Rosebud on Rush

Rosebud on Rush

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Hours
Sun
9:00 - 23:00
Mon
11:00 - 23:00
Tue
11:00 - 23:00
Wed
11:00 - 23:00
Thu
11:00 - 23:00
Fri
11:00 - 0:00
Sat
9:00 - 0:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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About
Just a block from the famed Magnificent Mile, Rosebud On Rush is the perfect setting for the harmonious Rosebud dishes served here. From our handmade Pappardelle, Cavatelli, and renowned Rosebud classics, to our signature cocktails and world-class service, few other restaurants offer the dynamic energy and big flavors of Rosebud On Rush. Close to Chicago's finest hotels and the renowned shops of Michigan Avenue, Rosebud on Rush attracts locals, tourists, shoppers, and some of the world's biggest stars. Join us and discover why.
PRICE RANGE
£24.00 – £31.00
CUISINES
Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,411 reviews
Excellent
759
Very good
399
Average
158
Poor
60
Terrible
35
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Tantra Butterfly
Chicago692 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 solo
Rosebud 🌹 💐 has been a Chicago tradition for many years serving the locals here in both the dead of winter and romantic couples 💑 and huge families in the summer. The outside patio is spacious and turns in a heated, well ventilated and spacious indoor/ outdoor protected hut 🏠 in our winter season. I remember eating here as a child being treated by my parents and then as a young adult coming here as a treat for the pasta dishes. My favorite is the 8 finger cavatappi Arrabiata because it's thick and satisfying like a gnocchi and comes with a tasty and spicy tomato 🍅 base sauce with prosciutto. The servers here are always on their game constantly making sure you have enough bread 🍞, 💧 water and 🍋 lemons. They work well as a team 👏 🙌 and really are seasoned professionals. I stick with what I love and never had a disappointing experience. The portions are so generous you may need to bring leftovers for another meal; but that's a good 👍 thing! I wish the Rosebud much continued success and good karma for always making me feel special and for the delicious homemade pasta dishes. Rosebud 🌹 is has a European vibe. No one here will ever rush you in and out and in that way the ambiance is relaxing and perfect for a couple or a solo experience as a self treat.
Written 22 November 2020
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Pam
Lake Mills40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 family
We found ourselves downtown with no reservation on a Saturday before Christmas. It started to rain and we had a 6 year old that needed to eat. Rosebud’s host was awesome! Even though they were full in there “outdoor seating”, they came up with a solution. Not only did we have exceptional meals and exceptional service, their hospitality will make this our go-to downtown restaurant on every trip. Whenever I try a new Italian restaurant, I start with the bolognese or meatballs, they accommodated and I was able to try both. Both were wonderful. Ask for the drink (cocktail) menu, they do not offer it readily like the wine list
Written 3 January 2021
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TravelinFieldGuy
230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
We sat outside for dinner on a pleasant June day and the scene on a Friday night could not be more fun. Between this restaurant's outside diners, the Tavern On Rush diners next door, and the people just walking by, the show could not have been better. Chicagoans (and tourists like us) clearly are aching to get out and resume normal life post-COVID, and Rush Street was hopping. While the Rush Street scene is probably the biggest reason to come, the food is solid and of good value. I had the veal, which I often do at Italian restaurants, and in fact they had 4 or 5 veal choices. Others in our group, including two vegetarians, found what they wanted as well. Our server was clearly new, and overall the restaurant was clearly stretched, but our service held up fine on a very busy night.
Written 5 July 2021
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DaniTuga
Miami Beach24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 family
I arrived for lunch and all tables were empty. We were directed to a table in a bad location, and I politely asked if we could please be seated in any other table. The host rudely replied with a blunt ‘NO’. I actually thought he was joking, given his surprising rudeness. But he wasn’t. I asked ‘why not?’, and He told me that was because we were two and all other tables were for four people. I actually understand that point, but not in a a totally empty restaurant. And, even if he was right, his answer was unacceptable. I mentioned ‘but all ya led are empty’, ro which he replied ‘what if you spend hours in here and a lot of people come? What Am I suppose to do?’. Given the tone, ended up leaving and eating elsewhere, which was a shame as I heard good things about the place. It’s sad to see that in Covid times, when restaurants are struggling, some staff still prefer to act up and disrespect the honest work of the rest of them team who need our business.
Written 14 November 2020
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Optimist Doc
Abilene38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
Rosebud was recommended to us and was convenient to our hotel. We did not have a reservation but went quite early since we had skipped lunch and got a table on the patio. As Chicago revs back up post-pandemic I doubt that will be possible. I got the baked cavatelli and a dinner salad. It was excellent and the portions are enormous. One serving would be enough for two hungry people. Even the dinner salad was massive. Fellow diners seemed to be a mix of locals and travelers. The bread served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar was fresh, warm and crusty. My only suggestion is that if requesting an outdoor table, try for one close to the street rather than the building because the slant of the sidewalk tilts the table and chairs awkwardly and led to one basket of bread sliding right off the table.
Written 26 July 2021
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Holly N
Tampa82 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 friends
Wish they had a larger breakfast menu. I had cancer and now dealing with a tiny stomach… eating 3 ounces max. Asking for assistance is difficult at best and the smallest they offer is three eggs. I asked if they have a children’s menu, nope. The waiter was not helpful, and even though we were dining with other adults who know this plight in my life ( i am 125 pounds now and truly this hasn’t beeen easy) i hate wasting food. The choices were difficult. I left the restaurant with basically eating four bites. The plate looked as though nothing was eaten. A note to the owners, could you please, and i am not trying to be mean, try to be understanding for people like me. We had been there the day before to enjoy drinks and your beautiful restaurant before a wedding. This was disappointing to see that a server couldn’t understand my plight when I explained my situation.
