Phil Stefani's 437 Rush

★★★★☆
Classy '40s-style American joint where conservative high rollers get carnivorous.
  • 437 Rush St

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Cross street: Hubbard Street

    Map & Directions
  • 312-222-0101

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Went here with a friend and the only negative we found was whlie she was waiting for me to arrive, the bartender was "extremely" rude to her. So much so that she let the hostess know and I believe the comment was "we hear that a lot".

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★★★★★

Went here with a friend and the only negative we found was whlie she was waiting for me to arrive, the bartender was "extremely" rude to her. So much so that she let the hostess know and I believe the comment was "we hear that a lot".

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I was really excited to go to this steakhouse to celebrate my new job with my husband. We have been to some of the best steakhouses in New York and LA and wanted to go to this place, because we heard good things about it. The waitress was wonderful, but when we got our steaks ($52 and ordered them medium rare) they were very overdone.... Not even the slightest amount of pink in the center. We very politely sent them back to be redone (since they were so expensive!). Not a minute later, the owner, the chef and the waitress came over to our table to tell us the lighting was bad and the steaks were actually done perfectly ( they en flicked a lighter next to the steaks to show us the center). Since both the color and flavor were very off and the demonstration proved nothing, we asked once again asked that they bring us new steaks. They obliged, but when the new steaks came out, they were frozen to the touch. We could actually feel ice in the middle. When we got upset and just said to take them off of the bill, the owner yelled at us and said that the first steaks were perfectly and we obviously did not know what we were talking about. We were so upset we just wanted to pay the bill and leave. Not only did we have a horrible meal, but we were insulted by the way we were treated by the owner. We will never have a meal at this place again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was really excited to go to this steakhouse to celebrate my new job with my husband. We have been to some of the best steakhouses in New York and LA and wanted to go to this place, because we heard good things about it. The waitress was wonderful, but when we got our steaks ($52 and ordered them medium rare) they were very overdone.... Not even the slightest amount of pink in the center. We very politely sent them back to be redone (since they were so expensive!). Not a minute later, the owner, the chef and the waitress came over to our table to tell us the lighting was bad and the steaks were actually done perfectly ( they en flicked a lighter next to the steaks to show us the center). Since both the color and flavor were very off and the demonstration proved nothing, we asked once again asked that they bring us new steaks. They obliged, but when the new steaks came out, they were frozen to the touch. We could actually feel ice in the middle. When we got upset and just said to take them off of the bill, the owner yelled at us and said that the first steaks were perfectly and we obviously did not know what we were talking about. We were so upset we just wanted to pay the bill and leave. Not only did we have a horrible meal, but we were insulted by the way we were treated by the owner. We will never have a meal at this place again.

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I was really excited to go to this steakhouse to celebrate my new job with my husband. We have been to some of the best steakhouses in New York and LA and wanted to go to this place, because we heard good things about it. The waitress was wonderful, but when we got our steaks ($52 and ordered them medium rare) they were very overdone.... Not even the slightest amount of pink in the center. We very politely sent them back to be redone (since they were so expensive!). Not a minute later, the owner, the chef and the waitress came over to our table to tell us the lighting was bad and the steaks were actually done perfectly ( they en flicked a lighter next to the steaks to show us the center). Since both the color and flavor were very off and the demonstration proved nothing, we asked once again asked that they bring us new steaks. They obliged, but when the new steaks came out, they were frozen to the touch. We could actually feel ice in the middle. When we got upset and just said to take them off of the bill, the owner yelled at us and said that the first steaks were perfectly and we obviously did not know what we were talking about. We were so upset we just wanted to pay the bill and leave. Not only did we have a horrible meal, but we were insulted by the way we were treated by the owner. We will never have a meal at this place again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was really excited to go to this steakhouse to celebrate my new job with my husband. We have been to some of the best steakhouses in New York and LA and wanted to go to this place, because we heard good things about it. The waitress was wonderful, but when we got our steaks ($52 and ordered them medium rare) they were very overdone.... Not even the slightest amount of pink in the center. We very politely sent them back to be redone (since they were so expensive!). Not a minute later, the owner, the chef and the waitress came over to our table to tell us the lighting was bad and the steaks were actually done perfectly ( they en flicked a lighter next to the steaks to show us the center). Since both the color and flavor were very off and the demonstration proved nothing, we asked once again asked that they bring us new steaks. They obliged, but when the new steaks came out, they were frozen to the touch. We could actually feel ice in the middle. When we got upset and just said to take them off of the bill, the owner yelled at us and said that the first steaks were perfectly and we obviously did not know what we were talking about. We were so upset we just wanted to pay the bill and leave. Not only did we have a horrible meal, but we were insulted by the way we were treated by the owner. We will never have a meal at this place again.

