Phil Stefani's 437 Rush
Great Place to DineGreat restaurant. Food was great - I had Sirloin Steak, my son had Filet Mignon. Prime steak, very flavorful. Sides outstanding - baked potatoe, Mushrooms, Mashed potatoes. Caesar Sald great too. Salad came on a delicious parmesan dish. Ambiance was nice, casual steakhouse,could easily carry on conversation. Highly recommend. Had light jazz band playing in bar - not too loud.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my faves.I just love this place. My wife says it's because it reminds me of Il Mulino in Greenwich Village -- an old fashioned, family-run Italian gem. The bone-in rib eye is my favorite. I actually dream about this steak. I totally enjoy the ambience, the food, the service, the singing maître'd, the whole nine yards.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening when...Our experience at Phil Stephani's 437 Rush became a very positive dining experience when the group in the bar left. The group having a few beers was having a typical animated conversation like most that occur in bars. The problem was that they were about 8 feet from our table, making it difficult for our party to converse. Luckily for us, the group disbanded about 10 minutes into our evening. From that point on we were free to enjoy our fantastic service and the tremendous steaks, pasta, and salmon. I strongly recommend this restaurant, just be sure to make sure you will be seated in the dining room when making your reservations.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and service, singing tooI have visited this place several times on my trips to Chicago, and it never disappoints. They have excellent italian dishes, but also very nice steak and fish. We ate in the bar area this time to listen to the jazz group. The maitre d' also is a excellent singer, and has a wonderfully genuine affection for customers. He would sing a few bars, then visit with customers, and return to sing some more. He obviously loves what he does, and his attitude is just icing on the cake for this restaurant I have been visiting for 15 years.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBrought a client from NYCBrought a client from NYC to the restaurant for a casual business lunch. Client commented at least three times how tasty her chicken milanese was. My coworker had the grilled salmon and it was grilled perfectly to her liking. I had the salmon sandwich, which had an excellent mustard dill mayo. Staff was friendly and attentive, prices were reasonable and food was excellent. I have also dined and enjoyed other Stefani restaurants (Riva and Tuscany).6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEverybody's HappyTook a group of 6 to dinner at 437 Rush. The number of guests changed a few times after the initial reservation wa made, but the staff at the restaurant was very flexible about changing the number of diners. Eveyone found something great on the menu and loved the food.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMService was beyond excellent.Service was beyond excellent. All of our dishes were great. We hope to return soon.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a good dinnerThe food was delicious. The price was standard for a steak. The attention from the staff is terrific. Water and wine glass always full. Everyone loved their steak.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the BEST in ChicagoMy wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary in Chicago and made a reservation at Phil Stefani's at the recommendation of a friend. We could not have been more pleased! From the time we were greeted at the door until the last decadent piece of chocolate cake, they never missed a beat. The food was incredible -my wife ordered the filet, rare +. It arrived cooked to perfection and was so tender you coiuld cut it with a fork. I opted for the linguini Frutti De Mare which was packed with seafood and a sauce to write home about. Try Phil's - you won't regret it!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDaughter's 1st BirthdayWe took my daughter and her grandparents to 437 Rush for her 1st birthday. The staff was incredible and so friendly. The food, as is well known, is terrific. The night was amazing. All we can say is thank you for making our daughter's 1st birthday so special.
(Noise level is a little higher when there is a 1 year old at your table, but it is still a great place for a quiet conversation).5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMincredible Dining experienceRisotto entree with fresh basil was great. Steaks were cooked tp perfection. Chilean seabass was tremendous. Live singer jazzed up the energy for us.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty good.Inside had live music but was way too loud and crowded. We ate outside to low-level music, great food, and ok service. Eating outside was delightful, but I'm not sure I would have enjoyed eating inside.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience! The hostGreat experience! The host sang to my wife for her B-Day which was totally cool. Food was great, service was top notch. I'll definitely go back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood findLoved the service and the singer. Wine priced good. A bottle of Dynamite for $30 which we buy at Binney's for $8 so we are okay with that...but please do not go any higher.. Since we had drinks also, our bill was $200 a couple which we thought was a bit too expensive...but all in all it was good. We will just try to have our drinks at home .5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent lunch outside!Great food, good service. Very pleasant to sit outside, not too noisy5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMcomforatbl;e and invitingour small group of 4 chose Stefani's at the suggestion of our hotel concierge and were not disappointed. While we have been to better steak and Italian places in Chicago, Stefanie's was convenient, welcoming and of warm atmosphere.Service was good and the matre'd seated us in a quite corner table where we could discuss business and visit without interruption. The food was quite good and served properly. The price is typical downtown Chicago, a bit high but not unexpected. All in all, I would recommend for family, small group or couple seeking convenience, comfort and good food.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter was very knowledgableWaiter was very knowledgable and very helpful. Small beer on tab selection.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestarauntExcellent food, ambiance, service, bar/wine, great location! Definitely recommend for a nice formal or casual dinner!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!The atmosphere, the music, the food and the service are all simply amazing! We had such a great time....so much fun that we know we won't be able to visit Chicago without visiting our new friends at Phil Stefani's!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA Favorite PlaceHighly recommended. Great atmosphere, great food and superb service.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely good food! The serviceExtremely good food! The service and atmosphere was exceptional, as well!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner -- superb serviceChose 437 Rush for our 29th anniversary dinner while visiting Chicago. Food was great (Chateaubriand) and service was really suburb.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were bothFood and service were both excellent - the service especially so - friendly but personal - I felt that we were treated like regulars not as a group that were in town on business which was in fact the case. Lovely buzzy atmosphere too. Would definitely recommend.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly staff, great serviceFriendly staff, great service and the food was excellent.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA Chicago GemOne of my very favorite spots downtown Chicago. Always superb. There is a large and comfortable bar area where groups can gather before seating, serviced by one of the truly outstanding bartenders in the area.
