Phil Stefani’s Tavern on Rush has long been a staple of the Gold Coast dining scene. Popular with locals and visitors alike, the Tavern on Rush menu offers classic American fare, including prime steaks and chops, fresh fish, pasta and daily specials prepared by Executive Chef John Gatsos.
Over the years Tavern on Rush has received high praise from a host of professional Windy City food critics. In fact, Chicago Magazine has consistently named Tavern on Rush as one of the city’s top steak houses, saying its perfect for groups “with people who don’t eat steak.”
Keeping tabs on what the critics are saying about Tavern on Rush is one important way we find out how to make the dining experience the very best it can be. However, our number one source of feedback is from our guests. Whether it’s in the smiling faces or compliments to the chef at the end of a meal, the staff at Tavern on Rush are always happy to accept comments.
Another great source for us is online reviews left on platforms like Open Table, Trip Advisor and the reviews section of our Facebook page. If you’ve dined with us recently, we invite you to drop a review on any of these sites. If you’re considering a meal at Tavern on Rush, we invite you to take a look below at some of our most recent reviews before booking an online reservation with us.
“I have lived in Muskegon MI and for the past 5 years, my sister and niece make it a yearly event to get together We ALWAYS eat at Tavern on Rush one of the nights. We have always been able to sit outdoors and we just love it. Food is wonderful as is the service, atmosphere. etc. We all love Chicago and it is a tradition to spend an evening at TOR!” via Open Table
Love this place! The food is on point and so are the drinks. A very happening and classy spot! Vanessa C. via Facebook
“We were in the city for a sisters’ weekend. It was a perfect day of temps in the 70’s and bright sun. We wanted to stay outdoors as much as possible! Tavern on Rush was a quintessential al fresco restaurant. The covered seating area is right on the corner of Rush Street. I had a spinach salad topped with grilled salmon. It was delicious. My sister had a chopped salad with grilled chicken. Our server patiently brought us several tastings of wine until we found ones to our liking. Very good service, atmosphere and food. Perfect lunch on a perfect day!” Terre H. via Trip Advisor
“I love the relaxed feel of this place .We sat indoors first then outside.Both very comfortable. Outdoors was great for people watching. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The pizzas, the grilled and fried calamari were amazing . Service was well-timed and friendly, cocktails and wines were affordable.” via Open Table
“We absolutely loved this place. It was amazing with the food and the service. It was so good that we had to go back the next day for lunch.” Joyce M. via Trip Advisor
“I had a great time the server and especially Benny coming to the table making sure everything was to our satisfaction were amazing the food was delicious would recommend.” Emma M. via Facebook
Tavern on Rush
1031 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Photography by Nick Ulivieri