Berghoff Catering

★★★★☆
  • 17 W Adams St

    Chicago, IL 60603

    Cross street: State Street

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  • 312-408-0200

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Mon-Sat 8:30am-5:30pm

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They catered my wedding event at South Shore Cultural Center -- from the first meeting, they were very attentive and were happy to work with me on finding the best menu to feed 180 people within our budget. They made great suggestions and

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★★★★★

They catered my wedding event at South Shore Cultural Center -- from the first meeting, they were very attentive and were happy to work with me on finding the best menu to feed 180 people within our budget. They made great suggestions and

Pros: Great food and wonderful service

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Delicious!

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★★★★★

Delicious!

Pros: great wait staff, good food

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While the Berghoff closed for a while to become an catering-only establishment, it's back. Both the food and ambiance are excellent--the decor is quite nice.

Pricing isn't too bad. Furthermore, the bread that you get with the meal is excellent--some of the best restaurant-bread I've had. The root beer (as several other reviewers have pointed out) is also excellent, and definitely worth a try.

Finally, if German food isn't your thing, they also offer a variety of "mainstream" dining options that may better suit your taste. All in all, I'd have to recommend the Berghoff.

5
★★★★★

While the Berghoff closed for a while to become an catering-only establishment, it's back. Both the food and ambiance are excellent--the decor is quite nice.

Pricing isn't too bad. Furthermore, the bread that you get with the meal is excellent--some of the best restaurant-bread I've had. The root beer (as several other reviewers have pointed out) is also excellent, and definitely worth a try.

Finally, if German food isn't your thing, they also offer a variety of "mainstream" dining options that may better suit your taste. All in all, I'd have to recommend the Berghoff.

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Thinking that the German food on the menu might be limited but good, we stopped for dinner at the "new" Berghoff. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!. The food costs 2X as much ( main course was smaller and more expensive and you have to pay extra for each side dish) and not as good. Do not be tempted to go there. The restaurant was practically empty and for good reason. What a shame. Doesn't the Berghoff woman get it?

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★☆☆☆☆

Thinking that the German food on the menu might be limited but good, we stopped for dinner at the "new" Berghoff. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!. The food costs 2X as much ( main course was smaller and more expensive and you have to pay extra for each side dish) and not as good. Do not be tempted to go there. The restaurant was practically empty and for good reason. What a shame. Doesn't the Berghoff woman get it?

Pros: none

Cons: 2X as expensive as it used to be

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I feel privileged to say that I was there for lunch when the Berghoff closed its doors for the last time. Whether it was the cafe, the bar, or the actual restuarant, the Berghoff family really did German cuisine (and beers) right. I LOVED just about everything about the place in the short time I would come around for lunch or a quick beer before heading home. I even bought as much memorabilia as I could (including about 3 bottles of whisky) because of the history this place possessed. Now that although the building still remains and the place is now a catering company and the cafe portion has opened up once again, for me, it has just lost its "flare". It will NEVER be as good as it was when the entire place was standing. Sure the cafe still somewhat "carries" the Berghoff name and serves the "same" German food as the old cafe did, it's as almost as if the place is trying to hold onto something that is already gone, and sadly missed by everyone in Chicago. I do applaude them for trying to hold onto the Berghoff tradition, but without the bar or the restaurant (which was the heart of it all), all that's left is an empty shell of its former glorific self. I hope one day the place can be resurected becuase it is not that easy finding German cuisine that matched this place. Not Chicago Brauhaus or Glunz Bavarian Haus can come close.

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★★☆☆☆

I feel privileged to say that I was there for lunch when the Berghoff closed its doors for the last time. Whether it was the cafe, the bar, or the actual restuarant, the Berghoff family really did German cuisine (and beers) right. I LOVED just about everything about the place in the short time I would come around for lunch or a quick beer before heading home. I even bought as much memorabilia as I could (including about 3 bottles of whisky) because of the history this place possessed. Now that although the building still remains and the place is now a catering company and the cafe portion has opened up once again, for me, it has just lost its "flare". It will NEVER be as good as it was when the entire place was standing. Sure the cafe still somewhat "carries" the Berghoff name and serves the "same" German food as the old cafe did, it's as almost as if the place is trying to hold onto something that is already gone, and sadly missed by everyone in Chicago. I do applaude them for trying to hold onto the Berghoff tradition, but without the bar or the restaurant (which was the heart of it all), all that's left is an empty shell of its former glorific self. I hope one day the place can be resurected becuase it is not that easy finding German cuisine that matched this place. Not Chicago Brauhaus or Glunz Bavarian Haus can come close.

