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For 2
Date
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7:00 PM
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Edelweiss Restaurant

4.4
77 reviews
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$30 and under
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German
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  • Authentic
  • Great Beer
  • Comfort Food
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

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Edelweiss is celebrating Father’s Day all weekend: June 15th - 17th! We will be featuring live music, beer flights, and a special dad and kids World Cup party on Saturday afternoon. Why not create a memory with family and friends and join in the festivities? Make your reservation today!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 77 People Are Saying
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food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

great place great people very good food and drinks

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Dinner was an early Mother’s Day meal .

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Service was slow. Food was fair.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter dinner. Food was good.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Birthday dinner

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome food and atmosphere! Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been going to Edelweiss for years...since I was a little girl. And we bring our kids here now. Wonderful German food and often good solid German music. The house manager is terrific and she really cares to make everyone have a great dining experience. Many of the wait staff have been there for a number of years so they are solid with the service. LOVE this great longtime establishment on the far NW side/Norridge!

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1.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I am extremely disappointed in our reservation at Edelweiss. I am not sure if it was Open Tables mistake or the restaurant. I had a reservation for a special occasion on Friday, Feb 9th. I received an e-mail confirmation as well as text notifications reminding me of the reservation. When we arrived, the restaurant was CLOSED. Closed! I received no communication of this closure. This ruined my night and special occasion. Ended up at Millers Restaurant that was near by. They took us right away and was the best service ever! Not sure if I would recommend using Open Table or visiting this restaurant again.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Authentic German food and atmosphere. It’s one of a kind! They truly treat you like family. It’s a warm and fun experience!

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Food tasted reheated.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good authentic German food!!... The ambiance of this place makes you feel like you are in a German village .. Service is good with a nice list of alcohol.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Looking for an authentic old school German restaurant? They are that, but with a slightly upscale touch to the food. Service was good, seating comfortable, and food delicious. The desserts seemed like they were prepared by a pastry chef rather than just scooped or cut out of a store bought container. Would like to come back and experience dinner with live music on a weekend.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent service and food! Look forward to visiting again soon

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Love Edelweiss for our holiday family dinner. Decorations are lovely. Great Service but to be honest the food was just OK. I think I remember the food being better. I had the Chicken Kiev and so did my Daughter in Law. It was dry and tough. I won't order it again, not for $18.00 per plate. The soup was good and they always put bread on the table.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

My wife and I had a nice dinner at Edelweiss! We enjoyed all beautiful Christmas decorations. Our meal was great and the server and hostess were very attentive. If you’re looking for a nice German meal with atmosphere this is the place!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Outstanding all the way around. The service is incredible!

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2017

The wife and I enjoyed the good German food, beer and wine. We had a friendly waitress that we could chat with because the early evening hour meant the place was not terribly busy. We don’t live in the neighborhood and had to drive 45 minutes to get to the restaurant, but it was worth it.

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