Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Downtown Chicago

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$31 to $50
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was FIVE stars!! The food Was delicious and the service was impeccable!! They made us feel very special and we can’t wait to return!!!

A
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Hope to be back when we are
In town

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Arrived early for a 9 Pm date night reservation.
Sat at bar and order two drinks ($40) and had to sit there while bartender stared at us as if they didn’t want us there.
We went to nice table by the window. Sean? Was our server and he was polite and knowledgeable but he looked very unkept, end of a double I guess. Ordered two apps one was good, but the crab cake was severely burnt. Requested and received another and it came out more quickly and was fine. Courses took forever. Wedge salad was oK. My wife had scallops that looked weighted (Smashed) and overcooked. I tried one and they were rubbery (sign of being over cooked). I ordered the bone in filet with some sort of mushroom sauce on top. It was ordered MR and the side away from the bone was MW. It was MR in center but next to bone was raw. I was over it at this point. I order a Wagu filet for $93 at RPM steak and never had a better steak. They charged me $73 for this very disappointing item. Broccoli ordered as side was cold and flavorless. Crab fried rice, which I was excited about was awful. The rice was crunchy and undercooked or old.
Dessert was tray was less than impressive. I ordered the sampler which had creme brûlée bc my wife loves that.
All the desserts were cold and pre made and disappointing.
I order a tawny port instead.

Things I thought were positive:
The greeting we received from host and manager
The live music was a nice touch.
The following phone call/ voicemail (albeit unanswered) was nice.

We left disappointed wondering what we just spent $530 on? ($60 at bar and $470 for dinner with Tip)

Needless to say we won’t be back. You should actually close at 9 on Sunday because the restaurant felt like it was closing as we arrived and our food and other things reflected that...after all the manager slammed and locked the door once we were just two feet outside.

f
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not as good as when they first opened,but ok.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating My Birthday, Previewed the Menu prior to dining chose the Miso Chilean Sea Bass - Delicious- loved the Salt and Pepper Calamari for a starter very good. I would highly recommend dining at Truluck.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The seafood tower was very underwhelming.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around. Service, food, and ambiance were on point! Highly recommend for any occasion.

DD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and attention to detail. Excellent food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No better host than Jimmy. He encapsulates hospitality at its finest from Alpha to Omega, he has passion for his work and it shows.

R
Atlanta
83 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had the salmon béarnaise, it was a little overcooked but the sauce hid it well. My guests had scallops which were cooked to perfection & also the prime rib which also was amazing. The service was superb, our server Sam was a delight & very helpful in helping us decide what to order. Our drinks were perfect. Will cone back again when in town.

JE
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Not worth what they charged for A New Years celebration.
We were there early after they opened. Came in cab. Bell boys didn’t bother to open door, they were to busy playing on their phones. Ladies bathroom had no toilet paper Evening just kept going down.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome staff, food, scenery just amazing!

M
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite cuisine and service!!!!!! Love this restaurant!!

K
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. The food was outstanding, the server Max was attentive and the live music in the background made for the perfect ambiance.

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences I’ve ever had. It was my first wedding anniversary. The restaurant did knew about it in advance. The food was great the hospitality was on the next level. At the end they served us dessert which was on the house ! Little expensive but worth it !

OT
London
204 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!!! One of the best in Chicago. Seafood and steaks are all "go to's"!! Really really good, and prices are typical. Seafood tower is great. Sam was our waiter, awesome guy! Love this place!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Blake as our server. He was amazing. Took great care of us. It was our first time there and we loved it and will definitely be back! Made our night!

f
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I've ever had !!! Such great attentive service !

KM
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Trucluck's on Christmas Eve. The food, service and ambiance was great on a very busy night. The sea bass, scallops and filet were outstanding.

MM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we had a great dinner and were treated so well. It was Christmas eve and they went out of their way to make a special dinner.

JO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic!!

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been before. Very nice experience. King Crab legs were amazing. Little flute of Champagne upon seating is always a nice touch.

c
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was well prepared and everyone enjoyed their meal. We had problems with a mixup in a couple of drink orders but they were rectified quickly. One in our party did not get their to go bag with their leftovers, probably an oversight by the busboy as everyone else got their leftovers. When we asked to split the check a certain way and gave our waiter specific instructions he did the opposite of what was requested. Again he fixed it quickly but there was no excuse for it to occur in the first place.
The bar area is great for drinks either before or after dinner.

KT
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The server added items to our bill that were not ours; we caught the mistake and they were removed. But, really unacceptable.

Much more troubling, the manager has decided to only accept chip cards meaning that Truluck’s will not accept gift cards. Would not even tap in the numbers- reason enough to avoid this restaurant.

Chicago has many other excellent choices.

JG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best.

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service was awful. We waited over an hour to order. Other tables had same complaint. Good thing we have been to this restaurant several times both here and in California or we won’t go back.

2
Tampa
59 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience1

An overbearing rude table ruined our dinning experience. The restaurant would do nothing to stop it. After complaining to them three times they moved us from the preferred wine room to a table in the rear of them restaurant. No mention of any apologies from them. A better restaurant would have at least offered us dessert for our ruined evening. Luckily the lounge after dinner was perfect.

r
Mexico City
3 reviews