DINING RESERVATIONS Sorry, we do not accept reservations. Our patio tables can seat up to 4 people and our picnic tables can seat 6 people. Larger groups might have to be separated and assigned different servers depending on seating availability.
ACCOMMODATION FOR LARGER PARTIES The only time we can host larger events is Monday through Thursday between 11:30am and 6:00pm.
PARKING: Berger Park Cultural Center & the Waterfront Cafe do not have a parking lot due to it's historic site. However there is a cul-de-sac (@ Granville) on the south side of the park, which allows for ADA drop off. Metered parking is available on Granville Avenue, as well as Broadway. Also, all of the North/South streets west of Sheridan Road are NOT residential permit parking. Visitors may also choose to use the Loyola University's parking lot. To access this parking, continue north on Sheridan Road to Kenmore Avenue. Turn right on Kenmore at Loyola's main entrance and follow the signs to the parking garage. Here are some other options for PAID PARKING OPTIONS that are also a short walk away.
DIRECTIONS | DRIVING FROM DOWNTOWN Head North on Lake Shore Drive until it turns into Sheridan Road (be in the right lane as you approach Sheridan Road). Turn right onto Sheridan Road and keep heading North for eight blocks. Berger Park is on the corner of Sheridan Road and Granville (at the stop light). RED LINE TRAIN Granville Stop | Exit station and walk three blocks east to the Lake. 151 or 147 CTA BUS Stops right in front of the park at Granville Avenue and Sheridan Road. BICYCLE Bike racks are located throughout Berger Park.
PRIVATE RENTALS Sorry, we do not rent out the Waterfront Cafe facility at any time.
If you are interested in having a wedding, reception, graduation, or other type of larger gathering, please contact the Berger Park District (773-761-0376) as they do rent their facility. Located next door to The Waterfront Cafe, this quaint historic landmark mansion features hardwood floors, original woodwork and antique light fixtures among other charming details. The mansion also boasts a magnificent outdoor space along Lake Michigan with breathtaking views. Located just minutes from downtown, this unique space offers many opportunities for special event and meeting rentals including three rooms that can be used individually for intimate gatherings or together for functions that can accommodate up to 100 guests. The Waterfront Cafe can also cater events that are held in this facility.
GIFT CARDS can be purchased in increments of $10.00 each.