Legacy by Giovanni's
We ate there on Sat. 3/16 for our anniversary! The food was excellent. The reason I would not recommend it is that my husband and I both ordered steaks. His came out over cooked. So we ended up not really eating together since he didn't want mine to end up cold so I ate while he sat there. Since you order the sides separately, by the time his steak was brought out, the sides were cold. I had also ordered a sauce for my steak, which they brought out when I was half way through it. They did give us a free dessert, but still a little disappointing for the money spent. Everything is priced separately...break, salads, steaks, sides, etc.
We had a group of 8 people for a birthday dinner. Angel was our waiter and was vigilant to the end and handled our eccentric and diverse ordering.
Christian, the GM, was also gracious and very accommodating with inquiries on sourcing of meat and wine.
All in all, a welcome addition to Rockford and worth a trip and I would encourage Legacy to remove the sirloin from the menu...it just isn’t up to par with the other offerings.
Snake River Farms beef...winner winner!!
Thank you for the experience and we will be back!!
Do splurge on the wine list...Christian will provide great recommendations within your budget.
815 cake can be shared with 6 people easily!!
Good meal, my wife and I both the the filet and it was prepared perfectly. We will go back
My husband and I went to Legacy for our anniversary. We had drinks at the bar first and then a wonderful meal. The staff was very friendly and professonal. Everyone was very accommodating. We will most certainly be visiting this restaurant frequently!
Everything was great. But my friend from Chicago had a cocktail delivered with a fruit fly in it. When he brought it to waitress attention. All he got was an oh my. No offer of free dessert, discount bill or just eliminate charge for cocktail
Wonderful dining experience. You definitely get what you pay for. The best steaks we have ever had!! All the sides are huge and can be split between 2-4 people depending on ones appetite. Service was top notch. Will definitely go back.
Hands down best meal I’ve had in Rockford. And that’s 20 years of dinners!!!
Al continues to raise the bar for dinning.
It’s so nice to have an amazing steak house in Rockford! Everything was perfect. I had the Wagyu Manhattan strip. So good! We’ll definitely be back again and again.
Great food great wine!
Service was great - Food tasted delicious. Perfect night!
All the food from the wedge to the mac and cheese to the steak was top shelf. The complimentary cocktail was a nice touch too. Our server Butch was on top of his game all night. We will be back for sure.
FINALLY!!!! An AMAZING higher end restaurant in Rockford that has OUTSTANDING meals!!! My wife and I are SO HAPPY!! We usually drive to Chicago or Madison and now we have something close to home ... THANK YOU!!
Eating at Legacy was a wonderful experience. The food is excellent (although pricey) and the service is spectacular. I highly recommend this restaurant!
Menu not extensive, but adequate selection. Sides very ample in quantity and inexpensive. Entrees a bit pricey, but very nicely presented and tasty.
Delicious food very pricey for Rockford-Chicago prices. Would go again but for a special occasion only or only with husband. We took our family and bill was $380 with no alcohol
Great dining experience! The wait staff was very attentive and informative offering suggestions!
My husband and I had dinner for my birthday and it was amazing. The food was delicious and the service was awesome. We will definitely come again as well as recommend.
My wife and I dined at Legacy for the first time. The restaurant has been recently renovated and looked very nice. The wait staff was super attentive, almost too well rehearsed, but they were professional and friendly. Our food was well prepared, my wife and I had steaks that were prepared medium rare. The side dishes had such large portions that my wife ordered mashed potatoes and I ordered the grilled asparagus and we shared. The free drink to start things off was a nice touch. The wine list is lengthy. All-in-all a very nice dinner and a very good experience. Definitely a step-up from the typical dining experience in Rockford. We will dine at Legacy again.
The food was the only aspect of our meal that felt of good value. I would hope for better ambiance for the price but instead was seated closer to the table next to me than my date. Confused kitchen staff trying to serve us food before we ordered and couldn’t even remember the name of the dish he was trying to give me. The food was fantastic and that should not go unnoticed. At the end of the night I felt as though I had paid too much for a great chef at Chili’s best night.
Fabulous food, environment and staff! Danielle was our server and provided excellent service! Devon is a phenomenal bar tender!!!
Kim was absolutely on point with our service tonight! Our party of 4 was treated so well for our friend's birthday. We will definitely be back!
Open table failed to tell legacy of our reservation. Other than that the dinner was very nice.
The menu that is listed is the menu for alchemy not Legacy. Just be aware when you get there you will be spending a minimum of $50 per person. Our service was amazing and the food was delicious. It was very nice to have a night out in an upscale setting.
