Legacy by Giovanni's
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.
Food and drinks superb, great ambience, wonderful to have a restaurant of this caliber in Rockford area
First impression was bad, since parking attendant was rude to both our couples. Although the sides were great,they’ll legacy sirloin was tough especially considering the price. Wait staff was not knowledgeable about menu. Slow service. Very very loud, so loud a table for 4 had a hard time conversing.
This was the best meal we have had in a long time and that includes in Chicago! The space is a beautifully redone Big Al’s nightclub. It is very tastefully done and more importantly it is comfortable and you have personal space to enjoy a fine dining experience. The menu is structured like a high end steak house, the portions are large, the steaks are a la Cart and the sides big to be shared. The steaks are pricey but they are excellent! My husband and I both had the Bistro Chateau steak, they were delicious. Our sides were creamed spinach and duck fat au gratin potatoes. The spinach was amazing and the au gratins were also very good. The service was excellent as well. Rockford has been in need of a fine dining steak house and happily this one is great!
Amazing steak - excellent sides for sharing. Will be the best meal you’ve had in Rockford. Cool and classy environment that rivals Chicago.
The food was absolutely delightful. The private side room was great for our party of 10. Quiet and intimate.
Butch and crew did a great job, food was outstanding! Had a guest in from out of town who had spent last ~ 3 months in Rockford on assignment, said it was hands down the best meal in 53 sittings.
Food was incredible. Service was very wonderful. Waitress gave us a complimentary cocktail to try. Very pricey so be careful what you order, but big portion sizes on the sides.
Another win for Giovanni's. We had a wonderful dinner recently. Our server, Zizi, was attentive and knowledgeable. I had a filet mignon and my husband had the scallops, our sides were the beet salad and asparagus. Everything was excellent. We loved the apple galette dessert (Zizi's recommendation) and ended up taking most of it home. It could feed six people easily! The menu is à la carte, so it is not an inexpensive night out, but the prices reflect the exceptional cocktails, food and service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Food was great, service excellent. Can't wait to go back
Excellent food and experience! Steaks were fantastic. Martini on the house was yummy. Nice touch.
Cocktails, food and service were excellent. The music was too loud and distracting. The music selection was very disappointing; more fitting for an aerobic workout at a gym than an elegant dining experience.
Fab appetizers, tender tasty juicy steaks. Awesome wine list. Gifted Chef Alan!! Bravo.
Great service from Annie. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was perfect for dining intimately.
Excellent service and delicious meal!
Best restaurant in Rockford! Delicious foods and large drink menu.