Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Arlington Heights

4.6
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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 300 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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JS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went primarily for wine tasting, which was a lot of fun. Tom is a congenial and knowledgable bartender. Had a light meal afterward which was yummy.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great waitperson
The restaurant has such a high noise level and it’s not ambience it’s refractory noise, which will heighten anxiety for anyone with a hearing problem or central auditory processing disorders. Which btw is a much larger portion of the population than is known. When I ask friends to go eat at CH they regularly say it’s “way too noisy”

YY
Chicago
137 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite places.

DS
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Eating here is becoming the worlds longest meals. I asked if we could maybe remove some of the layers of complication to keep the meal moving, as the birthday gal wasn't feeling the greatest, and we almost canceled our reservation.
1st they NEVER read the notes left on an open table reservation, so saying we need a gluten free menu and it's a birthday, wine club members won't matter, no one reads it.
2nd they can't just bring out what you ask for in a timely manner, the waitress will have to make 3-4 trips, always run off before you can ask questions. "Do you want appetizers?" "No...." BAM She's gone, well just because I don't want appetizers I might like to order my meal?!?! Despite asking for gluten free bread and ordering off the gluten free menu, she seemed baffled that one diner wasn't eating the cake, we brought, as if you read it, it wasn't gluten free. Even that, she brought the cake, we sang happy birthday and had to wait for her to come back, get the cake, take it back, cut it, bring pieces out, after we had waited for her to bring plates, then take them back, then bring out plates with the cake. Usually they do the smart thing, and bring us a knife so we can get this going. Our 6:30 reservation was late, and we were some of the last people in the dinning room when we left. Despite no appetizers or soup/salad, it felt like forever for dinner.

J
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dinner, the bbq porkchop was excellent although I substituted Mary's potatoes for thr spicy ones and had garlic green beans in place of kale. My wife's grouper was very bland although the sides were fine.

c
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff does amazing accommodating food allergies

TP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great spot to celebrate our Anniversary. Great food and service. Very accommodating to our needs.

M
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

As wine club members for many years, we frequently dine at Cooper's Hawk restaurants. This is the second time we have been to this location and just have not had a great experience. We had a 4:00 pm reservation and the hostess asked us to wait 15 minutes for a table because they had servers coming on shift that had not been assigned an area (does that mean poor planning/scheduling?) and they were not sure where they could seat us. There were lots of open tables, just not organized well. Another party of 4 arrived just after us with a 4:00 pm reservation and they were told they had to wait as well.
As for the server, I ordered a sample of wine and that came after a long while but she then took beverage orders for the other 2 people at my table and never asked what I would like to have. A glass of wine would have tasted better than the water I had to drink. She raced by our table several times after that but only paused for 15 seconds to say "everything okay " and never waited for an answer.
The other locations will probably get more of our business.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

We are wine members so we go to different location, and wanted to go to the one near our home for my birthday. Well on the way to the restaurant we got delayed due to an accident on the road. The rest of my family 3 others were there when we arrived.
We were sitting for almost 20 minutes before our server came. Ok maybe he didn’t notice us that’s fine. So we order our food, my shrimp were over cooked. I was hungry so I ate them. The wrong order came for my daughter, and by the time her food arrived, most of us were almost done eating. We all chipped in and gave her some of what we were having. The reason I gave the score that I did. I think out of all the times we’ve gone to and the different locations. This could have been the first time things didn’t go perfectly. So in my book, that’s a nice record.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service1ambience4

Terrible service

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DA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Have dined here many times, however, the experience was an unpleasant one. The server seemed distracted and even brought my friend who is vegetarian an entree with steak. She did not write anything down and was less than apologetic. I am a wine club meme we but very unhappy with the outcome.

b
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ordered the braised short ribs for the first time and it was outstanding. Will definitely order it again.

JZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine tasting was wonderful. Steak was juicy and delicious. Dessert was fruitfully outstanding. Loved every part of our date with my wife.

EV
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Can't wait for the Morton Grove location to open!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Unfortunately it was one wrong thing after another. There were missed appetizers and wrong entrees.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service has been lacking the last few visits, but food is still the same

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

the food was delicious per usual. the waiter was not very good or attentive tho. had to ask several times for things.

S
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable experience as always.

d
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual,
Service was impeccable.
Food was delicious and the wine well..
Fabulous. The room is kind of noisy though

S
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great service and great food. I had the February lunch special "short rib mac n cheese" and it was delicious! My husband had the short rib grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup and he loved his too. We had the Caspana wine of the month to make it even better!

B
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food! Excellent wine! Fantastic Conversation! Will continue to go back.

RL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I have been a wine club member for 10 years, and frequent the restaurant. I always have great service and enjoyed the monthly wines. However, I have noticed in the last year the service has been hit or miss at several of the locations. My last experience at the AH location was horrible. Our waiter was friendly and attentive when we first got there. By the end of the night his attitude totally changed. He disappeared and we had to ask someone to find him. Also, he gave us our check without asking for my wine club card. I had a reward on it. When I told him that he seemed annoyed. He took forever to fix our check and didn't even do it correctly. We had to ask the manager for help, and the manager didn't even apologize for the mistake. This is not the service I expect from Cooper's Hawk. I am hoping this doesn't continue- or I will stop going.

MC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always Cici was exceptional!

MW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great for a date night! The food is always delicious and the wine too!!

SB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Came in with a friend for wine and some dinner. Service was a little slow, but food and wine were enjoyable, as always.

JB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time at Coopers Hawk. Great food, great wine, great service, great time. I had the salmon special which was very tasty. Even their burgers and sandwiches are outstanding.

J
Chicago
169 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous late lunch. Food was amazing and service was outstanding. Our diners had the lunch sized spaghetti and meatballs and chicken giardiniera -- also the Coopers Hawk chocolate cake, which was very good. Paz was our server and she is wonderful, we always ask to be seated in her section if she is working -- amazing service !!!!

FT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I had a business meeting here and the service was horrible. It took over 45 minutes to get our food. The restaurant wasn't very busy and there was maybe 4 tables in our area that were occupied. Our waiter didn't attend to us until our food came. The food wasn't that great either. The fries were hard and the edges of the chicken were also hard. Very disappointed in this place.

M
1 review