Funkenhausen

4.7
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448 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Funkenhausen offers a creative, light take on German eats with a Southern flair, served family style in a casual atmosphere. We offer an eclectic but focused wine list, rotating German and craft beers as well as creative cocktails featuring unique ingredients round. Overhead beams and globe lights create a funky, modern beer hall effect.

We offer several different seating choices including a long bar with peninsulas for groups of up to six, standard seating in the dining room, high tops, a semi-private table for large parties up to 16, and a chef’s table that will seat 10 comfortably. We do accept reservations, but always save room for walk-ins, procrastinators, our neighbors, and anyone who might wander in.

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Complimentary specials

Sunday Schnitzel

Enjoy a Nashville Hot Schnitzel, and get a free boot of Krombacher.

Half off Thursdays!

Every thursday we offer 50% of bottled wine and boots of beer!

Burger and Beer Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, Enjoy a burger with a boot of pilsner for only $17

Monday Happy Hour all Night!

Every Monday, enjoy our happy hour specials all night! At the bar only

Want a complimentary mimosa?

Join us for brunch on saturdays and sundays for a mimosa on the house!

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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kristib
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have to preface this by saying that we went right before restaurants and bars were closed due to Covid-19. We were able to get a reservation just before going to eat, and this is probably the reason. I went with my 2 20-something sons to meet my brother-in-law. The decor is trendy, upbeat, and the layout is great! My boys loved the foot, especially the ribs and the chicken. The beer special was great and the variety of all the dishes and drinks was just enough- not overwhelming. I would go back for the atmosphere more than for the food, bot overall, it was enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flippin’ fabulous. Go!!

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christopherb
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time diner, the food is special. trust the wait staff, they are quite good. will certainly be back.

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michaele
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the beer boots delicious, and the server attentive. How nice to find a great restaurant like this one!

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vipDineFuss
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mushroom, truffle, and egg with a side of the house sausage is a delightful treat to start a Sunday. The poached egg with the truffle and mushrooms bring out joy, which makes chefs smile when they see the ingredients. This is naturally enjoyed with a white Pinot Noir from Nahe, Germany, as it amplifies the flavors. Delectable!

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karen
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I only wish you had snitzel that wasn't so spicy. Give people a choice. I am coming back in the evening soon

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Mike
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Highly recommend this place for groups of four and above. It's a fun place to share several dishes. The selections are eclectic, fun and well prepared. This past visit was my second time and I'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous

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GoBellsGo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is so aesthetically pleasing and beautifully decorated. Right from the beginning, two hostess’s greeted us and sat us at our table. Then, our server was easygoing and kind. They gave us a complimentary ticket for a mimosa and served us coffee right away too. I grabbed their salad with smoked salmon and although it was saltier than what I like, it was still delicious. Overall, I loved the place, the service, and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exciting, menu with unique menu items. Everything is a flavor bomb.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was a bit underwhelmed unfortunately. Conceptually the food was better than the actual delivery . The ham and biscuit sandwich was dry and mostly consisted of the biscuit. The truffle grits seemed to be missing the truffle and lacked definition. The grits were reheated which led to a firmer consistency. The Nutella on the Nutella pancakes lacked any flavor and was too salty. It was more of a colored over whipped cream. Our food arrived very quickly which would lead one to believe the food was over prepped and then only validated by the lack of flavor and freshness.

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HollyG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, whole 30 friendly, baby friendly. I would def return for dinner. Brunch res, order the charred broccolini—you won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spin on the German Bierhaus. Exceptional execution on food and service.

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MacG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer hall vibe, loved the vaulted ceilings and open space with the giant steins of delicious beer! We'll be back soon.

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PeterJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the atmosphere. I would recommend to anyone looking for something new and a bit different

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SaulL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, a pleasant experience. The food and drinks were great. We tried a multitude of dishes and only one felt underwhelming. Service was good considering a busy night. Only negative comment was regarding seating. We were seated at a table near the window facing the street. This created a cold draft on a cold night. Hard to fault them, but still worth noting.

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ErikaB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Generally speaking, the food was good. Pretzel way extremely dry, the dipping sauces saved it. Thought it was strange that there was no pork schnitzel on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast service, nice atmosphere. Really interesting combinations of flavors that I haven't seen anywhere else

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Jack
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was all outstanding. We were ready to order 2/3 of the menu and wanted to try the remaining 1/3 on our next visit. We definitely want to come back for the Nashville hot schnitzel.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server John was very personable, OCD, and perfectly attentive! We loved our experience!Will definitely recommend your restaurant

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DumpTrump
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is always good; not really a value for restaurant week.

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vipFredG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find!

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thebendahl
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the ambience and the service, to the food and the drinks—really, the experience as a whole—the team at Funkenhausen absolutely knocked everything out of the park. 7 stars out of 5.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Disappointed

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TessaT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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vipAshley
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Restaurant Week! Great meal, great service.

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vipcta05
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Visited during Restaurant Week for brunch and loved the food! The PBJ doughnut was delicious, and the Mushroom, Truffle, and Egg made me put Funkenhausen on my list of must visit again restaurants. Great experience, and a very cute restaurant inside!

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MelissaN
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I went for brunch. We had a wonderful experience! We loved the French toast pretzel and breakfast Spätzle dish! The décor is modern with traditional German flair throughout. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. We will be back for the PBJ doughnut which was out of this world!

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ErydayFoodie
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I noted it was my fiancé’s birthday in our reservation but no one acknowledged it. That was disappointing. The food and service was great as always.

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RebeccaW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved this place. The food was excellent (definitely get into those Nashville hot oysters) and Jessie, our server, was awesome. I will absolutely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the food was phenomenal. Definitely will be back

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vipChrisG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the imaginative take on the classic German food!

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Cassandra
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch with my girlfriends during Restaurant Week and had a great time! Will for sure try this place again. Super cute interior with a fun menu.

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Marissa
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engaging service, unique dishes, and great beer. What more could you want?

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Friendly service and a nice restaurant. Food however was not great. Went for brunch and did not love the truffle grits with mushrooms. Cheaper ordering a la carte the same items that were on special for restaurant week which was pretty annoying.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came as part of Chicago Restaurant Week and we will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant week deal, will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch... among the best in the city

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vipHonestDiner
Chicago
131 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The maple pudding is great. Definitely order it.
The restaurant is very loud. As in, we could not hear the server describe the specials loud.