True
True

True

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.truemontgomery.com/
  • Phone: (334) 356-3814
  • Hours of Operation:

    Happy Hour MON-SAT. (Bar Open Only) - 4:30 - 6:00
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday - 11:00 am - 2:00pm
    After Hour Bar Menu THURS-SAT. (Bar Open Only) - 9:00 - 11:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Wesley True, James Beard Award Nominee
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Adjacent to the bar and main dining room, the TRUE Private Dining Room offers privacy and personalized service for business groups, parties, or any type of gathering. The Private Dining Room features seating for 16 or reception space for 30 guests. With its own restroom and entrance directly from Cloverdale Road, it is ideal for those seeking privacy and special attention.

    Whether it’s a party for 10 or 150, TRUE excels at hosting private events with special attention to our guests wishes. With a Private Dining Room, large sections of the main dining area which can be curtained off, or reservation of the full restaurant, TRUE can accommodate the event of your choosing. From weddings to board meetings, large events in The A&P Courtyard to a special evening with friends, we look forward to seeing you at TRUE.
  • Private Party Contact: Savannah Hamilton 3343563814x
  • Special Events: Weddings, Birthday Parties, Showers, Corporate Events, and much more.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cloverdale Road and Graham Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from True
True features farm-inspired, adventurous cuisine by one of Alabama's most acclaimed chefs. Executive Chef Wesley True creates the dinner menu seasonally to offer the freshest ingredients available, sourced from truly local growers.

