Cooper's Hawk brings reserve room, rooftop dining to Downers Grove

  • A rooftop dining terrace to seat 101 people, where Tyler Hite brings out a key lime pie on Thursday, is a new feature of the Cooper's Hawk restaurant set to open Monday in Downers Grove.

      A rooftop dining terrace to seat 101 people, where Tyler Hite brings out a key lime pie on Thursday, is a new feature of the Cooper's Hawk restaurant set to open Monday in Downers Grove. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Emily Wines, master sommelier, pours red wine from a grapevine decanter at Cooper's Hawk winery's 40th location in Downers Grove.

      Emily Wines, master sommelier, pours red wine from a grapevine decanter at Cooper's Hawk winery's 40th location in Downers Grove. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • An artisan market is part of the Cooper's Hawk winery that's set to open Monday in Downers Grove.

      An artisan market is part of the Cooper's Hawk winery that's set to open Monday in Downers Grove. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • The menu at Cooper's Hawk's 40th location, set to open Monday in Downers Grove, includes American dishes like bourbon-aged pork chop with fusion flavors from around the world.

      The menu at Cooper's Hawk's 40th location, set to open Monday in Downers Grove, includes American dishes like bourbon-aged pork chop with fusion flavors from around the world. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • The new Cooper's Hawk restaurant in Downers Grove will seat about 420 people and has a reserve room for wine and food pairings, private event space, outdoor dining and a rooftop dining terrace.

      The new Cooper's Hawk restaurant in Downers Grove will seat about 420 people and has a reserve room for wine and food pairings, private event space, outdoor dining and a rooftop dining terrace. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Deviled eggs with cheese bread are on the menu at Cooper's Hawk, which is set to open its 40th restaurant and winery Monday in Downers Grove.

      Deviled eggs with cheese bread are on the menu at Cooper's Hawk, which is set to open its 40th restaurant and winery Monday in Downers Grove. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Rooftop dining is one new feature of Cooper's Hawk's 40th restaurant and winery, which is set to open Monday in Downers Grove.

      Rooftop dining is one new feature of Cooper's Hawk's 40th restaurant and winery, which is set to open Monday in Downers Grove. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 9/20/2019 2:54 PM

Rooftop dining and a reserve room for wine and food pairings join the Cooper's Hawk aesthetic as the popular winery and lifestyle brand opens its 40th location Monday in Downers Grove.

Cooper's Hawk at 1801 Butterfield Road will offer a roughly 420-seat restaurant serving a 150-item menu of American dishes fused with flavors from around the world, General Manager Justin Clarke said.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

With the reserve room and rooftop terrace as new features, the restaurant and its 160-person staff are preparing for a busy opening.

"I think we're going to see a fantastic lunch crowd in addition to that after-work wind-down time," Clarke said. "I think it's going to offer people in the area a great new outlet."

The reserve room will take reservations via phone at (331) 215-9463 for up to eight people at a time to engage in a 45-minute learning and tasting experience for $24.

"While we want to absolutely teach wine, we don't want to get overly technical," Clarke said. "We really want to still keep it fun and really show how wine and food can interact."

The reserve room in Downers Grove will be the company's second after opening a similar feature in a Michigan restaurant, Clarke said. A rooftop terrace to seat 101 people will be a highlight, too.

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"We've been getting the lighting just right at the dusk hours," Clarke said. "It's a gorgeous setting."

Along with the wining and dining experience at the new restaurant comes the an artisan market and a new place for suburban members of the Cooper's Hawk wine club to pick up their monthly vinos and come in for a meal. Wine club membership allows customers to have a glass of the wine of the month in the dining room at no extra change when they come to pick up their monthly bottle, Clarke said.

"It gives people a reason to come back every month and really explore all the different options," he said. "We have a huge menu, so people don't get tired of that."

Dining reservations will be available online via OpenTable.com beginning Monday.

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