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676 N Saint Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
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- Sun - Closed;
- Mon - Thu 6:00pm - 10:00pm
- Fri 6:00pm - 11:00pm
- Sat 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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4 of 5.0 from 28 reviews
price range:more than $50
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One of the World's BestTru is by far the most exquisite, impressive dining experience my wife and I have had in years (and we had just been to CT's). The cuisine was absolutely flawless and presented with such panache & style as to be breathtaking. The originality and creativity were spectacular. For food of such calibre, the portions were generous. Great cheese cart and stunning desserts, too. The service was impeccable and the ambiance scintillating. This place merits a 5-star rating! We have been to many top high-end establishments in the US and France (Michelin ***, etc.) and find that Tru beats them all.
after dining in some of the country's most highly rated restaurants and coming away disillusioned, we finally had the restaurant experience of a lifetime at tru! superb service, delicious food, artful presentation--it was all there. yes, it's pricey, but for a special occasion, i would take tru over trotter's any day.
To whom this may concern, My husband and I and 3 friends dined at Tru last night. I've never felt so ripped off in my life. I don't know how you could charge $17 for a cocktail!!!! That was the most egregious rip off. The food was good, but $90 for 3 courses of relatively small portions was outrageous. Three of us didn't like any of the offerings of hors d'oeurves, although 2 of us ordered 1 any way - the 3rd had a salad.....$90 for greens, meat and dessert!! Outrageous!! I've already told several people about our experience, and they were stunned with the $17 cocktail fee. Maybe we are the exception as the place was just about full on a Mon. night, but I think you should consider adding a 4th course of salads without raising the price. Also, the rolls were hard, and no flowers on the table or even a candle.
This is a good place to go if you can expense it. If you have to pay for it yourself, it's really not worth it. I went there two days ago and am still embarrassed that I spent over $400 on dinner for two. Seriously, it was $440 for two people with one bottle of wine. I do love to eat out and I appreciate great food, but there is no way anything can live up to the price. In fact, the entree's of our Seafood Menu was very average. The other small - really small- courses were good but there are only one bite in size. The service was overdone. I could barely carry on a conversation because there were at least two servers at our table every five minutes. The noise level is non-existent. I think I heard a ghost of music, but it was so quite I was afraid to speak. The waiters felt it too as the whispered at us. The room design was like a page out of the room and board catalog, not very inspired. Oh, they do give you a little footstool for your purse... big deal. Most of the food was really good, but the whole experience was cold, antiseptic, overly fussy and not worth over $400. It just was not a fun night out dining, which is one of my favorite things to do.
We went there because of raved reviews from others. Were we disappointed. If you like dining in a hospital environment, this is the place for you since it's all white and if you prefer to see gold fish swimming around the bottom of your appetizer rather to enjoy the real food, this is the place. We felt the food wasn't that good to justify the huge price they charge. Their wine steward was not too knowledgeable either. Don't waste your time here and go somewhere else.
Uniquely stands apart from Chicago's other fine restaurants such as Everest, Charlie Trotter's, Les Nomades, Trio, Spiaggio, and Zealous. It is an experience to be savored over 3 or 4 hours that integrates whimsy with luxurious dining.
It is definatly an experiance but why so expensive?? Life is short and good things are priceless; but paying $ 75 a bottle for a wine which retails at a local store for $ 12 is a crime. The food is good at TRU but over priced a party of 6 cost me a little over $1300.00. That is a lot and eventhough it was a pleasant experiance, But by no means justified the cost. If I had to rate the food I would give it 8/10, thr service 10/10 ambiance 7/10 and value 6/ 10.
The attention to detail is incredible, from the ambiance, to service, to the plate presentations, to the knowledge of the service staff.An incredible dining experience that you have to experience at least once in your life.
I have dined here twice in the past 2 month. Both times my wife and I were guests of others. I am certainly glad I didn't have to pay to eat here.I think this restaurant has an interesting atmosphere, a great wine selection, and a superb wait staff. I only wish the food was half as good. It is certainly prepared and served artistically, but for the price I would like something that actually tastes good. Both times we were served a caviar amouse buche that nobody found tasty. I had vension with an olive reduction and cocoa sauce. The meat was good but, the Olive reduction was so-so and I am really glad I had wine to wash the taste of the cocoa sause out of my mouth. I did have a scallop plate as an apetizer that was fairly good. Well we really enjoyed ourselves both times we visted Tru, we are going to pass on future invites. The quality of the food just isn't worth our time.
We have been fortunate to dine in many fine restaurants in Europe and the U.S. and have never had the experience to the level that we did at Tru last evening.The decor is quietly elegant. Our head waitor, Michael, was very sophisticated, yet warm and knowledgeable. ALl of the wait staff were attentive and let us set the pace in a relaxing way. It was obvious that they have been trained to anticipate every dining need of the guests.The food presentation was fascinating. Tastes were superb. Our overall experience made us eager to return for another special occasion.
My wife has always wanted to go to Tru and so we went with her sisters last weekend.Everything was great! We all went for the $95 3 course menu. The food was one delightful surprise after another with many things between the courses. The first course is an appetizer (you choose from six lines), next is an entry (again a choice of six) and the last is either a dessert or cheese selection. The staff was extremely nice and pleasant. The decor was very elegant but maybe not as warm as I might have liked, and we couldn't find the restaurant at first because we could not see sign. But overall, this has been one of the most memorably and best dining experiences we have ever had.
I ate here during the week of the food and beverage convention, and this was one of the most incredible meals I've ever had. After finding out my husband and I were in the industry, we were even given a tour of the kitchen! Top notch and worth every penny.Going in, I was most interested in Gale Gand's desserts, but I ended up being most impressed with the creativity of the appetizers and entrees. I ate so much that I literally thought my sides would burst. And every bite was worth the resultant stomach ache.
The semi-private table over the lounge is absolutely incredible. This is the way to enjoy TRU.
by Paul M.
Tru 2013 - 1 Michelin Star
Chef Anthony is brilliant.
See if you can't get Harrington as your server....
by Peter P.
Take a trip back to your childhood with TRU's Campfire of S’more!
by Lettuce Entertain You
Go for the tasting menu! It's particularly awesome when you blow your points from LEYE. Great, choreographed service. Amazing !
The finest dining experience in Chicago
by Bruce P.
Classy dining with a unique twist, TRU not only features artistic dishes, but also features works by world-renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and the like; be sure to look around!
by Davinci Virtual
An amazing culinary adventure, service is spectacular, and Chef Anthony Martin is a true craftsman, and artist.
by Kealan O.
Absolutely spectacular dining experience. Chef Anthony Martin amazes you with every plate. Chef's tasting menu and Valentine's Day tasting menu were both fantastic. Wine list includes 1800 selections!
by kate F.
Modern meets Midwestern at this chic Chicago restaurant that marries French techniques to local ingredients.
This high-end spot has the traditional fare (caviar, tartare) as well as a wide variety of creative new dishes: Moroccan-spiced Scottish salmon with Meyer lemon and Israeli couscous is a recent fave.
by Carly K.
Gale Gand makes the most amazing desserts; go with anything chocolate, especially her Chocolate Pots de Creme with Salted Caramel Sauce and Black Pepper Whipped Cream. Just delicious.
by Behind The Burner
Overall, a decent experience. I have 2 prime gripes, however. 1) I don't think anyplace is worth $150 per person for food. That's obscene. 2) Frenchie maitre d' is a major snob. Jacket required.
by Craig V.
Do the tasting menu and wine parings. Plan 3-4 hours, a fantastic culinary experience.
by chris m.
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