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The Berghoff Restaurant

3.9
3.9
1638 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental

Get German favorites at the Berghoff Restaurant in Chicago, which is a classic downtown eatery established in 1898. At the Berghoff, guests can choose from the café, the restaurant or the bar. For lunch, choose from sandwiches and main courses like wiener schnitzel, chicken cordon bleu. For dinner, there are appetizers like pierogis, Wisconsin fried cheese curds and salads, and entrees, such as beef medallions, seared scallops, meatloaf and sauerbraten. You can have wines and German beers served in steins. For dessert at the Berghoff, choose from apple strudel, adult root beer float and black forest cake.

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Salmon and Rock Shrimp Cake$7.25

    Pan-seared cakes, caper dill beurre blanc, garlic crostini

    • Potato Pierogies$7.95

      Sautéed dumplings served with sour cream, sweet potato salad, buerre blanc

      • Gedadschde$7.00

        Potato croquette, goat cheese, green onion, fried leeks, maple chipotle glaze

        • Mini Brat and Knockwurst$7.00

          Sauerkraut, Düsseldorf mustard, German potato salad

          • Bavarian Pretzel$8.25

            Beer and cheddar cheese dipping sauce, sweet mustard, Düsseldorf mustard

            • Stuffed Mushrooms$6.25

              Oven-roasted mushroom caps filled with Berghoff 's famous creamed spinach, parmesan cheese

              • Applewood Bacon Wrapped Shrimp$8.00

                Barbecue sauce glaze, cheese polenta

                • Alsatian Onion and Apple Soup$5.50

                  Beef broth, Muenster cheese, rye

                  • Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds$7.95

                    Chickpea wasabi crusted, ginger apricot wasabi dipping sauce

                    • Soup of the Day$4.95

                      Salads

                      • Savory Salad and Strudel Duet$13.95

                        Garfield Park Hydroponic greens, Granny Smith, red apples, brown sugar vinaigrette, and mushroom strudel

                        • Oven Roasted Beet Salad$12.75

                          Arugula, heirloom tomato, imported brie wedge, garlic crostini, caramelized walnuts, apple bourbon vinaigrette

                          • Caesar Salad$10.95

                            Romaine, warm polenta croutons, shaved parmesan cheese, creamy Caesar dressing

                            • Grilled chicken$13.95
                          • Sesame Seared Salmon Nicoise Salad$15.25

                            Mixed greens, Nicoise olives, assorted vegetables, Yukon gold potatoes, saffron mustard vinaigrette

                            • Panko Crusted Goat Cheese Salad$13.25

                              Mixed greens, grape tomato, seasonal vegetables, balsamic reduction

                              • Berghoff Classic Steak Salad$13.95

                                Mixed greens, cantaloupe, classic Berghoff spinach dressing

                                • Free Range Lamb Chops$16.95

                                  Mixed greens, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, lemon oregano vinaigrette

                                  • Cajun Crusted Chicken Salad$13.95

                                    Mixed greens, citrus segments, fresh mango, red radishes, avocado, French mustard vinaigrette

                                    • Arugula Salad$11.95

                                      Lemon quinoa, pine nuts, dates, pesto flatbread

                                      • Berghoff 's House Salad$7.25

                                        Field greens, shaved fennel, asparagus, citrus vinaigrette

                                        • Grilled Herb Infused Calamari Salad$13.95

                                          Arugula, Berghoff Lager pickled radish, pepperoncini, lemon oil vinaigrette, garlic crostin

                                          Sandwiches

                                          Served with Berghoff chips & pickle

                                          • Reuben Sandwich*$11.95

                                            Sliced corned beef or turkey, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, grilled house-made rye

                                            • Hot Corned Beef$10.95

                                              House-made rye

                                              • Roast Beef Sandwich$11.95

                                                Caramelized onions, pepperoncini peppers, provolone cheese, au jus, French baguette

                                                • Berghoff Burger$12.95

                                                  10 oz. Black Angus beef, cheddar cheese, Applewood bacon, fried onion straws, bourbon barbecue sauce

                                                  • Codfish Sandwich$10.95

                                                    House-made rye, tartar sauce

                                                    • Grilled Lamb Burger$15.25

                                                      Infused with roasted garlic, fresh mint, lemon, feta cheese; arugula, tomato, lemon aioli, sweet potato fries

