Legacy by Giovanni's
Pretty nice atmosphere. Drinks were good although a bit overpriced. Oyster Rockerfeller were delicious. Steaks were tender but felt that since they are not serviced on hot platters, they went from perfect temperature to barely warm very quick. Key lime pie tasted more like a cheesecake than a key lime pie. Service was VERY good though.
Biggest dissapointment was the lack of ANY dress code. I understand Rockford is more of a casual area but when you are out at what is supposed to be a nice restaurant and you see people in shorts, baseball caps and slider sandals it kind of kills the experience one might expect for a special occasion out when they are going to spend $300.00 on a meal experience.
I think if I went back I'd probably just sit at the bar and have drinks and appetizers, not in shorts and sandals though.
Service was excellent. Food delicious. Best steak of anywhere in Rockford.
Excellent experience. Seafood Tower was ample enough to share. Excellent service by Angel.
Top notch dinning in Rockford
Just a great Place! Enjoyed the cocktails, the food, service, and free cocktail to kick the night off. Just a great night!
Such a great vibe ! Christian always takes great care if everyone !!
We had a delicious, beautiful and fun birthday dinner. Our waiter Angel was outstanding in every way.
Highly recommend for a special evening!
Anniversary Dessert was given
The food was outstanding, and the wait staff knowledgeable and professional. The waitress was kind and easy going, and did not push us to make decisions about food and drink selections.
While we enjoyed our food at Legacy, the service was not great. At the beginning our meal, the service was fantastic, however as the meal progressed the service grew slower and slower. In the end, we ended up waiting over 30 minutes for our bill.
One of our steaks was also not cooked to our liking. We did send it back to the kitchen, however when it returned to the table, it was still not cooked the way we wished.
The Spanish octopus was fantastic however, as was the chocolate cake :)
We went there for the first time and thought everything was way overpriced. I ordered a fillet med rare and it had looked like it was charcoaled way too long. We will not be going back. The amount of money we spent we will find somewhere else to go and eat with our friends.
This restaurant dinner was for our 47 wedding anniversary. My wife wanted to see this new restaurant. The décor was very nice except for steer skull. Seating was comfortable. The service was great. The food we ordered was good but my medium steak has to be sent back for reheat. Very pricey for Rockford, IL but compares with Chicago prices. Would we come again? Yes for special occasions.
They managed to totally ruin 2 Wagyu steaks and our night. No attempt to make it right. Just awful.
Great night out! Service was great (forgot the young lady's name), good wine and excellent food. We can't wait to go back. Suprised it was very busy on a Thursday night.
They opened the restaurant for us on a day they were supposed to be closed. Was a great experience, as it always is at Legacy.
First time here, great drink menu and fantastic food.
Nice dinner. The ambiance, service and drinks were Wonderful and it has potential of being a real gem in Rockford. However, for the prices, I was expecting to be Wow'd but the food was just OK. They are almost there but it felt they were trying too hard to be overly fancy but then couldn't deliver the product when it came to the food. The menu is confusing and needs to be explained to a newcomer which seems odd. When ordering a $50+ steak it should include a side or two and not force the purchase of a large bowl of side that needs to be shared like at a buffet. That concept works fine if everyone is ordering steak or seafood but in our case some were ordering entrees that did come as full meals so the sides were over the top. All in All. I will go back for the beautifully romantic feel and impeccable service but am hopeful they consider revising the menu layout and offerings to items that will make my mouth water.
We had a party of 12 for dinner. They put us in a separate room with a square table which made conversations easy. Kim was our server and she was fantastic. The appetizers were great. They were many unique options. I had the tomahawk pork chop which was fantastic. Everyone else raved about their main course. Most of us are from out of town and Legacy is our new favorite spot for dinner when we come for business!
The food and cocktails justify the higher prices. Or 3rd visit and only one glitch with a side dish. Wait staff is very professional.
