I was only able to stop by here for a quick bite walking north but I can tell this place is a heavy hitter. Since our time there was limited we split the (appetizer) special of wood fired octopus and it was absolutely delicious. It being a Sunday afternoon we chose Bloody Marys to wash it down and I’d say, although in the pricier side (especially void of any toppings) it was one of the best mixes I’ve had in Chicago (and I’m a regular consumer of them 😉). Can’t wait to stop back for a more formal meal!Ryan Sullivan 4/15/2021
I took a customer to lunch. I have been to other Rosebud locations but never Naperville. I found the service to be exceptional. Nicolette, the manager, stopped by our table several times to make sure we were satisfied. She is very personable. Alex our waiter was very attentive. The food was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant.William M. 4/14/2021
Oh my! This spot was so good. We were just looking for a place for breakfast and ended up here. Best breakfast EVER!! I felt like we didn't have one server, all made sure we were ok and checked to see if we needed anything else. Highly recommend and definitely a spot we're going to again when we're back in Chicago.Charles Frison 4/12/2021
Oh my! This spot was so good. We were just looking for a place for breakfast and ended up here. Best breakfast EVER!! I felt like we didn't have one server, all made sure we were ok and checked to see if we needed anything else. Highly recommend and definitely a spot we're going to again when we're back in Chicago.Charles Frison (Takhar) 4/11/2021
I have wanted to go to Rosebud on Rush for years, like since I was a little girl- I'm 48 so this tells you I've been wanting to visit for a long time. I mean who can resist the cheerful bistro chairs and happy red and white checkered tablecloths that beckon you to zip in and enjoy the ambiance inside this classic Chicago restaurant? During the last weekend in March my boyfriend and I took an Uber directly there after some mid afternoon drinks at Gilt Bar. (Which is another establishment worthy of a five star review I must say.) I can tell you our visit was wonderful, sparkly and amazing, not just because the food was stellar and delicious but because the staff was incredible. My ex husband's family have owned Italian restaurants in the Indianapolis area for over 60 years so I have seen and heard firsthand what it takes to run a great restaurant, not to mention I've been fortunate to visit other fabulous restaurants all over the US and many places in Europe. I can tell you that Marco the maitre d', our server Francesco, the food delivery man Jaime and the busser and water glass filler Angel were an incredible team and made our experience so lively, fun, magical and relaxing all at the same. Sometimes you meet people in a restaurant and you just click- it was as if we all spoke the same language. People say there are 5 Love Languages...I personally have said for years there is a sixth love language and that would of course be food (pizza, in particular). Rosebud on Rush speaks the food love language fluently and effortlessly. I am not surprised they have been in business for over forty years and I cannot wait to go back!! Thank you to Marco's team for a night we will never forget!!Sofia C. 4/09/2021
My son and decided to make an impromptu visit to Rosebud's on Rush after a day of shopping and walking Michigan Avenue. I was surprised there wasn't a wait, as it was Easter Sunday. There were plenty of seats, which made things much easier for us, especially since we're still socially distancing. Prior to placing our order the server, Salvador, served us warm, crusty Italian bread. In an effort to keep everyone safe, the restaurant serves the bread with olive oil and parmesan cheese which comes in individual portion cups, which I appreciated.I ordered the 1/2 dozen baked clams and sautéed spinach. Both were incredible? I will say, the clams were rather small, but I would have paid double if they were standard entrée-sized portions. The menu didn't offer an ingredients list, but I was tasting butter, onions, parsley, (maybe oregano), and bread crumbs. Once I finished eating my clams there was enough of the butter stuffing to use to sop the remaining bread with. The spinach was cooked with olive oil, garlic, and other ingredients I was having trouble identifying, but it was fantastic and the portion was generous. My son opted for the meatballs and French fries. He tends to keep things simple. The meatballs were gigantic and cooked in a rich, but velvety tomato gravy. I sampled a small bit from his plate and it was divine! I've always liked Rosebud's and will be returning soon!Regina D. 4/06/2021
We went on a Tuesday and had a really excellent night out. The atmosphere is charming and the service on all ends matches that in every regard. It's so refreshing to go out to eat and feel comfortable not only because of covid precautions but also because the staff is doing everything they can to make sure that comfort is attainable. Thank you! Hugo at the bar was wonderful and attentive- Adam, introduced himself to us as the manager, and made sure everything was meeting expectations- and of course it went beyond them. We had delicious cocktails in excellent tumblers- love a great manhattan- especially in a great glass 🙂 details like that are important to me as a diner. The meatball salad and eggplant salad are destination dishes and the vodka sauce is my favorite of all the places in and around town- add crumbled sausage, get the homemade square noodles- incredible. Don't forget about the skirt steak either. And also a shout out to our young bus woman- she was truly an impressive young worker! They have an awesome wine list too. (with nice glassware to match as well :D) Thanks guys, it really was a 10/10.Dan Holloway 4/01/2021
Typically, I enjoy Rosebud dinners but they need to work out some kinks with their brunch. First, the basement environment where we sat was dark and musty. The smell made me think someone cleaned it with dirty water. There seemed to be 5 servers running around but not a lot of service attention until the end of our meal when were asked 4 times if we wanted boxes (while still eating). The jumbo shrimp cocktail is tasty but not jumbo. I would not purchase again. The crab cake Benedict was very bland but the smoke salmon platter had a beautiful presentation and plentiful accoutrements. There is no kids menu but they do have kids cups. I would not consider Rosebud kid friendly, and our high chair was removed while we were still seated. (baby was temporarily removed) . Our 5 yr old enjoyed the pancakes with whipped cream and her pink lemonade.Shauna Santare 3/28/2021
Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Our server Chris, was such an amazing guide throughout our dining experience. The food was outstanding. We felt so welcome and warm to the atmosphere (especially since it was our first time away from our children and during covid). Thank you so much for creating an evening we so truly needed.Jason Schultz 3/21/2021
I am only giving 5 stars for the quality of the food. The Alfredo and Pasta was great. The meatballs were very good. I didn't enjoy the salad and the dressing. So the negative to this visit was basically it was like a dance club/sports bar in one. The music was WAY TOO LOUD.... Therefore everyone in the restaurant was almost yelling just to communicate with whoever is at their table. My ears are hurting from the loudness overall. Unfortunately I will probably never go into eat inside again even though the pasta was one of the best I've ever had. I for sure would consider takeout though. Also one of the weird things I saw was this little old man who works there (perhaps owner or manager) take off his mask and seemingly wipe all the sweat from his face and grab the menus and place them at a different location then came to our table with a menu. Not sure why he brought the menu. But he was asking why I didn't like the salad. The wait staff was very nice and helpful.John J Jackson 3/21/2021
I'd give this place 6 stars if I could. Our first experience there - the first of many. The service was incredible. Todd was great! Attentive, professional, and very knowledgeable. The manager was awesome, too. My steak came out the wrong temperature and they were so quick to resolve it. They replaced it and it was perfect. The manager checked it himself before bringing it out. Loved that personal touch. The food - AMAZING! Definitely try the Bisteca Fiorentina Porterhouse. Worth every penny of the premium price. We'll be ordering that again! The char was perfect on both of our steaks and the flavor!! I wish we'd taken pictures. The presentation of that Porterhouse was impressive! Our daughter got the humble eggplant parmesan and loved it. Delicate breading and nicely sliced eggplant and oh so flavorful! From the moment we entered until we walked out, the experience was exceptional. It was my birthday and we wanted to try a new place! Gibson's is our normal 'go to' for special occasions, but Carmine's is every bit as good. I really can't say enough about this place! Oh - and their Covid intelligence was also excellent. Outdoor dining, as well as distanced indoor. Thanks for a great birthday dinner, Carmines!Melissa R. 3/21/2021
Absolutely love Rosebud for amazing Italian food! I tried their margarita pizza and 3 types of pasta- my favorite pasta was the seafood one with clams and white wine sauce. It's a bit on the pricier side but you can definitely taste the quality. Can't wait to come back and try more dishes.Christina H. 3/19/2021
The experience was great and my waiter Fernando was excellent! He knew the menu very well. I invited a close friend to join me for dinner, also I picked Carmine's last minute but I also put in for up North location. If you want to try something different like iconic Italian food and classic but Fancy with a twist with a great location this is the place.
A little bit pricey but it was absolutely worth it. What I enjoyed was that in the suggestion area of reserving your table with Opentable® I was able to add that I wanted an inside scenic window view and they gave me just that. A bit fancy but casual at the same time with it being located on Rush Street very diverse loved it.
I enjoyed a Moscow mule and the chicken parmesan with a Caesar salad which I shared with my friend. He chose the linguine but substituted the clams for shrimp and salmon and added broccoli and asparagus it was really good. I know that I blew my friend's mind away with this one.😊
Also I want to add I asked if they had parking nearby and I parked at Hugo's Frog Bar for $16.99. Carmine's was just a couple feet ahead I recommend getting parking.
I'll have pictures very soon
We ate at Carmines on Rush many years ago. I'm born and raised in Texas and this was the first really great, old-school, "maybe a wise guy has eaten dinner here before" Italian restaurant I had ever enjoyed. We had a great evening 15 years ago; I'll never forget it.Earlier this week, we were in downtown Naperville celebrating our grand-daughter's 11th b-day. We were in Barnes & Noble and I noticed "Rosebud" right across the street. She wanted pizza, and we wanted to see if the Rosebud franchise still had the magic. We were seated at our table with white tablecloth and she said, this place is really "fancy". (She is a big "Fancy Nancy" fan. Our server was an older gentleman who is of Italian heritage... perfect for a waiter at this fine restaurant!!She had a pepperoni pizza. Great sauce; perfect thin, crispy crust with lots of meat. My wife chose baked ziti. It came out in a small casserole dish - a HUGE lunch portion. She said it was excellent. I opted for the gnocchi bolognese. It was outstanding. Again, a very generous lunch portion. Their bread is also excellent - freshly made; warm; great crust!!We all had leftovers and plan to have them for dinner tonight and relive our dining experience.Now, I wasn't looking to spend $80 for a kid's b-day lunch. However, she loved everything about our lunch, so that's worth a lot to her grandparents!! Plus, we got 6 full meals out of this deal!! Thanks for doing it so "old-school" and so well. CiaoRich J. 3/10/2021
Our family dined this evening for the first time at Rosebud Steakhouse on E Walton and it met every expectation. We were treated like family from our initial encounter, atmosphere was relaxed and classic-yet upscale, food was incredible-all 3 courses, timely service, and price point was affordable. Highly recommend!Sarah DeKramer 3/07/2021
Rosebud is a tradition for my kids when we come to Chicago. They LOVE the giant, delicious desserts and who wouldn't? We recently came into town to celebrate my daughter's birthday. With Covid, I had made my reservation online months in advance to ensure we could dine in while we were in town for the weekend. Well, lo and behold, we show up and this dummy had made the reservation at Carmines down the road. Despite Covid, despite it being reservations only, despite it being a Saturday night, the lovely gentleman running the show fit us in as a party of 5. Amazing customer service, and it made my daughters night! Food was amazing as always. We will be back soon.Kate C. 3/07/2021