About Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville Ratings and Reviews
I'm a wine club member, this was my firs ...
I'm a wine club member, this was my first visit to the Merrillville location. Every time I go to Cooper's Hawk (usually once a month) I enjoy wine tasting (that is included in my membership) prior to my meal. I was not pleased at all with my experience at this location. Upon walking into the tasting room it was full but people were spread out. I had asked "could we squeeze in here?" simply just needing the two couples to move over to either side a step each but instead the server invited us to stand at the handicap area. It was awkward and besides an initial hello and which wine list we were tasting from we were ignored. After nearly 5 minutes passed seeing she was busy another couple had left from across the room and we moved over to the other server. The original server said she was sorry for the wait and I said it's ok, she doesn't look busy over here. When we moved the original server still insisted on taking care of us when she had plenty others on the other side of the room. It's just wine tasting, unless I'm missing something, why couldn't the lady who wasn't as busy take care of us? Toward the end things were better with her service but some of the things she said in response to my questions didn't make any sense and I'm pretty sure she wasn't correct in some things she said. As far as our meal, our server Steven was amazing. Always smiling and attentive. Everything came out in a timely manor and prepared as requested.
This was my 2nd time dining at this part ...
This was my 2nd time dining at this particular location and the first time I used open table for a reservation at this location. I enjoyed the ease of making the reservation and even changing it when it was needed. I did not know, that in order to get a booth or a table not in the flow of traffic ,that you had to request it in the reservations. I used the app to make a reservation for the coopers hawk in orland and I didn't have to request a booth or a specific location. They just asked me when I checked in. At any rate, I will continue to dine at cooper's hawk and buy their wine. Also, for the noise level, I put moderate, because, loud was not a choice. I understand it was a Friday night, but, it was a little too noisy.
My daughter and I take my husband, her d ...
My daughter and I take my husband, her dad here ever monday before his chemo treatment on Tuesday. It is our way of celebrating how far hes come and countdown of how many treatments are left. It definierly lifts our spirits and brings about a different mood to what could be a downer. Atmosphere is uplifting, food and wine always delicious
The food was very good. There were not a ...
The food was very good. There were not a lot of vegetarian options, but what they had was excellent. I especially liked that they had a vegetarian option tortilla soup. And the black bean patty was wonderful. Our server was helpful and friendly, but the overall service was a bit slow.
The food was great. The special for lunc ...
The food was great. The special for lunch was the cowboy burger and the onion rings were great. The soup and salad entree choice was just perfect for a light lunch. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. And the reservation was definitely needed to avoid a wait!
Because our party was so large, we booke ...
Because our party was so large, we booked our reservations for two groups but your hostesses were very accommodating and actually seated us together, which many restaurants don't do. I really appreciated your hospitality, thank you so much!
Amazing food and the service was wonderf ...
Amazing food and the service was wonderful. We will definitely return when we are up that way again in the future!
I LOVE THIS RESTURANT. SERVICE IS EXCEL ...
I LOVE THIS RESTURANT. SERVICE IS EXCELLENT. WILL RECOMEND TO MY FRIENDS.
Great place, good food. Noise level was ...
Great place, good food. Noise level was a higher than preferred.
Worthy of review!
The choices, pretzel bread, Filet, pork chop, service, wine...all of it is great. My only wish is that they add some screen or shade on the windows facing the mall hallway. Those mall lights take away the Coopers Hawk ambiance found in other cities.
Been going there for years and their sta ...
Been going there for years and their standards have always been high
Food nothing special
We had excellant service during our dining experience. Some of the best I've ever had. But, the food was just average, nothing special. I had heard great reviews about the food but I would have been just as happy having a salad and breadsticks at Olive Garden. Not sure if I would go there again.
The food and service was as expected fr ...
The food and service was as expected from having been there on previous occasions.
only good this time
Less than the usual outstanding dinner. Potatoes were luke warm. I asked for a glass of wine from a bottle per my wine club membership. I received a glass of wine and I was charged for it. Why would a member pay for a glass of wine with 6 bottles of wine in inventory? And she didn't decant a cabernet.
Every aspect of coopers hawk was great
We went with a large group, our server took care of our every need with a smile. Every dish was excellent. We now have a new place to go often.
We made reservations to celebrate our 5th yr anniversary and invited my parents to lunch with us. This was our second time here and first time for my parents. The servers were very attentive, the entrees we picked were so delicious as well as the drinks. We will definitely be back.
Had a gift card from a friend. Glad for ...
Had a gift card from a friend. Glad for the opportunity. Service good food great and reasonable cost. Nice size portions. Different choices not the everyday norm. I will go back
Great food and wine.
I have loved this restaurant for years so I'm thrilled it is now in Merrillville and I don't have to travel to Illinois to enjoy it. I love the Drunken Shrimp appetizer, I get it for my meal. you can't go wrong with shrimp wrapped in bacon and sitting on a bed of guacamole... YUM!! Everything I've had at any of their sites has been outstanding. It will always be consistent and good.
Outstanding dinner, our server, Elizabet ...
Outstanding dinner, our server, Elizabeth, was knowledgable , and very helpful. I have a food allergy, and she went out of her way to take care of me. The wine is good, the food is very interesting and flavorful, the service is outstanding.
Awesome...just awesome definitely making ...
Awesome...just awesome definitely making this spot part of the restaurant rotation.
Cooper's hawk is always wonderful. The wine is good and food is fabulous. Very disappointed that the monthly cheese board has been removed from the menu....who has wine without offering cheese? Bad move Cooper's hawk! Please bring the awesome cheese board back.
We got there early....and enjoyed our wa ...
