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The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge, Rockford, IL

The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge

4.9
4.9
40 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Experience panoramic views of historic downtown Rockford, Illinois, and the Rock River from 12 stories aloft. Featuring an inviting and modern atmosphere with an indoor lounge and seasonal two-tiered outdoor deck, The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge is the only one of its kind in Rockford. Serving hand-crafted signature cocktails, an extensive wine list, craft beers, and an expansive menu of shareable dishes inspired by cuisine around the world – The Top is the perfect spot for dinner or drinks.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (815) 668-7878

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Rockford

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Michael

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view, food and service were excellent and great selection of cocktails.
  2. SM

    StephanieM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Awesome views and wonderful service. Tim was fabulous!
  3. TT

    TeeTee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere. Good food. Great views! Service was wonderful
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! Great food and great views!
  5. AC

    ACruz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view of Rockford and the river. Fantastic drinks!
  6. PM

    PhilipM

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got the tuna nachos and four cocktails between my wife and I. The best drink in my opinion was the South Side Sour. We went at 4:30pm for an early evening appetizer and drinks before moving on for the night. Great view, quiet atmosphere with good music being piped in. Our server was excellent. Would certainly go back.
  7. BB

    BethB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing views - the best in the city. Food was good and server was attentive and friendly. Highly recommend!
  8. DM

    DavidM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef’s cheese and sausage selection was excellent! Service and view were also the best!
  9. HA

    HugoA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Everything was great just the menu could be witn more variation
  10. SM

    StephanieM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Food portions are big enough to share! Gorgeous views!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really cool place. Great view of the whole city. I got the pizza, and that was the best sauce I’ve ever had. Check it out!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    I had really high expectations and perhaps that is why I was so disappointed. Our server walked by our table on more than one occasion without checking in. She took my drink to drop off drinks at a larger table and stayed to take their order. She walked by our table again then turned around and said that she almost forgot to give me my drink. Since larger parties have gratuity automatically included, I believe that her focus was on larger table(s). We had one appetizer and drinks and decided not to stay for more. When we asked for the check, we waited nearly 15 minutes before we went inside to get it from someone else.
  13. JC

    JCJC

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Great rooftop view. Very tasty food, limited small menu but all dishes were tasty. No draft beer was available, server explained that "the CO2 had failed." Service was scattered, wait staff and manager seemed more interested in rushing us out and closing the restaurant and less interested in hospitality.
  14. SL

    SueL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking forward to eating on the rooftop and it met our expectations. The staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. Our server was attentive and always came through with any requests we had.
  15. TR

    TashaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Very limited menu. No options for Vegetarian or Vegan. No chicken options either.
  16. MK

    MikeK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Close at 9:00 PM on a Saturday? Way too early, even for Liberal IL.
  17. W

    Wendra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    This was our first experience at the rooftop bar. The view and ambience were awesome. However, we waited at least 20 minutes to get our drinks. We did not order food. It is my understanding you are struggling with hiring servers. It is a shame that this jewel in downtown Rockford can't be better utilized.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks, highly recommend the davis park daquiri and the calamari!!
  19. JW

    JimW

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful views, good food and excellent service. Highly recommended.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I’ve been to this rooftop restaurant and bar twice now, and I really want to love it. The view is spectacular and the hotel and rooftop are classy and metropolitan. However, I’ve had two less than great experiences. The first time we arrived at 520 on a Saturday to a completely empty indoor area and a mostly empty rooftop. The host asked if we had a reservation (we did not but there were only two of us). After a lot of deliberation, a discussion with the manager, and a somewhat off-putting question about how long we would take, it was explained to us that they had a LOT of reservations for 530 but they could squeeze us in. We thanked them, enjoyed a beer and two appetizers and left in under an hour. There were only two tables seated in the whole place when we left at 615. I tried again tonight with two friends. We were again made to feel less than welcome by the host, who pointed out that we were late for our reservation (we had to stand in a line of at least 6 people just to check in). He made it very clear that he was doing us a favor by seating us outside even though we said we were fine with an indoor table. Our waitress was frantic and harried the entire time. Everything took a very long time to arrive, and the sliders were greasy and just okay. The oddest part of the night, however, was when we were informed bluntly at 930 that they were closed and we needed to leave. 930. On a Friday night. I’m sorry to say I don’t think I’ll be in a hurry to return. The view is great but not worth all that unfortunately.
  21. LE

