Boeufhaus

4.5
143 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
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Boeufhaus is a Chicago restaurant that serves a unique blend of German and French cuisine. The meat served at Boeufhaus is grass-fed, sustainably and responsibly raised to produce the best-tasting artisanal dishes. The menu changes seasonally to reflect availability, as the restaurant strives to provide a farm-to-table experience.

The menu at Boeufhaus frequently features starters such as fried perch with sauerkraut or chicken liver gnocchi with black currant jus. Enjoy a rib eye or filet a la carte or try one of the other meals, such as the duck breast or seared scallops. Sides include seasonal vegetables, roasted mushrooms, pumpkin sp�etzle or the boeuf fat fries.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, Contemporary German, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

We are a 34 seat restaurant, so space is limited! This means we ask the following:
We may seat reservations for 1 to 3 people at the bar.
For parties of 4 or more, we require a credit card on file and may charge a $50 fee to guests that do not cancel with 24 hour notice.
We ask all reservations be confirmed.
We do not hold a table for any reservation past 15 minutes, and do not guarantee immediate seating if the party is late.
We ask that parties of two persons the reservation length does not exceed 90 minutes, and reservations of 3 or more persons reservation length does not exceed 2 hours.
Reservations are accepted and walk-ins are always welcome!
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Phone number
(773) 661-2116
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Ahern
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Cross street
Augusta
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Valet Parking coming soon...
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Public transit
Western Ave & Augusta Ave Bus Stops
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
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NL
Chicago
3 reviews
Reviewed on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

LOVE this restaurant. Fantastic wine list and service. All the dishes besides the steak (which was delicious) are so good.

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H
Chicago
4 reviews
Reviewed on November 25, 2017
Overall 1food service ambience

When we arrived about 10 minutes late for our reservation, the hostess gave us the stink eye and suggested that we may not be seated. Mind you, at this time of the evening, 3/4 of the tables were empty. After a few more minutes of consternation, she reluctantly seated us. We were told that we could not open our own bottle of wine, even with a corkage fee because the Boeufhaus wine list was so special. We were then served glasses of red wine that tasted as if they came from the cooler of a gas station convenience store. Service was downright rude start to finish. Steaks were ok but overpriced. Highlight of the meal was the salad. Needless to say, we won't be back. Far better options for steak in Chicago.

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DT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWESOME! Best dish was hands down the short rib beignets~

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JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing from start to finish! Service was on point and what a beautiful establishment. Definitely recommending to all my friends and clients!

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SJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Not your traditional steakhouse but one of the best, even though there are so many steak options in the city. Short rib beignets are fantastic and steak tartare is excellent. 55-day aged ribeye is good to share and perfectly cooked, served with great sauces on the side (which you may not need).

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LW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waiter Adrien & the sommilier were wonderful in taking great care of us. Food was amazing.

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BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I don't go to steak houses very often, but I'm very glad we went to this one. Started with the pate which was slightly smoky and delightful. My dad got the 55 day aged cut and it was like a good wine. The flavor had a beginning, a middle and an end. Just an interesting experience having never tried aged beef before. I had the New York Strip and it was cooked perfectly. Flavor was very nice and the texture was brilliant. Mushrooms on the side were good as were the leek spaetzle. It seems a bit loud in the room, but not like club loud. Just boisterous people I guess. Come for the steak, you will not be disappointed.

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DI
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This was the second time I have visited the restaurant. I was there when it first opened. It was good and wanted to give it another try. Unfortunately, I find it way over priced and the servings too small for the amount paid ($54 for 2 slices of filet - no sides). The music being played was too loud and was more of hard rock in nature. Service was also somewhat slow.

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KD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

very expensive for what you get. We ordered the most expensive steak on the menu, aged 55 days and it came sliced up, seemed like some of it was even missing. fries were good. $8 per side everything should be delicious. The mushrooms were greasy.

