Make Room For Truman

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$30 and under
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American
Make Room For Truman, contemporary kitchen & bar, serving timeless American fare & a unique steak selection in a modern-vintage vibe. We believe in doing things the right way … which is often the long way. We use cooking techniques and methods that a lot of restaurants shy away from because they’re so time and labor intensive: slow roasting, rotisserie, house pickling and more. Enjoy fare familiar enough to make you comfortable with a twist you’ll come back for, no matter the occasion.
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Reserved a table for my husband's birthday - got there on time but was told they were busy and approximately 15 minutes wait. A couple of other people there were facing the same situation. Waited for half an hour and finally got seated. No greetings, no birthday wishes--despite the note I left upon reservations. The waitress only showed up briefly to take the order, no check in or what so ever. The food was ok--would be good for a quick lunch grab--but definitely not worth the price and the wait. We left very disappointed. If customers are willing to spend their special day in your place, (or any customer who decides spend dinner time), please treat them as customer and know that they are not coming to a fast food chain.

m
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation time which was 6pm and told that it would be a 15-20 minute wait since some tables were not finished yet. At 6:15pm I walked up and asked when we should expect to be seated. At this point, I was told that we were 3rd on the waitlist and there were other groups ahead of us so it would probably be 30-45 min. I thought this was pretty rude considering we had a 6pm reservation, we expected to be seated at 6pm. Because our friends had kids and a sitter arranged we only had a short amount of time we could be out so we didnt have time to wait until 7pm to be seated for our 6pm reservation. We decided to leave and went to another restaurant. If you are going to take reservations, then, in my opinion, you need to honor them.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My only complaint is that I reserved bar seating, as was offered on app. When I arrived they said its first come first served in bar, so I thought I had a reservation but I didn't, even though I did make one on open table app. Host was ambivalent about it. Server saved my experience, but really why ask me if I want bar seating if I can't have it?

r
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

nice concept but food and service were very average.

S
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrated bday with husband and mom. It was very busy and we had to wait but we had a great meal. Cornbread and crispy shrimp were great appetizers. I loved the sangria, short ribs and creamed corn. The others had prime rib with Mac and cheese and crab cake. All dishes were delicious. The staff is friendly and efficient.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great as always - a favorite of our family’s!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sat at the bar, bartenders were awesome!

JK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and excellent Olf Fashioneds. Super comfortable experience & server was awesome.
Highly recommend.

m
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were very attentive, the drinks were stiff and the food was absolutely fantastic. I will make this a monthly event

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodating, great food and drinks. Highly recommend!

DS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waitress was great. The fiod was a bit alow coming out.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time and we'll be back! We were warmly welcomed as soon as we arrived. Although we had reservations we did have to wait about 25 minutes for our table. Once seated we were promptly attended to by an exceptional server. She was outstanding throughout the meal which was to delicious! Don't miss the cornbread!

N
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A couple of appetizers not to miss; tots and cornbread. Although, both could have been slightly hotter. Everyone enjoyed their dinner selections! Crab cake, chicken, prime rib and brisket burger. We did order The Truman dessert...again, could have been slightly hotter. No reason not to go back! Probably the best Mules we’ve had and the Smoked Old Fashion was quite unique.

IF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service !

B
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and outstanding service with Kate!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was truly a pleasant experience. The food and drinks are awesome! The portions are also great, even good for sharing. They gave us a free dessert for my friend's birthday. Looking forward to come back!

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great comfort food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food is always good. We go there at least twice a month. Good variety of options.

ZM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I really like this restaurant but the menu needs work. We had two fish dishes at our table that were both cooked to perfection! Got to give that props! However, the mashed potatoes are mashed garlic mush and really brought my meal experience down. They need to offer real mashed potatoes and a baked potato considering all the meat options they have. In addition, I asked for asparagus in lieu of the brussel sprouts and was charged for them. I think you should be able to swap a veggie for a veggie. My husband's side was pork rinds, which we didn't think should be an option period. We want Truman to make it in our neighborhood so hope they heed the advice. thanks

JC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely clean restaurant and food was great quality!

r
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

MANY options if you're a vegetarian, which I am. SO much parking, that can't be an issue. Decent prices. Great happy hour specials. Wish I lived in walking distance. I'd be a regular. :)

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Fudgy dessert brownie is delicious!

S
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good as was the service. Cornbread with honey butter was amazing! I had Babette steak and the tots. Yummy and delicious.

PM
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Check the 'Daily Supper' for a 3 course prix fixe. Kate is a wonderful waitress.

r
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried the happy hour apps. The wings are huge! And good! The shrimp are really tasty too. So glad that the Chicken Pot pie is back.

PV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here with family to celebrate a couple birthdays. We were greeted warmly and promptly and asked to sit at the bar to wait for the other two people to arrive. We ordered libations and perused the menu. The GM greeted us and welcomed us.
When the last of our party arrived, we were seated at our table. Our server arrived seconds later and Cindy took amazing care of us. She made suggestions and helped us all find appetizers and meals that we all enjoyed.
We shared a pan of cornbread, Artichoke Dip,Spicy Shrimp, Crab Cakes and Cauliflower Wedge. Yes, we all like to eat! My husband and son each had the French Onion-ish Soup- they said it was excellent.
I had the Fish of the Day-it was Trout. Seasoned with Lemon Pepper,served with Broccolini and roasted potatoes. So fresh and tasty. My husband had the Rotisserie Chicken,with Mac n Cheese. Others ordered Bavette's Steak, Ziti Bolognese and Flat Iron Steak. We all enjoyed our meals immensely.
Of course, we made room for The Truman- a lemony baked pancake served with a tower of sweet and savory toppings. We also shared an Apple Cobble,also very good.
The menu is not huge,but, certainly has something for everyone. The kitchen will also do their best to accommodate for preferences and dietary needs,just ask them. Service was wonderful. The GM checked on us a few times. No complaints, we shall be back!

CG
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of my favorites in Park Ridge! Both the food and drinks are great here. I go with my girl friends and we share the punch bowls and they bring you tea cups with stems (like wine glasses)- such a great touch. The rotisserie chicken is my favorite. Highly recommend!

PR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We dined here for the first time just recently. Although we were seated close to the bar area and the entrance, we found that it was not too loud and it was easy to talk comfortably. The atmosphere seemed relaxed, warm and friendly while at the same time having an upscale feel. Decor is eclectic, with a homey touch to it.

Our server was welcoming, friendly and informative. She did a great job of describing the signature dishes of Truman's. The manager (a very high energy guy) also came by several times to check on us. He also gave us a complimentary cornbread dish at the beginning of our meal that was an unexpected and very tasty treat! Overall, the service was excellent!

Cocktails were very good. One of us had a Smoked Old Fashioned...a great presentation and delicious. For dinner we split the Wedge Salad. One of us had the Slow Braised Beef Short Rib and the other had the 36 Hour Roasted Pork Chop...both were very good.

Very good food and atmosphere with excellent service. We will be back soon!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal, drinks, and exceptional service without being overbearing. Definitely will be back.

LA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Drinks, appetizers, and salads were great. Main dishes were not hot, and not very good chicken and ribs

BK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place. So relaxing. Great service, the best cocktail I’ve had in a long time, and delicious food. Our party of 4 loved every single thing.

EW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Problem was that with a reservation, we still had to wait 15+ minutes for a table. Not the best experience and they didn't give a real explanation except that there was a big party nor did they offer up a table in the bar until I asked.

EL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and even better service. We had a party of 13, The manager Joe stopped by our table a number of times to make sure everything was great, which it was. Caroline our waiter was prompt, polite, and so friendly! I would highly recommend this restaurant to any size party, I have been here in an intimate setting for two as well as a large group, and they never let me down. Thanks MRFT, my family and friends enjoyed the experience and will be back.

KG
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Caroline. Chicken salad and brownie. Excellent!

TA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose MRFT to celebrate my friend and her birthday. The restaurant was perfect, as well as the food and the service. Good vegetarian options also!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and even better food.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very good, nice place and in a convenient location. Food was good, but my rotisserie chivalry was a bit cold.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Friend was in from out of town.. food was good not great... not very crowded in the evening. Our server Colleen was a little “heavy handed.” I felt like she was throwing items on the table, I wasn’t the only person at the table who brought it out.. she was kind but a little pushy. I’d go back for cocktails and appetizers not sure about dinner

RJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent and unique menu. Tots were amazing.

BM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice vibe - solid food - good pour - old school cooking and smoking techniques. Good family place.

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