Tavern on Rush

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Server was on point and very knowledgeable about the menu. Will definitely come back!

s
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Pork chops and ribeye to die for. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice table upstairs by the window and Michael our server was very good .
The filet was outstanding and a tasty brownie for dessert.

EG
Indiana
246 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have had breakfast/brunch here a few times and today was up and down. Up: delicious pancakes, potatoes and breakfast burrito. Down: bacon tough, music incredibly loud for 10:00 am. Service just ok

TA
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun bar and food was so good. We were seated at our reserved time and I appreciate that very much. Great experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my friend graduating from nursing school

K
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites!!! The best!!!

G
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! Service was great, steaks were delicious and cooked to perfection. Holiday decorations added to the ambiance. One of my favorites when in Chicago. If you love steaks, this place is a must!

JR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Tables pushed too close together And way too noisy. When you spend that that kind of money for a meal, it would be nice to be able to have a little calmer and quiet atmosphere.

FS
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always fun to come here... See you next Monday!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

GK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. We will definitely go back.

D
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed my meal - Very nicely decorated for the holidays

D
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great atmosphere but what really makes the Tavern a must dining stop is the excellent service. The servers are pros and very friendly.

m
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time sitting upstairs, nice to have a street view. Food delicious as usual, and waiter was fantastic

YY
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our waiter was not attentive and kind of rude. Because he was not serving us, another waiter stepped in and helped us. Our waiter did not belong to that level of establishment. Any McDonald server would be better than him. I still gave him a good tip since it was a holiday. He even took our bread basket away without asking us. He kind of ruined our holiday dinner.

NC
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and amazing food

M
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Steak &Dover Sole were great. Wonderful Place

W
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

LM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for Thanksgiving - Party for two at 2:15. They were quoting a one-hour wait when we arrived a few minutes before 2:15. There was no place to wait, except a very crowded entrance and bar. Two very young hostesses were obviously overwhelmed . Where were the adult managers? We asked if they could call our cell phone when our table was ready so we could wait nearby. They took our number, and never called. This established restaurant should be able to do better.
Avoid!

L
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful thanksgiving dinner. This place was packed for the holidays. Expect to wait even with reservations on special days

s
Chicago
164 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived for reservation and was told it would be a 45 minute wait as they were behind. Said we could eat in bar which we gladly accepted. Long wait for server and then drinks. However, it was not our server’s fault that restaurant was understaffed. Kitchen forgot cranberry sauce. Long wait for bread. He was a charming young man who took very good care of us and went out of his way to make sure we were happy.

I believe his name was Julius. We enjoyed him very much!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleased with everything about eating here at thanksgiving! Had to wait even with a reservation but how do you tell people to leave in a holiday?! Food was great and service was wonderful! Would highly recommend!!

SW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Tavern on Rush for Thanksgiving Dinner. What a delight! Many generations enjoying each other and the excellent food. Amazing how efficient the wait staff were with a full house, rotating regularly. I would do it again!

UG
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was a Thanksgiving dinner. Huge crowd, very busy,,lots of children (well behaved), but fantastic service and meal in spite of the pressure and the crowd.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Great location. Ate outside in past and loved it. Ate inside this time and were disappointed. Very slow. Food was average. For a medium burger, very dry with no condiments. Once food arrived, staff never came back again until the check. Never came back for refills.

EC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server Jason, the food was very good.

DL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a bunch of friends visiting from out of town, everyone loved their food and wine, the waiter was fantastic... It's not cheap, but for a special night out, I definitely recommend.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The service was excellent. One of the better steaks I have ever had. The only reason I can’t give 5 stars would be the price. I’m sure everyone would like to have a $60 steak for $12 but that’s not the case here for sure. I would definitely go back again.

BT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was fantastic and most of the food was fantastic. However, 3 fish dishes were way overlooked to the point of being dry. The staff made everting right but it wasn’t the usual awesome experience.

S
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very nice meal with my family. Excellent food and great, attentive service.

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and comprehensive brunch menu. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great thank you!

s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love tavern on rush. Everything is always great, from the service, to the food to the overall ambiance. It's our go to restaurant for all occasions.... The best!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal service was amazing. Our server was great. Thank you!

RS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went with two other persons. Service was good (not great I order a second glass of the Shiraz and it didn't come until I was almost finished), ambiance was good, overall for the group the food was good. Very over priced. (But then most things in Chicago are).

We all ordered fillet. I made the mistake of ordering the bone on fillet after the great sales pitch by the waiter (which is twice the price of the non bone on filet). My friends fillets came cooked perfectly. Mine was not. in fact it was rare. I had ordered medium. While my friends ate I waited for mine to come back. Still wasn't cooked right but I ate it any way. It really wasn't anything special just a lesson in frustration.

The waiter explained that it was because it was bone on so it was harder to cook. It is unfortunate for steak house to promote a steak and then not know how to actually cook it properly.

My advise is don't get sucked into ordering the bone on fillet.

Overall I would recommend this restaurant, but wouldn't make the same mistake again.

t
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service - one of our favorites

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had 6 people. 3 fillets all were undercooked. The med well were taken back and cooked longer - but it was chewy. Lobster bisque was the soup of the day but it was mediocre. The bisque has little lobster in it.
Server was excellent and took great care of us.

KK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love bringing out-of-town guests to Tavern on Rush. The service is amazing- the servers are always so friendly and attentive. The hosts are friendly and find you at the bar when your table is ready. The servers are friendly and engaging.

Also, the food is great! Highly recommended.

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