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AL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Chicago. Food is exceptional - they do what they do at a very high caliber- and the service is at the highest level I've experienced. I also love the mood and vibe of the place. To me the outdoor is unnecessary on that block and doesn't capture the fantastic mood of inside.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The wine list was great. The food was really well designed. The service was fantastic and very professional. We sat at the bar.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, the service was 5 star and every dish we ordered was perfect!

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great time here

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G
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the aged ribeye!

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EC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The unpronounceable Boeufhaus was great. Compared to LA dining, with its ridiculously trendy menus and pretentious servers, Boeufhaus offered straight up, no-frills delicious steaks and sides. The lady and I enjoyed the polenta with escargot; creamy, simple polenta topped with a dusting of crunchy snail bits in a tomato sauce. This was followed by a 22 oz. 55-day aged ribeye, which I'm still talking about 4 days later. Perfectly cooked, incredibly tender, and wonderfully substantial. I went a little nuts on the side dishes (roasted mushrooms, cauliflower gratin, and boeuf fat fries) but all were good, despite the fries being a bit soggy. Our waiter was VERY attentive, if a bit pushy about trying to get me to order a drink. Two notes on atmosphere: don't expect it to be quiet on a Saturday night. This should go without saying, but some may expect a more intimate vibe. Nope. Its loud. Secondly, I'm sure the management wasn't expecting 90 degree Chicago heat that night, but they need to figure out their air conditioning. Sweltering inside the restaurant. The flavors and service made up for that though. Would definitely swing by again.

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M
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing especially the 55 day aged steak which we split as it was 22oz. The cauliflower gratin was flavorful and we wanted more! The staff was incredibly accommodating would highly recommend.

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D
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boeufhaus was impeccable! There are so many top-notch steakhouses in Chicago that it has become difficult to find one that sets itself apart. Boeufhaus has accomplished this. It's small, dim and feels exclusive.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The beef tartare, béarnaise sauce (for the steak frites) and vegetables with the duck were all salty. The duck was overcooked and tough to chew. The brownie dessert was fine and so were the oysters.

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CB
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is one of the best places!
Go, have apps, entrees and go back and eat everything you didn't get the 1st time!

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just had the most amazing meal at Boeufhaus!! The Short Rib Beignets were a perfect start to our meal. Loved the natural jus for dipping. For mains, my husband had a salmon special while I had Steak Frites-- both were well seasoned and delicious. We also had the decadent Cauliflower Gratin, which was over the top -- similar to a rich and creamy mac and cheese. To end our meal we shared the Brown Sugar Boudin. I totally loved this dessert- it was the perfect amount of sweet and crunchy. If you haven't been, you must try this restaurant!!!

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R
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small, intimate restaurant with great beef. High noise level to go with excellent food. Try the beignets to start. Lunch can be great with spectacular sandwiches: best roast beef sandwich I have ever had

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was yummy

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GG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I really wanted to love this place since there has been such a hype. The shortrib beignets which they are known for were surprisingly bland without the dipping sauce. The octopus was extremely dry to the extent that we should have sent it back. The steaks are higher priced than most of the fine dining steakhouses I've been to but they did not deliver. I was expecting one of the best steaks I've had unfortunately I was more impressed by the bordelaise and au poivre that accompanied them. The dessert finished strong with a rye brownie that had the perfect texture and balance.

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

From the moment we showed up, the hostess told us we had 1 hour and 15 min to enjoy our meal and then would be asked to move to the bar. we were 15 min late to reservation, because it was heavy traffic from the city. They rushed the entire experience, had to order all at once before we even had been offered a cocktail. The food was over priced and served cold. The waiter came to check on the food long after we had eaten the cold food and seemed unapologetic by the fact that the food was cold. Food was good, but the service and lack of customer appreciation detracted from the food. For that reason, I would not recommend unless they fix their service.

