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Abreo Restaurant

American, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Eclectic
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515 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61104
+1 815-968-9463
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Abreo Restaurant (formerly Brio Restaurant), among other aesthetic...
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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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
No contest - best restaurant in Rockford

Paul is the owner chef and he keeps the menu fresh and exciting. I have never had a bad meal here in the many years they have been open. You can eat on the patio when the weather cooperates. Get the duck nachos!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
MadisonJerry
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Madison, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Paul is the owner chef and he keeps the menu fresh and exciting. I have never had a bad meal here in the many years they have been open. You can eat on the patio when the weather cooperates. Get the duck nachos!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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80 reviews 80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our 20 something kids suggested this place as a tapas place they had been wanting to try. From the outside it doesn't look like much. Wow, what a pleasant surprise! Our server, Christina was a gem and pro. The food was amazing. Yellowfin tuna $14, morels $5, short ribs $16, soft shell crabs $17, sea trout $14, Asparagus Gazpacho $11,... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We returned to Abreo for Mother's Day and feasted on the incredible Scallops with Carrot and Mango Purée as a starter. We enjoyed the roast lamb, homemade pasta with morels and ramps, and the halibut was the best I've ever eaten. We split a delicate orange cake with raspberry sherbet and vanilla cream for dessert. Perfect!

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Machesney Park, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Hold on to Christina because she is amazing!!!! Girls night out, we had 5 girls well I feel like 6 because Christina felt like part of our group. She has a great personality, was personable made you feel like you were sitting in your own backyard. We wanted to take her with us lol... She's a keeper for sure!!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went to Abreo last week for dinner and really enjoyed the food. They have small plates, enough to share with your guest. But you will need a few to get satisfied. Very friendly staff to explain the dishes and drink specials that can add more value to the experience. Not as fancy as Social a few doors down but... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Ok...so the food is spectacular and the craft beers are remarkable...but nothing hits you like the "prelude to hell" bathroom this place has. Absolutely tipped me over. All I can say is "Duck Nachos!"

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Rome, Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took few friends to this restaurant for dining as it confirms to be one of the best in the Rockford area. Great wine selection Great food taste with international influence Great and cordial personnel Relaxed and cozy place with a good bar All friends complimented on my choice and will certainly go back soon when in town. Thanks for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The food and service were outstanding. 12 - 15 different dishes were brought out in "European tapas" style, as one was better than the previous. Will definitely dine in the future...

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Rockford, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61104
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-968-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Bar scene

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.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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