomato, aged Vermont cheddar cheese and secret (shhh) sauce on a grilled challah bun with hand-cut fries.
Since we were celebrating a birthday, we ordered one large dessert with five little spoons. The Cooper Sundae wins our to-die-for award! Picture vanilla ice cream, brûléed bananas, hot fudge, salted caramel, spiced pecans and whipped cream topped with Amaretto cherries!
PB Girls Dine highly recommends The Cooper as one of the finest restaurants in Palm Beach County. We’ve enjoyed Lunch, Dinner, Birthdays and Happy Hours at this exceptional restaurant – always leaving utterly pleased and looking forward to our next visit!
THE COOPER CRAFT KITCHEN & BAR
ADDRESS: 4610 Pga Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418