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Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk, Chicago, IL

Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk

4.5
4.5
976 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
ESQUIRE is our tribute to the World of Wine. Come discover our Visiting Chef Series menu and exquisite food & wine experiences.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 100 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 736-9999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nate Henssler

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    Oak Street and Rush Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking for Chicago Esquire is $16 (no validation). There is a garage at 1501 N State that has ample self-parking space for Guests should they not want to valet.

  • Public transit

    Clark and Division Red LineBus 151 - Stop 1129Bus 36 - Stop 5374

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 976 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Notable Wine List

  • Chicago

    Notable Wine List

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food was great, service was terrible.
  2. T

    Toree

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Overall experience was just fair. When arriving at the restaurant one of the host /managers was at the front door outside. No one greeted our party or even bothered to open the door. We were seated fairly quickly as we had reservations. The server was nice and professional. When placing our order none of the things we actually came to the restaurant was available. They were “all out.” It was my Birthday and I came specifically for the Lobster Mac. My husband came for the chicken and cornbread. These items are featured on the chef guest menu. We both had to pick something else which was not good. The steak lacked flavor and was over cooked. My husband prime rib was under cooked and had to be sent back. The appetizers was fairly good but know one comes to a restaurant just for an appetizer. I was disappointed and wish I would have picked somewhere else for my bday.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It was a great experience. The food was delicious, The service was great. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable of the chef menu. We had the jumbo cracked shrimp, snapper, prime steak, and banana pudding for desert. All selections were flavorful and savory. We will def make another trip back.
  4. N

    Nandita

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Everyone enjoyed their food! Great location!
  5. K

    Keep

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything. One of my new favorite places. I'm looking forward to going back.
  6. JA

    JenneneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lobster mac & cheese was outstanding! The snapper was delicious, as was the shrimp appetizer. Banana pudding dessert was excellent. This restaurant is amazing!
  7. RS

    RobS

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Chef Carla Halls menu, is wonderful. Had the Snapper, it was amazing. Someone else in the group had the lobster mac and cheese. I tried it, it was phenomenal.
  8. KG

    KarenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to this restaurant because of the fantastic TV reviews and because we love Carla Hall! The food was delicious and the ambiance was superb. We will definitely come back.
  9. N

    Niqua

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great I really enjoyed my experience.
  10. WA

    WandaA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food1service1ambience3
    I wanted to visit Esquire for my birthday because I heard so much about it. The waitress came & took our order, but it took forever for our food to come. When it finally came, the chicken was cooked too hard & was dry. We also ordered 3 desserts, and after waiting at least 35 minutes, we only received 1 - we waited another 25-30 minutes for someone to bring out the other 2. I was extremely disappointed with the food and the wait time.
  11. TR

    TwiyaleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Beautiful restaurant..............................
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my friend and I first time dining here and the food and service was superb. I would recommend and would dine again. Excellent!!
  13. T

    Tina

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great wine. do the Tower Tasting; well worth it
  14. MC

    MarcusC

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    Esquire is usually always a great experience. This time we went not so much. We put in a special request to have a certain server [he makes the experience out of this world]. We even confirmed with the person who called to confirm our reservation. Once we arrived we didn't get the server or seat we wanted. Although the server and area was available. We try and support this location as we do with all Cooper's Hawk's. I think we will be taking a break from here and become more familiar with other locations.
  15. G

    Gabriela

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carla Hall’s menu items were delicious! Andrea provided outstanding service and great recommendations. Overall, we had an amazing time and plan to return before her special menu ends.
  16. TW

    ToddW

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, excellent Food and Top Notch Service. The GM, Michael, visited our table a couple of times to ensure everything was perfect while celebrating my Sisters Birthday! Nice job Team Esquire!
  17. MB

    MichaelB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Esquire appears to be the crown jewel in the Coopers Hawk concept. It is a lovely venue and one that I am looking forward to visiting again. The extensive wine list goes well beyond the very approachable CH brand. With fine offering from all over the world. What sommelier that put the wine list together did a great job with an unlimited budget. The waiter explained that this was a place for thier wine club members to come and have a VIP experience then they have had in surbuban locations. The meal starts off with an amuse bouche of the wine clubs current featured selection. It was a white blend from Slovenia. The concept at Esquire is to bring in reknown guest chefs. Currently, well known soul-food chef Carla Hall, from the Chew and other shows. However, if you are looking for something more traditional, the upscale regular menu is still available. I have been collecting fine wines for over 40 years, and I am tempted to join thier wine club to compare experiences. I was also so impressed that I investigated a posssible investment in thier stock. I discovered that they had a large inflow of cash from ARES Capital in 2019 while the CEO mantains control and his vision. Sum it up....friendly wine, good food, good service, beautiful atmophere...and I CAN"T WAT TO BO BACK!
  18. PA

