Essen Haus German Restaurant

  • 514 E. Wilson St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 255-4674

The Essen Haus invites you to experience German bier, food and fun right here in Madison. We proudly feature 16 German tap biers, bottled imports, traditional cuisine, live polka music and a friendly staff dressed in Old-World attire. Prost!



  • A Restaurant
  • In-Room Kitchenettes
  • Total Number of Rooms: 3
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Non-Smoking Rooms


  • Outdoor Seating
  • Reservations Accepted
  • Dinner
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Options
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Options Details: While the Essen Haus does love its meat, pork especially, there are some options for our vegetarian friends. For example, our Käse Spätzle or Reuben sandwich can be made without meat. Additional vegetarian selections available.
  • Gluten-free Options
  • Bus/Motorcoach Friendly
  • Gluten-free Options Details: Most of our menu items contain gluten in some way, shape or form, but we are willing to work with our gluten-free customers to customize their meal to their specific needs.
  • Private Dining
  • Can Close for Private Party
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Kid-Friendly Fare
  • Live Music
  • Smoking Area Available
  • Happy Hour Specials
  • Bike Parking
  • Take-out


  • Days/Hours: Closed Mondays; Open Tues.-Sun. at 3pm
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Onsite Parking
  • Onsite Parking Details: Customers may park for free in the private lot, located in the back of the building off of S. Blair St.
  • ATM

Cards Accepted

  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Essen Haus Winter Fest

  • January 22, 2017 to January 28, 2017
    Recurring daily
  • Essen Haus German Restaurant
  • Downtown
  • HOST: Essen Haus German Restaurant
  • 514 E. Wilson St.
  • Madison, WI 53703

Essen Haus 4th Annual Chili Cookoff

  • February 18, 2017
  • Essen Haus German Restaurant (main dining room)
  • Downtown
  • HOST: Essen Haus German Restaurant
  • 514 E. Wilson St.
  • Madison, WI 53703

Meeting Facility

  • Number of Rooms: 2
  • Total SqFt.: 2,800
  • Largest Room: 1,200
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 300
  • Banquet/Catering Managers
  • Bar Services
  • Cooking/Kitchen Facilities
  • Dance Floor
  • Onsite Catering
  • Outdoor Space Available
  • Tables & Chairs Available

Essen Haus has two private banquet halls used for a variety of gatherings. Both have flexible room arrangement options to fit your specific needs. König Halle' (King Hall) is approximately 990 sq. ft. and the 'Treft' is about 1200 sq. ft. Depending on the day, we may be able to accommodate larger groups in our main dining area. Although we are normally closed on Mondays, we are willing to open for your private event. Visit our website to see our banquet options.

Floorplan: View Floorplan

Large Floorplan: View Floorplan

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name SqFt. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Banquet Reception
Main Dining 0 X 0 0 200 300
König Hall 990 X 0 0 55 0
Treft 1,200 X 0 0 100 0