About Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Indianapolis

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.

3815 E. 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Wine Bar

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

Cross Street:
Between Keystone and Allisonville Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 574-9463

Website:
http://www.chwinery.com/

Catering:
Full catering and carryout menu available for pick up at the restaurant. For menus, visit www.chwinery.com.

Executive Chef:
Matt McMillin

Private Party Facilities:
Cooper’s Hawk specializes in seamless events embodying the warmth and elegance of the wine world. Our Private Party Room and Winery Room offer unique settings for your social and corporate gatherings along with first-class event packages to help choose the perfect menu. We will also happily customize any event package to meet your individual needs.

Private Party Contact:
Events Department: (317) 574-9463 ext. 4

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Indianapolis Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.5

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4.4

value

4.3

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (103)
Good for Anniversaries (102)
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Notable Wine List (97)
Good for Birthdays (90)
Good for Groups (76)
Worth the Drive (68)
Casual (64)
Romantic (56)
Creative Cuisine (52)
Fun (48)
Business Meals (47)
Great for Lunch (44)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Tasting Menu (44)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Comfort Food (30)
Healthy (30)
Cozy (29)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Bar Seating (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Seasonal (27)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Happy Hour (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Authentic (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Disabled Access (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Kid-friendly (15)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Late-night Find (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Quick Bite (10)
People Watching (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Tapas (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

As expected consistently good experience.
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a very nice lunch. The service was excellent. This is the second time we have eaten here and enjoyed it very much both times

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

One of the best places I have eaten. Service was unbelievable and the food and wine were just perfect. Ate with friends and it was quiet enough to have a great visit. Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

This place never disappoints fot
the quality of food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

It was a really crowded Saturday night, but we were seated for our reservation after only a short wait. Our server was friendly and attentive. We were all very happy with our food choices. The trio of medallions were each prepared differently and all were delicious (maybe a shade over medium). The gnocchi bolognese is outstanding. I like t have the wine flight so I can taste different varieties. This time I had the red flight and was no disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was over cooked. The noise in the area we were in was deafening. There were 2 two tops amongst large groups. Not a great area if 2 people want to talk. Very loud and I am not old. Just LOUD!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Cooper's is one of our very favorites! This time we tried the Chef's recommendation and it wasn't the best we've had. It was a blackened NY strip, and it was literally BLACK with a solid coat of pepper. My husband and I both love pepper and spicy food, but this had way too much pepper to even taste the flavor of the steak. Other than that, it was a nice dinner. The wine tasting is always fabulous.

Wasn't our best dinner from there, but it in no way changes our mind about Cooper's. When you try new things there's always a chance that it won't be your favorite.

Our waitress, Jessica, was wonderful, too. She seemed a bit nervous, perhaps, but she was a doll and ensured we had everything we needed.

Go to Cooper's! You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Another great experience here! We love this location for anniversaries or simple date nights

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 9, 2018

It never disappoints!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The menu choices are really great. Our food was cooked perfectly. Value for the quality of the atmosphere, and the food is outstanding.
Only small disappointment was a slow start with the waiter on taking our order, but it wasn’t terrible, and the waiter did an awesome job.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Cooper's Hawk was delicious. I tried the Vegetarian Enchiladas and they were amazing. I will definitely go back and I will try this dish over and over again. Our server was outstanding and very nice. She was attentive and great to talk to.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Cozy, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Awesome food!

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We were celebrating my son's birthday and we had an excellent experience! The wine of the month was very good – a blend of cab Franc and cab sav. I am gluten-free and dairy free and they were able to accommodate me with a wonderful piece of salmon with grilled broccoli and sautéed spinach Yum! My son ordered steak and the husband ordered jambalaya. Only negative for us was the calamari. Great reviews were written about it so we ordered it right away. Seems it has changed since we ordered it there last. Now the breading is like a tempura batter although the calamari itself was meaty and very good. We like more of a light and crisp breading where you can still see the calamari itself. If there were an option to order it just grilled that would be terrific. Thanks to the chef and to Jocelyn our waitress for a great birthday experience overall!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great. A little loud and a little drafty next to the window.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our first visit...loved the wine! Initial greeting was "ok" not really noteworthy even when we told them it was our first visit there.
Waiter was good, friendly, but he had too many tables. We had to wait for everything. Frustrated by having to wait "on the bar" to get sample of wine out to us...we were almost done with our meal by the time one of us got our sample to decide what tasted good with the food.
The taste of the food was absolutely wonderful, though. And, the wines we did finally order were amazing. Definitely will return but plan to go at an "off" time for less crowd, noise, and more timely service.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Tapas, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

So good! As usual!!

