Rosebud of Highland Park
Rosebud of Highland Park
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Rosebud of Highland Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rosebudrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 8479264800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Serving award-winning homemade Italian classics, delectable desserts and made-to-order specialty cakes by our renowned pastry chef, even the most demanding taste buds will be delighted by our off-site catering services. For more information or to consult with an experienced event coordinator, call (773) 325-9700.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Central Avenue
  • Public Transit: The Metra Station is located on Central and 1st Street, approximately two blocks from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street & Parking Lot
A word from Rosebud of Highland Park
Rosebud of Highland Park invites you to gather your favorite people around the table to experience an extraordinary meal made with authentic Italian recipes passed down from generation to generation. Conveniently located in the heart of Highland Park’s downtown shopping and entertainment district, we invite you to sit back and relax with a fine glass of wine and a delicious appetizer like our scrumptious baked clams followed by Rosebud’s famed Chicken Vesuvio or an over-sized plate of the best spaghetti and meatballs in town. At Rosebud of Highland Park we bring the freshest seasonal ingredients from local markets right to your table. Join us for lunch or dinner to experience a taste of Little Italy in the heart of the North Shore. *Outdoor seating is on a first come, first serve basis. We do not take reservations for the patio.*
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Rosebud of Highland Park reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Our waiter was attentive,
    Adeutsch
    Dined on 5/31/2011
    Our waiter was attentive, funny, and provided us with exceptional service.
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  • I brought my out of town business
    JB22
    Dined on 5/31/2011
    I brought my out of town business colleague here. They were pleasantly surprised to find an urban style restaurant and crowd in such a suburban location. They also raved about the food - especially the bolognese sauce and the white fish. The service was also superb. Hopefully they will ask to return on their next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food at Rosebud is great,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/29/2011
    The food at Rosebud is great, but because of this particular restaurant's constant desire to cram too many people into the space, the ambiance is terrible on busy nights. Tables are placed jutting into aisles to make more room, so serving and bus staff constantly jockey for space with diners and often come within millimeters of diners with chairs, trays, etc. Because of the overcrowding on busy nights the noise level is terrible and it is almost impossible to hear. There are many other Rosebud locations, I would suggest dining at those instead of this one.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food. Good portions.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/29/2011
    Excellent food. Good portions. It would be nice if a small dinner salad was included.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • have never had a disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/28/2011
    have never had a disappointing experience at rosebud. food is always top notch from my fave the clams appetizer to the pasta with the phenomenal spicy red sauce. had the chicken limon this time around and was fantastic!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent food. Too large portions,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2011
    Decent food. Too large portions, best to split entrees. Noise level close to unbearable. Great for a rainy night after the movie, or summer lunch on the terrace.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've eaten at 5 Rosebuds--all
    BarbfromVernonHillsVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2011
    We've eaten at 5 Rosebuds--all are good. The brick chicken is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise
    smddsVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2011
    Terribly noisy - a miserable experience because of it. Waitress was great, food very good as well, but we stopped conversing because we were repeating and yelling to each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • THIS RESTAURANT HAS THE VERY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/21/2011
    THIS RESTAURANT HAS THE VERY BEST FOOD AND SERVICE--AT REASONABLE PRICES--TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE IN THE ENTIRE CHICAGOLAND AREA.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine food, fine service, great
    Stan
    Dined on 5/20/2011
    Fine food, fine service, great environment. A highlight of Highland Park.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ehhhh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/13/2011
    The service was not good. I think that the waiter was overwhelmed by the large crowd. The food was consistent. It is very good but not amazing. We had a great time with our friends, I will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FAilure to LISTEN!!
    genoVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2011
    ordered a pasta dish/ brought a different dish/then they claimed it was not on the dinner menu(which they had given to me)/. Then host came over and abusively explained that my order was on a lunch special menu wrongly given to me BY HIM and it was MY MISTAKE for ordering it!!I declined a second order(My family was already eating and we had plans shortly after dinner.).No mention that I CLEARLY STATED MY ORDER TO THE WAITER!! NO attempt to really make this right ie: Dessert for the table?
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  • My husband and I had been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    My husband and I had been here before and really enjoyed it so my family all went for Mother's Day. This day was very crowded with large tables crammed together and very noisy(the 4 of us could hardly hear each other! We were seated promptly but took awile for the bread(had the oil and cheese but no beread)and then we had no plates (asked 3 times)and then were asked for a drink but had no wine list. I think they overbooked and it made for poor service. Everyone enjoyed thier food. We would go again but not on such a busy day.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service were very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    Food and service were very good. We didn't stay for coffee or dessert because the noise level did not allow us to hear the conversation at our own table.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We needed to take or dinner
    Foodie59
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    We needed to take or dinner as carry-out due to illness. We had never eaten here but couldn't believe how amazing the Lasagna was. The best I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/22/2011
    The food was excellent and our waiter was very attentive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Arrived at the Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/19/2011
    Arrived at the Restaurant at 8:00pm. Sitting was immediate and the server was at our table within seconds. Great appetizers (Mussels and Grilled Calamari) HUGE portions on the main courses (we all got to-go packages when we left) Asking around the table I got great reviews about the house papardelle and the Fusili Carbonara. Sinatra skirt steak was great also. We will be back when the weather gets better, to enjoy the patio dining.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have dined there many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    We have dined there many times before and enjoyed the food. We had an 8:00 reservation and when we checked in they told us it would be about 15 minutes. After 30 minutes we asked the manager who was seating people when we could expect to be seated and he rudely told us we were next. Then he proceeded to sit 2 very attractive ladies that were seated at the bar before us even though we were also a party of 2! We again approached the manager and this time he turned his back on us and said he was doing the best he could. The hostess kept apologizing for his rude behavior but we walked out at 8:45 and went across the street to a wonderful Italian restaurant across the street. We will never eat at Rosebud again and will let all our friends know!!
