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Abreo Restaurant

515 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 968-9463
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Ranked #2 of 309 restaurants in Rockford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Abreo Restaurant (formerly Brio Restaurant), among other aesthetic updates, has recently undergone a name change. While we have a different look, our character, style, and vision remain the same! We are dedicated to constantly creating and refining our menus to bring you an exceptional dining experience.
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93% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Menu is always changing depending on the season, since Abreo believes in using only the freshest local ingredients. Venue is unique and friendly. Sit in the bar area for more casual fine dining and in the main dining for a more romantic feel. Or, if the weather permits, sit on the area's coolest patio!!! Service is fantastic! My friends and... More

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Rockford, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised that everything we tried was so good, I really wanted to lick the plate after each course. We are native Rockfordians but lived in the San Francisco Bay Area & this restaurant surpasses any place we went to out there because in addition to good, locally sourced food, the staff was really friendly & attentive.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Staff is courteous, friendly and attentive. Beef Tenderloin, apple salad and raspberry crepes with caramel drizzled chocolate cake were perfect. Rockford has a really special gem here.

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Paul S, Manager at Abreo Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and pics. Hope you guys enjoyed the show at the Coronado. Look forward to seeing you here again. More

Rockford, Illinois
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The food was tasty - we enjoyed it. However it wasn't the best meal I've ever had. We got the Roasted Eggplant plate, Butternut Pasta plate, and the French fries. All were good, no complaints except we did NOT like the white yogurt sauce that was dolloped on top of the eggplant. All were such small portions that you can... More

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paul s, Owner at Abreo Restaurant, responded to this review

While mixed with positive and negative experiences during your visit, I do appreciate the feedback. My apologies for the misleading info on our website about the specials and 3 star experience. I have corrected our website thanks to your input. I am confident that when you return (hopefully sooner then later) you will have an experience that matches your (and... More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This was the best meal I've had outside of the city since moving to the suburbs of Chicago. The Goat Cheese Crostini, olives, and Yellow Fin tuna were all of superior quality. The butternut squash pasta was delicious, and my dining companions raved about both of the duck dishes on the menu. My favorite was the spicy peanut noodles...the spice... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

the small plates were very tasty, I loved the beet salad and the Barramundi was to die for! I'll be back next time I'm in town for business!

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Rockford, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Chef Josh puts together some wonderfully-created and tasty dishes in an eclectic menu served by knowledgeable and efficient wait staff. I am not a downtown Rockford fan, but this place overrides my destination avoidance.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This menu promised SO much, but there was not one dish of the 4 things we tried that was not under-seasoned, unfortunately. Everything sort of came up bland, even though they should have been amazing from the descriptions. I don't mind paying for great food, but the food did not live up to the prices. I so wanted to root... More

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Lyons, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This review is based on a one-time visit. So I told my wife we should go to Rockford. Rockford???? Then I talked about the gardens and restaurants. Based on the reviews, we selected Abreo for our first night. This is not just a restaurant, it is an experience. A very sound wine list, including by-the-glass offerings. We first ordered the... More

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San Francisco
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised when we had dinner here recently. Had been here before when the restaurant had a slightly different name. The food is mainly farm to table and on our Tuesday evening visit was extremely well prepared and quite tasty. The menu is mainly small plates. We tried the Asian noodles, blue cheese flan (yummy), apple slaw, braised... More

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