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“Good for a party, other places have better German food”

Hofbrauhaus Chicago
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Ranked #8 of 85 Restaurants in Rosemont
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: German, Bar, European
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: River Road
Description: Hofbrauhaus Chicago is the first and only German micro brewery, beer hall, restaurant and beer garden to call Chicago home. Modeled after the legendary Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany, it takes pride giving you an experience as authentic and unforgettable as the 400-year-old original. Guests can savor schnitzels, sausages, Sauerbraten and pretzels, and some ingredients are even imported from abroad. The freshly brewed beer follows the purity law from 1516 using original recipes handed down by the Duke of Bavaria over 400 years ago. With its beer hall (Schwemme), King Ludwig Room, and Biergarten in summer, it's Oktoberfest every day. Hofbrauhaus Chicago also features live music nightly with bands from Germany and Austria. In addition, you can take a piece of Bavaria home from the gift shop stocked with authentic and unique Bavarian gifts & collectibles.
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good for a party, other places have better German food”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Good beer, good service, good selection - but the food was at best average, and had clearly been prepared ahead and kept warm. Well, some of it was kept warm anyway. So, go for beer and appetizers, but head to someplace else for dinner.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Burke, VA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Gemutlichkeit!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sorry, but no umlauts on my keyboard.

Nice, though kitschy attempt at capturing Bavarian ambience. Food OK; beer excellent!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank RayJr
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Jim O, General Manager at Hofbrauhaus Chicago, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Thank you for the kind words!

Jim
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Chesterton, Indiana
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Tasty food and lots of fun”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

I wasn't expecting the show and the singing, but enjoyed the bavarian-style eating. The food reminded me of Grandma's cooking!!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Whitewater99
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Jim O, General Manager at Hofbrauhaus Chicago, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Thank you for the kind words!

Jim GM
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Bloomington, Illinois
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Huge place and busy, but good”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Kathy at the front podium couldn't have been more helpful. They were out of reservations but she put us on the list. It wasn't near as lomg as they thought and we were in. Everything was very good and Robin was super nice!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Bill D
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Jim O, General Manager at Hofbrauhaus Chicago, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Thank you for the great comments!

Jim
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“The worst restaurant I've ever been to!!!!!!”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

I seriously think this is worth going for. I was utterly disgusted and sad of the result of the food. I might have gotten nauseous if I'd stated any longer!!!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Logerr
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Jim O, General Manager at Hofbrauhaus Chicago, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Hello I do apologize for the service, please contact me at jo@hofbrauhauschicago.com. and I can personally talk to you about the situation. Thank you
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