The menu is pretty straightforward and consists of starters, soups and salads, a la carte beef, entrees, and sides. No trip to Boeufhaus is complete without ordering the shortrib beignets. Yes, you read that right. If you haven't had savory beignets before, trust me, they are fantastic. These little pockets of heaven are stuffed with hearty pieces of braised shortrib, and served with a side of jus for dipping. The dough was not the slightest bit greasy, rather, it was pillowy soft and well, doughy. Our only complaint was the salt level. Each dough ball was sprinkled with sea salt, but this was a little too much considering the saltiness of the braised shortib inside.
If you're not in the mood for steak, Boeufhaus offers other entree options including fish, pork, duck, and veal. You can also make a meal out of the selection of appetizers including beef tartare, citrus salmon, or chickpea cavatelli.
So, what about the price? There's quite a range: starters range from $6-16, steaks range from $26-60, and entrees range from $27-46. We kept it pretty affordable by sharing several dishes, but you could definitely ring up quite a bill. Still, the prices don't compare to other, pricey Chicago steakhouses.
I'm giving Boeufhaus 3.5 ghosts out of 5 for their laid back vibe, and beyond-the-norm menu. Our service was great too, I just thought the seasoning of some items were off (too bland/too salty). Boeufhaus is a great option if you're craving a steak, but not craving a typical Chicago steakhouse experience.
1012 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622