About Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Waterford Lakes

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.

529 N Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32828
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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:
In Waterford Lakes Town Center

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 374-2464

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:
Event Coordinator: (407) 374-2464 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, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Waterford Lakes Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (84)
Notable Wine List (83)
Special Occasion (83)
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Good for Anniversaries (70)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Romantic (53)
Good for Groups (49)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Business Meals (45)
Worth the Drive (42)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Happy Hour (37)
Great for Lunch (36)
Casual (36)
Tasting Menu (31)
Fun (31)
Cozy (30)
Hot Spot (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Great for Brunch (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Late-night Find (13)
People Watching (13)
Healthy (13)
Seasonal (12)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Authentic (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Tapas (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Waterfront (3)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

We had the Prime sandwich. It’s delicious. Service was having an off night. We eat here about twice a month.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food with great service! Nice for a special meal or dinner with friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I thought that the calamari was outstanding. I had the filet with asparagus and broccoli. Very nice flavor, a good quality steak. My wife had the crab cakes, very good flavor with a good amount of crabmeat.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first visit to Cooper's Hawk but will definitely not be our last! The food was outstanding as was the wait staff! Particularly Melissa. She took the time to do more than just get our food requests and then flee to another table. She came back, made conversation and really went out of her way to make us feel like we were with family. We appreciated that very much. If you've never been, take the time to go and enjoy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good waiter. Food recommendations were spot on!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Amanda was awesome! Great little lunch-dinner experience:)

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

2pm lunch/dinner was amazing. Drinks were soooo yummy and tuna rice bowl was out of this world.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Happy Hour, Cozy, Quick Bite
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Me and my best friend enjoyed our monthly wine tasting and made reservations for dinner. The food was amazing and paired with the wine of the month. A memorable meal and looking forward to returning! The service was top notch. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Brought out of town friends to our favorite spot. They were impressed and enjoyed the food.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Invited several couples along to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was a tad noisy, but overall we very much enjoyed ourselves. Food was terrific ! Server was attentive & fun! Great evening.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I had a great experience would definitely come back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Dining is always great. Make sure you give an hour to an hour and a half for the wine tasting. The tasting area is always packed on the weekend.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Sever wasn’t very good. Place was loud with kids crying and loud group next to us. Sever could of been more attentive and offered wine tasting since we were getting a bottle

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The seating area was in a back room that had a glass wall thus it was very cold due to the low temperature outside. We had to wear our jackets it was so cold! The noise level was TERRIBLE! I had to constantly lean in to hear my party! The appetizers were great; the entrees were not. The risotto was undercooked, and the slaw on another dish had no dressing.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in Orlando.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Seating for reservation was right on time. Excellent food, service with incredible wine pairing.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food, service, wine, everything was amazing, as always.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I love Cooper's hawk but it's so hard to get a place at the bar for wine tasting. They should definately expand it. But overall service is amazing and the bartenders are always friendly and very informative of the wine your sampling.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food and service. Had our favorites! Trio medallions, tostadas and drunken shrimp. Yum!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I've never been disappointed by Cooper's Hawk. It's a great restaurant with something for everyone! We specifically went for date night on Friday night - made reservations for 2 at 6pm. We arrived about 5 minutes before our reservation and were seated immediately. Drinks were phenomenal - I suggest the raspberry sangria. Their pretzel bread is delicious (and complimentary!) We started with the meatball appetizer - very warm and filling. I got my go-to dinner, the Soy Ginger Atlantic Salmon. It's done to perfection, sauce is amazing, LOVE the wasabi mashed potatoes. Price is very appropriate - about $75 for two people (1 app, 2 drinks, 2 entrees). We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 5, 2018

As a wine club member, we visit Cooper’s Hawk at the Waterford Lakes Town Center at least every other month, for the past few years. The food and wines are always superb! The servers are very friendly, accommodating, and all-around customer service-centric! Unfortunately, the same cannot be said with the hostesses. Every visit leaves a sour taste in the mouth as the hostesses are snooty, never smile, and act like you are a burden (mind you, I never come without a reservation). As mentioned, we come here often. We get different hostesses every time; and every single time we receive the same treatment. I waited this long to provide a review as I always hope that we will receive a different experience. Hostesses are the faces of a restaurant. They are the first and last persons you see. It is unfortunate that these people have forgotten the main ingredient of an excellent customer service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

It’s only been my second visit, both for my wife’s birthday and we love it; wine and food are great. We even became club members. Definitely one of favorite restaurants.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Healthy, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Cooper’s Hawk never disappoints! Great food, wine, and service every single time

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The best dinner I've had in such a long time. It's pricey, but completely worth it if you're having a night out or celebrating a holiday or anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

2 of the vegetarian options were not available ☹. It was only 8:30! We had 4 vegetarians in the group. Otherwise rest of the food and options were great!

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was great as always! We always enjoy coming here.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very disappointed in what they advertise as sweet red wines - they have two on the menu but they are poured from the same container. False advertising!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waitress was great! The lighting was really low but that is probably their ambiance

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I love this place. We were visiting my son in Florida and he knew I would love this restaurant and I DID. I want to own one.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We enjoyed our Christmas family get together. The wine flights were very good. The food is good. Love their pretzel bread. The atmosphere on a Saturday during Christmas was busy but manageable. Fast seating, and they take reservations. Enjoyed our day here, even joined their wine club. We look forward to celebrating special occasions , and sampling more of their wines. It is also kid/ family friendly.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I had a fantastic time celebrating my recent engagement and a big birthday. The staff didn’t hesitate when I needed to add guests to my reservation ahead of time and were easy to work with coordinating a surprise from across the country over the phone. Everyone enjoyed themselves & we will be back on our next trip to visit friends

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fun, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We enjoy the food and ambiance at Coopers Hawk. The Wine is good, as we have favorites!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Awesome food and service!!

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very crowded , had to wait almost a half an hour even with reservation after hostess forgot about us. The food was just ok , ordered wine that never showed up . Maybe it’s just a busy time of year ... don’t know if we’ll be back

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great Christmas Eve dinner! Thanks for being open on a holiday evening.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Coopers Hawk has great appetizers and small plates. I could make a meal just from that. I had the Barramundi on my last visit. It was delicious. The lemongrass sauce was a bit salty but not overpowering

I’m a wine member so I was able to get a bottle of their lux sparkling wine using my points.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Everything was delicious. Service was great. We'll definitely be back!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food and experience!!!! We'll be back soon!!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Another excellent meal at Cooper's Hawk. Food is great and the wine selection is awesome.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service and food

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