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Edelweiss Restaurant, Norridge, IL

Edelweiss Restaurant

4.6
4.6
352 Reviews
$30 and under
German
Edelweiss German-American Restaurant is one of Chicago’s favorite German restaurants. It has been a family-owned dining destination for over 30 years.

The menu features an impressive array of traditional, well-crafted German specialties along with classics like the American steak, chicken and seafood dishes. A gluten free menu and kids menu are also available. We offer 16 beers on tap as well as a variety of craft and international beers, wine and schnapps. Our bar area is an excellent venue to watch sports and play the slot machines while enjoying our daily bar and menu specials.

Patio is first come first serve, please call the restaurant to book this reservation.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    German, Beer Garden, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (708) 452-6040

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    The Edelweiss is the perfect place to host your special events and parties. Whatever the style or budget, the Edelweiss has a package that will make your event or party a time for all to remember.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Edelweiss Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs. We offer a semi-private back room can seat up to 110 guests and our seasonal beer garden can seat up to 40.

  • Private party contact

    Dawn Marotta; Private Event Coordinator : (855) 896-1614

  • Neighborhood

    Norridge

  • Cross street

    Overhill

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available in our lot, on Irving Park Road, and Joe Sieb center (located a half a block west of the restaurant).

  • Public transit

    CTA Bus 80 and 326; 10 minute ride from the CTA Blue Line Cumberland stop

  • Entertainment

    Live MusicSat 6:30pm-10:00pm Sun 3:00pm-7:00pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 352 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Great for Brunch

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Kid Friendly

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Great for Lunch

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  1. FH

    FrankH

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great German food! Service was excellent too!
  2. JJ

    JeremyJ

    Philadelphia

    237 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    237 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, great beers and great service
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early Father’s Day dinner.
  4. LA

    LoreneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The welcoming experience hasn't changed in 50 years .. definitely would recommend to everyone
  5. RC

    RobertC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the greatest time at dinner. I am so glad I found out about Edelweiss Restaurant. I searched for "good German restaurants near me" on Google. I wasn't just good...It was great right down to the busboys and live entertainment!!! All food is made from scratch! Wow, I can't stop thinking about how great it was. 6 stars!!! haha.
  6. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was really pleased with how the service personnel made an effort to make everyone feel welcome and challenged my students to speak German as much as possible.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly, attentive service and great food. Wonderful German ambiance. This old, local place is a treasure.
  8. MS

    MartinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner - all 5 of us were pleased with the experience. Josephine was an awesome server. Food was outstanding and authentic.
  9. JJ

    JeremyJ

    Philadelphia

    238 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always friendly and welcoming staff, very authentic menu, everything tastes great and excellent German beers on tap. Well worth the drive. Will return for sure.
  10. JG

    JillianG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!
  11. R

    Robin

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The restaurant is fun but the food was, unfortunately, underwhelming for the prices charged. We should have been "wowed" and we were not. The soup was tepid and our meals were fair vs. excellent for the price. My husband's traditional jaegershnitzel appeared to be a flattened pork chop instead of pork tenderloin. We also got home to discover that we were charged for a martini not ordered. Our waitress was delightful and the ambiance very fun.
  12. DP

    DoreenP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT! Flawless food, friendly service, fun entertainment! A MUST DINE restaurant!
  13. RB

    RobertB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. Food was ok. Very good selection of some German beers. Service was fantastic. Looking forward to trying their biergarten this summer.
  14. JS

    JohnS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic experience. Excellent service and outstanding food. Large portions. Everything was fresh and warm. Very much enjoyed the entertainment. Will definitely be back. Thank you for such a special night!
  15. TO

    TerriO

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was Delicious. Service was great. Very nice server. Cocktails were spot on. Owner came by to say hello.
  16. K

    Kathy

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and friendly staff. Always a pleasure to dine here.
  17. RP

    RandyP

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food from soup to entree was uncharacteristically luke warm.
  18. JH

    JamieH

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food and service was great as usual. Ambiance rated low but only because it was a Monday night with no entertainment.
  19. BL

    BeefandLobster

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great German beer, wine, and food. Great service. We had the duck and the stroganoff. Plan to go back and try some of the other dishes. Knowledgeable wait staff. And the pea soup was so good.
  20. W

    Wolf8846

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was mostly overpriced and just OK. The smallest portion of Weiner schnitzel I have ever seen. Christmas decorations were nice. No rye bread, even with paying for the bread. Very, very mediocre. But the only German restaurant left near Chicago. Servers were overworked and made sure we knew it. Would only recommend if you have to have some German food.
  21. JJ

