Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant Review

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

If you live or plan on visiting Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia or Wisconsin, be sure to dine at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. We don't have one in New Orleans (yet), but my experience at the Cincinnati (Montgomery Rd) location was truly exquisite. It's modern casual dining and very sophisticated. I was a little worried they wouldn't let me in (hoping they would focus on the casual portion of their motto). HaHaHa We had been out all day and I was wearing shorts, flip flops and my new Tutti Frutti Chanel Nail Lacquer. HaHaHa Usually "these" kind of restaurants say NO SHORTS...NO FLIP FLOPS! So when the manager approached us, I was like "uh-oh...here we go! I'm about to be politely excused". HaHaHa Instead she gave me a FULL tour of the restaurant! We talked, laughed and hit it off so well! She was really sweet. Side note: If you're going to wear shorts & flip flops, black & white always looks chic ;) plus a confident attitude helps too! Cooper's Hawk has a wine club, tasting room, you can eat outside and you can even host private parties there. The food & service was absolutely amazing!!! I didn't drink any wine, but their fresh squeezed strawberry lemonade was super duper delicious. DO get their chocolate cake! They make it in house! It is the lightest, fluffiest, chocolate cake I have ever had. It will melt in your mouth (see gif below). It was SO GOOD! They have a vast assortment of wine, lovely gifts, yummy treats to take home and the high heel wine holders are very cute. Cooper's Hawk really impressed me. Our bill (for two) was a little over $65 + gratuity. So bring your platinum or black card for larger groups ;) HaHaHa You'll love this place. I will definitely go back. Can you believe I have lost weight since being in Cincinnati? One of my aunt's neighbors exclaimed out loud the other day, "Oh My God, you've lost weight (gotta love senior citizens! HaHaHa), I remember seeing you in 2012...You look so good now (side eye HaHaHa)...How did you lose it? Omg'd you've lost weight!" HaHaHa Her little dog Sophie (so cute) looked at her, as if to say would you please move it! I wanna go inside! HaHaHa Have A Great Day Everybody!


















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  Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants (Cincinnati, OH) is Supersweet

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Simera H said...

Looks fab! The drink looks so delicious!
I love your restaurant reviews!
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Emmylou said...

Ehrmahgerd! Kim....I die! All that yummy-looking food! And LOL at your aunt's neighbours...hehe....people are too funny, I tellz yah!

Chiara T. said...

the chocolate cake looks so yummy!
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Linda B said...

Mmm, they certainly look super sweet, especially that chocolate cake! *_*

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Stephanie G said...

ah the food looks delicious kim ;) love the little bow ties on the strawberries, how adorable!


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Stanislava E. said...

This place looks great and the food looks so delicious! It's awlays super nice to hear from someone "You've lost weight"! Good for you! :)

sunandsany

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Gorgeous...I need that cake, haha!! Looks wonderful...so yummy. Am happy you enjoyed it doll, you look marvellous, so gorgeous :)

getcarriedaway said...

looks so delicious!
happy day!

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Jackie Harrison said...

The place looks amazing and a great place to eat thanks for sharing.
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Lilli said...

Ahah, Kim, I imagined the scene of you in shorts and flip flops! But as you said, b&w are always very chic, with every style!:) Btw, this is the kind of place I would definitely go, looks fantastic, its lunch time and Im watering just look at the photos, especially the chocolate cake. Mmmm, love pretzel brad!:P Your relatives sound very funny, keep to have fun dear! xo

Tina Bradley said...

Kim, this will be a "must do" for me in the future! I'm about 4 hours north of Cincy and we do sometimes travel there for day trips and weekend getaways. We love wineries and (of course) good food with great atmosphere. I'm sharing the link with Mark, now. :) xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Rinako Camellia said...

Such a perfect place to spend a perfect time! <3

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Anne said...

Looks like a fab restaurant Kim and your black and white outfit is so pretty and chic:) The food looks divine!
~Anne

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

OMG those meals look super tasty!