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Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Can we make geographical restrictions on who is allowed to eat here? How about Logan Square, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village & West Town zip codes only? That seems fair. Everyone else can eat their beef somewhere else. If things get too good, all I ask is that the owners open a new place in the west loop, name it something else (like "Better than Bavette's"), eliminate the association and let us locals have the finest steakhouse in the city to ourselves.

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, wine list limited and slightly over priced. Beignet and Soft Shell Crab great, followed by rib eye steak that was cooked perfect with great bordelaise sauce. Service was attentive and prompt. Music selection on the Bauhaus side, a bit too loud, but cool.

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L
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had the crispy octopus to start and the rillon. Both very good! I had the 55 day aged ribeye and my wife had the filet. Both were done perfectly and very tasty. It is definitely a spot we will return to.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Steak was overpriced and undercooked. Asked for medium rare & received rare to blue.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We ordered the $82 bone-in New York strip cooked medium. It came sliced of the bone cooked rare. We had to send it back not once but twice. Because it was already sliced all the juices were gone upon reheating. It was also full of gristle. I would not go back or recommend this restaurant.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the immediate atmosphere of the restaurant when we walked in, we knew we would like the place. It's very laid-back, but it's also immediately clear that you will have a great fine-dining experience. Our server and the other servers who brought out our many rounds of food were all very down-to-earth and incredibly nice. The food was out of this world; we started with what was probably the best charcuterie I've ever had in my life. I could have eaten just that and another appetizer and been satisfied. Do not miss the short-rib beignets, I can't even put into words how delicious they are. We also got the 55-day dry-aged ribeye and I couldn't get enough. We got a bottle of red wine and a small cake for a birthday desert that I wish I could describe. From start to finish, we had an absolutely amazing time. The price is spot on for the quality of food and service. I literally have no complaints and if I could give it an extra star I would. I can't wait to come back.

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R
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with great service and a very well done wine and drink list.

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c
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Liked the atmosphere quite a bit; good music, nice decor. Food wasn't quite as good as I'd hoped, but it certainly wasn't bad. I didn't really care for any of the beef dishes (including the much-praised beignets---they were really dry), but the side dishes and vegetables were tasty, especially the cauliflower gratin. That dish was terrific. Meal was well-paced, and the service was top notch. Delicious drinks, too!

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c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food and terrific service. FInally a steakhouse for people who care about the sides as much as they care about their steak. Also, it was great to have a "steakhouse" version of aged bone-in ribeye that was also grass fed and not factory raised, fed only corn, etc. My only critique that comes in the form of question is this: couldn't this be a little bit less expensive? Maybe the steak: no? But I wonder if they couldn't lighten up on the prices of some of the apps and other items to make up for the likely necessary price on the beef. Maybe not - I'll go back either way but not as often as I might if I could sense that it was a better value. Fantastic spot, though. Don't get me wrong!

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JE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Middle of the road starters, USDA (i.e. Outback quality) choice NY strip at prime prices, outstanding duck breast, incredible service from Paul, terrible desserts. I generally expect more when I spend $250 for 2 on 3 courses and a couple drinks.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love both lunch and dinner- but you cannot beat the incredible deal at lunch! The sandwiches and the BURGER (off-menu item) are so delicious, as well as the salads and other non-beefy items. You won't find a better wine or beer selection in the hood, especially for lunch!! Service and ambience are right where they should be. We are constantly trying to plan our next visit.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience! The short rib beignets are a favorite along with the leek spaetzel, filet and cauliflower gratin. We love the house Cab Franc and whatever the server suggests is always a win.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 4

Our bill was $250 for 3 people. We were told after ~90 minutes that they needed our table for the next sitting and more or less kicked out.

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AM
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We love it for lunch but dinner didn't impress. Plus it was so loud, why is the music so darn loud??

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RC
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Cool neighborhood place. Very laid back. Good service. Steaks are not great. Not bad - more like average. Little pricey for the quality but not a bad experience.

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was really good but overpriced and this coming from a guy that dropped $150 on their 50 oz bone in ribeye.

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