The Berghoff Restaurant provides a truly unique event experience within the setting of the historic Berghoff building at 17 West Adams Street, in the heart of Chicago"s Loop. The Historic Berghoff building offers individuals or organizations access to four separate venues.View Private Dining Details
The food was good and the wait staff were wonderful. The bus staff were a little over eager and kept asking to clear our plates. All and all a good experience.
Great food choices, old world vs new world, excellent service, ambience and food.
Traveling for first visit to Chicago
My two adult childrend and I were in town, happened upon this restaurant and after a little research discovered it is a long-time Chicago fixture. We loved the food and the service - nothing to not like about his place. We would highly recommend.
I had one of my favorite dishes, the Sauerbarten, which was as good as ever, but I didn't like the mashed potatoes, which had some cheese mixed in and were too dry. They needed gravy, which I didn't ask for but would probably have gotten if I had asked. But my real complaint was that they have gotten new chairs in the main dining room, and they are no where near as comfortable as the old chairs. I guess they save some space, but I would wish they could bring the old chairs back.
This has been a memorable restaurant for my parents. We took my 89 year old dad here for an early 4:00 birthday dinner. He has so much history with Berghoff's and thoroughly enjoyed his meal and celebration! The food is delicious and we were treated extremely well.
Wasn’t real busy when we got there, service wasn’t very good, but food and atmosphere was very enjoyable
Excellent , attentive service and delicious food. I hope we can return .
Loved the history behind this place, but honestly I expected a little more as far as German "themed" decoration I guess. Not sure how to explain it, but not a big deal..I was there for the food. Most of the food was great, especially the perogies, noodles and sausage. Brat was ok. Rootbeer=awesome. Service was good. I would return if in the area again and hungry!
We wanted to enjoy authentic German food as well as experience the Berghoff root beer!
Great service and fun atmosphere!
A staple as long as I can remember.
Great place to meet with friends before the CSO or after a day downtown.
The Berghoff Restaurant has always been a favorite Chicago of mine. Their menu chooses are very diverse. My waiter for the evening was Jay who had a very friendly and outstanding personality. I usually chose a German Entree and this time out I went with the Jäger Schnitzel Dinner (Pork Cutlet). The meat was very tasty and tender. It was also served with German Noodles (Spätzle) and Caramelized root vegetables. For dessert I had a marvelous slice of Black Forest Cake which is a favorite of mine at Berghoff's. The Berghoff Restaurant is a Chicago Institution and I hope that continues for years to come.
It was a special occasion (friend’s birthday). When making reservation I told them it was a birthday.
The staff never acknowledged it.
The wiener schnitzel was under cooked and tasteless. The pasta was good
Dinner before Hamilton, close by location. I had one glass of wine and husband had 2 mixed drinks. I also had the Jager schnitzel and husband had the trio of sausages. We also ordered a side of creamed spinach which was excellent. We shared apple strudel for dessert with 2 coffees. Meals were fine, nothing special. Spetzel was dry and needed gravy, which we asked for but was gravy for sauerbraten and didn’t really go with our dishes. “Roasted” root vegetables were undercooked and tasted boiled, no browning on them whatsoever. Meat in both dishes was good. The Apple strudel was OK. The apples were again hard and under cooked. The bill was $100. Ten of that was Chicago taxes and then add another 18 for tip. It was overpriced for what we got. I prefer the Hofbrau House.
Nice place, fast service. Atmosphere a bit spartan, bright. Good for family dining, not very romantic for dates I'd say...at least where we (a large family) were appropriately seated. May have cozier seating around corner from our section by front entrance. Bavarian pretzel appetizer was huge, and excellent. Schnitzel was OK. Kids menu is good and pricing well inline with most family places. No one left hungry. Fast service, no worries about being late for show. Will probably go again before next Broadway in Chicago show.
We love going to The Berghoff when we're in Chicago. This is some of the best German food we have ever eaten. The creamed spinach and red cabbage our outstanding! We will be back.
I have been a patron on numerous occasions and had wonderful service and a good meal. This particular event was a casual lunch among colleagues. The service was off probably because of some unforeseen issue.
The bread tasted like poor-quality grocery-store bread, so we didn't bother taking more than one bite. Our order was not delivered correctly but was fixed quickly. I had fried spaetzle and creamed spinach (both good) with Wienerschnitzel (flavorless). We mentioned how we were looking forward to apple strudel. After that, we waited so long for our server to come back that we gave up on dessert and just walked over to the host's station to ask for our check. Someone (not our server) brought it. Maybe our server quit in the middle of our meal? No wonder the large dining room was not even one-tenth occupied. Very sad for me, since I remember the Berghoff from decades ago when the food and service were special and lines were out the door.