Our server ZEZE was amazing! She gave great service! The food was phenomenal and the complementary drink was a great treat. It was definitely the perfect place for a birthday dinner! Can’t wait to go back!
This is the second time I’ve eaten here. The first time, the wedge salad, Chateau Bistro cut steak and whipped potatoes were all excellent. Complimentary cocktail was very nice. No bread offered either visit. Second visit one 6 oz filet was ordered medium and arrived rare. Sent it back- waiter was gracious about it. Took forever to get it back and it still was not medium- same steak just cooked a tiny bit longer. Still more rare to med rare. 40 oz porterhouse not worth it. Mostly bone and the meat was rather fatty overall. Stick to the Chateau Bistro or other cuts. Whipped potatoes very good again. Cocktails are well prepared. Service is very good. Soup was just ok. Nice dining room and atmosphere. Parking is confusing- large part of lot roped off for Legacy and Alchemy but no way in and attendants waving you off even if that is where you are eating. Will eat there again anyway, but make sure your party sticks to medium rare steaks and simple cuts. New place so they need to get their steak doneness sorted stat. Porterhouse is a no go. Overall worth visiting.
Best steak and seafood in Rockford. Old school cocktails that are to die for. Best deserts I have had but to take it home in a box.
Disappointing. The wrong steak was prepared for my Wife so the right one had to be done. In the meantime mine was served. When her meal was finally served my steak had to be sent back to be reheated. All side dishes got cold, but salad wedge was great.
Butch, our server, was good but dealt a bad hand by the kitchen. A total cluster on our 50th anniversary celebration.
Food was amazing! Would definitely recommend for a nice date night, romantic evening or special celebration.
We went in Saturday night for a celebration. Our food was fantastic and the service was excellent. I had the Ribeye (brought a lot home it’s so big!) and my husband was going to order the Manhattan Strip and our server recommended the Bistro Chateau. It was phenomenal! I will be ordering that next time. We also had the chocolate cake which was a chocolate lovers dream - brought half home for later! We will definitely be back!
Legacy is my only destination for fine dining. It all starts w/ the food which is amazing. I own a business and i take all my guests there for dinner appointments. Everyone raves about the food, service, and atmosphere. it is an amazing dining experience.
The service and food was fantastic! We each had a steak (6 oz filet and 8 oz sirloin) which we’re both cooked perfectly. Both of us ordered a side (mac and cheese and loaded potatoes). Each side was easily big enough for two people to share and equally delicious. The cocktails were also amazing. Although it’s expensive, I highly recommend for a special occasion or a fantastic steak.
Food was very good. Our waiter (Butch) skillfully guided us through our drinks and menu selections. Nice experience
Service was wonderful without being too frequent. I recommend the New York Strip, which was fabulous.
Very nice, varied and unique menu. The food was outstanding!! We had great service!!
Great experience worth every cent.
Came to meet up with some old friends. We started at the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail. The bartenders are AMAZING!! So personable and hilarious!! Not to mention they know how to mix up delicious cocktails. Their presentation is perfection - Every detail is there- refreshing and beautiful.
Angel was our server. We are Hispanic so we loved that he spoke to us in Spanish throughout our experience. He took us on a tour of the menu and then brought us a complimentary cocktail.
Every aspect of our meal was great. The flavors and presentation were beyond what we expected. The steak was the best I’ve ever had - definitely recommend the cod!!! So different than anything I’ve had before.
Can’t wait to go back!! This place is definitely where you want to be if you want to eat well & experience a really cool big city vibe
The service was beyond great! The only thing that topped the service was the food itself. From cocktails, appetizers to the main course and dessert.
First time for a nice NYE Datenight. The service was phenomenal. From attentiveness to knowledge to etiquette. Donning was a great experience. The chef put out and outstanding menus and what we ordered was flawless. A little on the noisy side when busy and the booth seating is not the greatest for the person facing the wall, but overall an outstanding establishment and look very forward to our next visit soon...
We went for New Year's - It was certainly busy, but seating was intimate and it felt nearly like a private dining experience. The food was impeccable, we will certainly go back for date night, but the wait staff sets this place above the rest! Our waiter was attentive and genuine, and had great recommendations. The handcrafted drinks were perfectly balanced, and the wine selection is fabulous, for just a glass, or to share a bottle. The seafood tower and sides were fresh and cooked just right. Can't wait to try the steaks!
Beautiful room. Butch, our waiter, was awesome, with friendly, attentive yet not hovering service. Food was well prepared and served. The bone marrow French onion soup was a hit. Where can you go and be served a complimentary cocktail? Legacy is where.