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Berghoff Catering and Restaurant Group
Berghoff Catering and Restaurant Group

Berghoff Catering and Restaurant Group Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.berghoffgroup.com
  • Email: Info@theberghoff.com
  • Phone: (312) 427-3170
  • Hours of Operation: Open for Lunch and Dinner
    Monday - Friday: 11AM-9PM
    Saturday: 11:30AM-9PM
    Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, German, American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Reichel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Berghoff Catering's cuisine is rooted in the use of seasonal ingredients, carefully tailored to clients’ needs. From classic comfort foods to cutting-edge cuisine and all the flavors of the world, the Berghoff culinary team customizes menus offering compelling dishes. Beyond food, Berghoff Catering, a full-service company, can provide complete and versatile event coordination. From corporate entertaining to full-service events and weddings, Berghoff Catering can handle every detail, creating flawless, memorable events with exquisite food and the highest level of customer service.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Berghoff can cater your event off-premise, at some of the city's most exciting special event venues, or host your event onsite at the historic Berghoff. From corporate entertaining to full-service events and weddings, Berghoff can handle every detail.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State Street
  • Public Transit: Located in the heart of Chicago's Loop, easily accessible by CTA's Red, Blue, Green, Brown, Orange, and Pink lines and numerous bus routes.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Reduced parking validations.
A word from Berghoff Catering and Restaurant Group
Berghoff Catering and Restaurant Group is a Chicago landmark, serving German-style cuisine and culture since 1898. One of the oldest family-run businesses in the nation, it is now run by fourth generation, Carlyn Berghoff. At today’s Berghoff, menus have evolved to add newer, lighter and more contemporary dishes, but it’s still the same old Berghoff, down to the famous root beer.

Open for lunch and dinner, the Berghoff’s wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrées is sure to satisfy everyone in your party. With fresh ingredients, seasonal menus and vegetarian & gluten-free dishes, it's “tradition with a twist!”

