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The Berghoff Restaurant

568 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Comfort Food (67)
  • Pre/post Theatre (63)
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The Berghoff Restaurant is a Chicago landmark, serving German-style cuisine and culture since 1898. One of the oldest family-run businesses in the nation, it is now run by fourth generation, Peter Berghoff. At today’s Berghoff, menus have evolved to add newer, lighter and more contemporary dishes, but it’s still the same old Berghoff, down to the famous root beer.

Open for lunch and dinner, the Berghoff’s wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrées is sure to satisfy everyone in your party. With fresh ingredients, seasonal menus and vegetarian & gluten-free dishes, it"s “tradition with a twist!”

Private Dining - The Berghoff Restaurant provides a truly unique event experience within the setting of the historic Berghoff building. Host your next event in one of our four private rooms. Contact us to start planning today!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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German, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 427-3170
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew Reichel
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Private Dining - The Berghoff Restaurant provides a truly unique event experience within the setting of the historic Berghoff building. Host your next event in one of our four private rooms. Contact us to start planning today!
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Parking details
Reduced parking validation at InterPark Parking Garage, located at 17 E Adams.
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Public transit
Located in the heart of Chicago's Loop, easily accessible by CTA's Red, Blue, Green, Brown, Orange, and Pink lines and numerous bus routes.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 568 People Are Saying
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vipFrequentdiner (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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!

karent (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Went to Berghoff before the Blackhawks game. Great service and very good food. There were very traditional options and new twists on old favorites

1.0  Dined 7 days ago

We were very disappointed, since the restaurant's food had nothing to do with authentic German cuisine and it was pretty expensive.

viphamiltonwatch (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We had dinner here before going to see “Wait, wait... Don’t tell me”. Dinner was fabulous. Service was great.

HoosierDiner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

Mitcheyehorn (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Not what it used to be.

ChristaC (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were seated immediately. The house beer options are excellent; service was superb. Food was amazing.

Christian (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

JCDC (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Mary was an excellent server, highly energetic and friendly