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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
  • "We had children with us and were seated at the top table overlooking the scene below. Very good and great people watching. Service was wonderful and attentive. Food was well prepared and exactly what everyone wanted. Meat was good, but, expensive. Very friendly, and fun place. Well located and overall a fine choice."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "If the weather is nice eat outside! Had a late lunch and came here. There was not a very long wait to sit outside. My boyfriend and I split a pizza and salad ! Perfect portions for both of us. The pizza is super thin and crispy crust. We also each ordered drinks from the cocktail menu. Fun drinks to select from. We will go back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Thank you Ashley for superb sevice outside! Halibut was excellent. Thank you Tino, Benny and Erick!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We love Tavern on Rush! We were there recently for an anniversary dinner. We love bringing people here because the menu is diverse and the food is always excellent. Their steaks are a real highlight of the menu. And their seafood is always well prepared and fresh. They incorporate seasonal items, too, which keeps things interesting. Our service has been consistently great. The servers are attentive, knowledgable and friendly. And make sure you save room for one of their fantastic desserts, big enough to share. Can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was a bad experience. The Tavern on Rush called the day before to confirm the reservation. Yet when we arrived (on time) the young, attractive, stupid, arrogant hostess said we had no reservation. When I told her the restaurant called and confirmed the day before, she just looked down her nose and said "I don't have a reservation for you." She should be fired. Eventually the manager stepped in and agreed we had a reservation. The service was generally bad. We waited a half hour between the salad and main coarse. I would not go back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Have been there many times and the food and service is always excellent"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great location, average food, service good great people watching, great seafood tower."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent. Only problem was that restaurant had not received the reservation thru open table but accommodated us."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We has Brian as a server. It took 10 minutes to get drink order! 10 minutes to order food and we only saw him two times in th rest of the next hour we were there. We had to flag him down to get check. The Pineapple Express there special drink and my food were great! The ambience was nice too!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had brunch here and loved it. French toast, smoothie, and a view"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "First... make sure you have a reservation and show up on time. We were 15 minutes late and our table was gone. They did get us in about 30 minutes later. Great bar area to wait in so the time flew by. Service was great, very friendly and not stuffy. I like when a waiter has a personality. Apps came out to quick (we found out our waiter grab some for another table because he didn't want us to wait.) Told him to wait on the main course and he pushed it back. Steaks cooked to perfection. Be prepared to spend money if you want a good bottle of wine."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "First time eating at this restaurant; we were promptly seated and service and food were both excellent. Would go there again."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food itself was solid and everything we ordered was prepared nicely but overall it was not inventive or exceptional. Our waitress Jodette however was great! Funny and attentive she made our evening a lot of fun and memorable. ."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Really great service! Crab cakes were awesome. The location is hopping."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went to watch a World Cup game and we had plenty of TVs to look at. Great ambience and service is excellent . The plates come big so you might share. A pasta for 2 is more than enough (plenty enough). Also the appetizers and salads."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food was good, but service was slow. I think not enough waiters for as busy as they were"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very enjoyable meal and occasion. Delicious thin crust pizza. Great beet salad. Sat outside to eat on a beautiful afternoon."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "One of the best well rounded restaurants in Chicago!! Always great service and great food; whether you prefer a quiet dinner upstairs, an energetic bite to eat in the vibrant bar area or an outdoor seating meal!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meals, the staff were friendly, helpful, fun and knowledgeable. The entire experience was outstanding. We would definitely recommend to friends."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have been living in Chicago for about 5 years, and this is hands down one of my favorite restaurants. I love their outdoor patio, and their menu is awesome. You can take pretty much anyone here and you will find something on the menu! They make a great martini too :-)"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The hostess was very unpleasant and unhelpful. We were visiting Chicago and hoped to sit outside and requested a specific location, not table. There were several tables open but the hostess refused to seat us there as she was holding it for investors. When we said we would wait for a table she made excuses and said it would be over an hour before she could accommodate. We elected to take another out of the way table."