                                                      • Veal Bratwurst*$8.95

                                                        Sauerkraut, Bavarian pretzel roll

                                                        • Turkey BLT$11.50

                                                          Jalapeño bacon, lettuce, tomato, cranberry apple chutney, baby spinach, fontina cheese, sourdough

                                                          • Tuscan Chicken Sandwich$13.50

                                                            Tomato and olive tapenade, Italian cheese blend, herbed flatbread

                                                            • Black Bean Burger$14.95

                                                              Pico de gallo, muenster cheese, malt vinegar fries, queso fresca, pretzel bun

                                                              Old World Entrees

                                                              • Wiener Schnitzel*$19.95

                                                                Breaded pan fried veal cutlet, chilled petit vegetable salad, German fried potatoes

                                                                • A la Holstein$22.95
                                                              • Sauerbraten*$16.95

                                                                Marinated, roasted sirloin of beef, sweet and sour gravy, mélange of vegetables, whipped potatoes

                                                                • Sausage Trio$14.95

                                                                  Bratwurst, knockwurst, smoked Thüringer, sauerkraut, German potato salad

                                                                  • Half Roasted Chicken$15.25

                                                                    Mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, natural jus lie

                                                                    • Calves Liver*$14.95

                                                                      Buttermilk whipped potatoes, asparagus, bacon, grilled onions

                                                                      • Sous Vide Pork Shank$18.75

                                                                        Natural jus lie, spätzle, grilled asparagus

                                                                        • Rahm Schnitzel*$17.50

                                                                          Breaded pork cutlet with mushroom, tomato and sour cream sauce, mashed potatoes, haricots verts

                                                                          • German Gnocchi$13.95

                                                                            Three-cheese sauce blend, smoked Thüringer, spinach, mascarpone

                                                                            • Jäger Schnitzel$17.75

                                                                              Pork cutlet, mushrooms, bacon and Jägermeisterinfused sauce, caramelized root vegetables, spätzle

                                                                              • Whitefish*$15.75

                                                                                Roasted vegetable napoleon, jasmine rice timbale, dill-caper butter sauce

                                                                                • Game Sausage Plate$17.75

                                                                                  Boar, venison, and duck sausages, carmelized root vegetables, spätzle, rich Madeira sauce

                                                                                  • Spinatknöde$14.95

                                                                                    Spinach and bread dumpling, sundried tomato, shaved parmesan, quinoa and arugula salad

                                                                                    • Baked Cod en Pappillote$13.95

                                                                                      Mushrooms and spinach duxelle with sundried tomato, saffron beurre blanc, jasmine rice timbale, chilled petit asparagus, pepper salad

                                                                                      • Pappardelle ai Funghi$13.95

                                                                                        Sautéed Portobello, shitake, button mushrooms, broccoli rabe, sundried tomato, shaved parmesan

                                                                                        New World Entrees

                                                                                        • Berghoff Beer Battered Cod$13.95

                                                                                          Remoulade sauce, Berghoff chips, cucumber slaw

                                                                                          • Fried Green Tomato Stack$14.95

                                                                                            Herb and sundried tomato goat cheese, tomato jam, quinoa and arugula salad

                                                                                            • Stuffed Sole$16.95

                                                                                              Dungeness crab, rock shrimp, spinach, green pea risotto, asparagus

                                                                                              • Cedar Plank Salmon$14.95

                                                                                                Grilled fingerling potatoes, carrots, green beans, micro greens with lemon oil

                                                                                                • Beef Medallions$19.95

                                                                                                  Roasted fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus, red onion demi glaze

                                                                                                  • Fennel Crusted Pork Medallion$16.95

                                                                                                    Oven braised Napa cabbage, roasted fingerling potatoes, Michigan peach compote, chipotle BBQ

                                                                                                    • Mixed Grill$20.95

                                                                                                      Lamb chop, chicken vegetable kabob, BBQ shrimp, baked bean stuffed onion, crushed pecan brown sugar

                                                                                                      • Jerk Chicken$14.95

                                                                                                        Apple mustard slaw, Aleppo pepper, honey, rice timbale, grilled asparagus

                                                                                                        • Artisan Honey Glazed Salmon$16.95

                                                                                                          Sautéed baby kale, grilled asparagus, blistered tomato, brown sugar candied pecans

