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Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk, Chicago, IL

Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk

4.6
4.6
709 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Esquire is our tribute to the World of Wine. Come discover our Visiting Chef Series menu from Chef Tom Colicchio and our exquisite food & wine experiences.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (312) 736-9999

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Nate Henssler

  • Area

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross Street

    Oak Street and Rush Street

  • Parking Details

    Valet parking for Chicago Esquire is $16 (no validation). There is a garage at 1501 N State that has ample self-parking space for Guests should they not want to valet.

  • Public Transit

    Clark and Division Red LineBus 151 - Stop 1129Bus 36 - Stop 5374

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Ahi Tuna Tartare*US$20.00

    Avocado, radish, cucumber, jicama, ginger ponzu, wasabi crème, sesame. Suggested Flight Pairing: Light & Bright: Tinel-Blondelet, L'Arrêt-Buffatte Pouilly Fumé, Loire Valley 2016; Mcbride Sisters, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2020; Cooper's Hawk, Sauvignon Blanc, California NV

    • Colossal ShrimpUS$21.00

      Bacon-wrapped, guacamole, pico, tequila-lime butter. Suggested Flight Pairing: Luscious & Creamy: Stolpman, Roussanne, Ballard Canyon 2015; Cooper's Hawk, Unoaked Chardonnay, California NV; Sonoma-Cutrer, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2016

      • Crispy Brussels SproutsUS$18.00

        Cashews, Fresno chili, sweet chili lime, sriracha aioli. Suggested Flight Pairing: Light & Bright: Tinel-Blondelet, L'Arrêt-Buffatte Pouilly Fumé, Loire Valley 2016; Mcbride Sisters, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2020; Cooper's Hawk, Sauvignon Blanc, California NV

        • The Prime MeatballUS$18.00

          Pomodoro, stracciatella, Sartori Parmesan, basil, garlic bread. Suggested Flight Pairing: Leather & Earth: Cooper's Hawk, Super Tuscan, Tuscany NV; Château Coutet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux 2019; JL Chave, Offerus, St Joseph 2015

          • Petite Maine Lobster RollsUS$21.00

            Calabrian aioli, pickled mustard caviar, chips. Suggested Flight Pairing: Luscious & Creamy: Stolpman, Roussanne, Ballard Canyon 2015; Cooper's Hawk, Unoaked Chardonnay, California NV; Sonoma-Cutrer, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2016

            • Hoisin Glazed Pork BellyUS$21.00

              Avocado, pickled veg, toasted flatbread, sesame mustard sauce. Suggested Flight Pairing: Light, Fresh Red: Tornatore, Etna Rosso, Sicily 2017; Van Duzer, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2018; Cooper's Hawk, Camille Fierce, Central Coast 2019

              Appetizer Salads and Soup

              • Esquire Baby WedgeUS$15.00

                Nueske's bacon, Cambozola bleu cheese, red onion, grape tomato, red wine vinaigrette. Suggested Flight Pairing: Luscious & Creamy: Stolpman, Roussanne, Ballard Canyon 2015; Cooper's Hawk, Unoaked Chardonnay, California NV; Sonoma-Cutrer, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2016

                • Little Gem CaesarUS$14.00

                  Calabrian chili, lemon, roasted tomato, pretzel crostini, Sartori Parmesan. Suggested Flight Pairing: Light & Bright: Tinel-Blondelet, L'Arrêt-Buffatte Pouilly Fumé, Loire Valley 2016; Mcbride Sisters, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2020; Cooper's Hawk, Sauvignon Blanc, California NV

                  • Shaved Brussels SproutsUS$15.00

                    Yellow beets, Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese, stracciatella, lemon-hazelnut vinaigrette, aged balsamic. Suggested Flight Pairing: Light & Bright: Tinel-Blondelet, L'Arrêt-Buffatte Pouilly Fumé, Loire Valley 2016; Mcbride Sisters, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2020; Cooper's Hawk, Sauvignon Blanc, California NV

                    • Lobster & Crab BisqueUS$16.00

                      Butter-poached, sherry, pretzel crostini. Suggested Flight Pairing: Luscious & Creamy: Stolpman, Roussanne, Ballard Canyon 2015; Cooper's Hawk, Unoaked Chardonnay, California NV; Sonoma-Cutrer, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2016

                      Esquire Main Dishes

                      • Three-Finger Cavatelli**US$26.00

                        Roasted chicken, pancetta, English peas, spinach, garlic cream. Suggested Flight Pairing: Light, Fresh Red: Tornatore, Etna Rosso, Sicily 2017; Van Duzer, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2018; Cooper's Hawk, Camille Fierce, Central Coast 2019

