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About 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.

2120 Southlake Mall
Merrillville, IN 46410
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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:
Off of E. 81st and Southlake Mall

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(219) 795-9463

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 Contact:
Events Department: (219) 795-9463 ext. 4

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

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (90)
Special Occasion (89)
Good for a Date (82)
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Good for Birthdays (76)
Good for Anniversaries (69)
Great for Lunch (57)
Casual (55)
Creative Cuisine (47)
Romantic (46)
Good for Groups (42)
Tasting Menu (39)
Business Meals (36)
Cozy (36)
Fun (35)
Worth the Drive (34)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Bar Seating (25)
Comfort Food (25)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Authentic (21)
Healthy (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
People Watching (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Seasonal (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Quick Bite (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tapas (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Waterfront (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Hostess was inattentive and rude. We were a mere ten minutes early for our reservation and she noted that we would be seated closer to our reservation time. Sadly that was 15 minutes after our reservation. We had to change orders two times because they were out of selections .... by 4:30. Would not rule out a return visit but was wholly unimpressed with the visit to Merrillville store.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was great, as was the service. The location is very convenient, too.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined 3 days ago

I’ve already submitted my feedback on the website. My roasted vegetables were burnt (see photos below).

Also the restaurant is busy on Saturdays, then shouldn’t rush cooking the food. We want to enjoy the cuisine for what the restaurant is famous.

That’s the whole purposes of the appetizers!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Casual
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food had good flavor and was brought to us the way we ordered it with the exception of my wife’s. She ordered salmon with no glaze and broccoli and green beans. She was brought the salmon with the glaze and mashed potatoes instead of green beans. She had told the server that she wanted/ordered green beans instead of mashed potato’s. The server promptly brought out the green beans. I told my wife to send back the salmon and have it done right however after a long wait for our food my wife decided to just scrape off the glaze. My wife has type 2 diabetes therefore shouldn’t be eating the sugary glaze. A manager even came to our table and apologized for the food taking so long however that was it. We had a party of 6 which we were enjoying our conversation so the long wait wasn’t to troublesome. The real heartburn I have with this whole experience was the amount of food for the price. I don’t mind paying for the food if we get a good portion however I thought it was very, very expensive for what we got for the money. This is the only reason I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to a friend. The service was great, the atmosphere was great and the food was great but very, very expensive for what you get!!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Our food was amazing as always the restaurant was very busy even at just 4pm on a Saturday was much busier than we anticipated but our server did an amazing job at taking care of us. As the location is very popular it's not quiet but it's absolutely worth it

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fun, Healthy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great wine! Great food! Great Employees! Great ambiance!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The overall dining experience was fine. However I was very disappointed with the experience I had afterwards with Opentable. It seems the person who checked us in at the restaurant failed to note it on the app. This triggered a very rude email from Opentable with the subject line NO SHOW. It went on to scold me for not canceling my reservation. I emailed opentable letting them know I kept my reservation, it was Cooper’s hawk who must have failed to follow through. They responded telling me I should make sure restaurants follow the right procedures in the future. Really? That’s the customers job? I thought patronizing a business and spending money there was our job. Now we have to do theirs too or we get nasty emails with insulting subject lines??? Thanks but no thanks. Won’t use opentable or trust Cooper’s hawk to do their job again.

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Great service except when we asked for a minor modification to a sandwich and the waitress responded, "there isn't a button for that." I suggested that she discuss with her manager but she was not willing. Otherwise great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

My boyfriend and I had a nice date night at Copper's Hawk, unfortunately we were seated next to the kitchen which was very loud and busy. The food was great, the wine was wonderful, and overall we had a great time. We will definitely be making another visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

A beautiful place for any occasion my wife loves this place for bacon wrapped shrimp it really is amazing

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

Our table of 6 was well-taken care of with quality, speedy service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Cooper's Hawk was a perfect place for us to get together and reminisce. We were seated in the front area which was quieter than the main part of the restaurant which was perfect. Our waitress was attentive but not overbearing. I had the Napa salad which was very tasty (I will order it again) and there wasn't a scrap left on any of the plates, so I assume everyone enjoyed their choices. After it was obvious that we had finished eating the staff did not hover to rush us out and even took our picture. Our experience at Cooper's Hawk was very enjoyable and we will do it again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

