Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Rockville

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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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AP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

If you are looking for a great collection of wines with some great food, this is the place to go.

LF
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The entry tasting bar was over crowded and the regulars seemed quite territorial. The main bar was also crowded but much less "stressful" and the bar tenders were friendly and attentive. As for the main dining room the lighting was too bright and the noise level nearly prohibited normal table conversation. In as much as we were celebrating our 22nd anniversary the entire evening was "a challenge." The server was quite good and very friendly. I doubt that we'll be rushing to return.

B
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place...food and everything perfect!!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

As others have said the service leaves much to be desired. Had to ask waiter to remove appetizer plates as main dish was coming. Betty’s potato’s were a wet mush with no potato taste to it. Food is adequate but Stanford grille at a similar price point is MUCH better.

PJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This was our first time at Cooper Hawk’s and frankly we were a little disappointed. There were six in our party and the quality of the food we ordered was very inconsistent. The one bright spot was the service which was quite good.

If we are to return the quality of the entrees would have to be improved significantly!

T
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our server was not as attentive as in the past. Also, brought out my food which was well overdone. Unable to eat it. Extremely noisy. Was very disappointed.

FT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A really great place to dine, the only problem was the drunken idiots behind us.

TI
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner here. A bit hard to find location, but worth it.For those who have never been there, they are very generous in their wine tastings, offering tastings before you order even a glass of wine ... and not at all upset if you had a tasting then decided not to order. Wonderful to have a restaurant with background music and sound management such that you can actually carry on conversations! Food was obviously cooked to order and delivered promptly because everything was fresh, hot, and delicious.

P
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

First time there. Food, wine and service were great. Only complaint: loudness in the dining area.

MA
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a really nice place with slot of choices on the menu! I’m looking forward to going back to try more choices!

AC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Our waitress Sara was amazing! Super attentive! Thanks for a great evening!

CC
Naples
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent food as always was excellent and many choices.

K
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Wish I could have given a better review because the food and wine is delicious and the restaurant is so cute! I waited to review after visiting several times and every time the service has been sub-par. This most recent visit was the worst. It took over 20 minutes for our wine flight to come and our server barely acknowledged our waiting and kept saying “I got you”...sadly he didn’t! I’m hoping you guys can get it together because you have a good product! Please figure out the service problem!! I think it will be awhile before myself, my family or several of our friends head back.

OT
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a really fun and fabulous time. I love the concept of starting with the wine tasting. Great service! The food was fabulous. So happy this restaurant is near us. We will be back this week

MA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Appetizers were very good but 2 of our friends sent back their dinners since one fish dish was very salty and the shrimp dish was overcooked.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Late 8:30pm on a weekday
Restaurant was not crowded at all but our server kept disappearing- wants able to order our bottle of wine until almost done with our food. It was our first time here and will definitely come back and try again soon. Food and wine was good, good prices, big place nice decor

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service, Vincent, was extremely friendly. The food was pretty good. The only reasons why I didn't give it a full 5 star was because the prices were pretty high for how the food taste, and that other tables got bread and butter before their entrees and our table didn't.

VD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice restaurant very good food and great wine

SK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Salad was served and dinner came while having salad.

SB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started off not so great but ended superbly! Our first time was as a result of a high recommendation from a friend. Our waiter, Evan allowed us to sample several wines before settling on the Cooper's Hawk Lux and an Old Vine Zin. We placed our food orders and then waited. In due time, Evan apologized for the wait and offered a comped soup. My mother and I declined but hubby chose the Lobster Bisque. Excellent! Then we waited some more. Finally, as the food was presented, Jacob came by and apologized again for the nearly 45 minute wait and explained that 4!!! cooks had simply not shown up. We completely understood and appreciated the honesty. He offered to comp our glasses of wine, the soup and a round of desserts. We decided against desserts but I asked for a second glass of the chardonnay. He not only provided the glass but also gave us a bottle to take home. This was way, above and beyond "Good Customer Service". The food was superb. The Jambalaya is outstanding. We will definitely be returning.

AP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute we entered, we were warmly greeted by the wine bar staff & offered a complimentary glass of wine. We sat on the patio as it was a lovely fall day. Michael our server was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu and wines. We had the corn chowder and crab and lobster bisque to start. Both were full of delicious morsels. Our entrees were chicken piccata which had just the right amount of lemon and gnocchi with spinach, mushrooms and butternut squash puree in a brown butter sage cream sauce. It was heaven on a plate. We saved room for dessert which was lemon Ice wine cheesecake with berries. A potent alcoholic yummy dessert. The carmelized banana bread with bananas, rum caramel sauce and candied walnuts is to die for. It is THE best banana bread and the portion could easily be shared with 3-4 guests.
I will definitely be back to sample more of their delicious offerings.

HZ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow, and we had to wait 15-20 mins for a table even though we had a reservation and arrived on time. Food was consistent and good.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great time. Great server.

TK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Excellent fiod

EW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Thrilled to finally have a great restaurant in Rockville!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Lots of friendly and helpful servers and hostesses, but the kitchen was very slow. My steak was well done and not medium rare. I sent it back and just asked for the check.

NL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

My husband and I were not impressed at all. It is a very nice new restaurant, which is very tastefully decorated but the scallop main meal was very unimpressive. They highlighted this on their website and the waitress recommended it but looked like it was thrown on the plate.

B
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

VERY PLEASANT EVE, ALTHOUGH FOOD PREPARATION WAS SLOW. APPARENTLY, THE RESTAURANT WAS ALSO HOLDING A SPECIAL GROUP WHICH CAUSED THE DELAY.

LS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed in my blackened ahi tuna tacos. It was hard to even find the tuna sliver in each one. I know this was 400 calories but honestly I wonder if it even made into 400

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine. Will come back.

W
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is our second visit in on week. It’s a nice place but all alcohol drinks are very expensive! $10.25 for a rail drink?? Every thing is new so it’s pretty and clean, service is good. Lots of staff and managers around. The food is very good and well presented. My wife told me the ladies room was not well attended, lots of paper towels and trash and only three stalls.

c
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is really great - we came here for a girls night and left members! Michelle did a great job with our wine tasting and made sure we had a blast!

a
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful, good-looking winery bar/restaurant! My friend and I went for happy hour. We had complementary tastes of the barrel red of the day, plus the red wine of the month from John Legend's vineyards. Both very good. We took advantage of the happy hour prices for glasses of wine as well as a grazing meal of appetizers, all of which were so delicious, fresh and well-presented. Finishing touch was a fine key lime dessert. We had started at an early time so, by the time we were leaving, the place was "buzzing." Evidently the "word is out" to visit this new addition to the dining scene!

Final note: the staff members are very friendly and helpful from the front desk to the dining room waiters. We had a bubbly, knowledgeable waitress, Sarah, who we truly liked. I'm sure that if we had taken advantage of the wine tasting bar we would have found the bartenders to be equally friendly and helpful with tasting suggestions.

ML
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We went on a Monday night, fairly late for dinner. We were not asked if we preferred a table or booth though both were available. Our service had many mistakes. fir example, they didn't bring bread, then when they did we had to ask for plates.
The food was delicious but my portion size was huge and my friend's was small. In would think they should have been comparable since they were similarly priced entrees.
I have been to this restaurant in many cities and love the menu and concept but I didn't leave this particular meal feeling impressed.
An off night I guess.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The hostess was not very pleasant. We were 10 minutes early for a 7:00 Sunday evening reservation and she dismissively told me they would seat us at 7. There are nicer ways to say that we needed to wait. The server was lovely but the service was very slow. We were there for 2 hours and didn’t even get dessert. The food was good and it has a great menu.

RI
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wait staff was very professional and polite, but it took too long to get what we ordered.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great with excellent service.

SB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We were unimpressed with the poor service. It was a busy evening but multiple mistakes were made in our orders. Also bread was not given in the beginning as told and we had to ask for it halfway through. Food was just ok considering the hype.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super nice first time experience. Went there for anniversary dinner and was afraid I wouldn’t make it for reservation because of a nail in my tire. Called them up and explained the situation and they couldn’t have been more understanding. Still made it on time but it was a giant stress relief that they were so understanding. Ambiance is very nice, our sever was outstanding, and food was very good. Only think I will advise people of is that the food does take a bit longer than usual to get to you. But that’s to be expected of a new restaurant that’s very busy so don’t go there starving and you’ll enjoy yourselves. Eat some bread and enjoy the wine, of which there’s a good selection. Look forward to going back soon.

DC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Taking our daughter out for her birthday. Service was excellent. Food overall was very good but my wife felt that her salmon was a little over done.

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