                                                                                                          • Butternut Squash Napoleon$13.95

                                                                                                            Manchego, butternut squash, grilled asparagus, glazed walnuts

                                                                                                            Sides

                                                                                                            $3 each

                                                                                                            • Mashed Potatoes*

                                                                                                              • Sauerkraut*

                                                                                                                • Potato Pancakes*

                                                                                                                  • Red Cabbage*

                                                                                                                    • Spätzle*

                                                                                                                      • German Potato Salad*

                                                                                                                        • Creamed Spinach*

                                                                                                                          • Coleslaw

                                                                                                                            • Berghoff Chips

                                                                                                                              • Roasted Brussels Sprouts

                                                                                                                                Beverages

                                                                                                                                • Berghoff Rootbeer

                                                                                                                                  • Stein$3.00
                                                                                                                                • Berghoff Diet Rootbeer

                                                                                                                                  • Stein$3.00
                                                                                                                                • Berghoff Orange Soda

                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$3.00
                                                                                                                                • Berghoff Black Cherry Soda

                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$3.00
                                                                                                                                • Pepsi Products$2.75

                                                                                                                                  • Iced Tea$3.00

                                                                                                                                    • Panna Still or Pellegrino Mineral Waters (1 liter)$6.00

                                                                                                                                      • Intelligentsia Coffee (regular or decaf)$3.00

                                                                                                                                        • Mighty Leaf Tea (assorted)$3.00

                                                                                                                                          Berghoff Beer

                                                                                                                                          • Original Lager

                                                                                                                                            • 12 oz. Stein$5.00
                                                                                                                                            • 16 oz. Glass$6.00
                                                                                                                                            • Liter Stein$13.00
                                                                                                                                          • Hefe-Weizen

                                                                                                                                            • 12 oz. Stein$5.00
                                                                                                                                            • 16 oz. Glass$6.00
                                                                                                                                            • Liter Stein$13.00
                                                                                                                                          • Seasonal

                                                                                                                                            • 12 oz. Stein$5.00
                                                                                                                                            • 16 oz. Glass$6.00
                                                                                                                                            • Liter Stein$13.00
                                                                                                                                          • IPA

                                                                                                                                            • 12 oz. Stein$5.00
                                                                                                                                            • 16 oz. Glass$6.00
                                                                                                                                            • Liter Stein$13.00
                                                                                                                                          • Dark

                                                                                                                                            • 12 oz. Stein$5.00
                                                                                                                                            • 16 oz. Glass$6.00
                                                                                                                                            • Liter Stein$13.00
                                                                                                                                          • Germaniac Pale Ale

                                                                                                                                            • 12 oz. Stein$5.00
                                                                                                                                            • 16 oz. Glass$6.00
                                                                                                                                            • Liter Stein$13.00
                                                                                                                                          • Hop Forward Pilsner

                                                                                                                                            • 12 oz. Stein$5.00
                                                                                                                                            • 16 oz. Glass$6.00
                                                                                                                                            • Liter Stein$13.00
                                                                                                                                          • Berghoff Beer Flight$8.50

                                                                                                                                            4 oz. each of our five most popular beers: the Original Lager, Hefe-Weizen, Pilsner, IPA and Dark

                                                                                                                                            Bottled Beer

                                                                                                                                            • Berghoff Rowdy Rootbeer (12 oz can)$6.00

                                                                                                                                              • Lagunitas IPA$6.00

                                                                                                                                                • Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (12 oz can)$6.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Two Brothers Prairie Path$6.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Stella Artois$6.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Omission Pale Ale$6.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Left Hand Milk Stout$6.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Strongbow Cider$6.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Bitburger Drive (non-alcoholic)$6.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Miller Light$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Bud Light$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Coors Banquet (12 oz can)$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                    Wine

                                                                                                                                                                      Sparkling

                                                                                                                                                                      • Pierre Delize, Blanc de Blancs

                                                                                                                                                                        • 750ml$30.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • LaMarca, Prosecco

                                                                                                                                                                        • 187ml$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                      White

                                                                                                                                                                      • House White

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$8.00
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$30.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • Kendall Jackson, Sauvignon Blanc

