Rosebud on Rush

4.6
4082 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
If it’s the pure joy of that first delicious bite, elegant atmosphere, and a sprinkling of laughter you’re looking for, then join us at Rosebud on Rush. Housed in a charming renovated brownstone and conveniently located off Chicago’s bustling Magnificent Mile, experience an extraordinary meal made with authentic Italian recipes passed down from generation to generation. With a reputation for being one of America’s top ten restaurants, you can’t go wrong with succulent, juicy steaks, classic pork and lamb chops, and longtime pasta favorites like our homemade rigatoni in flavorful, tomato vodka sauce. Catering to locals, tourists and movie stars alike, you can't get much closer to the action than Rosebud on Rush. Enjoy two levels of spacious, yet intimate fine dining, the best people watching in the city and the convenience of valet parking.

Unfortunately, reservation requests for the outdoor patio cannot be taken online.
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Inside the restaurant there's a distinct and intense moldy smell, and the food was so salty that I'm still parched after 48 hours. We really only still go to Rosebud because of the nostalgia and the eggplant stack but after this last experience with this specific location, I'm super unlikely to revisit until they've at least dealt with that overwhelming damp smell inside.

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CS
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. I have already recommended it to friends. Try the calamari!

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, amazing food, humongous portions.

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Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a big crowd with some special needs and they were extremely accomodating!

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Toronto
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent in every respect!!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience

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JC
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and food. Servings are large, so sharing a salad or an entree makes sense. Pricing is on higher side.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Long story short, it is a tourist trap.

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MG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great service. Waiter advised us about larger portion sizes so we wouldn’t over order. Terrific experience and we can’t wait to go back!

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BL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the fish special, which was sea bass in lemon caper sauce on wilted spinach. My husband had the pasta special, seafood linguine. Both were excellent.

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KR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Spicy bloody Mary was great. We had an omelet and eggs benedict with potatoes both delicious.
Would be great if they offered Gluten free bread for breakfast. Just buy a loaf of GF bread and stick in freezer so people can enjoy GF eggs benedict, etc.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Such an amazing experience.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service were fantastic. One of my favorite places to take my family!

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J
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was very good & accommodating for a range of ages from 4-60 years old. We had a good time sitting outside & would recommend for food & ambiance. The service was a little slow, but, it was a lazy day, so we were ok.

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CP
Denver
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! Every dish was fresh and wonderful.

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SS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience! We were treated like royalty!

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DA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful place to dine at! We were surprised on on big the portions were also. You won’t leave hungry from here. Such a cute place. Would visit here again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Would have given 5stars....but, when you ask a simple substitution and it becomes a big deal.My wife asked for a side of pasta instead of potato and it was treated a little too much like a big deal.(after all Italian restaurant).Food is great.

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DP
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I'm not a connoisseur of Italian food, but I really enjoyed my meal at Rosebud. And the staff is wonderful, too.

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Graduations

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Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very good but the portions were enormous. I’d rather have 1/2 the amount for less and be able to finish ( and possibly have a side). The waiter was wonderful and suggested a reasonably priced wine that was delicious!
Unfortunate there was an incredibly loud, obnoxious young woman there who was oblivious to her rudeness and the wait staff was not in a position to tell her to tone it down.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was great and our server did excellent. My only complaint was the manager. My wife and I who are in our early 30s were ignored most of the night by the manager. The same manager came to several tables (some multiple times to the same table) around us asking how their food was and if there was anything he could do. It felt like we didn’t matter.

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ER
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love dining at this neighborhood gem. It’s a treat to have a delicious dinner on the patio on a summer night. All of the food is outstanding & our server, Zorana, took great care of us !!!

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

VERY loud upstairs, obviously the place for large groups to go. Recommend the patio or maybe downstairs is better for the noise. Service was good, portions large, food is what you expect.

