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“Great German Cuisine!”

The Berghoff Restaurant
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Ranked #115 of 9,602 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$30
Cuisines: German
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
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, 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!
Detroit, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great German Cuisine!”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Went here on a flyer during my last visit to The Loop in Chicago. What great authentic food, with excellent service!

  • Visited April 2014
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Leawood, Kansas
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“My German is limit...my pleasure her was not”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

My experience with German food is very limited. If my recent meal at Berghoff's is representative of German fare I'll be eating a lot more of it. Our party shared four different selections and everyone was pleased...not a clunker in the bunch. The service was fast and friendly and the atmosphere was warm and inviting.

  • Visited June 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Go for the history”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

The Berghoff is one of those places that is better known for the experience that for its food. The food ranges from good to fair to barely acceptable. Those who really like German food (surely there are some) no doubt find much to dislike at the The Berghoff. That said it is possible to have a good meal there if one is not too particular. The service is not as rude as it used to be, but I always felt that getting ignored or treated badly by those who work at The Berghoff was just a Chicago experience everyone should have at least once.

  • Visited May 2014
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Hyattsville, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Good food, great atmopshere”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The Berghoff is a renowned old restaurant which has stood the test of time without standing still. The atmosphere and the food are both wonderful, and up to date in offering more than heavy, traditional German fare. It's a fun place to dine and the prices, for the quality, are quite reasonable.

  • Visited June 2014
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McMurray, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pathetic "German" Food”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Disappointing--I can't imagine the good reviews coming from previous reviewers. The Spaetzle was dry, brittle, and sparse. It was served with diced "root vegetables" which looked like potatoes. The Jaegerschnitzel was tasteless and tough. The plate was all pale yellow. I won't mention the cold "apple strudel" with a demitasse spoonful of vanilla ice cream. Ooops--mentioned it. The restaurant itself is beautiful, with old-fashioned woodwork. All in all, go JUST for a fair beer and a large pretzel. You're welcome.

  • Visited June 2014
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