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The waiter/greeter at the front ignored us and talked to the previous customers then chased her down outside because she forgot her scarf, he did say he'd be back. The next greeter thought we were taken care of so we stood there. The other girl behind the counter said he'd be right back. The 2nd guy ended up seating us. The scarf chaser came back later and sang opera to another table while we were waiting on the food. I overheard that the people at the table behind us returned to the same table with the same waitress, so they must have liked it. The waitress came around with rack of meat trays but missed our table we looked onto the table next to us. Bf got the $41 steak "it was good, but it wasn't spectacular, it was good", I had the chicken, it was moist, I liked the sauce, the staff refilled your water before you even had 4 sips of it. The dessert was great, we shared it and was worth the price. The bathrooms were nice, and had a sliding door almost an old phone booth cubby in the middle of it. My bf forgot his credit card and they put it in the safe, thank gosh he realized before we left Chicago.

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★★★★☆

The waiter/greeter at the front ignored us and talked to the previous customers then chased her down outside because she forgot her scarf, he did say he'd be back. The next greeter thought we were taken care of so we stood there. The other girl behind the counter said he'd be right back. The 2nd guy ended up seating us. The scarf chaser came back later and sang opera to another table while we were waiting on the food. I overheard that the people at the table behind us returned to the same table with the same waitress, so they must have liked it. The waitress came around with rack of meat trays but missed our table we looked onto the table next to us. Bf got the $41 steak "it was good, but it wasn't spectacular, it was good", I had the chicken, it was moist, I liked the sauce, the staff refilled your water before you even had 4 sips of it. The dessert was great, we shared it and was worth the price. The bathrooms were nice, and had a sliding door almost an old phone booth cubby in the middle of it. My bf forgot his credit card and they put it in the safe, thank gosh he realized before we left Chicago.

Pros: Filling portions, great dessert!

Cons: $100 gone easy

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This place is amazing. the food here is really good. mostly their steak is really good. the prices are not that bad. i think people should check this place out.

3
★★★☆☆

This place is amazing. the food here is really good. mostly their steak is really good. the prices are not that bad. i think people should check this place out.

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Wine and cheese make me smile. Wine and cheese make me smile. Wine and cheese make me smile. Wine and cheese make me smile. Wine and cheese make me smile. Wine and cheese make me smile. Wine and cheese make me smile. Wine and cheese make me smile.

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★★★★★

Wine and cheese make me smile. Wine and cheese make me smile. Wine and cheese make me smile. Wine and cheese make me smile. Wine and cheese make me smile. Wine and cheese make me smile. Wine and cheese make me smile. Wine and cheese make me smile.

Pros: Great cuisine!

Cons: Nada

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Located where the name suggests, 437 Rush (at Hubbard) is Phil Stefani's classic Italian steakhouse featuring everything from an exceptional lobster bisque to succulent prime steak chops. While the food is outstanding here, nothing beat the service of the bartender, Brian, during my visit. Friendly, knowledgeable and overall entertaining, he made my overall experience enjoyable and memorable. I highly recommend spending a happy hour, night out with friends, family dinner, or even a group event at 437 Rush. Ask for Brian and you won't regret it!

