The owners of Lincoln Park’s Prost!(Cheers) want guests to feel “as though you have been transported to Germany.”
In this season of Oktoberfests, this is the kind of experience you want to have. As they describe on their website, “Along with the aroma of mouthwatering pretzels, schnitzel, sauerkraut, sausages and an extensive selection of imported beers straight from the Deutschland, there is an authentic attention to architectural detail at Prost. Especially, “Rows of rustic tables and benches…ideal for striking up an interesting conversation with nearby diners!” That equals… German Beer Hall.
Enough about the décor…let’s talk about the Essen (eats)…
die Brezel (Pretzel)
Comefor thebrezel, stay for the Abendessen (dinner). Fresh, never frozen, lightly buttered and salted pretzels are served with house mustards and beer cheese, You can order it half or whole.
The Best of the Wurst
The best use of a large menu is to sample their Wurst Boards. Their Small Wurst Board is served with two wursts, haus kraut, red cabbage, black forest ham, warm potato salad, cucumber salad, beets, radish. Served with three mustards and warm beer cheese. Their Big Wurst Board doubles your Wurst consumption, with four meats. Served with haus kraut, red cabbage, black forest ham, warm potato salad, cucumber salad, beets, radish, three mustards and warm beer cheese.
Prost! lists your meat choices on the menu, each one sounding more delicious than the other. Explore Kasekrainer (Pork, veal, swiss), Currywurst (veal, curry, ginger),Weisswurst (pork, coriander), Thuringer (beef, pork, garlic) Sheboygan (pork, veal, beef) Frankfurter (pork, beef and of course… Bratwurst (pork, beef).
Foradventurous sorts, try an unusual Schnitzel Hoagie Sandwich.. pork or chicken with choice of mayo, bbq, ranch, or buffalo sauce, served on a brioche bun, with a side of hand-cut fries.Their Corned Beef Sandwich has Swiss cheese and 1000-Island dressing on toasted rye, and comes with a side of hand-cut fries.
Google reviews were ecstatic, including this one:
“Best German food I’ve had since I was in Germany!!! In fact our whole table agreed, it was even the BEST pretzel we had all had in our whole lives. The food was all good, everything we ordered, beer and drinks were great, service was warm and punctual and it wasn’t crowded so we all felt super comfortable about being there during covid. Although… We plan on go back from years! I can’t recommend this place enough if you’re looking for a German place.”
Prost! Is located at 2566 N. Lincoln Avenue. They are open Sunday-Thursday, 11:30am – 11:00pm, and Friday and Saturday, 11:30am – 1am. For reservations and information, click here.
Alison Moran-Powers and Dean’s Team Chicago