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Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk, Chicago, IL

Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk

4.6
4.6
825 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 164 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 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 825 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Notable Wine List

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Chicago

    Notable Wine List

  • Chicago

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. LH

    LizH

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Unfortunately some of the dishes we ordered were not available today. It was the celebrity chefs menu and they were not ready to accommodate the lunch menu today. Overall we enjoyed our lunch.
  2. M

    Mikeb

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is not one word that can be used to describe how fabulous the entire evening was! Guest chef Hall’s menu was excellent (although they were out of the chicken and biscuits by the time we ordered) and everything we tried was fabulous! Sadly they were also out of her banana pudding by the end but the manager made it up to us. One of our foursome works in the wine industry so they were delighted to give us a tour of the wine tower — spectacular! And to top it off at the end of the tour the manager surprised us in that he had arranged for a banana pudding to be made which we then sampled. Customer service was phenomenal, wait staff was phenomenal, food and drink outstanding— what more could we ask for? Really well done CH!!!
  3. DF

    DebraF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve got to several Cooper’s Hawks in the Chicagoland area, but the Esquire location has more ambiance, style and friendly staff that were most welcoming!
  4. A

    Akilah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for a wine tasting, stayed for dinner and enjoyed Carla Hall's menu.
  5. TA

    TheresaA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply marvelous. The food, the service, everything was outstanding. Highly recommended
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    It was so beautiful! My first time there and the aura was great. We got to meet Chef Carla Hall and she was just as beautiful as the restaurant. The only thing that I was a little sad about was waiting for the check for over 30 minutes and almost missing the wine tasting, but, come to find out we didn’t. My steak was sent back because of the temperature being wrong and when I got it back, it was charred and a little tough but the wine made it good. Overall, I would go back because accidents happen and they were probably under stress because the CEO and Celebrity Guest Chef was there. Overall 7/10.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful and the staff was amazing! The food and drinks were delicious and reasonably priced. I did a wine tasting after dinner and Jessica was very knowledgeable and just all around awesome! I cannot wait to come back!
  8. MS

    MichelleS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was absolutely amazing. That snapper and Banana Pudding....YES. I should have tried the Mac and cheese. Next time for sure. The customer service was A+. I love that "Glad you're here" feeling. Thank you Carla Hall for stopping by my table and taking pictures. It was the icing on the cake of celebrating my 61st Birthday. Also thank you Tom for the bottle of wine. I love this location. I will definitely dine here again as we are always in the gold coast area.
  9. CB

    ChristalB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Food! Great Customer Service. Beautiful Atmosphere.
  10. DM

    DMac

    Orange County

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ok, first of all, our server (Oscar) was FABULOUS! And, the place is beautiful and the food was amazing. Will definitely be back.
  11. JV

    JulieV

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Unfortunately not the same experience we had the first time we ate at Esquire. Waited an hour and a half for our appetizer. Then the meal came 2 minutes later! Three different times food was brought to our table that we didn’t order. Service was not good! Apparently they were hosting the resident chef Carla Hall and owner Tim McEnery…..I guess priority goes to them! 😊 The manager took care of us. Which was appreciated. Just disappointing because I brought several people who had never been there…wanted it to be a great experience for them. The pre-dinner wine tasting was great! Highly recommend!
  12. F

    Foodielove

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was wonderful.
  13. S

    Sandi

    Chicago

    160 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    160 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    There seems to be a large staff, but only one waiter for many tables. Thus, a LONG wait for drinks and food. Possibly management is to blame. That said, most of the staff was quite pleasant, tho limited as to what they could do. Management might rethink their hiring and scheduling.
  14. AB

    AnabelB

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Payton our server was excellent resource. Very professional and welcoming
  15. NL

    NicoleL

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    It was our birthdays! The building is stunning. We took many pictures of the interior. I was very satisfied with our food and our server was kind. It was a long lunch and not by choice. The prices were very high for lunch and more than a regular Coopers Hawk (which I’ve been to many times). I wouldn’t drive back down there when I have a CH near me. $16 to park and all the waiting in between. We had a fun time, but it wasn’t anything better than a regular CH.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    I had high expectations for this restaurant but those were unfortunately unfulfilled. The ambience, the flavors and wine were lovely. But the service was sub-par. The waiter was sort of lazy and unengaged and support staff seemed new and untrained on the menu items. For those prices, I expected a higher level of service.
  17. DN

