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.
We have been going to Edelweiss for over 20 years. We can always count on great food and the wonderful staff.
The food was AWESOME (we all had the Edelweiss plate and couldn't find a problem with any of the items)! We felt as if we were dining in a German tavern.
The owner, Dawn, is a bundle of friendliness, wrapped up in enthusiasm and engagement. Our server, Josephine, is an absolute gem...knowledgeable, friendly and authentic. The hostess was very attentive to our needs & took care of everything before we needed to ask.
The accordionist was wonderful and the music just added to the ambiance/setting - not too loud and not too soft and excellent selections for a dining experience.
We will be back!
Ask to be seated where Tomas’s is your server. He goes above and beyond the call of duty!
Great service! Staff is always super friendly. One of the best places for authentic German food.
Edelweiss has delicious authentic German cuisine. The restaurant has an upscale feel and very helpful staff. Parking can be an issue, particularly on special event days. I took my mother here for her birthday and she will not stop raving about it to every person she meets and is already planning on her next trip.
The staff was extremely friendly and courteous. I cannot recall any other dining experience that has made me feel more at home!
The food was delicious, well prepared and presented.
I look forward to visiting again.
I'm sorry to say but Schnitzel was the worst I've had in a very long while. Their chef needs to go online and watch Figlmueller's (in Vienna) Youtube videos making pork Schnitzel. Mine was the toughest I've ever had; there was very little if any flavor and no amount of lemon worked to give it any. The German fries need to be sliced, not cubed. Their Strudel is awful too...tough and has to be eaten with a sharp knife.
i enjoyed my dinner with my family their very much the service 100% GREAT AND THANK YOU AGAIN GREAT FOOD
Wonderful setting for a birthday party. They had a balloon on the table and brought out a sparkler on the German chocolate cake. Food was delicious. Music was fun. Such a great time.
Great food. Great service. Really nice people.
Been there before and will return.
Since I am of German descent, I always go back to the Edelweiss the capture the feeling of my families Homeland. It does a great job because of good people great food and good entertainment.
I hadn't been here in a long time so we went on a whim. It did not disappoint! Live music including accordion (!) which we really enjoyed. great food, it was the "Asparagus Festival" which my husband loves. He loved the asparagus soup, loved the asparagus/hollandaise schnitzel. I got the port schnitzel w/ sour kraut and german potato salad. All delicious! plus they were walking around with free samples of Lagunitas watermelon beer, which we subsequently ordered after tasting. All over great evening!
Wanted authentic German food in NW suburbs of Chicago with some old world atmosphere. Loved it
The experience was awesome. The pretzel was a delightful and the experience was awesome .I highly recommend this restaurant.
Edelweiss is our “go to” for Mother’s Day for several years now. Particularly good for authentic German food, many exciting seasonal and special menu items.
great place great people very good food and drinks
Fantastic German food, great ambiance, and friendly service! They are attentive but not overbearing. Always a wonderful time!
Dinner was an early Mother’s Day meal .
Service was slow. Food was fair.
Classic German-American fare served in a comfortable albeit "cheesy" surroundings. Service was great -- people are exceedingly nice. And food is well prepared, though not flashy or trendy. Good ol' German food in a restaurant that takes you back to a different era for Germans living in Chicago. Enjoyed it!
So very authentic. If it’s authentic German you’re looking for it should get five stars.
After missing my favorite all time German restaurant Mirabeks we decided to try edilweis. Both my mom and I were dreaming of a great big plate of weiner schnitzel. This wasn’t up to snuff. It looked like it was deep fried instead of pan fried and ice had to ask for gravy. The red cabbage and spatele weren’t very tasty either. Had an odd taste to them. My son had the leftovers and didn’t like them either. It’s too bad I really enjoined the ambiance.
We found the Edelweiss just 2.5 miles from our meeting location. From the ease of making a reservation via Open Table to the goodbyes from everyone as we left, it was a great choice. The service was excellent; the food was outstanding. Our team meets quarterly in Chicago and we will definitely make a return visit to the Edelweiss!
We were there for a birthday celebration and like usual the food and the service was amazing. They made my daughter feel special on her birthday and brought out a dessert with a sparkler which she immediately snap chatted!! Thank you overall for a great meal and making her day perfect but especially Dawn who had every detail including balloons!! I literally can’t say enough but can’t wait to go back.
Food was delicious our server was fantastic all around great service from everyone. Looking forward to going back soon.
Great service and great food at a great well-renowned German restaurant!
Went for Easter dinner. Food was good.
Awesome food and atmosphere! Service was excellent.
Authentic German food and atmosphere. Wonderful food, true German recipes, live music on the weekend. Service is great, casual. Free off street parking, outside beer garden, draft German beers, slot machines, and lots of FUN..
Edelweiss is a really good German food place. Went with some great friends and we all enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was food as always.
The staff was excellent! Owner came to our table to make sure everything was okay. I had the duck which was okay but had better. The soup and sides were delicious and my other guests were happy with there main dishes. Ashley was so sweet and personable. Overall, great experience. Will go back but I’ll try another main dish.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Edelweiss. Great food. Great service. Perfect ambiance.
The atmosphere is the best. You really feel so welcome by everyone from the hostess to the waiter to the owner. We have only been there twice but we're treated like family. And of course the food is great. amazing portions. And you can't go wrong with their beer choices.
Chicken schnitzel was great! Other good dishes include shwienbrauten, and rouladen.
It was great spot to meet for a birthday lunch and did not disappoint. There’s plenty of parking, a big positive in the City. Service was excellent and the food was great. Our table went completely quiet when the food was served as we all were enjoying it. The soup was very tasty and the different schnitzels people had were done well. The spaetzle and red cabbage were a terrific taste and texture combination. The restaurant had put balloons on the table ahead of time and, after the meal, brought warm chocolate cake with ice cream to the birthday boy with forks for all of us.
I highly recommend Edelweiss. We will be back!
Very nice German restaurant, particularly what with so many in the Chicago area having closed in recent years. Good food, friendly people- what's not to like.
Our server was Marion and she was rude and had a bad attitude. Any question you asked her it seemed like you were bothering her. Food was good but the rude service makes you not want to come here. Marion needs a attitude adjustment.