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$9.50
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$36.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • Oyster Bay, Sauvignon Blanc

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$34.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • Benvolio, Pinot Grigio

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$8.50
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$32.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • Kendall Jackson, Chardonnay

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$9.50
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$36.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • Kendall Jackson, Riesling

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$9.50
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$36.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • St Christopher, Piesporter Riesling

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$8.50
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$32.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • Two Princes, Reisling

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$11.00
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$42.00

                                                                                                                                                                      Red

                                                                                                                                                                      • House Red

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$8.00
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$30.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • Byron, Pinot Noir

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$10.00
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$38.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • Oyster Bay, Pinot Noir

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$11.00
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$42.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • Diseño, Malbec

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$8.50
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$32.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • Red Rock, Merlot

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$8.50
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$32.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • Yalumba, Shiraz

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$9.50
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$38.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • Columbia Winery, Red Blend

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$34.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • Calina, Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$8.50
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$32.00
                                                                                                                                                                      • Ghost Pines, Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                                                                                                                                        • Glass$13.00
                                                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$50.00

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                                                                                                                                                                      What 1,638 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                      3.9
                                                                                                                                                                      3.9 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                      • 3.9Food
                                                                                                                                                                      • 3.9Service
                                                                                                                                                                      • 3.8Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                      • 0.4Value

                                                                                                                                                                      NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                                                                      90% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                                                                                      1. EM

                                                                                                                                                                        ElaineM

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 10, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Service was great. Food was excellent. Prefer main dining room ambiance.

                                                                                                                                                                      2. HM

                                                                                                                                                                        HMN61

                                                                                                                                                                        Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 8, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        They did not have my reservation and later found it. Put us in small corner table. My wife ordered fingerling potatoes which when arrived were like hard rocks and parts of her beef was too hard to cut. The waiter spoke to manager who offered free desert. The waiter than forgot to bring the desert which we had to ask for. We wanted the Berghoff because I visited there many times when working for Target corp. who had owned Marshall Fields. I wanted my wife to experience the great food I had for our special occasion trip to Chicago.

                                                                                                                                                                      3. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Indiana

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 8, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        I love and grew up with German food. The Sauerbraten and red cabbage was great. Had an appetizer of the sausages and very tasty. One of my friends had the game sausage platter and really enjoyed it. Great value and beer.

                                                                                                                                                                      4. LD

                                                                                                                                                                        LasendaD

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 8, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        I love German food,and this met all ooof my expectations and more.the food was delicious.i will always come back and would love to bring my family

                                                                                                                                                                      5. MR

                                                                                                                                                                        MoonRiver1

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        179 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                        179 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 8, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        Great German food - not super conversation-friendly but patrons can still converse adequately. Their vast menu is a big seller - they virtually offer any type of German food and more. Guess that is why they have been around as long as they have.

                                                                                                                                                                      6. JD

                                                                                                                                                                        JosephD

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 5, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        We have been going to The Berghoff for years. It is a family tradition and a Chicago landmark. The food is German and substantial. Lighter items have been added to the menu in the last few years. Berghoff beer is a must. Service is always excellent.

                                                                                                                                                                      7. HP

                                                                                                                                                                        HighPlainsDrifters

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        39 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        39 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 4, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        I can't believe it's been so long since I've eaten here. Salmon stack and saurbratten were delicious. Lots of choices for vege friends. Perfect martini. The bar is so beautiful, must return.

                                                                                                                                                                      8. MH

                                                                                                                                                                        MaryH

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 3, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        We enjoyed our dinner. It was a nice atmosphere to catch up with my son. The prices were reasonable.

                                                                                                                                                                      9. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 3, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        While the food was great, what really stood out was our server, Esther. She was very friendly and helpful. She really made us feel welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                      10. EP

                                                                                                                                                                        ElizabethP

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 3, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        The Berghoff never disappoints. Our meal was excellent. one of my favorite places to go when I am in Chicago. Keep up the good cooking!

