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Restaurant Rave Round-Up: Oktoberfest Edition

Posted by Patricia Gorecki | 10/4/2013 | Category: Restaurant Raves

October is finally here and with it comes our favorite fall flavors. This week, we are celebrating the arrival of fall with a look at the best Chicagoland locations to enjoy Oktoberfest! From the far suburbs to the heart of the city, we've got you covered. Check back weekly to find other Restaurant Raves for great dining spots around the Chicago area.

Bulldog Ale HouseBulldog Ale House, $$, Multiple Locations
1021 Fountain View Dr., Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 690-0333
Reviewed by: Anthony Avallone

Looking for a great place to bring the family or go out with the guys to watch the big game? I recommend you check out the Bulldog Ale House in Carol Stream. About half of the restaurant is table seating, great for families, and the other half is bar area, perfect for hanging out with friends. No matter where you sit here you can see a television making it an ideal spot to watch your favorite Chicago sports teams. During the warmer months, there is even an outdoor patio for dining that includes a fantastic fire pit. Bulldog is definitely a casual sports bar. As it gets later in the evening, the younger and much louder crowd comes in to the restaurant to party. Read more.

Gordon BierschGordon Biersch, $$, Bolingbrook
639 E. Boughton Road, Suite 100, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Reviewed by: Brian West

This free standing brewery and restaurant is a great dining destination for a fun night out in a casual dinner setting. The real standout at Gordon Biersch is the beers. The on-site brewery creates a variety of award-winning house beers and limited-time seasonal brews, made using only the finest and purest ingredients. Each of Gordon Biersch’s handcrafted beers is served in a traditional European half-liter glass, a nice touch that also provides you with more beer than the average pint. From light, refreshing lagers to a classic Bohemian-style pilsner, they have it all. Not sure which beer to try? Order the Beer Sampler! Read more.

Tap House GrillTap House Grill, $$, Multiple Locations
24402 W. Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 733-5540
Reviewed by: Tammie Babbitt

With seven locations throughout the Chicago area, Tap House Grill is a convenient stop for top quality burgers and homemade beer brews. Loft styling creates a unique and wide open feel. The atmosphere is super casual and very welcoming, making it the perfect choice for a lunch with coworkers, family dinner or a night out for dinner and drinks. Read more.

Berghoff RestaurantThe Berghoff Restaurant, $$, Chicago
17 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 427-3170
Reviewed by: Patricia Gorecki

A family-run icon, The Berghoff has served German-American cuisine to Chicago residents and visitors since 1898. While the menu has evolved over the past 114 years, adding newer, lighter and more contemporary dishes, it still reflects the top-quality German fame customers have come to expect. Regardless of what you order at Berghoff, make sure to come with an appetite, as the array of tantalizing food choices are sure to keep you full and satisfied for a while. Read more.

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