The Berghoff Restaurant
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 - Host your next event in one of our four private rooms. Contact Jenna Musil at Jenna@Berghoff.com to host your next event at the historic Berghoff.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Breaded pan-fried veal cutlet, served with Berghoff's famous creamed spinach and house-made spätzle
Pork cutlet, topped with mushrooms, bacon and a Jägermeister-infused sauce, served with caramelized root vegetables and house-made spätzle
Breaded pork cutlet, topped with mushroom, tomato and a sour cream sauce, served with buttermilk mashed potatoes, carrots and haricots verts
Good food good service
Amazing food and great service
Outstanding food & service!
I understand that the service industry has shortages right now but the server we had made no effort and she never came back the table never asked me if I wanted another way I never got my water refills never asked for dessert!
Great food. Great service. The only issue is parking. But that’s not unusual for downtown.
The service, food and craft beer selection were all excellent.
A Chicago icon.
Love it!!!! The food is awesome. German style. I love that they have all kinds of meats duck, venison, bore, lamb and others. Highly recommended!!! Plus the they have real beer! Prost!
Pre theater meal. Waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and respected our time concerns. Food was excellent!
Fantastic German food, beer, and atmosphere. Brought my parents there who lived in Germany for years and they absolutely loved it.
The food was excellent and the service was great. I would highly recommend this place!
Great Historic restaurant. Variety of German dishes on the menu and great Beer selection. Consider the liter Stein if you’re a beer drinker. Cool experience! Friendly staff. Currently understaffed as most places are so please be kind to whose who are working. Kids loved the draft root beer.
Food was mediocre. Service good.
We’ve been going to the Berghoff since the 1960’s—. my husband was even a waiter there. After we moved to CA in 1985, we still came back to the restaurant every time we were in town. It’s been probably 8 years since our last visit. On Oct 2, we brought a friend visiting from CA with us for lunch.
Everything had changed— which sometimes happens, especially since COVID— but we were shocked at the way the quality of the meals had changed— and embarrassed that we had raved to our friend how fantastic it was. The schnitzels were so dry they were inedible, the spaetzel was dry and lukewarm.. No rye bread on the tables anymore either.
And no steins— except for root beer????
Only the creamed spinach was as we remembered.
No wonder the place was empty when we arrived at noon.
We will never go back.
Good Morning Angie, Thank you for taking time to review your dining experience at The Berghoff. We take all reviews seriously and do our best to address them as quickly as possible, so I apologize for my delayed email. Yes, we have removed the bread from the tables, to upon request only, and we only offer the beer in pints or half-pints now, nothing else should have changed. We take all comments about quality of food seriously and will be addressing this with the kitchen team asap. Thank you!
The Berghoff always a pleasure. Not your average fare, service was exceptional even in these strange understaffed times, this restaurant is what Chicago was and is all about. Unpretentious, friendly, good value.
An iconic Chicago restaurant that has evolved with the times.
Have been going there for many years. Of course there was an interruption in service and thus changes in staff and perhaps normal quality might vary. I will give them another chance to get back to pre-COVID standards
The Berghoff Restaurant was not good on this visit. We have not been in years to Chicago so we were excited to get back to The Berghoff but not to have a meal that appeared to be previoiusly cooked and then reheated in the microwave. The red cabbage was too sweet and full of cinnamon. We were so disappointed that we will not be back for microwaved schnitzel dinners.
A classic version lace for German classics. Great to be there again after all these months
Still a great German restaurant. And with more beer choices.
Wonder experience as always on my trips to Chicago!
Classic old Chicago eatery. Been going there fir over 50 years. They just reopened two months ago and are going strong. Excellent Duck meatballs and pork dish. Oktoberfest beer on tap!
Was excited to visit after 20 years. Was seriously disappointed with the food. My companion had a truly good looking french dip and the housemade potato chips were good, but I had the wiener schnitzel and it made me very sad. The schnitzel itself was not hot and was tough, plus it was impossible to tell there was veal cutlet in the breading--this was more like the schnitzel you can buy at Aldi's. Insult to injury was the grey spaetzel, which was soggy, grey and greasy. I was temped by the salmon Napoleon and in hindsight I should have tried it. I suspect that the heritage dishes on this menu don't really get a lot of respect in the kitchen. The creamed spinach was good, so there's that, and the flight of beers I ordered was truly amazing. We sat for half an hour before anyone even brought us water. I know in this current environment that staffing is tricky, so I'm trying to be kind about it.
