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Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

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(90 Reviews)

1028 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 266-8999

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Today: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tomorrow: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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General Info
Unbelievable food, efficient & fun service, & the highest quality products available, served in an exciting setting, seems like a simple equation for a great Saturday night out. The difference at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse is that this is a nightly occurrence with the same excitement & weekend energy found every day of the week. As thousands before have discovered, it only takes one trip to get you hooked.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (312) 202-0597

Primary Phone: (312) 988-9021

Primary Phone: (312) 787-5649

Phone: (312) 988-9021

Phone: (312) 787-5649

Fax: (312) 787-5649

TollFree: (866) 442-7664

Payment method
mastercard, discover, amex, visa
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhoods
Central Chicago, Near North Side, Gold Coast
AKA

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse-Chicago

Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse

Gibson Steak House

Categories
Steak Houses, Barbecue Restaurants, American Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, French Restaurants, Bars, Bar & Grills, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Valet

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Barbecue, American, French, Take Out, Steakhouse, European, Seafood, Continental, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, MicroBrews, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

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Rebecca Solis

08/15/2011

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Overall
Great atmosphere

I had the the steak medium-rare, a shrimp appetizer, and the chocolate ice cream for desert. I loved it all very much. The atmosphere on Tuesday night was mostly executives on business.

jmtm21

12/16/2010

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Overall
Good as always! Top notch service and steaks!

Would get five stars except they're a little slow with quoted reservation times. On a Saturday night I had a 7:30pm reservation, did not get seated until 8:15pm. Of course we just had drinks from the bar so it was not a problem.

Great steaks and our waiter, Alejandro, was fabulous. Everything's great here. Will return soon!

davidjohnson

11/02/2010

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Overall
Great Restaurant

We ate at the Gibson's in Oakbrook but overall great restaurant. Great atmosphere, great food, great service. I ordered the New York Sirloin, medium rare and my wife ordered the Yellowfin Tuna. For sides we ordered double baked potatoes, a vegetable combo and sauteed spinach. For desert we shared the Macadamia Turtle Pie. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection and the drinks were strong. We will definitely be back again.

Ste1

09/23/2010

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Overall
Dragged there

We have a friend who likes going there and we've joined him. It's overrated. The steak was bland and dry, poorly prepared. The deserts we’ve eaten there have never been very good. The roasted chicken on the bar menu is decent. There's much better restaurants in the area at that level. The outside dining is pretty fun, the interior needs updating. We wouldn't go back on our own.

TMIC

08/24/2010

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Overall
Amazing steaks

This place is the best for steaks and service. The WR cut and prime rib are amazing

Amber Gibson

07/20/2010

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Overall
Not impressed

I was not at all impressed with my meal here and after hearing such good things and with the high prices, I expected much more.

To start the meal, our water was overflowing and splashed all over the table when the waitress brought it to us, and there was not even a slice of lemon or anything.

The bread was okay, we were given three different kinds and the raisin bread as well as the multigrain sourdough were good - probably the highlight of the meal, which is kinda sad when you're paying $30+ for the entrees.

The house salads that came with our entrees were absolutely pathetic. Worse quality than fast food restaurants. Wilted and brown romaine lettuce with a few strings of carrots and purple lettuce, one cherry tomato, and one slice of cucumber. Honestly, if you aren't going to at least have mixed greens or something more interesting, don't even offer a salad. It just ruins my impression of the restaurant as ""fine dining.""

I had a petitie filet mignon, which was really tiny, and came with a huge spear of broccoli as well as really gunky hollandaise sauce. I asked for my steak to be cooked medium rare but it was closer to medium/medium well. Not a huge problem, but still, not what I expect from a steakhouse of this caliber.

My friend had the soft shell crabs sauteed with vegetables and sesame soy sauce. The crabs were nice and tender, but there was way too much sauce and she was really thirsty even hours after our meal.

Smith & Wollensky is a better steakhouse, especially if you're ready to spend this kind of money. I was completely unsatisfied with my meal here.

UglyDoc

04/18/2010

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Overall
Steakhouse with an attitude

This is the happening steakhouse plus more. Lots of people at the bar with piano player. Real energetic. Grey Gose Martini was weak at best (watered down), but the food was amazing. Enjoyed the Prime aged Porterhouse w/peppercorn and Prime bone-in rib-eye, both were done to perfection. Other dishes we tried include twice baked potatoe w/sour cream, chives and chedder, as well wedge w/chopped tomato and onions.
The restaurant itself is packed on a Saturday night. Tables are tight but comfortable. Booths occupied by downtown regulars. The wait staff is polite and orchestrated by an invisible management. Server was Mario, he made us feel rushed and sneared at our food choices and was almost comical. He ignored several requests and vanished.

Gesq

09/12/2009

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Overall
It's Classic for a Reason

The only thing better than the steaks here (never had a bad one - always cooked to perfection, in my opinion) is being able to enjoy one on the sidewalk on a balmy evening, watching the colorful Rush Street crowd walk by.

This place gets slammed. I'd recommend arriving early. Otherwise, expect to wait. The bartenders are great and can actually make a proper drink (unlike some of the models that some places use).