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

There were three of us for dinner. We all enjoyed the experience. The food was great and our server was outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve dinner, server was excellent, food and wine were very good, will be back

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was awesome food and great wine. Can't wait to go back

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were seated within minutes of arriving on New Year’s Eve. The restaurant was clean and looks updated. Our server, Shea was nice and pleasant. Our food was delivered hot and fresh, with a stylish presentation. A very enjoyable evening

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Cooper's Hawk is always our go-to restaurant for wine tastings and meals. We love the menu and the food is always excellent. However, on New Year's Eve our food arrived to the table cold and some of the food was undercooked. This is the second time this has happened to us on New Year's Eve so we will go elsewhere to celebrate this occasion.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a very enjoyable New Year's Eve dinner for 2! Amber was our server and she was very attentive although she was very busy. The Pinot Noir was very good and we are considering joining the wine club.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Have been here several times and have always enjoyed the atmosphere and food. This being New Year's Eve, it was a little too loud for normal conversation and the service was a little slower than normal. That being said, we'll definitely be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Courteous, informative staff. Great food - everything from burgers to filets!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Kaleigh was our hostess and she made our date night a great night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We looked forward to getting together with old friends at the end of the year and Cooper’s Hawk fit the occasion perfectly. Everyone enjoyed the food, the wait staff was very knowledgeable and friendly, and the price was comfortable for the group. I recommend this place for wine, food, and good times.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We always enjoy Cooper’s Hawk!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic food and staff. Our server was exceptional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was mediocre. The cost, for the food, was nowhere near reasonable. The wine was not even close to personally good. Wine tasted mass produced, not selective.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food options are numerous and appetizers and entree tasted great. Food came out at perfect time after appetizers. Not to be missed are their cocktails - very well done with lots of variety.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Healthy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My girlfriend & I were celebrating our Christmas dinner together. It had been snowing so it was nice & warm inside. Our waitress was very knowledgeable. She gave us advise on some of the cocktails & entrees. I had a really good martini called Dana's Pineapple. I had grilled shrimp & from the gluten free menu my girlfriend had chicken. We were both very pleased with our selections. I liked that the noise level was pretty low so that you could have a conversation without shouting. Granted this was around 6:00 on Friday so it could get louder later on. It has been awhile since I have been back here but was my girlfriend's first time & she was impressed.
All in all, we had great food & good atmosphere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

My girlfriend and eye went to Cooper's Hawk for a date. The food and service was amazing! Definitely going back!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I love this restaurant, we were seated at a round table, great for visiting with friends. Our waitress was amazing, we never had an issue with service or food!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I eat at this restaurant from time to time and I have always had a great meal and great service. I met a friend for lunch this visit and we talked for at least a half hour before we ordered and the waitress was very understanding and didn't push us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Started off bad from when we entered . Had a 7:00 pm reservation. We checked in at 6:30. Got seated at 7:30. This was horrible!!!!
Waitress. It enthusiastically about being there. Lack of service . Forgetful .
Chef should of stayed home . Food was horrible

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The server we had was excellent. It was an extremely busy evening yet she was very attentive to us. Meal usually includes a wine tasting of two glasses per person. We weren't really drinking wine that evening but at the server suggestion she brought us an assortment of eight small glasses for tasting. I tried to a couple of others tried one. A few were good a couple were not to our taste. As for the food, it was good. But I would not write it as spectacular. This was my second visit, both times the service was consistent as was the food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I was slightly disappointed. I have an onion allergy, which the chef and wait staff took serious, which is GREAT. I ordered the Groper. I asked if the chef felt there was a better choice please let me know.
I received the fish, with NO sauce because the sauce had onion. I was expecting the server to inform me of the choice of fish with no sauce, or another option. I felt I made that clear.
1. I prefer what action was taken as to ignoring the allergy, so good job on that.
2. BEST action would have been to inform me of change and let me make choice.?????? If that is unreasonable, I would like to know so I can change my expectations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything was great other than the seating process. We have been several times, however, the hostess station seemed rather unorganized.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Where we were seated, it was a bit drafty. The waitress was young and not as a knowledgeable as we had hoped. She was pleasant and friendly but reserved. Overall, we truly enjoy the ambience, the food, and the extensive wine list. We visited many times and we’ll definitely be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 25, 2017

In a nutshell, the food was very good but the service lacked. The server was truly sweet but she seemed like this was either her first waitress job or she was just simply not cut out for this type of work. I do realize she had 3 other tables but we had to ask for things multiple times and then give up on other things. Our food was delayed a very long time and the manager was kind and took care of our desserts which did make up for the delay. However, I have to wonder if it's b/c the server forgot to submit the order for a while therefore creating the issue in the first place???

Tags: Notable Wine List
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