Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Downtown Chicago

4.6
1397 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
We invite you to escape to Truluck's. A getaway for the senses.

Come savor the freshest Crab, direct from our own fisheries. Delight in our fresh-catch seafood menu or select tender, juicy steaks prepared to perfection. Then complement it all with delicious wines by the glass and bottle.


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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1397 people are saying
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vipBobK
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood restaurant in downtown Chicago. The Branzino was perfect.

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TryEverything
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Truluck never fails to deliver. Our server Blake was amazing and we will definitely ask for him again when we return.

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KathyS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

For a business that has words like “finest “ associated with the name should take a class on how to correctly prepare seafood and service their patrons or close down at this point… birthday dinner RUINED

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diner, had been wanting to give it a try. We arrived early and the hostess said we’d be seated closer to our reservation time. No problem. While we waited, along with several other groups, the manager brought out champagne to apologize for the wait. In any case, We ended up being seated right on time. Our server was great, attentive but not annoying . Courses were spaced out appropriately and I felt we were really able to enjoy the meal because of it. Drinks were well made and strong. For what we ordered, I found the bill to be very reasonable. I will most certainly be back.

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SteffanieS
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best meal we had in Chicago. Every entree was delicious. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed wit this restaurant, Ppl and overall

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vipmarkc
Chicago
170 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale dinning room, friendly professional service, outstanding tuna & crab
dishes. Surprising large wine offering for a seafood focused restaurant . Conversational friendly dining room was a nice change from other restaurants in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gem in the city. Wonderful libations and best server! Definitely recommended.

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vipJanaJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Birthday lunch with a friend

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vipAmberW
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here at Truluck’s Chicago, it was our mother’s birthday. The restaurant is beautiful, the staff were friendly and kind, our server was excellent. The food and drinks were delicious! I will definitely visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing about this restaurant!

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MarkB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience. Our waitress made great recommendations with wine and food. Everything was prepared great! Our evening was a night to remember.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing.

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vipCindyS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 5th year wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect - the food, the service, the ambience. All 5 stars!!!

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TLH1
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. We ordered the oysters and the crab fried rice… I’m so upset I left my rice. The servers were attentive, the food was delicious and the ambiance was excellent. I will be visiting again.

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edwinp
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first time. Visited on a Friday night. The lobster bisque was delicious and not too salty as it usually is. We split a roasted whole fish (branzino) which was deliciously done. The split the fish into two plates in the kitchen. It was fresh and tender. The taramosalata sauce was perfect. So was the crab fried rice. Moist, flavorful and satisfying. Anthony was our waiter and made the whole dining experience worthwhile. A little pricey but worth it. Will go back.

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GregoryC
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary and they greatly exceeded my expectations...warm greeting, rose petals on the table, orchestrated service that was a joy to observe, excellent food in crab legs and sea bass, and a gift of baked Alaska prepared and served tableside. All of this along with piano music and singing. Vibe was very upscale and comfortable. We will definitely return! They even followed up with a phone call to determine how things were.

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Ladydi
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service provided by Arik was great, the food was delicious topped off with a fantastic carrot cake for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING experience from start to finish!

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vipLenetteO
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way. We ate in the wine room, which is gorgeous. The only drawback is that the noise level can be very loud if other diners are talking loudly. Some sound deadening acoustics would help. The entrees were cooked perfectly and the portions were very generous. The accompaniments were over the top delicious, which is highly unusual. (Crap fried rice on one and homemade sweet potato fries, on the other.). Our server was exceptionally kind and helpful. The drinks from the bar were perfectly prepared. Incredible experience.

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vipMichelleD815
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to celebrate your birthday. They provided a complimentary baked Alaska for dessert. The Bollinger champagne was a great pairing to the lobster, crab legs and ribeye. We made our own custom surf and turf and they individually split it between our two plates.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved this place. Every single thing we ordered was so delicious. Our table ordered shrimp cocktail, cesar salad, crab cake, lobster mashed potatoes, miso sea bass, and scallops. We shared everything so I tasted each dish. Seriously, all of them were flawless and everyone at my table thought the same. I couldn’t believe that every single dish we ordered was delicious. That’s really hard to do! The ambiance was sophisticated but not too stuffy. Servers were very attentive. I can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks & service was GREAT! Cant wait to go back.

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vipNotlaw
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! Food was fantastic, service impeccable, really great venue.

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salmanm
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, live music, and exceptional service- what else could one want?!

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vipDannie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner. Love the ambiance.

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vipGpscanlon
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety in the menu and excellent preparation and presentation. Excellent service from Justin.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious Sea Bass I have ever had !!!

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing! Fabulous location, fabulous ambiance, waitstaff fun, attentive and professional. Food presentation outstanding along with its quality! Best seafood and service ever received in any other restaurant of this category! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!

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AnnaN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and wonderful food. Some minor issues, but expecting perfection everytime isn't reality. Will definitely stop by again.

GC
vipGinnyC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ambiance was intimate and conducive to conversation and the food really fresh and exceptional. I had the best lobster tail I've ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Reese was absolutely wonderful and completely professional the night was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Elegant scene… waiter was nice.. food was good except, I request fresh Parmesan mashed potatoes.. they were very old and hard .. I sent them back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Got there right at the end of the 15 minute grace period, and was told we either sit in the lounge area or it will be a wait for a table, I said I want to wait for a table the girl looks at me and says “ITS GONNA BE A WHILE”…. Why have a grace period then? Super pointless. Soon as she can see I’m visibly annoyed now all of a sudden there’s a table and we were seated within 2 minutes. Makes no sense. Every time I come here there is a problem so stupid because the food is not good, steak was dry as hell, drinks OK, only thing good was our waiter. Will not be coming here again there are many better seafood or steak places that me and my boyfriend frequent so we won’t be missing out in anything but attitudes and dry steak

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is excellent and the ambiance including the live music is a pleasure. We have dined at Truluck’s before they even arrived in Chicago, it is a family favorite, and a place we trust for business entertainment. I would historically give it a 5, but only a 4 this time. As most restaurants they appear to be short on staff, which negatively impacts the service, but I suspect this will improve over time. It is already expensive and I don’t care to be also be ‘nickel and dimed’ (e.g., charge for bread, refills on kid’s beverages) in addition to the high menu prices. Having said this, we will certainly return and do recommend it for a great evening.

ML
vipMathewL
Dallas
12 reviews