Pros: Still can find good fast German food, occupies the Famous Berghoff restaurant, close to all the train lines

Cons: Not as legendary as it used to be

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we intended to dine on german food here. if you call sausages german, then you can find an item on the menu. otherwise, it's mainly american food with a european "flair". and "flair" isnt necessarily good. my sausages (i went for the german food since that what id expected...) were banal. the spaetzle dry. i think next time, i would pass and go for real german food in ravenwood instead. saving a historical restaurant for the sake of history is not always a great idea...

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★★★☆☆

we intended to dine on german food here. if you call sausages german, then you can find an item on the menu. otherwise, it's mainly american food with a european "flair". and "flair" isnt necessarily good. my sausages (i went for the german food since that what id expected...) were banal. the spaetzle dry. i think next time, i would pass and go for real german food in ravenwood instead. saving a historical restaurant for the sake of history is not always a great idea...

Pros: location, prompt service

Cons: food is mediocre at best

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Amazing German dishes and simple American dishes for the less adventurous. Their desserts are incredible--spice cheesecake, chocolate rasberry cake, apple strudel. Delicious! The brats and German potato salad are some of the best I ever tasted. Great with large groups, perfect for a business lunch or even a date. Try the root beer or the diet root beer, it is the best i have ever tasted!

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★★★★★

Amazing German dishes and simple American dishes for the less adventurous. Their desserts are incredible--spice cheesecake, chocolate rasberry cake, apple strudel. Delicious! The brats and German potato salad are some of the best I ever tasted. Great with large groups, perfect for a business lunch or even a date. Try the root beer or the diet root beer, it is the best i have ever tasted!

Pros: GREAT FOOD!

Cons: Parking

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Unfortunately, after many years the Berghoff restaurant in Chicago has now closed. Now for the good news, the owner closed the restaurant so they could concentrate on their catering business. So you can still get your fill of that wonderful German food but you will have to do it outside of that great atmospheric restaurant.

PROS: Catering now
CONS: Restaurant has now closed

4
★★★★☆

Unfortunately, after many years the Berghoff restaurant in Chicago has now closed. Now for the good news, the owner closed the restaurant so they could concentrate on their catering business. So you can still get your fill of that wonderful German food but you will have to do it outside of that great atmospheric restaurant.

PROS: Catering now
CONS: Restaurant has now closed

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This place has wonderful german food! Especially good Root Beer. It is an excellent atmosphere and is just a fun place to go, eat and talk with friends. It's not to expensive, but not cheap either. I highly recommend this recommend this resturant to anyone who likes german food and a good root beer.

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★★★★★

This place has wonderful german food! Especially good Root Beer. It is an excellent atmosphere and is just a fun place to go, eat and talk with friends. It's not to expensive, but not cheap either. I highly recommend this recommend this resturant to anyone who likes german food and a good root beer.

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This dark wooded German restaurant was once a men's only club, and it still has that feel. The waiters are usually seasoned men who dish up sauerbrauten and weiner schnitzel with the best of them. Don't miss the fresh rye bread or sampling some of their own brew. This is the perfect place for a cozy tete-a-tete or a great office lunch. Everyone raves about the creamed spinach...and rightly so.

PROS: wonderful food and even better service
CONS: can get very crowded at lunch

5
★★★★★

This dark wooded German restaurant was once a men's only club, and it still has that feel. The waiters are usually seasoned men who dish up sauerbrauten and weiner schnitzel with the best of them. Don't miss the fresh rye bread or sampling some of their own brew. This is the perfect place for a cozy tete-a-tete or a great office lunch. Everyone raves about the creamed spinach...and rightly so.

PROS: wonderful food and even better service
CONS: can get very crowded at lunch

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Located on the ground floor of the historic Berghoff building, this quick-service, cafeteria-style spot serves a few German classics like weiner schnitzel, sauerbraten and Berghoff "chips" (cottage fries), but mainly…

 

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