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Oh Kim, you always make me happy with these delicious food, I love this cake! My mouth is watering! Very very yummy post honey! Have a nice day! Kisses <3

TheTinyHeart said...

Mmm all the food looks delicious, but especially that chocolate cake! I love chocolate anything for dessert :)

-Sharon
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MaysaAndSunshine said...

Oh my I die after seeing what you ordered!! I am not a wine drinker but will certainly go here. Everything looked so fresh tasting and delicious. You look beautiful and happy. I would be extra happy eating them.

Sam said...

The restaurant looks so elegant, a very modern and chic design and the food looks divine! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by :)

Jane said...

the restaurant looks lovely. and the food - amazing! i love your flip flops kim! :)

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

You had me at the pretzel bread!

always, koru kate

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This is the kind of place I would enjoy even though I'm not much of a wine drinker. All the food looks seriously tasty and the decor is so inviting. That chocolate cake looks to die for Kim :) I wish I could grab it off the screen LOL

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Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

The food looks delicious, and the ambience looks great for a relaxing meal. It's definitely some place I'd like to go. Sounds like you're having a lovely time visiting your aunt :)

Carmen said...

Now that's some creative and yummy looking food!
xx

Cee said...

Oh gosh, Kim, these photos practically had me drooling on my desk! Your meal looks absolutely delicious - especially that cake! If you've lost weight while still indulging and enjoying delicious treats, good for you :)
xox,
Cee

Jessica said...

This place looks fabulous! The food looks delicious! Those chocolates and that cake are so beautiful and look so tasty!

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

jo said...

Hi Kim!! Wow! That looks like a fancy restaurant and the food looks delicious! I'd die for that chocolate cake!! Hehehe. That's good you lost weight, proud of you!

xo Jo

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Mica T said...

What a beautiful place to eat! Glad you got in with your flip flops - I'm always so worried in Summer as it's basically all I wear then, have to be careful where we stop to eat!

And that chocolate cake has me drooling, haha!

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Ashley said...

That place looks amazing!! And how cute are those wine holders that look like heals!

miss b said...

This is such a lovely restaurant and the food looks so varied and tasty too. It's always a bonus if there are treats to buy and take home. The strawberries are so cute and that's such a simple yet clever idea. You are right about black and white being more chic for shorts!

Annie Sand said...

This place looks fabulous! I love the wine bottle in the glittery shoes and the strawberry and chocolate treats. Sounds like you had a lovely time darling!

Maddie said...

Oh wow, I would surely, without any doubts would love to visit this restaurant! Because not only of the delicious food, but also because of the wines! :)

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Random_Hi_D said...

I don't know any restaurants that doesn't allow shorts and flip flops. I know "No shoes. No shirt. No dine." Must be a very expensive restaurant. Sounds like a good place to dine in. Great review.

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Layla Sprinkles said...

Oh wow everything looks amazing!!! Especially that chocolate cake - yum!! :)

Layla xx

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little luxury list said...

Ooh this place looks fab! It had me at pretzel bread (one of my favorite breads!) Everything looks delicious and I love your Talbots flip flops!

xoxo,
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Oriana Campanella said...

Hi Kim! The place looks very nice and the food delicious... I'm drooling over that chocolate cake! And I'm sure you were very classy although you wore shorts and flip-flop! As you said, the attitude makes the difference ;)
Kisses
Oriana

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rosemary ofelephants said...

Hahaha this is so funny. Everything looks super delicious but that strawberry lemonade does sound good. I always wonder what dogs are thinking when people stop to have a chat on the street. Their little legs must hurt and I bet they're chomping at the bit to be let inside for some rest. Bless them. Rosemary x

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alexis said...

Sounds like you had a great experience! And based on your OOTD shot those don't look like shorts/ flip flops that would get you kicked out! They look rather chic!

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Hélène Heath said...