Excellent food; excellent atmosphere. Our waitress was very attentive as well!
This is our second visit to this new restaurant and w will definitely be back!
Been there twice now and AMAZING .... TRULY THE BEST RESTAURANT IN ROCKFORD!!
We ate there on Sat. 3/16 for our anniversary! The food was excellent. The reason I would not recommend it is that my husband and I both ordered steaks. His came out over cooked. So we ended up not really eating together since he didn't want mine to end up cold so I ate while he sat there. Since you order the sides separately, by the time his steak was brought out, the sides were cold. I had also ordered a sauce for my steak, which they brought out when I was half way through it. They did give us a free dessert, but still a little disappointing for the money spent. Everything is priced separately...break, salads, steaks, sides, etc.
We had a group of 8 people for a birthday dinner. Angel was our waiter and was vigilant to the end and handled our eccentric and diverse ordering.
Christian, the GM, was also gracious and very accommodating with inquiries on sourcing of meat and wine.
All in all, a welcome addition to Rockford and worth a trip and I would encourage Legacy to remove the sirloin from the menu...it just isn’t up to par with the other offerings.
Snake River Farms beef...winner winner!!
Thank you for the experience and we will be back!!
Do splurge on the wine list...Christian will provide great recommendations within your budget.
815 cake can be shared with 6 people easily!!
Good meal, my wife and I both the the filet and it was prepared perfectly. We will go back
My husband and I went to Legacy for our anniversary. We had drinks at the bar first and then a wonderful meal. The staff was very friendly and professonal. Everyone was very accommodating. We will most certainly be visiting this restaurant frequently!
Everything was great. But my friend from Chicago had a cocktail delivered with a fruit fly in it. When he brought it to waitress attention. All he got was an oh my. No offer of free dessert, discount bill or just eliminate charge for cocktail
Wonderful dining experience. You definitely get what you pay for. The best steaks we have ever had!! All the sides are huge and can be split between 2-4 people depending on ones appetite. Service was top notch. Will definitely go back.
Hands down best meal I’ve had in Rockford. And that’s 20 years of dinners!!!
Al continues to raise the bar for dinning.
It’s so nice to have an amazing steak house in Rockford! Everything was perfect. I had the Wagyu Manhattan strip. So good! We’ll definitely be back again and again.
Great food great wine!
Service was great - Food tasted delicious. Perfect night!
All the food from the wedge to the mac and cheese to the steak was top shelf. The complimentary cocktail was a nice touch too. Our server Butch was on top of his game all night. We will be back for sure.
FINALLY!!!! An AMAZING higher end restaurant in Rockford that has OUTSTANDING meals!!! My wife and I are SO HAPPY!! We usually drive to Chicago or Madison and now we have something close to home ... THANK YOU!!
Eating at Legacy was a wonderful experience. The food is excellent (although pricey) and the service is spectacular. I highly recommend this restaurant!
Menu not extensive, but adequate selection. Sides very ample in quantity and inexpensive. Entrees a bit pricey, but very nicely presented and tasty.
Delicious food very pricey for Rockford-Chicago prices. Would go again but for a special occasion only or only with husband. We took our family and bill was $380 with no alcohol
Great dining experience! The wait staff was very attentive and informative offering suggestions!
My husband and I had dinner for my birthday and it was amazing. The food was delicious and the service was awesome. We will definitely come again as well as recommend.
My wife and I dined at Legacy for the first time. The restaurant has been recently renovated and looked very nice. The wait staff was super attentive, almost too well rehearsed, but they were professional and friendly. Our food was well prepared, my wife and I had steaks that were prepared medium rare. The side dishes had such large portions that my wife ordered mashed potatoes and I ordered the grilled asparagus and we shared. The free drink to start things off was a nice touch. The wine list is lengthy. All-in-all a very nice dinner and a very good experience. Definitely a step-up from the typical dining experience in Rockford. We will dine at Legacy again.