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Himmel's

4.3
188 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
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From the owners of the original Pizza D.O.C., we welcome you to Himmel’s. In 2014, we have expanded our menu to include many more authentic German dishes that are receiving rave reviews from customers. When you walk into our restaurant, we want you to feel like you are at home. Our amazing wood-burning oven is the first of its kind in the city of Chicago. The oven is straight from Rome and has been making authentic pizzas and breads for more then 16 years. The flavor profile this culinary vessel brings to pizza is so spectacular; we just couldn’t let our other foods get jealous. So we started to experiment and found that our specials have been such a hit, we wanted to make them a more permanent fixture.Our wood-burning oven will still be churning out our famous Roman style pizzas made with the freshest ingredients, handcrafted and baked in a 700-degree oak burning brick oven. We pride ourselves on our outstanding food cuisine and service. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, Italian, German
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Closed Monday.
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(773) 784-8777
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What 188 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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Ebber (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Where else can you get "Hacksen" (Pork shank)? Everything's good here. Next time it's the Rahm Schnitzel. Service is great, nice bar.

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Patrick (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

LOVE THIS PLACE! Great German Food, Pizza is good too. Definitely will be going back.

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Todd (Chicago)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

We have always loved Himmel’s we were the only ones in the restaurant (early birds) and the ambient music was too loud. It got better when the live singer started.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Happy to be able to bring my father in law in from out of town and have enjoy a wonderful meal in such a welcoming environment with some great live entertainment.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent spot for families. Delicious food, live band, great service. We will be visiting here again.

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David (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was very good and it was unique to have a choice between Italian and German cuisine. The service was very slow and the waitress apologized saying that several large tables had been seated at the same time. I have a feeling that their kitchen is not the fastest. Given the great food we will return to see and perhaps try something from their pizza oven.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was good except for calamari appetizer which was rubbery and tasteless. Not well prepared. Entrees very good.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Is it German? Is it Italian? It’s BOTH, done very well. Went before a show at Old Town School of Folk Music, time was tight, they got us served very efficiently and as friendly as could be given our time constraint. The food was absolutely delicious - the Rahm Schnitzel was crazy good, Weiner Schnitzel, same. The arancini, calamari, sausage sampler and bruschetta apps were fantastic. Decent beer selection and tiny but efficient wine list - complimentary to the food, which is the star of this place. They kept our leftovers in the fridge for us while we went to the show and we spun by afterward to pick them up and have a nightcap and then got to chat with our server from earlier about the quirky and interesting history of Himmel’s. I went back a week later with my son and his friend, a vegetarian, she was having a hard time deciding because there were so many options that either were meatless or she could ask to be meatless. Highly recommend Himmel’s. The moment you walk through the door greeted by the smell of the wood burning oven you will be hooked. Live music a few times a week but I missed both times I was there. Ask for a table away from the door, it was relatively chilly being seated there was the food was so good it didn’t matter to us.

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2piggies (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 6, 2017

Our food selections were just OK, but I think we just ordered the wrong thing. My rahmschnitzel wasn't very flavorful, and the meat was cut into chunks rather than slices, and the chunks were not all that tender. Also, the sauce didn't have much flavor. My husband's trout tasted a little too fishy. But the sides were very good and the quantities were huge. We saw a schnitzel go buy that could have fed the whole table.

Service was excellent, but we ate early and there weren't very many people there. We'll probably come again and try something different, though it's a bit of a shlep for us.

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vipLBiggie (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on November 26, 2017

Surprisingly tasty and authentic German with some Italian thrown in for good measure and variety. Meal was delicious!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, Italian, German
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Closed Monday.
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Cross street
Oakley
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(773) 784-8777
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Entertainment
Every Thursday & Friday we have live acoustic music for your dining pleasure.

Every first Wednesday of the month we have a jazz trio for our "Rack-N-Jazz"
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Catering
Please call Diana Himmel-Krewer for all of your catering needs.
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Public transit
We are just a few short blocks from the CTA Western Brown line stop.
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Executive chef
Carol A Himmel
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Please call Diana Himmel-Krewer for all of your special needs.