Located in the heart of Lincoln Square, this restaurant offers wonderful German food and ambience. They have a selection of different kinds of sausages which I really appreciated.
Favorite Dish: I had lunch here with "dlandt" and tried a number of items. Everything was fantastic!
4 of us went there on Saturday night, without a reservation. Not only the place was not crowded, it was also very cozy, warm and lovely. On a little stage performers are playing polka and singing, couples are dancing on the floor, trays with huge steins of cold beer are floating in the air, food tastes delicious, everybody is having such a good time...
I`ll go there again 100%!
Favorite Dish: Sausage with fried potato and a pickle.
The Chicago Brauhaus is modeled after the famous brauhaus in Munich.
Leiderhosen is not required but an attitude for having fun is. This is not a beer and brats place. You can expect quality German fare and really good steins of beer.
A live band plays every evening and really gets the crowd going.
Favorite Dish: Sometimes they have the roasted veal shank special. It is delicious!!!
Vienerschnitzel and Sauerbraten and lots of sauerkraut are omnipresent.
If you are waiting at the bar for a table, munch on the homemade rye pretzels and enjoy some beer.
We tried the Chicago Brauhaus for lunch as we wanted to spend a little time walking the neighborhood and go into a few of the stores. The weekend lunch menu is the same as the dinner menu so it was a little expensive for lunch but perfectly reasonable for dinner. Another good reason to go for dinner is that they have live music and dancing.
Open 11 am-midnight Mon-Fri (closed Tuesday), 11am-1am Sat and Sun
Thanks to fellow VTer Dlandt for this recommendation, he has great taste in restaurants (not to mention VT friends)
Favorite Dish: We tried Sauerbraten, chicken schnitzel and beef roulade, all were good. The spatzle that comes with several of the entrees was excellent and the potatoes with grilled onions were also quite good.
The Chicago Brauhaus has a long neighbrohood tradition in an old German neighborhood. The food is German-American rather than pure German but you can find places like this all through Central Europe. This one happens to have an American slant. The beer is imported from Germany and when you spend a night there, expect to lock elbows and sway to German drinking songs. They have live music and dancing on most nights. It varies from swing to polka to American to German to German-American. When you listento the entertainers and bartenders and waitetresses, expect it to be aout 70% English and 30% German. Both are understood and credit cards are welcome. In short, this is a great place if you want to experience German-America. Kassler rippchen is especially good, just like Oma used to make.
Favorite Dish: Any schnitzel. All the beer. Kassler Rippchen.