Rosebud on Rush
Rosebud on Rush

Rosebud on Rush

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rosebudrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 3122666444x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Thurs 11:00 am-3:00pm LUNCH
    3:00pm-11:00pm DINNER
    Friday 11:00 am-3:00pm LUNCH
    3:00pm-12:00am DINNER
    Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm BRUNCH
    12:00pm-3:00pm LUNCH
    3:00pm-12:00am DINNER
    Sunday 9:00am-12:00pm BRUNCH
    12:00pm-11:00pm DINNER
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, 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 event coordinator, call (773) 325-9700.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Superior
  • Public Transit: The Red Line's Chicago stop is .2 mile to the North West.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is $12/car
A word from Rosebud on Rush
If it’s the pure joy of that first delicious bite, elegant atmosphere, and a sprinkling of laughter you’re looking for, then join us at Rosebud on Rush. Housed in a charming renovated brownstone and conveniently located off Chicago’s bustling Magnificent Mile, experience an extraordinary meal made with authentic Italian recipes passed down from generation to generation. With a reputation for being one of America’s top ten restaurants, you can’t go wrong with succulent, juicy steaks, classic pork and lamb chops, and longtime pasta favorites like our homemade rigatoni in flavorful, tomato vodka sauce. Catering to locals, tourists and movie stars alike, you can't get much closer to the action than Rosebud on Rush. Enjoy two levels of spacious, yet intimate fine dining, the best people watching in the city and the convenience of valet parking.

