Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chwinery.com/
  • Phone: 2197959463x
  • 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 2197959463x4

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (110)special occasion (91)romantic (59)great for lunch (58)good for groups (57)fit for foodies (56)hot spot (30)neighborhood gem (24)kid-friendly (21)great for brunch (20)vibrant bar scene (18)late-night find (13)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Awesome
    Wine4u
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Tilapia salad was awesome Had the wine and chocolate for an amazing dessert!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The steak and crab cakes were delicious. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best meal
    datenite
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Awesome dining experiance , from the appetizer to dessert everything was spot on. Going to be a repeat customer.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Savvydiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    After much hype, we went here for our second anniversary. The restaurant was nice enough overall but very loud. We couldn't hear each other speak and the food was mediocre at best. I had surf and turf with excellent salmon but probably the worst filet medallions that I've ever had. The wine was good and we had a good time sampling and experiencing the different ones. Overall, we spent over a hundred dollars on a meal that shouldn't have been more than 50 or 60.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Our 30th Anniversary Dinner
    Bobean57
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My husband and I had a late supper on our Anniversary at this restaurant. This is our new place for dinner. Appetizers are filling and delicious. The wine is like no other that we have ever had. Can't wait to make our next reservations for a initimate dinner real soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the wine-tasting bar!
    DoubleStuff
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you're a wine-lover, this is the place. There's a beautiful wine-tasting bar with attentive staff which has a CA Napa Valley feel. I wouldn't recommend coming on a Saturday night, however. It's difficult to get waited on in the wine-tasting bar, which was full when we were here. The food was delicious and nicely presented. The server, who was very busy, could have brought us water without us asking, and filled it when it was empty, which he didn't, but again, the place was packed. We also had to ask for silverware/napkins. For the price, I would have expected more from the service. Overall, I would recommend this classy, casual/fine dining restaurant, but would come on a weekday, where you could get the full experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • onthego
    onthegoVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Fabulous find in Merrillville Indiana, nestled in the mall. We had great service and a variety of entrees that were fantastic. Very comfortable atmosphere for a fun time. We had a group of 6 and everyone was pleased with what they ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place
    erlamimi
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food and drink are outstanding. The only problem I have with this place is the sound - it's loud!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Awesome
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food great wine great time every time we are there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cathy
    foodie1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    excellent food, from appetizers thru dinner with many great wine pairings to choose from. Love that you can "taste" the wine before committing to a glass or bottle, and try several options to ensure you get what you really enjoy. Our server was great - attentive without being pesty
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My reviews are always the same: great food, great ambiance, great service. My significant other had a birthday, so I took her to the place where we had our first date. Coopers Hawk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasant evening!
    nodoggybags
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My hubby and I went here to celebrate our 30th anniversary, albeit a month late due to my sons wedding which was scheduled 2 days before our anniversary. I made a reservation here at open table, so when we arrived they took us back for seating right away. They initially sat us out in the open dining area. Not exactly a location for an intimate meal. I asked immediately to be seating somewhere more intimate, and they obliged. So, we had the privacy we wanted. We ordered the drunken shrimp appetizer, and it was very, very good. The meals were also very good. I had the pistachio encrusted grouper, my hubby had the parmesan steak medallions. Everything was cooked to our liking. As an added plus, the waitress brought us a small plate of sweets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well rounded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We went with two for a birthday dinner. Great service, very helpful providing plenty wine tastings before actually deciding. The food was fantastic and the service was on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best kept secret
    MrjdVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This was a pleasant surprise for such a spectacular lunch at this establishment. It is Indiana's best kept secret. We are wine lovers and foodies and I must say we are still talking about our experience to others. Looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Don't usually write reviews but this resturant was so good nobody in our party of 5 very picky people had any complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience
    excellentfoods2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My family and I appreciated the ability to sample 2 wines each before we purchased glasses of wine. This is a real draw for me and my adult children who are beginning to taste different types of wine and liquor. The food was excellent. We all liked our meals. The only drawback is that it is on the expensive side. So we would use it as a special occassion restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    Girlsnightout
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great service, great selection of wine and cocktails, never has bad food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    LovieDovie1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I really enjoyed everything about dining here at Cooper's Hawk tonight. The Service, Food, and Wine was everything I excepted and more. I'm looking forward to my next "night out" at Cooper's Hawk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank-you very much! AMAZING NIGHT!
    AmazingNMemorable
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We were very pleased with our very 1st visit to Cooper's Hawk in Merrillville, Indiana. The customer service level was amazing from the time we set foot in the door. Our server Rakell was OVER THE TOP PHENOMENAL!!! Jaimie (her trainee) was also amazing and extremely friendly and helpful. They both set the bar for expectations of service very high. We will be visiting Cooper's Hawk at least once a month, and will most definitely ask for Rakell or Jaimie to be our server. They delivered service with a smile and always had friendly suggestions when we asked about wine or menu items. They are truly a blessing to Cooper's Hawk and I hope that they get the great recognition that they deserve. It was truly AN AMAZING WONDERFUL NIGHT! thank-you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food and service at Cooper's Hawk is always good. My friends and I meet for a monthly dinner and always enjoy our experience. The wine itself is a definite draw.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love!
    SuperShaffer2000VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We go to dinner here once a month because we are wine club members. Just wish they would expand to a stand alone restaurant that's not attached to South Lake Mall.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was delicious, we each are every bite! Additionally, our anniversary and niece's birthday were acknowledged with class!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    They are known for their great wine and food. Service has always been good too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lobster Bisque
    BlueStar
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Lobster Bisque is splendid, and the wine choices are plentiful. But, the professionalism and charming staff make this place sparkle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Back on Track
    OldDog
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Willrun4wine
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Always great food, friendly wait staff, and some of the best wines I've tasted!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    Italiano
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    GoldenBeag
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Luv this restaurant - food, wine, atmosphere and server Charlie....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    Lec225
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food is always very good here, regardless of what I get. Appetizers, sandwiches, meals etc..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We love the drunken shrimp, the soup was excellent and I absolutely love the steak and vegetables!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    Lucy1147
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food&wine: Super! Noise&price: Not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cooper's Hawk gem of a place
    Wine4u
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We love Cooper's Hawk! Not only do they have incredible wine but awesome food! Salvador is our favorite server!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Foodisgood
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Satisfied
    Girlsnightout
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Wasabi Potatoes... A must try side! The grapefruit martini was delicious too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In awe of the view of Cooper's Hawk
    Sporadic2dine
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I would refer any and all.... Although the prices on the meal are reasonable.... The quantity don't reflect the prices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cooper's Hawk always a pleasure
    kdoconn
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.