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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Special Thanksgiving 3 Course Meal available from 11AM-8PM. Choose from Roasted Tom Turkey ($36) or our House Special Prime Rib ($38). We will also have a limited regular menu that day.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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Chicago
168 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smoky old'fashioned is simply the best crafted bourbon cocktail around. Starters included their yummy cornbread and the cauliflower grilled wedge. The short rib burger was so lean, delicious and done to order. Had the creamed corn side which is not your ordinary creamed corn. Love this place and the service!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Only drawback, not a single dark beer among their drafts. No porters, no stouts, not even a brown ale. Y’know, not everyone likes IPA’s.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Great service. But it was extremely hot and uncomfortable. I asked 3 times to lower heat. We all are and left. Very unenjoyable to spend 100 and rush out.

F
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. Only complaint is that one of our guests is on a restricted diet and asked if his entree didn’t have any tomatoes in it. Unfortunately it came smothered in tomatoes. The wait time to get a new entree seemed excessive. Otherwise, we enjoyed the experience. Great apps and tots!

LA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, wonderful food and very attentive wait staff. We keep going back again and again.

LW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have written a review before for this place. Again, amazing! We had a wonderful time and our server, Christine, was wonderful. This will certainly be put into rotation.

L
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed the restaurant. The food was high quality and Jennifer was energetic and helpful. The rotisserie chicken and short rib burgers were yummy. The homemade hot apple cobbler with ice cream was delicious. Although we didn't have cocktails that night, people were enjoying the punch bowl drinks and smoked old fashioned. Definitely going back!

F
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Lots of spirits, wine, beer and cocktails to choose from. The pork chop was fantastic. Truman is tasty but I'd be interested in trying other desserts. Absolutely will return.

EN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and very good service.

P
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A first time visit of a recommendation from our daughter. Did not disappoint, exceeded her recommendation. Cindy, our waitress was excellent in menu favorites and conversation. We will be back soon. Nothing negative about it. food was generous and well prepared.

m
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic!!! Best restaurant in town! Ask for Cindy. She is a great. Food is perfect. Not overly seasoned. Reasonably priced too.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Park Ridge!! Brought a friend who is visiting from London and she loved the food, tea and staff. We have been there before and really enjoy speaking with Casey who in my opinion is the BEST restaurant hostess I have ever met!! Planning on entertaining over the upcoming holiday season and bringing more friends to Make Room for Truman!

PC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great overall experience. The only quibble was that we had a 715 reservation and weren't seated until 745. But food was very good, service otherwise was excellent, and Truman is really a major addition to dining choices in the Park Ridge area.

MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food--fresh and and tasty. Server was was very professional and experienced, and worked hard to make sure I had a good experience even though I had to avoid dairy. We'll be back!

l
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our server Damien was very nice but overly attentive. He interrupted us several times to pour water. He even came by before our meal was served and cleaned our table. It was weird. We had not had any food yet, the table was clean.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in the door, we saw that this restaurant has it together. They acknowledged we were there to celebrate a birthday, presenting the birthday girl with a handwritten notecard and after dinner, a complimentary dessert.

Unique cocktails served in old fashioned cut glass highball glasses. Great music.

Our server Kyle was fantastic! He was friendly, helpful, and provided outstanding service. Thank you, Kyle!

We will definitely be back!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we really enjoyed it. Service was excellent and the food was quite good. I definitely recommend the rotisserie chicken. We loved the cozy and vibrant atmosphere. We will be back!

RJ
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looooved this place! If I lived in Chicago it would be my regular date night and girls’ night out place. Deeelicious! Try the Truman salad, the pork chop, poblano potatoes au gratin, and the Dutch baby pancake.

DG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Service, food, ambiance, everything.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding

WW
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in town with colleagues for a conference, came upon this on Opentable and was intrigued. To our delight, Tuesday’s are half off bottles of wine. Our server was friendly and very helpful. The tots are divine (I wish they sold the paprika ketchup!). I had the pork chop and it was so tender and juicy. My colleagues had the cauliflower steak and rotisserie salad. We all loved our choices. The ambiance was lovely. Note- there’s much more to the menu than what is on OT. You can download the full menu from their website. I’ll definitely come back when I am in town.

RE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Shrimp appetizer was exceptional!

BW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit, read other customer reviews, not disappointed, friendly staff care of diners, good portions, great flavors worth the visit, would reccommend

NS
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately, it was an off night at Truman on Saturday, new server, our prime rib was overly rare when we ordered medium, had to send it back.. kind of ruined the whole prime rib outing.
Everything else was fine and pleasant.

GK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Interesting cooking recipes with good mix of options. Excellent service and good location. Prices are a bit higher than I like to spend, but are worth it to me for change.

OK
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall not a spot. Service was excellent. Attentive without being pestering. Food was o.k. I use my smoker weekly and expect a slow cooked pork chop to be more flavorful. Mine was slightly undercooked and surprisingly bland. Very disappointing.

My wife had the end cut prime rib. It was a generous portion, juicy, and definitely the better choice.

The asparagus and cauliflower mashed were delicious. Disappointed the creamed corn used flour as a thickening agent making it a gluten time bomb for us Celiacs. That's of no concern to most diners so guess not a big deal.

Overall the food was good and I'll certainly come back for a burger next time around.

UW
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time there. We will definitely go back and soon! We ate at the bar. The bartenders (2) were great.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

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 on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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 on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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 on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

nice concept but food and service were very average.

S
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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 on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sat at the bar, bartenders were awesome!

JK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

m
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodating, great food and drinks. Highly recommend!

DS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

MT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved the food and the service was excellent! We will definitely go back often!!!

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!