Tavern On Rush

★★★★☆
  • 1031 N Rush St

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Cross street: East Bellevue Place

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  • 312-664-9600

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1028 N Rush St Chicago, IL

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This is another place where we dine in after work. The place has warm and fun atmosphere. The place is clean. The food is always delicious and the service is fast.

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★★★★★

This is another place where we dine in after work. The place has warm and fun atmosphere. The place is clean. The food is always delicious and the service is fast.

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fun place. the service is always exceptional

2
★★★★★

fun place. the service is always exceptional

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Located in the heart of the Gold Coast Tavern serves up stiff drinks and has a great vibe. It gets extremely crowded at times so try to get a table. Avoid the upstairs restaurant as it's overpriced.

2
★★★★☆

Located in the heart of the Gold Coast Tavern serves up stiff drinks and has a great vibe. It gets extremely crowded at times so try to get a table. Avoid the upstairs restaurant as it's overpriced.

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The waiter's eye were shifty, attitude like he was the food,
the place, the owner, maybe he was having a bad day.
But the food made up for it.

1
★★☆☆☆

The waiter's eye were shifty, attitude like he was the food,
the place, the owner, maybe he was having a bad day.
But the food made up for it.

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5
★★★★★

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Great food, Great service and great people!! My company had their annual mangers dinner there and we all loved it and I have came back many times since.

5
★★★★★

Great food, Great service and great people!! My company had their annual mangers dinner there and we all loved it and I have came back many times since.

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I Never had an experience where the paid "entertainment" took liberties with the guest at an establishment!!!
At the Tavern on Rush the owners of this over priced restaurant/bar had a guy with a suit jacket walk around the bar and sat down at tables without being invited to interrupt conversations. Many times I witness him groping the female guests and even kissing them. We had to pay him to leave Our table. The only staff that was more rude and arrogant was the management themselves. Save your money and your girlfriend or wife from being inappropriately touched and go anywhere but the Tavern on Rush!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I Never had an experience where the paid "entertainment" took liberties with the guest at an establishment!!!
At the Tavern on Rush the owners of this over priced restaurant/bar had a guy with a suit jacket walk around the bar and sat down at tables without being invited to interrupt conversations. Many times I witness him groping the female guests and even kissing them. We had to pay him to leave Our table. The only staff that was more rude and arrogant was the management themselves. Save your money and your girlfriend or wife from being inappropriately touched and go anywhere but the Tavern on Rush!!!!

Pros: NONE, NEVER WILL GO BACK

Cons: RUDE OWNER, HAD EMPLOYEE THAT PUT HIS HANDS ON FEMALE GUEST

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Tavern boasts a large outdoor seating area, and while at times crowded and slightly packed in, can be worth the wait. The patio mimics a Parisian caf, is open for lunch service only, and puts a 2 hour time limit on each table. Bloody Mary??s are exceptional here with a celery salt rim and blue cheese stuffed olives. Their lunch and dinner menu runs the gamut in terms of cuisine, with options ranging from sandwiches to fish and steak dishes. While their appetizers can be a let down (the flat bread with olive tapenade and swiss cheese cubes was lack luster), the grilled chorizo and egg sandwich with peppers and cheddar is a Sunday hangover??s dream.

2
★★★★☆

Tavern boasts a large outdoor seating area, and while at times crowded and slightly packed in, can be worth the wait. The patio mimics a Parisian caf, is open for lunch service only, and puts a 2 hour time limit on each table. Bloody Mary??s are exceptional here with a celery salt rim and blue cheese stuffed olives. Their lunch and dinner menu runs the gamut in terms of cuisine, with options ranging from sandwiches to fish and steak dishes. While their appetizers can be a let down (the flat bread with olive tapenade and swiss cheese cubes was lack luster), the grilled chorizo and egg sandwich with peppers and cheddar is a Sunday hangover??s dream.

Pros: Atmosphere and people watching.

Cons: Waits for seating, appetizers.

