Tavern on Rush
Tavern on Rush

Tavern on Rush

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavernonrush.com/
  • Phone: 3126649600x
  • 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: 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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Tavern on Rush reviews from OpenTable diners
223 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (125)hot spot (111)vibrant bar scene (110)neighborhood gem (103)special occasion (98)fit for foodies (76)good for groups (71)scenic view (61)romantic (60)great for lunch (58)notable wine list (56)great for brunch (49)late-night find (48)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • Kansas City Strip!!!!!
    Alwaysoptimistic
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My reservation was for Sunday at 930 so, I arrived early and I was seated right away . I was waited on right away as well . the drinks were pretty good . I had an Pineaaple express and a Moscow Mule. And I Order Thr Kansas City Strip with melts in your mouth , cooked to perfection . Great steak , drinks and service .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food rocks, service not
    topratedVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food is consistently excellent. Our service for brunch on a Sunday was very poor. It took ten minutes to be acknowledged by our server. He never offered a warm up on coffee and we had to go find him to request our check:( The busboys are too eager and you cannot lay down your fork between bites without one of them coming by to take your half full plate:(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    topratedVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    After our first visit we decided we will dine here every time we are in Chicago. We were impressed with every aspect and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    verbalkinder
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    A few of us were in town for the Chicago Marathon and we knew that we needed protein after the race. We did our research and The Tavern on Rush was the PERFECT spot. Lively and semi-energetic environment, with perfectly cooked steaks. An excellent spot to celebrate 4 marathoner's accomplishments.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • can't missi this
    barryVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is just a wonderful place. we come here every time we visit Chicago and it always amazes us. the food is wonderful no matter what we've ordered. The drinks are awesome and the service friendly but crisp and mistake free. Save room for the deserts. We have ordered anything from veggie burgers to full fish dishes-never once were we disappointed. They always greet us in a warm and friendly manner no matter how busy. We go visit Chicago four times a year and will go back often.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More than a tavern
    FilmGirlFarmGirl
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Situated on a busy corner in the Gold Coast, the people watching is great, especially if you sit outside. It is a great place to meet up with friends for drinks and appetizers in the accommodating bar. It's also a wonderful brunch spot with an extensive menu of breakfast and lunch dishes. Even our gluten and dairy free guest had considerable choices. They also serve the best and biggest martini's in town!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    DoxieLover
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Visited Chicago for a long weekend and reserved The Tavern for Sunday Brunch. Good Bloody Mary's and a nice menu selection. A really good people watching corner as well! We had the pumpkin pancakes (quite good but nothing came with) and chilaqueles with eggs over easy (some of the best I have had including in Mexico!) The chips still had a "bite" and were not mushy as they often are. Kind of a bustling atmosphere with tables in the bar area close together. Looking around, it appeared that everyone there was enjoying themselves.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our experience was so undeniable...
