Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Esquire Chicago

4.6
447 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipMilaP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks presentation, tasty food and really nice staff. Highly recommended!

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vipKent
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Asian Pork Chops were good but I didn't care for the breading.

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FoodisLife
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my 40th birthday

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SheritaS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful location and we had a great server!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Coopershawk! So excited there is finally one in the city :-) they never disappoint!

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60thBirthday
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome wait staff and fabulous Ambiance!

MB
MarciB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I think it was good for a "first try" but I expected more given the location. The appetizers were not as good as I've had at other Cooper's Hawk locations; however, there were a few more appealing options exclusive to Esquire. I would revisit this location.

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AmberM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great people.
Enjoyed every moment can't wait to come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of their better locations. Parking on the street is limited but they do have parking garages right around the corner. Balcony seating also, weather permitting of course.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We were charged for the saber experience and never received it. Our food was over cooked. The staff could care less.

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vipcsofan
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food at this location is really very good. Unfortunately, the restaurant is one of those types that is all the rage these days it seems. It is extremely noisy and you have trouble hearing others at your table.

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KimM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great concept and ambiance. I love how they have wines from around the world at this location, rather than just the normal Coopers Hawk collection.

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JGar
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great wine selection. Restaurant prepared for our arrival and courteous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Service at the tasting room was slow but that was because there wasn’t enough staff to serve the crowd. Further to that end, reservations were running behind. Fortunately that did not affect our ability to have dinner on time but was affecting other diners.

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vipKrlamb22
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Having made a reservation for 8:30on a Saturday night, I thought it would be a good idea to arrive early while I waited for my friend to join me. I checked in 7:50ish. We were not seated until after 9pm. Tired, we ordered our food and it came out what we felt was too soon we hadn’t hardly even sipped our wine (within the first 10 minutes). Even the server said that was way too fast! The server was attentive and patient as we were gabbing and catching up as women do. Lovely wine, too bright of lights over us, and a little disorganized host stand. Next time I’m coming earlier and during the week to ensure less of a crowd for a more enjoyable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

David the server was a bit snobby and over confident. When my food came out it wasn’t correct. The manager came out and fixed the problem. However I shouldn’t have had to wait while my friends ate.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Food too longer than usual but the manager gave us a wine bottle on the house... Supposedly

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WallyRestAdvisor1
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one aspect I really like about coopers hawk is they do not rush your dining and they allow the patrons to sit after dining and talk.

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vipandyrees69
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing place love going there , food fantastic as always server was great a few probs though as place was so busy
Menu items not available also meal did not arrive

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vippats
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible. They made our birthday celebration extra special and went the extra mile for us. To top it off the dish I had was just as incredible. Flavor combinations never tasted before and quite delicious.

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vipFoodlvr
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was top notch but food was mediocre at best. The only thing I enjoyed was the wedge salad. Skirt steak w chimichurri sauce had little flavor and was small and tough. Seafood pasta tastes weird and tastes awful. Ahi tuna tacos were ok.

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vipEmilyB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a great date night.

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elway
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great and helpful . The Food was delicious

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MaryF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The venue is super cool with multi-levels and lots of great wine related art, etc. It wasn't too busy when we arrived but as the room filled up, it was harder and harder to hear around the table. And the longer we were there, the slower the service. We were there for a birthday which I mentioned in the reservation and then told the waiter. Nothing was done to celebrate the birthday and our desserts took so long they took them off the bill. I would like to go back but I really don't want to take 3 hours to have dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since we’ve dined at other Cooper’s Hawk before, we tried entrees off the Esquire Signature menu and were not disappointed. I also enjoyed the elevated wine flight that was paired with the Chilean Sea Bass. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The noise level in the 2nd floor dining room was somewhat loud, but when we toured the rest of the restaurant it seemed like the 3rd floor dining room was quieter. Our server mentioned that if the sommelier was available we could have a tour of the wine tower. She was, and we did. This was an added treat to our dining experience. Overall, the food, wine and service was good and we would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite place🤩great wine and price!!

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vipLaceyUnderall
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

This place is exactly what you think it is. A decent chain steakhouse in the Gold Coast. Good wine list.

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YesCh
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great and the restaurant was beautifully decorated; I have been to several Cooper's in the Chicago area, this one is by far the nicest. :)

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viptewanah
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was awesome and so attentive!

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AmandaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was great! I plan to return soon! Yay!

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vipJohnS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The new Cooper’s Hawk location it the old Esquire Theatre location is beautiful, this was my first visit to a Cooper’s Hawk and certainly won’t be my last !!!! All the food, wine and drinks we had were absolutely delicious, but beyond that the waiter we had was absolutely wonderful and knowledgeable about all the wines and menu, I wish I could remember his name because he certainly deserves a mention. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful afternoon !!!

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MadameGoodEats
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’ve been to two different locations in the Chicago area and have been impressed with the food, wine and service. This is definitely a new go-to spot for me

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, the bartender in the tasting room was also great

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Paul
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Delightful! Needed one more busboy in our section, but really a quality experience!

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vipMarkK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was all fresh and for a chain was very well prepared. Our Server was responsive and did a good job. The only negative was the excessively high noise level

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trolla17
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful new city location with same quality frequent suburban diners have come to love and expect.

MK
MattK
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good. The food was outstanding! Will definitely be back !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!

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Quietstorm
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so inviting from the time we entered until we departed. Our server was awesome and very confident in his responses to our questions about the menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience in the bar. Something for everyone there - highly recommended.

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Esquire Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 736-9999.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Esquire Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 447 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.