Wesley has worked with leading chefs including John Currence, Bobby Flay, David Bouley, Marcus Samuelson and many others, and was a 2011/2012 James Beard Award Nominee. True focuses on professional service, a relaxed yet sophisticated dining experience, and food that is completely unique and exciting in Montgomery.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
True reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (77)neighborhood gem (67)special occasion (57)romantic (52)good for groups (31)notable wine list (24)hot spot (23)great for outdoor dining (14)great for brunch (11)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Welcomed like an ole friend
    Gwen
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Loved the atmosphere and service. Waitress was very helpful and welcoming. Food was unique and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    AFdoc
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Have to admit we were a little scared when we pulled off the highway but this ended up being a great find. The food was great! Our server left some to be desired. We overheard the server at the next table talk about the specials. So we asked ours about the specials. He gave some cheesy line about how all the food was special. We then told him that we overheard the other server talk about the ribeye special. He had to go back to the kitchen to ask and then came back. Some other humorous events with him. He just didn't know what was going on. Thankfully the food made up for it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True is truly an Alabama gem!
    Theclamrocks
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This establishment is superb. The food choices were varied and each dish was fresh and cooked to perfection. The flavors and textures were blended to yeild an incredible result.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a party
    Chowhound
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    How do you make a birthday special for a 92 year old ? Well her grandson (my son) wanted to take her to True. I really did not think she would appreciate the ambiance and outstanding food. I was wrong she absolutely loved it. The food was divine and she had such a wonderful time with friends and family. The waiter was so attentive to our every need. Thank you for making this the highlight of her day. Yes , she did have a sign that sat on the table in front of her all night that said " I'm ninety two...and you're not !" A fantastic restaurant for a fantastic lady !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected Treasure
    SubZero
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Wednesday evening after the meeting that had brought me to the Montgomery area had concluded, rather than driving to Auburn for dinner with my colleagues, I opted to find a suitable venue for dinner on my own. A quick search of TripAdvisor.com revealed what appeared to be several desirable options nearby. However, the farm-to-table approach of the True concept caught my attention, and the review of the online menu sealed the deal. I sampled items from the appetizer, small plates, large plates and even an incredible dessert selection. The food was outstanding and diverse in its variety. The service was excellent and the venue itself could not have been more elegant yet subdued. True certainly sets itself apart as the choice for foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dave
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food was better than average. The service was absolutely terrible.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Southern gem
    Friedchickenskins
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    What a great night with friends! Food was exceptional as well was service and ambiance. We will go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not miss the desert
    1BigDrum
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    from the home made white chocolate pieces, to the made fresh whipped cream to the Torte itself that was cooked to perfection. don't go there without having it. worth the ten spot, for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all the way around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Our visit to True was excellent in every way. The food and service were exceptional. I felt like I could eat healthy away from home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly magnificent
    Bebacksoon
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Best food and service in Montgomery!! Deserts are to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem
    romart03
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    An upscale dining environment with a fresh seasonal menu. The best food I have found in Montgomery to date. Try the crawfish appetizers and the peanut butter pie!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, excellent service
    travelerfarandwide
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We picked True from a search on the internet. Only planned to stay one night in Montgomery and wanted to eat at the best place possible. We were not disappointed! Catfish appetizer, A+, Fried Chicken skins, A, little overpowering in Buffalo sauce, maybe an option to have without buffalo sauce would have been better, New York Strip was a definite A+. My husband ordered a duck confit dish that was superb! You will not be sorry!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable satisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I'm Extremely impressed with my recent visit to true restaurant! The Food was prepared excellent every taste was beyond words of description! I am recommending to all I know to try this restaurant! Can't wait to bring my guess here in November. I'm a west coastern, I can now introduced them to a seafood dinner here that'll rival the Bay Area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TRUE-ly Delightful!
    summitgem
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at True last Friday nite - arrived a little early and had an enjoyable half hour at the bar before being seated at a semi-booth table - lots of activity on a Friday nite with a range of dress from jeans and shorts to tuxs and formal gowns - interesting mix of guests. The menu is well balanced, the portions are perfect and everything is well presented. Service is very attentive - we were there for almost 2 hours and didn't feel rushed in any way, but the wait staff were always there to check on us. You have to try their signature Crawfish Beignets - no need to say more! A thoughtful wine list completed the fine evening at True. We happily recommend True, and will definitely return next time we're in Montgomery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    enjoyfellowship
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The waiter did not put in our salad/soup starters order. The entrée I had was cold. The others in the party were satisfied.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • To Die For
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our first visit to True, and now I wonder why we waited so long! This was the best meal I believe I have ever eaten. My husband and I shared the Filet Mignon and the Grouper, which were both paired nicely with sides prepared in different ways than I am used to eating them. It was quiet enough for us to have a conversation, and the waiters knew the answers to all of our questions. We can't wait until next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truly fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great food, amazing service, perfect for almost any occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Al fresco dining
    Hyphen
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We sat outside on a beautiful evening. The waiter was very entertaining and with his recommendation - I tried the Cobia. It was delicious and of course the peanut butter pie was it's usual decadent self! We live in the neighborhood and very pleased to have a wonderful place within walking distance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diamond in the rough
    meggypoo
