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Abreo Restaurant

515 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 968-9463
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Ranked #4 of 314 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
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
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
131 reviews 131 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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

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