Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - South Barrington

4.7
3479 reviews
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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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EB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, food was outstanding, great experience! Our new date night place to go!!

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ZD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great times as always. Normally the food is as amazing as the atmosphere and ambiance. This time, for some reason, dinner just didn’t hit the mark. It won’t deter us from going back but the steak was on the dry side and a bit over cooked. We didn’t send it back nor complain as we are fairly certain it was an anomaly. I always look forward to going there as we enjoy it every time.

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MV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

The wine was good. The food not so much.
Four of us went and three of us had a bad experience with the food. One person was upset due to her fries being too cold, another was upset that she had hair in her food, and the other was eating her fish, and ending up pulling a long string of hair out her mouth. The couple next to our table had issues with there food as well.
Cooper Hawks was nice enough to take the charge of one plate.
I don’t know. Ate here a few times and it was the 1st time ever I experience something like that.

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l
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great menu and the short rib grilled cheese sandwich is wonderful.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the tasting room. The service is incredible! Easy to pick up some wine and chat with fellow tasters. Great service in the dining room- attentive and educated waiter did not rush us!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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A
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Very good food and quick seating even though it was an uber busy Friday night. The only issue was our Waitress kept forgetting about us and we spent a lot of the evening with empty drinks and plates.

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RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was so friendly. The food was excellent, although it took a while for it to be served. Cooper’s hawk is one of my favorite places to eat and we will definitely come back.

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BI
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very relaxing evening. We always enjoy coming here for dinner.

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CM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, tasty food, affordable prices.
What else to wish for.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had an early reservation on Valentine’s Day around 4pm. The place was pretty busy, but with reservations with open table, we sat quickly. We are in the wine club, which I recommend. $30/mo gets you 2 of any of their bottles. The perk also saves you money when dining in, you don’t get charged up-charged price of restaurant bottle opening prices. Our server was friendly & welcoming. The place is definitely worth the trip. Food was great too.

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C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice as always

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CH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of 5 stars, my rating is 100 stars!!!!
Thanks for everything, we enjoyed the online table reservation, and the food and wine and atmosphere.

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JT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife there for Valentine Day lunch. We were treated very well and we both had the lobster tails. DELICIOUS

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day dinner! Amazing dining experience with my wife of 20 yrs! We don’t get out as much with 4 kids so it is important to have great experiences on a rare night out. We have been to Cooper’s Hawk before but this was our best dining experience to date!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls night out

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SL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the UnOaked Chardonnay and though our waiter was busy he was really attentive to our needs. We forgot to ask for separate checks at the beginning of the meal but he made it work for us.

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W
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was the day before Valentines and the restaurant was busy. The service was a bit slow. A bit of attitude when we had a question.

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

Broad menu, good food, good service. What else do you expect at a restaurant?

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shawna was amazingly!!!! She truly made us feel special on our anniversary

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SG
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff worked to get my burger right. The 2nd time wasn't an improvement. They offered a 3rd, which I declined and ate what I had. They were continually apologetic and took that charge off my bill. I appreciate their customer service. Wine was lovely. I will be back!

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CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food as always! Service was great, except lacked just a little at the end as they got busy.

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PM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious

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KG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute holiday party with work people. They were able to accommodate 20 people. Super nice hostess, they were able to seat us close to each other. The food was awesome the waiters were great!

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KR
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

We went there to celebrate my husband's birthday. Food was excellent and so was the service (John was phenomenal as a server!), but we were sat right next to the outside door and in front of the kitchen, which sitting by the door on a cold winter day with kitchen as a view when you finally want to escape your own at least for a day was terrible. If I would have known I'm leaving my kitchen to sit by the kitchen and door I would stay home.

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T
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to have get together with friends and family for our suburb - can work on improvements overall, from new menue items to just in general. Always room for improvement:)
It has been on our fav list for a while. Thank you.

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It seems they were short staffed that day and many people in the area we were seated were not happy with the service. It was very crowed and when looking around there was a whole section of tables open. Our server was running around trying to please another table that seemed to be very disappointed with their food selection.
One thing that did disappoint me was I had mentioned we were here for birthday celebration when it came time for dessert the person whose birthday it was and is a secondary member on my wine club was not given the strawberries as the normal birthday celebration. We had to ask for her birthday strawberries. Disappointed that I had to ask for something he was already told about and made sure he took the $15 off on the bill for her birthday.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

e celebrated our Daughter's 21st Birthday !! She enjoyed her wine flight and the food was outstanding. This was our visit and would definitely return !!