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Overall amazing experience. From the service to the food and ambience it was top notch. Couldn't have been better"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I was amazed at the action that this restaurant had on a Tuesday night. The bar was packed at 8:00 pm, but the bar service was great. I waited for my dinner date to arrive and when she did, we were immediately escorted upstairs to a wonderful table by the window. A great view! The staff there seemed to know exactly what we wanted. The service process was some of the best I have ever had. They did not rush... nor did we have to wait for anything. The food was prepared exactly as requested. All around, I would say that my experience was a 9.5 out of 10. I would recommend the Tavern on Rush to any good friend."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Went to lunch here one weekend for the first time and really liked it. Brought my mom to lunch on a week day when she visited because I thought she would really like it and she did. Then I brought some friends from Miami on Thursday night because it was close their hotel. Thursday night was a shocker! We had a reservation but the guys insisted on staying downstairs to watch the NBA playoff game. They totally accommodated us in the reserved section right when you walk in. I was surprised on how lively the place was. There was a DJ and he pumped it up once it got a little later. I haven't dined outside there yet, but looking forward to it. They need a frequent diner card for me!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I felt the food was middle of the road- nothing stood out- we ordered grilled calamari for appetizer and it was rubbery. I ordered a filet mignon and presentation was a piece of meat on the plate....very unappetizing"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "One of my favorite lunch spots for work or before/after nearby shopping sprees on Michigan Avenue. Very popular for its outdoor dining, corner location with great people views and friendly, efficient staff. The menu is extensive with much variety and many healthy dining options."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Recently visited for my Mom's birthday. Melinda and Jodell were fantastic servers. They completely made our evening wonderful."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Well managed machine! Excellence from food quality to the hostess stand and everything else."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This is great place to have brunch on the weekend and watch all the activity of the city."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Location is everything here... Tavern is a great place for people watching because it's situated on a corner on Rush St. directly across from Mariano Park and the iconic Gibson's. The menu is extensive and fairly reasonably priced--you'll leave satisfied, for sure, but the food struck me as rather bland. The tomato bisque stands out as excellent. Rebecca, our waitress, was really great and the drinks are very good (expensive at $13.50, but in a generous portion & strong). I recommend the Hibiscus Margarita, which is garnished with an elegant candied hibiscus flower. Lastly, please note that reservations are only for *indoor* seating; the patio has a separate hostess altogether (usu. 30+ min. for a table for 4)."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our waiter was excellent as well as the food. I had the fish special that was fantastic. It did get pretty noisy and was somewhat difficult to have a conversation. Overall, a great place to eat and have a great time."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great environment and service. It is my new favorite and must go in Chicago!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "On a the first warm Sunday we decided to celebrate Spring with outside dining and Tavern on Rush was an obvious choice. Aside from the primo people watching location, food was excellent. I ordered the Lobster Cobb Salad which I wish came with 3 more of the blue cheese dressing cups. My wife enjoyed the roasted beet salad. Nice wine list by the glass and even better by the bottle. The strawberry rhubarb dessert was tart and loaded with texture and smoothed out with the vanilla ice cream. Did not get our usual wonderful shrimp/crab/ahi cocktail appetizer but because the appetizer we did order got missed we were surprised to be comped for the dessert. Finished off with a coffee and tawny while watching the Sunday crowd. Perfect afternoon."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Great alfresco dining and the food here is great. Service can be a bit slow but they are very nice and when the weather is nice it's a luxury to make it a leisurely long lunch."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent and paired with the outstanding service, created a wonderful dining experience! We look forward to another night out at Tavern on Rush very soon."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great food and excellent service. Upstairs dinning provided great view of the street and park."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We were visiting Chicago from Brisbane, Australia and Tavern on Rush was recommended to us at our hotel. We had a great night, first we had drinks at the bar while waiting for our table, met some friendly people and enjoyed the Friday night atmosphere. Dinner was lovely, service was good. Would love to be back there...."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Vibrant bar scene for all ages with decent food selection"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite places in Chicago to sit outside and people watch and the food is outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I met my father here for dinner when we both happened to be in town for business. He had a gigantic pork chop and I had the special - grilled swordfish and lobster risotto. It was all delicious. Service was a tad fast but otherwise polite. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014