    DonnaN

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Esquire downtown! The tasting room is gorgeous and offers non-Cooper’s wines, which was a nice change for us since we are members. We also took a tour of the Wine Tower and learned a bit about some of the different types of wine stored their. The menu and meal was fantastic, again with some different options that were great! Awesome date night!
  18. JS

    JanetS

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Our waiter was very inattentive and only checked on us once. The wine tasting experience was amazing though.
  19. NN

    NedN

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space with excellent food and wine . Love the rotating chef series .
  20. CV

    CourtenayV

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    The staff was kind, but inexperienced. The food was not good. The cost was high for the poor quality of the food. Overall, for a Gold Coast restaurant, I would never go back.
  21. LB

    LaurieB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Service, Wines, Appetizers and Main Courses were outstanding. As my wife has Celiac, we’re always appreciative of the care given and GF choices available. Few places offer the thoughtful choices and care given to those who have Celiac as does Coopershawk. Thank you!
  22. TM

    TomMaggie

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the staff was over the top, they couldn't have been nicer!
  23. AD

    AnthonyD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had lunch there while on vacation. Had a tour of the wine tower. It was a great experience!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely lovely. This exceeded my expectations from the ambiance to the service to the food quality. BEST new restaurant I’ve been to in a very VERY long time. Thank you!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Food under delivered - very disappointing given how awesome the food is at the normal Cooper hawk restaurants.
  26. C

    Cassie

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Preston was a terrific server. He was extremely accommodating.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Started the night with a wine tasting and then enjoyed dinner. Food was fine. Service was a little slow but staff was really accommodating and nice.
  28. C

    Ctgk

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service was a bit rushed so we had to ask that food go back until our wine arrived but the food was truly excellent
  29. F

    Fudcriticlove1

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our order came incorrectly, after waiting for a long time, and then had to wait for another long time for it to come back correctly. The food was delicious. We have been here other times and never had something like this happen. For the most part, order comes in fast.
  30. AL

    AandL

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Previous visits rated 5 stars. Not tonight - service was slow, bill was wrong, dessert was a frozen rock. Hope this was just an off night and not a trend.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family was celebrating Father’s Day. We love Cooper’s Hawk ❤️❤️❤️
  32. j

    janinem

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Small portions and food was average. Too much training going on during our dinner that became a distraction. Surprised about the corkage fee. Overall just an average dinner out with friends.
  33. AC

    ArliciaC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I really enjoyed the scenery. I also enjoyed the food for the most part. One thing about the food, however, is that the portions were smaller than the other Cooper’s Hawks that I visited. Incidentally, I was thrown off by the waiter when she addressed my daughter as silly. I thought it was inappropriate to address the customer as silly. I informed her that all of my daughters life as her mother I’ve never referred to her as silly. Also I noticed that the management walked around greeting (asking them was everything okay)a table next to me but did not come and greet our table. I noticed several managers doing that or if they weren’t managers several staff doing that to various tables. What I felt is that if you’re going to make an effort to greet some of the tables you might want to beef up greeting all paying customers. Although I thought it was very beautiful and the food was good, the customer service was poor or average at best and I won’t be back anytime soon.
  34. G

    Gourmand

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had an extremely pleasant time, very serene soundings the staff greeted us upon arrival and our server Beth was wonderful
  35. JD

    JorgeD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in the city! Customer service is top of the line
  36. PC

    PaulC

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited in late afternoon. Had a great time. Perfect for a date with my spouse.
  37. RG

    ReinaG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    1st time at Esquire, I have however been a wine member and have visited almost all Coopers Hawk locations for over 15 years. To keep it simply was excited to visit this new location for the 1st time to celebrate my sisters birthday. Was ver underwhelming, server was not focused and would not speak up. He never asked me if I was a member, did not offer bread, the water glass on my table had lipstick on it, we ordered drinks and one of my guests had to send it back. I had to explain the menu to my guests, no advice or recommendations. As we waited for our car we were able to hear how unhappy employees are as they lingered outside talking about the employees inside profanity was being used freely. Hope it improves as the building is gorgeous and love live to try it again.
  38. JS

    JeffS

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, superb food, friendly servers.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    It was Father’s Day.
  40. JF

    JamelF

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant

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 4.6 stars by 825 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 164 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, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 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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