    LivtoEat

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue! Great view, good appetizer and wonderful drinks and service by our server! Will come again!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The rooftop was nice. Unfortunately, the food was not good. The drinks were crafty but couldn't taste any alcohol. Appetizers and drinks definitely not worth $98. The only positive thing was our server was amazing. She was fast and accommodating.
  23. BP

    ByronPaul

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice view of Rockford from the roof. Service was excellent and food was good.
  24. s

    sqreview

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All about the view. Hotel lobby is beautiful. Cuban sliders amazing.
  25. DB

    DoraleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great Time Celebrating our daughter 30th Birthday
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful view!
  27. N

    Nicci

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. Cannot believe it was 1/2 full on a holiday weekend. Not only does this rooftop have the most glorious views it has the most amazing heating lanterns and fire pits for when the sunsets. The hotel it nicer and more updated then the Renaissance Hotel downtown on the Chicago river and the rooftop view was spectacular. Going back for our next girls weekend!!
  28. BW

    BethW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The hostess (Ashley) and server (Leigha) both get 5 stars for customer service and accommodating our group. Truly the best part of the entire night. The food is unique and very tasty. Enjoyed that immensely. This is where the 4-star rating drops quickly. The food, though sold as a tapas style, was to a point. Tiny menu, few options, not good if you have seafood allergies or are a vegetarian. And the price is way over the top for what you do get. It has the luxury hotel downtown water view tax applied. So get ready to drop a buck or two for this experience.
  29. FC

    FranginaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fantastic! Omg! I absolutely adored this location! Highly suggest going!
  30. MC

    MCM7000

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place with beautiful outdoor space giving a wonderful view of Rockford. Attentive and friendly hosts & waitstaff. The food was delicious too! The shrimp crepes and cuban sliders are favorites. A huge asset to downtown Rockford.
  31. J

    Jessica

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    So I had been excited to go to the roof top for the experience since I am a Rockford resident me and my husband wanted to see the renovation. We ordered some drinks those were really good and a few appetizers. The food was just ok, I expected a little better than what it was . The drinks were on the expensive side and since were in a pandemic I would not say not worth it . We had 3 appetizers and a few drinks and our bill was 176.00 . I wouldn’t go back any time soon. Would only recommend the drinks for people that can afford it.
  32. D

    Drwill

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was very good. The only complaint that I have is that when the check was presented I was not made aware that gratuity was added to our party. There were 7 of us. and then at the bottom of a check that already has gratuity added it gives a suggestion as of how much to tip to be at 15% - 18% or 20% gratuity. It may have said gratuity was included on the menu, but the server or manager should also make you aware when the check is presented. Kind of a sleazy way to try and get 2X gratuity.
  33. GC

    GaryC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the third time in a month that we have taken friends to The Top for drinks and appetizers and each time was very enjoyable and the ambiance spectacular. Five stars all around
  34. AH

    AshleyH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Nice use of the space. Would have enjoyed the rooftop deck but it was too windy and cold. Super nice staff. Lots of seafood on the menu so we didn’t eat there.
  35. M

    Magley

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff, beautiful view! Truly another gem in Rockford.
  36. JP

    JeffP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, romantic place to sip wine at sunset! I highly recommend!
  37. MB

    MyrahB

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The food was horrible so I paid $140 for nothing I just will eat before I come.
  38. EA

    ErinA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was beautiful, great service and good food :) :)
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have always had a great experience here. The only concern we have is the lighting in the INSIDE Rooftop Bar. The lighting needs to be more subdued and “loungey” like!! Perhaps dimmers could be installed and use light bulbs with lower kelvin. We love the whole Embassy Suites Hotel and Top Bar and restaurant. We will be back soon!!
  40. JW

    JenW

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Rockford’s first rooftop bar is amazing! Terrific views of the downtown Rockford area in a high end setting. Good and service were great! Only downside, the swarms of gnats marred our dining outside experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (815) 668-7878.

The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge is rated 4.9 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge

416 S Main St 12th Floor Rockford, IL 61101-1311

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Rockford

  • Hours of operation

    Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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