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My partner and I arrived early. We had dinner reservations at 8:00 so we waited in the foyer area until the rest of the party showed up. As we waited in the foyer, Scott asked us if we wanted to wait in the VIP area. (He's so HOT!!) We sat there and we had the cajun shrimp. Phenomenal!! I didn't want to be intrusive in that area but Scott made us feel comfortable. Soon that short little guy name Kenny took us upstairs. My party had such a great time.... Scott made us so comfortable and Kenny got us such an nice table... Kenny got us a dessert on the house because we waited. I would wait again. We had such a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great time food and service outstanding , had a great time with friends at the bar tons of energy
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Definitely coming back to Tavern. Went for a lunch meeting and was pleasantly surprised with portion size, food and service. Plenty of patio and bar seating available. Tuna avocado appetizer is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Niki25
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Good food, good location, good service! Will definitely come back next visit to Chicago!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice
    lovingchicago
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I took a customer to this restaurant and I couldn't have picked a nicer restaurant. Not only is it a great location the view on the second floor overlooking Rush Street was so fun. The food was superb and our Waiter was nice enough to split our meals table side so we could taste each other's entree. Also, tables were far enough away you didn't feel crammed for space. For a nice evening out I highly recommend Tavern On Rush Street.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nighttime outdoor dining was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    A terrific restaurant to eat dinner with a friend. The food was good, the service was decent with attentive waiters and the fish and salads were delicious. The location is fabulous. It is near upscale hotels including the Four Seasons and all the high end shopping. So lots of people to see and hear while dining. Very vibrant bar scene, too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    TheRiver
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We dined at Tavern on Rush with some friends who were celebrating their anniversary. None of us had eaten here before, so we didn't know what to expect. We had 7pm reservations and were warmly welcomed upon arrival and quickly seated. Our waiter was wonderful and witty and gave us just enough attention-didn't hover but seemed to know when we needed something. The lobster bisque was perfect, with just a hint of sherry, and the salads crisp and flavorful. 3 in our party had steaks of various cuts, and all said they were grilled to perfection. One of us ordered the walleye special and although it was very good, it wasn't anything too spectacular. Overall, it was a wonderful evening and we will visit again when we're in town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh boy,
    Chicagovisitor321
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Sad but nice and expensive for over cooked and adequate food. But he wine was very nice.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Electic
    Shabba70
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I've been here for drinks and a social outing on previous trips to Chicago but never for dinner. This past weekend rsvp for dinner, and it was fabulous, a little pricey for this type of venue, but we enjoyed our dinner. The night scene is vibrant and energetic, and definately would come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maggie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent experience! We had a very enjoyable dinner and the service was fantastic. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • timing off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Good food, fun energetic group atmosphere. However, drawback was the reservation which was over 20min late getting seated with no explanation other than 'they are getting a table ready'. The whole point of booking a reservation is to be seated at that time...and 20min later (for an early 7:30pm reservation) seemed completely annoying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My second visit. Each time has been as good or better than the last. The staff, the food, and the drinks are all top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoy tavern
    Mich
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I have been to tavern many times... And I always enjoy the good service and the scene!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • right down the middle
    Bignightout
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I was taking a guest here and didn't know what type of food she liked. The menu is quite broad so we both had many good choices, and both the salads and seafood entrees were delicious. Good service, tables are a bit close together but the noise level was manageable for conversation. Overall very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BarbieVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Thank you Tino, Benny and special thanks to Kelly for excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't rush to Tavern on Rush
    HPfoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I picked Tavern on Rush to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. I was looking for a place with outdoor dining and a Sunday brunch menu. My wife ordered the Oak Street Scramble, that consisted of ground turkey, sundried tomatoes, spinach and goat cheese. It wasn't edible but she felt too embarrassed to send it back because I had picked the place. The eggs were the consistency and flavor of egg beaters. The ground turkey had no taste and looked like dog food. One will typically see turkey sausage in an egg dish, but ground up turkey has a bad appearance. I ordered the turkey burger which was very tasty and quite good. However, the housemade chips looked/tasted like any normal "bag" of chips. The server didn't check-in during the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food! Reservations for inside dining only. Beautiful night to eat out.. outdoor tables fill up, have to wait if want to eat outside. Bar comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • big disappointment
    murphysct