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Hubby and I popped in for an early dinner on a Saturday...knew the dining room was full but were ok with sitting in the lounge-found a table in the corner. With the drinks, bread, and salads on the table it was a good fit-when the food came, it was cramped. I understand lounge tables are meant to be small, so this is a tiny gripe. I had the jumbo shrimp with the square pasta in a pink cream sauce and found it delicious, good portion. Husband had the NY strip, which he said was good, and the garlic mashed which I can also attest to being FANTASTIC. Hubby is a steak expert so steak was just an '8', but he did enjoy it and it was cooked as ordered. Waittress and staff were friendly and attentive. Would return to this restaurant if in the area again.

2
★★★★☆

Hubby and I popped in for an early dinner on a Saturday...knew the dining room was full but were ok with sitting in the lounge-found a table in the corner. With the drinks, bread, and salads on the table it was a good fit-when the food came, it was cramped. I understand lounge tables are meant to be small, so this is a tiny gripe. I had the jumbo shrimp with the square pasta in a pink cream sauce and found it delicious, good portion. Husband had the NY strip, which he said was good, and the garlic mashed which I can also attest to being FANTASTIC. Hubby is a steak expert so steak was just an '8', but he did enjoy it and it was cooked as ordered. Waittress and staff were friendly and attentive. Would return to this restaurant if in the area again.

Pros: Food was very good-garlic mashed potatoes to die for!

Cons: Table was really tiny in lounge-that's all!

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My husband and I were so excited to come back to Chicago and have a special meal at Tavern on Rush. We had eaten there 5 years ago and loved it. From the moment we got upstairs the restaurant was freezing cold and only a few tables had customers. Our waiter came right over took our drink order and we told him to give us 5 minutes and he disappeared. for 25 minutes. Apparently the owner had come in and he was now on his table. Someone else finally took our order and when it was delivered he showed up but never check on us again. The steak was undercooked, the crab cake was black on the top and the crouton in out tomato soup was burned. The kitchen was having quality control issues to which most of our issues could have been resolved if he had checked on us after the food was served. Such a bummmer! Will try one of the many other great steak houses in Chicago next time.

1
★★☆☆☆

My husband and I were so excited to come back to Chicago and have a special meal at Tavern on Rush. We had eaten there 5 years ago and loved it. From the moment we got upstairs the restaurant was freezing cold and only a few tables had customers. Our waiter came right over took our drink order and we told him to give us 5 minutes and he disappeared. for 25 minutes. Apparently the owner had come in and he was now on his table. Someone else finally took our order and when it was delivered he showed up but never check on us again. The steak was undercooked, the crab cake was black on the top and the crouton in out tomato soup was burned. The kitchen was having quality control issues to which most of our issues could have been resolved if he had checked on us after the food was served. Such a bummmer! Will try one of the many other great steak houses in Chicago next time.

Cons: bad service and average food

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This place is so much fun, the food is great. i love coming on rush street. the crowd was friendly. the prices were good and i do recommend this place.

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★★★☆☆

This place is so much fun, the food is great. i love coming on rush street. the crowd was friendly. the prices were good and i do recommend this place.

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The Tavern is the social hang out on the Gold Coast. Here's the ironic part - the food is actually good. While the purist may not consider The Tavern's steaks as good as Gibson's - the hopping bar scene plus the delectable food makes up for it.

French Fried Lobster to start things off is a must have appetizer. Depending on the season - the oysters on the half shell are wonderfully fresh and a gastronomical treat.

A fantastic selection of wines and beers - and the classic bone in rib eye is very well aged and seasoned. Heaven knows they drowned this is a vat of pure butter for weeks to give it the flavor but it is simply done right.

Dessert selections - their chocolate cake is very decadent - if the meal hasn't blown your caloric budget the cake will definitely do it. Surprising the key lime pie, while not as good as I have had in Florida, is a tart treat as well.

And of course half the fun of dining at the Tavern is who you see there - politicians, athletes, movie stars - there always is someone famous dining at the Tavern.

