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Funkenhausen, Chicago, IL

Funkenhausen

4.7
4.7
773 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 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Steak

  • Hours of operation

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

  • 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!

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What 773 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. T

    Toddger

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Spent a lot of money, had a great time!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    This place seems like a great place to drink a lot and maybe get an appetizer.
  3. O

    Outlier89

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating my 33rd birthday with you all. Love the family style dishes and 64oz beer boots!!
  4. k

    kim3crown

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place every time! Everything is on point.
  5. DZ

    DavidZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, friendly, vibrant atmosphere. On our A list.
  6. s

    soph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was absolutely phenomenal, the hostess, the server, the amazing serivce, and the food!!!! I cannot wait to come back!!
  7. SC

    SirCharles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best happy hours in the city for its combination of variety, quality, price, and uniqueness.
  8. c

    chefg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Definitely Michelin Star experience we highly recommend.
  9. JD

    JDChicago

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The variety of food we ordered was perfect for sharing with friends. We had the dumplings, Amish chicken, mussels and charred broccolini. Our favorite were the dumplings. Service was good, and noise level fine in the front by the window.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food good staff
  11. b

    bettyu

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Disappointed overall. Expected a more lively atmosphere and better food. Made the reservation weeks ago. Pork schnitzel was very, very tough. Really needed a steak knife. The spaetzle was delicious. Sauerkraut was nothing to brag about. Maybe it was an off night.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    George the Bartender is a treasure. He was so personable and professional in his ability to recommend both food and drinks for me - a beer drinker - and my partner - craft cocktail lover. Not only will we be back, Funkenhausen is now at the top of our list for recommendations to both friends and family.
  13. SS

    ShruS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and equally amazing service. We had a great time!
  14. MC

    MichelleC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We wanted German dinner and this restaurant is 10% German and pricey. Not worth it.0
  15. DD

    DebD

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Nice people working there. We did not expect that the ribs would be some of the best we've had. Excellent playlist. Overall, very enjoyable experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The scallops were delicious
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great beer, great vibes
  18. MK

    MichelleK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so friendly- a host called to confirm our reservation and confirm we were celebrating a birthday and made sure to wish my friend a happy birthday when we arrived! Food was delicious + great beer selection.
  19. MO

    ManuelO

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host (from Ukraine) was an excellent host! The servers were great as well.
  20. q

    quihana

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and had a great time. Bartenders were very friendly, and it was a nice welcome to Chicago.
  21. s

    sjk28

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love having Funkenhausen in the neighborhood!! It's a busy, fun place. My wine was excellent and they have nice selection of cocktails. The food was really good although the temperature on all dishes could have been a little hotter. Maybe sitting under the lamps too long? Having said that I would highly recommend Funkenhausen!!!
  22. n

    nostarfromus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We were seated on time. The appetizer plates were still on the table when they started delivering the main course. There were also empty beer and cocktail glasses left on the table. The food arrived lukewarm and no one bothered to check in on us. Nothing about this place rang Michelin Star and we were all so disappointed!
  23. AW

    AndrewW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    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!
  24. MD

    MichelleD

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The waitress was passive aggressive and very rude. We ended up leaving and eating elsewhere.
  25. 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.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the mussels! Great service.
  27. 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.
  28. 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!
  29. t

    triciag

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 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.
  30. S

    Stephen

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try the mussels! They are amazing.
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. RM

    RayM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummmm delish!!!!
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. WS

    WarrenS

    Palm Springs

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great schnitzel snd great vegetarian options too nice selection of interesting wines like this place a lot
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 773 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 17 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

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