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The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge, Rockford, IL

The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge

4.7
4.7
123 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (815) 668-7878
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Robert Phillips
  • Private party facilities
    The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge's Private Hospitality Suites are the perfect space for small private events with their outstanding views of the beautiful and historic downtown Rockford. We can accommodate a variety of corporate and social events including Private Dinners, Wine Tastings, Holiday Parties, Birthday Celebrations, Baby Showers, and more.
  • 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 123 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Great for scenic views

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Tapas / Small Plates

123 Reviews
  1. SherriV

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service by Tyler was top notch! Food was adequate. When I ordered risotto I expected risotto. It was more like rice a roni stuffed in a red pepper. The sauce under the pepper was very acidic and not very tasty. The crostini were amazing however. I did take the dessert sampler to go. It was absolutely delicious!

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  2. BrendaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Sunday brunch and the food was wonderful! The pastries and fruit were so fresh. Our waitress was very accommodating. We will definitely be back!

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  3. LAurenD

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, classy and modern decor with a great view. The menu was very small and the portion sizes were decent given this is supposed to be a Tapas restaurant. The pork shank, Tai chicken Drummies and lamb lollipops were all delicious. On the night we went which was the Saturday after Valentine’s Day, they only had one bartender and one server for the entire room so service was slow. The bar tender doubled as our Waiter and he was very knowledgeable, professional, polite and attentive as he could be given the lack of help. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and the food. A bigger menu and more servers/bartenders will definitely earn a future review more stars.

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  4. JoshuaM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for valentines special menu. So I didn't try anything off regular menu, but the food we were given was very delicious. The potato was a little cold, but still tastes good and presentation was nice. The view and decor was very good as well.

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  5. RandeeH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had reservations at 5:00, they moved my time to 5:20, which was so nice and they gave us a window seat as we requested. The only improvement could be with service. My party didn't get there until 10 minutes after I did(couldn't find parking) and they wouldn't serve me until my friends arrived. They had given me their drink order so I could have ordered? They seemed short staffed and the host could run drinks or food a bit more than he did. If there were one more waitress we'd all get better service. Or if the host watched when drinks got empty and pitched in that would work too. We definitely had to wait more than we cared to. Overall nice place and beautiful view!

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  6. ShelliC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant for a Sunday brunch. Great food and a quiet atmosphere We will be back again

    1 person found this helpful

  7. JulieH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, love the boards, great staff, spectacular scenery

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food & service, great view, but the lighting isn’t warm & inviting for relaxing with cocktails & food. The lighting would be better suited to a “fitness center” instead of a restaurant/lounge.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great way to start our holiday celebrations, everything was outstanding from the service to our drinks and the brunch boards were amazing… thank you!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic service, food, drinks and overall experience! Nice view of downtown Rockford !

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  11. StephanieL

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were so happy with our experience at The Top. The staff was all great, accommodating and friendly. Our waitress was extremely sweet and friendly. The food was even better than expected…so delicious. And we came on the day Santa was there for our kids and the whole experience was wonderful.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scallops are on point here. The brisket flatbread was delicious according the my husband. All the drinks were perfect. And I’m pleased to save our friend greatly enjoyed his first taste of scallops.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a private room for my birthday. It was such a beautiful place. Great service. Great food plenty of room for my Gyes. Can't wait to do it again.

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  14. ShannonR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful brunch. Have returned twice so far and will plan to continue. Food, service, drinks, everything is outstanding.

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  15. JennyLo

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch board and mimosas were really good and our server Taylor was great & very attentive. Great place to go on Sunday afternoon!

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  16. Birthday

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought one of my best friends there for her birthday, we had the best time. The food was on point, the service was awesome, Alexis oir server was the sweetest and very attentive. The veiw was so gorgeous, we cannot wait to come back in the summer!!!

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  17. Mark

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    That jalapeno bacon should be replaced with brown sugar candied bacon as that is now the current rage.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great brunch experience at The Top! It was our first time visiting, and immediately the staff was very kind and accommodating. We ordered both the classic breakfast board and the crème brûlée waffles which came out very quickly and tasted delicious. We also ordered a mimosa and blueberry pancake cocktail, but unfortunately our waitress informed us that the bartender called out so it would be longer than expected, which was no problem. Drinks came and they also tasted very good, and our waitress told us that she would comp the Blueberry Pancake drink which she did not have to do. Overall staff was very friendly and everything was amazing! Will definitely return to try other delicious menu items!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Innovative cuisine, unique synergistic elements in each dish creating flavorgasms. :) Really nice cocktails akin to the plates; everything one tastes is like a KAPOW!!! BAAAMMM!!! ZOWIE!!! There’s outdoor seating with fire-pits and interesting layout, but it was cooler out, so inside. This is the way. This is the way. Staff are courteous, kind and professional. Made for a great date night dinner before doing the Coronado, where the evening was spent with Admiral James Tyberius Kirk, of the United Federation of Planets, and KHAN!!!!!!!!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch Board was ok the meat was great . The fresh strawberry jam was the bomb wish there were more jam instead of the mustard stuff

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish this was a good place to start out the night!a Few drinks Wich I didn't find one I was not happy with, roof on fire was my personal favorite! A couple appetizers. Brisket flat bread and I believe Thai drummies ... was all great ! Atmosphere was very chill and the views are amazing overlooking the river and city. Will definitely be going back! Service was fairly quick for how busy it was but got quiet after 830 pm .

