Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Merrillville

4.6
1373 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(219) 795-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt McMillin
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Private party contact
Events Department: (219) 795-9463 ext. 4
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Catering
Full catering and carryout menu available for pick up at the restaurant. For menus, visit www.chwinery.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Off of E. 81st and Southlake Mall
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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DS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a gem. The menu selection is diverse and wine pairings perfect. Can be loud, earlier is better, in the day or week! Enjoy!

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MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service from Taylor at the Merrillville IN location!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and go drinks

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We went for a birthday dinner with girlfriends. They did not have my reservation, so we were going to have to wait to be seated. Rather than wait, we found a table in the bar section. Service was slow and the waitress did not come around often, which is unusual for Cooper’s Hawk. Food, as always, was good. We did a wine tasting after dinner and the service in that section was good.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is awesome...o especially enjoy the Chicken Madeira. Our server, Stephen, was very efficient and personabl

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d
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunch. Our server was very personable and upbeat. The restaurant was able to accommodate our dietary needs.

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AL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent the only thing is it was so dark I couldn't see the menu. A little more light on the table would be good.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for my girlfriend’s birthday. Everything was great!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Always a great meal! Great place for family and friends! Wonderful menu! Something for
everyone!Great service! Always aiming to please, and they always do. Our waitress was terrific!
Extremely attentive without being overbearing!

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by your waiter Mike!

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n
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I love Cooper’s Hawk but this visit I was disappointed my food was taken to another table and to make another well done filet took a long time. The manager did give me a free bottle of wine which I appreciated it but it didn’t take away the fact that I had to eat from my husbands and my son’s food. I understand mistakes happen and I will still definitely go again. I just hope the next time the waiters and waitresses are a little more careful what plates they take.

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DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our granddaughter’s 13th birthday, this restaurant was her choice. The food was really good although our Thai lettuce wraps were pretty scrimpy compared to how they used to be presented. Our server was very good, Parker or Park, can’t remember, was very tentative. The special birthday truffles were a very nice treat for our special girl.

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DF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

always OUTSTANDING FOOD !!! Service was good, server was super nice but forgot to do refills on drinks and side dish requests...Had to remind her every time and then remind her again

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RC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the food, wine, and service at Cooper’s Hawk!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always very wonderful service

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Been wine club member for years and appreciate the venue and brand. The wait service my last two visits has been awful. Either new staff or not focused. Wine never decanted without continual reminder, order wine with desert, never bring the wine. More interested in chatting with friends.

Tables are close and room is exceptionally loud.

Had a retirement special occasion and preordered champagne and truffles for the table. Didn't have at the table, didn't pour the champagne, ran out of truffles so a surprise exciting op was totally missed as a result of the lack of concern. They asked if we had a special occasion and did nothing to make sure the experience was good, let alone exceptional.

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EB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

My husband has never cared for Cooper’s Hawk bc of the overpriced food. I always have loved it up until lately. The wine is sooo amazing and I love doing the tastings! So much fun! However after the last 2 visits (that I literally forced my husband to attend, one being with another couple), he promised me that we would never be going back. Super upset by this bc of how much I love the wine tasting room and it would be so nice to have dinner there afterward, but sadly I have to agree with him. The employees weren’t very attentive and the food was awful both times😟 My husband just got a hamburger the second time and it was literally the worst we’ve ever tasted, seemed like it was sitting under the heat lamp all day! Super upset that the quality of the restaurant is no where near the price you pay! Again, the wine tasting is amazing though! So in the future we will only be going for that!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

It was extremely cold where we were seated and my salmon was over cooked. I did not mention the food because it was a special occasion. I did mention that it was extremely cold and was not offered another table. I was told that I should order coffee and that it was a draft that happens when the other side is opened to seat more people. Just not what I expected, as usually service is more empathetic and accommodating. We left without wine tasting because we were frozen by the end of the meal. Even the birthday truffles did not include a chocolate covered strawberry which we expect each birthday. Just an okay experience.

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KJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine were delicious! I even took leftover wine home.

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SD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was great, food was great. The only issue I have is the temperature, it was extremely cold to the point of being uncomfortable.

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DD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, great wine, and nice environment! Service was excellent.

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JO
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We love the food and the service is usually good to excellent. But it's too damn noisy, at least at dinnertime (6:30 PM on weekends.)

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r
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The Coopers Hawk ale has changed, not the ale that has been served in the past. Was not informed of this when ordering. Beer received was not as good as the ale. Bring back the ale.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I have enjoyed my dining experience every time; however, this particular time wasn’t good at all!!! You offered a “customer appreciation” wine, and since I am not a dry wine drinker (sweet - 2 bottle), I was very disappointed.

Where was the appreciation for sweet-wine customers??

There was no other wine selection...had no other choice to buy a bottle and use a from account.

Poorly stated..,July wine, appreciation.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coopers Hawk is my favorite restaurant in the area. I love the ambience and the wine is the best. As for the food i never am disappointed. My crab beignets were cooked perfectly. Usually they are cooked too hard but not this time. I even told the waitress please give my compliments to the cook. She told me he was very happy because he is new. I had a great time. Thanks Coopers Hawk

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DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love going to Cooper’s Hawk. We frequently go to The Merrillville location when home in IL and visit both Cooper Hawks while in Florida. We are members of their wine club and love arriving early for our reservations so we can do wine tastings. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and the food is wonderful. And Cooper’s Hawk has wonderful perks for their members. Who wants to eat at the chain restaurants now?We don’t. My two complaints are the Merrillville location is always too cold and too noisy.

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DD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for making my wife birthday special. The food and service as well as the wine was outstanding. The free birthday desert with candle was unexpected. Highly recommend Coopers Hawk for many occasions. We love being 2 bottle members!

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P
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent! Great salmon and healthy choices

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VC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great girls night out. Shared great stories, laughter, great wine, and food!

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BT
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We celebrated our wedding anniversary with relatives visiting from out of town. The food was excellent but the service has been better. We had to ask for refills on drinks and was not offered wine tasting before selection. And I had to ask for our treat since it was our 39th anniversary.

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Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Server was GREAT

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I went there recently with friends and it took the waiter 55 minutes just to bring us our drinks. At that point he told one of my friends that they didn't have what she had ordered and she had to reorder her meal. The food didn't come for another 40 minutes or so... We just waited and waited and waited. It was literally the slowest service I've ever experienced. It was also SO loud in there that the waiter had trouble hearing us and vice versa, as well as making it nearly impossible to have a conversation. This wasn't my first time here, but it may be my last

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was seated right away and directions were precise. Service was timely staff were friendly.

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OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time as always!

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BU
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy doing a tasting before dinner. The wine selection is good, and the food is absolutely delicious!!!

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cooper’s Hawk has it all! Great food, beautiful ambiance, superior service. Can’t wait to go back!

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RP
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We are wine club members who enjoy the yummy food, wine, and awesome staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. My mom and I frequently come here and the service is always top notch.

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AN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coopers Hawk never disappoints. Great food, great wine, great atmosphere... They have it all time and again.

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, unique offerings, great wine list and tastings, upscale, shopping next door. $$ out of 5

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