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Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk, Chicago, IL

Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk

4.6
4.6
842 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 119 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 842 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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. KM

    KaroleM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Great wine. Great physical plant problem with service. Twice now entree is brought to the table while still eating the salad. When say not ready entree just pushed it in front of me thus pushing first course over to side of table. Both times shared issue with server and manager when he came around. Just happens too often to be coincidence.
  2. J

    Jerrie

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice atmosphere! The waitress seemed a tad bit off but overall nice. And so was everyone else. The food was amazing! They are featuring chef Carla hall for quarter and everything we had from her menu was great! And of course the wine is always good.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and Wine. Experience is new and different in comparison to my local Cooper’s Hawk
  4. DM

    DMac

    Orange County

    77 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had a fabulous lunch earlier in the week but this dinner service was just ok
  5. ST

    SharifaT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heard about Chef Carla Hall menu and wanted to try it.
  6. G

    Globaldiner61

    Atlanta

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and our server, Tessa, was over the top / excellent !!
  7. s

    shonda6

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kearia and the other hostess at the front desk were amazing. Made our visit wonderful from start to finish
  8. TP

    TinaP

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and the service was awesome, this is the second time we visited Esquire and we had Nicky both times, they were absolutely amazing
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We’ve gone to Esquire twice and each time the ambience is lovely, service is fine but kitchen continues to make some critical errors. First time they just completely forgot to fire my meal so I took it to go. It was the duck on the Tom Colicchio menu - you can imagine how difficult it is to compare doggy bag duck to duck that should have been served hot at the table. Yesterday, there were multiple issues such as our server knowing less about the wine of the month than my husband did, Carla Hall’s overcooked fried chicken, cold biscuits, and the tip the plastic tip of the pastry bag was in my dessert. The space is lovely but the kitchen doesn’t meet the expectations garnered by advertising or the environment. The idea of the guest chef menus is great but we continually think that these chefs would be really disappointed in how they’re actually being portrayed by this kitchen.
  10. DW

    DavidW

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Ordered the surf and turf. Steak with bacon wrapped shrimp. My medium sreak came out well done, not pink in sight. The au ju and other cream sauce came out cold and congealed. The shrimp were at one time cooked but also cold, not chilled just cold. I expected more for a $55 meal. No pride in their food.
  11. JW

    JasmineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner by Carla Hall was amazing !!! I wish she can stay at Coopers forever
  12. f

    fullfiguredfoodie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Congratulations to Chef Carla Hall for elevated and well executed menu! The snapper was crisp and flavorful and carrots perfect complement. Suggestions...allow banana pudding to set in icebox overnight , serve the bananas, shortbread and meringue to order. Love the new look! Will be back!
  13. LB

    LarryB

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great winetasting choices and experience to go along with terrific food and service
  14. AW

    AudW

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice special menu from Guest Master Chef Carla. We will definitely come back to try other menu options as well.
  15. LH

    LizH

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  16. M

    Mikeb

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 5 days 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!!!
  17. DF

    DebraF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days 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!
  18. A

    Akilah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    TheresaA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days 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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days 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!
  22. MS

    MichelleS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 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.
  23. CB

    ChristalB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    DMac

    Orange County

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 7 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.
  25. JV

    JulieV

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 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!
  26. F

    Foodielove

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was wonderful.
  27. S

    Sandi

    Chicago

    162 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    162 reviews

    Dined 7 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.
  28. AB

    AnabelB

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

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

    NicoleL

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Very accommodating food was hot and fresh. I have to visit again
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    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.
  32. DN

    DonnaN

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    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!
  33. JS

    JanetS

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

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

    NedN

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    CourtenayV

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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.
  36. LB

    LaurieB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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!
  37. TM

    TomMaggie

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    AnthonyD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

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

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 842 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 119 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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