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were seated promptly and greeted by our waiters moments afterwards. Service was excellent and the food was even better!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner at the Roseburg on Rush was wonderful. The wait staff was very accommodating when we wanted to share some of the dishes and split them for us. We choose to sit upstairs and the area was most inviting. The food was so good and we will definitely go back. My one objection was the fact that the rest rooms were in the the lowest level of the restaurant.

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c
Chicago
187 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

At first the service was very slow. Then the bartender realized what was going on, and he took over as our server because the woman who initially was to be our server also had tables outside. Once he took over, things were much better. The food was delicious--worth the wait. However, when I wanted to purchase a gift certificate as we were leaving, the hostess said that that was not possible because only managers can handle gift card sales, and the managers were in a meeting. When I asked her to interrupt their meeting, she said that that was not possible, so I went elsewhere for a gift card.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have eaten here a few times and it’s consistently very tasty and service is very good. Great wine selections and their sauces are very very good. Personally I tried the tortellini, calamari, and veal chop. The food came quickly- perfect temperature! I’ll be back when I want great food and wine - they have never disappointed me!!! I just need to leave room for dessert sometime!!! Lol

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LS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great wine, great service. I would definitely go back in the future.

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JM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

We were in Chicago to celebrate our anniversary and went to Rosebud on Rush because it was close to our hotel and the menu looked good. I noted on the reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary and would like a quiet table; unfortunately that is not possible at this restaurant. We were originally seated next to a large table of very large, loud men. Their table was so close to ours that my husband could not get into his seat. I asked for another table near the wall and we were promptly reseated. Our waiter was great and took our order quickly, but the noise level was so loud that I had to yell for my husband to hear anything I was saying- definitely not the place for a romantic anniversary celebration. We asked the waiter to have our meal bagged up and we took it back to our hotel and ate it in our room. I cannot complain about the food or the service, but this was a very stressful dining experience. When I go out and pay top dollar for a meal it's as much for the ambience and total dining experience as for the food. Wish I had known more about the restaurant before booking and spending the money, but I guess you live and learn...

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lord, that was good, although portions are ridiculously large. Chianti, veal cutlets parm, Caesar salad, tiramisu, decaf, and port.

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g
Chicago
143 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

rosebud on rush seems to be their best restaurant. the patio was delightful. the best dressed mgr.
in the business...nice fella as well. my wife and daughter and i sat and had a bottle of wine and ordered the cauliflower spicy
excellent! antipasto plate was delicious. meatballs really good as well. our service was not rushed and very well done.
would go back and highly recommend.

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EO
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great tourist and local spot. Patio seating and people watching is great. We go there every time we go to Chicago.

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RS
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Fun restaurant for very good Italian food on Rush Street. Staff is very accommodating and friendly. Do not expect a small bill, food and drink prices add up to a considerable hunk of change. Portions vary from large to enormous (chicken Parmesan, for example).

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NB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is a very nice place and delicious food. Only disappointment was they only had a brunch menu for Saturday lunch. I usually think of that only on Sundays.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very quaint. Sat in the cellar dining area. Was a bit Tight fit, but service and food quality were outstanding. Had the sea bass. Incredible texture. Perfectly cooked.

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful dinner !
Started off with drinks downstairs with Kevin and asked for a few recommendations . ( so glad we did )
He truly made the best dirty martini !
We were seated promptly, ( I suggest you make reservations).
Service was amazing (Juan), management stopped by to check on dinner a couple times .
Food was incredible !
The Eggplant stack is a Must to start off with !
I ordered Bolognese ( made with both ground beef & veal) omg one of the Best !
And my date had the Veal special !
Bravo on my first ( not last ) meal at Rosebud on Rush !

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BL
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our waiter. The food was fantastic and they took care of us in a timely manner. Not to mention they were so incredibly friendly would go back in a heartbeat.

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ZZ
Portland
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal and service! Thank you! 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Portion size is too large, causing a lot of wasted food. Consider sharing salads and entrees. Price, when so much can go to waste depleted the value proposition ... at least for us. Food was very delicious though!

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