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner and service by Maggie were fantastic! Thank you!

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  23. crpman

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a appetizer type visit and very pleased with wait staff and items ordered

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  24. Markus

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Top Rooftop was such a great surprise to my wife and I. I was looking for a good place for drinks and found you guys. It made me forget that I was in Rockford. (Please don't take any offense by that.)

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time with being the first time there, it was amazing and beautiful

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  26. AngelicaR

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance outside was beautiful as was the view. The server was extremely friendly and attentive however it took an extremely long time to get drinks. The food and drink menu was extremely limited. I booked around sunset with hopes of a beautiful view unfortunately we were facing away from the sunset but we did have a nice view of the river and lighted bridges. Once the sun set it was cold and windy. We asked to have a firepit turned on however the employee wasn't able to get it to work. Overall a pleasant experience but not likely to return.

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  27. GeorgeM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went to Sunday brunch. Upon arrival we found out it was their first Sunday brunch so it wasn't extremely busy. There is a good selection but not overly done. My wife had the Regular eggs benedict, and I had the Hatch Chili benedict. both were very good. Bloody Mary's were perfect. We will definitely go again.

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  28. CathyS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although we sat for a while before our server came, they were very apologetic for the oversight and gave us our first round of drinks free. Everything was outstanding.

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  29. PattiT

    Salt Lake City

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    small but delicious menu. great views and good service.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some friends and I met for dinner and drinks. We sat outside and the view was awesome. The fire pits helped to keep a chilly night comfortable. Definitely recommend!

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  31. Dave

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to The Top. We had a very good experience. Our server (I believe her name was Gwen), was fairly new. She did an excellent job of making menu suggestions, giving us prompt service, and checking in with us to make sure everything was satisfactory. Definitely a 5/5! We had the scallops and grits and the brisket bbq flatbread. Both were delicious! It was a beautiful night with a beautiful view of our city. Thank you for making our 40th anniversary perfect!

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  32. JenniferB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views with great food and drinks! Great service!

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  33. Hans

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Maggie was amazing, she made us feel very welcome and cared for up on the roof

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  34. MariahJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh my goodness! This place is amazing! The drinks were great and the food was perfect! Would definitely go again!

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  35. WorldIsYourOyster

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Top has been our favorite restaurant last year and we very impressed with chef’s curated dishes, presentation, execution, value and attention to detail in every dish. We have essentially tried everything on the menu, from her roasted vegetables and croquettes to prosciutto flatbread and artfully presented desserts. Unfortunately, to our disappointment , the quality of the food has dramatically decreased when we came back this summer. The description of the dishes on the menu sounded mouthwatering, but unfortunately, what came out of the kitchen, did not please our tastebuds like last year. For example, the chicken drumsticks were presented on the “bed of slaw” were just roughly chopped cabbage with raw slices of jalapeño sprinkled around; brisket and “caramelized” onions flatbread was dressed with boiled slabs of onions and dry meat cubes. Lamb lollipops were lukewarm and under seasoned, sloppily placed atop of heavily drenched in dressing arugula and whole cherry tomatoes. There were no vegetarian options available, (we are meat eaters, but like to have options). Although the staff was very attentive dispute being very busy on the weekend, and the view was, as always, beautiful, we left dissatisfied. Other than for a cocktail, we will likely not return.

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  36. Litor23

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, fast service. beautiful view. Definitely will be back.

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  37. JessicaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will be back! The view is spectacular, drinks were so refreshing and the food was delish! What a great spot to sit with good company and enjoy some conversation. ❤️❤️❤️

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  38. CharlesK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Views are wonderful, food was very good, and the dri ks were great.

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  39. KenzieB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was great. A little pricey but overall loved the environment

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  40. DeniseL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views, perfect weather, good food, excellent drinks, people enjoying Rockford! Exciting and positive place!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.7 stars by 123 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 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • Executive chef
    Robert Phillips
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (815) 668-7878
  • Private party facilities
    The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge's Private Hospitality Suites are the perfect space for small private events with their outstanding views of the beautiful and historic downtown Rockford. We can accommodate a variety of corporate and social events including Private Dinners, Wine Tastings, Holiday Parties, Birthday Celebrations, Baby Showers, and more.
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