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Tru

#487 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Magnificent Mile
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676 N Saint Clair St, Lbby 3, Chicago, IL 60611-2927 (Huron)
+1 312-488-2488
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18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable visit with a business associate attending a conference in Chicago. The restaurant was a short walk from the Marriott on Michigan Ave. The service was very attentive and informative. Excellent wine suggestions with a nice white burgundy for the starting courses and a wonderful Bordeaux for the later courses. The only issue was the music which had... More 

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Thank charles d
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Food and service was great. Only miss for me was a Truffle laced dessert but that is just personal preference. Really a 4.5 star review if that was possible. Only reason for not giving this 5 Stars was the prix fixe was too conservative for my tastes at $195 pp

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Thank ruegeale
SocialBD, General Manager at Tru, responded to this review

Ruegeale, Thank you for visiting us for Valentine's Day. We hope that you will come in to try the chef's menu in the near future. Please call or email me, Bill Powell, for reservations or to talk about your likes and dislikes from the menu you had last week. I can be reached by email at wpowell@leye.com or phone 312.202.0001 More 

Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

It has deserved the addition of a 2nd Michelin star. Tru has always had a wonderful reputation. Chef Anthony Martin balances complex and simple dishes perfectly in his 8 course menu. The vibe is posh, elegant, and romantic. The Andy Warhol that adorns one wall and the jacket required policy are extra touches that gives this place that overall high-end... More 

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Thank MarcBaschetti
SocialBD, General Manager at Tru, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us! We are delighted that you enjoyed the entire experience, including the ambience. We will share your review with the team and look forward to your next visit. More 

La Prairie, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

While this restaurant is receiving an amazing array of reviews, I was fortunate enough to be invited by my girlfriend at Tru on our first trip to Chicago. Being from Montreal where we are pretty fortunate by the quality of the dining scene, I had high expectations....and we weren't disappointed. The experience starts with how they welcome you and the... More 

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Thank FamilleRene
SocialBD, General Manager at Tru, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you with us over your visit to Chicago! Thank you. More 

Beijing, China
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281 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I had a good meal at TRU, taking the tasting menu and the wine pairing. Overall the meal was enjoyable and there were definitely amazing highlights- but a couple of the courses were a bit boring and lacked the inventiveness you would expect of a 2-star Michelin place. The service was impeccable, the sommelier making excellent choices throughout and the... More 

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Thank bjnomads
SocialBD, General Manager at Tru, responded to this review

Thank you for the detailed feedback. Please feel free to reach out directly to the restaurant should there be any further details you'd like to share. We'd love to have you back at Tru after the next menu update. Bill Powell 312.202.0001 or wpowell@leye.com More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

At Tru the friendly professional service, presentation, taste and ambiance combine for a memorable experience. It's the prefect place for a big celebration with your significant other. The problem with upscale restaurants i usually have is a pretentious ambiance that can override an otherwise good experience no matter the quality of the food. This is not so at TRU. Despite... More 

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Thank Michal F
SocialBD, General Manager at Tru, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us earlier in the year! We look forward to your next celebration! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Read a couple reviews that were pretty good and saw it on a "top" list from some website. Room is very different to say the least. Did the 8 course, Sorry to say not one course knocked out socks off; fish was dry, not much creativity. Service was friendly and did offer a nice red during the red meat course.... More 

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Chicago
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192 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Yes, it's great. Yes, I've read some of the "not so grand" reviews. And I'm surprised. We're not new to big hype, Michelin starred restaurants whether they're here or abroad. This is one of the finest dinning experiences we've ever had. The decor is beautiful - elegant and contemporary, but decor is a matter of taste. Food: Please... the preparation... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I had the distinct honor of dining at Tru on its opening night years and years ago when gastronomic dining was relatively new to Chicago. It was a glorious experience. I have enjoyed dined at Tru many times over the years and have always considered it a treat. Unfortunately its glory days are over. Until last night, it had been... More 

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Thank jameslazar
SocialBD, Manager at Tru, responded to this review

We hope that we were able to resolve your concerns over the phone. Best wishes and Happy New Year. More 

Bay Area
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The setting is very elegant. The service aspires to be, and nearly succeeds. The vision of service is a little muddled, or the elegant and composed vision is a little unreliably executed. The synchronized pouring of water suggests a choreographed experience, but the reality is very mixed. One gets the feeling that the staff is struggling a little with new... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$90
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 676 N Saint Clair St, Lbby 3, Chicago, IL 60611-2927
    (Huron)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-488-2488

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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