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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville
  • Address:
    2120 Southlake Mall
    Merrillville, IL 46410
    Neighborhood:
    Merrillville, IN
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chwinery.com
  • Phone: (219) 795-9463
  • Hours of Operation:

    Full menu available for lunch and dinner

    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matt McMillin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Full catering and carryout menu available for pick up at the restaurant. For menus, visit www.chwinery.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Events Department (219) 795-9463 x4

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Off of E. 81st and Southlake Mall
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant combines modern, casual dining with award-winning, handcrafted wines. Our menu features fresh contemporary-American fare infused with flavors from around the world. From appetizers to desserts, each dish on our menu is listed with a bin number to help guide you to your selection’s perfect wine match. In addition to dining, Cooper’s Hawk offers a full-service bar, private party spaces, and Napa-style tasting room with specialty gift store, where guests can enjoy sipping and sampling wines in a traditional winery setting. Sourcing the highest quality grapes from the best vineyards around the world has earned Cooper’s Hawk a growing list of more than 200 wine awards. Most recently, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants was selected as “Hot Concept 2010” winner by Nation's Restaurant News and MenuMasters winner for the category of “Menu Trendsetter” in 2013.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The quality of the food is usually extremely consistent and this visit was not as good as the past few times. We ordered new items and so we always have high expectations. The chicken saltimbocca was gristly and the crab cakes were not as crab-filled as we would have hoped. More filler than crab or kinda smaller than expected. We will return as it is a nice location and usually excellent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Had dinner with my wife for our 20 years anniversary of our first date. My only complaint would be that it was loud in the dining area this time. There were kids diving onto the floor next to our table. This took away from the romantic atmosphere for us. I wish they could have put us in the other section of the restaurant but it looked closed off due to a lower head count. The food was excellent, and so was our wait staff. Overall we had a good experience."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My friend and I will be going somewhere else in the future."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food and wine. Waitress was very helpful with selections. We love CH!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This place is the place for wine lovers . They have a great variety of wines and they encourage you to have a couple of free wine tastings. The ambience is nice and the good is delicious the portions are just right if your not wanting any leftovers . The prices are are a little pricey but overall I think it's a nice place to go on a special occasion or just for a night out with the girls a perfect date night place . Not a place to take kids into opinion."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Wish we had more intimate seating. Wish your menu looked more like the Bon Fire Grill located in Madison, WI. They have teh best muscles dish! I wouldve liked to have that at Cooper's Hawk. Other than that...would come back and cant wait to join the wine club."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great appetizer good STEAK and Blue Berry Wine. Service was Great. Raquel was very professional and had knowlEdge about the items on the menu which was very helpful. Will recommended to others."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "What I have noticed about some restaurants lately is that they want to charge a premium price for less than premium food. Coopers is one of those restaurants. My husband and I both had the fillet mignon for 30 dollars each and were not impressed with the cut of meat served. I'm using Gino's as a comparison. We also had the Drunkin' Shrimp Appetizer, again, unimpressed because they use farm raised shrimp with little flavor. We also paid 3.99 extra for the loaded potato, I was unclear why I paid extra for basically a baked potato with butter and sour cream. As far as ambiance, this would not be somewhere I would bring a date. I believe this is a franchise and it reminds me of a Red Lobster or Olive Garden."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Took 4 of my friends with me.Had a great table by the window. We were celebrating 1 friends birthday the only thing I thought was wrong was they charged for the birthday dessert. I found that a little tacky."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have been there several times Most of the servers are just medicore. The only reason we go to the one in merriville is because we like the mall area We been too several in IL where the servers are mostly friendly and checks enough on the patroon."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have been there twice. The wine and ambiance never fail. Food is great. Service is ok, they could use some improvement on that. over all - nice restaurant. Recommend a reservation during weekends since still popular."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had a great dinner there for my birthday and the service was great think mike was are server have me a chocolate covered strawberry and truffle for my bday. I will definetly be coming back service was great food as always was excellent and cranberry wine is the best"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Cooper's Hawk and we went to the restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday. Started out very nice with a great atmosphere, but then as it got more crowded the noise level increased considerably....... to the point where we could hardly hear each other talk across the table. The food was a little pricey for what we ordered, but it was good. Our server was awesome and really added to our dining experience. This would be a better place to go with a group of friends more than a quiet dinner for two."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "After a work meeting 7 ladies met their for lunch. I made our reservation that day on-line even though I was nervous doing that it worked out great. I've had trouble with that in the past at other restaurants. Our server was friendly and attentive. He helped each of us with our drink selection and food choice. We had four new diners with us they had questions. Our only glitch of the day was when I served the wrong meal but it was quickly fixed. Having worked in the industry I know that things like that can happen. I will be back and will recommend to friends and family."