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 16 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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
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
5 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.

G
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great! The food was fantastic. Very original menu and nothing disappointed.

JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place with good and creative food, reasonable prices, good cocktail menu

DC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

T
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably good. Was I transported to the Mag Mile for this dinner experience? Great and interesting selection, first class service (wow!), and fantastic ambiance (love the platters on wall, choice is cutlery and glassware and ceramic dishware). Love the prefix dinner selection. Don't remove it. Overall great experience. We left stuffed. We'll be back - and next time will 'make room for Truman'.

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

Food good at lunch. Excellent service.

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

The servicers seem to be always upselling. Overall friendly.

S
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Just wish they would bring back the Blue cheese potato chips which were amazing!!!

EC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first time dining here, we sat outside on the patio. The service staff and management were excellent and very friendly, they were so sweet to my friend's 2-year old that was with us. Food was great, so were the cocktails.

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Sunday afternoon/early evening and my wife, daughter and myself were in Chicago to catch a plane the next morning. We drove in from Michigan and were meeting some close Chicago friends for dinner before heading on our trip. In looking for a place to meet and have dinner, it became obvious that there weren’t many choices that were open Sunday evening around O’Hare airport. But this one restaurant with an uncommon name (Make Room for Truman) caught my eye and was open for business. So, I investigated their web site and menu and found some interesting items that looked good. The kicker was that our friends young daughter is a mac-n-cheese addict and that seemed to be one of the specialities at Make Room for Truman, so we decided to give it a try. Made our reservation through Open Table - easy peasy!

The restaurant was close by, easy to find and had ample free parking available right in the back. We were greeted in a friendly manner and seated right away. Our servers were attentive to our requests, friendly and did a very professional job. The menu had great choices for all of us - young children to seniors. Salads, sandwiches, a Pork Chop for me, and of course, the Mac-n-cheese for our picky eater. All the meals were well presented in a timely fashion and delicious. What a super find for us and our Chicago friends, who didn’t previously know of this restaurant. We would highly recommend it to try on any day of the week, not just Sunday. We would certainly go there again when in the area. Our only regret is that we were too full ( good size portions) to try any of their desserts, which looked amazing, too.

Being from a smallish city in Michigan, restaurant prices in Chicago always hit me with a bit of sticker shock, but, though prices at Make a Room for Truman were a little higher than I was used too, they were very reasonable for Chicago and the quality and quantity of our selections represented a high value for the money.

HK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal-wonderful service

OT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for dinner. Me and my boyfriend were so excited to eat again here because we’ve been craving for the chocolate velvet cake and then we didn’t know that they removed it from the menu..was sad. So the manager suggested the brownies and carrot it was good. But nothing will ever replace that chocolate velvet cake

BM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice setting, interesting food without being an overwhelming menu and the service was great. We’ll be back.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. The drinks were yummy. You'll definitely want to share a punchbowl and a Truman for dessert.

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

big city quality in the burbs so delicious I had the steak salad and I am still salivating.

o
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was not up to pare for this restaurant to say it is a upscale restaurant. The sangria that I ordered was not up for one made in this type of place. The onion soup was missing something, I have tasted better and the wedge salad needed more dressing.The plates were not picked up from the table once they were done eating from them. To many places today do not cater to their cliental since there are to many to chose from. They see you once and that is it. Places today need to teach their servers how to serve their cliental and make them feel like you want them to come back again.I would not go out of my way to come again.

DG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great waiter. Menu offerings are unusual and fun

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. The cornbread and artichoke dip were my favorite

SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can not say enough about this restaurant. One of the best meals we have ever had! Everything about this dining experience was the absolute best!!

c
Chicago
197 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All of the staff were wonderful. Ian, one of the managers, made sure that I would not have any garlic in my food since I am allergic to it. Joe, another manager, was also very kind in making sure the four of us were enjoying ourselves. The waitress, Kate, was superb! She was friendly and attentive, without being overbearing. The food was also very good. The shrimp with pasta was excellent, even without any garlic. The pork chop was quite good, as was the cauliflower. The apple dessert was also excellent.

LF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a good time. Interesting menu. Our waitress was nice too!

FG
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere. Our waitress Sidney was knowledgeable, friendly and provided great menu recommendations!

J
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. Will be back.

DL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent interesting food, even better cocktails and desserts!

L
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good portions, adaquately seasoned. Nothing was bad. Flavorful.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Really good craft cocktails and food. The rotisserie chicken was delicious.

K
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

FOOD IS DELICIOUS!!!!!! Try the carnivore grill cheese! The drinks are so fun!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning. The food and drinks were phenomenal. To find food of this quality in the Suburbs is truly rare.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food! Wonderful cuts of steak.

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

Love this place! Terrific food & service.

P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Again, you need to have the option of serving bread with salads or soup. M

CD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great service. Would definitely go back.

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