Really liked it. It is not
Really liked it. It is not European but more Tirolean - a nice blend of Italian and German foods.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great reinvention of a former
Great reinvention of a former upscale pizzaria, Himmel's is a modern European restaurant with a gourmet spin on traditional favorites from duckling to pizza from their wood-burning oven. The food was delicious, prices were reasonable and the service was welcoming and not overly friendly. This is a good fit for the neighborhood which ranges from multi-generation families to hipsters. Definitely a must-try!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
We came there to celebrate
We came there to celebrate a birthday. The staff was awesome; very accommodating and friendly. We even brought our own cake and they set up the candles and walked it at the end of our meal for us. Thank you for that. The food was great (as always) and we even enjoyed the new riceball appetizers. Great food, great times, great place, with great friends. Can't go wrong! Thanks again. Keep up the great work!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good in general. Like
Very good in general. Like the decor and the place is very comfortable. The ceiling lights were cool. On food, the grilled calamari was more than memorable. The sauce had a sweetness I really liked. Had Sea Bass stuffed with Crab and it was quite good also. We stuck to the non-Italian and all were more than satisfied. I would expand this part of the menu a bit :-) .
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The menu was an interesting
The menu was an interesting combination of German and Italian cuisine. The pizza is awsome and so was the pasta dish we ordered. We are going to be interested to try some of the German dishes. The wait staff was terrific and very friendly. This is a very kid friendly restaurant and my kids which are very picky really enjoyed the food.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The chicken schnitzel was
The chicken schnitzel was exactly like my Oma's. The mashed potatoes were creamy and the veggies were fresh. My friend had the champagne pork schnitzel and that was excellent! The spatzel was delicious! I will be going here for another authentic German meal. I am the first on my Dad's side that was born in America, so I grew up with my Oma cooking traditional German meals my whole life!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Finally a different brunch
Brunch here is not the same ole same ole. The dessert and grilled veggies alone are worth it. I normally wouldn't eat pasta off a brunch (waste of calories, filler etc) but the fresh mushroom penne made me go up 3 times. And the custom waffles! omg! So fluffy & creamy
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and amazing service!
Great food and amazing service! Excellent salads and entrees! A must go to place
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great addition to Chicago
European Bistro - a mix of Italian and German food, sets me back to my hometown in Germany where there are tons of Italian restaurants. The quality of the food was terrific and the atmosphere - no ooomptata - absolutely charming.
The service for out party of 11 was excellent and the waitress made no fuzz about splitting checks for each person.
I recommend the restaurant for everyone who enjoys good food in a great atmosphere.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am definitely going to head
I am definitely going to head back to HImmel's to try the pizza. The food was excellent: I was with a group of four and all of the dishes were equally wonderful. I highly recommend taking the trip.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
All 3 of us loved our meals. One said his was the best steak he ever had. I thought my pork shank was a decadent work of art. Going back to try the pizza soon -- they have a brick oven! -- if I can resist another pork shank.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Haven't lost its charm...
I was a bit skeptical when a friend from out-of-town wanted to eat at a local restaurant we could walk to from the heart of Lincoln Square. What was formerly "Pizza D.O.C." has evolved nicely to become a truly "Euro-centric" dining experience now known as "Himmel's." Both the Calamari and Antipasto appetizers were delightfully prepared to savory perfection. While my companion feasted upon the grilled salmon (wonderfully tasty) I dined upon the classic spaghetti & meatballs. The pasta was cooked to al dente perfection, dressed with a light marinara and had the requisite juicy meatballs that just melted in your mouth with every delicious bite. I plan on visiting Himmel's soon so that I may sample what I can from all offerings on their menu.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday lunch review
I picked this restaurant off the internet for my "Day in Chicago" trip. It was a Sunday and there were a lot of large family groups there celebrating. The staff did well with this and was attentive. The Sunday brunch was delicious--lots of breakfast pizza, pasta, made to order omelettes, waffles, and wonderful grilled vegetables plus lots more!. The caprese salad was delicious and the bruschetta with tomato and basil was the best I had ever had. I had never had a neapolitan pizza and it was so good! The employee who cooked the pizza even came out and asked me how it was, and made conversation. I ended the meal with the tiramisu and an espresso macchiato!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss Himmel's
We went to Himmels for the first time- wanted to take our elderly lady friend who is German.
The German family Himmel owners could not have been more warm and welcoming. Even though they were in the midst of peeling enough potatoes for 2900 pounds of potato salad for the annual Lincoln Square German fest-- they still made time for us.
Great ambiance, food, service and a place that's full of authentic hospitality.
Great for groups!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and staff! Always
Great food and staff! Always a good time at Himmels.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you for a wonderful time and terrific food - just wonderful!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday at 4:45 pm
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).
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!!!!!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent pasta and people
Have been going here for over10 years and can honestly say it has not disappointed me once. Fantastic pasta and friendly service.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVE THIS PLACE!!!
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!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM