Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cooper's on Porter

Last night, we tried out a new restaurant addition in East Nashville. Cooper's on Porter is a gastropub and restaurant with an amazing balcony and even better specials. The inside of Cooper's seems to be unfinished, with canvas paintings thoughtlessly thrown on the walls, but the building is great and there is a ton of potential. It isn't exactly the most romantic date night spot but it would be great for after work drinks with friends or just a casual night out.

We started off with the Zucchini Crisps Appetizer ($5 during Happy Hour) which was more than plenty to share and came with two great, house made dipping sauces. I had a generous glass of the house red to drink ($4 during HH) and Cole had the French Broad Rye Hopper Beer ($2.75 for pint night) which he thoroughly enjoyed.

We then split the Tomato Braised Chicken ($15.50) which came with zucchini and squash, a little bit of feta cheese, and pita bread. We both enjoyed the entree but the chicken was a little dry, even with the tomato sauce and olive tapenade topping.

We finished off with an order of the Almond Tree Cake Lollipops ($6.50) that are made by the bakery next door. They came with a chocolate with chocolate icing, vanilla with chocolate icing, and carrot cake with vanilla icing, some powdered sugar and two large strawberry slices. They were a great end to the meal but were very heavy and would be perfectly split between 3-4 people.

All in all, we left full and satisfied and had a great time trying out this new local option for under $40. While we wouldn't go back for dinner, we will definitely go back for drinks and apps but only during HH (Tues-Fri 4-6 pm). (*Note: They also sell CAO cigars on the menu)

Here are our ratings for Cooper's on Porter: (1-10 scale)
Ambiance - 6
HH Specials - 8
Flavor - 6
Overall - 6


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