We got there early....and enjoyed our waitress so much in the bar that we changed our reservation to sit in the bar with her:0) I wish I knew her name. A very nice girl who was working on Saturday.
Went on a for a girls night out. Food and was but it was really loud in there that it was sort of to have a conversation.
Awesome! As always... great wine and foo ...
Awesome! As always... great wine and food. Service is great!
Made reservations, so were seated immediately. The server was very prompt coming to our table. She was very nice and quite knowledgeable about the food and wines. The shrimp appetizer was great and the house wine was fine and reasonably priced. Our meal was great, my husband had the grouper, which was perfect. I had the chicken piccata, also good . The only downside was that somehow, our dinner order didn't appear in a timely fashion. The server came by twice to say our order should be here shortly, while we saw people seated way after us, already eating. Finally, a manager came to our table to apologize for the delay, some issue in kitchen. She offered us a glass of wine for our inconvenience. She left our table and was back in 2 minutes with our meal. Other than that, we were pleased with everything else.
Be sure to place reservations early for ...
Be sure to place reservations early for restaurant. CH fills up quick. Large capacity though. Recommend an early wine tasting 4:15 for a 5:15 dinner. You will have to wait for a Friday/Saturday wine tasting. Room gets full early (5pm). 1st come 1st served in wine tasting room.
Good but inconsistent
I had the salmon as an entrée as I've ordered before and it seems like every time I get the salmon it's not made the same. The coleslaw had no dressing on it it was completely dry and the salmon was the same no sauce. Although, our waitress was very attentive even though when we first got there no one acknowledged us for the first 10 minutes of sitting at our table so a waitress came by and asked if anybody waited on us and we said no she said OK this is not my section but I'm going to take your table so you don't have to sit here and wait for somebody to wait on you. Her name was Alexa and she was excellent. Her wine suggestions were excellent.
Brought a friend here for lunch before s ...
Brought a friend here for lunch before she moved to Boston. Justin was our server and was very accommodating. He explained the specials offered that day including the wine of the month. He highly recommended the egg roll appetizer which was delicious. She had the lunch spaghetti entrée and I had the salmon...yum! We arrived around 1:00 p.m. and restaurant was crowded and noise level high however, as time went on things became quieter so we could talk at a normal level. Service was great, food was delicious. One thing I noticed as an FYI for the establishment is that the flooring in the dining area is like a simulated wood and appeared to be very slippery...she noticed it also. Just a cautionary note so people don't slip and fall...please check it out. Other than that, had a wonderful time.
Let's Go to The Mall
Inside Southlake Mall is a lovely place for a lovely lunch. Known for wines, servers are knowledgeable and informative without being intrusive. While the menu is good, it is slightly more than you expect to pay at THE MALL... and some of the salad choices are less interesting.
What a great meal
My date and I are in our early 60s and this was her first time there. The food was excellent, plentiful and prepared perfectly. If you plan on dining there it is VERY advisable to have a reservation because the place is almost always full. Don't be fooled by the pricing, it is a little on the steep side, but, you are definitely not short-changed on the amount and quality of the food. Our server was quick, knowledgeable of the menu, and made sure our beverages were filled or replaced. My date has already asked when we might be able to go there again...
Mostly a good experience. I always love ...
Mostly a good experience. I always love their dry Bombay Sapphire martinis with blue cheese olives. However, another's Manhattan proved disappointing. We all thoroughly enjoyed the Crab Beignet and Mexican Drunken Shrimp appetizers! Fantastic! The Rissotto was absolutely amazing, as was the Gnocchi Bolognese! (My new favorite). Unfortnately, my husband's Grouper special was awful. Even burnt on one part. He did not complain to our server (who was very sweet), so I can't report how well that situation would have been handled.
From the prompt seating to the excellent waitstaff - specifically our waitress ( Who was phenomenal ) to the outstanding food, it was an awesome Mothers Day and birthday celebration ! It was perfect! Thank you!!
Great place for Mother's Day Lunch
Our server Stephen was very attentive. Great variety of food for different tastes. Great selection of wines and other beverages, i.e. Sweet Red, Moscato, Bloody Mary, Mojito. Great appetizers, we had the calamari and over the border egg rolls. I'm glad that the menu included Healthy Choices, less than 600 calories. I had the Salmon and sautéed spinach. My family had the soy Ginger Salmon, Surf & Turf - Fillet Medillions & Mexican Drunken Shrimp, Two Soup & Salad - Crab & Lobster Bisque & Wedge Salad and Crab & Lobster Bisque & Ceasar Salad. Too full for dessert this time. Hopefully will leave room for it next time.
All About the Wune Club
It's too bad the waiter was so focused on selling us the Wine Club instead of serving us. The meal started off well, we were seated quickly and informed right away about the Club. We weren't interested as we live a bit too far away to make it a frequent dining location. Once we declined, our server gave up on us. When it came time to order, we both ordered different wines. They were delicious, as were the entrees. I had the filet, and he had the surf and turf. But prior to the entrees arrival, we both ordered a second glass of wine to enjoy with the meal. Unfortunately, the wine never arrived, nor did our server. If he had, he would have been informed that the potatoes were cold. Luckily, we flagged another server who replaced the cold potatoes quickly, but much to my dismay, the replacement potatoes were only lukewarm and completely unseasoned. When we were about finished, our waiter reappeared, but still empty handed. We cancelled the second glass of wine. Was the food good? Yes, for the most part--minus the potato problems. Was the service what you'd expect for a $100 meal--absolutely not.
Best Spot for a Date Night
My wife took me to dinner for my birthday since it is my favorite restaurant and as usual the food, service, and atmosphere were great. I love the wine club and the rewards points and since it was my birthday they gave me $16 off the bill!
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