Chicago >Food & Dining > Rosebud On Rush
720 N Rush St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061141.895475 -87.625406
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
Nice outdoor dining/fast service – The seafood stew and calamari are amazing! The traditional spaghetti with shrimp was bland. The outdoor dinning is a great experience and the seating time was super fast!
Poor service – Having been lured in by the $5 lunch special, we just came back from our second visit hoping to enjoy the same experience as the first, only to be met with disappointment. With limited time for our lunch, we sat for an extended period of time with a basket of warm bread before finally being approached by our server. Our dissatisfaction was compounded by the fact that neighboring guests were instantly met with service. The host walked right by our table when asking other tables if they had enjoyed their lunch. On our last visit, we left our server a +50% tip; today little more than 20%. If we were to be treated as though we were cheap, we were sure not to disappoint.
Good Time – Loved my evening at Rosebud at Rush. Walking around with no particular plan, myself and five friends decided to give this place a try. The food was delicious and the waiter was fun and prompt. Will be going back
Look-out!!! Fun Time!! – A bunch of us went out and had a ball...Actually several balls each. Wow the meatballs here could choke a pig, and the salad really is not necessary. My sunday night rugby team were going to go for pizza, but saw the Rosebud sign and decided to try it. We were not disappointed. George treated us like royalty!!! We can't wait to go back
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Terrible service with less than average cuisine. – I saw how busy the restaurant was and read the reviews on here and decided to try this place. Sadly the food was sub par and we only saw our waiter (who's English was barely understandable) when ordering food and delivering the bill. It wasn't even that he was busy, it was that 6 or 7 waiters were standing right outside of the kitchen joking around. The veal we ordered was extremely tough, however that's possible.. The side pasta had the worst marinara sauce I had ever eaten. The bottom line is you would probably be better off with a can of Chef Boy R Dee.
Cozy, bustling ambience; good food; great location; ok service – Food good but not phenomenal and a little overpriced in my opinion. I had the pasta special that was very flavorful with shrimp, tomatoes, asparagus, mushrooms, garlic, and olive oil but it was $30 which the waiter never mentioned. The stuffed mushroom appetizer was excellent. The wine list was very extensive and had a nice selection of wines by the glass. The atmosphere is warm and cozy and it was very busy. Our server was not the most attentive, however, when he was around he was decent. The location is great--right on the corner of Rush & Superior, and it's got a cool outdoor area right on the street.
Poor Customer Service with Average Food – We were taking a walk downtown and walked by this restaurant. We were piqued by the fact it had outdoor tables and italian flavor. Due to the short Chicago summers, we wanted to try an outdoor restaurant. I had gone to Rosebud in Highland park, IL, and it was pretty good with great waiters. So I expected to get that here as well. Well, that didn't really happen.
First, we were seated right in front of the kitchen area - where they brought dirty dishes. Not that we minded that, but it was very noisy there and lots of waiters coming in and out and brushing past our chairs. I guess their area of seating is limited due to lack of room, but they should not seat people right next to the kitchen. But other than the kitchen the view was nice with the street right there, and the birds and people bustling about. Then we were served bread without any oil or butter by the busboy. After some time, no waiter came and we finally had to ask the busboy to bring our waiter. He came and was nice but very rushed. I understand a place can be busy (it wasn't that busy) but there still should be a sense of cordialness and pleasantry when a waiter greets and serves a table. The soup was very good, but the main courses were average. I could have probably eaten this at Olive Garden or Tuscany, or even TGIF Friday's. I got the Chicken Vesuvio which was not bad but like I said, nothing out of this world. I had to ask 3-4x the waiter to bring my refills for my soda.
So overall, I think this place is overrated and the service could definately be better. We will not be coming back here.
Terrible experience- over rated- skip it! – I had a terrible experience at this restaurant sitting next to someone the waiter proudly said was a "celebrity" - he wasn't anyone famous as far as I was aware- but the reaction...or should I say, non-reaction by the staff at this restaurant was a real disappointment. This "celebrity" was drunk, rude and terribly offensive insulting others at nearby tables. The staff was fully aware but chose to ignore the situation. No apologies, no concession on the check and no thank you when I got up to leave. All this and the food was very average....I could've had the same meal at a mall food court and saved myself the torture. This restaurant is over rated- I'd take a pass if I were you and go somewhere where everyone is respected and ill mannered patrons are shown the door regardless of their "celebrity" status. Best recent dining experience in Chicago is Hugo's Frog Bar (great crab legs and lobster), Chicago Chop House and BICE...they each know how to treat their customers and the food was phenominal! a far cry from Rosebud...uck
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