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Tavern on Rush
Tavern on Rush

Tavern on Rush Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavernonrush.com
  • Phone: (312) 664-9600
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:00am – 2:00am; Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00am; Sunday: 9:00am – 2:00am;
    Reservations are not available for the outside area.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: John Gatsos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For Stefani catering and events please call 312-595-5440.
  • Private Party Facilities: Tavern on Rush is available for small parties (up to 25 Persons) during selected evenings. It also accommodates larger parties with advance notice or also for breakfast and lunch.
    Banquet Facilities: Please call restaurant at 312-664-9600 for private party/banquet information.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Now featuring a LIVE DJ every night in our famous bar and lounge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bellevue
  • Public Transit: Red line CTA – Division stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is $13.99; and there are numerous public lots available in the area.
A word from Tavern on Rush
Tavern On Rush is a contemporary steakhouse offering an extensive menu of classic American fare, including USDA Prime aged steaks and chops, seafood, pizza, burgers, pastas unique daily specials and more.

Tavern boasts a bustling bar and lounge area, with a resident music producer who creates a fun and energetic playlist for guests' enjoyment 7 nights a week. The warm and inviting atmosphere is enhanced with a horseshoe-shaped bottle display, mahogany wood accents, linen table cloths, large windows overlooking the panoramic view of lively Rush Street and exceptional service.