Private Dining - Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group provides a truly unique event experience within the setting of the historic Berghoff building. Host your next event in one of our four private rooms. Contact us to start planning today!
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Diner Reviews
  • "I love German food. I lived in Germany and miss it a lot. When I have the chance to have truly good German food I do not pass it up. I have been to the Berghoff a number of years ago and it was amazing. Sadly I cannot say the same for this visit. I know there was a change in the business and they closed for a while and then reopened. I don't know what occurred but in my opinion it was not for the better. Don't get me wrong the food was "ok" it was not horrible and the service was decent. But it was not something I would invite friends to or even feel the need to visit again after this last experience. The old phrase you can't go home again applies here at least for my experience. I wish the Berghoff well but I won't be returning."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "When I travel I enjoy going to places my home city doesn't offer, so in the Windy City there are many choices for ethnic food. Berghoff was recommended and didn't disappoint. The sausages and veal dishes were authentic , well done, served promptly and at a very reasonable price. Plenty of beer selections to accompany your meal!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We are so happy they reopened since our last trip to Chicago. A little disappointed in the sourbraten this trip- usually very tender, but not so much this time. Great beer - both root beer and the beer flight! Perogi's were wonderful! A definate must for history buffs too."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Wonderful traditional and historic German restaurant with great food and service to match it. A fun divergence from the usual scene."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food, reasonable price, wonderful locally brewed beer."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I have been going to the Berghoff for decades, and brought some friends for their first visit. We had time constraints due to theater tickets, and the entire staff was attentive to giving great service and getting us out on time. Very pleasing, as usual. Love the historic aspects of the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My wife and I have a subscription to the CSO and prior to Saturday's program we stopped for an early dinner at the Berghoff. We have enjoyed the Berghoff on multiple other visits, but Saturday night was the most enjoyable one yet. The food was excellent. I had a traditional German meal my wife selected a halibut entree. Both were outstanding. Yet even as good as the food tasted, it was overshadowed by the exceptional service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food, but there are better german food choices out there. It's the historical part of the experience that drew us there. Portion sizes are exactly the same for lunch & dinner, but are higher priced for dinner."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We reserved a day ahead and our table was ready when we arrived. The appetizer was delicious as were the entrees. Our table ordered sole, chicken, and beef. Each was prepared well and was hot when served. The seasonings and sauces were very tasty and the service was excellent. Water and coffee refills were plentiful. It was a special lunch prior to attending the theater for us. We were in and out in good time. HIghly recommended."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The Berghoff is a favorite restauant whether we are going to the theatre or shopping. Great German menu. The restaurnat has changed hands within the family a few times and today's Berghoff is not on par with the Berghoff of twenty or thirty years ago. The wait staff has a lot to do with this. The current waitstaff is good, but not exceptional. The food is good but not exceptional as well. You must have their red cabbage and creamed spinach...both very good sides. We continue to return to The Berghoff more from tradition than for the exceptional food or service. It is part of the downtown Chicago experience and the price is very reasonable."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Waiter not very attentive. Food luke warm, chips limp."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Three friends from dallas looking for a great place to eat! Loved it!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Berghoff's is always a great place to dine and enjoy some great classic German food, excellent beer, and friendly/efficient service. Prices are very reasonable considering what other restaurants in downtown Chicago are asking. I always look forward to the next time visiting Berghoff's and I am never disappointed."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Excellent food and very plentiful in this historic restaurant which, happily is still an Old Chicago gem. Prices very reasonable too!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Went here prior to seeing A performance at CSO, which is just a few blocks walk around the corner. Parking is convenient. Server was very attentive and friendly! Duck breast was cooked very well despite the skin being a little on the soggy side. Wife's scallop entree was wonderful! Very energetic atmosphere!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My husband and I were looking for a new place to try. I need a restaurant with gluten free options. Berghoff offered something for each of us. A delicious appetizer that we both shared and then fabulous dinners. The cheesecake dessert was to die for! I was able to eat it because they make the crust out of pecans!!!! Yum! On top of all that, the beer and cider were awesome as well. We will definitely be back! We loved it!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great food, with very fast and friendly service. It's a big place and can get a little loud when it's full. They brew their own beer and root beer (it was delicious). It's close to the Art Institute and the CSO. I would go there again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great food, place had a bar feel. Great Service and a fun night!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I have been going to Berghoff's for 50 years and have always listed it as one of my favorite restaurants for its food and ambiance. However, on my last visit to Berghoffs I was quiet disappointed with the service and the attentiveness of the wait staff. We ordered a bottle of wine with our dinner (and was not offered their advertised half off on wines on Wednesday night) . . . Although the wiener schnitzel was excellent the side vegetables were not well prepared and "cheap" Overall the price of the dinner was much higher than it should had been . . . I was quite surprised to be served water with no ice prior to dinner . . . it seems Berghoffs is in a cost cutting process and not sure I will go back although I have life long memories."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Good restuarant with reliable blend of old world, comtemporary and comfort foods."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Being from Germany - we are always disappointed in "German" restaurants."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Nothing beats The Berghoff for lunch or pre-theater dining. If you don't dawdle, you can easily be paying your bill in 45 minutes, and still have had a fabulous meal and not feel rushed. Their efficiency is not to take away from the great food--always superb, from German classics to fresh fish. Don't miss the rye bread or their own beer or root beer."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Went to the berghoff for the first time with my fiance. We both had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our food and the berghoff beer."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was great! Comparable to what I would expect if I were in Germany. And gotta live places that serve Liters of beer!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my wife for her birthday. Food and service were fantastic. The history of the building is great. Highly recommend to everyone"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The food items were hit and miss, some very good, some so-so (like my dry, flavorless duck.) The service, however, was excellent."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "If you want The taste of real Chicago you must go to Berghoffs"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "This is my first time to dine in Berghoff Restaurant. I had lunch with my friends there. The overall experience is just fine... nothing impressive. Maybe next time I should try their beer"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The restaurant was wonderful. The atmosphere was very elegant, but not stifling. I made a reservation at 4:30pm, since we were planning on being there on a Saturday evening. A previous attraction ran us behind getting to our reservation, so I called to notify them and there were no issues. We arrived and the place was quiet (something that could be attributed to the weather), but I was still pleasantly surprised. Decor around us was an elegant wood and gold, but the reservation said casual dress and I did not feel out of place. Their Berghoff's root beer was outstanding, and their food was excellent as well. One of the waiters generously recommended dishes and brought a side of creamed spinach, which was amazing! Recommend for fine diners."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We went out with friends who required a gluten free restaurant. Everything about our evening was wonderful. The food and service were excellent, and all of the wait staff were extremely helpful."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The evening was great, but it was made really special because of Ester our server. She had great recommendations and was exceedingly pleasant. We will make sure to ask for her when we come back..."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I had been to Bergoffs about 10-12 years ago and the food was great. Our recent experience was not so good. We found the menu lacking variety, the food was mediocre at best and the spaetzle was the worst I ever had as it was too small, overcooked and too salty. The entrees were not the great food as we remembered....What a disappointment..."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My wife and I had high expectations as we booked a reservation. Upon arrival, we were not let down, as we liked the old-world dining space with Columbia Exposition murals. The beer and menu expanded our expectations. When the food arrived, it was bland. Not only was the food bland, it was way too fast. For the prices, we expected a higher standard. We felt rushed to finish our food and leave--not enjoy the food or restaurant. Probably would have had more drinks if we weren't rushed."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The Berghoff is still a wonderful, classic Chicago restaurant, when you feel like good German food. The menu has expanded, but we stayed with the German favorites--sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, breaded pork cutlets. The strudel was great for dessert."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Great find! Food was pretty good, and excellent selection."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I don't visit Chicago often, but when I'm here, Berghoff is always on the 'must do' list. No better German restaurant in the States. (Plus great bourbon and beer.)"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "I'd never been to Berghoffs and didn't know the menu was based around traditional German food but handsome Eric answered all my questions and kept us laughing. I had the gnocchi and it was wonderful. I will go back and try the cafe in the future."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Stop making customers feel unwelcome just because the staff want to leave as soon as possible. This was nowhere near closing time. If you're not short of tables and a couple on a date want to drink and talk, let them."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Berghoff is one of the best known German restaurants in Chicago. It is a place to visit. It is not gret food, but standard German food. The interest of the place is mostly in its interior decor."
    Dined on 1/10/2014