Tavern on Rush
Tavern on Rush

Tavern on Rush

  • 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: 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
226 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (117)hot spot (113)vibrant bar scene (113)neighborhood gem (108)special occasion (99)good for groups (80)fit for foodies (70)romantic (59)notable wine list (59)great for lunch (56)great for brunch (54)scenic view (49)late-night find (40)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Tavern is consistently on top of there game , when ever I bring clients here they are never dussapounted ,its alwYs a pleasure to come here .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Every body loved their food. My steak sandwich was not that great, however!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Friendly staff , delisous lunch one of the best burgers I ever had and apple pie
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been perfect-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We went on a Saturday night with a group. We had a reso for 8:30, but I called saying we are running about 15 minutes late. When we got there, 2 from our group had already checked in before the 15 min we were supposed to be late. 45 minutes later we were not seated. When I asked the hostess how long it will be, she told me that she doesn't know and that the maitre d' usually makes people wait longer if they are late. A restaurant owner from my group went and had a talk with her about how ridiculous it is that we were waiting even after we called to which she replied we never called - there were 3 others around me when I called. After he had a few words we were seated within a couple of minutes. I get it, it's a Saturday night, but it's ridiculous we were punished for being a few minutes late after I even called. BUT the service afterwards was AMAZING. The waiters were very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was EXCELLENT. Best crab legs I have had in Chicago and everyone's individual meal was delicious. The experience post-waiting and rude hostess was phenomenal. I wish we didn't have that "run-in" but I would go back for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid, go to Mastros or Gibson.....
    itsfull2
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The server was great but the food was terrible. My steak was not cooked to order and for a dry aged rib eye it should have been allot better then eating a piece of leather.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Wonderful experience , the food , service & the bar great time with out of town guest they where blowen away , we had dinner up starirs and afterwards they sat my group in the couch area and the view 😜 was to say very exciting !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to us for a Friday night dinner on our weekend Chicago trip. The restaurant had a clean, well decorated interior, with a comfortable noise level. Our waiter was exceptional, personable, and knowledgeable. The calamari appetizer was delicious, but a little large for 2 people. The parmesan crusted chicken and seared Hawaiian tuna were great dinner choices, being well cooked, seasoned, and prepared. The beverage list was extensive and affordable. Our waiter also recommended we go to listen to music at the Back Room. We had a great time there as well! Next time I am in Chicago, I will go back to Tavern on Rush.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    WinedudeVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I have been here for drinks in the past, as they have a very lively bar. This time I came in for dinner with some friends and now I know why it wasn't on my restaurant list. They bill themselves as a steakhouse, but our steaks were clearly sub-par. The porterhouse I had was one of the worst I've ever had. The other guys also commented on the steaks. Salads were fine, as were the desserts. Service was also good. Just really disappointed by the beef.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    DonaldVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Visiting Chgo my wife and I booked the Tavern on Rush for lunch based upon the great feedback on Opentable. The restaurant is in the heart of Rush Street as you can feel the vibe of the city. The Menu , service and food were great. Greeted warmly for our reservation we were then lead to our table where our waiter did a great job in recomending specials and highlights of the menu. We loved our experience and we will be back. The food is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Quite busy for our business dinner meeting. Slower service initially while restaurant was full then improved. Noise level when this place is busy does not allow for a great business conversation as you needed to yell accross the table. Good location and food though and was here before, but not as busy then.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert
    Javadavy
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Everything was spectacular. Listen to your waiter. The desserts will all serve 4-6 people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a place!
    Californiasooner
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Every time that I visit this place, its seems that the staff goes out of their way to take incredible care of us. The food is always top notch. I just cannot say enough about the value that you receive for the price paid. If you want a quiet dining experience, you may want to look elsewhere, but other than that, this is my favorite place to go when I find myself in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not good.
    AbbyVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Tavern on Rush was FORTY minutes late for our reservation. We had a party to attend after the reservation and we were late for it because we didnt sit down until 8:10 p.m. The woman at the front desk said "I dont know what you want me to do, sorry". We then had to rush through our dinner. While the waiter was explaining the specials to us HE INTERUPTED and LEFT to "run food" to another table. It was overall horrible and after eating at this restaurant multiple times, I will not be returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale
    Stew
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Food was very good with excellent steaks. The prices are rather high and wish that a moderate priced steak selection was available.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place and good food
    giorgioraimondi
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Whenever I go there I have very good time whether I'm with the family or friends. Location is great, venue is beautiful, food is good and service is great. To mention something not very positive, is pricey.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BarbieVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Excellent as always! Thank you Ashley for terrific service. Thank you also, Tino
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My friends and I had a wonderful brunch and dinner , hung around the bar what a great view !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    good service although girls in their 20's with hardly any clothes doesn't necessarily equal good staff. attractive yes - but i'd take being able to remember order and be less vacant better (your clearers and water people are better!) Plus before the dinner, barman too busy chatting with local to serve us and then, the said local was so hammered it was embarrassing to be near. wouldn't recommend this place at all. had drink. dinner then scarpered
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Service, Lively Vibe
    Wine4Me
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a table of 5 and a table of 3 celebrating my daughter's 16th birthday. The girls were seated at a table with a great view of Rush Street and we were as well. Our server was witty, fun and attentive. Great selection of food as well. My oldest daughter is vegan, and there was a vegan burger on the menu for her. As a restaurant owner myself, I understand what a difficult business it is and I am very impressed with Tavern on Rush. A great go to place for birthday events or for out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Choice
    Frank
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I couldn't have picked a better spot for dinner as part of a bachelor party weekend for five guys from out of town. It exceeded all expectations in terms of food, atmosphere and, especially, service. Our waiter even served free dessert to the table after he found out why we were there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great patio!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Love the ambiance and people watching dining al fresco. Service and food were also great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Great time food and service was the best , let alone the view !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.