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A wine and restaurant company is opening its first West Michigan location.
Chicago-based Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant will open on July 29 in Kentwood, at 4515 28th St. SE, inside the former Paulina’s Mexican Restaurant.
“We couldn’t be more excited about joining the community here in West Michigan, a place known for its thriving culinary scene and welcoming residents,” said Tim McEnery, CEO, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants.
Chef Morgan Breault will lead the Kentwood culinary team, working closely with Matt McMillin, executive chef at Cooper’s Hawk.
The location will feature a variety of dishes: including pan-roasted barramundi, or Asian sea bass; shrimp and scallop risotto; ginger soy-glazed, center-cut New York strip; and Asian pork belly tostadas; and more.
Each dish on the menu will be listed with a bin number, indicating the ideal wine pairing.
Cooper’s Hawk will also offer gluten-free and kids menus, as well as takeout and catering.
The 12,726 square-foot restaurant has an indoor dining area that can accommodate 300 customers and a covered patio that seats an additional 52 people.
The venue also houses a “flexible private dining space” for up to 48 customers that is divisible by a sliding wall that creates two smaller spaces for up to 24 people each.
The location was designed by Oak Park, Illinois-based Aria Group Architects Inc.
Its hours are from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The bar will stay open one hour later than the restaurant every day.
Founded in 2005, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants offers “modern casual dining” and “handcrafted wines” at more than 40 locations throughout the U.S.