Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville

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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 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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JC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My Lady and myself absolutely love going to Cooper’s Hawk! Everything is always so tasty and the samples of their wines are great! Got her a wine club membership she loves it!

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the wine was great and my date really enjoyed himself.

KJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary and everything went great

JV
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down our absolute favorite place to eat! Food and service are always excellent!

SG
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for 95 year old

F
Indiana
83 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always know you will get a consistently good meal at Cooper's Hawk. Service was not as proactive as usual, but they were a little busy.

MA
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we had the nicest server and a delicious lunch.
the chardonnay was very good and we opted for
clam chowder (EXCELLENT) and flat bread...YUM!
the price is just a little much for lunch tho.

J
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing, it was totally worth the money. Service was good, took a while to get our bacon and cheese app though.

TB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very cool place, great food with a ton of options to pick from.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

reservations were at 7:15 didn’t seat till almost 8,
Food. Took forever to come out, also service with so slow.

CJ
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

An open table reservation didn't mean much. It was acknowledged but we still waited longer than expected. Everything seemed rushed once we were seated. Food was slightly over-cooked (dry). It will be a long time, if ever, before we'll be back. Too bad because there is a lack of quality restaurants in the area.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great experience. Excellent service and good food.

DN
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a nice date night out! And it pays to be a wine club member! After using a bottle and a reward, our bill was $0! All we paid was a tip. Outstanding!

W
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner and our server Mike P went out of his way to make sure everything was great! My husband had the chef special (Ribeye) and I had the chicken risotto

OT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Sent salmon dish back as it was over cooked... Tony (our server) was great!

TM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was outstanding!!!!!

SP
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

the places is just too loud they need to soundproof it I could hardly hear myself think loud loud

V
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I like Cooper's Hawk. It has lots of great wine options and gluten-free options. The food was very good. We made a reservation, so we didn't have to wait. It's very dark in there. The lighting could have been a bit brighter as it was difficult to see the menu.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday. Just wish they had more shrimp options and a better variety of steak options

DM
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was good with good recommendations and food was good

NN
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Made an online reservation for booth seating.... when I arrive about 25 minutes early, I’m told that a booth can’t be promised. Then, I’m seated by the kitchen... VERY LOUD!!! The waitress was pleasant but not as professional or accommodating as expected...NEVER offered a drink besides more water.

MM
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always a great place to meet friends. The food is good and ambiance is conducive to conversation.

AG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our waiter kara was extremely nice, so was the hostess that walked us to our table. We had a great time wine tasting the only complaint i have is with the lady who initially greeted us to check us in. We had initially made a reservation at 8 but once we realized we couldnt make it at that time we tried cancelling it but it did not allow us so we made a new one for 8:40. She was incredibly unpleasant and made us feel bad for changing our time and said we would have to wait which was ok it was just her attitude that we almost left. We tend to go all out for our date nights, most of the time we go to the city to nice restaurants but we decided to try coopers near us instead and well it was a good experience I would say that the initial greeting almost ruined that.

G
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Overall, service, food and wine were great. The ambiance and the noise level wasn't at all we expected. We expected a little more intimacy and less background noise. We could pretty much hear the echo through out the whole restaurant. I understand busy is good, more money more profit. That's business but I don't think we'll be back at this location.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

I’m going to be honest I was a little disappointed this time with the food. The portions got smaller and they forgot one of my side items. We’ll try it again but if it continues we’ll find another restaurant to spend our date nights at.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

It was my wife and I second anniversary. In our honest opinion, it was horrible. Nothing was exciting about the food. I ordered the short ribs. She ordered the Life Balance salmon. It just was pretty boring but we are a very young couple so possible that could be the reason. Either or we know not to schedule a date there. Only to hang out.

VS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes. Love the ambiance and the food is great. Our waitress was very helpful and courteous.

A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had our tasting then dinner. It was a pleasant evening

DE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Our server was very helpful and attentive. We’ll be back.

M
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was quite good. We are never disappointed with our meal.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time. I bought the wine club and got a Birthday offer. Very surprised and definately worth going! I love the wine tasting and the entirely seperate Gluten menu. This si a huge plus. Will be coming back frequently.

MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food as always. The Parmesan encrusted filets were awesome as were the Mexican drunken shrimp. Sit in the bar area for a cozier & more private experience.

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We waited for a table for a very long time despite having a reservation. When I inquired about the wait the not so professional hostess told us that there were people who had reservations before us waiting to be seated. Finally after being seated we noticed multiple empty tables despite the long wait. The server was lacking in communication skills. She seemed uneducated in the wine department despite being at a restaurant that prides themselves in wine. My wife waited a very long time for her glass of water to be refilled. When our meal came out the servers walked around the whole restaurant asking each table if that was their order. Don’t they write the table number down? Finally when our meal did arrive at our table, after touring the whole restaurant, our food was cold and needed to be sent back. The whole staff appeared overwhelmed and short staffed. We very very disappointed in this restaurant.

VC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was friendly. Good was delicious as always. Didn’t finish our bottle of wine, but we were able to take it. They recorked it and put it in a sealed bag.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was good but we did have to wait 15 minutes past the time of our reservation.

AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The waitress was not very knowledgeable about wine choices

SV
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent wine (and other drinks) and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Friday nights the wine tasting room is popular and very busy. But, if you can't find room in the tasting room, you can get a sample at your table. Highly recommended!

JP
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Friend I was with stated she had a gluten allergy and her food came covered in rice, despite it being a special order; her “fixed” food didn’t come back until I was done with my meal (and I am a slow eater). Later that night she was sick as a dog and sick all weekend after we ate there.... cross contamination?! My meal alone for soup and two crab cakes with an iced tea was $35! We regret eating here and probably won’t again anytime soon.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always outstanding. I look forward to every visit.

T
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sammy took great care of us. Service was outstanding! Drinks were perfect. Wine never disappoints. The food was perfectly prepared and served. Looking forward to our next visit.

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