2
★★★★★

The Tavern is the social hang out on the Gold Coast. Here's the ironic part - the food is actually good. While the purist may not consider The Tavern's steaks as good as Gibson's - the hopping bar scene plus the delectable food makes up for it.

French Fried Lobster to start things off is a must have appetizer. Depending on the season - the oysters on the half shell are wonderfully fresh and a gastronomical treat.

A fantastic selection of wines and beers - and the classic bone in rib eye is very well aged and seasoned. Heaven knows they drowned this is a vat of pure butter for weeks to give it the flavor but it is simply done right.

Dessert selections - their chocolate cake is very decadent - if the meal hasn't blown your caloric budget the cake will definitely do it. Surprising the key lime pie, while not as good as I have had in Florida, is a tart treat as well.

And of course half the fun of dining at the Tavern is who you see there - politicians, athletes, movie stars - there always is someone famous dining at the Tavern.

Pros: Location, Location, Location

Cons: It's Not Free :)

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Tavern On Rush is a convenient place to eat if you are out shopping during the day. While it is more than likely going to be quite busy, they have excellent food and a friendly staff.

4
★★★★☆

Tavern On Rush is a convenient place to eat if you are out shopping during the day. While it is more than likely going to be quite busy, they have excellent food and a friendly staff.

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This place is always packed like sardines. But well worth the wait, and transforms into a great place for drinks at night, and right next door to some great clubs. The location is a perfect spot if you want to go out for food then dancing next door and level... I've seen some celebrities out and about around here, so it's def a place to be.

5
★★★★★

This place is always packed like sardines. But well worth the wait, and transforms into a great place for drinks at night, and right next door to some great clubs. The location is a perfect spot if you want to go out for food then dancing next door and level... I've seen some celebrities out and about around here, so it's def a place to be.

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This is an excellent place to come during the middle of your work day due to the quick and friendly service. Not to mention the food is excellent and quite a reasonable price.

2
★★★★☆

This is an excellent place to come during the middle of your work day due to the quick and friendly service. Not to mention the food is excellent and quite a reasonable price.

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Anyone who thinks tavern on rush serves good food needs an education in cuisine. Tavern on Rush gets by on the fact that most people don't know much about cuisine and lack sophistication. The location keeps this place thriving as well. but the fact of the matter, is the food is nothing special.

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★★☆☆☆

Anyone who thinks tavern on rush serves good food needs an education in cuisine. Tavern on Rush gets by on the fact that most people don't know much about cuisine and lack sophistication. The location keeps this place thriving as well. but the fact of the matter, is the food is nothing special.

Pros: Great Location

Cons: Lousy Food

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It's a fine location if you want to sit outside to people watch, but if you expect decent food and professional service from the staff, consider another restaurant. During a recent visit, my meal was improperly prepared; when I tried to resolve the matter with my waiter, he got upset and practically yelled at me. It was a horrible experience, and I'll never return to this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

It's a fine location if you want to sit outside to people watch, but if you expect decent food and professional service from the staff, consider another restaurant. During a recent visit, my meal was improperly prepared; when I tried to resolve the matter with my waiter, he got upset and practically yelled at me. It was a horrible experience, and I'll never return to this place.

Pros: Outdoor seating area

Cons: Lousy service

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I had some friends in town and I took them here for an early dinner. The food was GREAT and a nice place to go to people watch. If you are in town or even live in Chicago, Tavern on Rush is a must!!

2
★★★★★

I had some friends in town and I took them here for an early dinner. The food was GREAT and a nice place to go to people watch. If you are in town or even live in Chicago, Tavern on Rush is a must!!

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I go to Tavern on Rush every time I visit Chicago. Great location for people watching and the bar is always filled with nice looking people. Nice atmosphere as well. After several visits for drinks only, my fiance and I decided to eat there. The upstairs dining room was fine. Nice view of the people on the street. I ordered filet mignon, medium-well. It arrived and and the outside was pretty much burnt. I decided to try to eat it anyway but the burnt taste was too much to overcome. I sent it back. My fiance started eating. After my fiance was through eating, they brought me another filet. It looked slightly charred on the outside. I cut into it and it was ice cold and red in the center. No kidding, ice cold. They had to have taken this thing straight from the freezer to a grill that was really flaming and way too hot. I order filet nearly every nice place I eat. This place had two tries and both times served me the worst filets I've ever encountered.

