Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Oak Park

4.5
1025 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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LE
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.

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CB
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to many Cooper's hawk locations. While all of them have been fabulous and many have surpassed our expectations, this one of the nicest we've been to! Our tasting attendant, Patrick, was delightful and our dining room server, Andrea, was absolutely the best ever!

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tim our server was patient, wonderful and was accommodating. He suggested several wine pairings, until we found one to compliment our meal. Also, problem solved an issue some of us had with a side dish, by upgrading us to Something we liked. Thanks For making our Birthday dinner wonderful! This location is intimate in comparison with Oak Lawn IL location; therefore, will continue to dine at Oak Park’s Cooper Hawk Winery.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being that it was our first time, it was slightly overwhelming. However, once we got a table and met our waitress Chanel, we were immediately at ease. She explained how everything worked and was very accommodating. Can not wait to visit again!

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RR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there twice, really enjoy the food and wine!

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p
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. I Recommend.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing at dinner. We also did a tasting afterwards and had David, he was absolutely fabulous. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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I
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We stopped in for our lunch break and it was great!

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GC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We will definitely be attending this restaurant again.

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T
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

the service was good but a little slow particularly for drinks - it was moderately buasy

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Despite the reservation, which we were very much on time for, we still had to wait about 15 minutes to get a seat. Other than that, it was a very nice night out. Food was pretty good and the wine flights are definitely worth it.

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MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very busy place but the staff can keep up without problems. Best wine tasting. Wine is amazing! Stick to the drinks and appetizers and you're in for a good time!

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NG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service was good. Noise level too loud

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Dinner selections were good but the chocolate cake we will not order again. The chocolate was more icing than cake.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

If you want to really experience Cooperhawks go to any location except Oak Park.

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RB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is very large and pristine. The opposite of a neighborhood place. Lots of servers but the service wasn’t especially personal. Prices were a little high for the quality of the meals. I thought it was okay but not my favorite in Oak Park.

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SL
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

It was quite noisy due to a couple right next to us watching videos on their phone with the volume turned up and not using headphones. I thought they were being extremely rude. We had to move to another table. Even then we could hear them across the restaurant. I am shocked nobody from management intervened because people were starting at them. Service was also really slow. Our server was great but food was not coming out of the kitchen very fast. Dinner took over 2 hours.

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CH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, and staff, Im a member here and I always like the food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

From the street, the restaurant shone like a diamond at night through the all-glass windows. Walking through the wine shop built anticipation and set the mood for what was to come. We were led through the modern, graciously-lit dining room to our booth. It was cozy and spacious, and despite being near a large party, surprisingly quiet.

Our server was busy, and self-admittedly, not as attentive as he should have been. He made up for it on his own via healthy wine and sangria pours and a free dessert. Again, this was without me saying a thing—a classy and appreciated gesture.

Everything we ate was excellent. From the “house favorite” appetizers, and the (secret) sangria flight and house reserve wine blend, to the hearty entrees, all were delicious, generously portioned, and value-priced.

My wife and I ate like royalty for a fraction of what we would have dining in downtown Chicago. We will definitely be visiting again. Highly recommended!

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MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress Kaitlyn was awesome. We had our own private area so we were pleased.

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KL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I just want to say that our server, Jo was fantastic! We have been to this restaurant several times and usually sit in the bar area because we like the servers and atmosphere, the few times we ate in the restaurant area we had bad service. Thus time we came with another couple and had to go to the restaurant area, we were greatly pleased with Jo our server he made everything much better than the previous visits including his recommendation on food and appetizers!

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F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I have an earlier review of Coopers Hawk with a higher rating. This visit we did the cheese board again and while it was very good the parmesan was not good. The cheese seemed very dry as if the pieces were cur too close to the rind or were left out exposed to air for way too long. It wasn't as buttery as it should have been. However the stracciatella was amazing as always. I ordered the Southern grilled shrimp and polenta. I meant to ask about the polenta and forgot to. The polenta is served soft- like the consistency of grits. Had I asked I would not have ordered this. My wife ordered the gnocchi with butternut squash. It was rich -and delicious- and rich. We also ordered our favorite side salad to share, the shaved brussel sprouts salad. That was fantastic as usual. One last thing, I will mention, I ordered the Coopers Hawk Margarita and imo is was meh. Overall, while this visit wasn't as good as visits in the past I still love Coopers Hawk and will be back.

