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Funkenhausen, Chicago, IL

Funkenhausen

4.7
4.7
750 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Funkenhausen is a modern beer hall that serves a soulful mash-up of Southern and German flavors in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. The on-tap selection of German beers offers a full expression of styles, while the wine program focuses on food-friendly, under-the-radar gems from the world’s German-speaking regions. Overhead beams and globe lights create a funky, modern beer hall effect.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 929-4727

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mark Steuer

  • Private party facilities

    Funkenhausen can seat parties of up to 16 in our semi-private front dining room. We also offer full buyouts and are flexible with groups of varying sizes. We also have a chef's table (seats up to 10 people) with special menus designed to have the kitchen interact with our guests. Email daniella@funkenhausen.com with any inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    West Town

  • Cross street

    Paulina

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Chicago Blue line stop. Ashland and Chicago bus stop

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Tuesdays: 1/2 Off All Haus Cocktails!

    Multiple dates available
    Every Tuesday, join us at Funkenhausen for 1/2-priced Haus Cocktails all evening long!
  • Wednesdays: 1/2 Off Wines By The Bottle!

    Multiple dates available
    Every Wednesday night we offer our full wine list to our guests at half price, all night long! This is a great opportunity to try our incredible selection of wines at an even more affordable cost!
  • Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm!

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every Sunday morning for our awesome brunch experience! Try our super tasty samoa doughnuts, pretzel french toast, or ball out with our steak & eggs for two and a bottle of bubbles!

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What 750 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

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  1. AW

    AndrewW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner, great service, we were celebrating my wife's promotion and they helped with glasses of champagne to welcome us. Can't wait to be back soon!
  2. MD

    MichelleD

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The waitress was passive aggressive and very rude. We ended up leaving and eating elsewhere.
  3. LF

    LantF

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Current menu is one of the best I have eaten in the existence of the restaurant. The ribs, schnitzel, fries and pretzel are staples that will never steer you wrong. The ricotta dumplings is hands down one of the best items I have had here. Unbelievable done.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the mussels! Great service.
  5. JJ

    JordinJ

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had dinner on their patio and everything was delicious. We especially loved the dumplings, corn, scallop dish, and the sauerkraut, but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The bartender made us delicious mocktails as well.
  6. X

    Xandra

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Funkenhausen was highly recommended by a friend and it lived up to expectations. The food was excellent, our server was very knowledgeable and helpful, beautiful decor - we'll be back!
  7. t

    triciag

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'd been meaning to try Funkenhausen for a while and am so glad I finally did. The food, service and decor was outstanding. I will definitely be back.
  8. S

    Stephen

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and a great overall restaurant vibe.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Second time here. I like it overall. The raclette salad needed way more cheese. The dumpling appetizer needed more dumplings. They need to get some real knives or make more tender schnitzel. Can’t cut without shaking the whole table. Server was great. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Food tasted great, though schnitzel was a bit dry and thus, tough. Despite my nit picking I would recommend.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try the mussels! They are amazing.
  11. M

    Mac2015

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The server could’ve come around a little more often but other than that it was a great experience
  12. FK

    FrankK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, ambiance, and overall experience was really incredible. It is not cheap by any means but definitely worth it and would for sure go back.
  13. RM

    RayM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummmm delish!!!!
  14. l

    ltkije

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very interesting menu. The sauces and spices covered up the flavors of expensive cuts of meat, $35 quail and $36 sea bass. The flavors were overwhelming. The service was slow and underwhelming. For these prices we should have our table bused and wiped clean. Won’t be going back.
  15. DD

    DaveD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food and drink; the restaurant was very nice, prices were somewhat high, but the food quality more than made up for prices.
  16. WS

    WarrenS

    Palm Springs

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great schnitzel snd great vegetarian options too nice selection of interesting wines like this place a lot
  17. LS

