Essen Haus German Restaurant

514 E. Wilson St.
Madison, WI 53703

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! 

Open during road construction. Enter/Exit the parking lot on S. Blair Street.

Cards Accepted
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  • Bus/Motorcoach Friendly:
  • Free Wi-Fi:
  • On-Site Parking:
  • On-Site Parking Details: Customers may park for free in the private lot, located in the back of the building off of S. Blair St.
  • Wheelchair Accessible:
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  • Total Number of Rooms: 3
Food & Drink
  • Allows Buy Out:
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  • Gluten-free Options:
  • 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.
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  • Reservations Accepted:
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  • Smoking Area Available:
  • 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.
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description 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.
  • Largest Room 1200
  • Total Sq. Ft. 2800
  • Reception Capacity 300
  • Banquet/Catering Managers
  • Bar Services
  • Cooking/Kitchen Facilities
  • Dance Floor
  • Onsite Catering
  • Outdoor Space Available
  • Tables & Chairs Available
  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
Main Dining
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 300
König Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 990
  • Banquet Capacity: 55
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1200
  • Banquet Capacity: 100