Rosebud on Rush
Rosebud on Rush

Rosebud on Rush

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rosebudrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: (312) 266-6444
  • 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
245 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (106)good for groups (92)great for outdoor dining (88)special occasion (78)fit for foodies (77)romantic (54)hot spot (53)notable wine list (46)great for lunch (26)kid-friendly (25)scenic view (18)late-night find (16)great for brunch (14)vibrant bar scene (7)Show More
  • Great Night!
    Patty
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We went to Rosebud to meet my daughter's boyfriend's parents.The hosts accommodated our request for a round table and were prompt in meeting our reservation. We had a perfect spot to talk and get to know each other. As for the food, most of us ordered chicken dishes: parm, Marsala and brick chicken. It was all delicious, served hot and with great care. Before dinner, we had the grilled calamari winch was fabulous! This was all topped with a perfectly chilled martini. Thanks Rosebud!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced Italian food with little ambiance.
    DDoublya
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    If you are going to spend the money on an Italian meal, go somewhere with better ambiance. It felt a bit like cattle moving through the pens. Wouldn't go back.
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  • Great restaurant! Excellent food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Love this restaurant. Excellent food, amazing service, one of our favorites. Celebrated our son's 16th Birthday with 7 of his friends and had an absolutely amazing time! The restaurant and staff made the night so special! Thanks!! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • City charmer
    Russ2michigan
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great location. We had a 2nd floor table over looking Rush Street. Wai staff was excellent. I only rated serveice as very good because of quite a gap between starters and main entry. Very "exuberant" and great Italian dining atmosphere. We had fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    detroitdiner
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I'm from Detroit but I get to Chicago a few times a year. Each time I come to Chicago I make it a point to have dinner at Rosebud. I've been doing this for 25 years. Rosebud is just a fantastic restaurant, consistently excellent. Put it on your short list of restaurants to go to when you are visiting Chicago. This time was even more special. I made a reservation for 6 pm on Saturday about a week before we dined. I did not know that there was something going on in Chicago that evening and we had to visit the suburbs for business. When we drove back into the city, many streets were barricaded. We were 1 1/2 hours late for our reservation. We called to keep the restaurant advised of the traffic problem. When we arrived they seated us right away. I was deeply appreciative of this.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Partyof8
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great Location. Excellent food and service. Party of 8 and no complaints!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable service and outstanding food...5 stars
    Sarah
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The food was unbelievably good and the portions very generous....the service is unrivaled. We celebrated a special event and were rewarded with a complimentary amazing dessert and coffee. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone...this was my third time here and I have always had consistent service and quality of food... Will come back next time I'm in the city!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Student
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The atmosphere, food, and location were all perfect. I sat in the outdoor seating area, which is enclosed and heated in the colder seasons! They had put up cute Christmas decorations and everything was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WeddingWeekend
    Migilly
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Met with 8 friends in town for a wedding - we arrived at various times with an hour. Service was very accommodating while we gathered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Nice Atmosphere, and Wonderful Service
    EnjoyFood
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Went here for lunch, and we were not disappointed. My daughter ordered some of the homemade pasta and was impressed by the amount of vegetables mixed in the dish. Good size serving for lunch which also allowed for some take home to enjoy another day. Another daughter and I shared a chicken dish which ended up being a bit too small for two, so next time will plan to get my own lunch sized serving. The salad though was of nice size and enjoyed the peppercorn dressing that I ordered as well. Service is great and they took time to snap some pictures of my daughters and I who were celebrating in Chicago for the weekend. I would like to try this again at dinner and try some of their wines.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Italian Food Just off Michigan Avenue
    PharmaMDVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I usually stay at the Peninsula or Omni Hotels when in Chicago on business. The best place I've found within walking distance is Rosebud. Excellent traditional Italian food from appetizers through pasta to main courses and even deserts plus very good service. Food is never late, nor is the next course brought too early.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucylu1
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food was FABULOUS. Service THE BEST. We will return in the near future. Very busy so make reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and great atmosphere
    Rose
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Took a chance at trying somewhere new while visiting and so glad we did! Amazing food and great atmosphere, fun for our group of 3 people. It was loud but we went later, around 9. Will definitely be Back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must for any Trip to Chicago
    Strawman
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I always look forward to the vibrant atmosphere and amazing food that make this restaurant a "must" on our Chicago trips. Everyone in our group of 8 enjoyed their meals and the portions are ginormous! I had the lasagna and a salad and both were very good. Too much food for one person, so I would recommend sharing dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "The Corner with Class"
    LaneChange911
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Always Consistent Always Delicious Always Excellent Servers Always my 1st Choice
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Service, Pedestrian Fare
    SourDoughStarter
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Bruschetta on cheap flimsy bread with sub par tomatoes, soaking wet. Garlic on several dishes far too overwhelming. Bean soup good not great. Food unmodern unimaginative red sauce genre fare. Service was friendly and attentive. Overall, Rosebud seems to have bet that huge portions of Old School Italian American fare is what works and crowd agrees. But the kitchen will not please those who want to reach beyond to inspired dishes or foods that are more Italian than Italian American. For nostalgia and comfort foods, it is a decent choice.
