In his famous classical conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved that it’s physically impossible for a Russian scientist's mouth not to water when it says the words “wiener schnitzel.” Experience this uncontrollable phenomenon with today’s deal: for $10, you get $25 worth of German-inspired cuisine, beverages, and good times at The Berghoff in the Loop.
The comfortable and relaxing atmosphere at The Berghoff is an ideal setting to unwind after a hard day's work, take a break during a hard day's work, or put in a hard day's work if you happen to be one of the attentive staffers at The Berghoff. Its extensive menu provides heaps of German fare during lunch and dinner. The two menus are pretty similar in terms of offerings, which include ample apps, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Start with seared duck pot stickers with light cucumber slaw ($7.25) or classic potato pierogies ($7.95). Main bites include the half-pound Berghoff burger (melted cheddar cheese, applewood bacon, crispy onion rings, and bourbon barbecue sauce, $11.95), traditional wiener schnitzel ($18.95), and the Ahab-worthy Berghoff beer-battered cod ($13.95). Put a cherry atop your meal with a sweet bite from the dessert menu, or boost table talk with one of The Berghoff's home-brewed brews, among other libations.
The recently reopened Berghoff retains the classic feel of the historic establishment that was a Chicagoland staple for 107 years, while building upon it with modern amenities. The space is freshly expanded, and the plasma-TV seeds that were planted on the walls have reached happy maturity. Families, long-lost friends, and lunch-breaking workers will all enjoy their lederhosen-bursting stay in the casual confines at The Berghoff.
Prices listed are for dinner; lunch equivalents cost slightly less.
The Chicago Sun-Times loves The Berghoff's classic German dishes:
- If you tiptoe through the Berghoff menu and stick with some of the classics, you will be duly rewarded. For example, a lush and delicious Alsatian onion and apple soup that was rife with the flavor of onion and apples and a crouton slathered with Muenster cheese. Delicious. Another appetizer that won me over was the potato pierogi: four plump, lightly pan-fried beauties stuffed with mashed potatoes (the real deal) with an accompaniment of a chive-accented sweet potato salad. – Pat Bruno
Metromix says Berghoff is a Chicago dining staple:
- A true Chicago classic, Berghoff lives on. While the restaurant flirted with a hipper moniker for a while (17 West at the Berghoff), it now is plain-old Berghoff--no doubt pleasing traditionalists... Carlyn Berghoff (the founder's granddaughter) is at the helm and still offers those German specialties, as well as contemporary dishes for those who don't want a schnitzel for lunch. – Metromix
- Foodwise...you have to start with the potato pierogies. They are simply to die for. For entree...I recommend the Schlack Platter...And top it off with a nice Heffweissen, and you are set! – Jacob Y., Yelp
17 W Adams St.
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