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "True to Coopers Hawk the food and wine are awesome. Our server Antonio was great, flowed with the group and went out of his way to take care of my dad and make him some anchovy olives for his Martini. The restaurant was not full that day and out of all the tables available they sat us right in front of the servers station. We constantly had servers buzzing past, loud staff conversations and the usual kitchen noise. It was not a relaxing experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Always a great meal with great service. Very good food selection with a Gluten Free menu as well."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Same old, same old. Excellent food, service and ambience. CH is one of our first choices for dining out. With my son here from out of state, it was our first choice. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "It appears that the food on their menu was not made from scratch. The calamari that I ordered appeared to be that of the frozen food variety and the sauces were not very tasty. I get very disappointed when I order calamari and all I get is the rings I can buy these in many grocery stores. I also order the Fish & Chip dinner and when I tried to eat the fish it was totally covered in a thick batter wiith very little Cod Fish on the plate for which I informed the waiter of this matter for which he told me that they had received other compliants about the same thing. My wife had the Jambalaya which I tasted and was it too was not very good. If I should go there again I probably will only order a cheeseburger you can't go wrong with that"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Wife brought me here for Father's Day. Great service. Great atmosphere. Great food. Excellent wine. Joined the wine club. Will be back regularly!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our family went here for Fathers Day and we loved it!! Our waiter, Salvatore, was the best waiter I have ever had!! He explained everything, answered any questions, and was pleasant and humorous! The food was fabulous!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excellent wine selection of their brand. Our server, Valarie was outstanding. Can't wait for our next visit."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great food at reasonable prices. It was a nice surprise."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Met my sister and her husband for dinner at this Cooper's Hawk with my wife and we all truly enjoyed the experience. Great food, wine and the server was so accomodating and pleasant. This was our first time at this location as we generally go to the Naperville location. Really enjoy Cooper's Hawk restaurants."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Being a member is always a good excuse for a wine tasting and a nice dinner. It's our night out."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We took my Mom out for her birthday to Cooper's Hawk in Merrillville. Our server, Karen, was FANTASTIC. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. I highly recommend this for any special occasion dinner."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was our third visit to this restaurant and we have enjoyed them all. The food is definitely the high point. Dishes are not your typical fare with their creative use/combination of ingredients. Not complicated but fresh, surprising and very well prepared. The wine is good and a good value. The staff is pleasant enough but somehow seems a little lacking when I am spending over $100.00 on dinner for two. Only a couple of steps above casual/fast food service. But the food, the chocolate truffles, the chocolate strawberries, ahhh."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Another excellent dining experience. Great food, wine, and service so I can enjoy my company."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We always have a wonderful time. I especially appreciate the attention given to Celiac (gluten intolerant) clients. Always wonderful food and service. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This it's a great place to go out with friends or spouse and have a fabulous dinner."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The waitress was very attentive even as her section became busier. Food was excellent! For of the five diners had not been there before and they all walled out claiming they would return! Save room for dessert...the Reese's one was awesome! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food, great wine. Not recommended for a romantic, quiet dinner. The restaurant was loud and crowded. But other than that, I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food at Cooper's hawk was delicious and the service was great! The menu gave many options and the food was good."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Absolutely Satisfied!!!!! Great Experience! Waitress was THE BOMB!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "very pleasant overall experience, exceptional wine, great food. prices are slightly above average but a great value for the product. would have said five stars if i hadnt noticed some very minor untidyness (fingerprints on the glass next to us, food smudges on our menus). give it a try, you wont be disappointed"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Was great to take my girl here! We enjoyed the food, the wine and the environment. The staff was very professional - and easy to make a reservation!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My husband and I were meeting long time college friends, whom we have not seen in awhile last weekend. We choose to meet at Cooper's Hawk because we had previous good experiences at this restaurant. We had a wonderful visit with our friends. The waitress was very thoughtful and let us visit and eat. We had gotten the lettuce wraps as an appetizer. They were very delicious. The warm bread and butter was a hit with us as well. Then we each got our food, which we all enjoyed. It was hot and delivered politely to our table. The food and atmosphere was superb and what seemed like only an hour was 3 hours. Thank you Cooper's Hawk for making this memorable."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went here for our daughter's birthday. The food was incredible and the service was excellent. Our waitress brought her a birthday dessert with a candle but did not sing as not to embarass our daughter (she appreciated that). We come here regularly and have not had a negative experience."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Food, specifically, entree was over-priced and had very little seafood in it..fruit flies joined and it was just not as quaint as ibthoughtbit should have been. ..went for son's birthday and I nor he were satisfied. .."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I've often visited Coopers Hawk in Orland. I took my mom to the Merrillville location for Mother's day. U loved the space, service, wine and food. I think I've sold another client on Coopers, my mom. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Not the best meal I've had here. Little things little the bib lettuce for my Thai Lettuce Wraps, was the core leafs. My tomato soup, was very, very salty. Very noisy, hard to talk to others. there is more but I'm ending it here."
    Dined on 5/10/2014