Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week Counter-Programming: Jake’s and Cooper’s

Restaurant Week (part one) is upon us! The bi-annual promotion continues through September 25 (with the exception of Saturday, September 19) and this time around, includes a lunch option. So what happens now? Well, if you weren’t an early bird with your reservation-making, prepare to not eat before 11 p.m. at the most highly coveted restaurants. Or you can tune into our Restaurant Week counter-programming, wherein we provide you with a daily option that is not necessarily a part of Restaurant Week, but is still a worthy bargain. You have to head to Manayunk for this one, but if there’s a worthy reason to head northwest, it’s Jake’s and Cooper’s.

Cooper’s and Jake’s, both helmed by Bruce Cooper, are running your basic $35 prix-fixe; the good news is that because they are not officially part of the Restaurant Week promotion, they weren’t on the web site and haven’t jammed up with resy’s (yet). Here’s the menu, which is available in both of the side-by-side restaurants.

First Course (choice of:)

Lancaster Tomato Salad
Spanish olive oil/ Claudio’s mozzarella/ white anchovy/ balsamic

Summer Corn Soup
mini crab cake

Second Course (choice of:)

Seared Day-Boat Scallops
summer vegetable spaghetti, olive tapenade, smoked tomato broth

Grilled Prime Monterey Steak
squash & potato gratin, shallot confit, roasted mushroom & garlic demi

Dessert Course (choice of:)

House Made Sorbet or Ice Cream

Warm Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
streusel, vanilla ice cream

Please note that menu is subject to change based on availability

Jake’s/ Cooper’s, 4635 Main St., Manayunk; (215) 483-0444;

Previously: Restaurant Week Counter-Programming: Matyson’s Recession Menu

Restaurant Week Counter-Programming: Jake’s and Cooper’s