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Found True through OpenTable and what a find. I was traveling through and was looking to avoid the chain restaurants. True is a top notch restaurant. Everything on the menu was fresh and the staff was very professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George H
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Very fresh Farm to table ingredients. Takes inventive approach to seasonal cooking & presentation. Waiters are friendly & well trained to make your experience wonderful. When you receive your dish, you can appreciate & see how the kitchen staff takes great pride in what they are sending out to their customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    Mamba
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our second time here and it certainly won't be our last. Great selection of food and drinks with excellent service. The first visit we had children and received the same great attention without them last time. Great place for a date night anytime, but it's family-friendly for an earlier dinner. Haven't had one dish that disappointed! Try the chicken skins that aren't on the menu - if you even remotely like hot wings you will not be sorry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    ilovefood
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was good. Everything came out as ordered. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    AustralianSolo
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Solo female travelling through the Deep South - True was the perfect choice to celebrate my birthday thousands of kilometres from home- between the lovely waitstaff - he knows who he is - the ambiance and the food, I had a memorable evening. Thank you for peanut butter pie!! I dined on the evening of September 9
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We went for my mom's birthday dinner. Everything about the meal was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • True is a gem
    SHWP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I had read a short article about this restaurant a year or so ago. When I found out my husband had a business trip in the area he booked reservations for us for dinner. I had the Ginger, Peach and Shrimp salad. All the ingredients were fresh and the combination of flavors was delightful!My large plate was the Fish of the day, which was Red Snapper. The fish was cooked perfectly and the vegetables and corn puree were wonderful. My husband had the New York Strip and Fries which were cooked medium. The restaurant is a great place to go for a special occasion as the atmosphere is private and romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love True!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is a favorite of ours! Food is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How I count the ways..
    Malissa
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Every element of dinner from request on Open table for specific seating to the decandant and smooth peanut butter pie was perfection. Crawfish beignet was so delicious with large crawfish in it, ginger peach shrimp salad had the most subtle and delectable ginger dressing. All else was perfectly cooked, plated and served. Too good to miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice Atmosphere
    Beenhereawhile
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The atmosphere was great. We visited the restaurant for my wife's 28th birthday. Food was not the best that I have ever had but still good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food!
    Lele
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I would definitely recommend this resturant !! It is one of the top ( if not the top) dining experiences in Montgomery !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Im a working class kid. I walked in and there was no salt on the table and my wife explained "that is how it works with great chefs." I said ok and we started down our food journey. Our waiter was amazing. Like the butler from Mr. Deeds. He was always there when we needed him but not a hinderance at all like those waiters that take away from the intimacy of the night. The food was better than anything I've had. Number 1 meal ever. So we had our top two meals of all time. Now here is the kicker! The prices were not crazy at all. We had 40 dollars worth of booze and two seperate appetizers two great main dishes and desert and we looked at our bill with open jaws... this should have been a 300-400 dollar meal. It was less than half that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, great atmosphere
    Rusty1099
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was excellent. My wife had the Pork Chop. I had the bouillabaisse . Both were very good. He does have slaw on top of the bouillabaisse which didn't care for. Watermelon small plate was awesome as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner 4 Andrea's Retirement
    eatingwell
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We celebrated Andrea's retirement after 35 years with the VA. The food was great, my beer tasty. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. After we split a salad, Andrea had Cornish Hen and I had two small plates: shrimp with lettuce wrap and lump crab meat with squash. The only strange thing was that at first the wait staff brought out watermelon instead of the crab meat plate and then brought out a salad with shrimp. The third time was the charm, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    Boswell
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our three year anniversary here. The staff congratulated us upon arrival, and we were thrilled and surprised to have complimentary champagne brought to our table. The service was outstanding because our server was very knowledgeable about the menu, and she also made sure that the food was brought out at the perfect times throughout the meal. All aspects of our meals were phenomenal, and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was decent but the service was not good at all! We had reservations and it still took them 30 minutes to have us seated & the place was not even packed. They made us felt like we were not welcome there at all! A bunch of snobby people and the waiter did not take care of us at all! I will not be spending anymore of my money in that place!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    was there for the first time at restaurant week. Everything we ordered was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent evening for my wife and me- great food and service. unique experience
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly good, truly pricey.
    GimmeRed
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband and I went here as splurge. And though we knew it would be pricey, we didn't think the food and the amount you got was worth as much as we paid. However, it is a fantastic restaurant, and our server was amazing! (Sorry I can't remember her name.. She has glasses?) I loved the farm inspired food, as well as the wine selection. You should definitely give True a try, just be ready for a splurge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MDB1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was delicious. Our server was awesome! We thoroughly enjoyed the supper. The Sunday brunch is fantastic as well!
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    hot spot
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  • Fantastic evening
    Greatness
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our dinner was wonderful and service was excellent. Food was beyond our expectation. Great place for a date night.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TRUE-ly amazing!
    llhoward81
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have a monthly supper club with four couples. We always scout out the hotspots with great menus. True did not disappoint, it was classy as well as modern, sleek and an open floor plan. The drinks and meal were amazing and service with phenomenal--- highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate