Tavern on Rush

4.7
2721 reviews
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Steak
RESERVATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR PATIO OR BAR AREAS.
RESERVATIONS ARE FOR DINING ROOM ONLY.

Tavern On Rush is a contemporary steakhouse offering an extensive menu of classic American fare, including USDA Prime aged steaks and chops, seafood, pizza, burgers, pastas unique daily specials and more.

Tavern boasts a bustling bar and lounge area, with a resident music producer who creates a fun and energetic playlist for guests' enjoyment 7 nights a week. The warm and inviting atmosphere is enhanced with a horseshoe-shaped bottle display, mahogany wood accents, linen table cloths, large windows overlooking the panoramic view of lively Rush Street and exceptional service.

Tavern’s outdoor patio cafe was voted “Best Outdoor Dining” by Chicago Scene Magazine. It is equipped with flatscreen HD TVs and is perfect for catching rays on a sunny afternoon over lunch or dining with friends on a beautiful summer evening.
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Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

College acceptance!!!

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TH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Chicago! Benny the Maitre D and Jason our server have taken great care of us for years. From the moment we walk in we feel like family. As I have always said, the food is spectacular and is only outdone by the service. This time was no different. Dry aged Bone in Kansas City Strip was spot on. The steaks I have there are better than all the other places I have been and I have visited all the well known places in Chicago. Jason was awesome again. Took care of everything and his recommendations are always great. I know it is sometimes tough to know whether you are being sold or if you are getting a good recommendation. With Jason it is always a great recommendation. Trust anything he says. Wine recommendation was superb! Next time you are there tell Benny and Jason hi from Tim!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The regular Mac and cheese was rather cold. But the steaks were on point. Heidi our server was awesome. Would definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crowded bar area, but ambience was great and staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was great, would highly recommend this place.

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BB
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Fun time.

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KG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Bustling sidewalk scene, but a quiet upstairs space that worked well for conversation over lunch.

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R
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The bartender was horrible today. He could not produce their signature cocktails and made us the worse espresso martini that I have ever had there. We have eaten at the Tavern for years and we had a bad experience. The first set of drinks were two different colors but my husband and I ordered the same thing. Our waiter shouldn’t have brought those to our table.

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BT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here twice for brunch while we were in town. Really great food and fast service. We will be back!

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GT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good, great atmosphere, and great place to watch people... Secure a seat outside!

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Based on the price, the value was not there. Probably will not go there again. It used to be one of my favorite go to places... no more.

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JH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

the white truffle pasta was incredible!! we will be back...soon!

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A
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sat outside, it was lovely and the service and food were both great!!

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AD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We used to leave in Chicago and enjoy this restaurant a lot. Cooking back was great!!!!

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JM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived at 9:07 for a 9:30 res. Offered to have a drink at the bar if our table wasn’t ready. The non-smiling hostess said she’d page the Maiter De to see if our table was ready. We then stood for over 5 minutes in awkward silence, (and in the way of the servers going in and out of the outdoor dining area), while someone checked for our table. A manager, (older guy in a suit), came out and also stood in silence with no smile. The four of us just stood there. Finally, the hostess directed us to the top of the stairs and the Maiter De would get us to our table. We walked up the stairs and, again, were not greeted until we’d been standing waiting for a few minutes. Once at our table, we went through an entire glass of water before our waiter came. He apologized and said no one told him he had a new table. (Again, we knew we were a few minutes early. We offered to happily have a drink at the lively bar. They told us to just wait. So we did). Once drinks and bread came, the dinner was lovely and delicious, but dining out should be lovely from beginning to end. If I wanted to feel invisible, I would’ve stayed home.

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MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very attentive. Food was amazing. Highly recommend the filet sliders and steak sandwich.

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F
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Took my parents here last night since I’ve always had a great experience here. Our waiter, Q, was wonderful, very attentive, and played along with my parents jokes thankfully lol. Food was excellent as usual. Skirt steak, lobster roll, and pappardelle were delicious. Only sad thing is when the other wait staff took our plates to put into carry out containers he didn’t box my leftovers and instead boxed something we didn’t want. Didn’t realize until I got home and was putting everything into a different container. Really wanted my leftovers! Oh well. Next time I’ll remember to check or ask to do it myself.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good experience. Repeat customer..... Consistent product

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RA
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were both excellent. The carrot cake was awesome. Next time I’m ordering the 40 oz. Tomahawk Chop!

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate in the bar area, the atmosphere was classy but laid back . Staff was very attentive. We had steak and pasta, both were amazing.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Our server when questioned, politely about a menu that was given to use. She decided she no longer wanted to wait on our table, cried to her manager, who then switched our server out to another without ever touching base with us. When approached the manager about the situation it was quickly turned around on us. The situation escalated with the manager, we chose to leave, went to Gibson’s across the street, had an amazing experience and don’t plan to and won’t step foot in The Tavern on Rush again.

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BA
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond excellent service! Our waitress was very attentive. Delicious food, great wine, fantastic ambiance. Loved the whole experience!

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NH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great!

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MW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and steak was outstanding.

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HS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience! The waiter was very knowledgeable and the food was to die for!

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Tavern on Rush because everything is done to perfection. Great table and the food was exemplary. Never a miss when dining here!

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AN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was hospitable and attentive. Food was cooked to our tastes and was exceptional. Loved the atmosphere.

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CD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was great, however drinks in the bar after dinner was terrible . Had to call over girl everytime for drink order. I Met up with clients and was embarressed. Server then made me close my tab at 8pm why? Then no one else came by... why? We left and went to gibsons

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff and Management were excellent. So helpful!

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K
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Benny does a tremendous job. He’s great with the customers, perfect for his job!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was spot on!! Atmosphere, food, and wait staff

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m
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jason was an amazing server. Highly recommend this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husbands 50th birthday dinner before a show. Our waiter was very engaging and funny. My brother and sister-in-law wanted to pay for the meal and the manager came and let us know personally. Great night.

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New England
32 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Food was terrible. They did not have the usual complimentary bread choices, and the bread they did have was stale and terrible. We had corned beef and cabbage dinner since it was st Patrick’s day. Incredibly fatty and chewy, cabbage wasn’t cooked and potatoes were incredibly bland. Tavern on Rush has completely under-delivered and made mistakes on our orders the last 4 times we have been guests. Meats cooked incorrectly and entrees not being served as described.

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j
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

was really good. Always a good place to eat. Will be eating here again

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SU
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Q, he was on top of everything! Food is always delicious. Tavern on Rush is always on point.

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MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! This restaurant knows how it should be done. Even the bathrooms are sparkling clean. The food was excellent and lots of drinks to choose from!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

You can’t go wrong with this place. Great steak, wine list, and other options to choose from if you are feeling something different. I had the tuna avacado tartare and it’s bomb 👌

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DE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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