I'd recommend this for the beer alone, and the pretzel appetizer (giant, bready pretzel hanging from a hook with a good mustard sauce for dipping) but I don't trust them now with food.
Great choice of German meals; good specials. Potato salad and sauerkraut were excellent and good variety of sausages.
The Berghoff is a Chicago landmark. The food and service are great, and he main dining room is almost a museum with wonderful pictures of old Chicago (particularly the 1893 Columbian Exposition) on the walls. The main dining room is connected to the Adams Street Brewery which has a warm, friendly, and charming atmosphere, and an incredible beer selection
I love the atmosphere with the wood paneling and wooden table and chairs. There is a good choice of beers, and I appreciate being able to order just a 3 oz glass -the Hefeweize is my favorite. The food is excellent, and I especially like the red cabbage! I do miss the old days when one received complimentary, delicious rye bread.
Kind of in a rush during our visit. Food was very good for the rest of our party but my fish and chips was disappointing. Small mushy pieces of fish. Beer and drinks were good. Service a little slow but I in today's environment, i get it.
Our server, Marcia, was great. She took great care of us and was timely in stopping by our table for drink and food orders. It was a fun place to celebrate Oktoberfest. We were very happy it has re-opened.
What do you go to a German restaurant for? Me; fun, German Beer, German food and German music. Well, Berghoff doesn’t have any German beer. Zip, nada, NONE! If i had known this, i would not have gone. They didn’t have any German music the night we eat. They do have German food, but an extremely short menu.
The food was ok. My sausages were nice, but the German potato salad was very iffy. The prices are reasonable for the food, but regardless, if they don’t have beer from Germany, it is not worth a visit. Their in-house micro brew, fake German beer is terrible. Not sure Berghoff should even be called a German restaurant.
Good Morning CaIL, Our founder, and great-grandfather emigrated to the US in the late 1870's and established his brewery in 1887, then the restaurant in 1898, which you dined in. While we may not be the German restaurant or bar you've learned to visit, we do our best to serve a menu that caters both to our roots and contemporary dishes. We pride ourselves on our history, food, house-brewed beer, and service, so we apologize if you found that not up to your standards. Thank you for your feedback.
The food was very good. However, the menu should be expanded to offer additional traditional German dishes and not simply the most common ones.
Neither when I made our 6:30 pm reservation or when our waiter greeted us were we informed that the kitchen was closing at 7—on a Saturday night! We only learned when he brought our check when we were half way through eating our entrees so we had to take the rest of our meals with us. So naturally we were also unable to have dessert or coffee.
Good Morning Marie, I want to first thank you for the feedback on your dining experience. Secondly, I want to apologize that while we do close early temporarily, that does not mean you should have been given the impression you had to leave. We are incredibly disappointed to read that this happened. If you would, please contact me with the name or description of your server and any other pertinent information you may have so we may discuss this further. Thank you, Colleen S.
Food was okay but overhyped. Desert is decent. Turkey Reuben was a hard pass. Beef medallions were fine but lacked much seasoning.
Amazing food and prompt service! I loved the Wiener schnitzel and the potato pancakes
Waiter was great
Great historical restaurant. Great food!!!
In my opinion this is one I f the coolest restaurants in Chicago. The first place to get a liquor license after prohibition. Cool atmosphere, good food and extremely friendly staff.
Happy reopened. Same quality food and experience. Felt safe in environment.
Preconceptions dinner. Had Wiener schnitzel and wine. Excellent service. Place was empty. Covid fears I guess. Got to concert ontime
The Berghoff is a Chicago institution. Unfortunately, it is living on its wonderful legacy. Food was awful - some appeared to be microwaved while desserts were institutional’
Table of 6 - one meal was warm and the others were all cold. We will never go back!
Great food, service and atmosphere! Highly recommended.
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The Berghoff Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1394 OpenTable diners.
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