    JeremyJ

    Philadelphia

    238 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth the drive. Authentic food and beer. A neighborhood gem.
  22. DP

    DavidP

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best German food in Chicago!
  23. BT

    BorisT

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for a family celebration, group of 14. A definite old school German Restaurant. No complaints about food or service, nice to see the owners with a hands on approach. Live music, fun for all young or old. Great beer selection. A classic !
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good; portions were generous; musician was entertaining; beer is always good
  25. b

    booboo

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A thoroughly delightful evening! Not our first time here. The food is fantastic; huge portions too. Fun German music livens things up. The service here is top notch, would give it more stars if more were available. Feels like you're with family. And you are not at all rushed, which is an important factor for us. Wish I knew our servers name so I could commend her specifically.
  26. AK

    AndrewK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Great Food and Service ! We love to eat here always.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well prepared food with a diverse menu. Great service and welcoming staff. Staff wore masks and hand sanitizer was available on each table.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Great service! The entertainment was fun and a great way to celebrate Octoberfest! We loved our experience at Edelweiss.
  29. CC

    CathyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food and fun atmosphere. Like everywhere else these days, it doesn't have enough servers, bartenders, etc. Our waitress though was great and apologized for the delay in getting our food and gave us a complimentary dessert. Felt almost normal and like the "before times".
  30. AH

    AmiH

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best service ever. We go here once to twice a year and Dawn always remembers us and our children. She is the best and always goes above and beyond. Cannot say enough good things about this place. The entertainment is awesome too. As authentic as can be. Down to the chicken dance. Will definitely come back.
  31. KL

    KristinL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, awesome service, awesome ambiance. Definitely recommend.
  32. M

    Matsi

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    My friends and I all ordered something different. Their food was delicious . Mine was so-so. There was plenty of food to take home as the portions were large. The service was very attentive.
  33. D

    Darren

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soo good! It was crowded(but it was october fest) we had the best time! Good food great restaurant! Missed going there! My entire table had a great time
  34. C

    Celcooking

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Great entertainment during Oktoberfest, good environment, ok food but HORRIBLE service. Took 45 minutes just to get drinks. Over an hour and a half for food… and we had reservations.
  35. D

    Donna

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Disappointed they were out of Chicken Schnitzel I Had to get Veal which was $4.00 more should have given me the veal for same price Also not seated at time of reservation I know that during pandemic they are short staffed but I really feel we were being rushed out as we got closer to closing time
  36. a

    alarios

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had a great experience at Edelweiss. Live music, good food and warm atmosphere. Our server was very friendly and helpful and we walked out of there with so much leftover food. The only negative feedback I will give is that the food took a long time to come out. Specifically the appetizers took forever. It was worth the wait but it took a bit longer than what I’ve liked. Overall great experience. Will be back.
  37. IM

    IceMan

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best German Restaurant in Chicago. Great Octoberfest menu. Many traditional fare and beers. For a busy Saturday night, the service was outstanding. Our group of ten came at seven and left at ten thirty. Fun and talented female trio kept the Octoberfest vibe going all evening. Don’t just come in October. The great food and atmosphere is there year round.
  38. GM

    GinnyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to listen to our daughter’s musical group and enjoy some delicious German cuisine. Win win!
  39. KS

    KarlaS

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Love it here
  40. NM

    NickM

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Live music adds to a fun time to celebrate Oktoberfest. Food is good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Edelweiss Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Edelweiss Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 452-6040.

Edelweiss Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 352 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Google Map for Edelweiss Restaurant

7650 W Irving Park Rd Norridge, IL 60706

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Overhill

  • Neighborhood

    Norridge

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    German, Beer Garden, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available in our lot, on Irving Park Road, and Joe Sieb center (located a half a block west of the restaurant).

  • Public transit

    CTA Bus 80 and 326; 10 minute ride from the CTA Blue Line Cumberland stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live MusicSat 6:30pm-10:00pm Sun 3:00pm-7:00pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (708) 452-6040

  • Catering

    The Edelweiss is the perfect place to host your special events and parties. Whatever the style or budget, the Edelweiss has a package that will make your event or party a time for all to remember.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Edelweiss Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs. We offer a semi-private back room can seat up to 110 guests and our seasonal beer garden can seat up to 40.

  • Private party contact

    Dawn Marotta; Private Event Coordinator : (855) 896-1614

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