Now Open: Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant on Sunset Hills Road

by Dave Emke August 28, 2017 at 11:30 am 7 Comments

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant is now open at 12130 Sunset Hills Road, marking the official opening of the RTC West restaurant and retail complex.

In March 2015, JBG Companies (now JBG Smith) announced that Cooper’s Hawk would be the anchor tenant of the 40,000-square-foot RTC West development. With its opening this morning, the Reston location becomes the 30th Cooper’s Hawk restaurant in the nation. It is the third in Virginia.

The 9,365-square-foot restaurant also features a 522-square-foot mezzanine area. It has “a lively tasting room and market, indoor dining for 196 guests, outdoor dining for seating for 146, and a private event space that can accommodate up to 44,” according to a recent press release from the restaurant. More than 200 employees were hired this summer.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new restaurant was Saturday night, Around Reston reports.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Reston opens today, Aug 28! Ribbon cutting was held Saturday night. In attendance,…

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The restaurant’s menu includes items such as candied bacon and artisan cheeses; gnocchi bolognese with braised short rib; Southern hot chicken; pan-roasted barramundi; shrimp and scallop risotto; and wild mushroom-crusted chicken. In addition, more than 40 wines — produced at the Cooper’s Hawk winery in Illinois — are available to customers. Each menu item has a wine-pairing suggestion.

One of the restaurant’s most popular features, its representatives say, is its Wine Club. Members are privy to special wine offerings each month, as well as monthly Wine Club dinners and tastings.

Cooper’s Hawk will be open at 11 a.m. each day. Closing times are 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 9 p.m. Sundays.

Work also continues on other buildings in the RTC West development that will soon house six more restaurants, a nail salon and a Starbucks. The other restaurants on site will include Punjabi by Nature, The Black Squirrel, Honeygrow, BGR The Burger Joint, Mezza Mediterranean Grille and Nando’s Peri-Peri.

  • Ed Cacciapaglia

    So the wine is not even from Virginia! “..produced at the Cooper’s Hawk winery in Illinois..”

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      • RestonAssurance

        Nothing wrong with Illinois wine, but since Virginia is also wine country people may be surprised it’s not local wine.

    • Reston Now

      It’s an Illinois-based company. This is only its third Virginia location among its 30 restaurants.

    • It’s not a literal winery. But they do have their own branded wines. I liked the tasting experience in their Ashburn location.

      • Bernie Supporter

        Just went to their Ashburn location Saturday. The food was great, and so was the service.

  • Big Drop

    It’s not Illinois wine. The fruit is literally from around the world and the wine is made west of Chicago. Tonight there were 300 or more people in their RTC location @7:30 which has had a wildly successful opening. Note that there were perhaps 150 or more cars, all parked with “complimentary valet parking” whose parking attendants all welcome you with a broad smile. A huge swipe at Boston Properties, who they are taking many, many customers from.

    This is a very good restaurant with good wine for the price. No, it’s not Linden or Glen Manor or Delaplane or RDV. But there is value and very good food along with character in the ambience. Age range is 30-60+ which is foundational for Reston.

    And you park for free. Yes, it is open for lunch.


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