                        • Roasted Loch Duart SalmonUS$36.00

                          Wasabi-potato purée, asparagus, soy-ginger glaze, sesame butter. Suggested Flight Pairing: Luscious & Creamy: Stolpman, Roussanne, Ballard Canyon 2015; Cooper's Hawk, Unoaked Chardonnay, California NV; Sonoma-Cutrer, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2016

                          • Braised Short RibUS$40.00

                            Whipped root veg, broccolini, Cooper's Hawk Lux Cabernet reduction. Suggested Flight Pairing: Leather & Earth: Cooper's Hawk, Super Tuscan, Tuscany NV; Château Coutet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux 2019; JL Chave, Offerus, St Joseph 2015

                            • Trio of Prime Filet Medallions*US$46.00

                              Parmesan-crusted, whipped root veg, asparagus, Cooper's Hawk Lux Cabernet reduction. Suggested Flight Pairing: Flash & Flair: Emblem, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa 2017; Cooper's Hawk, Cooper's Hawk Lux Meritage, California NV; Bond, Matriarch, Napa 2012

                              • Chicken PiccataUS$27.00

                                Pappardelle, broccolini, lemon-caper butter. Suggested Flight Pairing: Luscious & Creamy: Stolpman, Roussanne, Ballard Canyon 2015; Cooper's Hawk, Unoaked Chardonnay, California NV; Sonoma-Cutrer, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2016

                                • Short Rib Risotto**US$37.00

                                  Carnaroli rice, roasted wild mushrooms, black truffle mascarpone, Sartori Parmesan. Suggested Flight Pairing: Leather & Earth: Cooper's Hawk, Super Tuscan, Tuscany NV; Château Coutet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux 2019; JL Chave, Offerus, St Joseph 2015

                                  • Surf & Turf*US$55.00

                                    6oz. center-cut filet, colossal bacon-wrapped shrimp, whipped root veg, asparagus, steak jus. Suggested Flight Pairing: Flash & Flair: Emblem, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa 2017; Cooper's Hawk, Cooper's Hawk Lux Meritage, California NV; Bond, Matriarch, Napa 2012

                                    • Esquire Prime Filet Mignon*

                                      Crispy Yukon potatoes, maitake mushroom, broccolini, porcini truffle sauce. Suggested Flight Pairing: Flash & Flair: Emblem, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa 2017; Cooper's Hawk, Cooper's Hawk Lux Meritage, California NV; Bond, Matriarch, Napa 2012

                                      • 8ozUS$49.00
                                    • Prime Strip Steak*

                                      Crispy Yukon potatoes, broccolini, roasted Mighty Vine tomatoes, Cooper's Hawk Lux Cabernet reduction. Suggested Flight Pairing: Flash & Flair: Emblem, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa 2017; Cooper's Hawk, Cooper's Hawk Lux Meritage, California NV; Bond, Matriarch, Napa 2012

                                      • 14ozUS$65.00

                                    Salads and Sandwiches

                                    • Napa SaladUS$22.00

                                      Roasted chicken, avocado, Laura Chenel goat cheese, apple, corn, farm greens, cucumber, marcona almonds, champagne vinaigrette. Suggested Flight Pairing: Light & Bright: Tinel-Blondelet, L'Arrêt-Buffatte Pouilly Fumé, Loire Valley 2016; Mcbride Sisters, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2020; Cooper's Hawk, Sauvignon Blanc, California NV

                                      • Frico SaladUS$20.00

                                        Caramelized Sartori Parmesan chicken, gem lettuce, lemon-Calabrian caesar, pesto vinaigrette, roasted tomatoes, pretzel crostini. Suggested Flight Pairing: Luscious & Creamy: Stolpman, Roussanne, Ballard Canyon 2015; Cooper's Hawk, Unoaked Chardonnay, California NV; Sonoma-Cutrer, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2016

                                        • Prime Rib Sandwich*US$24.00

                                          Caramelized onion, horseradish ranch, sweet pickle, ciabatta, fries. Suggested Flight Pairing: Flash & Flair: Emblem, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa 2017; Cooper's Hawk, Cooper's Hawk Lux Meritage, California NV; Bond, Matriarch, Napa 2012

                                          • Esquire Prime Burger*US$19.00

                                            MontAmoré and Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheeses, caramelized onion, roasted tomato, black truffle aioli, brioche bun, fries. Suggested Flight Pairing: Flash & Flair: Emblem, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa 2017; Cooper's Hawk, Cooper's Hawk Lux Meritage, California NV; Bond, Matriarch, Napa 2012

