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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 Lobster Bisque is splendid, and the wine choices are plentiful. But, the professionalism and charming staff make this place sparkle."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "They are back on track. After our last outing there, we thought it might be our last outing there. But they came though. The caprese flat bread, crab & lobster bisque, asparagus soup, soy ginger salmon and gnocchi carbonara where very good and we were very happy."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Always great food, friendly wait staff, and some of the best wines I've tasted!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "From the many wine varieties to the fantastic food, there is always something new and tasty to discover at Coopers Hawk! Pistachio encrusted grouper is to die for as is the lobster bisque soup!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Luv this restaurant - food, wine, atmosphere and server Charlie...."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Love the food and wine at Cooper Hawk. We had a slight problem with one of the entrées ordered, but it was quickly rectified by management. They truly care about their customers. Service was a little slow but I think out waitress was just having an off night. We have dined many times at CoopersHawk and this was our first time with issues, but that won't keep us from going back!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Food is always very good here, regardless of what I get. Appetizers, sandwiches, meals etc.."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We love the drunken shrimp, the soup was excellent and I absolutely love the steak and vegetables!!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Took my Grand Daughter there for her 11th Birthday. We both had the surf and turf, hers Crab Cakes and mine shrimp. It was excellent. Our waiter, Mike, was very informative and helpful. I really appreciated the way he interacted with her. She felt special on her special day. In all it was a great experience."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I was able to convince family to celebrate my daughter's birthday with dinner at Cooper's Hawk. Made reservations for 7:15, but did not seated until 7:30PM. There were so many groups there that it was difficult to hear each other. Can't blame others for wanting to be there, too, but have been there before and I did not remember the rambunctious atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Recently took two of my staff to celebrate their birthdays. I've been here about 3 times already but this was their first dining experience. We were served by Valerie who was very informative and attentive. The food was awesome from the appetizer sampler to the main entrees. One notable negative was the choice and volume of music played in the restaurant area. It was very loud, making it hard to carry on a conversation. It was also "heavy rock at times" which we thought was a bit dis-tasteful for an establishment of this character. It was only when we were leaving did the tunes temper down a bit. I'm not advocating elevator music by any means however "head banging" tunes should not be on this menu!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I would like to point out first that this was posibly the best steak I have ever had at a restaurant (Chimmurri). And they have a wine for about everything you can imagine here. and we started our meal with a cheese tasting - how many restaurants do that? However, I should also note that we came here for our anniversary and while it's a very nice ambiance in the restaurant, it was quite loud on a Saturday evening when we were here. And, being a practical person, I have to note that we just recently went to the Lighthouse in Cedar Lake, a favorite of ours, and the two tabs were very similar-for 3 (our son came, who ate more modestly than my wife and I) at Cooper's Hawk, and 5 adults at the L.H. Worth it? Yes. But it won't be our new regular."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We love Cooper's Hawk! Not only do they have incredible wine but awesome food! Salvador is our favorite server!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Second time I've been there. Amazing food, respectful staff, and a great wine list. Look forward to attending again. Thanks guys!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Wasabi Potatoes... A must try side! The grapefruit martini was delicious too."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I would refer any and all.... Although the prices on the meal are reasonable.... The quantity don't reflect the prices."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have eaten and several Cooper's Hawk in Illinois and just went to Coopers' Hawk in Merrillville, Indiana. We have never had a bad experience at any of these restaurants and ALWAYS loved the experience! I have never been to any restaurant that has so consistently met my expectations. It is by far my most favorite place to eat!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "We ordered the Cooper Hawk sampler platter and stuffed mushrooms for appetizers. Both were yummy and the dipping sauces were very tasty. We all ordered different items from the menu for dinner and everyone enjoy their choices. I ordered Riesling to go with my dinner and it was light and refreshing. We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Always a great meal with great service. Very good food selection with a Gluten Free menu as well."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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