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
217 reviews since May 22, 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 (130)special occasion (104)hot spot (103)vibrant bar scene (99)neighborhood gem (96)scenic view (71)fit for foodies (70)good for groups (69)romantic (56)great for lunch (56)notable wine list (54)great for brunch (46)late-night find (43)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service with even better food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Server was outstanding and friendly. Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Naz57VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our waiter was helpful and attendant. Food was incredible- chilean sea bass special!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    SMRJMR
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food and Service!! Would recommend to anyone with or without kids!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always outstanding
    ChicagoDiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The bar is fantastic. The food was good (as always) And not surprisingly the service was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • People Watching Patio Dining
    JDoutnabout
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Chicago
    Mustangprof
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • people watching is best attribute
    divingann
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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 -
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place to eat
    ptgolferVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The steaks were tasty and the service was excellent. There was outside seating and more people sat outside than inside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    KatherineGRobertson
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • National Oyster Day
    sofiadujourVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicago treat
    nkitty
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tavern on Rush
    Mattcavs
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Fantastic food and top-notch service. Much more fun/energetic than your standard steak house. I was impressed by the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • That Table is Spoken For
    Stefandthecity
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarbieVIP
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic