Cooper's Hawk

4 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert, Pasta, Risotto, Sandwiches
Safety Rating
4 ratings

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583 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL 60090

Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

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Their website has a chart of food allergens & sensitivities guide for their entire menu!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Hit or miss. We like this place because food is decent and they have a gluten-free menu. However, you never know if they are actually doing it with care in the kitchen. Had a few times ordered meals that were not gluten free. It’s really disappointing as we want to enjoy our meals but their credibility is not there.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve successfully eaten here many times without a celiac response. The bread is quite lovely, making the chicken sandwich the best I’ve eaten in a year. There is a breaded chicken which makes me think I’m eating fried food. I’ve eaten pasta successfully. And of course you come for the wine!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Risotto
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Bar
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Been here several times with no issues. The gluten-free bread is so good!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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There is a very large menu and staff instantly knew what was GF. Food was delicious and large portion (salad).

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

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After eating here safely in the past, I had a waitress that didn’t take my mother and I, who are both celiacs, seriously and we both ended up sick.

We’re not eating this way as a fad diet!!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No issues getting sick and have been a few times. One waiter needed to be reminded apparently of gluten free with an item on the gluten free menu was ordered.. He brought me two gluten free shrimp after and said he wouldn't charge me 🤦🏼‍♀ this most recent time I just made sure to say gf with each item to be safe. I haven't sick any of times I have eaten here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They do a nice job, I have had baby showers, rehearsal dinner and much more here and I haven’t gotten sick. I did have one experience where I didn’t feel confident in my server and the food brought out to me and the manager offered to remake but I chose to not and they gave us a card for a meal on them.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The waitress knew I have celiac disease and carried regular bread and my glass of water in the same hand with the glass touching the bread. Then proceeded to try to put the bread down right in front of me. We made her take the bread and water away and explained why. My husband asked her if she had been trained on how to handle gluten-free meals. She said no. We explained what happened to the front of the house manager who assured us that he would personally take care of things and that our gluten-free meals would be served by a manager. I decided to stay because of his assurances that all would be safe and it was my husband's birthday. The food was NOT brought to our table by a manager and they sent a different server every time. The food was NOT safe and now I am sick as a dog! I will NEVER go there again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Great GF menu. Many options and all of them delicious.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Very knowledgeable staff, and they brought me a warm gluten free bun with butter!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Cooper's Hawk has a great GF menu. The staff has always been super knowledgeable about gluten and cross contamination. I've been here several times and always have a pleasant experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac-friendly! Our 2 celiac diners had no adverse reactions to the food, and considering how careful they are "behind the scenes," this doesn't surprise me. There is an extensive GF-specific menu with GF rolls offered before the meal. We'll definitely be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This restaurant did NOT disappoint. We were staying at the Westin and had a not so pleasant experience at Saranello's. We walked across the parking lot to Cooper's Hawk. They were closing the kitchen in a half an hour, but didn't act like we were a bother. They spent time going through the menu and while we were waiting for our food (since we ordered to go), we spent time at the Wine Tasting. The gal who assisted us was quite knowledgeable and we were also listening to the other servers conversation who was very knowledgeable.

We enjoyed tastes of the Cabernet-White Zinn combo, Moscato and the Pomegranate wines. I like sweeter wines so enjoyed the Moscato and Pomegranate wines. I did not care for the Cabernet-White Zinn combination, but my husband enjoyed that.

We ordered the COOPER'S HAWK CHICKEN GIARDINIERA$16.99

Parmesan Breaded Chicken, Shaved Parmesan, Mary’s Potatoes

CHICKEN MADEIRA$17.99

Mushrooms, Provolone, Mary’s Potatoes, Asparagus

The parmesan crusted chicken was excellent and my 12 year old loved it. We ordered the GIARDINIERA sauce on the side and am glad we did. It had a bit of a kick to it and my son didn't really care for the taste. I liked it, but then I love veggies and spices so it was perfect for me! The Chicken Madeira was excellent and the chicken almost melted in our mouths it was so tender. There were lots of mushrooms and it had a perfect taste.

We ordered a white chocolate truffle and a turtle truffle which were awesome! We also ordered the Creme Brulee for dessert and there was plenty for all 3 of us to enjoy.

We were so glad that Cooper's Hawk was there close by to save the day when we wanted a later dinner and weren't treated so well at Saranello's.

We will definitely return!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fabulous gf menu!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Great food and tasty gf options. Definitely recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Lots of options on gf menu. Short rib risotto was delicious! Fun wine tasting too.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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The food here is good and lots of options but the food service is so slow. It kind of ruins the experience to wait over an hour for food.

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They had a gluten-free menu, which had a lot of stuff probably more than any restaurant I’ve been to. They came out with bread and butter for everybody and brought out my own gluten-free bread and butter. They were very careful with contamination and I would suggest anyone with celiac disease to come here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Symptomatic Celiac

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I had the thai lettuce wraps off the gluten free menu and they were great. They also brought me some gluten free bread (which had a different plate and look to the normal bread), which was also great! I didn't try any of the drinks but I will probably go back and try some because that's kind of what the restaurant is about.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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This is the best dining experience i've had since i've been gluten free. The server was extremely knowledgeable, explained how their manager has to sign off on all foods being gluten free before coming to the table, there's a separate cooking area and an extensive gf menu. They also brought me out my own fresh gluten free bun. Best meal i've had. I got the seared ahi tuna. Did not get sick and i have severe celiac's disease!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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Love Cooper's Hawk! They have an extensive gluten-free menu with several choices in each category, including dessert. So many delicious options ! My favorite is the Dana's Chicken.

They do have gluten-free pasta. I always ask to be sure about separate water and have never gotten sick from it.

They will make gluten-free bread fresh in a separate oven to start the meal. If you order a burger, it's the same bread/roll/bun so it's a little big and awkward for a burger.

The staff have always been friendly and helpful. I make sure to note on my reservation that I have Celiac and need a gluten-free menu. Then I tell the server and they run through protocols. It's always been a good experience.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended

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