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“Tapis style” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rugans

Rugans
921 Toft Ave., Antioch, IL
18478380011
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Ranked #18 of 61 Restaurants in Antioch
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Springfield, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Tapis style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I were told this was a nice place to enjoy a drink, food and live music. This is a small place with limited seating. We chose outdoor seating and service was great. Menu is $7-12 per item. Food was nice however for me a little too much salt used. (I never use salt when cooking) We enjoyed a nice evening here. Worth a return trip.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Rugans' Rocks!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Only place to have a great martini! Beer and wine selection is huge - but the martinis are outstanding. The tapas are great. The place is small, but cozy. Cool seating - check out the "private areas". Live music is great - love it! Great place to take out of town guests. You can go in your little dress or jeans - either are welcome.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Antioch, Illinois
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“We go here for the awesome beer selection!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My fiancé and I have been to Rugan's many times, primarily to partake in a couple adult beverages. The beer selection is the best in the area by far. The bartenders and wait staff are also top notch. If you aren't familiar with the Antioch area, there aren't many upscale options and Rugan's creates a nice upscale atmosphere without the pretentious vibe you get in some of the Chicago Martini bars. The food selections are great and we sometimes get an appetizer but you could certainly have dinner as well. But again, we like to have drinks here. Friday night there is also live entertainment-typically a one-person singer which adds a nice touch to the experience.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Antioch, Illinois
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“Great food and awesome bartender!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Not your typical bar food. Really delicious fish tacos, sliders, cheese plate, quesadilla, fish dip etc! Bartender Johnny "Woodchuck" is fantastic, he really knows his stuff about wines, beers, and mixology! They just started offering Sunday brunch, can't wait to try that!

Visited May 2014
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Antioch, Illinois
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“Great Tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great martini bar, with good wine list. Great place to take friends for an evening of good drinks. Music can be a little distracting but otherwise a great bar.

Visited November 2013
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