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Edelweiss Restaurant, Norridge, IL

Edelweiss Restaurant

4.5
4.5
471 Reviews
$30 and under
German
Edelweiss German-American Restaurant is one of Chicago’s favorite German restaurants. It has been a family-owned dining destination for over 30 years.

The menu features an impressive array of traditional, well-crafted German specialties along with classics like the American steak, chicken and seafood dishes. A gluten free menu and kids menu are also available. We offer 16 beers on tap as well as a variety of craft and international beers, wine and schnapps. Our bar area is an excellent venue to watch sports and play the slot machines while enjoying our daily bar and menu specials.

Patio is first come first serve, please call the restaurant to book this reservation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    German, Beer Garden, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (708) 452-6040
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    The Edelweiss is the perfect place to host your special events and parties. Whatever the style or budget, the Edelweiss has a package that will make your event or party a time for all to remember.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Edelweiss Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs. We offer a semi-private back room can seat up to 110 guests and our seasonal beer garden can seat up to 40.
  • Private party contact
    Dawn Marotta; Private Event Coordinator : (855) 896-1614
  • Neighborhood
    Norridge
  • Cross street
    Overhill
  • Parking details
    Free parking is available in our lot, on Irving Park Road, and Joe Sieb center (located a half a block west of the restaurant).
  • Public transit
    CTA Bus 80 and 326; 10 minute ride from the CTA Blue Line Cumberland stop
  • Entertainment
    Live MusicSat 6:30pm-10:00pm Sun 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 471 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

471 Reviews
  1. Charlotte

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I reserved a table for two for my wife’s birthday. I arrived on time and was seated promptly. After that I waited 22 minutes for someone to even acknowledge us or to apologize for the wait. When the wait staff finally arrived, they stated that because of the backup in the kitchen, it would take at least an hour for any food. I understand being short staffed, but basic courtesy would dictate that someone could at least communicate this to us upon our arrival. I love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant but the service was incredibly lousy. Stop taking reservations or walk-ins if the situation in the kitchen is that bad. We ended up leaving and going somewhere else. The trip and the wait was a complete waste of time and a total disappointment. Even a fast food restaurant would at least acknowledge our presence and either say that they will be right with us, or apologize for the wait.

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  2. DonW

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful evening. I server was absolutely great.

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  3. Sandy

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a birthday reservation and had a delightful evening. Our waitress was outstanding, cheerful, and was able to handle a tremendous amount of customers , and keep Heather and everything on the plan was her sunny disposition. We all ordered the platter and everything on the platter was absolutely delicious. Edelweiss never fails to provide the best of experiences.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great atmosphere. We enjoyed the live German music.

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  5. concerneddiner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We frequented this restaurant before Covid. Our first this time back was a disaster. Parking was a problem. Service for both food and drinks was slow. The food was passable but not the quality of previous visits. It's a small thing but they are now charging for bread. That's a big mistake for me, especially when that had been part of the ambience of the place. Save a little, lose a lot. Understaffed and undisciplined does not make a good combination either. We won't be returning soon, if ever.

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  6. BrandeeK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    After not receiving our appetizer for 20 minutes I asked the server when it would come out. He then informed me that it had gone to the wrong table and that it would be out soon. He brought my salad with the wrong dressing also.

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  7. MarkC

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A really wonderful experience! Live Alpmusic complete with Alphorn and lovely staff. Food was very good and service was concise.

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  8. ChrisH

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Schweinshaxe is not what I expected, but other things are for sure extremely delicious! The wurst platter, the salad, the German fries, the beer!! The servers were rly nice and sweet, and the whole circumstance are super entertaining and traditional.

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  9. GlennS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for German food. One of the last good German restaurants left.

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  10. NapaN

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazingly authentic German food. Incredible selection of German beers on tap.

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  11. briann

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Couldn't have enjoyed my meal anymore than I did! Delicious!

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  12. Makio

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    For a restaurant that has been around for many, many years, it is still a great place to get authentic German cuisine. The staff are all very friendly and accommodating. There were so many good items on the menu, it was difficult to choose. The potato pancakes were so good! We were there in late afternoon on a Friday and the restaurant was quite empty and quiet. By 5:30, the place was filled and a musician was playing the accordion, so it became almost too noisy to carry on a conversation, but we all had a good time.

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  13. MarshaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, excellent service, old world charm. The menu is hearty German cuisine with a good variety of beers and wines to accompany any meal.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Typical authentic German feel with authentic German food taste. Our server was good.

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  15. DavidN

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This very family friendly restaurant was packed on a Thursday night with families and couples. The food was delicious with both my partner and I enjoying the Wiener schnitzel. In the past I love their stroganoff. Soup was homemake and the salad looked delicious. I always have to pace myself here because this is not for the diet conscious. Once I came very hungry and opened with the soup, the potato pancakes, and then a full dinner. Left very full. Love this place!

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  16. CrystalM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was okay. Decent German food. Service was a bit slow at first.

