7) Tru from The Daily Meal's Top 7 Chicago Restaurants Slideshow

The Daily Meal's Top 7 Chicago Restaurants Slideshow

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7) Tru

The departure of founding chef Rick Tramonto for New Orleans left a few people wondering if new American restaurant Tru was still relevant to the Chicago dining scene, but Anthony Martin, who took over the helm as executive chef and partner in June 2010, has done a superb job of bringing his own style to the menu. While Tramonto’s dishes were often characterized as "playful," now Martin brings a more refined, technique-driven focus to items, thanks to his training under Joël Robuchon. Current menu items have a distinctive Japanese flair to them, including dishes like day boat scallop with hon shimeji mushrooms; golden tile fish with shiitake, yuzu, and togarashi; and Kobe beef with wasabi mustard.