Written 6 October 2021
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Amy B
Memphis106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
The first time I tried Rosebud was earlier this year in May on a girls trip with my daughters and sister. We absolutely loved everything then, so I brought my husband here for brunch this past weekend since we were back in Chicago for a business trip. I loved it just as much! The bananas foster French toast is not be missed! The pancakes were deliciously light and fluffy, and the mimosa was the perfect Our server was attentive and timely. Great job, Rosebud! I will definitely be back!
Written 18 October 2021
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13Heart
Birmingham745 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
A waste of time, a waste of money. Truly wanted this to be an amazing lunch but was left with SO much to be desired. Service was decent (waiter fella slamming cups down, spilling water, tossing the bread basket at us). But we understood and did not complain. The food? Whew. Very Olive Garden-y. No appeal. No taste. Sad. We had such high hopes. Performed food surgery at the table to revive our dead dishes (pepper, salt, parmesan, olive oil). Meh. 4/10 will not do again.
Written 27 December 2021
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ciaobellaali
Chicago5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
Five of us went to Rosebud on Rush for lunch. Since none of us can make a decision, there was a lot of discussion about where we were going to eat in the restaurant. The staff was unbelievably patient with us going up and down the stairs, trying to reach an agreement. We finally settled upstairs on the patio near the windows. The charming server suggested we try the Eggplant Stack, so three of us chose that and the other two had Chicken Marsala. The portions were big enough that we all took home lunch for the next day. Two of the group were celebrating birthdays and they were treated to the most delicious chocolate mousse cake. The entire staff was attentive and kind; the food was wonderful. The breadsticks were addictive!
Written 9 October 2022
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Irina
United States13551 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 solo
I haven't been to Rosebud on Rush for quite some time, and not long ago being in this area, I decided to have lunch in this restaurant. I was seated right away, choosing the table in the covered seating area outdoors. The restaurant specializes in the Italian cuisine, the menu gives many choices of nice dishes. My order was custom made, since I requested Penne with Bolognese. Prior to that I had Minestrone soup, the latter was done not the way I expected: potatoes were dissolved in the soup, that became like cream soup, plus (minus, rather) minestrone was absolutely saltless. The main course was excellent: Pasta Bolognese was delicious, and the portion was more than generous. The service was very good: a young lady server was genuinely friendly, very polite and accommodating. The ambiance in Rosebud at that lunch hour was quite busy, but seating in a covered outdoor area and enjoying the main course and also the views of the city, turned out to be pleasant, after all. The server decided to adjust the bill, and I also wasn't charged for the pot of tea I had after this hefty meal. Thanks for lunch, I plan to be back to Rosebud on Rush -- this very famous and popular restaurant in an old historic building, located in the entertainment neighborhood, just a few minutes walk from N Michigan Avenue.
Written 17 October 2023
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Karen H
Plymouth85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 family
We had a large group of 9, along with 2 toddlers in high chairs. Went to dinner fairly early (5pm). Service exceptional- always filling our waters, getting more bread, manager/owner (?) coming often to check how things were going. He even serenaded my sister singing happy birthday (beautiful voice!)! Food was delicious, ambiance great. Highly recommend. I read the other reviews with saying service was bad, but we went at a quieter time- so I am sure it gets super busy later on the evening. Guess just remember that when making your reservations!
Written 2 March 2020
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maegabby
Galena22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
When a restaurant can't deliver on basic food value there is a serious problem. Rosebud's shrimp scampi looks like no recognizable version of that dish: for $25 there are 3 pieces of shrimp massively coated in some kind of egg breading, like tempura, stuck into very oily garlic bread. The Chicken Vesuvio, one of my favorite dishes in general, features chicken scallopini-cut breast meat cooked in the sauce, meaning that it was dry, tough, and rubbery. These are not technically difficult dishes to deliver! The shocking lack of quality and attention to basic details made this meal a pricey mistake. I had visited Rosebud years back and had an affectionate memory of the place: wasn't expecting anything fancy, just a good meal. What a shame. Oh, and the tiramisu, ugh.
Written 28 September 2022
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Andrei M
McLean31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 couples
We planned to have a dinner there, but were not served despite being seated and offered tapped water to start. Suddenly, we were interrupted by the rude manger on duty who claimed he is boss there and we should not be seated and served. Really looked as an outlier there as other personnel was welcoming and polite. So, could not rate the quality of food as we left, but the ego of one person-manager on duty clearly made the owners without revenue for our dinner and staff without tips:-(.
Written 13 November 2021
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PierreB
Montreal53 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
After driving past here for a few years, we gave it a try for lunch. With all the ads for Italian, this was very disappointing. The Caesar salad consisted of very small chopped up romaine lettuce with an over saturated dressing and what looked like a whole can of anchovies dumped on top. The clams linguine was no better. Overdone pasta with what appeared to be a watered-down solution directly from a can of clam juice, with small canned clams. To add insult to injury they over charged for the pasta. There are many better Italian spots in Chicago
Written 5 December 2023
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Erw2126
Grandview Heights85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 family
We went for dinner our first night in Chicago with our teenagers. The waitstaff was great. First- our water was never empty which is a big thumbs up for us. Second- our waiter explained the menu and helped us to order enough food to get the full experience, not wasteful. We had the bruschetta (I liked that there were olives in it), 2 kids got fettuccini Alfredo, my husband and son split the chicken parm, I had the chopped salad with chicken and couldn’t finish it. Two desserts split among 5 was plenty too. Overall we left full and happy with our experience.
Written 12 March 2023
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