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Himmel's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://himmelschicago.com
  • Email: info@himmelschicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 784-8777
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
    Closed Monday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Italian, German
  • Executive Chef: Carol A Himmel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please call Diana Himmel-Krewer for all of your catering needs.
  • Entertainment: Every Thursday & Friday we have live acoustic music for your dining pleasure.

    Every first Wednesday of the month we have a jazz trio for our "Rack-N-Jazz"
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please call Diana Himmel-Krewer for all of your special needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oakley
  • Public Transit: We are just a few short blocks from the CTA Western Brown line stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Himmel's
From the owners of the original Pizza D.O.C., we welcome you to Himmel’s. In 2014, we have expanded our menu to include many more authentic German dishes that are receiving rave reviews from customers. When you walk into our restaurant, we want you to feel like you are at home. Our amazing wood-burning oven is the first of its kind in the city of Chicago. The oven is straight from Rome and has been making authentic pizzas and breads for more then 16 years. The flavor profile this culinary vessel brings to pizza is so spectacular; we just couldn’t let our other foods get jealous. So we started to experiment and found that our specials have been such a hit, we wanted to make them a more permanent fixture.Our wood-burning oven will still be churning out our famous Roman style pizzas made with the freshest ingredients, handcrafted and baked in a 700-degree oak burning brick oven. We pride ourselves on our outstanding food cuisine and service. We look forward to seeing you soon.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant had good food but we found service to be substandard. It appeared as if the waitstaff word discombobulated and frustrated. There appeared to be a disconnect between the kitchen, bar and bussing staff. At one point I waited nearly 20 minutes to get my martini and when I received it was room temperature and the waiter seemed to feel it was okay to hand me a martini that he knew was waiting and room temperature. I would give this location a second try because I found the food to the high-end but if the service of the same I'll never return."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My former landlord took me to dinner here. I was concerned because whenever I get together with him, we take a long time dining. Not to worry. We never felt rushed, and as a result, we had a nice relaxed dinner. Our waiter, Alec, couldn't have been any nicer and he was also very knowledgeable about the food. Karl and I split a bottle of wine (the Sangiovese (great!) split the Himmel salad (basic, but fresh and healthy.) He had the ribeye, I had the pork tenderloin. Both were delicious. The room is beautiful and spacious. The bar is pretty, too. I would feel comfortable coming here alone to dine and sit at the bar. All the people who worked there were extremely friendly. I will definitely be back. What a great evening."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Another good meal at Himmels. Everything was fresh and tasty with large portions. Great service and not rushed on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I wasn't certain what to expect, but it turned out to be classic Italian food and classic German food. A European adventure. I have returned several times as I like their portions and the home-style preparation of the food. Good comfort food."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This place is amazing!!!!! And their service is also excellent which makes everything a whole lot better.!!! Definitely recommend this place :)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went here with a friend and really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. They didn't rush us, even though we ended up sitting talking for a good hour after we ate (wouldn't have done that if it was really busy but it was a wednesday night and there were plenty of tables open). The food was great, the service was attentive without being overbearing, and I'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The food at Himmels is amazing, and the service is even better. The young lady that was serving us was so polite, friendly and had a great personality. I had the Rahm entree and it was absolutely delicious! Definitely would recommend it to others!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Darling restaurant run by two wonderful German sisters using family recipe. AMAZING flavor -best German food we have ever had. Live music on Friday nights adds a nice touch. Pork shank and Rahm Schnitzel ... WOW! Don't pass this one up. It is worth your trip from anywhere."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We arrived as a party of six and were seated immediately. The waitress recommended the grilled vegetables for an appetizer. A great choice -- they were all very good, there was great variety and the plate was enormous. Everybody enjoyed entrees which included pastas, pizza and fish. Although the restaurant was busy, we were there about two and a half hours and were not rushed."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We ate here for a family birthday party and came away underwhelmed by the experience - especially at the price point. Started with a variety of salads and the grilled calamari. Calamari was done nicely but salads were just OK. Italian dinners were far too salty and the portions sizes were ridiculously big - as a way to counteract the poor execution? Service was hit or miss - when the wrong of wine was brought, the server insisted that indeed my husband had ordered that kind, rather than taking it back and getting the right kind Less would be more at Himmel's. Pick a culinary region and execute it well - don't try to straddle all of Italy and Bavaria - and scale down the size of portions but scale up the quality of the food."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Himmel's has a great selection of German and Italian food. The salads are to die for!! I can honestly say that I've tried many of the items on their menu and it is just fantastic. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who loves Italian or German good. Best food ever and not to mention the amazing server we had. She was amazing and energetic!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Have been going here for over10 years and can honestly say it has not disappointed me once. Fantastic pasta and friendly service."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "I went with a group of people on a Saturday night and the young lady that was serving us was terrific! She was fun and very friendly :) the food was great and it helped that she didn't make any mistakes! Excellent go-to restaurant if you're looking for a place to have dinner with a group and/or friend. I will definitely be back!!!!!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "My family of 4 loved this place when it was Pizza Doc & we were afraid after the change in name that we would have different food or food not as good. We found that we had the same great food & we had a very conscientious waiter - which was hard to find in the past. Overall, the experience was great. Only down side was that they were tearing up the street in front of the restaurant & parking was a real issue. When my wife went into the restaurant to ask where should we park, they did not seem to know or care. I thought this was odd & we were driving away when we found a spot on Lincoln about 5 blocks away. We a special needs child it was a long walk, but we were glad we decided to stay. Pizza was great, Calamari was great -(not greasy)."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Thank you for a wonderful time and terrific food - just wonderful!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013