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The Berghoff Restaurant

17 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-5502
+1 312-427-3170
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“sauerbraten” (128 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (61 reviews)
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
German, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-5502
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After moving away from Chicago many years ago, I was back and decided to have lunch at Berghoffs which used to be an attractive restaurant with wonderful German and other “comfort type” food. The Wiener Schnitzel and Spätzle ($21) were tasteless. The atmosphere was less...More

Thank vt2go
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped here for a light dinner and was totally pleased with the place. We did not have a reservation, but still got seated right away. The wait staff was pleasant, professional and prompt. They made us feel like members of the family. We enjoyed the...More

Thank MaRR1900
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was one of the restaurants I found offering GF options, close to the CIBC Theater, where we went to see Hamilton. There were a lot of GF options on the menu. I chose the "Sauerbraten" (marinated roasted sirloin of beef, sweet and sour gravy,...More

Thank Travel_Addict_Cyprus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Chicago with some friends, we made reservations for Friday evening dinner at The Berghoff. Despite an initial rocky start where it seemed like our table was not clearly assigned a waiter, that was remedied, and we ultimately had a great time. As someone...More

Thank jason07052
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is not übercool, it's just delicious food served by nice people in a beautiful restaurant. We came here for lunch, got seated immediately, and the food arrived in good time. Our server was friendly and helpful. We had the duck meatballs, as well...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for a catered reception which served German classics like mini brats, chicken schnitzel, mushroom strudel. All very yummy. Looked like a hopping place - bar had live music.

Thank Kathrine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It used to be great, but those days are long gone. It used to be a true German Restaurant but those days are long gone. It used to have waiter like you’d find in Germany or Austria masters of their art but those days are...More

Thank jps819
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went at the recommendation of local friends, and we’re so glad we did! We went for lunch and started with the Reuben and the Sauerbraten. We changed up the sides so we could try the potato pancakes and German potato salad. We washed it...More

Thank _fbusch30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the dinner there. Definitely a place to go to and enjoy German food. As a German it is sometimes challenging to find a good German restaurant in the USA. This is a good option when in Chicago. Not overpriced and the Jägerschnitzel was excellent....More

Thank Dirk E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon recommendation of a local, we had a late lunch at The Berghoff. The interior is old world and very nice. I had the wild game sausage plate and my spouse had a pork schnitzel. Both dishes were average. The spaetzel was dry and the...More

Thank joangosewisch
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Daniel S
October 30, 2018|
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Response from Kevin D | Reviewed this property |
Like the others, I am unaware of any loyalty program, for Berghoff.
July 25, 2016|
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Response from AmirMostaghim | Reviewed this property |
Not at all. We walked in wearing tourist uniform (shorts, t-shirt, and bag pack) and we didn't feel out of place at all.
November 21, 2015|
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Response from lindaha324 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the berghoff to be sure but my guess is you could go & put your name on a list. When we were there, the restaurant was far from full so we were seated immediately but that was a weekday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-5502
    (State Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-427-3170
  • E-mail
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, Pete 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 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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