Edelweiss Restaurant

4.5
88 reviews
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$30 and under
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German
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  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
German, Beer Garden, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(708) 452-6040
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Dawn Marotta; Private Event Coordinator : (855) 896-1614
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Overhill
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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).
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Public transit
CTA Bus 80 and 326; 10 minute ride from the CTA Blue Line Cumberland stop
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Entertainment
Live Music
Sat 6:30pm-10:00pm
Sun 3:00pm-7:00pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 88 People Are Saying
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1 review
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Edelweiss for over 20 years. We can always count on great food and the wonderful staff.

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DM
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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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GH
1 review
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask to be seated where Tomas’s is your server. He goes above and beyond the call of duty!

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DM
Chicago
31 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Staff is always super friendly. One of the best places for authentic German food.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service

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EC
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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GD
Chicago
1 review
3.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

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m
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i enjoyed my dinner with my family their very much the service 100% GREAT AND THANK YOU AGAIN GREAT FOOD

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RF
1 review
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Really nice people.
Been there before and will return.

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HG
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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Chicago
21 reviews
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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DT
Chicago
6 reviews
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted authentic German food in NW suburbs of Chicago with some old world atmosphere. Loved it

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LA
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was awesome. The pretzel was a delightful and the experience was awesome .I highly recommend this restaurant.

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JS
Chicago
7 reviews
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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R
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place great people very good food and drinks

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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BS
1 review
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic German food, great ambiance, and friendly service! They are attentive but not overbearing. Always a wonderful time!

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T
Chicago
1 review
4.0Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was an early Mother’s Day meal .

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DB
Denver
4 reviews
3.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was slow. Food was fair.

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SS
Chicago
1 review
4.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
3.0Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

So very authentic. If it’s authentic German you’re looking for it should get five stars.

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J
Chicago
4 reviews
3.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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PS
Chicago
6 reviews
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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A
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious our server was fantastic all around great service from everyone. Looking forward to going back soon.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food at a great well-renowned German restaurant!

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CK
Chicago
2 reviews
3.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Went for Easter dinner. Food was good.

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f
Indiana
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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KV
Chicago
2 reviews
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and atmosphere! Service was excellent.

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S
Chicago
14 reviews
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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..

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WA
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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NC
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Edelweiss. Great food. Great service. Perfect ambiance.

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AJ
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Chicken schnitzel was great! Other good dishes include shwienbrauten, and rouladen.

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B
Chicago
7 reviews
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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s
Chicago
8 reviews
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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l
Chicago
2 reviews
4.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

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.

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