WOwza those portions are ginormous and look delish. Sounds like you had an awesome time, and you must have looked real chic in your shorts and flip flops with that kind of reception :)

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Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

All the food looks amazing! Sure wish there was one in NC!!

Alicia Mackin said...

Wow $65 that is not bad! This a pretty swanky place for a chain. Funny how there are different chains in different parts of the county. I remember when I was a kid and went to live in the pan handle of Florida for 6 months and there was this chain call "Steak-n-Shake" it seemed so 1950s to me : o

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Dawn GT said...

Wow Kim the place and the food looks amazing!!!

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

How many delights Kim, the place looks cozy!

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Anya Jensen said...

YUMMERS - :-)
Happy weekend Kim,
Axxx

Coco said...

I'm swallowing right now! Ok those are not "beachy" flip flops, they are cute, and you are right, wearing black and white makes you look pulled together. So you've been eating that yumminess and losing weight? Maybe you are less stressed in Cincinnati! Tons of hugs to you dear!
Baci,
Coco
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Glamour ZONE said...

That is so delicious.
Great pictures.
Keep intouch and have a great weekend
Cheers

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FASHION TALES said...

Wow, Kim this looks like such an excellent place to go to. No flip flops, yes, sounds like my kind of place, haha. No, but really adore your j.crew finds as well. the food looks delicious! :)
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Lorena said...

I just had a Subway sandwich, so you can only imagine how i feel about the chicken, the strawberry lemonade and the chocolate cake…. envious!
OMG glad you were able to dine there!

Gemma Donohue said...

Beautiful pictures
The food look amazing. Love the name of the Restorant, because my little dogies name is Cooper and I Luuv him so much :)
Great post darling
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

That mushroom chicken is pretty lovely!

Rosemary Nardone said...

Amazing Place Fabulous Food I am oh so jealous! I really miss being able to go away for a few days with my Mom being in ill health. One day just doesn't cut it! And that pretzel bread is just calling my name!!

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Pamela RG said...

The food looks so delicious. The restaurant looks very classy too. I will check them out in Florida when we go there this month.

Jo said...

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants does sound like a really lovely place with good food and excellent service. The service portion of an eatery is always what wows me and entice me to go back for a visit. I’m sure it totally bowled you over too.

From the pic of your slippers and part of your clothes, I can see that you still look chic and fashionable enough not to be turned away in shorts and flip flops. The cake looks absolutely divine as of all the food. I'm hungry even though I had lunch an hour ago. Always appreciate that you include animated gif in your posts. The way you described the little dog was just too cute and funny!

Jo
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LoveT. said...

All looks so good <3 ,what a amazing Restaurant!

Happy Weekend ,kisses :)

Tanya W. said...

I love the cooper's Hawk winery & restaurants, uuuumm, foods so tasty on the night I was there and I had very great experienced there with my family while we were visiting Chicago, and the Illinois areas. I love how created of each menu beautifully:).

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Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

The manager sounds like a nice person - and smart too. Glad you had good food and fun tour of the restaurant. I used to live in Missouri, but never went to this place. Looks like I missed out. By the way, that chocolate cake got my mouth watering!

Busola Coutts said...

I know i am a little late here but i am so glad i didn't miss out on the fun. Nice, warm cozy restaurant and boy do i want that bread. You make chocolate cake sound like the best thing that ever happened and you know what, it might as well be. I love me some good chocolate cake too. Very lovely post. Oh your neighbor, we need to talk about this over coffee. What a thrill she must be, hahaha. Thank you for yet another lovely post.

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crafty-zone said...

I see that that you spent amazing time in this restaurant, dear! And the food looks delicious, my fav is chocolate cake with vanilla (?) ice :)

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Oriana Campanella said...

I stop by to say hello! Have a nice day!
Oriana xxx

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Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Kim, so glad you had a nice dinner out and the restaurant sounds amazing and the food too. Have a nice Sunday.
Julie

Dale Janee said...

