Essen Haus German Restaurant

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

Exclusively serving authentic German and American food, Essen Haus takes you back to your German roots. Try over 250 imported biers and 16 German biers on tap. Enjoy live oompah music every night. Outdoor seating available.



  • Number of rooms: 3
  • Entertainment
  • In-Room Spa
  • In-Room Kitchenettes
  • Lounge
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • On-Site Dining
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Days/Hours: Closed Mondays; Open Tues.-Sun. at 3pm
  • Dining Price Range: $8.95-$21.95

Cards Accepted

  • Master Card
  • Visa


  • Banquet Facility
  • Non-smoking Available
  • Onsite Catering
  • Onsite Parking
  • Outdoor Space Available
  • Outdoor Venue/Park
  • Permanent Stage
  • Private Room
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Smoking Area Available
  • Sports Venue
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Complimentary Parking
  • ADA Compatibility
  • Downtown


  • Comments: Featuring a main dining room, bier garden, outdoor patio (weather permitting) and two private banquet halls. 'König Halle' (King Hall) has a capacity of 55 people and the 'Treft' has a capacity of about 100. We pride ourselves on being flexible and accommodating for any type of gathering including: meetings, wedding rehearsals & receptions, retirement parties, birthday parties, holiday parties and MORE! We offer a variety of banquet options such as a family-style dinner, cocktails & appetizers or order off of our regular dinner menu. We also feature Holiday menus for Thanksgiving, Easter, Mother's Day, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day and New Years Eve.
  • Hours: Monday: Closed (willing to hold private banquets) Tuesday - Thursday: Dinner from 4pm-10pm; Late night menu on Thursday from 10pm to1am. Bar open until 2am. Friday & Saturday: Dinner from 4pm-11pm; Late night menu from 10pm to 1:30am. Bar open until 2:30am Sunday: Dinner from 3pm-9pm with appetizers until 9:30pm. Bar open until ~12:30am.

Essen Haus Oktoberfest 2016!

Meeting Facility

  • Number of Rooms: 2
  • Total SqFt.: 2,800
  • Largest Room: 2,800
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 300

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.

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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