Funkenhausen

4.7
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393 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
What 393 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Inviting environment. Easy, fun evening with a group!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service. Can’t wait to go back!

TA
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Impressive array of delicious delights from apps thru dinner and dessert. Share & compare the flavors with your dinner guests. Comforting and groovy atmosphere at the same time. Impeccable service, loved our server, Tieg!
Thanks, Funkenhausen!

AM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was creative and delicious! Our waiter was amazing! Would definitely dine there again.

MC
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun.night! We tried it all... except dessert! Great waiter! Highly recommend!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Looking forward to our next visit!

k
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my second time here and it has not disappointed yet. The food is simple and solid. Delightful German flavors layered through everything and solid beer list.

RM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Funkenhausen. We started with the braised celery root plate, which was delicious. My wife had the sweetbread schnitzel, my son had the crispy little birds and I had the ricotta dumplings. We all enjoyed what we ordered and tasting each other's dinners. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the noise level was conducive to conversation. This was our first time dining at Funkenhausen and I think we will return often.

S
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was here for my 3rd time w/ friends on New Year's Eve. Dinner was amazing. Cost is reasonable and wine pour is good. Beautiful restaurant. Love the music selection.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Scrumptious food, excellent service!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything we ordered. The dessert and appetizers were a little pricey.

KS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the food was even better. The Nashville schnitzel, kaespaetzle, and dumplings were particularly delicious. Good beer selection too. Will be back soon!

J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and decor. Love this place every time we dine here.

3
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aside from the great food, what I love best about this place is the friendly + welcoming staff. No attitude here - just tasty food and stellar service. One of my faves.

MS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and the food was simply great! We will definitely be back with friends.

R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become one of my favorite places in the neighborhood. Everything is always phenomenal. You must order the sturgeon pastrami.

H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose Funkenhausen for my graduation dinner and I’m so happy I did. We were a party of 10 so we were seated at their long table in the front of the restaurant, a few steps up and behind the host stand. It felt like such a special, intimate setting while still being part of a fun, funky, lively restaurant.

JB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclectic ambience, enthusiastic server, great beer, well prepared food, and a menu with a great sense of humor.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was SO good. Our waiter was really nice and helpful also. Will come back for sure hopefully very soon

S
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wish there were even more vegetables as they were very good.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Funkenhausen. The sweetbread schnitzel is to die for.

KS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We definitely ordered a lot of dishes and there was not one thing we didn’t absolutely love! Creative, flavorful and plated beautifully!

JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nashville hot schnitzel was excellent. Great happy hour deals. Will come again!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, food and atmosphere

d
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

A large party was at the bar feet from the dining section. Noise was excessive and after asking to move to another table, we were moved mere down on the same side of the room, right next to the bar crowd. Food was OK. The cuisine was all over the place.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat at the bar, fantastic food and drinks. Place was dead on a Tuesday night but I’ve seen it packed on Fri/Sat’s. Hope it gets busier it’s a gem

LC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was wonderful and the food delicious. We were a little disappointed they didn’t have a regular schnitzel on the menu. They only had sweet bread schnitzel. We will ordered a salad, broccolini, potatoes and rye surfenturfen, which was pork belly and scallops. We shared all the plates and he’d enough. We were full but not uncomfortable. We shared the maple puddin for dessert.

DP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative menu. Killer veggie options. Timely service. Hip staff. Ordered 4 items for the 2 of us but wanted 8 things. Will need to return.

FG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table selection request was acknowledged. The service is superb. The ribs and the sides were exceptional. The coffee was similarly excellent. Not much more to say other than I will return fairly soon.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Had brunch on a Saturday afternoon. They were steady not slammed. Server was less than friendly. I had the hot schnitz sandwich which was not good at all. The bread was like cheap stale white bread that was almost cold, the breading was falling off of the chicken, very disappointing. My friend ordered the quiche which was cold and the dressing on the mixed greens was extremely salty. We were checked on and offered water refills after we were already finished eating. The space was nice and the cocktails looked good however we didn't try them. Not sure if I would return.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Funkenhausen and come regularly for brunch and for dinner. Wonderful food and ambiance with great service. We’ll be coming back!

MJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a reservation but waited at least 10 minutes. Portion sizes were hit or miss compared to cost. But, everything was delicious and service was excellent.

CH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Very high quality ingredients and dishes were presented well. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. In short, it was a great experience. Highly recommend.

JA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was pretty good. Service was weird (we had a late reservation and server asked us if we'd like dessert or whether he can send the kitchen staff home! - erm, why accept a late reservation if you're not willing to staff the kitchen late?).

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff is great and the diner was fantastic. Super laid back and nice place. The only limiting factor was our ability to not be able to try everything!

E
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great and very filling. We will be back to try more of the menu.

R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I would recommend that they check out Dinner rather than brunch. The menu was limited and it was lackluster for us.

KD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food is good, nothing really outstanding for the price. Space is crowded overall, we were seated at a high top near the bar and people kept accidentally bumping into us and the table as they passed through.
Our waiter was nice and attentive, but staff in general is seemingly over stretched. We had to ask for water and fresh drinks while our dirty plates sat on the table even after I stacked them. Unfortunately, in this city with so many options to choose from, we won’t likely visit again.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was informative and couldn’t have been better. Food is impeccable but really I keep returning for the service. Great experience every time.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. Incredible meal. Incredible all around. Worth every penny.