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The Berghoff Restaurant

17 West Adams St, O'Hare Airport, Chicago, IL 60603
312 427 3170
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Ranked #456 of 8,296 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State Street
Transit: Located in the heart of Chicago's Loop, easily accessible by CTA's Red, Blue, Green, Brown, Orange, and Pink lines and numerous bus routes.
Description: The Berghoff Restaurant is a Chicago landmark, serving German-style cuisine and culture since 1898. One of the oldest family-run businesses in the nation, it is now run by fourth generation, Carlyn Berghoff. At today’s Berghoff, menus have evolved to add newer, lighter and more contemporary dishes, but it’s still the same old Berghoff, down to the famous root beer. Open for lunch and dinner, the Berghoff’s wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrées is sure to satisfy everyone in your party. With fresh ingredients, seasonal menus and vegetarian & gluten-free dishes, it's “tradition with a twist!” Private Dining - Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group provides a truly unique event experience within the setting of the historic Berghoff building. Host your next event in one of our four private rooms. Contact us to start planning today!
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English first
Bellaire, Texas
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226 reviews 226 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I ate here the other night. The food and atmosphere were very good and the service was too. I had a veal shank which was huge and delicious. The Alsatian soup was also unusual and delicious. We had the Black Forest Cake for desert and enjoy that too. The atmosphere is a great reason to go here.... More

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piqua ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This place used to be huge, like a Biergarten atmosphere. It's now tamer, but still a good value for a Chicago restaurant. Lots of types of schnitzel, very good. Sauerbraten was good if you like the sweet sour flavor of cabbage/meat together which I found out I didn't. Had a nice flight of berghoff beers, liked all but one. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I've been here many times and have always loved it, but we stopped into the bar earlier this evening for a quick beer and a bite and the bartender was terrible. He did not greet us and then sneered when we asked for the beer menu. He treated us poorly when we ordered food and neglected to bring us water... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Had lunch downstairs at the Bergoff Café, ate a wonderful Italian salad (gee, at aGerman restaurant? Yep). Went back the next evening and had a wonderful meal of roast duck (husband) and jagerschnitzel (me). Both meals were excellent and topped off with a decadent slice of german chocolate cake. The waitress was the best- just sorry we could not make... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A perfect stop to fill up on great food and beer on a cold day. It has not changed much since our first stop many years ago. Our daughter liked the pretzel...a lot.

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Winter Haven
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My family has enjoyed Berghoff's since the 60's and now it too, as a third generation can say I will brings daughter here. The staff were attentive, the food was hot, fresh and authentic. We had a Taste of Berghoff's which was a sampling of their famous dishes and an apple strudel all for $18.95. So much food that we... More

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Pullman, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were in the typical tourist attire and regretted that the moment we stepped into the Berghoff. We felt very out of place and were seated in a less than desireable location because we were in shorts, tee shirts and blue jeans and not nice casual or better. The bulk of the patrons for lunch were in business attire. The... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch here very much! We ate at the restaurant instead of the cafe, for a slightly wider variety menu. Our server was very good, and the rest of the staff we encountered seemed nice. In addition to the food we ordered tasting great, they were also super accommodating to my special dietary needs.

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Sartell, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My mother visited Berghoff's over 50 years ago with her father and with my father. First time she's been back in all those years and we visited for her 81st birthday. Such fun! We each had a flight of their Berghoff beers and then ordered the sampler meal. The meal was extraordinary in its authenticity and preparation. We've been eating... More

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Old school service with great history in the building and design. A trip back in history. All we needed was our charleston dance dress to make it complete. Food was very authentic German style (I spent 3 years in Germany) and it was wonderful. Service was second to none, Justin was attentive and very knowledgeable about the cuisine and drinks.... More

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