Tavern on Rush

4.7
2638 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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RG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tavern has become a staple for fine casual dining for both friends and family.

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s
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were told to eat at this place since we were staying at The Thompson right across the street.. Very quick walk with my 91 year old mother! Thanks so much

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I got the Prime burger with egg in it. Egg was supposed to be over-easy and it was served fried. This is the 3rd time this has happened to me in past 6 weeks at Tavern on Rush. And they could care less.

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GV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Use to love this place. Lobster bisque tastes like flour. Perhaps if they saluted Rou a bit longer with the spices would help. Husband and I Ordered the dry aged rib eye Medium. Came back rare. Asked to please cook to medium. Came back charred. :( as far as seasoning goes... no flavor other than charred. So Disappointed. There oyster Rockefeller was delicious. No longer worth the hour drive.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Chicago. ! Benny is a Gem! Being able to sit outside is Chicago in January under patio heaters is a real treat!

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Little Rock
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great value. Will definitely come again.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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SF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both great! Very festive atmosphere for New Years Eve.

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AZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, ambience, and food was delicious. We had a perfect evening

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Waiter was slow. We had a larger group, he forgot to put my meal in. By the time he finally checked on our table I wasn't going to wait for it. Disappointing.

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g
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere was great.

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SP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun evening with great food and wonderful service. One of our favorite places in Chicago.

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J
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent. Can’t say much more other than it was a pleasure to be there and experience such a great meal.

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l
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends in from out of town for dinner, they walked over from Knickerbocker Hotel. City still decorated in Christmas lights, lovely cocktails at the bar, our table was ready on time. "Q" was an attentive waiter, food delicious. Jambalaya outstanding--generous, huge shrimp, mussels, sausage, etc. Savory & flavorful sauce/rice, without burning your eyes out.

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LF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We went thinking it would be a nice place for our kids who were in town for the holiday. The food was very bland, salad salty, and beef ragu tasted like it was out of a can. Sexist photos all over the wall. Generally lack luster. Won't return.

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RJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 4

Went there for a 6:15pm reservation that i booked 8 weeks ago. Asked for a window table and they said they were all reserved. We ate and not one of the 12+ window tables were used. They said they choose ahead who gets to sit there and I must have not made that list.

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LR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Tomato Bisque Soup I had ever tasted!

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite restaurant in the city!
Food always prepared to perfection and outstanding service. The wait staff is professional and well versed in explaining the products and presentation.

See you next time.

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m
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food-great service
Highly recommend!

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The hostesses upon entry were EXTREMELY RUDE to me in front of my client. They were ready to toss me out before I even had a chance to say I had a reservation. Customer service is not their thing. Luckily the waiter waiting on us was good.

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner menu selections and excellent wine list!

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J
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I think this restaurant has a wonderful outdoor cafe in summer which makes up for the mediocre overpriced food. My friend's salmon was overcooked, my whitefish was tasteless and corkscrew pasta boring. Sorry I don't have better things to say and prefer to go to Carmine's next time.

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AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The music was a little bit loud, above conversation level.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their brunch. Quality of the food is top notch, great service and a classic setting. Overall solid and an institution. I have been going for over 30 years.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast with Santa was great. My daughter was excited, which makes me happy. Also the food was great, I loved the fact that we were able to order from the brunch menu.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always! Benny and Jason always take great care of us. The food was great. The bone in Kansas City strip was perfectly cooked and the recommendation for medium because of the bone was spot on! We can’t wait to come back!

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M
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the evening. Plenty of great menu options, something for every appetite. Drinks are pricey...but otherwise it’s a decent value.

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ME
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was amazing. Lively, engaging, and great recommendations. Food prep was as promised, and did not disappoint.

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CG
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My wife and I chose the Tavern for dinner due to proximity to shopping. We were seated upstairs in a low energy area. Downstairs is best for tons of energy. We will request it next time. Food was good. Waiter brought my wife an extra glass of wine when she responded to him “I’m good thanks”. Showed on the bill. We just paid it. All in all, good place. Maybe my expectations were too high.

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SB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Clients here for a holiday lunch. The food was good. However, the service was awful. We waited a very long time to even give our order. Drinks did not get refilled until asked. It was disappointing. I will never do a work lunch here again.

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TR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Huge array of options. Steaks, sea foods, pastas, soups, salads, sides. Honestly (having been to many area must-experience steak houses), Tavern is tied for first but wins on variety. They are definitely more moderately priced too.

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JR
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jason and his team did a great job.
The Steak Oscar and Sea Bass entree’s were outstanding.

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V
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our steaks were amazing! Done perfectly. Wonderful waiter and great overall service. Nice booth seating if available too.

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch w Santa

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SS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat in the bar. Great food. Fantastic bloody Mary’s!

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CF
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was awesome and that was one great looking Santa.

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CB
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Santa Brunch

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ST
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our service by Hayden was fantastic! Very attentive, and personable.
My husband was looking forward to steak, and his meal did not disappoint.
And KUDOS to the restaurant staff. We arrived on a very busy Saturday night at 8:40p for our 8:30p reservation. We were told our wait would still be about 5-10 minutes. After checking at the 15 minute mark, and 25 minute mark we were seated after a 35 min wait. However, the staff made things right. We were given 3 delicious appetizers, and 3 scrumptious desserts FREE to make up for our wait.
We will definitely be back.

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GD
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Good food. Hostess' could use some training. Server was impersonal, a bit rude.

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NV
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

We came from Michigan and looked over several restaurants and chose yours, place was decorated beautifully loved the atmosphere great staff food was very good all 10 were happy!

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