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
230 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (139)hot spot (114)special occasion (111)vibrant bar scene (110)neighborhood gem (103)fit for foodies (77)good for groups (76)scenic view (71)great for lunch (62)romantic (62)notable wine list (61)great for brunch (49)late-night find (44)kid-friendly (11)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great bar scene and best patio in the city! The pizza was flavorful and crispy, the seafood was extremely fresh and the cocktails were nice (and strong). We were greeted, seated promptly (even allowing us a seat on the patio), the server was very attentive and did a great job of timing our meal. I will definitely return to Tavern on Rush.
    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, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I really love the outdoor patio at this place! Even though it was cold the heat lamps were awesome!!! Love it for a group dinner too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gvcfoodlover
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    just "ok". If you want a crazy place to be seen or to watch then go here. If you want good food...then dont
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TALL
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Outstanding steaks, outstanding service. This restaurant runs like a well oiled machine.... the staff works as a team and never misses a beat. The steaks were done to perfection. High energy.... a bit noisy but so much fun.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service with even better food
    Nickname1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Server was outstanding and friendly. Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Memorable Night
    dkgrad
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were surprised, given the weather, that bar and restaurant were so crowded. However, service was excellent as was the food and drink. We brought my son out for his 21st birthday and they were very attentive and made it a special night!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • notimpressed
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very loud atmosphere and cocktails are way overpriced. Had 8 pm reservations and was not seated until almost 9! In my opinion, this place wasn't worth the wait.
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  • BarbieVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    the turkey burger was the best I have ever had! Delicious and of course superb service provided by Ashley. Thank you, Ron, Tino, Benny, Erick and PJ. See you soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Link
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Relatives from Los Angeles area visited and we all enjoyed the food and service. We have been to the restaurant several times and it's always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    MaybonesVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great dining, and staff. You will be very pleased with your experience and old world charm of this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    marthaVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great steaks and Crab legs - better steak than Flemings!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HUGE portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The portions here are HUGE which is something to remember bc you can easily share. I feel like the waitstaff should mention that- we were two petite women out on a Sat night and definitely should have split a meal bc we weren't going back home so we wasted so much food and overspent. So- split meals if you can! :) The whitefish was good!! Great service too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Livinthedream
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I don't know why I did not expect more. I had eaten brunch here once and was pleased. I happened to snag a reservation at the last minute and took it. Once I arrived, we waited for the third person to show and had a drink at the bar downstairs. Very friendly and helpful bartender. Then we went upstairs. Got a corner table that was very comfortable. The service was good, but the food - tasting menu - fantastic. Every dish seemed to get better. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a great place to dine!
    Psychprof
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I am always pleased with the presentation as well as the flavor of the food offered at Tavern on Rush. The wait staff is attentive and the waiters are very knowledgeable about the various dishes being offered. I make it a point to always fine at Tavern on Rush everytime I'm in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarbieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Thank you! We took a client of my husbands for lunch and it was perfect! We shared the fish over risotto, delicious! Scott Smokin' Silz(hubby) enjoyed the always delicious cheeseburger. Service provided by Ashley top notch as always, such a pro. Thank you Tino!
    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, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tavern usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I visit tavern for all dining experiences: dates, night out with girlfriends (ladies night Monday ;) ) and out of town geasts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great for people watching! Great menu and good food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BarbieVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Thank you for another wonderful day with friends and food! Thank you Tino!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic hot spot, always fun
    snowflakeVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Right in the heart of "Rush Street" / "The Viagra Triangle" the people watching, the food, the ambiance - Tavern on Rush is just fabulous. PERFECT for bringing out of town guests, to show off Chicago's vibrant upscale scene.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BarbieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Thank you Ashley for your usual superb service! Food was excellent the tuna tempura steak with basmati rice and veggies!. Thank you Tino. Benny, Erick, Anthony and Ron.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BarbieVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Thank you! Excellent food, including my favorite seafood gumbo(best in the city) and service provided by Christina.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing dinner
    Lizzy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GreatTav
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My favorite restaurant in Chicago! We had an excellent outdoor table. Food and service was great! Will recommend Tavern to friends and family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One hot spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.