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  • Food was very good.
    Trish
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was very good. Very cramped by check in desk. Food was more expensive than was expecting for italian food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful night out with the kids
    CristieN
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our table was sat right away (we had a reservation). Our server was prompt and courteous. She checked back frequently to see how we were doing. Food was wonderful! Loved the recommendations the server provided.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST ITALIAN FOOD EVER!!
    KIMT
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    THIS WAS THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD WE HAVE EVER HAD AND THE SERVICE WAS IMPECCABLE
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great restaurant
    Lexie2014VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Highly recommend this conveniently located restaurant! Great food, service and consistently enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Chicago spot
    Cb1965
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Went with work friends while traveling and it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Outstanding food and service. Must stop every time I'm in town. Tables are tight but common with the classic historic Chicago restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is among Chicago's Top 5 Best
    LaneChange911
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Everything about this establishment is 5 star from the moment you enter to completion. Outstanding food and service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice dinner
    ChloeN
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Try the eggplant salad - enough to share for 3 or 4 people. The fish was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You can always count on Rosebud
    Snow292
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food is great, classical rustic Italian comfort at it's finest. Their calamari and baked ziti are my favorite "go to" menu choices that always keep me coming back. The Rush street location is crowded and loud, but service was awesome. Only complaint is that they really don't have much of a bar area, so arriving early with hopes of having a pre-dinner beverage isn't such a great plan.
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  • great mid priced Italian spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Was there 2 years ago and thought was amazing. Was back on Nov 1 2014 and yes still amazing. Spicey calamari was excellent and huge. The main course portions are large and tasty. The service was fast, efficient, helpful and friendly :).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Sherbert
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Have dined at Rosebud many times. Never disappointed! Great food. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome for our large group
    MorrisogVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    You cannot go wrong with Rosebud. Portions are very large. Food is always good. The best eggplant parmesan ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful and delicious
    LuvsfriesVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I've been eating at Rosebud on Rush for at least 10 years.... Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 8 people
    8familymemories
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent dinner! Restaurant was very crowded, considering the waitress did ok. Men bussing tables were phenomenal, very on top of things! Pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yummy
    Jennifer
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    food is always outstanding, service was friendly, stuck to reservation time, all staff very friendly
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful!
    cuslammaz
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was amazing and the service equalled. Can't wait to visit again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for groups
    Molly
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our 5 the time at the restaurant in the last 3 years, and probably our last. Pretty mediocre food. Nice atmosphere but pretty loud. It would be a pretty good place for families, though. You wouldn't need to worry about your kids making too much noise.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent restaurant!
    MissJ
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food was absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately we were so hungry by the time we got there that we filled up on bread and by the time our entrees came, we could barely touch them. What we were able to eat was superb! Service was great! And loved the ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the Fettuccine with Clams!
    pinx630
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My husband and I stopped in on a Friday night after doing some shopping on Michigan Ave. We had used Open Table to make reservations for 8:30 and were seated immediately upstairs. The restaurant was full and loud and my husband had to ask me to repeat myself a few times during the meal because of the noise. Our waiter was fantastic. Very helpful in his recommendations. We were able to order a bottle of wine, one appetizer, the fettuccine with clams for myself (I HIGHLY reccomend this dish - delicious!) and a chicken main dish for my husband for around a C note. We ordered the stuffed mushrooms for the app and they were fantastic and super flavorful. All in all, it was a great experience, nut I do with it was a little quieter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gotta-Go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    As always the food and service at Rosebud on Rush were fantastic. One of our "must-visit" locations when we travel to Chicago. Only drawback was the deafening noise level on this Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Night at Rosebud
    shopgirl
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Was visiting from out of town and went to Rosebud per the recommendation of a friend. So glad I did! Atmosphere was very nice, little white tablecloth-covered tables and candlelight. Dined alone so sat at the bar. My pasta dish was very good. Meatballs were excellent. Nice wine and beer selection. Irish bartender was great. Surrounded by strangers but everyone was very warm and friendly. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rosebud on Rush
    KCvisitor
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Really good re-invention of classic Italian menu items. Our waiter was knowledgeable and able to answer preparation and content questions. Pasta was excellent, Chicken Milanese also. Nonna's Chocolate cake was huge, but so good we keep eating when we should have stopped. The wine list was good. It's busy and noisy, but charming.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Italian!
    luvedit
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.