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Abreo Restaurant

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American, International, Spanish, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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515 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
+1 815-968-9463
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We had an amazing dining experience at Abreo last night. My vegetarian lifestyle was welcomed and accommodated to compliment my date's carnivore desires. Each dish was carefully put together with fresh and contrasting ingredients. The steak elotes were my date's favorite. I liked everything! We ended with two diverse and yummy desserts of raspberry crepes and warm chocolate cake. While... More 

Thank Shannon A
Surprise, Arizona
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206 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Having lived away from Rockford for a year, we made sure to visit our favorite restaurant for dinner. The chef has moved and so has the quality of the fare. The small plates looked even smaller than I remember. The prices are as high as before, but quality is lacking. I wish I could have written a review similar to... More 

Thank TomLuchetti
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a tapas place... this was not it. We were tired and hungry, so we decided to try it out. It turned out to be just a small plates type place, but a great surprising find! Great cocktails and small plates of delicious creations by their chef. My boyfriend and I were very happy when we left... More 

Thank Liz B
Monroe Center, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

Abreo is one of my favorite restaurants to go to in Rockford. Food is not terribly overpriced and excellent have excellent options.

Thank delleson
Freeport, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Longtime customer there for Valentines Day with my Valentine. It was OK but only OK. Dishes lacked the wow factor that it has demonstrated in the past. Sauces were heavy and a bit overworked. None peeked my curiosity or made me say "mmmm". It was fine. But at $200 for 2 people it wasn't actually worth the money. Never said... More 

Thank Pat G
paul s, Owner at Abreo Restaurant, responded to this review

Really bummed to hear the food didn't WOW you Sunday night. Our food is the cornerstone and foundation of our restaurant, and just ok doesn't reflect our vision. I personally worked the line and cooked all night, so I take responsibility and appreciate the honest feedback. Accountability helps keep us on top of our game, so thank you. I look... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

We went as always to split several dishes. Food was delicious as always. Had the tuna, lobster n gnocchi, Asian noodles and the duck special. Thank you as always for a wonderful night to Anthony and the chef!

Thank tmichelle83
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

We went in thinking Tapas and it's so not Tapas... it's just small plates to share... or not. Delicious dining experience! Great cocktails.

2 Thank Liz B
paul s, Owner at Abreo Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for shout out and positive feedback, we really love what we do and are glad you do too. Take care - Paul More 

Rockford, Illinois
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

From fresh truffles on homemade pasta to 3 course mushroom dinners, this restaurant brings you the best local and creative foods in northern Illinois. Whatever is on the menu will be delicious, intriguing, and the best quality you can imagine! Besides the food, the wait staff is amazing and the owner/chef is both friendly and down-to-earth. You must check this... More 

Thank ConnieRockford
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Loved this place for their vegetarian options. We had a great time and not to mention, excellent service. Tried the Peruvian Margarita too and it turned to be awesome.

Thank LavanyaKurup
Sycamore, Illinois
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160 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015

Located right on State street, this is another cozy establishment with a little attitude in Rockford. Solid and many unique options at the bar and on the dining menu. The menu is diverse enough to afford most anyone something they would like. Good job!

Thank Belikinbeer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Spanish, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-968-9463
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?