Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Reston

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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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C
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Great birthday lunch

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine Tasting with Lisa was great. Malcolm our waiter did an excellent job waiting on us.

j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had nice dinner with my family. The Brussel sprouts were excellent.

s
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely classy ambience and the food is made from scratch. They can accommodate people with food restrictions. Wine choices are lovely. The music could be a little less loud so we can hear each other a bit more. But overall, I would go back here.

B
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We normally love Cooper's Hawk. The food, wine and ambience are good. This time, all was good but our waiter was a bit overzealous. He was helpful, nice and friendly, but was very quick to clear our plates even though we were clearly still eating. He actually cleared my wine glass before it was empty. One other thing that seemed very strange was that my husband had ordered crabcakes. When they came, he asked for Cocktail sauce with it. He was told there was an upcharge for that which I've never heard of! Of course we took it because my husband couldn't eat the crabcakes without the cocktail sauce; but I've never heard of any place doing that.

B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We always frequent the Ashburn location, but we wanted to check out the Reston location. My husband ordered his favorite dessert, the banana bread sundae and they "ran out". Needless to say he was VERY disappointed. We will not be visiting the Reston location again. Our server however was fantastic and the food and wine were up to standard as usual. Really disappointing that they didn't have the ingredients to fufill his dessert order or offer any compensation.

SC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The atmosphere is upbeat and there is an excellent wine selection. The food was typically northern Virginia fare, on par with most of the American chains in this area. Worth an evening out.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service! We made a reservation about 5 days in advance. We arrived about 15 mins before our reservation time but we were seated almost immediately. Jordan our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. He was great! I’m glad I decided to come here for my birthday dinner! I’ll definitely be back :)

C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was a bit delayed, longer than the usual.
Overall, it was amazing experience!

w
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with our granddaughter

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The food is amazing.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The acoustics were so bad that we could barely have a conversation without shouting across the table. It was annoying.

LG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great, the food was great and the choice of wines was amazing! Def will visit again

SW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't speak to highly of this location. Always treated like the most important person in the house.
A group of us came in after work, still in work uniforms and obviously working class folks and somehow we ended up with what turned out to be mgr. waiting us, it was really busy, and he treated us like we were the most important people in the place, explaining the wines to us, obviously we were not $100 a bottle drinkers.... And the other times we have been there, the staff are all so nice, of course that tells you about management. Food and decor wonderful of course. I guess, the best thing I can say, it's a high class "Cheers", it gives you that feeling of belonging and being really welcome.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable dinner. Not too loud. Great food.

DH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all-around! We had a very nice lunch and everyone loved the food. The Chocolate Cake was exceptionally good.

L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was a delight. The wine sampler and house beer delicious and our waiter served two birthday guests with a surprise dessert, which was unexpected. The food selections are amazing.

MT
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

S
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My friend and I went to the Reston location Sunday evening at 5:30. There were a lot of families there with very young kids so there was a lot of screaming snd yelling… Not the best day or time to go there if you were looking for a quieter meal. My friend ordered the salmon from the lighter option menu and was pleased with it. I ordered the gnocci carbonara But found it to be very salty and garlicky. Our waiter questioned whether or not I liked it Since I left more than half of it on my plate and he asked me to be honest so that is what I told him. Within a few minutes the manager came over and said he would take the price off of our tab because it was not to my liking. I did not expect that and was very pleased… Our server, Nate, was very nice and professional. The chocolate cake for dessert was very good.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Portion size good also.

F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

We visited Cooper’s Hawk for the first time for a wine tasting and lunch, and enjoyed both immensely. Wine, food and service was great across the board. A special shout-out to our waiter, Max, who was fabulous with attentive service and solid recommendations.

DS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at the restaurant after hearing several recommendations from others. This restaurant did not disappoint. Our waiter, Nate, was fabulous! He brought us wine samples and provided candid recommendations about the menu. His suggestions were spot on and the meal was delicious! I look forward to getting back to Cooper’s Hawk again.

