TRU

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Details
676 N Saint Clair St (at E Huron St)
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 202-0001
French, New American
$ $ $
Hours
Mon–Thu: 6:00 PM–10:00 PM Fri: 6:00 PM–11:00 PM Sat: 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
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Rick who? At this point, founding chef Rick Tramonto’s departure from Tru is an afterthought. Five years in, and chef Anthony Martin has squarely answered any questions as to whether the restaurant is relevant to the Chicago dining scene. It is. It’s just the job of the rest of the country to catch up to what he’s doing. Tru’s cuisine is progressive French, and Martin has brought a more refined, technique-driven focus, perhaps because of his training under the legendary Joël Robuchon. There’s an extensive caviar program that boasts up to 10 hand-selected caviars, more than 1,500 choices from the wine cellar, and dishes from the $158 prix fixe menu that sound almost too good to share: encapsulated foie gras with Sicilian pistachio and blood orange; 72-hour braised Duroc pork belly with white bean and black truffle velouté; pearl pasta with aged Parmigiano-Reggiano, black truffle, and Black Forest ham; and beef ribeye, maitake mushroom, Tokyo turnip, and pickled mustard seed.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015

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Foursquare Tips

  • Modern meets Midwestern at this chic Chicago restaurant that marries French techniques to local ingredients.
  • Do the tasting menu and wine parings. Plan 3-4 hours, a fantastic culinary experience.
  • Fodors, one of our professional reviewers, says, "The caviar platter is served on a stunning coral display and the 14-course prix-fixe menu ... is enough luxury to make anyone feel like royalty."
  • Take a trip back to your childhood with TRU's Campfire of Smore!
  • 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!
  • Great staff! Great kitchen! Great experience!
  • Chef Anthony is brilliant.
  • The finest dining experience in Chicago
  • Thought it was nice however not for me. We have been here 2 X 1-for an event it was outstanding , for dinner 2.5 hrs too long The presentation was beautiful and food
  • Tasting menu and service were excellent. The monkfish and the squash soup--mmmm. Truffles made an appearance in many dishes, which I loved. Save room for extra complimentary dessert!
  • Service, tasting menu, wine suggestions and sommelier
  • Top notch service.
  • I would say unfortunately not worth the price, though some interesting presentation and good dessert
  • Sorrel and Buttermilk, a dish that resembles a terrarium, is one of the first things Tru serves on its $158 tasting menu.
  • One Michelin star
  • Opt for the 7-course instead of the full tasting menu - all of our favorite dishes were on there.
  • Do the tasting menu with wine paring!!! One of the best meal I've had in Chicago
  • Without a doubt, the most unique food presentation I have ever seen at a restaurant. The 3 plus hour experience is worth it for special occasions. A+ Service and taste.
  • The semi-private table over the lounge is absolutely incredible. This is the way to enjoy TRU.
  • Tru 2013 - 1 Michelin Star