Rosebud on Rush

4.7
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4301 Reviews
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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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RW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was awesome. Elena our waitress was great. Food was excellent.

SG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Rose Bud on Rush. Everything was great. The egg plant stack is amazing. Table also shares chicken parmigiana, baked ziti, and some angel hair pasta. Everything came out hot and delicious. The staff is very attentive clearing dirty dishes and making sure water glasses don’t go empty. You can’t go wrong going to Rose Bud.

DD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food, our service and our table were nearly perfect for the evening. We live out of state but have eaten at the restaurant many times. We are big fans of the Rosebud brand.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, as always! Our server, Elaina, was incredibly quick and attentive. We always love Rosebud on Rush. We live in Naperville where another Rosebud restaurant is located, but we will always go to the one on Rush! The General Manager, John, was also going around to tables checking on everyone. Coming from a service background I LOVE when I see managers on the floor engaging with customers! We will be back soon!

JN
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the chicken Parmesan! We will definitely go back!

JS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent as well as the food. Nicely decorated for the holidays. Highly recommended

DO
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Elena was a great server and the food was excellent.

LT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Our waitress was amazing, best ever! Her name was Alana (sp?)

PB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked a couple of Chicago PD’s finest about an old school Italian place for dinner and the suggested Rosebud. I’m glad that I listened to them. The service, food, and atmosphere were all fantastic!

LK
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was a bit slow throughout lunch and server seemed distracted which is annoying due to the food prices and not too busy that day. Food was better than I thought it would be.

c
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Everyone who checked on us was friendly and professional but with a sense of humor. My veal Parmesan was tender and flavorful. My wife’s pasta dish was also very good. The sausage in the pasta was some of the best I’ve had. Portions are huge and we both took quite a bit home. The wine list is a good assortment of Italian wines. And what liked was the number of wines available by the glass. It was a fun night.

SB
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously amazing Italian food! I ordered the eggplant parmesean which was outstanding with a side of rigatoni alla vodka. I would order the same thing again! Good atmosphere, will absolutely go back next time in Chicago.

KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to visit this place when we come to the city. The service is always great and the food is absolutely wonderful!

V
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, but the place was packed and very noisy. Could not carry on a conversation due to the noisy dining room. Tables are really too close to each other. Would prefer a restaurant atmosphere a little less crowded & noisy for the price you pay for dinner.

TS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time as always. Francisco was just awesome! We’ll be back.

B
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as Rosebud is excellent and the service is wonderful!

M
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing delicious food as always. I highly recommend the Cavatelli!

VO
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived early but thanks to our OpenTable reservation we were seated promptly. The pappardelle wasn’t on the menu but our server had it made with vodka sauce. Johnny made sure we were well taken care of. Always looking forward to our next visit!

TB
Oklahoma City
15 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visit Chicago once a year every December. The Rosebud on Rush is always a must for us. This year is was even better than we remembered! The food was exceptional! The service was great. We will go back everytime we are in Chicago.

SK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I take an annual shopping trip to Chicago, and this is our favorite spot to have cocktails and relax before dinner. Having to be gluten-free is not a problem here, I love the Chicken Vesuvio, although gluten free pasta is available if you prefer a pasta dish. My daughter's favorite is the Baked Cavatelli, which is always delicious. I only wish we could go there more often.

VC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was okay!

JF
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosebud is always my Italian “go to”, I know the meal is going to be excellent and the service level is always very consistent.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful meal. Service was excellent. The only downside was the volume of the music was too loud. So between the music and people it was difficult to hear people at the table.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My table (2 people) in the upper level was cornered in a bad way too close to the table behind me. It feels like it was not suppose to be there.

TS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite Italian food restaurant in the Windy City

KF
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing !! Service, management and the entire menu is above all others in the market. My main restaurant each trip to Chicago without exception. Thanks so mich!!

JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

nice food, ambience, drinks, service. the place is a bit cramp.

JT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening with wonderful food and truly professional service.

AT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servicers were very attentive. We were early for our reservation but were taken in right away.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The ceiling was dripping water. They shouldn’t have sat anyone in that section

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

k
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated early which was great. We were in town shopping and finished a little early so really ready to sit and have a drink. Our waiter was very accommodating even separating the checks after they had been run together. Food was delicious.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food was not up to the expectations from the “really good” reviews.

CK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Italian cuisine and I especially love their veal dishes.

OT
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Enjoyed Italian food there several years ago.

Thanksgiving dinner was very bland. Turkey was good, but dressing and potatoes were mush, but the carrots were so hard could not cut them. And NO pumpkin pie! Pumpkin cheesecake - poor substitute.

Stick with their Italian menu and you will have a great meal.

Coming from CA to have dinner with granddaughter and family, I picked the restaurant. Bad choice on my behalf.

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice for Thanksgiving lunch - great food and service.

AK
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We had a reservation for dinner and ended up being seated in the outdoor section which we were told was heated in the very cold Chicago weather...however it was absolutely freezing! We couldn’t even enjoy our meal. The service was ok...nothing special but the ambiance was very disappointing. The food itself was average. The ‘brick chicken’ which is their specialty was dry and flavorless. Costco’s rotisserie chicken has more flavor. Won’t be returning! Oh and our chairs were almost broken, wobbly and we felt like they would collapse at any moment.

ML
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food!

OT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Enjoy every visit. Great for family and friends!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep returning because it is always a great dinner experience. The special ravioli was wonderful - we were filled but no overstuffed! My husband cannot veer from the veal and my brother-in-law loved the sea bass. I've never had a meal here that was less than excellent!