DR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

We planned to have a nice lunch, couples time. However, we were sat by a large table that had a bunch of children and loud talking adults. We asked to be moved a few tables away and were. However, the hostess then sat a 2nd loud table with kids literally right next to our booth! There were a lot of other open tables and servers, so there was no reason to turn a nice quiet lunch for 2 into a Red Robin type experience. We are not opposed to kids or large groups having fun, but we could not hear each other, the other tables were so loud! The kids were playing with games and crayons and at times were under our table retrieving lost crayons. The parents were oblivious and the hostess said she'd tell the manager, no one ever came by, maybe because it was too tight to fit or he knew he couldn't be heard! We took our food and wine to go.

OT
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and Jordan and Rachel are very good waiters

A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great as usual, one addition could make it even better for winter months. Place a few fire pits outside and that area could become usable even in very cold weather. Many of us like to sit around a fire pit in cold weather.

NO
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I am a huge fan of Cooper's Hawk in Loudoun, Reston and Richmond, and I have probably introduced about 15 people to the wonderful experience of CH. However, this visit started off rocky. I had made a 7:30 pm reservation based on a flight we were coming in on to Dulles. We were early. We got there about 6:45pm and requested an earlier seating. I was prepared to hear no for an answer because the restaurant was very busy, but the 2 young ladies who were manning the stand said in a most flip and uncaring way that it was likely take all the time until 7:30 for a table to be freed up, and then they made it clear they were done with us until 7:30 pm. I am a person with mobility issues; I could not stand for that amount of time and there is no readily available seating for people waiting except one small bench that was taken. I am not accustomed to CH staff treating me in such an officious manner. Based on the very poorly designed entrance to the Reston location and this experience I had there, I may limit future visits to Loudoun. I am always disappointed when a favorite restaurant lets me down!

JL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to dinner with 2 other couples. We were sat promptly. Great decor and lively atmosphere. If you are looking for a quiet location, this is probably not the best choice. We were talking with elevated voices in order to be heard across the table. All the food was excellent though. My wife had the seared Tuna on a salad and I had the Chicken Picata, both off which tasted great. We all had a great time and were allowed to linger since we were talking with our friends. Would totally recommend.

PF
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The place is overrun with the young loud crowd. The food is mediocre at best, and always too oily. The wine is overpriced unless you are in their club. I was. I have now resigned and will not go there again.

CA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

This was dinner on a Wednesday night and the place was CROWDED and very noisy. That's fine if it is what you were looking for - we wanted to be able to talk a bit and that was tough. Food was good as always and service was fine - not super fast but definitely good enough especially given the busy restaurant. Next time I will try to get a table near the edge and/or stick to the bar area where it is more spaced out!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Happy hour was great

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We made a reservation through Open Table. When we arrived we're told we had to wait for 20 minutes because there were no open tables, even though we had reserved one at a specific time. After waiting 30 minutes I was told that my party "had been seated" even though clearly we hadn't. Turns out our table had been mistakenly given to another party, so there was an additional wait.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance is amazing! Wine is also reasonably priced. Overall awesome experience. Can not wait to go back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was good, but the surf and turf portion was very disappointing.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy but we got seats at the bar and as always the food was great

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for my Wife’s birthday dinner. We loved everything except the non-wavering tasters at the Wine Tasting counter. Every time a spot opened someone would either widen their personal bubble or beat us to the spot. At least twice we were “pushed” out of the way like this, so we never got to experience the wine tasting.

The food was amazing! We will definitely be coming back. As for the wine, we had the Masters Flight and the Reds. For both flights we like at least 2 really well and one or two on the borderline, but mostly positive for both flights.

LP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Even though we had reservations (made 3 weeks in advance), we weren't seated 40 minutes LATE! They did send free appetizers to the table (to try to make up for the long wait). But after we finished, they LOST our credit card! Still have not found it...we had to cancel the card with our bank and, you know, what an inconvenience that isl.

While the food was very good, we will not be returning to the restaurant again.

D
Panama
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter engagement with new in-laws!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

It was excellent. The seating was fast with a reservation. The noise level was way too high. You could still hear each other in a booth. The best part is the food is so, so delicious and the menu is different to wet your appetite.

L
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and wine. Service is a little slow but it gives you plenty of time with friends. The noise level is a bit high but that just means people are having a great time.

K
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and fabulous food!

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