Phil Stefani's 437 Rush
Phil Stefani's 437 Rush

Phil Stefani's 437 Rush

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.philstefanis437rush.com/
  • Phone: 3122220101x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday-Friday: 11:00am-4:00pm Dinner Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Dinner Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Christian Fantoni
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Our off-premise catering staff has a wealth of experience in customizing all types of events from black-tie galas to fun family picnics and everything in between.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hubbard
  • Public Transit: Grand Ave Bus, Red Line, Grand Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $14.00 for 2 hours of parking.
A word from Phil Stefani's 437 Rush
Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush is the ultimate downtown contemporary Italian steakhouse. Located just steps off Michigan Avenue, at the corner of Rush and Hubbard, executive chef Christian Fantoni creates the most artistic and delicious dishes in the city; from mouth-watering seafood and steaks, to fabulous risottos and pastas. The lounge is the perfect place to unwind with a cool martini or one of the daily drink specials. Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush—where everyone feels like a regular!
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Phil Stefani's 437 Rush reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)special occasion (31)fit for foodies (30)good for groups (25)romantic (22)notable wine list (18)great for outdoor dining (16)great for lunch (10)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (6)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Dbl D
    dapper
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We just celebrated my older brother's 70th birthday with a wonderful experience here. Great food, service and ambiance, plus Allesandro sang a special song for our table as well. This has become our favorite place to dine in downtown Chicago, especially when my brother comes into town.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Good as Ever
    mmdytch
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We love Phil Stefani's 437 Rush for great steaks, pasta dishes, and their wonderful fish soup, which they used to call Zuppa de Pesce, and was never on the menu - you had to call and see if they were doing it that day. Now the same soup is on the newly revamped menu as Cacciucco, and it's just as great, brimming with pristinely fresh seafood. Service is friendly and everyone is helpful. I just wish their beverage side was better. Drinks were somewhat watery, and the wines by the glass were unremarkable. The great food deserves better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite in Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in Chicago. I always have a great meal, and I feel like a valued guest list while there. It has some of the best Italian food in Chicago, and the steaks are well-prepared also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat and veggies lovers unite
    sweetgumbolady
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious dry aged steak and a fresh, multidimensional primavera. A wonderful evening. The demolition across the street added nothing to our experience, however, we would definitely return. Excellent server.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's all new
    ThptrekVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    If you have not been here since May, then you have never been here. In the past it was a Frank Sinatra old world type of steakhouse. The food was dependable but nothing special. When we visited this Sept. we thought we walked into the wrong place. It has been totally transformed with a sleek modern feel but warm. They have a new young chef that has brought a great selection of new entrees. You can still get a great steak but many other options will tempt you. The antipasto meat selection was great and the hand sliced meats were great. The branzino was superb with a great basil seafood broth. The bar area is really cool with lots of great vibes. Give this new updated place a try, you will love it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely place
    zsph3r3
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great place for food and wine. The service was fast and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    Bdayboy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was delicious! We ordered steaks and they were cooked to perfection! Very comfortable environment, not pretentious, great place, and staff was friendly, and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining downtown Chicago
    Roby
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Visiting Chicago, my wife and I had the opportunity to pass by this restaurant and decided to try it, was so good that two Days later repeated the experience and had an amazing Chateaubriant. In both occasions the service had been very professional. Absolutely racommandabile.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service but food is underpar
    topl
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I can't speak for the steaks since I've only tried the pasta and lambchops, but the pastas weren't very good. The lambchops were delicious, but the portion was small. The sides are very rich and heavy (we had mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, and asparagus). On a more positive note, service was EXCELLENT!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we were made to feel "at home"
    eclmom
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant. We come to Chicago often to visit our daughter. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful seafood selection!
