Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - South Barrington

4.7
3828 reviews
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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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Naples
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5stars. I love it there!

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DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This location has been a family favorite since opening in our area. Always excellent food and service. We did note on our reservations that we were there to celebrate 2 birthdays, however, there was no acknowledgement this time around.
It is an annual thing for my niece and I to celebrate in June, as our birthdays are weeks apart.
We are a long time family of wine club members, so that was the only disappointment.

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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Side room we were seated in was dimly lit, crowded and very noisy/ loud. Hard to carry a conversation

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MC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came in to celebrate our anniversary. We got a great booth, a free glass of our choice of sparkling wine, our waitress explained the menu because it was our first time there, and all staff were friendly. Our food was amazing and drinks were delicious. We definitely will be going back.

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

We have never been displeased at coopershawk

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KP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service were outstanding, as usual. The one negative was the table next to us. There were three adults and two young children - a boy about 4 and a girl about 8. Both of the children had shoes with flashing lights. The boy kept himself busy for quite a while, but the girl could not sit still. The lights in her shoes were flashing every few seconds. VERY ANNOYING!!!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary.

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

I’ve been hearing that you are opening a Coopers in the Algonquin Commons. There are several of us who are members who live out there. Please, please let it be true!!

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

Lisa, our server, was excellent. Attentive without hovering. Very knowledgeable. She remembered us from before, even though it had been awhile since she served us. Who wouldn't be impressed by that? (We were!) We did not feel at all rushed and despite the busy-ness of the restaurant, we felt it was relaxed and dinner was thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you!

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SS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, awesome service, fantastic food. Met some friends and did the wine tasting and then had dinner . We had a great time and will definitely be back.

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TA
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We like this Cooper’s Hawk. And we have been to five. The serving staff is consistently efficient, helpful, and able to read if you are in a hurry. We are wine club members, didn’t care too much for this month’s wine, and we were able to substitute a wine we liked more and would fit our home menu this week. I liked this month’s chef’s recommendation, but my wife felt like chicken. Good variety of food and wine to fit any mood.
Good place to meet with a group.
We will continue to go there. It is a lot easier than going to a neighborhood place in downtown Chicago!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service as usual!

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B
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice place to celebrate with loved ones.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Father’s Day

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VH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable Father's day lunch - thanks - wine selection and presentation was very nice - great pork chop

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Father’s day

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and wine!

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t
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was a frequent customer to Cooper's Hawk to either location and had pretty good experience in the past but not this time. Food portion was shrinking, paste and fish/chip were tasted bad, further more, the service was not impressive at all.
I am not sure if I want to go back again or recommend your restaurant to others.

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LI
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For our first visit to the restaurant we had a great time. We will definently be back. We had a wonderful Fathers day brunch.

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ER
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The tasting room was crowded but it was a Saturday evening. Staff at tasting was friendly and helpful. Our reservation was on time. Food was very good. Meal order was mishandled ( lost). Was told it was coming for 45 minutes. Two tables by us turned over while we waited. Steak was over cooked. Staff made it right. Manager brought replacement steak said he would be back to make sure it was cooked properly. No one came to check

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P
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wife had chef's special, fillet medallions with wild mushroom and black truffle ravioli. Excellent! I had the braised short ribs over risotto, also very good.

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NG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was fantastic. Little louder than I would prefer, but overall, a wonderful experience.

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BA
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brussel sprouts on the appetizer menu were AMAZING! I also ordered the grouper and loved it.

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DF
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and wine! We are wine club members and it is so worth it.

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DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Our server was Johnny on the spot. Never had to ask for refills on our drinks. Only had soda. Never saw an empty glass.

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TP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing wait staff and management. Food wise the appetizers (pork belly and the fried shrimp) was some of the best I've had! Unfortunately we had a drunken party table behind us dropping F bombs and the C word left and right. And that wasn't the the fault of the restaurant. They actually apologized for the Ambiance being ruined and discounted my Merlot. I will be back again And soon!

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DB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dine at Coopers Hawk

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Love the food at Coopers Hawk; the gnocchi with braised spare ribs is excellent!
I would have given them 5 stars but the noise level was so loud, you couldn't hear across the table.
We were there with 2 other couples we hadn’t seen in a while; unfortunately it was so loud you could only have a conversation with the person immediately to your left or right. This is not the place to go if you’re hoping to catch up with friends.

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AT
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here several times as it is on our rotation.

I had the parmesan shrimp scampi for the first time and it was good... but just good. Great flavor but only 5 shrimp over a lot of angel hair so I don’t feel the value was there for the price paid. The shrimp also had very little parmesan coating. My husband had the fish and chips which was very good.

Service was good.

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r
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I left my wallet there and they called me later that night.

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DD
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We’re wine members, and frequent this location, and usually have excellent service. The server we had did a great job, was very accommodating, and knowledgeable. The food is always well-prepared and delicious. The main dining room is noisy, and I wish they had tablecloths.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our lunch was on the patio. Quiet but too windy. Otherwise a favorite for al fresco dining. My salad was excellent & the pretzel bread great. My friend has many food allergies but ordered a flat bread and the chef changed the flatbread to fit her needs. She was also happy with her flatbread. Our waitress was very pleasant.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great at dinner. We were seated 22 minutes after our reservation.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday ,

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e
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went at lunch on a Tuesday, and it seems to take a longer time than usual. Good thing we had a good conversation going.

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JH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had a Chicken Caesar Salad. Hardly any dressing, so it tasted like bare lettuce with some chicken. Tasteless, while the price was high.

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k
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Loud and crowded, yet good food. Great for a big meal and big family. Prices a bit much for what you get, which is a lot of food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cooper’s Hawk was an excellent choice to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!! Outstanding service, delicious food, wonderful wine, pleasant atmosphere and my husband and I were treated to a complimentary champagne toast before dinner!! We really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return!!

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