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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
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Hot Spot (37)
Special Occasion (36)
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Fun (35)
Business Meals (34)
Good for Groups (33)
Romantic (31)
People Watching (30)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Scenic View (26)
Bar Seating (24)
Great for Lunch (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Cozy (19)
Casual (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Happy Hour (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Seasonal (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Kid-friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 19 hours ago

Enjoyed it immensely. #30

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and drink. Service was outstanding.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Joe and table server and Thomas the bartender were amazing. We all had something different everything perfect.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine Day success. Great server. Dont remember his name.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Cozy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

I haven’t been here in years. It was good when I came years ago for dinner. It didn’t meet my expectations for my business lunch. I wouldn’t recommend for a business lunch. Dinner may be better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was delicious and wait staff was the best. Wrapped my remaining breakfast and ate the next day. Friends from out of town always pick Tavern on Rush when they come to Chicago to visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Live this place! We go there every year for my hubby’s birthday! Always a great service and food!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great service and delicious steaks! The atmosphere is wonderful, too!

Tags: Late-night Find, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My steak was actually cold. When we mentioned this the waiter offered to reheat it. This was a charred and rare ribeye, you don't do that. The sides were hot, the Creme Brulee was awful, When the bill came he did not charge of for the dessert. He should have given us a new steak. Will not return, Gibson's on the corner is the BEST>

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I can’t comment on the steaks at Tavern in Rush but the cheeseburger was very good. Two of us in the party got pasta, which was not very good. Beef ragu was over cooked as was the pasta. Great service though and my wife loved her fish. May go back for a burger or a steak.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went here with a friend for restaurant week and the meal was to die for! Yum!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We came out for girls night out and had the restaurant week menu. The filet mignon was excellent. I asked for it medium and it was cooked just right--so tender and it melted right in my mouth. The crab cake was moist and so flavorful. The reason why I did not give it a 5 star was the apple pie a la mode was a little spongy and dry. The ice cream was good but the pie was not.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Brought of few friends from in town and from out of town there .. typically very good. Service was excellent but although I hadn’t planned to order from the Restaurant Week menu, the deal was too good to pass. I wish I had ordered from the main menu. Very mediocre! Steak was blah and the spinach with possibly potato (questionable) concoction I never need to have again.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Dinner with my son and a good friend of ours.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Seated late, bad service, even worse food. I was embarrassed to be the one who made the reservation and picked the restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

other than the hostess that was a bit full of herself and a bit rude we had a great time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Hot Spot, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Was disappointed at the lack of options on the restaurant week menu. Because I have a shellfish allergy, the One entrée option was not feasible for me.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Sent a group of business folks there for dinner and every one of them raved about how great the restaurant was; the food, the service, the ambiance....everything. I have been there several times in the past and have always loved it. Just a wonderful place!

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We come back every year for the same great service and food, marvelous!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food and excellent service.
I will recommend Tavern on Rush.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have eaten here for the second time. Everything was outstanding and truly enjoyable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great as always!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Was visiting Chicago for the weekend with my boyfriend for our anniversary. Food was delicious, drinks were good, and service was incredible. Would go back next time i'm in the area!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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vip
 (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 4, 2018

Food is good! :)

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Special Occasion
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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 30, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 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 27, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 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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vip
 (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.

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