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The Rosebud

1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4016
+1 312-942-1117
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  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

while all the dishes were excellent, the bartender was very gruff and unpleasant and they went from trying to rush us to very slow service. there are better Italian choices for less money and friendlier staff.

Thank rlern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were celebrating our engagement and had an amazing dinner last night. Our waiter Jay was great! He helped us pick out a nice bottle of wine and made wonderful suggestions for each course. The jumbo shrimp that we ordered for an appetizer were in...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

Loved the broccoli and shrimp pasta and the jalapeño steak. It was surprising and delicious! The server was also very attentive and friendly.

Thank Shelliu
Reviewed January 29, 2018

Four of us, each with something different, each got a taste. Food was good, fresh, and served with a smile. We were there in the afternoon, so it was not busy, we plan to try it again at a mealtime.

Thank D H
Reviewed January 22, 2018

While in Chicago for a hockey game we had lunch at The Rosebud on Taylor street. Service was first class and the food was wonderful. An historic restaurant with great atmosphere. If you are going to be in the area be sure to stop in.

Thank Greg H
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

Solid Italian restaurant on Taylor Street! I had the chicken piccata and it was very good. The service also was solid. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank wpbkc
Reviewed December 29, 2017

I was in town visiting a friend and had a craving for Italian food. My friend recommended The Rosebud and it was one of the best meals I've had in a LONG time. I had the lobster ravioli and my friend had the sea bass....More

Thank BFR1920
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Sea Bass and Pasta dishes were excellent. We had a great dinner, good wine and our server was very friendly and engaging

Thank Steve C
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

The place is an original and we finally made it there for a meal. Really enjoyed everything we had including the Linguini and clams, plus short rib ravioli. Good stuff all the way around. I would love to see a little more creativity but maybe...More

Thank EIU1980
Reviewed November 13, 2017

HUGE portions, excellent quality and taste. I was here for a large late night party and it was beautifully handled. One person raved about their lasagne and my sea bass was perfect. Unfortunately, I ordered the panzanella salad to start and it was really an...More

Thank annpriv
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Questions & Answers
Colleen B
December 14, 2016|
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Response from RQOwner | Property representative |
The valet service has a fee.
August 31, 2015|
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Response from Patrick W | Reviewed this property |
The portions are large enough for sharing. I do not believe there is a charge for sharing. This is a very customer focused restaurant, so I don't believe it would impose a sharing charge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4016
    (Laflin Street)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Pink Line - Polk Stop / Ashland Bus #9 at Taylor
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-942-1117
Located in the heart of Little Italy, The Rosebud is where it all began. With its classic Italian-American dishes and charming atmosphere, this is the Rosebud location that started a legend and became one of Chicago's most exciting destinations. With every bite of its iconic dishes-from the Chicken Vesuvio and Square Noodles to the baked clams and our tiramisu-you'll know why The Rosebud has been a favorite spot for food lovers and world-famous celebrities for 40 years. "Keep it simple, keep it good, and keep it coming" has been Alex Dana's philosophy since he first opened The Rosebud, and that philosophy has not wavered. At The Rosebud, with its delicious cuisine, generous portions, and celebrated hospitality, you'll get a taste of Chicago's history. And you're welcome any time.
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