It was excellent

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Our waitress was FANTASTIC and was kind, answered all of our questions, and if we needed her, she was there. I have been coming to Cooper Hawk for 3 years now and it is the ONLY place I will go for Special Occasions.........ALWAYS!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Cozy, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food, great staff! Very friendly and helpful. The lighting was a little low, so it made it difficult for my husband to read the menu. It was overall and wonderful place to visit! We will definitely recommend it and hope to visit again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Server was terrible. Waited long periods for just water. Before done eating bill was brought and plates taken. Then was asked If we wanted dessert after all of that. Felt very rushed and that we were being pushed out. There weren't any people trying to get tables and they weren't closing. Absolutely a waste of money.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

It was a excellent night with my wife with great food, wine, and service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

The food is awesome. I ordered the Braised Short ribs. I took some home and warmed it the next day. It was just as good as the day before. The food is so good from appetizer to dessert. Looking forward to going again. The server was very friendly. She talked and laughed with us. We loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

I have not been there for awhile, it was just as good as I remembered the last time I was in. Great food, reasonable prices, great service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife ordered Fish and Chips, and I ordered Chicken Madeira. EVERYTHING was way too salty. The fries didn't have any visible salt on them, but tasted like they'd been soaking in a salt brine or something. There were three sauces for the fish, tartar (super salty), ketchup (pretty standard GFS tasting), and an orangish colored sauce that was also too salty to eat.
My chicken was on top of mashed potatoes, with four generous asparagus spears. The presentation was great....but someone needs to take the salt away from the kitchen staff. Oh, and did I mention everything was too salty?!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Our server Mike was

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Our waiter was not very pleasant and seemed annoyed whenever we asked for anything. One of our guests waited over 25 minutes for a pop! We come there often and were very displeased with this visit!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Surf and turf was ok. The value was ok and the lobster tail was a not hot and chewy . Eat there multiple times just could have been the 1 time. But was also upset to find out for my wine club, they made my 2nd person take all bottles that I had there, instead in just 1. Had 6, which I use for after work and appetizers get togethers.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Server Mike is awesome. Nice to be remembered each time

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always excellent food and drinks. Our favorite is the fillet mignon and a peach sangria or sweet red wine.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I've dined here many times, however, this particular evening the food and service was not favorable. The food took forever to arrive and then arrived cold. Fish was cold and smelled very fishy. Our reservation was at 5:30 and food arrived at 7 p.m. Service was very slow, although waitress was very professional and courteous.
I would recommend this restaurant as I hope this evening was just a fluke!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

All was great, except for hostess, she must have been having a bad day.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a pleasurable dining experience at Cooper's Hawk. Great food, service, and ambiance.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Love the food & the staff❤️

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall it was a great experience, the only downfall was the wait. We had reservations and still had to wait in additional 20 mins or so. Food, drinks and service great!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Pleased with food and service. It was nice to see something available on the kids menu other than hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken tenders. My son enjoyed the marys potatoes and fillet.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was great as well as service definitely would dine again, they never disappoint.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Staff and food were great. They covered the cost of my meal when my date didn't show which was really awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always enjoy Cooper's Hawk for lunch/ dinner with friends, family, or just my husband and me. Love wine tasting as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Our waitress was very knowledgeable and honest!! She made our special celebration memorable!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We had a great dinner experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 29, 2018

When you have a great wine tasting and an delish lunch with your bestie at Cooper's Hawk… And on your way out, the hostess (who didn't even seat you) asks if you have a daughter. Of course I say yes, and she says she loves birthdays right? Please tell her I said hello... big thanks to "Jay" (I think that's a nickname) the hostess at the Cooper's Hawk in Merrillville Indiana for making my heart happy and thinking of my girl. As much as I love Cooper's Hawk, we are not there all the time, and it means a lot that you thought of (and remembered) my girl! ❤️

Not only great food & wine, but AWESOME staff. Our wine tasting was great and informative, great waiter. And Jay made my day on the way out the door with her thoughtfulness!!! The manager should be PROUD of his/her staff!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I always meet friends there, we love the wine and the atmosphere. It got a little noisy at one point but that died down when shoppers with kids left. Our waitress was patient with us since we weren't in a hurry. Food is always good, however just a tad overpriced. $14 for a salad is a bit steep in my mind. Otherwise, no complaints.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We always enjoy coming for the wine tasting and great food

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very good service, food, wine, all around exceptional place to go.

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual
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