Unfortunately, reservation requests for the outdoor patio cannot be taken online.
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Rosebud on Rush reviews from OpenTable diners
251 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (102)neighborhood gem (96)good for groups (92)special occasion (80)fit for foodies (65)romantic (59)hot spot (46)notable wine list (39)great for lunch (32)kid-friendly (28)late-night find (16)great for brunch (16)scenic view (12)vibrant bar scene (8)Show More
  • Outstanding Italian!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were in Chicago for the weekend, celebrating my husband's birthday, and had dinner at the Rosebud on Rush that Sunday night. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was great, and the food was outstanding! This is definitely a restaurant I'd keep on my list when in Chicago again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr
    Lisa
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was great, we where a party of 10 and when we rrievd it was ready on time, foood super excelente
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Matches my northern Italian Nona's kitchen. Comfort food w class.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very energetic
    lunchgoer
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband and I haven't been @ this Rosebud for quite a long time. We tried it again. The food was better than ever, BUT the noise level was unbearable. We were upstairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service is the downfall here
    JonBVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The server came to collect the payment and we asked her to put a specific dollar amount on one guest's credit card and the rest on mine. Later, as we were signing, she took away my card and receipt and said she gave me the wrong ticket. She rang my card twice without my permission and it took another 10-15 minutes to speak to a manager who seemed annoyed that I had an issue. My party had to leave to go back to work. At one point the server told me she couldn't help me because she "had a table ready to pay and leave"- well I was ALSO ready to pay and leave! I tried telling her more than once NOT to re-swipe my card because I would be left with 2 pending charges. She did not believe this; we are NOT going back in the foreseeable future.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian in Chicago
    Samantha19
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great food, Great atmosphere, what more can we say. We can admit that this restaurant is one of the best Italians that you can have in downtown Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chrus
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We ended up there earlier then the reservation. We were able to be seated immediately. The food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food is expensive for what you get. Server was not very good. There are other better Italian restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable experience
    Downtowngirl
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I wanted to take my sister and her husband out for a beautiful dinner (who were visiting us from Belgium). They loved the restaurant and said it was the best pasta they ever had. The service was perfect, our waitress was informative with the dishes and wines which allowed us to choose our meal with confidence and excitement. Thank you for a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KenandKar
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very good food. Excellent service. Very loud. Very friendly crowd and place. White sangria was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining spot
    Northstar100
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Just off the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, this Italian restaurant was amazing. In a city of amazing Italian food, this one stands out. The caprese salad was just beautiful and perfectly seasoned and the bolognese was heavenly. Not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We've visited Chicago many times with our kids, ages 13 &10. They've grown up eating at upscale restaurants and because they wanted a nice Italian meal we chose Rosebud. The food was great but our waiter was extremely standoffish and the only thing I can think of is it was because we had our kids with us. It is definitely an after work/business dinner scene but they are well behaved and not picky eaters. He clearly waited on other tables before ours the entire meal. I didn't expect him to "hurry" because we had kids but he could have been more considerate with our time. We were planning to take our time with our meal even I got frustrated and anxious with how long it took. There are too many great places to choose from so we won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holy cannoli!!
    IheartChicago
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The service was wonderful and the food is phenomenal!! A very classy restaurant, without feeling stuffy and breaking the bank!! I cannot wait to dine here again! My all time favorite!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Tmcubbies
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Took my aunt and uncle here the other night and everything was outstanding. The same very generous portions but I love having the leftovers! Our waitress was attentive and courteous, answering all of our questions. Thank you again for a great night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Favorite Restaurant
    explicit
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I actually just googled "restaurants in chicago" as i was looking for a place to take my girlfriend but didnt know where to. I was just scrolling and scrolling until i just clicked on the first one that said "italian food." I told my girlfriend that the unexpected things are the best ones. And inded they are. We both loved the restaurant and everything about it. Awsome place and i actually already recommended it to a few friends. Will definitely visit again sometime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience
    RJJN
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    Cotrupe
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This is a never fail, go to, high end Italian restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hoppin good Italian
    FrankieVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We had a great time here. Waiter was attentive and friendly but not intrusive. Veal saltimbocca, very good. Norwegian salmon, also good. Veggie comination plate outstanding; somebody finally knows how to make perfect sauteed veg w/garlic. Grilled peach w/ burrata on arugula, amazing. Prosecco is a little too citrusy if you buy the one by the glass (a split). Fun place, very, very noisy; you can shout and the table next to you can barely hear you . Not that that is desirable, but, the place was packed, it was fun, and the later and boozier it got, the louder.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flexibility
    Joey
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Easily dealt with our group as it grew from 6 to 9.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Very loud
    Local
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The title says it all -- I've never had a bad meal here. I also have a tough time hearing my dinner companions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rosebud On Rush
    Rosebud
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Unanticipated weekend in Chi town after self destructive nut job set fire to Aurora radar center cancelling my flights. Tourist hangout. Very loud, tight seating. 2 levels with outdoor seating (weather permitting). Bathroom in basement and very narrow and steep stairs to second level. That said, our food was great, outstanding fun waiter. Very large food portions, so realistically entrée could be shared. Able to get reservation on open table same evening for dinner & got seated upon arrival. Recommend if in the area looking for above average "stick to your ribs" Italian food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Did not get the Table we reserved 4 weeks in advance. Noise level was incredible high, nearly impossible to have a conversation. Food and service was good as we knew it from the past.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sexxyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Consistently good food generous portions & great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Large menu - even larger portions
    BC71
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I had a business dinner meeting here for 4 people on a Tuesday night. We arrived early, were seated fairly quickly. Menu is lengthly and diverse. The size of our meals were ridulously large - no one was able to finish their dinner. Staff was attentive. Only issue was our meal arrived within seconds of getting our appetizer (server explained he was not aware the special shrimp appetizer would take so long to come out). Not a big deal, but something to keep in mind when ordering. Parking at this location is tough since it's Rush street - would advise using Valet service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place....
    FabianVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It really disappoints. Great location, food and atmosphere and not expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rosebud! Yes!
    LouisvilleMick
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I come to this restaurant when we make it in to Chicago. The service has always been excellent along with the food. Great value! We enjoy drinks at the bar before dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gold Coast Gem
    magnum919
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Classic Italian fare with interesting specials and impressive wine selection. We found the service to be snappy (quick) and courteous, even though the restaurant was quite busy. Would heartily recommend.
    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.
  • Good but loud
    outwithfriendsVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The pork chop is fantastic and the service is fair to good but having been there multiple times, it is very loud. Tough to have conversayion without yelling.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    Hazel
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    So many places to choose from in Chicago. Definitely glad I chose the Rosebud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it for our big group dinner!
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I took some customers out for dinner and we all loved it! The service was great and very responsive. Food was amazing with over generous portions and great presentation. Best Tiramisu I've ever had! My only complaint was the noise level; pretty loud, but it does settle down after 9:30pm. I would definitely recommend for any special occasion!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavenly
    LaneChange911
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Impeccable service. Water always topped. Food taste and presentation outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gooditalianeats
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Way to crowded and noisy, but took me back to the Italian bistros. Food was beyond excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food: high noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great food and service; real noisy especially upstairs. Great Chicago tradition, just need to wait to after dinner to go outside to talk about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dining
    MaybonesVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great Food. Don't miss this restaurant when in town. You won't be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food.
    JLBcottageVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Dined outside on Sunday, 9/7/14, which was very nice. The food was very good, however, the server was a little flustered during the beginning of the meal, though had nothing to do with our table. We didn't really order until 15-20 minutes after we sat down. She also seemed abrupt in the beginning but overall it improved during the meal. Overall, the food was very good and we had a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A review by a true Italian
    ChicagoFoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Rosebud is a true classic southern Italian Restaurant that started in the old neighborhood. That's what us Italian Chicagoans call the original Italian area that was settled in Chicago, we never use Little Italy. The food quality is exceptional, the quantity is actually too much and the service was as good as it gets. If you are not extremely trilled with your dinner, it will be surprising to me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Dinner Again
    TimeZoneTravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    RoR is always a great place, but if conversation is what you are looking for when it comes to a business dinner, you might want to reconsider. It is a very loud dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food and service
    DininginChicago
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    While the restaurant was a little loud due to big groups around us, the food and service more than made up for it. Their chicken Parmesan is AMAZING and I have leftovers for days. Our waiter was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AngieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Both mine and my husband's dinner had no flavor whatsoever. I had the chicken piccata with penne and vodka sauce (which was tasty but very thin) and my husband had the lasagna with unseasoned ground beef. I felt bad adding salt to everything but otherwise it didn't taste like anything!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old stand-by
    eddie
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Always enjoy it. Went back for anniversary dinner and weren't disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.