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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Overall Rating

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4.6

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4.5

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4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (56)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
Notable Wine List (52)
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Special Occasion (49)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Business Meals (34)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Good for Groups (29)
Romantic (29)
Great for Lunch (26)
Casual (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Fun (20)
Cozy (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Bar Seating (14)
People Watching (13)
Healthy (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Great for Brunch (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Authentic (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
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 (Orlando)·Dined a day ago

My spouses birthday was amazing at Coopers Hawk. Thank you thank you.!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined 2 days ago

Son received an award

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this restaurant, but this Friday night was way too crowded. Their service is normally great, but when one server has so many tables, you don't get the attention you deserve.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Perfect evening out!! Wine tasting was fun!! Food and service awesome!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

The acoustic was awful!! It was sooo loud! Also trying to get to hostess station to check in was crowded and needs better sitting

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·Dined 4 days ago

Really enjoyed their gnocchi!

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was phenomenal. We have made this our weekly date night location.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent lettuce wraps and key lime pie! Service was not especially attentive but average, what you expect if you aren't ordering drinks and everyone at other tables is. Short ribs were very dried out, overall disappointing dish but the parmesan chicken was exceptional!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great as usual, but for being almost empty on a Sunday night, the service was a little slow (got seated at 7:40 and didn't leave till 10pm and it wasn't due to taking long to order or anything). Still, it's one of my fav places in he town center to get a meal and some fab wine :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Pork tostadas were and always are the bomb. Get them every time. Service was just okay this time around.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Cooper’s Hawk has steadily declined in service and quality over the last year. We waited over 45 minutes after our reservation time and they tried to put us in a loud booth in the bar. The manager was put out when requested to be moved but he did find us a spot in the main dining room. The service was slow but I don’t fault the waiter as he was obviously overwhelmed with the number of tables he had. The food was okay, but I honestly would’ve had a better dining experience at a chain steakhouse. Cooper’s Hawk needs to figure how to get back it’s standards.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Cooper's Hawk is my favorite restaurant in Orlando! I usually get the Seared Ahi Tuna and it is amazing. My wife gets the Chicken Marsala and it is phenomenal as well.

Everyone is really nice and the atmosphere is great. It's a bit pricey, but worth in for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We were very frustrated with the hostess - we were throwing a surprise birthday dinner for a friend and some of the party arrived there on time for the reservation but the hostess proceeded seating other parties in front so that non of our party was able to sit when it said that the table was about ready. Awe were not able to pull off our plans that I had planned and left a soecial note for on the reservation.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Enjoyed wine tasting and meal. Looking forward to visiting again soon!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Normally, the food and the service are wonderful. This time not so much.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The waitress, Brea, seemed disinterested and almost sarcastic with us. Received the wrong drink order. Steak was not cooked to requested specifications. Have had multiple positive experiences here, but this was not one of them.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Overall a good experience and we would return.

We ordered the Grouper coated in Pistachio as we always like to order Grouper when on the menu. Although it was flaky and flavorful, the skin was rubbery and the coating was mushy, so it was a disappointment. We've had better and probably wouldn't order it again, but everything else we ordered was very tasty and well prepared. Very good service and prices were about right, but very loud so not the best choice if you're looking for a quiet dinner experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went to Cooper's Hawk for Thanksgiving dinner, they had special menu for this occasion. Everything was amazingly tasty.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had dinner at the bar!...Our reservation wasn't ready when we got there...but prefer to sit at bar anyway and 2 seats opened up...Yee Haw!
Had a wonderful time and enjoyed fantastic food...Staff and food were both great.

Tags: Romantic, Live Sports, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving!! I had a reservation and was there early but I got a notice that I was a no show. Count me there and I would like my points. SHARON THOMPSON 6:00 Nov 23, 2017