    HeyCath60601
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Even though they tout themselves as more of a steakhouse / Italian restaurant, they have wonderful seafood. I had the Chilian Sea Bass. It was served with perfect lemon sauce and died of broccoli. My date had the salmon with a sauce on the side. Both dishes were fresh and outstanding. We did order a side of pasta to try the sauce and it was very tasty. Lobster bisque soup was one of best I have had in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice date restaurant
    DenverDaveVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Quiet restaurant with really colorful, personable servers. Food was excellent. On the expensive side, but overall a nice place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing times wonderful
    MikeOner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    From the moment we walked in the staff treated us with welcoming arms. Everyone from the host(ess) to the bussers were extremly friendly. Fulvio our server was highly knowledgeable about every question we asked and the food was AMAZING! I had the Kansas cut and my pops had the Polletto(Cornish Hen). Wonderful wonderful wonderful, and I've already recommended the place to 4 of my closest friends. I'm definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Work Group
    Mklan
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have never had more comments on a great restaurant pick! This was the perfect place for our work dinner to entertain customers. All of the staff was so friendly and accommodating, and the food was absolutely amazing. Out of 11 people, not a single person had a complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No more singing??? WHY???
    captvickey
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I travel for a living and this is one of my favorite restaurants in the world...or was! I was in Chicago last week and had dinner and lunch here. Who had the bright idea to silence Alessandro the wonderful singing maître d'??? No more Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin? The food was AMAZING as usual but the ambiance is lacking without Alessandro's voice. No more white linen table cloths either? I have sent so many people to this restaurant because of the atmosphere of a bygone era. Without him, you are just another good restaurant in Chicago, but your magic is gone!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • fantastic as always
    scrow
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Well for one thing, even though we only eat there twice a year or so, the waiter not only recognized us, but rattled off the last three times he'd served us and whether we'd had other diners with us, what time of year it was, and where we'd been sitting ( also- these were not all the most recent dines there, as we'd been seated in other server's areas at least twice in the past couple years). The food is wonderful, and while I don't consider myself a "serious" wine aficionado, I've been able to do to quite well from their offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Meal
    Ckwess
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We arrived in Chicago very tired and hungry. The cabbie got lost on the way not more than 5 minutes from our hotel. We both had the Lake Superior whitefish that we had never had before. The fish was baked besutifully and was piping hot when served. The accompanying broccoli was also perfectly cooked. We ordered the creamed spinach side which was enough for at least 4 people and was served very hot with mushrooms. Overall an outstanding meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost some ambience?
    IndianaMAM
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Love this restaurant...the food and service are outstanding. However, they have redecorated since we were there last. I looks very nice...very cosmopolitan...but we felt it lost some of its "old Chicago" charm. We liked it more when it had that "old steakhouse" feel. But it's still a great place to go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this Steakhouse.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Went for my Birthday, and it was a greatest present to myself. I am a big fan of Steak-I have a reserved seat at famous steakhouses in NY-its great to know that I can add this steakhouse to my list of favorites. When craving a great steak, this is the place. In a heartbeat i will be going back to eat steak there again.Thank you for making my birthday really special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The anipasti was amazing!!
