Cooper’s Hawk Opening Monday at Brookfield Square

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By Carol Deptolla

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, an Illinois-based chain that sells its own wine and pairs it with a broad menu, is opening today at Brookfield Square.

It’s in a renovated space formerly occupied by Claim Jumper, on the Moorland Road side of the mall. The 250-seat Brookfield restaurant is the sixth location for Cooper’s Hawk and its first in Wisconsin.

It’s open for lunch and dinner every day. The restaurant also has a wine-tasting room, as well as a store and outdoor seating.

A look at the menu shows dishes such as lobster corn dogs ($9.99) among the appetizers; chicken saltimbocca ($17.99) among the entrees; and half-pound Angus burgers ($9.99 to $10.99), as well as salads, pastas, sandwiches and desserts. Entree prices range from $13.99 for house-made gnocchi to $30.99 for a 20-ounce bone-in ribeye.

Most of the wines are under $30 a bottle and all — about 30 of them — are sold by the glass as well. They include popular varietals such as Chardonnay (oaked and unoaked) and Riesling among whites, and Pinot Noir and Malbec among reds. Guests can ask for a taste of any wine before committing to a glass or bottle.

Cooper’s Hawk makes its wine in Illinois from grapes and other fruit from the West Coast and Michigan.

The Brookfield restaurant’s kitchen is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The tasting room opens at 11 a.m. daily.

To contact, (262) 785-WINE (9463).

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