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This place was amazing. The food was very tasty and a great wine selection. Very friendly staff. I can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent experience. So happy we decided to have Thanksgiving at Coppers Hawk, I may never cook another holiday meal!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The wine bar is a wonderful way to start the meal and then the food is always a great tasting treat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Gosh I wish I could remember our waitress's name, she was terrific and everyone was attentive, friendly and genuinely interested in making sure we had a great meal. My mother, brother and I had Thanksgiving at Cooper's Hawk since my Mom had hurt her foot several days before. I enjoyed that we could order off the menu as well as have the traditional Turkey Dinner, so everyone was able to get what was wanted. The wine was fantastic and also the desserts with coffee. Oh I found my receipt: it says the waitress's name was Nico B 40107, she was really wonderful. Anyway, I've also had lunch at this restaurant and had a nice experience too. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys wine and great food...it's fun.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food and great service! Made my Thanksgiving memorable!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Cooper's Hawk is always great. We are wine club members and it's a very good value. This time we came in for their Thanksgiving feast. The turkey, dressing, and fixings were wonderful. The pork belly tostadas are a must every time. As always you get an awesome meal for a reasonable price.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great server, very personable and professional. Food and service were great. I think server was Lauren (cute little blonde from Boston)
Came from Bradenton to have Thanksgiving with our son that lives in Orlando.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This is our second year celebrating Thanksgiving at Cooper’s Hawk Winery. The food is great and the service and atmosphere are perfect for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We have come to Coopers Hawk several times and sat in the bar for wine and appetizers and enjoyed it. 11/19 was the first time we sat at a regular table/booth and it was awful. The server was slow, inattentive and seemed truly just disinterested overall. She had zero personality and was not welcoming nor engaging. I ordered the seafood bisque soup and it was inedible so when the server returned (a good 15 + minutes after delivering it) I told her that I could not eat it. She took it away but at no point asked if I would like to order something else - this was as my dining companion was sitting eating their ahi tuna taco entrée (which, for the record, she said was very tasty). I was more disappointed in the sub par service than even in the distasteful soup because for the cost at Coopers Hawk and the reputation it generally has this was very disappointing and will definitely influence my decision making when next choosing my location for a night out in the Waterford area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My wife and I had guests coming in from out of town; and, wanted to take them to a "nice" place. After seeing several posts on a Facebook Group page, we decided on Cooper's Hawk. And, wow, am I glad we did.

We arrived about 5 PM on a Sunday; and, the tasting bar was completely packed. We were able to squeeze in when two patrons exited, even with four of us.

Our server was great; and, I tipped him a generously. But he was attentive, gave a nice tasting pour and explained the wines. We all went with the tasting of the month, which featured some nice flavors for fall, including an exceptional Cranberry dessert wine.

After our tasting, we went up to the host stand; and, were seated in a comfortable, large booth. We asked for a taste of the Barrel Select, which all of us enjoyed. To start our meal, we shared the Crispy Brussels Sprouts, which were absolutely delicious... ridiculously delicious!

For mains, it was my turn to have the Gnocchi Carbonara (my wife had it on our last visit); and, she had the Chicken Piccata. Both were simply out of this world. The gnocchi were light and fluffy, with a charred exterior, which is terrific. Our guests each had a large Chop Salad and split an order of the Gnocchi Carbonara.

Drinks included a Negroni for me (which was excellent); and, a glass of the Pinot Gris for my wife (also excellent.) Adriana made sure we got everything we ordered and were enjoying our meals. Noone had room for dessert - next time!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Birthday with friends, great evening out.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Overall all great experience. Caesar was a n excellent server.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

You need to have more staff for wine tasting and make more room, like the international location. It’s has been an ongoing problem where it is packed no matter what time I come in. So service needs to improve along with a accommodations.

My server Benny for dinner was phenomenal! Great service and knowledge on the menu. By far, the best server I’ve had since the place opened.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is my Favorite place for drinks! My family loves eating lunch and dinner here. The kids love the cheesecake pops too! Great gluten free menu!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had my favorite, the Lobster & Crab Bisque, it was awesome as usual. And decided to try the Drunken Mexicsn Shrimp, pretty good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a party of eight for family brunch. Everything was wonderful, roomy seating, not noisy, fast service, delicious entrées, great beverage menu. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fun girls night out

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Terrible experience. We waited 10 mins for a table (even though we had a reservation); and after almost 20 mins of sitting at our table with absolutely no one coming to check on us - we left. We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary so this was most disappointing. We walked across the street and went to Marlow’s Tavern instead - had a wonderful experience there!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

First time dinning here. Everyone introduced us to the restaurant and it's history. Our server was awesome and attentive. Food was good. The lobster bisque is to die for. The Coopers Hawk red wine was delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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