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About Tavern on Rush

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.

1031 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am – 2:00am; Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00am; Sunday: 9:00am – 2:00am;
Reservations are not available for the outside area.

Cross Street:
Bellevue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 664-9600

Website:
http://www.tavernonrush.com/

Catering:
For Stefani catering and events please call 312-595-5440.

Parking Details:
Valet is $16.99; and there are numerous public lots available in the area.

Public Transit:
Red line CTA – Division stop

Executive Chef:
John Gatsos

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Now featuring a LIVE DJ every night in our famous bar and lounge.

Tavern on Rush Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Good for Groups (38)
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Business Meals (37)
Fun (36)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
People Watching (30)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Scenic View (28)
Romantic (25)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Notable Wine List (22)
Bar Seating (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Cozy (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Casual (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Seasonal (9)
Kid-friendly (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Our dinner at Tavern on Rush was outstanding. The service was excellent and the food was great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We popped in for a shopping break to have some champagne and a quick bite. We were seated immediately. We told the server we were on a bit of a time crunch and she got us fed and out the door without making us feel rushed. The food was very good.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food is good! :)

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We had a party of four, sat in the bar on a weeknight. The seating is ample and the ambience is pretty relaxed, but not too casual. The menu is expansive and everyone was pleased with their dishes. The pricing is reasonable for amount of food and quality.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

If you don't mind a 3 day old muffin and way under cooked fries this is the place for you!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was excellent. Everything we ordered was delicious. Atmosphere is cool. I will be back when it is warmer so I can sit outside.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was non existent. Had to wait 30 for our reservation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We always enjoy eating at Tavern On Rush. Classy and great food..

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve took the kids. It was decorated beautifully! Food and service were outstanding!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, great service, great vibe!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very friendly attentive service
The manager Benny is a true professional

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We usually love Tavern on Rush but our recent visit wasn’t so good. We were celebrating 4 birthdays with two families - 3 of our kids turned 21 so this was a special dinner.

The good- crab cake appetizer was amazing, calamari was very good. Waiter recommended we change the quantity of each appetizer and he was right. We brought a large magnum of our favorite wine from home and they kindly served it for a reasonable cork fee. Some entrees were very good- the filet was nicely done. Sides such as Brussel sprouts with bacon, mashed potatoes and fries were all delicious. Our waiter brought a beautiful birthday tray with three desserts on the house. Thank you - it closed the night very positively.

Not so good- we were a party of 8 stuffed next a order taking credenza for waiters. It was a tight squeeze and we pulled table away a few inches so it was a bit better. Our waiter was overwhelmed when we sat down and not very friendly. He did warm up as his other tables finished and was very nice. We had to ask for specials and asked twice for a napkin. To the entrees- my husband had the bone in ribeye which I shared. Ordered medium but it was more medium rare, really fatty ( I accept a certain amount of fat in this cut but this was beyond expectations )and not seasoned well. Just okay. NY strip steaks were fine but not top notch. They typically do so much better.

Overall, I’d return as we’ve had excellent meals and waiters in the past. Chalk this up to a bad Thursday night for the restaurant and hopefully an anomaly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful experience. All seafood and beef dishes were perfect.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing table, great service, and great food!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been coming to Tavern on Rush every time we visit Chicago since 2001. It is our favorite restaurant, and we always have a wonderful meal. Perfection! Best restaurant in Chicago by far!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Went for a holiday lunch; the brunch menu was extensive and varied. The seafood tower was divine! Bloody Mary's were spiced just right. Service was efficient and not intrusive. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I walk by this place all summer and everyone eating outside looks like they are enjoying it immensely. We decided to try brunch and were not disappointed. It isn't over the top, but the menu is also not simple. The food was good, the bloody mary's were very good and the service was great. It happened to be a quite Saturday and we beat the crowd in which actually was nice.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Had a wonderful table with a view, perfect for a special time with family. Service and food were also terrific. I have always been pleased with my experience here and would definitely recommend.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great Chicago restaurant! Loud but great drinks and steaks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Steaks were slightly overdone
Good service, a little noisy

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We’ve never had a bad meal here. It’s our go-to location when we’re in Chicago. The staff is fantastic and very attentive and not stuffy at all. We’ve tried almost everything on the menu and it’s all great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We booked our reservation for Santa brunch a month in advance. When we arrived 5 minutes early for our 11:15 reservation the hostess told us she didn't have a reservation for us. I told her that's strange since I have an open table confirmation and that indeed the restaurant called me at 2pm the day before to confirm our reservation. It took me about ten minutes to log online and show them the confirmation to which then they immediately found our reservation and then they told us someone else was seated somehow for our reservation and that they couldn't give us a table because they were completely backed up. What a Joke... We brought our 3 year old daughter telling her she's coming to this event with Santa. So they offered us a hightop table at the bar... what a friggin joke. Seriously you called us the day before to confirm and gave our reservation away with no recourse for us. PATHETIC . Ive come to Tavern since they opened but Ill never go again.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Crowded table....salmon was dry and tasteless....pork chop good. Good service

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Six KY girls for a long weekend getaway in Chicago. We wanted a restaurant with energy and great food. Tavern on Rush delivered! Great location. Ambiance is awesome! Food was excellent. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I came to Tavern on rush Dec 9th to celebrate my b day with friends and can I say everything was soooo good... This was our first experience here and the food , hospitality, ambiance was star stud A1. I definitely will be returning to check out ladies night(Monday) as well all the wonderful food dishes and Drinks specials again

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

6:45 reservations not seated until 7:15, no place to sit in the bar .

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful service and great food with a wide variety menu. Only downside was the noise factor.

Tags: Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Drinks were robust.
Food was tasteful and we'll presented.
Our maitre d, Benny, made us feel welcome and treated us like we were family.
We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wonderful staff beautiful setting, food was average, price point fair!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I was so glad to return to this restaurant for long over due celebration. The staff members were impeccable. Loved every bite of the food. Will always return to this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great spot for fun, food, cocktails and people watching at one of Chicago's most exciting intersection.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

very good dining experience, but did not expect to have to wait 20 min beyond reservation time.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent service and food. Did not feel rushed even on a Saturday prime time

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Delicious food, large servings. Pleasant and
knowledgeable waitstaff.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Jason Siegel was our waiter and he was amazing! I always specifically request him because he is always so attentive and remembers everything. He makes you feel like family. Benny is a top notch Maitre’D. He is always so welcoming. We always go here when we are in town. Oh and the food, as always, was fantastic!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Tremendous proteins. Twice baked the bomb. Special salad exquisite. Service great. Window seat upstairs the best.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and service. Was very noisy. Generous portions..

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Awesome, awesome

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I made a reservation in advance, wanted to visit this popular place, but right after my dinner (oysters, tuna and a glass of wine), I poisoned myself with oysters, tore and fainted, I am grateful to God that I'm alive. Never in my life I will return to your restaurant. Enjoy your Canadian oysters!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent service and food quality. In good weather the outdoor dining space is the best in town. The location is perfect especially during the holiday season with the Christmas lights in the square. Our waiter was funny and very attentive. Excellent experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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