About Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville
Merrillville, IN 46410
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.
Contemporary American, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Full menu available for lunch and dinner
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Off of E. 81st and Southlake Mall
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Full catering and carryout menu available for pick up at the restaurant. For menus, visit www.chwinery.com.
Private Party Contact:
Events Department: 2197959463x4
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville Ratings and Reviews
The service was extremely friendly, but ...
The service was extremely friendly, but the food just did not meet what we thought we were paying for, nor did the dishes make sense. I ordered the chicken parmesan and it came with a side of shredded potatoes with breadcrumbs on top and oily green beans. There was no palate cleanser. It was impossible to have a conversation because it was so loud, and overall seemed only good for people watching.
My friends and I came here to celebrate ...
My friends and I came here to celebrate a special occasion. We purchased flowers for the table and the hostesses were so kind to hold them for us ahead of time. When we arrived at the table, the flowers were already in place and looked beautiful. We always love the wine and ambiance here!! Great dinner place!!
The appetizer of potstickers was excelle ...
The appetizer of potstickers was excellent, as usual. However, for the first time, I ordered the salmon and it was not tasty at all. It was served with stewed tomatoes that tasted canned and sweet--not a good combo with the salmon. I would not order it again nor would I recommend it to anyone. This is the first main course I've had at the Merrillville location that wasn't excellent. The service was at the usual high level, the dessert (upside down key lime pie) was delicious. I eat at this location frequently and am always very happy with my meals but the salmon needed help. This one fail will not deter me from returning to this excellent restaurant, however.
The noise level at dinnertime is high, you have to speak loudly to be heard by your companions, adding to the noise level. Lunch is a better time for conversation or business.
Not a good experience Did not have eit ...
Not a good experience Did not have either of the entrees we ordered was out of pretzel bread and would you believe was out of butter!!! Our favorite soup lobster bisque was not good the veggies were crunchy and not cooked. This was the third time we did not get whAt we wanted to order.
Food was amazing as always. Brought my ...
Food was amazing as always. Brought my friends from out of town for a first time experience and they left with a membership. When we requested to move to a booth, it was super easy. The server was off a bit. She kept forgetting things that were requested or recommended by her. There was a slight hiccup when we received our food and the table was in agreement that she handled it wrong. This caused us to knock her tip down by $20. I left wishing I could have had the real tall guy (Ryan I think is his name) as our server. All in all I'm still a fan
The food was fantastic and the service w ...
The food was fantastic and the service was great. The only issue was when we arrived, they couldn't find our reservation. They were able to fit us in right away, which was nice because they were very crowded. The biggest annoyance was after they couldn't find our reservation, I arrive home to an email stating that we didn't show up for our reservation.
We booked the reservation for Christmas ...
We booked the reservation for Christmas Eve. I was very happy with how accomodating they were. The service we received from start to finish was fantastic. Absolutely no complaints. Our server was attentive and she was very personable.
We had calamari for an appetizer. If was okay, I guess. The glaze was heavy and the dipping sauce had a lot of mayo chunks.
For our meals we have mixed results. Our children and burgers and chicken. They both seemed semi pleased. They are teens, so they really wouldn't complain.
My husband had surf and turf. The surf included what appeared to be a 2 oz tail. He was disappointed. The steak did not have a lot of flavor and was just okay. I guess I would say, not worth the price charged.
I had the grouper. It was flavorless and pretty dry and sides were ice cold. I was so disappointed because I really love grouper. The cost of the dish was on the high side for the resturaunt and I expected it to be more of a signature dish.
In summary, just okay. In my opinion, not worth the calories we consumed. On the plus side, the wine was pretty good, and the service was outstanding. So if you want to be treated well with mediocre food and decent booze... stop in.
I have been to Cooper's Hawk Winery & Re ...
I have been to Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Merrillville a few times as I like the ambiance and look of the restaurant. Each time the wait staff has been outstanding. However apparently, the kitchen is extremely slow. I had a business dinner there that took 3 hours to complete. Generally, the food is excellent. However a word of warning. Do NOT order the steak. This is the only place in America that I know of that cuts your steak for you. Thanks, I am not a 4-year-old, and it makes me wonder about the steak. Not to mention it was cold. I didn't want to complain in front of my business associates, so I ate it. They did give us free dessert for the long wait times, but it doesn't make up for slow service in front of your clients.
In short, I would recommend the restaurant as it is one of the best I know of in NW Indiana. You just might have to spend a bit more time than you like eating. And until they quit cutting your steak for you, I would stay away from it. I don't care how good it might be. That's just wrong and I suspect that is one of the reasons it was cold when served.
One of the meals ordered wasn't availabl ...
One of the meals ordered wasn't available. The waiter offered an alternative (surf and turf) with a smaller piece of fish and then came back to tell us this was also unavailable. We were not given pretzel bread for 15+ minutes.
Excellent waiter, Mike, was very experie ...
Excellent waiter, Mike, was very experienced and knowledgeable about the food, drinks, and menu; made great recommendations for my wife and me. THE WINE TASTING LOOKED LIKE SO MUCH FUN! Next time I'll get on board with a pre-meal tasting of wine.
Food was fantastic! I will definitely return to Cooper's Hawk.
dunno, there is just something 'off' abo ...
dunno, there is just something 'off' about the attention factor. though a reservation was made a week in advance, when arriving and checking in, the staff seems cold and somewhat bothered by having to view the reservation and acquiring a table for the party, in this case, a party of three. the server was pleasant enough, attentive, but seemed uninterested in any conversation concerning wine recommendations or specials for the evening, and simply left the various menus for our perusal. other Cooper's Hawk Restaurants we've visited seem to be happier places, but this one seems to impose a discomforting ambiance.
We order a burger and fries and when it ...
We order a burger and fries and when it was cooked they put salt on the fries. When the server came out he apologized and that was fine but 40 minutes later we still had no food . Three tables had been served by then so we walked out.
We love the filet medallions. They are u ...
We love the filet medallions. They are usually incredible but on this particular night they were terrible. Besides being too rare, there was not much of taste. It won't stop us from going there but thought you would like to know.
My favorite spot for lobster bisque. I d ...
My favorite spot for lobster bisque. I drive my husband crazy talking about this soup so he decided to try a bowl as well. Unfortunately it came out cold. sent it back it was over zapped and lobster became rubbery and hard to chew. Our server seemed rushed so we didn't say anything. Disappointed to say the least.
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