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd time at this location. We brought our children for a family date night and our children loved it. The food is great and the service cannot be matched. We already have another night out planned.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit to the Oak Park location. Food and service excellent just a little bit too noisy but an overall great time

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, food and wine. Alex the waiter was knowledgeable of the menu and was very pleasant. Thank you!!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I've been to several locations and this location is one of the worst for food quality.

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FC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place for fine dining. Good decor, good lighting and great space. A little bit pricy but I guess we pay for the atmosphere, ambiance and good location.
We had a nice table for 5, excellent placement in the restaurant. None of us drink alcohol so cannot say anything about it although we watched from our elevated area how other people are served with the wine aerator. Fun to observe alcohol drinking.

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband here for his birthday and he absolutely loved it

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Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and we went for lunch. It was very overpriced for lunch. I don’t have a problem with the dinner menu pricing as long as the food and service are on point.

The food was delicious and service was amazing but $40 for two orders of spaghetti and meatballs just isn’t worth it.

Will try again for dinner.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve Dinner

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U
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

This was for a New Year's Eve dinner and we were recommended to go for the steak and seafood. The steak for myself was barely cooked, I asked for medium well with very little pink. My steak was still mooing, and far from being hot. My spouse requested medium well as well and he was delivered a dry over well cooked steak. My seafood (crab cake) was soggy and still had crab shell or bone in it and lacked flavor. Service was not the best either. the table next to us was checked on every 10 minutes - not an exaggeration as we started timing it, and this was the same waitress for myself and my spouse. When we would try to get her attention, she would nod in acknowledgement and then walk off when done conversing with the other table. In addition, it took 8-10 minutes from being seated for the waitress to come and great us and we did not receive our drinks (WATER) until 5 minutes before our meal came, after she brought the bread to the table. By the time she checked on us we were ready to go and she pointed out the steak looked raw. the only resolution to the poor service and experience was one free dessert and a free espresso. It would have been nice had she asked use when first receiving our food if the meat was cooked, but she did not bring it and the server that did just set the plates down and walked off. If I had the opportunity to send the steak and crab cakes back to be cooked longer I would probably have a better opinion of this restaurant. The service and the cooking are far from making me want to give this place another try.

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MB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

New Year’s

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DS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time celebrating the New Year!

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S
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was the worst I have ever had in a Cooper’s hawk restaurant the manager got to my table 5 seconds before I went to find him. The wine that I ordered never arrived after 1/2 hour the waitress told me they were out of that wine so I ordered a sample of 2 other wines 1 arrived after the floor manager arrived and immediately brought me a bottle of my 3rd choice. If it wasn’t for Chris the floor manager getting on our waitress the night would have been a disaster thank you Chris for making it tolerable

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P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food average, small portions.
By the time I got home I was hungry. Wouldn’t recommend other than for wine tasting.

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W
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went on New Years Eve and really appreciated having an early dinner with a very attentive server.

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DG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I spent a New Years Eve dinner at Coopers Hawk with friends. The food was delicious, the wine was smooth and the atmosphere was just what we needed!
Well done. We will be back soon

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GM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our server wasn't very enthusiastic except for when she interacted with the birthday girl. We had to ask about the wine of the month instead of being told about it during the introduction. Plus she slammed the drinks down so I'm not sure if she just has a heavy hand or if she was upset. Other than that, the food tasted good and this experience won't discourage us from dining here again.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Food, Great Service, Convenient Location!

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CO
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cooper's Hawk was great...my only beef was with "Open Table" and their coordination with the restaurant. I made the reservation in my husband's name...the confirmation from Open Table listed his name...but when I got to the restaurant, there was no reservation! Weirdly however, I had them search and search and they found our reservation under my maiden name! All I can think is that somehow that name for me was associated with the email address I used ...so the reservation used that name. But that is very screwy because WHY would the reservation confirmation I got list the name I made the reservation under "Timothy " but the restaurant would have no record of that and put the reservation under " Knight".

they almost lost a sale...and you may lose a customer too

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