                                                                                                                                                                      11. k

                                                                                                                                                                        kaygee28

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 3, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        We were there for lunch during a workday. We ordered an appetizer and our meals. The appetizer came out right away but after 20 minutes, our lunches were still nowhere to be seen. We had a hard time getting our server's attention and when we finally did and asked about our meals, he stated that he thought we'd just start with the appetizer. He took it upon himself to decide when we'd want our food without asking (during a weekday lunch hour!) and tried to play it off with a "your food will be out shortly". It was still another 15 or 20 minutes later before we got our lunches so we're pretty sure that he hadn't even put in our ticket. What we expected to be an hour long meal ended up taking 1.5 hours. We had to rush through eating so we could both get back to work.

                                                                                                                                                                      12. F

                                                                                                                                                                        Frequentvisitor

                                                                                                                                                                        Central Coast

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 3, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Excellent food and ambience with a wide selection of German and other dishes- plus its own beer, root beer and bread. A Chicago classic.

                                                                                                                                                                      13. RW

                                                                                                                                                                        RogerW

                                                                                                                                                                        Raleigh

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on August 1, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        I really wanted to like Berghoffs. It has history and we love German food. Our meals were okay but not stellar. My date had the Perogis I had the Wiener schnitzel. The schnitzel was a little dry and almost like something I would get frozen from the grocery store. The food would have been okay at a cheaper restaurant but I expected more at this price point. The real issue was the service. Our meal came out in a reasonable amount of time. But when we were ready for the check we waited a full 20 minutes. We finally flagged down the hostess because our waitress was no where to be found. Then another 10 minutes to tab out. I have rarely wanted to dine and dash but this kind of treatment made me ponder it.

                                                                                                                                                                      14. BC

                                                                                                                                                                        BarbaraC

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 30, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Love Berghoff's. I am gluten free and they have a lot of choices for me, plus a very yummy dessert.

                                                                                                                                                                      15. JE

                                                                                                                                                                        JEEK

                                                                                                                                                                        Puerto Vallarta

                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 29, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                        Was recommended to go to the Berghoff. Not really impressed. Food was average. Service was not real impressive.

                                                                                                                                                                      16. GP

                                                                                                                                                                        GeeP

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 29, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        This restaurant is my favorite downtown go to place for gluten free options and care when preparing meals. We had 2 fabulous gluten free planked salmon and veggies dinners plus a gluten free cider.

                                                                                                                                                                      17. P

                                                                                                                                                                        Pupa

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 29, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        Went to visit an old establishment that I have not been to for at least 20 years. The creamed spinach still was good as back then. I had the pork schnitzel and husband had the sausage plate. it was good to visit again.

                                                                                                                                                                      18. SG

                                                                                                                                                                        SteveG

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 25, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        My daughter has celiac disease and The Berghoff has many gluten free items to choose from includng desserts. I can't express how excited she was about the desserts. Great service, great meal, close to main strip of Michigan Avenue. Any future visits to Chicago will definitely include another visit to The Berghoff.

                                                                                                                                                                      19. LW

                                                                                                                                                                        LauraW

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 19, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Really enjoyed good German food. Service was excellent and friendly. Very enjoyable experience.

                                                                                                                                                                      20. SP

                                                                                                                                                                        SethP

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 18, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Classy and classic old-style German restaurant replete with paneled walls, brass rails and semi-formally dressed waitstaff. The food is great (of its genre) too.

                                                                                                                                                                      21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 16, 2016

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                                                                                                                                                                        A definite must for authentic German food! The Sauerbraten is the best, in my opinion. Also, if you are looking for something not as heavy, the pretzle is great - enough for 4 to share!

                                                                                                                                                                      22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        Pittsburgh

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 16, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        The food and service was awesome. The menu was great because it offered old world and new world choices so there would be something for everyone. I also felt that the pricing was appropriate. I would definitely visit again and recommend it to friends and family.

                                                                                                                                                                      23. b

                                                                                                                                                                        beerlover

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        176 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        176 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 15, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        We had the bacon wrapped shrimp which were very good and the soft pretzel which was really really good. My wife had a salad with a single stalk of asparagus, and although it seemed kind of skimpy she liked it. I had the burger, which is one of the best I have ever had.

                                                                                                                                                                      24. MG

                                                                                                                                                                        MichaelG

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 14, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Always very tasty food at a very good price in an iconic Chicago landmark. Always try to eat there once when we are in Chicago.