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★☆☆☆☆

I go to Tavern on Rush every time I visit Chicago. Great location for people watching and the bar is always filled with nice looking people. Nice atmosphere as well. After several visits for drinks only, my fiance and I decided to eat there. The upstairs dining room was fine. Nice view of the people on the street. I ordered filet mignon, medium-well. It arrived and and the outside was pretty much burnt. I decided to try to eat it anyway but the burnt taste was too much to overcome. I sent it back. My fiance started eating. After my fiance was through eating, they brought me another filet. It looked slightly charred on the outside. I cut into it and it was ice cold and red in the center. No kidding, ice cold. They had to have taken this thing straight from the freezer to a grill that was really flaming and way too hot. I order filet nearly every nice place I eat. This place had two tries and both times served me the worst filets I've ever encountered.

Pros: atmosphere, people watching.

Cons: food

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See and be seen at this Rush location. I made the mistake of coming here to have steak w/ my sister. The food was blasphemously bland. I couldn't resist adding salt to my side dishes and even worcestershire sauce to my steak to make the food more palatable. I could imagine a fun singles or even after work scene but do not come here for the food. Maybe the drinks since there is a big bar in the middle.
Ambience is fine otherwise. Saves itself w/ 3 stars!

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★★★☆☆

See and be seen at this Rush location. I made the mistake of coming here to have steak w/ my sister. The food was blasphemously bland. I couldn't resist adding salt to my side dishes and even worcestershire sauce to my steak to make the food more palatable. I could imagine a fun singles or even after work scene but do not come here for the food. Maybe the drinks since there is a big bar in the middle.
Ambience is fine otherwise. Saves itself w/ 3 stars!

Pros: Rush street = people watching

Cons: The steaks, the service is slooooooow

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One of the many places where Chicagoans who are wanna-be New Yorkers go in a desperate attempt to seem "cosmopolitan". None of this removes the fact that they are just pretentious Midwestern hicks. It must be embarrassing for them that a young guy like me can see right through their pitiful little facade with no effort whatsoever.

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★★★☆☆

One of the many places where Chicagoans who are wanna-be New Yorkers go in a desperate attempt to seem "cosmopolitan". None of this removes the fact that they are just pretentious Midwestern hicks. It must be embarrassing for them that a young guy like me can see right through their pitiful little facade with no effort whatsoever.

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This place seems to be designed for suburbanites seeking the hope of downtown upscale. The food falls short of average, the bartenders are rude and un-attentive, and the management is creepy. As with all other Stefani restaurants, this one caters to the tourists and suburbanites. The valet parking staff keep the upscale cars in front to give the impression of an upscale environment, but since I live n the neighborhood, I'm here to tell you it's the same people each week showing off their cars. Cheesy older men leer at scantily clad women from Schaumberg. Pass this place by.

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★★☆☆☆

This place seems to be designed for suburbanites seeking the hope of downtown upscale. The food falls short of average, the bartenders are rude and un-attentive, and the management is creepy. As with all other Stefani restaurants, this one caters to the tourists and suburbanites. The valet parking staff keep the upscale cars in front to give the impression of an upscale environment, but since I live n the neighborhood, I'm here to tell you it's the same people each week showing off their cars. Cheesy older men leer at scantily clad women from Schaumberg. Pass this place by.

Pros: Outdoor seating

Cons: Everything else

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I went to Tavern with a friend on a Saturday night and it was a perfect place to start an evening. Though it was pricey, we all had amazing steaks and to-die-for twice baked potatoes. The staff was very attentive and very helpful with their knowledge of the wine list. Though I know there are other steak houses in the immediate area that are also very good, I think that Tavern is as good as any for both food and people watching.

