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 - 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!
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
I was terribly disappointed. We were seated by the door when you walked in and didn't see anything but the renovation section of a brewery. The food came way too quickly - like from a cafeteria and it was horrible. The meal arrived two minutes after the soup and was cold since I wanted to eat the soup which I shouldn't have bothered doing. Never going back - would never recommend it.
I compute to the city occasionally to meet with friends and enjoy the lunch menu and the excellent service.
Average German food with many non-German options that were tasty. They didn't have any German wine on the list, which was disappointing considering it's a *German* restaurant and I could go down the street to the grocery or liquor store and easily buy one. Our waiter was nice and accommodating but as the night went on, it was clear that the restaurant wanted to close and that they wanted us to go. By the end, we really felt like we needed to leave vs. finish our drinks and desserts. Overall, it was an OK experience. We've been here before and will probably go again but it could have been better.
We love German food and when we found this place we were not disappointed at all! One of the oldest places in Chicago area and not hard to figure out why it has lasted all these years!!
Our waiter was outstanding
A great place, now run by the family’s 4th generation. Food and service are beyond reproach. The restaurant is historic and very popular so be sure to make a reservation. True German cuisine.
First visit. Recommended by a friend. Great experience before CIBC performance.
Good beer, service and food
The food was very bland. The German beer was great.
The food was authentic and good. A varied beer menu nd full bar
Good beer. Classic old Chicago place. However, food was just not good. We both had jaegerschnitzel (flat flavor, like warm) and red cabbage (very sweet).
Had the weiner schnitzel. Very tender and tasty. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Great place to go for dinner before the theater.
Enjoyed the old style decor and atmosphere. The German dishes were good.
Service was very slow, but our dinner was as delicious as I have always had.
I had one of the day’s specials, Duck meatball stroganoff. It was a very tasteful dish.
Good German food selection mixed with alternatives. Service was a little slow and waiter forgot part of our order.
Great piece of Chicago History with hearty German standards. Great sevice without bein obtrusive. The food is solid but not overly exciting.
Wanted good German food
Ordered sourbraten and vienerschnitzel. Beef was tough and schnitzel was dry. The spetzel wasn’t cooked and was tough.
Sorry. The server was nice.
The gravy on the viener was very good
We love going to the Berghoff for great sauerbraten! I had mine with wonderful spaetzle...yum! My partner had the same but with potato pancakes which she loved. The service is always good (thank you, Eric!) and so is the wine (nice selection). The only suggestion I would have is to lower the lights a little...they seemed really bright which took away from the ambiance. Also...I was surprised they did not have rouladen...would love to see that added to the menu.
I dined at The Berghoff for years, and expected the crowds of yore to be there for lunch on Columbus Day. It was almost deserted, but we enjoyed our lunch and the service immensely.
My father loved Berghoff back in the sixties so it was a must on our itinerary, the foods, atmosphere, & service did not disappoint!!
Fantastic authentic German food. The sauerbraten is fabulous.
The Berghoff is not only great food, delicious beer, but a piece of Chicago history. I found the Oktoberfest decorations as well as the menu to be just like a piece of Germany. You don’t have to fly 3000 miles to Europe to taste authentic sauerbraten, meatloaf, spaetzle (a noodle), and delicious desserts. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.
Ordered the ribeye and it was just another steak, nothing special, and at 35 bucks was to pricey. Salmon dish was much better and the flavor was great..Shrimp appetizer was the best.
Wait staff was very good and attentive.
I'd say ,that it's a nice place to have a good lunch, more than a Dinner for a special occasion. .more family orientated than cosy date, but it's a German restaurant also..
Love me a Berghoff dinner. Felt like we were stuck out in the center of the room, not a good place with a stroller.
Our waitress, Esther, was absolutely wonderful! Thank you!
We always enjoy Berghoff’s especially in October for Octoberfest. Great food and beer. My husband remembers when the waiters wore white dress shirts, ties and white aprons. He was disappointed by the employees in T-shirts. Times change.
Haven’t been to the Berghoff for a few years. What a treat to discover it is still wonderful. Love the sauerbraten
Decent german food with a modern twist. Nice varied menu. The roast duck is very good. One of the few places left where you actually get a half of a roasted duck! Nice. There are fewer and rewear german restaurants and Chicago is losing them as well. I would highly recommend The Berghoff
Came for the Oktoberfest music. Website is ambiguous (different info in different spots re music) so call ahead to confirm the band will be there if this is important to you.
Berghoff’s was on my dad’s restaurant bucket list and lived up to his expectations. Food was great and they even brought a pickle as a side per my moms request. Very accommodating to my dad who uses a walker. Thanks for the website tip in where to park for a substantial discount.
Great Food! Great Beer! Great Cocktails! Need I say more?
This place is an overpriced cafeteria. Food was boring and unflavorful. Took 10 minutes to get greeted by our server, then our food came out in about 5 minutes. I assume it was all pre prepared in the kitchen and thrown on the plates.
Food was authentic german and the desserts were amazing. The German Chocolate Cake is some pf the best I have ever had.
We had not been to the Berghoff for over 30 years. We are from Wisconsin but moved to Arizona 25 years ago. Just as good as we remember!
Group of six from out of town had dinner before seeing Hamilton. Enjoyed the Octoberfest music in the bar before going into the dining room. Everyone ordered something different and was very pleased.
Great variety of German dishes and close to the theater where we were going afterwards. Our server was respectful of our time constraints and helpful in recommending dishes.
Mediocre and underwhelming
We had the best time at The Berghoff. One guy was really excited because his Father brought him to The Berghoff when he was a child. Many fond memories. He was so glad I invited him. What a great time was had by all. Thanks for being such a great place with consistently excellent food.
This was a nice way to end a 10 day vacation. We're from RI and enjoyed every minute in your fabulous city.
Very Good German food and they do have some American food items. But go for the authentic German food and beer.