                                            • Oak St. Chicken SandwichUS$18.00

                                              Nueske's bacon, avocado, Widmer's aged cheddar, chipotle cilantro ranch, sweet pillow bun, fries. Suggested Flight Pairing: Light, Fresh Red: Tornatore, Etna Rosso, Sicily 2017; Van Duzer, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2018; Cooper's Hawk, Camille Fierce, Central Coast 2019

                                              Sides

                                              • Crispy Yukon PotatoesUS$8.00

                                                • Root Veg PuréeUS$7.00

                                                  • Wasabi Root Veg PuréeUS$7.00

                                                    • Roasted AsparagusUS$10.00

                                                      • Roasted BroccoliniUS$9.00

                                                        Desserts

                                                        • Key Lime PieUS$13.00

                                                          white chocolate crème fraîche ganache, berry sauce, strawberry-basil pixie dust, meringue

                                                          • Seven-Layer Chocolate CakeUS$13.00

                                                            hazelnut ganache, whipped Valrhona white chocolate, espresso meringue, dark chocolate sauce

                                                            • Mag Mile SundaeUS$13.00

                                                              Reese's cookies and brownies, vanilla ice cream, banana brulée, peanut butter mousse; caramel, chocolate, and vanilla sauces

                                                              • Salted Caramel Crème BruléeUS$13.00

                                                                whipped Valrhona white chocolate, berries, vanilla crunch

                                                                • FireflyUS$14.00

                                                                  lemon tartufo, citrus curd, bitter-lemon cake, wild blueberry preserves

                                                                  • House-Made TrufflesUS$4.00

                                                                    dark chocolate, white chocolate, or Truffle of the Month

                                                                    Last updated: 28 March 2022

                                                                    What 709 people are saying

                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                    4.6
                                                                    4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                    • 4.6Food
                                                                    • 4.5Service
                                                                    • 4.8Ambience
                                                                    • 4.3Value

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                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      16 reviews

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                                                                      5.0

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                                                                      Dined today

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      One word, AMAZING!

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                                                                      sallys

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      6 reviews

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                                                                      5.0

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      Dined today

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Everything was wonderful!

                                                                    3. NM

                                                                      NancyM

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                      Dined today

                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                      Amazing! We loved the menu, the ambiance and of course the WINE. We did experience one rude staff member but the manager was gracious In making up for it. Can’t wait to return!

                                                                    4. VS

                                                                      VickyS

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                                      overall4food4service2ambience5

                                                                      We went to enjoy Tom Colicchio’s menu and it didn’t disappoint. Those dishes were amazing!! The regular menu was good. Pork belly was a bit too sweet with access sauce - would be better served right on the pickled vegetables instead of on the side. Our server ghosted us several times and then forgot our coffee at the end as well as no coffee spoon or sugar offered. The restaurant itself is beautiful!

                                                                    5. SM

                                                                      SMP120796

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                                      overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                      My first experience dining at Esquire and everything was wonderful!

                                                                    6. TT

                                                                      TikaTamarra

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Beautiful restaurant. Staff was friendly. Excellent customer service. Food was delicious. 10/10, highly recommend dining here.

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                                                                      juliab

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      I must say I was very very impressed.We went here for my husband birthday and he really enjoyed it .The menu is not that big but it’s items we ordered and enjoyed.We are both wine drinkers so we orders 2 bottles of wine .They allow you to try up to 2 wines per person at the table for free .I can literally go on and on but this is definitely a place I will be back .

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                                                                      Christian

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      97 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      1.0

                                                                      97 reviews

                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                      overall1food2service2ambience4

                                                                      Easily the worst dining experience in 3 years. We checked in with the hostess and moved to the side while they got ready. Staff members repeatedly asked to help us as we waited, so I expected an attentive evening. Dinner started off great - decent wine selections and pairings (not all CH). Apps of Hamachi and agnoletti were quite good, and service remained attentive. And then we dropped off a cliff. Our server told us 3 times our entrees were coming as we watched new diners sit, eat and leave. Forty minutes later our meals came - rare filet vs the med ordered and cold monkfish. Those meals went back as even the manager saw there was a problem. Then the manager disappeared. We sat and watched servers move about, none bringing our food. The comped wine came as we asked for the check, then appeared on the bill. The manager (Mike? no biz card) tried to make it right but blaming the kitchen every 15 minutes isn't enough. We cut our loss and made an exit as the table next to us commented on the poor food and service we received. This restaurant seems to be working on celebrity (rotating media-hyped guest chefs, winery reputation) and not the service and quality a diner should receive in this dining room.