If you're feeling casual and not in the mood for a proper steak, but still feel like eating something that had parents. Try the filet sliders. They're insanely good. Also, the crabmeat avocado is great.

ethanmc

02/25/2009

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Overall
good steak

I tried Gibsons out on valentines evening , just this past one.. We both thought it was great . It had a good vibe, lots of people, a guy playing the piano in the lounge ,it felt like it was the place to be. I made reservations almost 2 weeks ahead fyi . The milet mignon was very good. Definetley on of the best steaks ive had. every thing else was pretty basic. The waiter was a bit harsh. The cheese potatto is huge. but pretty plain tasting.. But i would deffinetly say its worth checking out.. Its in a fun area of Chicago, lots of stuff going around . lots of good steak houses in Mag mile probably should just check them all out...We both give it a B

Oldstyle

02/23/2009

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Overall
Ribeyes

good food with great atmosphere. have never had a bad meal here. even if you just have a drink at the bar, you'll enjoy

jaydre

01/18/2008

Overall
A+++

Wonderful place to go for any occasion. Mouthwatering steak. Excellent atmosphere. Nice workers and decent prices.

james1970

11/30/2007

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Overall
You go for the atmosphere, not the food!

Made the trek to Gibson's. This is a hard one to review. First off, it's a cool place where you will definitely see any celebs in town for whatever the reason. The place is always brimming with people and does have a good bar and a fun vibe.

Here is the problem. The food is overrated and the service and the attitude goes a long way in me giving this a below average rating. I gues because there is so many people walking in the door all the time that Gibson's doesn't have to go out of their way to make you happy. I just didn't get the feeling that the place really cared if I was there, enjoying myself, or not.

Foodwise, yes it's good. But its not great. Its just the attitude that turns me off. I actually had better luck at the Gibson's in Rosemont. Better service, more friendly staff, and i thought the food was better.

Go to Gibson's if you want the ""see and be seen"" arena. If you want a good steak, there are better places in Chicago without the attitude.

mchillsmotorcycles

09/01/2007

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Overall
Rome to Chicago for a recommended Steak from American Bob Poulsom, Shame the food wasnt up to his re

Flew from the Beverley Hills Hotel in Rome on the advise of American BOB Poulsom, unfortunately was a wasted journey as food was not as expected and service was poor. Sorry BOB but wasted $1200 on a flight to taste your recommended food. The steak was done the way they wanted it not the way I wanted which was a big dissapointment. Celebs present but hey, I was there to eat good food. Shame I looked forward to it after the big run up giving by Bob In Rome. No hard feelings Bob and your Girlfriend is lovely Bob.

larry_lapine

05/14/2007

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Overall
A GIANT DISAPPOINTMENT!

After travelling to Chicago for over 25 years, I had the opportunity to take several guests to the ""famous"" Gibsons last Friday evening. We had reservations for 8 p.m. for 6 people, then during the day 2 more people joined our party. I called ahead to advise Gibsons, and the hostess said to come in and they would have no problem accomodating us. We arrived at 7:45, and it wasn't until 9 p.m that we were seated and nothing was said to apologize. They sat us in the corner where it was so noisy we couldn't even have conversation with each other. Then, 2 out of 8 people got their food right away, and the rest waited at least 20 minutes more. The manager eventually did come to us and apologized and gave us free desert. However, for spending well over $300 for dinner, my guests were extremely disappointed and probably will never want to return again. It was a total disappointment for all.

jonniechan

04/26/2007

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Overall
Avoid Completely - Rude Service

I went here with my girlfriend several weeks back. The staff was snobby and the food was like any other steakhouse. I would rather go to Ruth Chris's or Chicago Chophouse for steak and ambiance than Gibson's. This place is overrated.

abbie27

01/08/2007

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Overall
Best steak in the city! Fun atmosphere.

Gibson's is one of my favorite steakhouses in the city. The food is so good. I highly recommend the filet as well as the mashed potatoes. The desserts are out of this world - try the Muddy Bottom, which has oreo crust, ice cream and macadamia nuts. Definitely a fun place for dinner as well, with great people watching.

mtibbens

11/25/2006

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Overall
Fantastic Service! Great Food! Pretty People!

WIth those three things - how can you go wrong? Our waiter, Richard, was incredible - try to get him. He's very helpful, devilishly funny and will take care of your every need. The food is amazing. The steaks are done perfectly, at just the right temp for the natives, servings are huge and the martinis wash everything down nicely. It is true that they're a bit more expensive than the average restaurant - but who wants average?

darkhawk5

11/22/2006

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Overall
Good food, too crowded

Gibsons is obiously a Chicago landmark, and for that, it stands to reason that there is a lot of interest in the restaurant. It's almost impossible to get a reservation, but if you do, the food is great. My only complaint is that we couldn't get reservations for months. Aside from that, the food is great, but I think there are other comparable places, too, without the 9:30 PM dinner.

ppeter54

11/17/2006

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Overall
GREAT BAR

You will always have a great time at this restaurant. The bar is always lively with wonderful bartenders. The steaks and deserts are fantastic.

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