Edelweiss Restaurant

4.6
97 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 97 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We really had a great first time experience at Edelweiss, the food was extraordinary and the Decour very cool :-) Monica our server was very knowledgeable of the food, recommendations and caring of drinks with our meal. Dawn the hostess/manager was so welcoming and made us feel welcomed with personal attention and she was a great representative of the restaurant. We really look forward to going back and enjoy this fine dining. If you can order the cream of mushroom soup if they have it available, it was the best I have ever had!! Overall a great night!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant and food was great along with service. Dawn the manager was awesome.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Lunch special.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Our server waited to bring our soup and salads till right before our meal was served. Other than that food was delicious, the accordion player amusing, fun night

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

This was our 4th ANNUAL visit to Edelweiss. We come for The Petersen Classic bowling tournament, but the highlight of the visit has now become the dinner at Edelweiss. The food is always phenomenal, but the fact that Josi (sp?) remembers us every year makes it all that much more special. Their service is terrific and Kayla (sp?) did a superb job that made us feel like weekly, regular customers. We'll be back again next year on August 10th, so start blocking out our table space now!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

The restaurant was recommended by a friend and I'm glad we went. The folks at the bar and the restaurant are all very friendly and accommodating and the food was fantastic. I have been to Germany & Austria several times and can honestly say the Weiner Schnitzel I had was as good and delicious than any I had in Europe. Their imported beer selection is very extensive and on draft and the ambiance was very good. I would highly recommend Edelweiss Restaurant.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great smoked salmon. Calamari was not as good as in past, greasy. Salad- reliable home made dressings.
Wiener schnitzel with egg. Well prepared. Red cabbage - good. Spaetzle - good.
Sprecher root beer float - good addition. Music on Saturday evenings. Still a reliable place.
Maybe a new chef in training currently. Appreciate summer desserts in addition to regular ones.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

I’m so glad we found Edelweiss! Their biergarten was welcoming, the food was delicious and the service excellent. I’ll be back for Oktoberfest!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Edelweiss is always a great experience from the German ambiance to the great German food. My mom loves going here.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Incredible service

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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 on May 20, 2018

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 on May 19, 2018

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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