Reliable, decent food. Nothing particularly outstanding, but always well-prepared.
Getting noisier and noisier
Sitting in row of tables for 2 just isn't fun any more -- can not sort out the conversations -- and they would not move us.
One gets a giant piece of schniel (falling off the plate), and one gets a small piece of schniel (barely covering the plate) (???)
Used to be a great experience.
I had a Reuben and it was good until I ate enough of the chips on my plate to notice the hair plastered to the bottom of the plate.
Enjoyed the food. Definitely plan on returning to try some other items.
My son and I went there before catching the matinee for Hamilton. We had an 11:30 reservation. Got right in. Service was wonderful. Food was fantastic! Atmosphere casual but nice. We got out in plenty of time to walk to the theater and get in the foyer to protect us from the cold and rain while waiting for the doors to open. Well most definitely visit the Berghoff again while visiting Chicago. Highly recommended!
Food was good. Service was good, but we got sat next to a group of high schoolers pre-Hamilton. The kid on the end was practically joining us for dinner which I wasn’t a huge fan of.
The restaurant was ok in food and in decor you just sat in a big room with no feeling. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The restaurant is an old standard for Chicago and it s definitely old.
We hadn't been to the Berghoff for years. Our return trip was worth it. The food is still good. Love their pumpernickel bread. Miss the home-brewed ginger ale, though. If you've never been, you need to go. If you haven't been in a while, time for a repeat visit.
The Berghoff is a Chicago Classic, dating back to the World's Fair! The ambiance was a little weird, but the food was good. The beer selection was great and the menu was very extensive. It's walking distance from the theater district and made for a good dinner before a show!
Went to Berghoff before the Blackhawks game. Great service and very good food. There were very traditional options and new twists on old favorites
We were very disappointed, since the restaurant's food had nothing to do with authentic German cuisine and it was pretty expensive.
So many good things to say about The Berghoff. An iconic landmark where you're cocooned in wood, stained glass, linen, and crystal. My friend and I arrived at our appointed time and were immediately seated; our booth sporting a personalized "Reserved" placard. We were thirsty, having walked the Chicago Auto Show exhibits, and ordered draft beers from an extensive, but not too dizzying, collection. My pick was Sir Dunkle, a dry, dark beer with a mix of pilsner and pale ale malts. A little toasty, a touch of cookie, and a little dark toffee character. It paired perfectly with my main course, a beautifully prepared Wiener Schnitzel, accompanied by spätzle, creamed spinach, and some marvelously "hoppy" breads. One of the few restaurants in Chicago to sport an enjoyably drinkable cup of coffee, you'll want to have a slice of Apple
Strudel to accompany this. And if that's not enough, you're pampered by waitstaff who are old-school trained in the art of service. Just. go. You won't leave hungry or disappointed.
We had an early, pre-theater meal on a Friday in Lent. Even though they were out of the stuffed sole, there were still plenty of fish and vegetarian options. The waiter asked if we were going to a show, and so he made sure that everything arrived in a timely fashion. The food was great, the wine prices were reasonable, and the service was crisp and friendly.
If you like good food for a good price with a nice warm atmosphere with old world feel this is your place. The German food is a great break from the burger,pizza,pasta world.
One of our favorite restaurants in the city. My wife's favorite meal is the Sauerbraten and gets it with sides of red cabbage and Spätzle noodles. Their rye bread is the best in Chicago. I try the various old world German items and I'm never disappointed. Their bar is fantastic with its choice of brews and had live music. I enjoy the ambiance of an era gone bye.
We had dinner here before going to see “Wait, wait... Don’t tell me”. Dinner was fabulous. Service was great.
I had the triple sausage dinner. The sausage and sauerkraut were excellent. Wanted a German dinner and was not disappointed. Had creamed spinach for a side. It was nothing special. The house beer was excellent. My wife had a vegetarian dish which she thought was very good. Bottom line, if you want a great German meal without traveling to Munich it is a good alternative.
Not what it used to be.
My group had changed from 10 to 5 guests and there was no problem to have a smaller group. The staff was very accommodating. Food was great as well.
We were seated immediately. The house beer options are excellent; service was superb. Food was amazing.
I only have one complaint about the day that i was there and that is. It took way to long to get our order. I cant blame it on the waitress because she was the only one taking orders and delivering them. We were there for 30 mins waiting to order but we saw that there was only one person receiving orders. Everything else was pretty good for the price.