    Nort72
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    All the food was outstanding. I will be back to 437 soon. The service was as well outstanding.The sea salted caramel cake for dessert was decadent and very moist!!Thanks for a great experience!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    HoneyBunny
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I had eaten here before but my husband had not. Miguel our waiter was top notch all the way. The appetizer (pancetta) and meal (we each had steaks) were out of this world.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat Disappointing Dinner
    Greene
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had received rave reviews about this restaurant. Our waiter was very attentive and overall, we enjoyed the evening. While my Chilean sea bass was delicious, my wife's filet mignon was overcooked and the quality of the meat fell well short of our expectations. It was tough. Frankly, I can go to our local grocery store and purchase a filet to grill at home which is ten times better than the filet my wife had. Overall, the menu looked outstanding, and while we may go back, we won't be ordering a steak!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great hidden gem
    mmkchicagoVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I still don't understand why this place isn't busier. The food is awesome (prime steaks!!), the service is great and the atmosphere is very comfortable. I guess that is good for us as we can get a reservation last minute.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great first time experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The Fritto Misto was exceptional and we loved the homemade tartar sauce. Seeing the cuts of meat was also a great approach. My husband selected the Kansas City Strip after seeing it and not ever hearing of a cut like that before, tried it and ate like a king. The lobster was a perfect portion (8oz.) and cooked perfectly. The side dishes were ample and delicious, timing of food service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marina is the best
    SunshineBobby
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Phil Stefani's is my favorite restaurant in Chicago. We've been there several times and have never been disappointed. I always order the $57 bone-in prime rib steak and it's lovely. Wife eats lighter and had a very nice piece of broiled fish. They accommodate both tastes, heavy eater and lighter. This trip was especially lovely because of Marina, a really competent and observant server who made sure everything was perfect. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food/staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were very well fed and treated for my friend's birthday dinner. The waitstaff was friendly, prompt and attentive; the host, Alessandro, went the extra mile, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • exceptional
    emutim
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Alessandro and his staff are simply the best. The new antipasto bar is really cool. This place is a must for me everytime I am in Chicago!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Great
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in Chicago and it has never disappointed us. Our recent visit was perhaps our best. All four diners had an outstanding experience. It's great to see that 437 Rush is still going strong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always worth eating here
    ChicagoVacationer
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I've eaten at Phil Stefani's three times now. It's so good that I try to make sure there is time on the schedule to eat here when I'm vacationing in Chicago. The lobster bisque may be the best thing I've ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Really thoughtful and good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We've been to this restaurant before on previous trips to Chicago and this time was a good as we remembered. Additionally, the friendly service was so good that the manager helped us decide on what we wanted to do next while in town with our friends recommending a neighborhood music entertainment spot after dinner. Much appreciated food, atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependably Great
    NU62
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    One of my Chicago favorites. Always a great dining experience and wonderful, old school service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    HMF1244
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    In searchign for a location for a business dinner I came across this. I am bit hesitant on new locations if not a direct referral, especially for a client dinner. This was a fabulous find - amazing food, great service and my clients have already asked if we can go back when in town for our convetion again next year!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre steak, overpriced
    Tkmcp
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I've had tastier steak at Red Lobster. Bean soup was average. Was convinced to eat here by an out-of-town friend who'd eaten here before (and then HE ordered veal, not steak). This is Chicago! You can do much better elsewhere for a steak dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My reservation was in the bar. This was a dinner with clients and I was expecting a table in the dining room. The service was horrible and our food sat on a tray getting cold. It was an embarrassment to myself and my boss.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Every Time Outstanding
    WindyITCVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We have been here many times for special occasions and EVERY time the food and the service is outstanding. Somewhat different from your typical Italian steak restaurant in terms of menu and portion sizes (smaller) so does not feel like the other chain offerings nearby. Absolutly the BEST risotto I've ever had and each time it changes with the season. Amazing place and great staff. Very loud later in the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    Vito
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The food at this restaurant is magnificent. I had the Ahi Tuna, which was perfect. Also started with some Oysters......also great. The service is top notch and it is nice but not stuffy. Very comfortable place to eat, with top notch food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An annual celebration
    Oztoybear
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    A great place to celebrate a special occasion and Chicago icon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM
    Vito
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The food here is great. The service was top notch. We had the octopus, beet salad and for entrees the ahi tuna and braised beef. All outstanding. The place is off the beaten path just a bit which makes it extra nice because it seems more intimate. The chef does a great job. A must if you are in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 829 reviews are from the Phil Stefani's 437 Rush reviews archive.
  • Fantastic Food, Superb Service
    MylesVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I've been going hear for a while now, and just had the opportunity to visit after the remodeling. Looks great and always enjoy coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening with Co Workers
    StakeLover
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    437 Rush was the perfect venue to enjoy a delicious meal with work colleagues after a long day of work. Our waitress was amazing (can't remember her name, but she was from Serbia.) The collaboration and smooth intertwining service we received from our waitress, staff and even the gentleman who displayed your beautiful cuts of meat was fantastic. We even experienced the wonderful singing from another gentleman. Great night all around. Thank you for your wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.