    PatA

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The prime burger was excellent.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    We came for a casual night out for the specialty chef menu. We were satisfied with the food, but mostly disappointed by the service. Our server didn’t know anything outside of the restaurants monthly special and didn’t even know where the wine menu was located.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent!!! The staff was wonderful! Highly highly recommend!
  21. TP

    TonyaP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and will definitely be returning! Was too full to do tasting room and desert! This is now my favorite Coopers Hawk Location
  22. P

    Prissa

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. Food is delicious, service is awesome.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    I’ve eaten here a few times before which was very good, this time our entrees had very little food on our plates, the mashed potatoes were very soupy & barely seen under our meats, We asked for a side of potatoes, which came out in a very small container, soupy & not enough for two people, for the money, this was not worth it, not sure if they are cutting back or had a different cook, we were very disappointed in our entrees! Our waitress was excellent she gave us great service, I will only go back for my wines & wine tasting, not for the food!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party ordered from Chef Carla Hall’s menu and everything was absolutely delicious. The restaurant is beautiful, the service was great, wine was good. I will definitely return again.
  25. f

    foodie18

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  26. TB

    TiffanyB

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I wasn’t that impressed with the Strip Steak, I did order the chicken and biscuits to share as an appetizer for my table. The chicken was good it the biscuits were hard and dry, I wasn’t much impressed with that, I didn’t like the coleslaw that came with the chicken it was a little warm and the flavor was just ok (I do like coleslaw). My server was really nice, attentive, and present. The ambiance was beautiful but free having gone this one time I really don’t have to go back again. OAN- parking was terrible- upon arrival the street was so congested on both sides of the street, valet was trying his best but it appeared to have been maybe only one person working so this made it difficult to arrive on time because the parking situation was so horrible.
  27. DO

    DOCCHICK

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    was not the usual Coopers Hawk Experience for us, seemed to have enough staff, maybe just not trained adequately, hopefully things can improve in the future, checked in 15 min before reservation and we were told to wait then 5 minutes after reservation I walked up to hostess just to make sure we were not forgotten and she said we never checked in - then took more time to get seated, than waited and waited to have a server come to table then food was not brought out for our entire party at same time. I have canceled my future reservation at Esquire, many other options downtown Chicago.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for our anniversary. We had a reservation and there was a wait. It was worth the wait. Everything was great from the ambiance to the food and especially the wine and service. We had Izzy as a waiter and he was very attentive.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Esquire and we are totally impressed and will be back soon.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The exterior design and ambiance are perfect. The restaurant gives a whole fancy city experience. I am a member of Cooper’s Hawk, I recommend trying their wine tasting. They have a variety of wine to choose from. Wine tasting at Esquire is only 15$ and you get to try 8 kinds of wine. The food and service is also great although pricier than Cooper’s Hawk. Overall, it’s an experience you must try. I would come back for the wine tasting and ambiance. Their location is perfect.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great apps and risotto
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great experience, staff was very helpful. Food was amazing.
  33. SM

    SandraM

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, staff and drinks.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Our server was wonderful and witty. Loved everything about it.
  35. K

    Kayy

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carla’s menu is amazing! We had the chicken burger, hot chicken and biscuits, black eye pea hummus and banana pudding. Oh my!
  36. DD

    DandD

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As if Cooper's Hawk wasn't wonderful already, the Esquire concept kicked it up another notch. We need this in St. Louis!
  37. MP

    MikePaint

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bar with fun cocktails and excellent food. They have wine tasting spot, a separate bar, and a full dining area. Esquire also has a dedicated (separate) menu from a celebrity chef each month, which provides a great variety. I would highly recommend the prime skirt steak (August, Carla Hall). I received a bottle membership as a gift, which I activated before arriving. I believe the timing was my fault as my account did not show up when I arrived. However, the manager (I believe his name was Mark?) came over to our table and told us the situation and made everything right. He gave us a complementary bottle, as well as a $15 gift card (we were celebrating a birthday). He was incredibly friendly and understanding - knows how to treat customers! I will definitely be coming back.
  38. NT

    NicoleT

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beth was Our server and she was amazing !! Love the Jumbo cracked shrimp wish it was on the menu !! Mark came by our table and he was great ! Everyone was so friendly! Cant wait to go back !
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  40. a

    ajw718

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time being here since this location became Coopers Hawk. The restaurant is very beautiful. The service was excellent. Jessy, our server was helpful and knowledgeable. The sommelier, Preston, recommended an excellent choice of wine when we described what we liked. We came here because we wanted to taste Chef Carla’s food. The food did not disappoint. I had the snapper for the entree and shrimp for the appetizer. Delicious! We will definitely come back.

FAQs

Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 736-9999.

Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk is rated 4.5 stars by 976 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 100 times today
Google Map for Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk

58 E Oak St, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Oak Street and Rush Street

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking for Chicago Esquire is $16 (no validation). There is a garage at 1501 N State that has ample self-parking space for Guests should they not want to valet.

  • Public transit

    Clark and Division Red LineBus 151 - Stop 1129Bus 36 - Stop 5374

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nate Henssler

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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