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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AW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Probably the best Houlihans experience I’ve had

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We had a large group for dinner and on the whole it was good. I always felt very rushed by the service, like they v wanted to feed you and get you out quickly. I also ordered salmon, med to rare, it came very well done and dry. It seemed our waiter didn’t ‘hear’ or want to acknowledge special requests. My drink order was all wrong too. App orders were very small. The restaurant was just OK nothing I was very impressed with.

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Thanksgiving dinner.
Fantastic food at reasonable prices and wonderful servers.

M
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Thanksgiving Day. Great food, wonderful server, Erica, will go back soon.

J
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our local go to place for dinner. We've been here half a dozen times and have come away satisfied every time. Both the food and service have been very good and we enjoy the layout and overall atmosphere of Truman's. Would gladly recommend if you happen to be in the Park Ridge area.

A
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. Awesome food and signature cocktails.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited MRFT for our Thanksgiving meal. We were greeted immediately, seated promptly, and our server came right over. We started with a decanter of shared cocktails and a starter. The prix fixe meal was full of great choices, and abundant servings. We had a second round of cocktails, each choosing a different one, and they were all fabulous. I had the Park Ridge Tea and it was just perfection. The service was just right, as has been our previous experience there. Our server, whose name I can’t recall, was attentive and engaging, but not intrusive. She was quick to fill water glasses and anticipate needs, but also left us alone to engage in our conversation. All in all, a great experience. We will be back.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for Thanksgiving dinner but this was our second time dining at this restaurant. Staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The pace of the three course meal was great - not rushed and allowed us to relax for the holiday. The meal was pretty good. My son enjoyed his prime rib! Stuffing was dry and we missed having some sort of bread or roll like we would at a typical Thanksgiving meal. Value was good compared to most other restaurants for Thanksgiving. We would do the holiday again here!

M
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was excellent. I recommend trying the smoked Old Fashioned and, obviously, the Truman as well. We will definitely be coming back!

DR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such an amazing dining experience! This was my first time there. I was meeting with my interns for my non profit, Empowering People with Invisible Chronic Illness-The EPIC Foundation. My interns are high school students and I wanted them to have a wonderful time during our meeting. I accomplished my goal and more. The food was delish! My daughter took my leftovers. Lol The ambience was so fresh and fun! The manager came to speak with me personally. Everything, from the front host, to our last desert was perfect! Mark, our server, was so impressive! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Dr. Karen

c
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place to meet up for drinks and catch up with friends. I only tried the French dip the dip was a bit salty but otherwise good. Service was good.

CP
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service the atmosphere the good all were fantastic!

S
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was really good. Nice menu, service and food.

N
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a long time. Service excellent, and food was creative, innovative and delicious! Amazingly good

TW
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ended up with 14 people for dinner, had to make several changes to the numbers and the restaurant was very accommodating. Service was very good, food was excellent, would definitely try again next time in the area.

R
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food was amazing. Surprisingly, we liked the main course MORE than the Truman but perhaps our expectations for the Truman were too high. Had a lot of fun with the staff as well. Great place to try for something new.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and glad I found it. Service was excellent and the food was fantastic. Will be back when I’m in town!

d
Chicago
168 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
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 on November 10, 2019
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.

F
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
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 on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
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.

LW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
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
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
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
60 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
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 on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and very good service.

P
Chicago
8 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
10 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
7 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
3 reviews
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