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  • Aside from the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    Aside from the restaurant experience being disappointing, the response from corporate because of rating even more disappointing.
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  • Lots of food but more americanized
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2011
    Lots of food but more americanized that excellent italian food.
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  • Menu descriptions sounded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2011
    Menu descriptions sounded interesting. Taste disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we love the food each and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    we love the food each and every time, but for a romantic evening or even an evening that you would wish to hold a conversation with the person that you were with is pretty much impossible. way to noisy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad we had reservations,
    TennisfoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2011
    Glad we had reservations, very busy. Their cannoli's are great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • VERY slow service for a restaurant
    Nasusaz
    Dined on 4/4/2011
    VERY slow service for a restaurant with few tables fillllled
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/20/2011
    Food portions are enormous, like a Maggianos. Diners should give strong consideration to splitting orders unless they want days of leftovers.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Movie Lovers eat at Rosebud
    DelightedDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    Rosebud is a convenient mess hall for Highland Parkers.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The atmosphere is very nice,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/14/2011
    The atmosphere is very nice, the chairs comfortable and the table setting lovely. The noise level was a bit too high, and the quality of the food very disappointing. The portions are huge, even when split in half it was too much food for one person. The salmon was overdone and dry, the potatoes limp. The pasta was way overdone. We won't be back.
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  • Disorganized kitchen
    ChicagoJayVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Rosebud seemed to have their timing all wrong all night. We were seated 15 minutes late. My daughter ordered the brick chicken, which we were advised would take 30 minutes. My steak, which was ordered medium, was beyond well done. The other dishes ordered we dried out. I think they probably were started at the same time as the chicken, and left in an oven until the chicken was done. The waitress did her best, but the kitchen was working against her. No financial compensation was offered for the lousy performance in the kitchen. I think, had the timing of the dishes been better planned, it would have been a decent meal. Portions were huge.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Consistently good food. Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    Consistently good food. Excellent service. The front of the house, Joe & John, represent the Rosebud name in 10 star fashion. It is a restaurant that we eat at often.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skip it.
    edl20
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    Way overpriced for what amounted to just decent food. Wine list was above average. I had a steak that was bland - I had to salt it which, in my opinion, is a last resort for a steak. My wife had the tilapia special which was just OK. Service was worse than the food. Our server virtually ignored us. Had a bowl of berries for dessert - might have been the highlight of the meal. The restaurant was really convenient as we were going to Renaissance Place for a movie afterward. Should have just gone to Michael's across the street. Much less expensive and almost as good.
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  • Over priced. The grilled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2011
    Over priced. The grilled calamari was aweful. The caeser salad was excellent. The entrees were OK. We probably won't go back.
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  • A Little Piece of Heaven...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/19/2011
    My husband and I would go back to Rosebud every week if possible. My husband, the pasta lover, said the Spaghetti w/ Meatballs was Excellent. I had the Chicken Vesuvio, also Excellent. Large portions. Gelato for dessert...to die for. Can be crowded. Make sure you make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Rosebud is absolutely one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/19/2011
    Rosebud is absolutely one of our favorites ... I loved the Baked Cavatelli--so so tasty! And the huge pasta dishes from the kids menu (spaghetti with meatballs, penne with butter) were impressive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bar tender on our evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Bar tender on our evening was in a "bad mood" and had a very negative impact on pre dinner cocktails
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Fair Restaurant. Unimpressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    For the price I was paying I was expecting the food to be exquisite, and I left unimpressed. The highlight of the meal was the baked clams. It was my first time ever having them, and they were really tasty. The lobster bisque, though, was unspectacular. It tasted more like a tomato bisque that I could get at a diner. My tilapia was a bit burnt, but still pretty tasty, and my fiancee's veal picatta was just fair as well. Was the meal awful, no, but I have no plans to go back to Rosebud anytime soon.
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  • We arrived early for the reservatio
    Dine123
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    We arrived early for the reservation and were promptly seated. Food was especially delicious and the best italian I've personally tried. Nice ambiance and would recommend this location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • the food is always good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    the food is always good and they are good about seating at the time of the reservation. but it is definitely a noisy place, so if you want romantic, not your place. good food yes
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Chopped salad was cold instead
    carl
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Chopped salad was cold instead of room temp. Pricey for the quanity. Food was very good. Dessert cpould have been for four instead of two. Only real problem was i gave the waiter a gift card debit card not knowing how much was left on it. He stated oif we didn't know how would he know. We guessed at 25-30 dollars left. He staed he couldn't just try it. So we said try 20 doolars and it was okay......I called Visa when i got home and they stated there was 27.50 on the card.....Why would the waiter say what he said.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Reliable good comfort food,
    RichMVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2011
    Reliable good comfort food, great burger! Service was very flexible with the menu and accomadating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • There is something on the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/4/2011
    There is something on the menu for everyone; each of our meals was well executed--from a chicken dish to mussels in white wine with garlic. The service is upbeat and very competent. We very much appreciated the fact our serverasked if we had a movie to get to and made it a point to get us out on time.
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