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Berghoff Restaurant

Berghoff Restaurant


  • Dine-in
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Patio


17 W. Adams St., Chicago IL 60603

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The Berghoff Restaurant is an iconic Chicago classic, serving German-American style cuisine and history since 1898. With traditional Berghoff dishes, contemporary American fare, seasonal menus, vegetarian and gluten-free options, there is truly something for everyone.

Inside this historic institution, you can find freshly baked bread from their in-house bakery, a lively main floor dining room, a fast-casual cafe in their lower level, and most recently, the loops only brewery–Adams Street.

As one of the oldest family-run businesses in the nation, it is currently under the helm of the fourth generation, Peter Berghoff. His great-grandfather and founder, Herman Berghoff, opened the Berghoff doors in 1898 as a men-only saloon; serving free corned beef sandwiches with the purchase of a stein of Berghoff Beer. During Prohibition, the establishment transitioned into a full-service restaurant and serving the now-famous Berghoff Rootbeer, Near Beer and Bergo Softdrinks.
Post Prohibition Herman acquired the city’s first liquor license, which you can find proudly on display behind their centuries-old bar.

This Chicago staple is a must-do on any trip to the windy city!

Main floor restaurant and bar is open for lunch and dinner, Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 11:30am-9pm.
Lower Level Cafe is open for lunch, Mon-Fri 11am-2pm

Private Dining: Host your next event at the historic Berghoff, located in the heart of Chicago’s loop. Choose from one of our three private dining rooms, each with its own function and feel. The Berghoff can accommodate groups from 12-200 for intimate gatherings, celebrations, banquets, business meetings, presentations, and much more. Special group rates and packages available.

Health and Safety

Single Use Menus

Health Screening Required-Staff

Masks Provided

Masks Required-Guest

Masks Required-Staff

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations

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Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced

Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits

Wheelchair Accessible

Team Building Programs

Group Capacity 200

Team Building Activities Offered

Maximum Group Number 200

Miles from O'Hare Airport 18.0

Miles from Midway Airport 10.0

Miles from Navy Pier 2.0

Miles from McCormick Place 4.0

Miles from Downtown




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Student Group Friendly

Reservations Accepted

Restaurant(s) On-site


Live Music

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking Available Off-site

Food On-site Restaurant

Airport(s) Served ORD

Number of Restaurants On-site

Hours of Operation Temporary hours of operation:nMon - Fri 11:30 AM - 7 PMnSat and Sunday Closed


Number of Meeting Rooms 4

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 271

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 140

Largest Room, Max Capacity 1500

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style 200

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 590

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 200

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 340

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space 4865

Max Venue Capacity 200

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Restaurant Capacity 308

Private Dining Available

Group Menu

Group Breakfast Available

Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert) $$ = $15 - $24


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