                                                                                                                                                                      25. GH

                                                                                                                                                                        GregH

                                                                                                                                                                        St. Louis

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 9, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                        The acoustics and noise level in this restaurant gave the feeling that I was eating in a cafeteria. We ordered from the Old World menu and the food seemed authentically German. The food was well prepared and came out quickly. This is not a place where a couple would linger as the seating is not meant for comfort and the noise level stifles quiet conversation.

                                                                                                                                                                      26. OT

                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 8, 2016

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                                                                                                                                                                        Great German and American food, and they brew their own beer and root beer

                                                                                                                                                                      27. c

                                                                                                                                                                        christinee

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 8, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Service was great, food was delicious, all 5 of us had good things to say about their meal and there was no left overovers. The Carmel cheese cake desert was very good.

                                                                                                                                                                      28. H

                                                                                                                                                                        Hammer

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        67 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        67 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 7, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                        Wanted to bring a visiting friend to a Chicago institution and Berghoff's was the perfect place. Food was delicious and service prompt and courteous. Waiter suggested a side of potato pancakes which were perfection.

                                                                                                                                                                      29. JW

                                                                                                                                                                        JaneW

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 6, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Great food with a wonderful German ambiance. Really good value when you use the validated parking and theatre tickets.

                                                                                                                                                                      30. TC

                                                                                                                                                                        TishaC

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 2, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        The restaurant was a great glimpse of traditional German food with contemporary flares for those looking for something more modern. Will definitely makes there list for repeats on next trip to Chicago.

                                                                                                                                                                      31. l

                                                                                                                                                                        locavore

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        60 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        60 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on July 1, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Great old world restaurant. Beer is quite good (they make their own). Service was fast and friendly. Get the potato pancakes! Portions are ample. You will not leave hungry .

                                                                                                                                                                      32. L

                                                                                                                                                                        Lemoine37

                                                                                                                                                                        New Orleans

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 30, 2016

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                                                                                                                                                                        This was a great spot to eat loaded with history and charm. The food is reasonable price for the portions served. Great in house beers as well. Try the flight!

                                                                                                                                                                      33. L

                                                                                                                                                                        Lily

                                                                                                                                                                        London

                                                                                                                                                                        128 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        128 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 29, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        The food was delicious, as good as it ever was. I had the Wiener schnitzel with the creamed spinach and German potatoes. Our table shared a pretzel - enormous hanging from a special hanger. It was warm and yeasty and a little bit salty - perfect. Service was good although the bus person wasn't filling water glasses etc - I had to keep asking our waiter.

                                                                                                                                                                      34. RT

                                                                                                                                                                        RichardTSeymour

                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 28, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        It was a real pleasure to find good German food in the Loop. Esther, our waitress, was extremely friendly, had suggestions, and was attentive. We had to get to O'Hare for a flight after eating, and she spoke to the kitchen and speeded things up. We just wish we had had time for dessert.

                                                                                                                                                                      35. GM

                                                                                                                                                                        GregM

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 25, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Just a great stand-by place to meet with friends and bring out-of0town guests. food is tasty and plentiful, service is quick.

                                                                                                                                                                      36. AS

                                                                                                                                                                        AuntieSpecial

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 24, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                        Wundabar!!! Went looking for German cuisine and was fully gratified! Schnitzel was fantastic and the ambiance authentic. Can't wait to return. Thanks for a nostalgic dinner!!

                                                                                                                                                                      37. KR

                                                                                                                                                                        KristinR

                                                                                                                                                                        St. Louis

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 24, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Very good food! Very cool building. Service was so so. Good location. Down street from Notdstrom Rack!

                                                                                                                                                                      38. 2

                                                                                                                                                                        2withfriends

                                                                                                                                                                        Milwaukee

                                                                                                                                                                        119 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        119 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 21, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        So happy to be back in the city. AND having a wonderful meal Again. Me

                                                                                                                                                                      39. RM

                                                                                                                                                                        RichM

                                                                                                                                                                        Orlando

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 21, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        We have always loved going here, this time we took friends from Indiana and they loved everything!

                                                                                                                                                                      40. MK

                                                                                                                                                                        MollyK

                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 18, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                        Berghoff is a Chicago classic. You have to go at least once. Great service, great menu consisting of traditional German fare.

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