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  17. JimS

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been dining here since it opened about 40+ years ago…have never been disappointed ! A real gem for German cuisine!

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  18. CraigA

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun German dining experience! The food was delicious and the overall vibe, thanks to the strolling accordion and trumpet players, was fun and welcoming. Service was good and not rushed at all. Lots of menu choices and a great German wine list. Will definitely go back!

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  19. NikkiD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Ordered Pork Shank and potato pancakes. Not as good as I expected… pork has no taste, and potato pancakes were oily….

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  20. ScottZ

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just came back from Germany. Edelweiß satisfies my cravings for real German food in between trips. The portions are American sized and good to share.

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  21. Jules

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a bit disappointed in the liver bacon and onions. 4 of us had it, the other 2 liked their food

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried a wide variety of food and beers, and nothing that came out left us dissatisfied. As for the atmosphere, we specifically went because we saw Gabriel from the group Alpine Thunder at another venue. He was so much fun there and he was just as fun and entertaining at this place as well. Good food, good fun and good people.

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  23. JaniceB

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of 6 and had a very enjoyable evening. Didn’t feel rushed but service was excellent

    1 person found this helpful

  24. TimS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great music, great waitress , and just a great place

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. My family's been dining here for decades and we always try to come back at least once a year. We absolutely love it every time. You can always count on great service, food, and live music.

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  26. Jo10

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the service was great and entertainment was so fun!!

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  27. Toni

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great! But the bus boys kept trying to pick up our plates before we were even done very annoying.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been coming here the last few years since my trips to Germany, Austria and Switzerland . Every time I dine here I’m taken back once I take the first sip of beer , taste of appetizer, and bite of entree. The music and awesome musicians along with their engagement with the audience make for an overall experience to look forward to. My family and I also enjoy seeing the parties taking place which only add to the overall dynamic. Overall the place is consistent with their quality of food, beer and entertainment which I appreciate and along with the fact the place is very welcoming to everyone, which is also greatly appreciated. I’ll be coming back for as long as I can. Prost!

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  29. sundaybrunch

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Octoberfest vibe. Great food and great German beer & wine. Good soup and appetizers. The restaurant is very nicely decorated and very homey feel to it. The band was playing during our stay which was very fun. Good service as well. Great dining experience.

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  30. MC2Naperville

    Chicago

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun night with dear friends and delicious food, service and entertainment.

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  31. RF1948

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, entertainment was fun, service was very slow. Waiter seemed overwhelmed, but tried his best to please. We did have a fun Oktoberfest

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  32. GallagherM

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent and authentic. Fun place during October with live entertainment. Service is very slow. They clearly do not have enough wait staff. Lots of staff for bringing and clearing food, but you have to flag down servers to place or enquire about orders.

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  33. TimD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent classic German fair. Lively atmosphere as it was Oktoberfest. Lots of fun.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Oktoberfest lunch! Great service. So fun!

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  35. Joemc

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We went last Saturday (October 2023) and it was horrible experience. Sat on patio. Took 20 min to get water and an hour to get first drink. We were a party of eight that has been enjoying the food here for years. Bathrooms - both men and women were destroyed. Unfortunately we had 3 appetizers and decided to leave. Server never apologized or acknowledged what a disaster he provided. Will be very cautious to return.

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  36. Disappointed

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for Oktoberfest. Understaffed-too many tables per server. Food fair. Kitchen backed up so service slow. Entertainment good. Restaurant had VERY bad plumbing issues that weren't resolved from a earlier in the day.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food, fun Octoberfest. Music was great

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  38. GeradO

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Where to start. We invited our friends here for Octoberfest. The toilets didn’t work and we’re overflowing with waste . The air conditioning did not work . We were charged for several items we didn’t order. Our waitress waitress was new, which is fine, but should have been working with someone more experienced to show her the ropes. I don’t know if there are new owners , but the food and service have nosedived. The pork was not edible. Look for other options.

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  39. Agedwine

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great traditional German food, but also new dishes… an Octoberfest to remember.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious German food, wine and beer, music and Octoberfest celebration. Well done!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Edelweiss Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Edelweiss Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 452-6040.

Edelweiss Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 471 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Edelweiss Restaurant

7650 W Irving Park Rd, Norridge, IL 60706

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Overhill
  • Neighborhood
    Norridge
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    German, Beer Garden, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free parking is available in our lot, on Irving Park Road, and Joe Sieb center (located a half a block west of the restaurant).
  • Public transit
    CTA Bus 80 and 326; 10 minute ride from the CTA Blue Line Cumberland stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live MusicSat 6:30pm-10:00pm Sun 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (708) 452-6040
  • Catering
    The Edelweiss is the perfect place to host your special events and parties. Whatever the style or budget, the Edelweiss has a package that will make your event or party a time for all to remember.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Edelweiss Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs. We offer a semi-private back room can seat up to 110 guests and our seasonal beer garden can seat up to 40.
  • Private party contact
    Dawn Marotta; Private Event Coordinator : (855) 896-1614
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