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★★★★★

Located where the name suggests, 437 Rush (at Hubbard) is Phil Stefani's classic Italian steakhouse featuring everything from an exceptional lobster bisque to succulent prime steak chops. While the food is outstanding here, nothing beat the service of the bartender, Brian, during my visit. Friendly, knowledgeable and overall entertaining, he made my overall experience enjoyable and memorable. I highly recommend spending a happy hour, night out with friends, family dinner, or even a group event at 437 Rush. Ask for Brian and you won't regret it!

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When my boyfriend surprised me with an evening out at Phil Stefani's I was in heaven! The ambiance and decor of this restaurant is right out of a movie set. Beautifully appointed, waitstaff is super and the steaks are wonderful. It was a perfect night out.

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★★★★★

When my boyfriend surprised me with an evening out at Phil Stefani's I was in heaven! The ambiance and decor of this restaurant is right out of a movie set. Beautifully appointed, waitstaff is super and the steaks are wonderful. It was a perfect night out.

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I love this place. Chicago is a steak town, and this restaurant helps to set the standard. I've been to pretty much every steakhouse in Chicago, and the suburbs. Read on to see how it rates in my estimation.

You expect a good steak in Chicago. That's a given. Stefani's delivers. Here is what I like. The rest of the menu provides you a great dining experience. I had a cup of the lobster bisque to start off. Incredibly rich.

Onto the main course. My filet was prepared perfectly. I like it medium rare and it was very tender. A little bernaise sauce on the side and you should be good to go!

My girlfriend and I split a side of the mashed potatoes. Highly recommend them. Have them every time I come regardless of my entree order.

Service is top notch. The bar area when you enter is open and promotes good conversation.

If you haven't been, I highly recommend Phil Stefani's!! I think it's one of the top 3 steakhouses in Chicago.

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★★★★★

I love this place. Chicago is a steak town, and this restaurant helps to set the standard. I've been to pretty much every steakhouse in Chicago, and the suburbs. Read on to see how it rates in my estimation.

You expect a good steak in Chicago. That's a given. Stefani's delivers. Here is what I like. The rest of the menu provides you a great dining experience. I had a cup of the lobster bisque to start off. Incredibly rich.

Onto the main course. My filet was prepared perfectly. I like it medium rare and it was very tender. A little bernaise sauce on the side and you should be good to go!

My girlfriend and I split a side of the mashed potatoes. Highly recommend them. Have them every time I come regardless of my entree order.

Service is top notch. The bar area when you enter is open and promotes good conversation.

If you haven't been, I highly recommend Phil Stefani's!! I think it's one of the top 3 steakhouses in Chicago.

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I went here with my co worker for a lunch celebration. The foods are great and I love the open bar which you can drink all you can!

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★★★★☆

I went here with my co worker for a lunch celebration. The foods are great and I love the open bar which you can drink all you can!

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Restaurant is always busy but the service and attention is impecable. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Menu is just awesome and sometimes hard to make as everything sounds fabulous. My husband and I have eaten here a couple of times and have never been disappointed!! Definitely a keeper!!!

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★★★★★

Restaurant is always busy but the service and attention is impecable. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Menu is just awesome and sometimes hard to make as everything sounds fabulous. My husband and I have eaten here a couple of times and have never been disappointed!! Definitely a keeper!!!

Pros: Awesome food, great service, wonderful staff

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My husband and I came here for our anniversary dinner and had a perfect evening out. He had the Prime Kansas City Strip. He ordered it medium rare and it came out perfect. I really enjoyed my Maccheroni Cipriani with shimp. The atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. There were no children in sight, thank god. We shared the tiramisu for dessert and were blown away. Also, on my way out, I noticed the bar area which seemed perfect for happy hour after work. I will be coming back to this restaurant very soon.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I came here for our anniversary dinner and had a perfect evening out. He had the Prime Kansas City Strip. He ordered it medium rare and it came out perfect. I really enjoyed my Maccheroni Cipriani with shimp. The atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. There were no children in sight, thank god. We shared the tiramisu for dessert and were blown away. Also, on my way out, I noticed the bar area which seemed perfect for happy hour after work. I will be coming back to this restaurant very soon.