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★★★★★

I went to Tavern with a friend on a Saturday night and it was a perfect place to start an evening. Though it was pricey, we all had amazing steaks and to-die-for twice baked potatoes. The staff was very attentive and very helpful with their knowledge of the wine list. Though I know there are other steak houses in the immediate area that are also very good, I think that Tavern is as good as any for both food and people watching.

Pros: Location; Service

Cons: Price of wines

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Tavern is known for being clubby and trendy at night, but the real secret is breakfast/lunch. They have great omlettes and sandwiches, and everything is relatively affordable. Go on a Sunday morning in the summer and sit outside enjoying the people walking by.

2
★★★★★

Tavern is known for being clubby and trendy at night, but the real secret is breakfast/lunch. They have great omlettes and sandwiches, and everything is relatively affordable. Go on a Sunday morning in the summer and sit outside enjoying the people walking by.

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Tavern is a pretentious place. For the well-traveled and well-dined, the disparity in terms of quality is apparent. Unfortunately, Tavern fails to master the saving grace of having a polite and attentive staff. All is said, the restaurant is well-placed but that one hopes a better managed establishment should take Tavern's place.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tavern is a pretentious place. For the well-traveled and well-dined, the disparity in terms of quality is apparent. Unfortunately, Tavern fails to master the saving grace of having a polite and attentive staff. All is said, the restaurant is well-placed but that one hopes a better managed establishment should take Tavern's place.

Pros: Location

Cons: Food, Waitstaff

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Tavern on Rush is truly a local treasure. My wife and I took a chance and showed up without reservations and we were seated right away. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. I would refer anyone to this restaurant.

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★★★★★

Tavern on Rush is truly a local treasure. My wife and I took a chance and showed up without reservations and we were seated right away. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. I would refer anyone to this restaurant.

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The petite filet with hollandaise sauce was to die for. A little expensive, but some of the best steak I've had since Mortons (and not as expensive). The ambiance is nice, very "steak house" but a little loud and cramped especially on busy weekend nights. Definitely worth a shot, go hungry!

2
★★★★★

The petite filet with hollandaise sauce was to die for. A little expensive, but some of the best steak I've had since Mortons (and not as expensive). The ambiance is nice, very "steak house" but a little loud and cramped especially on busy weekend nights. Definitely worth a shot, go hungry!

Pros: Great steak

Cons: Crowded, Noisy

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This is defenitely a place to see and be seen. You can run into a number of members of the Blackhawks in this bar. They are friendly, and willing to converse. The employees are there to serve you and do a wonderful job of it. THe service is prompt and the food is defenitely worth the wait. The atmosphere is relaxed, but intimate enough to have a good conversation.

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★★★★★

This is defenitely a place to see and be seen. You can run into a number of members of the Blackhawks in this bar. They are friendly, and willing to converse. The employees are there to serve you and do a wonderful job of it. THe service is prompt and the food is defenitely worth the wait. The atmosphere is relaxed, but intimate enough to have a good conversation.

Pros: setting, crowd

Cons: price

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I travel a lot and it is rare that I find a restaurant/bar that I wish was in my hometown (Los Angeles). Taveren is one such place.
From the moment we were greated by a manager and hostess the night was a winner. The dining room was inviting and our table had a pleasent view over looking Rush street. My steak was better then the amazing steak I had at Gibsons (across the street) the night before. After dinner the fun started. The bar was filled with Chicago's beautiful crowd. We had a great time. Next time I am back in the windy city, first stop, Tavern on Rush.

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★★★★★

I travel a lot and it is rare that I find a restaurant/bar that I wish was in my hometown (Los Angeles). Taveren is one such place.
From the moment we were greated by a manager and hostess the night was a winner. The dining room was inviting and our table had a pleasent view over looking Rush street. My steak was better then the amazing steak I had at Gibsons (across the street) the night before. After dinner the fun started. The bar was filled with Chicago's beautiful crowd. We had a great time. Next time I am back in the windy city, first stop, Tavern on Rush.

 

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