    LeeS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Food attempts to be fancy, but poor execution and quality don't add up. This is a bar priced as a fine dinning establishment. When I mentioned some dissatisfaction the manager offered a round of shots. Leave this place for 20-somethings taking dates out with Dad's credit card.
  18. ES

    ErinS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love the food here, its interesting and delicious and inspires me to try new things! The vibe is great and solid choice for any size group.
  19. L

    Letti

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beside the fact that we had a beautiful dinner with delicious food, there was a passionate waiter who know everything about the wine and he was describing the taste of it incl. the food wonderfully
  20. FB

    FoodBoy

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was tasty, well probably be back. Grilled oysters were a little underwhelming. Scallops, pork schnitzel, broccolini, doughnuts were good.
  21. JA

    JoshA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, great modern take on a German classic. We were there when it was winding down on a Sunday, so it was pretty quiet. The food, the drinks, the service, the atmosphere, it was all fantastic. I'll be going back!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Put this place on your “go-to” list for brunch! Delicious options and great service (thanks Holly).
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, tasty, creative but not overboard.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun ambiance. Easy going. Great food.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entire experience was amazing! From food to service to the environment..... we give them all the stars!
  26. D

    Datenightdiner

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    So fun! Lots of interesting flavors and tasty drinks. Will be back!
  27. PW

    PaulW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Funkenhausen never disappoints. The food (appetizers, main courses, desserts) is reliably great and always tasty. Our waiter (I believe his name is Jesse) , remembered us from our visit from several months ago. I was surprised by that (although I remembered him as well...lol). He provided us great service, nice recommendations when asked about specific items on the menu and is an asset to the restaurant. We always have a great time at Funkenhausen. The food and service is as good as any restaurant I've been to (it's better than most). We'll be back!
  28. C

    Celia

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent, thanks for a great meal!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, the “funky” wine list reaped a real winner!
  30. JH

    JonH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Slow roasted sweet potatoes, ricotta dumplings and spaetzle were outstanding! Enjoyed the food, outdoor dining and service.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was excellent, food was delicious, and the drinks were cold. Great atmosphere!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was attentive i sat at the bar. Pretzel was killer carrots and spaetzel were on point and the schnizel was good
  33. FL

    FLPJ

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    For a Bib Gourmand, the restaurant was disappointing. The Cacio and Pepe spaetzle was terribly salty. We should have sent it back. None of the food we ordered was special. They were out of the happy hour wine during happy hour. The highlight of the restaurant is it’s wine list that features many German wines, if you like German wine.
  34. A

    Andri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were both wonderful. Happy to have found good German food in the neighborhood. Drinks were great as well.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed atmosphere, attentive service and a damn tasty menu, what’s not to like? Brunch at Funkenhausen is always a “yes”!
  36. BS

    BetsyS

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Wonderful concept and great food. The hostess and servers were not very friendly although the gentlemen that cleared our table were very friendly.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first being back to Funkenhausen in over a year and was hesitant due to the menu prior not being that good. However, this time around Funkenhausen blew it out of the water and it was incredible! Each menu item was thoughtfully crafted. We did family style and it was perfect to do it that way! They have a pretty large selection of draft beers and overall it was a great dining experience! I will be going back again soon and my go-to place to bring people when they are visiting.
  38. W

    Wienerin

    Portland

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere and good wine list. Nice service. Food is better in Germany.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great beer. I couldn’t recommend more highly.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy you are back open for brunch!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Funkenhausen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 929-4727.

Funkenhausen is rated 4.7 stars by 750 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Funkenhausen

1709 WEST CHICAGO AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60622

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Paulina

  • Neighborhood

    West Town

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Chicago Blue line stop. Ashland and Chicago bus stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mark Steuer

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 929-4727

  • Private party facilities

    Funkenhausen can seat parties of up to 16 in our semi-private front dining room. We also offer full buyouts and are flexible with groups of varying sizes. We also have a chef's table (seats up to 10 people) with special menus designed to have the kitchen interact with our guests. Email daniella@funkenhausen.com with any inquiries.

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