Pros: Delicious Steak, Great Ambiance, Excellent Cocktails

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I came in last weekend with a group of friends and was completely blown away. The service from the moment we sat at the bar to the time we got seated was amazing. The filet mignon is absolutely delicious, the mascarpone mashed potatoes are sinfully good and the tiramisu is unlike any other I've ever tried. I spoke to a woman about the service and she proceeded to tell me about the history of the restaurant and their private dining accommodations. She then gave all of us, after too many cocktails ;), a private tour of the entire space. It truly was a treat. The servers, bartender & managers made this evening for us. We'll be back.

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★★★★★

I came in last weekend with a group of friends and was completely blown away. The service from the moment we sat at the bar to the time we got seated was amazing. The filet mignon is absolutely delicious, the mascarpone mashed potatoes are sinfully good and the tiramisu is unlike any other I've ever tried. I spoke to a woman about the service and she proceeded to tell me about the history of the restaurant and their private dining accommodations. She then gave all of us, after too many cocktails ;), a private tour of the entire space. It truly was a treat. The servers, bartender & managers made this evening for us. We'll be back.

Pros: Service, Dessert

Cons: price

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Wonderful service, great ambience! Swordfish Special of the day arrived cold to the touch. Sent back and was returned dried out but warm. Ribeye steak, ordered medium rare, arrived bloody on outside, extremelly cold in the center and most certianly raw. Sent back and came back perfectly cooked. One bite and discovered chef had seasoned, make that overseasoned, with salt. Absolutely inedible. Left steat and swordfish and paid bill in excess of $100.00. Enough said: you have been warned again.

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★★☆☆☆

Wonderful service, great ambience! Swordfish Special of the day arrived cold to the touch. Sent back and was returned dried out but warm. Ribeye steak, ordered medium rare, arrived bloody on outside, extremelly cold in the center and most certianly raw. Sent back and came back perfectly cooked. One bite and discovered chef had seasoned, make that overseasoned, with salt. Absolutely inedible. Left steat and swordfish and paid bill in excess of $100.00. Enough said: you have been warned again.

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For a "Prime Steakhouse", they are more like a "Select Steakhouse", sure their meat is Prime, but they do not know how to cook it. We ordered the special filet medium-rare and it came out well. Service is very poor as we rarely saw our waiter. I would not go back again.

1
★★☆☆☆

For a "Prime Steakhouse", they are more like a "Select Steakhouse", sure their meat is Prime, but they do not know how to cook it. We ordered the special filet medium-rare and it came out well. Service is very poor as we rarely saw our waiter. I would not go back again.

Cons: Service, Food, Service

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the food was out of this world!! every thing was delicious!! on valentines day they greet you with a rose for your lady!!

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★★★★☆

the food was out of this world!! every thing was delicious!! on valentines day they greet you with a rose for your lady!!

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If you're worried about the (previous) service ratings, request Shannon for your server and you won't be disappointed!! The food, although it wasn't what we expected (we were looking for more of an Italian "pasta" menu), was great! The Maryland crabcake was superb!

2
★★★★★

If you're worried about the (previous) service ratings, request Shannon for your server and you won't be disappointed!! The food, although it wasn't what we expected (we were looking for more of an Italian "pasta" menu), was great! The Maryland crabcake was superb!

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The ambience is great, enjoyed the outdoor dining. However, the service and food are not worth mentioning. I had the worst turkey sandwich that I have ever ordered in my life. One of the waitstaff walked out during her shift. And the Walgreen's next door was robbed while we were sitting there. I wouldn't eat there again.

1
★★☆☆☆

The ambience is great, enjoyed the outdoor dining. However, the service and food are not worth mentioning. I had the worst turkey sandwich that I have ever ordered in my life. One of the waitstaff walked out during her shift. And the Walgreen's next door was robbed while we were sitting there. I wouldn't eat there again.

Pros: location, ambience

Cons: food, service

 

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