Wait staff is nicely attendant without being intrusive, and has a thorough knowledge of the menu.
My group of four had pasta; veal; and two salads-as-entres, so a good sampling of the lunchtime offerings was made. All were memorable.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Chicago's BEST!!!Awesome location with an atmosphere that is everything Chicago is known for. Great Italian food, awesome steak and chop selection and wines "to die for"!
Alsandro, the host is one of Chicago's best and he will sing at the drop of a hat! I love him and I love 437 Rush!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only thing I found lackingThe only thing I found lacking was that there was no kid menu. I asked if they could bring out just crab legs from the seafood appetizer for his meal and the waitress said they couldn't do that.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining ExperienceAS always this is a great dining experience. I have been dining here for years and always enjoy coming back. Food and service are both excellent.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAttentive staff and greatAttentive staff and great food. Great atmosphere for a business lunch.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMStefani's is always a wonderfulStefani's is always a wonderful experience, with steaks cooked to perfection, an experienced and attentive wait staff, and a good selection of affordable wines. We have never been disappointed there.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food, from the ravioliFabulous food, from the ravioli to the absolutely incredible beef filet, cooked to perfection. We would have eaten there all three nights of our trip if we had discovered it sooner. Next time we will!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service. UnbelievablyOutstanding service. Unbelievably quality of grub.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for pasta & steaksWe had an excellent time. The steak better than the best steakhouses...Mortons, Gibsons, Rubys. The personalized treatment and comfy bar booth was a nice change from a stuffy restaurant. The maitre di was the best, and could sing too.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDestination 437Great Spot, we had a great client lunch/brainstorm, food was delicious,service was excellent.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved itif you like old school supper club ambiance Phil's is awesome. Service suburb! Had an Friday early dinner, enjoyed the quiet atmosphere yet loved the kicked up pace once the evening crowd got going. Can't wait to enjoy a Sat. eve with live entertainment in the fabulous bar.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Steakhoue in ChicagoOne of the best steak houses in Chicago and far better than some of the "names." Steaks are always cooked to order and extremely flavorful. Appetizers, salads, and sides are perfect. Exceptional wine list with some moderately priced excellent choices. And then there's the service: Friendly withourt being overbearing, knowledgeable about everything on the menu ... perfect. Have been here many times and have never been disappointed.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best B-day dinner!!!My husband to me to Phil Stefani's437 Rush for my birthday and I was dreading it all day thinking it would be loud and obnoxious, like a club. Unbeknownst to me, it was like walking in to an old friend. I loved the atmoshphere!! It was romantic and I felt like I was taken back into time. We ate in the lounge near the Jazz Trio live band and it was not pretentious at all. I loved that we could have a conversation without yelling at eachother and the food and service was top notch. I cannot wait to go back for another great date night with my husband!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMiguel was our waiter. HeMiguel was our waiter. He provided excellent service and was very attentive to our table. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the chicken breast and I devoured the perfectly cooked tuna steak. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a great business meal, a great dinner before a show, or a romantic supper.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe'd go again!We had an exceptional visit to Stefani's; first on a Saturday night where we were thoroughly entertained by an extremely tasteful Jazz trio ensemble (Rio Bamba) and excellent meal specials at the bar - and then again later in the week where we sat in the main dining area. We liked the food so much that we returned on our last evening in Chicago to enjoy the wonderful Barata salad , fresh pastas, and steak offerings. Our server made wonderful recommendations and even brought out a display of meat cuts to help us with our selection. This kind of attention to detail and service made the evening a memorable one.
The wine list, while not exceptional, was appropriately paired to the meal selections and the service was outstanding!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good place over all.Very good place over all. Food and service are tops. Excellent selection of steaks. Wine list is very good and resaonably priced. Never had a bad meaal at P Stefani's 437 Rush3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were excellent.Food and service were excellent.
Music was loud. If it was Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra would have been more acceptable but loud rock classics seemed out of place. Although it did seem that the volume lowered during lunch, or it could have been the conversation from the few other occupied tables around us. They found out we were celebrating a coworker's birthday and brought out a fabulous huge slice of chocolate cake - aweseome.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and food.Excellent service and food. Great wine list and reasonably priced. A must visit when you are in Chicago1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM