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True Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.truemontgomery.com
  • Phone: (334) 356-3814
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Southern, European
  • 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: Bobbi Heithoff (334) 356-3814
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "What a great meal. Table of four and we each came away raving about our dish. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We both got the shrimp and girts...which were very good. The sausage that was in it, however was too spicy for both of us...I would have rather had a lot less sausage and one more shrimp! We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This was our first visit to True but certainly not the last. The food was absolutely delicious, wait staff nearly flawless and the ambience was perfect. We will most definitely return."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Service excellent, awesome environment, modern approach. Did I say service was excellent? But food was pretentious and mediocre. Cheese plate app was good no complaints there. Chicken dish was confused. Puree potatoes came way too whipped with little hardiness to counter the veggies and chicken. Chicken was cooked fine but seafood sausage threw it all off. It was like southern food trying to be too fancy for its own good. Shrimp and grits was mediocrity. Should have went with the filet for 5$ more. Did I say the service was excellent? "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Once again, dining at True was an immensely satisfying experience. The oyster stew makes a fine entree after downing the tasty green salad. The snapper ceviche is otherworldly; nothing like it elsewhere in Montgomery. We always look forward to True! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The website said dressy, but the patrons were not dressy. Having said that, the dinner was delightful and the service was superb. We highly recommend the peanut butter pie with home made chocolate banana ice cream served over a bed of crushed peanuts. The banana is a very subtle after taste and quite wonderful. The pie itself is amazing. The portions are generous. This desert is definitely big enough for 2 or 3 people. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Always a treat and great experience to dine at True's. Service is outstanding and the food is comparable to the best you would find in a large experience. It never disappoints. Very fortunate to have such a dining experience in Montgomery. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "No review to post. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "True is an ABSOLUTE MUST when dining in Montgomery. They use only local, fresh ingredients and the experience is beyond description. Wesley True is one of the most talented chefs in the country. His creativity combined with an expertise in the culinary arts results in a truly remarkable dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "My wife and I ate at True for our anniversary Saturday night. We had eaten here before and enjoyed the farm to table, seasonal menu so we decided to come back. Again the service, drinks and food were outstanding. The food was creative, fresh and well executed. The Peanut Butter Pie with Banana Chocolate Ice Cream was amazing. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a most enjoyable evening with old friends on their 45th Anniversary. Choose early seating as we were afraid it might get too cold as the evening turned dark. The server did a very good job allowing an appropriate amount of time between courses so that our food did not arrive before we had finished the prior course. Allowed lots of time for talking and catching up with each other's lives. We choose the cheese small plate and it was suitable for sharing. Excellent choice, some homemade and all very tasty. Then the Shrimp and grits were great, maybe best we had ever had. The mixed berry Creme Brulee was a perfect ending to our evening. Will come back fairly often."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was excellent, great ambiance, and the service was absolutely outstanding. Took my wife there for our 2 year anniversary because I have heard that this one of Montgomery's best kept secrets and after my experience there, my respone to that is, "True"."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Fantastic food. Nice atmosphere. Servers did a good job of being friendly but not overbearing. We both enjoyed our meals and drinks. The crawfish beignets are worth the trip alone. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "This visit highlighted the rather creative Sunday menu which appealed both to gingers adults as well as children's needs. The grits and French toast both are wonderful. If you feel like something fried, then opt for the chicken on homemade biscuits with french fries."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I was visiting family in Montgomery. We were thrilled with our experience. The food was fantastically memorable! The service was gracious. The environment was elegant and calming. We appreciate the attention to detail and the use of local quality vendors. We will return! We were tickled to see that it was reviewed in the paper the next day."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We've enjoyed True since it opened, and it just gets better each visit. The snapper on this past trip was simply superb, and the accompanying fat asparagus spears were perfect. The green salad, added to the menu only recently, remains an excellent and welcome side. Look forward to another dining experience soon."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. Loved the crawfish beniets recommended by our server Amanda. Came for our anniversary and were very pleased. Husband had the filet, which you could cut through like butter. I had the snapper which was really delicious with the red pepper puree. Finished with blueberry creme brulee. Perfect! Thank you for a wonderful meal for our special day!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was incredible.Everything was extremely fresh from salad lettuce,to die for bread and the best filet mignon I have ever tasted.It came with an incredibly sauce and elegant potatoes with a crunchy skin.The menus was unique and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Wonderful experience at True. From the outside dining to the inviting entrance that lead past the stylish bar to the inside dining area, the venue is impressive and inviting. The service was attentive, but unhurried and unobtrusive for our date night. The streamlined menu offers something for everyone. The server had suggestions and information to be helpful to guide us to our food choices with a deft touch. The appetizer of crawfish beignets were amazing. Crawfish-rich puffs fried to golden perfection served with a slight sweet/spicy dipping sauce. The filet was delicious and the snapper was beautifully prepared with outstanding presentation. The final touch of the strawberry crime brûlée was a exquisite end to a wonderful meal. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This is a fabulous break from the norm in the Montgomery area. There are but a handful of restaurants that are as ambitious as True is, and True is probably atop that list. The list of negatives is short: First, this is not an inexpensive restaurant, if you intend to sample liberally from the menu. Second, the portion sizes were a bit erratic -- some were larger than expected, others smaller than expected. However, you won't find items like Roasted Red Pepper Ice Cream on a menu anywhere else, and certainly not on the appetizer menu (the product, incidentally, was less like ice cream and more like a fine whipped cheese -- very tasty). This is a perfect spot for a romantic date, or to impress a guest. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I've eaten at True in the past and found the menu to be a nice change from the ordinary -- farm to table fresh. But this time the menu was dull and unvaried. Everything was ultra rich and heavy. I ordered the sea scallops and found them to be a mixed bag -- the scallops themselves were excellent, tender, and sweet. But they were served in a bacon fat reduction that was over-the-top rich and in discord with the scallops. Served with that was fried cauliflower that was greasy and not very tasty. All in all, the meal was just heavy and rich and boring. I hope that the lack of variety in the menu this time was due to lack of variety in seasonal vegetables and not a new policy that everything should be infused with bacon, grease, and salt."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. The service was great. The total staff was attentive, without being in the way. A wonderful dinning experience."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "we all loved the food, the atmosphere and the service. we will be back!!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I have dined at True before and the food was amazing! I don't know if I went on a odd night or the selection of food was not the best, but this visit was not as notable as my last. Despite the disappointment of some dishes we still thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was great!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had dinner with friends and it was our first visit. The food and atmosphere was outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed the eclectic bar menu as well."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "A must do for anyone that loves fine dinning and great food. Best meal we've had in Alabama and amongst the best we've enjoyed in the US. Nothing in Montgomery comes close....great staff too."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was great, the service was very personal and the waitress was sweet and very personable. I would definitely go back again and recommend True to all my friends ! Thank you guys for a great experience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our group thoroughly enjoyed the experience at True. This was the second time we have entertained business associates in the evening at True. Guests from San Francisco, CA and Stanford, CT were impressed with the menu, food quality, beverage offerings, and ambiance. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was innovative in its combinations and flavorful as well as magical plating. Nice to find a foodie space in a new city for us."
    Dined on 3/28/2014