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I was so excited to go back to tavern after our visit a few years back, but sadly the only positive was a great cosmo in the bar area. After waiting 45 minutes after our reservation passed we were seated upstairs with a fast talking waiter. He talked me into the $90 special in addition to an extra cost for the type of salad I wanted. 2nd cosmo was all juice n when sent back it didn't come back much better. Wedge salad was good. My entrée came which was 2 4 Oz filets with Oscar topping but they were raw and needed to be sent back and when it came back it was too tough to cut through. Sadly I left hungry and with all the other places in Chicago I wouldn't go back to Tavern.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    TG22
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I'll keep it short and simple...this is a great place to go. Food and service were great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good and very crowded
    WallycatVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We arrived a few minutes before our reservation. We were all really hungry and didn't really want to go to the bar. It was a Friday so VERY crowded. So we waited for a few minutes and decided to wait at the bar. Our drinks were served quickly and at that point it was time for our table (happens that way at many restaurants). We had a nice table upstairs and we were happy with our food. We had steak, seabass, and jambalaya. The wine menue was good. The server was helpful and did a nice job. Just could've skipped having to go to the bar for five minutes. It was crowded and we would've ordered drinks at dinner anyway.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One Of Chicago's Best
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I regularly go out for lunch during the week and Tavern On Rush is easily one of the best places for lunch. Great food and staff. Tino does a great job.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic service and great dinner
    CitifiedLadyVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Booked an early dinner reservation while my parents were in town. Eric attended to our table for the evening and was really fantastic to them which I very much appreciated. We all had a lovely dinner and I can't recommend the tomato bisque enough. Tavern is always our go-to spot for amazing food, something for everyone here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Seed
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Our service was outstanding on a busy night- now if i could remember our servers name- said from Arizona
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Very friendly staff! The hostess staff was especially accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anonymous111
    Anonymous111111
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Food was fantastic as always! Tavern is a great spot to go for a yummy meal and a vibrant atmosphere. They even have a warmed up patio for outdoor fall dining!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good spot
    NaplesNativeVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Went on Sunday evening for casual, early dinner. Sat outside, good people watching, well made martinis. Food was very good tavern food. Excellent burger, delicious lamb chops.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in All Aspects!
    WinnieVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoyed a perfect evening with friends at the windows overlooking Rush Street. The sushi grade tuna was fabulous! Our server was extraordinaire with expert knowledge of the dishes and ready to recommend wine pairings. The chocolate cake dessert was decadent! The only disappointment was the time it took them to bring the bill... a bit of a letdown after such great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable - all great!!
    ChicagoMemory
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Reservations for 2 on a Friday evening and without even asking we were seated on the outdoor balcony overlooking the street and the evening was great. Food was outstanding. Service was exceptional. And, honestly the total bill with drinks was not all that excessive. We have spent the same for less quality in our own hometown. Will definitely return again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST IN CHICAGO
    doctor
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The best restaurant in Chicago, 5 star rating in food , service and wine list , after dinner if you still feel want to enjoy more time stop at the Bar downstairs first floor and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch spot-great ambience
    truthbetold
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had lunch here and it was very nice. Great chopped salad with a ton of chicken on top! Nice wine selection. A bit on the pricey side overall, but I expected that. The bathroom is like a mile away - downstairs around turns - it's pretty inconvenient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all around perfect
    TheHonestOne
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It was a late reservation and the hostess greeted us with a smile. The patio was full of people so we were happy to go up to their 2nd floor dining room. I was entertaining guests from west coast, they heard and were excited to try our city of chicago steaks. They were more than satisfied with the bone in filet and bone in ribeye . Servers were extremely knowledgeable with food and wine pairing. Tavern was a perfect example of the chicago food scene and chicago late night atmosphere. I/we will be back. And my guests are gonna tell the west coast to visit Tavern on Rush when in chicago. Taverns a place to be seen. Tavern on a Rush is a chicago !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had such a GREAT time!!!
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My BF and I went there for our 6 month anniversary and I have to tell you that we had such a great time. We were about 45 mins early for our dinner reservation and I told the tall guy in charge of VIP area what was going on and he sat us in the couch area and bought us a drink while we waited. Very comfortable and very nice staff. Then went upstairs and we had such a nice view of the park across the street. My BF had the steak (which he loved) and I had the Bellevue Salad which I loved. We then got the banana cheese cake which is to die for!!! We had such a wonderful time and would repeat for sure!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Anonymous111111
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    fantastic food, service, and atmosphere! The home-made turkey burger was one of the tastiest I've ever tried.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.