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Abreo Restaurant

515 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 968-9463
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Ranked #6 of 316 Restaurants in Rockford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Rockford, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I come to Abreo often for a drink at the bar, a small treat, or a full meal Rockford people are often scared away by 'tapas' but you will not leave hungry!! Paul and his staff do an excellent job and we have never been disappointed

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have been to Abreo a couple of times, only once of which I had their food. Overall, the food is excellent. This place is definitely a little pricey, but the dishes are certainly unique and taste fantastic. I ordered broccoli salad (which was phenomenal) but it most definitely was not worth the amount of money I spent on it.... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went for the first time recently. When we asked for a table we could only be seated in the room next to the main room. We inquired what the difference was and the server said it is displaying local art as part of a local festival. But she assured us the dining experience "was the same". When we went to... More

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

We chose to try something new for Fall Art Scene (a bi-annual art walk involving close to 40 locations across the city) and offer seating for those enjoying the event but also wanted to stay and eat. Also new to us was the fact that we were featuring art from children which created yet another unforeseen dynamic. This was miss-communicated... More

Chicago
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I took out of town friends here for dinner 1 night. They were definitely impressed with the food and atmosphere. We loved the variety, the night we were there had several dishes incorporating morel mushrooms. This was a pleasant surprise since morels are so rare & expensive. One of my friends was so impressed with her meal that she was... More

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Princeton, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Friends suggested we try Abreo Restaurant when we visit Rockford. We stopped in for dinner without a reservation. The place was full but the hostess encouraged us to stay at eat at the bar. The meal was outstanding, the service was top notch and dining at the bar proved to be a lot of fun. We met some very nice... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The restaurantvis tastefully done, good staff but the food was just ok. Had several dishes, just not worth paying $45 per person for food and still be hungry. Just don't get why they are rated so high. Seems like the place is for thenyounger an niave.

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

I should probably compose a proper "owner" style response to your review, but I'll just be honest instead. As a chef first and an owner, it really bums me out that you thought my food was just OK, OK food sucks and your right for calling us out on it. At OK I would agree it's not worth $45, but... More

Rockton, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food and atmosphere are lovely. For me one visit was enough. It is far too expensive on my teacher's salary and I would not spend the $ on my kids. It was awesome to splurge once! Definitely a night to remember.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Everything was great. The lamb sausage has a kick to it, and the seasoning on the tenderloin was incredible. The flavor of the tenderloin explodes in the mouth, probably due to its freshness. The cheese plate and side of olives were also very nice. The wine was outstanding, and the service was also very good. Great ambiance.

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Oregon, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband and I went to Abreo for the first time on our 20th anniversary dinner. We were impressed! We split 4 small plate dinner items and 2 desserts. We enjoyed everything. Very unique and fresh combinations of flavors. Even better because the food is locally sourced. The staff was very attentive. Overall just a wonderful experience and a great... More

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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Address: 515 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61104
Phone Number: (815) 968-9463
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, Wine Bar

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