Chicago >Restaurants > Tavern on Rush
1031 North Rush St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061141.901762 -87.627774
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
Fun Atmosphere – 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.
superb – fun place. the service is always exceptional
A Gold Coast Institution... – 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.
koo koo waiter – 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.
WORST EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD IN AN ESTABLISHMENT! – 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!!!!
Top Outdoor Patio – 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 café, 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.
Good food, great staff, fun atmosphere – 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.
very disappointed – 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.
Tavern on Rush - The Hottest Bar Scene on Chicago's Gold Coast – 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.
A great place to take a work break – 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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