True
True

True

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.truemontgomery.com/
  • Phone: 3343563814x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00pm
  • 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
Chef Wesley True's famed Mobile restaurant, TRUE, relocated to The A&P in Montgomery this fall. True features farm-inspired, adventurous cuisine by one of Alabama's most acclaimed chefs. Executive Chef / Owner Wesley True creates the dinner and lunch menus 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 Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
True reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)special occasion (64)neighborhood gem (61)romantic (54)good for groups (28)hot spot (22)notable wine list (18)great for outdoor dining (11)great for brunch (10)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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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  • 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
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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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    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!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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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.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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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
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    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
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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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    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.
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    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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    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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    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.
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    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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  • 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
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • 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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    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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    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!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Locally Delicious!
    KickyBC
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We were so excited to finally get an opportunity to dine at TRUE. We were celebrating a birthday AND an anniversary and had chosen TRUE based on articles and reviews and that the food was locally sourced and inspired. We were not disappointed. Our server was charming and accommodating. We selected a wide range of choices from the menu and all was fresh and delicious. One of our members has specific dietary concerns, and the chef made a special plate just for them that looked and tasted wonderful. The southern inspired entrees were fantastic and the shrimp and pork chops were tender and fresh. The crawfish beignets lived up to their reputation for being "to die for!" Great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Fine food
    F2FineFood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    1st time to True. Excellent food & service. Fine way to spend an evening out for fine food and conversation
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem of a Restaurant
    ejsund
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    After reading about TRUE in the Alabama Living magazine I knew we needed to try this farm inspired restaurant. Each dish we had was wonderful and exceeded our expectations! We had the crawfish beignets to start our meal, what a perfect beginning to our dinner! We each got a small plate, the Gulf Oyster Stew, which was amazing, there were 6 large oysters in it and the Marinated Squash with Lump Crab meat, so much squash and crab, it was a perfect blend of types of squash and flavors!!! Our Large plate meals were the River Region Burger which to quote my husband "This is the best burger I've ever had!" (He's had his share of burgers!) and I had the George Family Farm Pork Chop, it was tender and perfectly seasoned! We can't wait to return!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    aldi
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We came here to celebrate our sons graduation from OTS at Maxwell AFB. The meal was terrific, we shared two appetizers and the four of us each had different entrees. Each dish was delicious. The server was knowledgeable, helpful and professional. We enjoyed craft brewed beers with our meal and were very pleased. Absolutely the best restaurant in Montgomery.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Food
    Mamba
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent menu, decent prices, and great service. Not that many food options for children (no children's menu) and more of an adult restaurant, but the server was very helpful and kind to our kiddos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I enjoyed the service. The food was well executed, however our mac n cheese starter was cold in the middle, and I didn't care for the peach shortcake dessert, however my main course was very robustly flavoured, almost too much salt. But delicious nonetheless. My husband enjoyed all of his courses.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of Town Treat
    keladewig
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband & I were in Montgomery for a family reunion. One of my relatives is from Mobile & had dined at Chef True's previous restaurants there. So after reviewing the menu online, we agreed this would be a great choice for a group of 6 foodies. We had 8pm reservations. We had a very attentive and humorous waiter who took great care of us. The food was amazing. We started with the crab beignets (should have gotten a 2nd order of those little gems) & fried chicken skins which were tasty & zingy. Next was the heirloom tomato salad - a work of art as well as delicious. My entree was the River Region Burger w/ always addictive duck fat fries. For dessert, we ended with the yummy coconut cheesecake w/ almond joy ice cream.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat.
    Diner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food, service, and atmosphere are excellent every time. Chef True is constantly creating delicious and unique additions to the menu which makes ordering a tough decision! We like to eat inside for a quiet evening or outside for a more casual time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    What a great meal. Table of four and we each came away raving about our dish. Can't wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and great service
    FoodLover
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Had tomato salad, snapper, and my wife had shrimp & grits and crawfish beignets. Everything was delicious and the service was outstanding. The fresh baked bread was also good.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner
    PaulH
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    True has consistently been one of the best restaurants in Montgomery. My wife and I have dined here for birthdays and anniversaries. This last occasion was our anniversary. I had the Taste of Seafood which was primarily poached shrimp and maintained the theme with an entree of Summer Poached Seafood- mussels, shrimp, snapper. Everything was of high quality and paired nicely with a Vinho Verde white Portuguese wine.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    foodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Chef True is truly a genius! I have never experienced such a unique combination of fresh ingredients that all melded together in a perfect symphony of flavors! The food combinations on the menu were totally unexpected, but each bite was sheer scrumptious goodness! The portions were perfect and each offered a variety of food preparations. . .from marinated, sauteed, raw, fried, to ice cream! This is something that I have never experienced in Montgomery, AL! I can't wait for my next True dining experience! Oh, the service was impeccable, & the specialty drink was to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, atmosphere and service
    Tyler
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My wife and I have found our new favorite restaurant in Montgomery. The food was incredible, the service exceptional and the setting cordial. The locally-sourced ingredients were fresh and the dishes artfully prepared without being pretentious. The flavors were sophisticated, but familiar and therefore appeal to refined as well as simple palates. We couldn't have found a better place to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Thanks, Bryan, Chef True and the entire staff for a memorable evening. The braised beef and filet were very tender and perfectly prepared. The deserts were just as good as the entrees. The ice creams, which are made on site, were a wonderful complement to the cheesecake and peach shortbread desserts.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great birthday dinner
    dbreisch
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We celebrated my friends 40th bday and had a lovely time. The fried chicken skin was a fun, southern play on buffalo wings, and the beignets, the first I'd ever had, offered a nice balance of crispy and gooey. The said the burgers were the best they'd ever had, and I was floored by the shrimp and grits. The local beer was terrific. My only negative thing to say is I cannot believe this restaurant is in Montgomery of all places.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Anniversary Dinner
    Lo39Luth
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was our first time at True. We had an excellent dining experience. The waiter was outstanding in his knowledge and service. The chef's creations were unique, fresh and superb. Will return soon.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More Menu Items Needed at Lunch
    Fit4MEVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Only 5 entrees listed at lunch we saw nothing appealing in the selection offered that day. The only appetizers, salad or pimento cheese. Even skipped ordering desert, the 2 offered didn't work for us. We had looked for the lunch menu on their website & Opentable, but it's nowhere to be found. Wonder if the owner actually knows they are losing money in scenarios listed above. Don't get me wrong, the staff is great, the prices are very reasonable, only complaint the menu needs expanding at lunch and to be posted on the web for viewing.
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  • Best fine dining in Montgomery
    Patrick
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food here is exceptional and the chef does a wonderful job of using locally grown ingredients and keeping the menu fresh. We also love their cocktail menu -- you must try the gin and homemade tonic! The management and staff went out of their way to make this a perfect anniversary dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.