This looks so good and strawberry lemonade is my favorite. I also think it is so nice when restaurants have barrels of wine, you get to go to restaurants with so much personality there!

xoDale

Samantha Mariko said...

agh the food looks so good, especially the pasta! the dessert looks yummy~
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PAPS said...

Yummy. Specially the mushroom and asparagus dish looks so good.
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Pretty Tiny Things said...

It look so yummy!

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Simera H said...

I'm sold on the chocolate cake! Looks like an amazing place. I really love your reviews. If I ever decide to travel I know where the best places to eat are. Thanks to you.
Beautetude

LyddieGal said...

Leather flip-flops with embellishment and crisp white shorts are hardly grounds for being kicked out of a restaurant!

Now all this talk of amazing chocolate cake has got me wanting some....
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Sam said...

Its always great hearing your opinion, have a creative week ahead.

Shannon Rice said...

Great review, Kim! If I lived in Cinci (or anywhere else you listed)I would definitely try this place out. That food looks absolutely delicious!

Shannon
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Marija M. said...

Oh why is all that food so delicious ;) I would love to try that strawberry lemonade ;) xo

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Michelle LL said...

Great, place,, great food, great cozy interiors. Looking at those foods really made me hungry, now I want to eat something fatty, a pizza maybe hehe :)

Jess said...

Wow loved it, I need to go there someday and that cake gif is incredible, I'm hungry now haha!

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xoxo,
Jess

Cheryl van den Berg said...

We have a lot of wineries here in the Bay, so it's nice to see what wineries outside of Napa/Sonoma are like. Those desserts look too yummy though.

Debra Lynn Mejia said...

Wow, all the food looks amazing there! I'm seriously hungry now.

Ramona said...

OMG, Kim, you're such a lucky girl loosing wight eating so delicious food and OMG!!! that cake. Now I feel so hungry. I love good customer service and it always makes me wish to come back.

xoxo Ra

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nancy @ adore to adorn said...

looks like a fab place. I'm glad they didn't say a word about your attire. =D
xo,
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Lauren Michelle Major said...

That place looks AH-MAY-ZING! Yum!!! Those tuxedoed strawberries... I die. Next time I'm in one of those states I'll look for a Cooper's Hawk! Haha, and your aunts neighbor! I think some people just don't sensor themselves, but at least it was kind of a compliment!

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Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Great place, writing the name down for the next time I'm in Cincinnati. Your flip flops are really cute, by the way.

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oomph. said...

all of the food looks delicious, but i'm especially drooling over the reggiano. reminds me of this spaghetti salad i used to get at a restaurant here.

A•Mused said...

Very darling resto! Also, I love your flats, and the dessert looks DIVINE. I can't seem to get enough of chocolate these days.

Thank you for your kind words on my last post. You put a smile on my face!

Amber
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Pilar said...

What a great looking place! That chocolate cake looks so yummy!

charmeuse said...

Nice pics :)
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Jenn said...

OMG! That chocolate cake with ice cream! I just died! Anyway, I hope I can visit my relatives in Florida someday and have dinner there. Good thing they aren't too strict with the dress code considering that they are a fine dining restaurant. :)

Jenn
The Pink Lemonade Girl

Layla Sprinkles said...

Oooh the shoe wine holder looks so cute!!! I think that's what it is!! :)

Layla xx

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Sam Cole said...

What a nice and swanky place. The food looks so yummy and makes my mouth watering right now. Ahh food porn, i can't resist.

xo
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Constance Murphy said...

What a beautiful place to spend an evening in and the food looks delicious!

Anett B said...

Wow the food looks awesome! Those chocolate covered strawberries...

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Layla Sprinkles said...

I still can't get over how amazing that chocolate cake looks……YUM!! :)

Layla xx

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Sam said...

Thanks for your insightful comment :)

Joie Fatale said...

That place seems so good!
Alas, there isn't a single one near me :'(

Ahleessa C said...

Cute shoes and this post isn't good to read at this hour!... hehe~

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