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Tavern on Rush
Tavern on Rush

Tavern on Rush Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavernonrush.com
  • Phone: (312) 664-9600
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:00am – 2:00am; Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00am; Sunday: 9:00am – 2:00am;
    Reservations are not available for the outside area.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: John Gatsos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For Stefani catering and events please call 312-595-5440.
  • Private Party Facilities: Tavern on Rush is available for small parties (up to 25 Persons) during selected evenings. It also accommodates larger parties with advance notice or also for breakfast and lunch.
    Banquet Facilities: Please call restaurant at 312-664-9600 for private party/banquet information.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Now featuring a LIVE DJ every night in our famous bar and lounge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bellevue
  • Public Transit: Red line CTA – Division stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is $13.99; and there are numerous public lots available in the area.
A word from Tavern on Rush
Tavern On Rush is a contemporary steakhouse offering an extensive menu of classic American fare, including USDA Prime aged steaks and chops, seafood, pizza, burgers, pastas unique daily specials and more.

Tavern boasts a bustling bar and lounge area, with a resident music producer who creates a fun and energetic playlist for guests' enjoyment 7 nights a week. The warm and inviting atmosphere is enhanced with a horseshoe-shaped bottle display, mahogany wood accents, linen table cloths, large windows overlooking the panoramic view of lively Rush Street and exceptional service.

