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The Berghoff

The Berghoff is an iconic Chicago restaurant and no trip to this city can forgo it. The rich wood paneling has soaked in the history and radiates it to those that lounge in the bar or dining area.

They were the first in Chicago to receive a liquor license after the Prohibition ended. The Berghoff has been around for almost as long as Chicago has existed!

Their menu features traditional German cuisine like Weiner Schnitzel but goes beyond the same old, same old with dishes like Butternut Squash Lasagna or Orange Maple Glazed Duck.

I wholeheartedly believe that no one will be disappointed with a dish they order. The most discomfort you’ll experience here is trying to decide what to order.



We’d also recommend the Grilled Lamb Burger if you’re visiting for lunch. Pair it with a cold Berghoff Rootbeer and you will definitely feel German drinking from the Stein.

Luckily the company I had with me was all about the desserts and we ordered just about all of them. You won’t want to skip these decadent treats so don’t stuff yourself too much with dinner.

For dessert, we recommend the Flourless Chocolate Cake. It’s wonderfully rich and has a raspberry syrup dripped across the plate, adding the perfect tartness to balance the sweet. Share it with a sweet one and they are sure to sich verlieben!

The Berghoff
17 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60603

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