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A
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. They were busy with it being a Sunday but our server was attentive and quick! It is very noisy in there so you have to speak up to talk to your date. Despite the crowds we had a wonderful experience and we will be back!

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J
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

my waitress was super nice and gave excellent recommendations from wine to food.
Great job!

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RF
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We brought my mother here for her birthday. In public areas like restaurants, she usually uses a wheel chair. When we were brought to our table, the attentive staff already had thoughtfully removed one of the chairs so we could wheel my mother right up to the table. We really appreciated the staff paying attention and noticing that one of our party was in a wheelchair, and making the necessary adjustments without our having to ask or wait before we could be seated.

We have been here for dinner many times, always with excellent food and service. The staff is to be commended for acting proactively to provide outstanding service to their customers. Thank you!

The only reason I don't give 5 stars for ambiance is that, nice as the surroundings are, it can at times be difficult to conduct a conversation.

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d
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointing birthday meal. Service was off on 2/9. Tables that turned after we sat down were receiving their entrees before us. When it did arrive almost an hour later, 2 of 3 entrees were received were barely warm, not hot. Server informed the managers, good job. The managers re-did the pasta entrée, and I did not want to wait for a 2nd steak and opted for fresh fries only. They also took something off the bill too which was appreciated, although strange that they noted 2 pasta entrees for inventory reasons but did not deduct the full cost of re-done entrée - was that a part of the comp for bad meals? Far side of restaurant is always an iceberg making the long wait even more uncomfortable. Luckily we have been coming here for many years ordering the same dishes and knew better.

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent time. I took a friend who had never been to Cooper’s Hawk and she had a great time and was very impressed with the whole experience. We did the tastings and then lunch. She ended up purchasing a bottle of Sangria which was her favorite.

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CL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We often eat here with zero complaints about food or service. I will note that the host stand in the past has been at times rigid about seating a reservation (saying “No” to a few minutes to finishing a tasting or adjusting the number of diners by 1 or 2 more or leas) but we were pleasantly surprised by the new “of course- enjoy your tasting and we’ll hold your table for 15 minutes!” attitudes at the host stand. Definitely a change for the better to round out an already nice experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Usually the food is outstanding however this night it was off. The tortilla chicken soup didn’t have one piece of chicken in it, neither did my husbands. The drunken shrimp was not the same and my burger was rare when I ordered it medium well. Our server was outstanding and I did not mention the food. We were guests . We will be back..... but it was bad enough of an experience to mention

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JJ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to for Sangria it provides the right amount of fruit to the glass! You can't go wrong with the consistency of food prepared. It's always good. We stopped in for an early dinner and jokingly asked for the best server. We got it. Maria was so friendly, I mentioned we were celebrating a personal milestone and at the end of our meal we were surprised with a truffle, whipped cream and a candle. Extra touch, friendly server, excellent food and wine keep us coming back.

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WB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wife’s birthday.

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BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We eat here frequently but we’re very disappointed in the food this particular evening. The grouper entree is usually very good but for some reason was in small pieces and the breading was very greasy. The short rib entrees came out cold so also was greasy.
Stick with lunch here and forget dinner.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time here and for our anniversary. Some friends had suggested we get the sweet red. When Sabino greeted us he asked if this was our first time and explained how Cooper’s Hawk made all their wines and gave us suggestions from the menu. He gave us samples of the sweet red and we bought a bottle. We skipped on starters and appetizers and we were given a yummy warm pretzel roll. Our meals came out in a timely manner and our server was sure to check that everything tasted great throughout the visit. We actually ended up buying a second bottle for home after dinner and we’ll be back again for our next special occasion!

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Steak cooked to perfection. Appetizers tasted great and came out in a timely manner.

Signature chicken dish had too much broth (soaked the mashed potatoes).

Recommend running the Valentines steak & lobster special for the month or a few weeks, would have loved to have that dish but it is limited to one day 2/14.

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