                                                                    9. PL

                                                                      PatrickL

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      16 reviews

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                                                                      4.0

                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                      Great selection of wines. Brussel sprouts were awesome.

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                                                                      Sulli

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                      2.0

                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                      Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                      The service was slow, it took so long to get our food that the server thought we ate already and was ready for dessert. Took over 2 hours to get main course was scared to ask for dessert.

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                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

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                                                                      Dined 4 days ago

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                                                                      Everything was perfect and great

                                                                    12. DC

                                                                      DevinC

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Flawless service from the tasting room to dinner! Five gold stars!

                                                                    13. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      The guest chef menu is more than enough to entice anyone to dine here. Our experience was very pleasant and worth every minute.

                                                                    14. TH

                                                                      TeriH

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      3.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                                      overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                      Long time Cooper's Hawk wine club member disappointed by service quality. Menu really isn't differentiated from CH.

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                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      5 reviews

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                                                                      5.0

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                      My husband and I decided to make a last minute reservation here to help cope with Sunday blues and it was the best decision I made all week! Food was amazing and the service was excellent before, during, and after the meal!! He ended up leaving his cell phone there and when we called them to see if it was left there, the staff went above and beyond to find it. I will absolutely be back and recommend it for any date nights with significant others, friends and/or family.

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                                                                      Shawnb

                                                                      Omaha

                                                                      10 reviews

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                                                                      5.0

                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Just all around good. Many thanks!

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                                                                      CamilleG

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      The ambiance was EVERYTHING. The staff and food was great. Will definitely be back.

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                                                                      Raleigh

                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Food was amazing. Server had great suggestions and answered all our questions! 2 of us did the wine pairings with our meals, very delicious!

                                                                    19. S

                                                                      Sargent

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      It was my first time there. I love the atmosphere and our waiter Beth was so nice and helpful. I plan to go back and bring friends

                                                                    20. LG

                                                                      LillianG

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We had a great time celebrating my spouse’s birthday

                                                                    21. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                      A brief menu with the majority of entrées being beef, including 3 diffierent short rib recipee offerings. The menu should be a bit more diverse in its offerings. Perhaps drop some of yhe steak & short rib offerings, and add additional seafood & chicken dishes.

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                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                      overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                      I would prefer a different location to dine. It was just okay for dinner.

                                                                    23. CP

                                                                      ChristopherP

                                                                      Detroit

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      The entire staff was welcoming and professional. Our waitstaff, Reny (sp) and Derek (sp), we’re attentive, timely, and professional yet friendly and conversational. The food was excellently prepared with beautiful presentation. Highly recommend.

                                                                    24. ED

                                                                      EvalynD

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      I ordered the salmon it was wonderful. I was thrown off by the sides were different from other Cooper Hawks I have visited. I missed the coleslaw!

                                                                    25. JD

                                                                      JohnD

                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great place. Definately visit if you have a chance

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                                                                      Stephen

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We totally enjoyed ourselves. We were celebrating our granddaughter's graduation from Kent Law School and everyone was so helpful and friendly it really made for a special time. Thank you all.

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                                                                      Rons

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                      Good experience but surprised at pricing especially up charged Coopers Hawk brand wines compared to their suburban locations.

                                                                    28. ZJ

                                                                      ZJoseph

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great restaurant, great atmosphere, great food, definitely recommend patio dinning at dusk.

                                                                    29. K

                                                                      Kris

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 12 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We had an amazing evening. Our server Dillan was very good and made sure our evening was just what we needed.

                                                                    30. RR

                                                                      RichardR

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                      As Coopers Hawk wine club members since 2017, we jumped at the opportunity to visit the Esquire by Coopers Hawk. And we weren’t disappointed. We did the Esquire wine tasting which featured four excellent wines followed by a tour of the three story Wine Tower housing over 2400 bottles of wine. Dinner was in a very impressive dining room and the meatball appetizer and 8 oz filet were cooked perfectly. Did I mention the service was top notch and they truly make you feel special. We highly recommend Esquire by Coopers Hawk.

