If you would like to enjoy a delicious meal in a historic setting, head to The Berghoff in Chicago! For more than a century, it has been family-owned and operated, and it began with an immigrant who had a dream.
In 1870, Herman Berghoff immigrated to the United States from Germany. He gained employment at cotton plantations and even worked for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show before establishing a brewery in Indiana.
In 1893, Chicago hosted the World’s Fair, and Herman made the trip to sell his beer to visitors.
It was so successful that he decided to call the city home.
That’s how The Berghoff was born in 1898, and at that time, the beers cost a nickel and were served with a free side sandwich.
When Prohibition hit, Herman brewed near-beer and Berghoff soda pop, and he worked to improve his food menu. During the years Prohibition was in effect, the restaurant became known throughout the Chicago area for its authentic German cuisine.
The restaurant offers an old-world setting that features Chicago artifacts and mementos, and it has something for everyone.
In the kitchen, longtime chefs Matt Reichel and Javier Avalos create an array of delicious recipes that suit today’s palate. Start with a Bavarian pretzel before enjoying an old-world entree such as wiener schnitzel, roasted half duck, or grilled molasses pork chops.
The Berghoff Bar
Those who would rather sip alcoholic beverages and sample a few bar bites can spend time at The Berghoff Bar. The menu features brews such as A Little Crazy, Pinball, and Apex Predator, which can be enjoyed with warm beignets, Korean-style short ribs, and more.
The Berghoff is just one of the German restaurants near Oak Park Place Apartments. If you are considering calling our community home, please contact our leasing agents. We would love to show you our amenities firsthand.Back to all posts