Tavern’s outdoor patio cafe was voted “Best Outdoor Dining” by Chicago Scene Magazine. It is equipped with flatscreen HD TVs and is perfect for catching rays on a sunny afternoon over lunch or dining with friends on a beautiful summer evening. Reservations not accepted for patio.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Hostesses' attitude needs adjustment. Waitstaff was excellent, food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We are from the Chicago area and wanted our friends who were visiting from England for the first time to have a great experience. It couldn't have been better. The food was incredible and our waiter, Joey Africa, went above and beyond to make our dining experience fun and memorable. He also made our children feel welcome and appeciated. It was probably the best dining experience we have ever had in our 35 years living here."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Thank you yet again for another wonderful afternoon and meal on the patio!! Thank you Ron, Tino, Benny, Erick, PJ! Lunch was delicious"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Best steaks on rush street. Great ambiance and service. Was a perfect choice for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "But left a bit underwhelmed. We have dined at Tavern in Chicago for the past 10+ years & look forward to it each time we are in CHicago. This time however, we arrived on time for our reservation, there was no booth that we requested, we had to wait 20 min past the res time & our waiter seemed to not care for us at all. He was short, curt & borderline rude. This was not how he was with all of his tables, he was laughing & joking with pretty much everyone else-except us. Made me feel very uncomfortable. The steak was really very fatty & took a while to dissect, flavor was a bit bland. Mac & cheese was cold. Choc cake was still to die for. Overall, disappointed & underwhelmed this trip. Might be time to look for another place in Chicago."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed the explanation of all the different cuts of steak, chose the 12oz Filet and it was cooked to perfection, others at the table had chicken & Pizza and all our group were more than satisfied. Ambiance was nice and the service was very good. Definitely return :)"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Needs to be more kid friendly. Brought my grand kids, there was not a kid menu, there was no crayons waiter never seemed to care that there were two very young kids that would be eating there. Kids were given short glasses to drink from, should have something lighter they could pick up easily. Waiter seemed to be annoyed by kids, which annoyed me. Overrall has been the worst experience I have ever had here. I regretted taking them there to eat and hated that we stayed anyway. Waiter seemed annoyed and seemed as tho she was tolerating us. I do not like to spend money in places that can't bother to make me feel welcome. I did not enjoy this experience. I tried to make the best of it. Kids are 2 and 4. I've eaten here for years."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I have been there several times, with and without the kids, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and every time has been wonderful. The food, service and location is the best! A great place to go for any occasion or just for a great meal."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Glad we went. Good food and great inside and outside view."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Overall, the food (Steak and Lobster) were simply disappointing for the price. Steak rather dry and lobster tail over cooked. Basically your paying for the fact your eating in downtown Chicago. I wouldn't go back. If you find yourself eating there anytime soon, save yourself a lot of money and order the hamburger. You will be glad you did."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The hostest on the patio and inside were extremely rude. This would be the main reason I would not return. They were very short, rude and did not show that they cared about guest experience. This put a bad taste in our mouth from the moment we walked in."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "it was just okay nothing special but great location"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "had high expectations. ordered a lemom drop martini and it came out with salt instead of sugar so the waiter corrected it but they did not make a new drink. steak was to be cooked medium and it came out almost well done. pointed it out to waiter and they brought a free dessert which was overcooked. RPM was much better"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We try a new restaurant every time we visit Chicago and this is out new favorite. We are still talking about how great our meal was. So good."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Excellent as always! Thank you Tino, Benny, Erick, Ashley and Kelly. Gumbo was delish as were the crab cakes and the soft shell."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food was wonderful. Our Steaks were first class. Our waiter was Jason and he made our dining experience even better. I would absolutely reccommend Tavern on Rush for good food and great service."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I had the filet which was good. We were lucky enough to sit upstairs on the balcony which was really nice. Service was good as well. I will come back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Tavern on rush is a excellent place to dine. The food is delicious, & the staff is very professional, & cater to your every need. I would definitely refer this resturant to all. Here, you get exactly what you pay for! I will always be a customer o Tavern on Rush!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "What can I say Tavern never disappoints! Thank you Ron, Tino, Benny, Ashley, Erick, am I forgetting anyone?"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The restaurant was magnificent! Amazing service,food,and staff! I totally recommend it !!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had children with us and were seated at the top table overlooking the scene below. Very good and great people watching. Service was wonderful and attentive. Food was well prepared and exactly what everyone wanted. Meat was good, but, expensive. Very friendly, and fun place. Well located and overall a fine choice."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "If the weather is nice eat outside! Had a late lunch and came here. There was not a very long wait to sit outside. My boyfriend and I split a pizza and salad ! Perfect portions for both of us. The pizza is super thin and crispy crust. We also each ordered drinks from the cocktail menu. Fun drinks to select from. We will go back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Thank you Ashley for superb sevice outside! Halibut was excellent. Thank you Tino, Benny and Erick!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent. Only problem was that restaurant had not received the reservation thru open table but accommodated us."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This was a bad experience. The Tavern on Rush called the day before to confirm the reservation. Yet when we arrived (on time) the young, attractive, stupid, arrogant hostess said we had no reservation. When I told her the restaurant called and confirmed the day before, she just looked down her nose and said "I don't have a reservation for you." She should be fired. Eventually the manager stepped in and agreed we had a reservation. The service was generally bad. We waited a half hour between the salad and main coarse. I would not go back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We has Brian as a server. It took 10 minutes to get drink order! 10 minutes to order food and we only saw him two times in th rest of the next hour we were there. We had to flag him down to get check. The Pineapple Express there special drink and my food were great! The ambience was nice too!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Have been there many times and the food and service is always excellent"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First... make sure you have a reservation and show up on time. We were 15 minutes late and our table was gone. They did get us in about 30 minutes later. Great bar area to wait in so the time flew by. Service was great, very friendly and not stuffy. I like when a waiter has a personality. Apps came out to quick (we found out our waiter grab some for another table because he didn't want us to wait.) Told him to wait on the main course and he pushed it back. Steaks cooked to perfection. Be prepared to spend money if you want a good bottle of wine."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "First time eating at this restaurant; we were promptly seated and service and food were both excellent. Would go there again."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Great location, average food, service good great people watching, great seafood tower."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food itself was solid and everything we ordered was prepared nicely but overall it was not inventive or exceptional. Our waitress Jodette however was great! Funny and attentive she made our evening a lot of fun and memorable. ."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We went to watch a World Cup game and we had plenty of TVs to look at. Great ambience and service is excellent . The plates come big so you might share. A pasta for 2 is more than enough (plenty enough). Also the appetizers and salads."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We love Tavern on Rush! We were there recently for an anniversary dinner. We love bringing people here because the menu is diverse and the food is always excellent. Their steaks are a real highlight of the menu. And their seafood is always well prepared and fresh. They incorporate seasonal items, too, which keeps things interesting. Our service has been consistently great. The servers are attentive, knowledgable and friendly. And make sure you save room for one of their fantastic desserts, big enough to share. Can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Really great service! Crab cakes were awesome. The location is hopping."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had brunch here and loved it. French toast, smoothie, and a view"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very enjoyable meal and occasion. Delicious thin crust pizza. Great beet salad. Sat outside to eat on a beautiful afternoon."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was good, but service was slow. I think not enough waiters for as busy as they were"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "One of the best well rounded restaurants in Chicago!! Always great service and great food; whether you prefer a quiet dinner upstairs, an energetic bite to eat in the vibrant bar area or an outdoor seating meal!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I have been living in Chicago for about 5 years, and this is hands down one of my favorite restaurants. I love their outdoor patio, and their menu is awesome. You can take pretty much anyone here and you will find something on the menu! They make a great martini too :-)"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meals, the staff were friendly, helpful, fun and knowledgeable. The entire experience was outstanding. We would definitely recommend to friends."
    Dined on 6/14/2014