Edelweiss Restaurant

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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

1/2 Price Featured Appetizer Fridays

Enjoy one of our 1/2 Price Featured Appetizers available on Fridays 12-4p in our bar area.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 18, 2019

Ends: January 19, 2118

Availability: Fri 12:00PM-4:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine with us on Thanksgiving Day and enjoy our a la carte menu or family style (parties of 6 or more) turkey dinner carved table side with all the trimmings. Live music from 2-6pm.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for the month of December and enjoy holiday favorites including roasted goose, rindsrouladen, and our schnitzel sampler.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a spectacular evening including a prix-fixe five course modern German menu, complimentary champagne toast and live entertainment for the price of $49.95 per guest (excludes tax, gratuity, beverages and liquor).

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 248 People Are Saying
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m
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for get togethers with family and friends. We enjoyed the goulash soup, the outstanding pretzel, wiener schnitzel and terrific strudel for dessert. It's always a pleasure to dine at this tried and true neighborhood treasure.

DD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with the whole day, felt like I was in Germany, good beer , great food and our server was very good. My first time eating authentic German food and really enjoyed it. Drove 50 miles and it was worth it, will go back again

TE
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good Beer, Good food
Missing a little Gemütlichkeit

CF
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Wait staff attentive and very friendly. Next time will come to hear the German band.

EK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though there was music for October Fest with the band, it was very conversation friendly for our group. The food, staff and ambiance were all great. We will be back!

WA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Delicious beer. Great service. Nice, pleasant music. What else to expect from good restaurant.

LL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and awesome beer. Also, Josephine is an awesome waitress.

BH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere.
Ample portions- enough for left overs!
Will be back.

JJ
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony behind the bar and Josephine, the best waitress are always excellent. Well worth the trip for authentic German cuisine and a large variety of real German beers.

TK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening celebrating my daughter's birthday. Food and service at Edelweiss was excellent as always. Live music and entertainment by Alpine Thunder was outstanding also.

GM
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a "must go to" for German Food and Bier and Octoberfest!

DW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

In the past, one of our favorite places for family celebrations. This time, though, it was a disaster. Too many tables crammed together --- to the point that we couldn't even push our chairs out to get in or out. Not enough wait staff to service the amount of patrons. Orders confused. Food came cold --- or some things didn't ever arrive. Not the wait staff's fault --- they were overworked and trying to serve too many large groups. After two and a half hours, had to go find our server to ask for a check and some take out containers ---- and then another VERY RUDE server told us we had to leave because we had gone over the two-hour limit (which we were never informed of). In fact, our server gave us the dessert menu at the two hour and fifteen minute mark --- and we waited another 15 minutes for the desserts to arrive. When the rude server told us we had to leave, I told her I was waiting to get my credit card returned --- and waited another ten minutes for that. It was not our fault that dinner went that long --- not enough help!! And, to top it off, we were there to also hear the music for Oktoberfest --- which never happened. The band sat on the stage and drank for over an hour without playing. We left without hearing a note --- which made our 94 year old father, who's birthday we were there to celebrate, extremely unhappy. We knew from past experience it is a very expensive place and accept that if the food and service are good. We were seeking best possible celebration for our father. NEVER going to Edelweiss again. Epic fail all the way around.

GK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was not very hot like it had been sitting waiting for the server to pick up and take to the table. Some of the meat choices (especially the Schnitzel) were dry and probably overcooked. I felt like $110.00 for a meal for 4 was an overpayment for the quality we received

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was excellent as well as food and service
Definitely will be back

M
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Genuine Germany food ...however the liver dumpling soup was bland. Hugh portions enough for two meals.

OT
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just a lunch out with my wife and sister. The Jager Schnitzel, Weiner Schnitzel and Sauerbraten entrees were all excellent with large portions. Very good food!

J
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice time at dinner on Saturday night during the Oktoberfest celebration. The services was truly outstanding and the food was very good. The beer selection was also 'top notch'. We'll be back!

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Do not like valet parking should have more than disabled parking space also hard to get around in with cane or walker tight space

BM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Octoberfest so had German band playing made it a lot of fun but at times a little loud to talk. Great food - got the Schnitzel sampler and could try chicken, pork, and veal schnitzel that were all wonderful. Great soup that comes with and choice of two sides. Wonderful place. About the 8th time I have been there as I live out of town but will be back

RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific Octoberfest entertainment and beer. The waitress was very pleasant and provided good service.

WA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edelweiss is always great but during Oktoberfest it is terrific. The entertainment was also extremely fun.

J
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Great food an service. Will be heading back there soon.

H
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at restaurant and we were not disappointed. Since it was a Sunday, our 1 PM meal was a dinneer and we all took home leftovers. Great service and food.

b
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went with friends based on a previous visit and were greatly disappointed by the food. I had the veiner schnitzel which was so tough I could barely eat it and didn’t. It was tough, over cooked and very dry. Like it was old and reheated. The red cabbage was great and the potato salad as well. I was very embarrassed when our guest had to dunk her schnitzel in her red cabbage to make it edible.

OT
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family reunion midday Sunday for 20 people. Very good service and food. Our event was a great success.

KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went here for Oktoberfest/reunion with my siblings. Although it was kind of hectic with wonderful German music and lots of people having fun, we got our beer and food quickly and with great hospitality. Had a fun time and ate delicious food.

T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The service was excellent. I wish I could remember our servers name. She was incredibly efficient & sooooo nice.

T
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for October fest. Authentic German music, food and beer. Who could ask for more! Best German food around. Wait staff if very nice and efficient.

DT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and plentiful. The staff was extremely helpful and very friendly. Price was comparable to others in the area. Will definitely go back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun for the whole family! Was craving German food and found Edelweise. Took our 3 young kids along. Right from the moment we entered we were treated like family. Dawn, the hostess was so helpful, seated us at a great table, brought some toys and coloring books for the kids. We ordered the pretzel as an app, it was great! Husband got sauerbraten, I got sausages, everything was authentic and well made. Food was served with a delicious carrot soup, and German style bread. Stayed a bit for the band, which was fun, wished we could have stayed longer. Between the warm welcome, hospitality and good food (definitely did not leave hungry!) it felt like we were eating at a relative’s house for a large family gathering...will definitely be back.

MB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun German restaurant and bar. Really nice, attentive staff. I had a sampler and tried many German dishes and they were all authentic. The band was fun and the evening was a real throwback.

BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A wonderful German feel and atmosphere. The food was very good, just like my grandmothers. The waitress was attentive, knowledgeable and provided excellent service. good German food is hard to come by and they succeed.

AH
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really authentic. The food was great, but the service was outstanding. Dawn, the manager, was incredibly hospitable and Josephine, our server, was not only accommodating to our kids but was so caring to my elderly German in laws too. We will definitely go back.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love dawn and her staff. great german food. and johnny wagner for entertainment.

a
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We come to the area every year for the Petersen Classic bowling tournament, but it’s become more like we go ahead and bowl just so we can eat at Edelweiss! Josephine is our favorite waitress and the food is awesome.

AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been there in many years. It was an awesome experience!

CK
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our aunt for her birthday, and she loved it! The food was good, the waitress was wonderful, and we had a great time.

AM
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good place for family gathering! Some great beers on tap. Food ok! Delightful service.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great as always!

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