Tavern’s outdoor patio cafe was voted “Best Outdoor Dining” by Chicago Scene Magazine. It is equipped with flatscreen HD TVs and is perfect for catching rays on a sunny afternoon over lunch or dining with friends on a beautiful summer evening. Reservations not accepted for patio.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Thank you! Excellent food, including my favorite seafood gumbo(best in the city) and service provided by Christina."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Great for birthdays and special occasions. Our waitress was so amazing she knew exactly what we wanted without even having to ask. And if we wanted extra of something she didn't just bring us one she brought is a whole plate full. Just amazing."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My favorite restaurant in Chicago! We had an excellent outdoor table. Food and service was great! Will recommend Tavern to friends and family!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I think tavern has an extensive menu that can pretty much satisfy anyone taste. Everything we had was great starting with charbroiled steaks on an open pit which gave it great taste as compared to broiled steaks. The fish specials were great and served over lobster risotto which had big chunks of lobster in it. The outside and bar scene look like the best there is in Chicago"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I am never disappointed with TOR. The food, service, and setting are consistently among the best Chicago has to offer. The daily selection that evening was the seasonal soft shell crab, prepared to perfection."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Our waiter was helpful and attendant. Food was incredible- chilean sea bass special!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Tavern is the best of both worlds, very fun bar downstairs with ladies in red dress serving generous poured drinks. Upstairs a nice dinning room serving a wide variety of food along with a nice size list of resonable priced wine. Great outdoor dining when the weather is good."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great food and Service!! Would recommend to anyone with or without kids!!!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The bar is fantastic. The food was good (as always) And not surprisingly the service was also excellent."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great Gold Coast patio dining spot for lunch. Arrived prior to lunch on a Wednesday so patio dining was available. No reservations taken for patio dining so arrive early or expect a wait. Service was good and food portions were good for lunch. The most fun was the location for enjoying people watching along Rush. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Delightful outdoor or indoor dining. Relax outside in a sidewalk cafe while Chicago parades by your table or go inside to experience tasteful eligance. The service matches the tasteful entries. This place is par excellence."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Food was above average - branzino with arugala, heirloom tomatoes and mozzarella was very good, my coworker had a white fish over zucchini, red peppers etc. beautiful presentation. The fire roasted Brussels sprouts were a disappointment - a little overcooked - they should be crispy on the outside. Service was below par. Once we got our food no one ever came back - if we wanted another glass of wine - too bad. Not really her fault, she just had too many tables to wait on. A beautiful night in Chicago, sitting outside people watching. Nice heaters under the awnings as it was a very cool summer night. So on a beautiful night when you want to sit outside I would definitely go -"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The steaks were tasty and the service was excellent. There was outside seating and more people sat outside than inside."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We spent a long weekend in Chicago and Tavern was recommended us from a lifelong Chicago resident. The food and ambiance did not disappoint and the service was top-notch."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I made a large group reservation for National Oyster Day and was pleasantly surprised to find that the restaurant booked a private room for us! The waiter did a good job of explaining to us how we will handle the order and food/drinks came out promptly, as well as the check. Delicious baked oysters!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We wanted a classy city restaurant with excellent food and good atmosphere for one night of our stay in Chicago, within walking distance of our hotel. We found it! Steaks and salmon burger were superb. The wine recommended by our friendly waiter was the best chardonnay we have drunk in years and good value. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Fantastic food and top-notch service. Much more fun/energetic than your standard steak house. I was impressed by the whole experience."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great brunch food - tons of choices. Wished they had some type of drink specials like bottomless mimosas. Only big criticism is that they really didn't honor our reservation. We waited a while - seemed to just be placed on the list with everyone else when we got there."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Saturday we waited for 40 minutes to sit outside and enjoy the excitement of the neighborhood. As we were being seated we passed a few open tables and I asked the hostess if we could sit at the open table on the corner. Her response was, "that table is spoken for". So she sat us all the way in the back by the service door to the restaurant where every wait staff and buss boy hit my chair as they passed. We spent a lot of time and A LOT of money there that night and waited as the "spoken for" table sat empty. Not cool."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We were sat right by the window to celebrate our anniversary. In my opinion, the best table we could have asked for (even though we didn't). Beautiful view of the "Viagra Triangle" and best of both worlds still being able to enjoy the breeze but elevated far enough away from street traffic. The tuna tartar appetizer was amazing! Definitely recommend- the tuna was complemented by absolutely everything else in the dish, I would go back just to nibble at that again. We also had the whitefish, large portion to split and cooked over plenty of veggies. Unfortunately, the medium rare steak seemed to be half alive. Next time we'll go with medium. Overall, it was a great night with an attentive server and great ambiance to enjoy a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Fantastic! Thank you, Tino, Ron, Erick, Benny and special thanks to Jodette for superb service. Soft shell crab delicious, Scott's steak perfect as ere the oysters on the half shell"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Hostesses' attitude needs adjustment. Waitstaff was excellent, food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We are from the Chicago area and wanted our friends who were visiting from England for the first time to have a great experience. It couldn't have been better. The food was incredible and our waiter, Joey Africa, went above and beyond to make our dining experience fun and memorable. He also made our children feel welcome and appeciated. It was probably the best dining experience we have ever had in our 35 years living here."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Thank you yet again for another wonderful afternoon and meal on the patio!! Thank you Ron, Tino, Benny, Erick, PJ! Lunch was delicious"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Best steaks on rush street. Great ambiance and service. Was a perfect choice for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "But left a bit underwhelmed. We have dined at Tavern in Chicago for the past 10+ years & look forward to it each time we are in CHicago. This time however, we arrived on time for our reservation, there was no booth that we requested, we had to wait 20 min past the res time & our waiter seemed to not care for us at all. He was short, curt & borderline rude. This was not how he was with all of his tables, he was laughing & joking with pretty much everyone else-except us. Made me feel very uncomfortable. The steak was really very fatty & took a while to dissect, flavor was a bit bland. Mac & cheese was cold. Choc cake was still to die for. Overall, disappointed & underwhelmed this trip. Might be time to look for another place in Chicago."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed the explanation of all the different cuts of steak, chose the 12oz Filet and it was cooked to perfection, others at the table had chicken & Pizza and all our group were more than satisfied. Ambiance was nice and the service was very good. Definitely return :)"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Needs to be more kid friendly. Brought my grand kids, there was not a kid menu, there was no crayons waiter never seemed to care that there were two very young kids that would be eating there. Kids were given short glasses to drink from, should have something lighter they could pick up easily. Waiter seemed to be annoyed by kids, which annoyed me. Overrall has been the worst experience I have ever had here. I regretted taking them there to eat and hated that we stayed anyway. Waiter seemed annoyed and seemed as tho she was tolerating us. I do not like to spend money in places that can't bother to make me feel welcome. I did not enjoy this experience. I tried to make the best of it. Kids are 2 and 4. I've eaten here for years."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I have been there several times, with and without the kids, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and every time has been wonderful. The food, service and location is the best! A great place to go for any occasion or just for a great meal."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Glad we went. Good food and great inside and outside view."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Overall, the food (Steak and Lobster) were simply disappointing for the price. Steak rather dry and lobster tail over cooked. Basically your paying for the fact your eating in downtown Chicago. I wouldn't go back. If you find yourself eating there anytime soon, save yourself a lot of money and order the hamburger. You will be glad you did."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The hostest on the patio and inside were extremely rude. This would be the main reason I would not return. They were very short, rude and did not show that they cared about guest experience. This put a bad taste in our mouth from the moment we walked in."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "it was just okay nothing special but great location"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "had high expectations. ordered a lemom drop martini and it came out with salt instead of sugar so the waiter corrected it but they did not make a new drink. steak was to be cooked medium and it came out almost well done. pointed it out to waiter and they brought a free dessert which was overcooked. RPM was much better"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We try a new restaurant every time we visit Chicago and this is out new favorite. We are still talking about how great our meal was. So good."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Excellent as always! Thank you Tino, Benny, Erick, Ashley and Kelly. Gumbo was delish as were the crab cakes and the soft shell."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food was wonderful. Our Steaks were first class. Our waiter was Jason and he made our dining experience even better. I would absolutely reccommend Tavern on Rush for good food and great service."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I had the filet which was good. We were lucky enough to sit upstairs on the balcony which was really nice. Service was good as well. I will come back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Tavern on rush is a excellent place to dine. The food is delicious, & the staff is very professional, & cater to your every need. I would definitely refer this resturant to all. Here, you get exactly what you pay for! I will always be a customer o Tavern on Rush!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "What can I say Tavern never disappoints! Thank you Ron, Tino, Benny, Ashley, Erick, am I forgetting anyone?"
    Dined on 7/13/2014