Rosebud on Rush

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$31 to $50
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Italian
If it’s the pure joy of that first delicious bite, elegant atmosphere, and a sprinkling of laughter you’re looking for, then join us at Rosebud on Rush. Housed in a charming renovated brownstone and conveniently located off Chicago’s bustling Magnificent Mile, experience an extraordinary meal made with authentic Italian recipes passed down from generation to generation. With a reputation for being one of America’s top ten restaurants, you can’t go wrong with succulent, juicy steaks, classic pork and lamb chops, and longtime pasta favorites like our homemade rigatoni in flavorful, tomato vodka sauce. Catering to locals, tourists and movie stars alike, you can't get much closer to the action than Rosebud on Rush. Enjoy two levels of spacious, yet intimate fine dining, the best people watching in the city and the convenience of valet parking.

Unfortunately, reservation requests for the outdoor patio cannot be taken online.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, wine and service. Calamari was delicious.

IP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

I was surprised at how close the tables were. Service was good, but I could barely here my lady. Good food, prepared well, good selection. Decent prices for the area.

A
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We had a speaker blaring really loud over the top of our table. Couldn’t carry a conversation at the table with our party bc Niobe of us could hear each other. Food was good for the most part.

KS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always incredible personnel service (Happy Anniversary song!) food and drink. Our first choice for fine dining especially when friends are in town!
Window seats, second floor, same table every time - don't even need to request.

JA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently superior in every way. Rosebud on Rush is my favorite of the Rosebud locations. The antipasto is lovely. But what I absolutely love is their Bolognese sauce and on the perfectly prepared folded ribbons of pappardelle. You just can’t go wrong with anything at Rosebud on Rush! The service, the food, the cocktails. Thank you!

j
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really like Rosebud on Rush. Everyone is eager to please. The food is Superb and John the GM seems to be everywhere at once making sure everyone is enjoying themselves and that everything is as it should be. And it always is! The Caesar salad is excellent, and their chopped salad is just as good. I like chicken marsala and their vegetable plate is enormous. I think it’s the best Italian restaurant in Chicago.

MG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Rosebud on Rush a couple of nights ago. My son took a bite of a sesame seed breadstick and immediately started having an allergic reaction. We were unaware of this allergy prior to that night. The staff was excellent, bringing him a glass of milk, frequently checking in on us and even sending someone to the drug store for Benedryl on our behalf, which brought quick relief for my son. It wasn’t exactly the night at Rosebud’s that we’d been looking forward to but the manager and staff did everything in their power to help our family make the best of an inopportune evening.

f
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Elena was our fantastic waitress. Very attentive and helpful. Food was delicious! All of our party were thrilled with their choices. Chicken piccata was the best I’ve had.

OT
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Always a treat :)
Zorana made our dining experience exceptional!
We Love Rosebud! So worth it!

Y
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Our 4 kids all found something they liked! We will go back!

TW
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and service as usual.

OT
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Are a pasta meal the day before the Chicago Marathon. Very tasty carbonara but the sauce was very rich.

DH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a bustling Italian restaurant with a very nice ambiance. The food is absolutely great and the lasagne to die for. Service is quick and the waiting staff are very efficient and helpful. The prices are on the higher side but the size of the dishes make it good value for money. I would definitely go back.

A
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the night before the Chicago Marathon and the place was packed. It still did not disappoint. Wonderful service, so much food, very friendly and helpful staff. We had a great pre race dinner!

MW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Chicago Marathon carbo loading

DM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service our table was ready on time and the staff was able to add a seat with no issue. Waiter was friendly and accommodating. Well done staff!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place

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H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegetarian options. The cauliflower side was delicious as was the Caesar Salad. The shrimp cocktail was great.

P
Memphis
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious food. Excellent service.

E
Fayetteville
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, the entire experience was A+. The amount of food they give you is off the charts, will absolutely go there again.

R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a very nice restaurant and the service was excellent. The meat sauce was a little bland for my taste, but it was good. The problem came when I tried to pay with a rosebud gift card which they would not except because their system was down. The manager did apologize, but it would have been nice if they offered me a small dessert or a small discount for a future visit. This was not good, but a good restaurant.

GF
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and outstanding service. Great quality and attention to details. Everything was good. Amazing food. Very conveniently located

TC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the service was top notch! Be aware that the portions are hearty and enough for two!

SG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good service, would go back

SL
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great food to match, definitely a place you want to try

MP
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal as always

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and outstanding food. Will definitely recommend and return.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful retirement celebration, thanks for special dinner

OT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I am visiting Chicago after having lived here years ago and was looking forward to Eating at Rosebud. I ordered the chopped salad to share and it was so oily and over dressed that it was totally uneaten. The waiter took it without asking if there was anything wrong with the food that was barely touched. For my main course I ordered the pasta with clams. The portion is more than generous but it was so over salted and again drenched with a non wine tasting liquid. We couldn’t get the waiters attention to order wine and only did so when the manager came by to ask how everything was and I requested wine which was promptly delivered. Even the bread was stale as if it had sat out for hours. Totally disappointed and almost embarrassed that I bought by colleague to what I remembered was a terrific restaurant.

J
Greensboro
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sadly the dish my wife had gone for was the Lobster Fra Diablo which wasn’t available. They did provide Shrimp Fra Diablo as an alternative. Rosebud remains an iconic Italian Steakhouse in Chicago.

RH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a favorite place for a nice dinner when visiting Chicago. Classic Italian fare and outstanding specials. The service is always top notch. I was celebrating my birthday and they made me feel special.

CM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classic Rosebud experience-outstanding ! !

JH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good was excellent! Best Italian any of us have had in a very long time. Go there - you will not regret it!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was excellent. We chose to sit outside because it was a beautiful night. We were seated right away. After our appetizers came, so did the gnats. We asked if there was any chance we could move inside and we were quickly obliged. The waitress, manager and bus personnel made sure everything was moved for us. We were concerned we would lose our waitress, but she stuck with us. She was very busy, however we were not left. Someone was always there to help her out and make sure we were taken care of. Our service was IMPECCABLE! Our food was even more. My picky son, asked for cheese on his spaghetti but then decided he didn’t like it, they had no problem getting another serving for him with no cheese. Then came dessert, he asked for lemon sorbet, but again decided it wasn’t for him. They quickly replaced it with a chocolate gelato. No questions asked, no issues!

We will certainly be back and will always recommend Rosebud on Rush!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great night of food and drink!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! The food was great, the service not pushy and overall our meal was great. We always try to eat at Rosebuds when staying in downtown Chicago.

PN
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The wait staff was very nice, but the actual service of food was quite slow. We waited almost 45 minutes for appetizers.

KD
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always, great service, ambiance, delicious food that never disappoints, they even went so far as to bring me dessert for my upcoming birthday with a candle in it! (I was dining alone so they got it from my open table profile I guess). Love this place--it is a must every time I travel to Chicago.

H
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service!

CF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brick Chicken was Amazing!!!!! Melts in your mouth! Service was Outstanding. We had a great time. Will definitely come back again and again.