                                                                    31. JB

                                                                      JessicaB1

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      19 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      19 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                      First time at this location. Nice ambiance, good food and service. Even tho we waited for our main courses quite a bit, they were delicious. For myself I ordered the colossal shrimp for appetizer, the pancetta wrapped monkfish for main course and firefly for dessert. The dish was on the colder side and fish was undercooked in the middle, but our server said that he will notify the kitchen staff. I ate the the pancetta and the outer part of the monkfish which was very tasty! We will go back anytime

                                                                    32. YC

                                                                      YaselyC

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 10 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Food was amazing, our waitress was the absolute best

                                                                    33. J

                                                                      Jennygirl

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 10 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Concert going

                                                                    34. L

                                                                      Lilly

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 10 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      I will recommend this location anytime. Great service

                                                                    35. CJ

                                                                      CharpeleJ

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      I've dined at Cooper's Hawk for over 5years now and a wine club member just as long. I must say this new location mwet all my expectations and more. We celebrated Mother''s Day there and everyone loved IT!!! We've already booked Father's day dinner

                                                                    36. MB

                                                                      MichailaB

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Amazing service! So kind, and patient. Food was delicious the lobster rolls were to die for and the jumbo shrimp wrapped in bacon. Loved the music, the ambiance, of course the wine!

                                                                    37. JP

                                                                      JonPierreB

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Had an amazing time for Mother's day with my wife. Getting reservations ANYWHERE on this day was a challenge. They not only got us in but was able to move my reservation (8:45 p.m.) to 5:00 p.m. (Thank God for whomever must have cancelled. When you first walk in you are drawn into the elevated wine experience and treated to a history lesson on wine! (Perfect for the lovers of history like my wife and I). We walked up to the escalator and was immediately impressed with the Light fixture from the original theater. IT'S gorgeous in there! The hosts were welcoming and very happy to have us join them. When we were seated, we were overwhelmed by the more than 1600 varieties of wine and the sheer size of the WINE TOWER (you you read that right)! Our server Dillon, WHO WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Offered to have a sommelier walk us through the wine list. Jordyn did a wonderful job of explaining the wines to us and helpd us to pick a wine that my wife fell in love with. For our dinner my wife selected the salmon dish and I had the 14 ounce prime strip steak.....D-Lish-USSS!!!!!!! one of the best meals I've had downtown chicago! The salmon was flaky and succulent and the steak with perfectly cooked medium. SOOO FLAVORFUL!!!!! For desert we had the salted caramel creme brulee...A Must TRY!!! after dinner, out of curiosity, we asked if we could see the wine tower up close. (we knew it was busy and we didn't expect a tour). The wonderful people found a sommelier to take us up! IT WAS JORDYN!! She was so happy to walk us through and made us feel so special. We had a great time and will be back with friends!!!!!!

                                                                    38. SB

                                                                      ShayB

                                                                      Miami - Dade

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Everything was awesome. Food and service. We ended our Mother’s Day!

                                                                    39. D

                                                                      Dave

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                      If you enjoy Cooper's Hawk, you will LOVE Esquire. It's everything great about the traditional CH approach, but on steroids. We took our mom there for Mother's Day and for a wine lover, she had a blast. Highly recommended - and go with the braised short rib... for me.

                                                                    40. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                      overall3food5service1ambience4

                                                                      The restaurant itself is beautiful and the food was very good… with that being said, service needs extreme improvement. If Coopers Hawk wants to make this a more upscale dining experience in the area it is located, the servers need to match the experience. Very kind people, but inexperienced servers that seemed like their first time working in this level of restaurant - couldn’t make wine or food recommendations, plates sitting on table not being cleared, water rarely filled, missing silverware when the food arrived. All for learning, but they either need more training or better hires, in general. The food is great and I love the concept of rotating chefs, but hesitant to return to spend $$$ with the service we received. Based on other reviews, this seems to be a common theme that they need to fix in order to last as a restaurant. We had better servers multiple times in suburb locations than downtown. Why not take the top servers from other locations and transfer them to Esquire?

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                                                                    Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 736-9999.

                                                                    Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk is rated 4.6 stars by 709 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                    Google Map for Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk

                                                                    58 E Oak St Chicago, IL 60611

                                                                    Additional information

                                                                    • Cross Street

                                                                      Oak Street and Rush Street

                                                                    • Area

                                                                      Gold Coast / Streeterville

                                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                                      Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–22:00

                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                      Contemporary American, Wine Bar

                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                      Casual Elegant

                                                                    • Dress Code

                                                                      Smart Casual

                                                                    • Parking Details

                                                                      Valet parking for Chicago Esquire is $16 (no validation). There is a garage at 1501 N State that has ample self-parking space for Guests should they not want to valet.

                                                                    • Public Transit

                                                                      Clark and Division Red LineBus 151 - Stop 1129Bus 36 - Stop 5374

                                                                    • Payment Options

                                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                    • Executive Chef

                                                                      Nate Henssler

                                                                    • Additional

                                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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