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

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594 reviews
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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.

Truluck's Chicago is excited to bring you delicious weekday lunch options as well as our Power Lunch special. Lunch hours are Monday-Friday 12:00PM-3:00PM and our Stone Crab Louge will remain open all day offering a full bar and food.
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LN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the food to the service was wonderful. We will definitely be back. Plus its in one of our favorite neighborhoods.

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GE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mary, our waitress was extremely professional. Menu, presentation and food preparation were excellent. All fish dishes prepared just right: swordfish, salmon, sole , brazino. Dessert was baked alaska—-bravissimo

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SL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s Birthday

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday celebration. Everything was lovely.

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BD
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere. Food was not well Executed. Wound not recommend.

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VH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent... the food, the service and the vibe! Great music! I even received a phone call the next day asking how my experience was. Nice personal touch. I’ll be back!

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Overrated & pricey. Food & ambiance are excellent, service & cocktails were disappointing

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LH
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Service was great, Server was attentive but of course there was only 1 other table in the restaurant. Food was not! Ordered Country steak, tasted burned and way too salty. We were not impressed at all.

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OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Live music piano.

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EP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was very good. Attentive but not over bearing. Food was very good. We both had the grilled salmon cooked medium. Both were a little under cooked but still delicious! Will return again.

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal last night - the highlight was the service - two recommendations;

1. Try the meatball appetizer and the surf & turf
2. Ask for Sam! - awesome service and enhances the entire experience

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M
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steakhouse. Steaks are very good, cooked under high heat so outside is crisp and inside nicely medium rare as ordered. Wine list if excellent. Service was very good.

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j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were impeccable. I love this restaurant!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Was made sick do to bad oysters

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KK
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fixed price Power Lunch menu is an excellent value.

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TH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This was our first time to Truluck. Our group gets together every 3 months and tries different mainly steak places. Server was attentive, but really did not listen to what we wanted. We ordered a chilled seafood platter for starters. We like crab and we asked about the soft shell crab that was part of this appetizer to see if the shells were easy to navigate. Server says yes no problem, but they were a pain to deal with. Got several small pieces of the shell in my mouth. Too much work. Shrimp and lump crab were good though. Then I ordered the steak special which was a bone in NY strip. It came out luke warm at best. I had put several of the sides on and then asked our server to just heat the steak up a little. It came back hotter and also completely well done. Steak was not even enjoyable and the sides I had put on my plate were gone. So they did bring us new sides which we said we really did not need. The crab fried rice was not good. Caesar salad was pretty good as were the hash brown potatoes. Unfortunately with all the great steak options we will not be returning.

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GK
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent , very service oriented, staff and mgmt on site was very attentive and a lot of attention to details, food outstanding..

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AC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Nice, but not impressed.

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MB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the cocktail hour music and menu. A terrific place to enjoy cabaret music and first class food, seafood, beef, whatever!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrated my fiancé’s birthday. We enjoyed ourselves. Liked the live music and bar.

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EB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Our server Arik was attentive and overall gave us time to review the menu. Pacing was great too. Food is not the greatest for the price it’s given at.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great business lunch - the power lunch special is a great food at a great value.

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JP
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner at the Truluck’s downtown and were blown away. The two beautiful dining rooms, each with their own character, had a terrific ambiance. The food - all of which is also available on the regular menu - was top notch (especially the Dover sole and crab cake). And the service was perfect. Sean, our server, was top level. And Jimmy, the floor manager I think, made everyone feel like a VIP and old friend. Just an amazing experience...

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R
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we pulled up to the valet to the time we left you couldn’t ask for a better experience. The service was fantastic and the food was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back. A very elegant and energetic place

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Wonderful service and very festive to celebrate a special birthday.

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TJ
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best birthday ever

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PG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and ambiance met my expectations. I highly recommend seafood lovers to try the crab cakes - Delicious!

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MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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B
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant!!!!

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IL
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visited, it started with us having a drink at this visually stunning bar waiting to be seated. A young talented lady at the piano, singing popular songs. Nice start.
Next, we were seated and the waitress was detailed and attentive. Our food, courses, were very good.
Overall, great atmosphere, excellent service and a memorable Christmas eve meal. We will return again.

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KM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Truluck's on Christmas Eve. Service was wonderful, and we appreciated the complimentary glasses of sparkling wine. The atmosphere was upbeat, the service and pacing were wonderful, and the food was uniformly great (our group of four enjoyed calamari, sea bass, striped bass, filet Oscar, bone in ribeye, baked Alaska, chocolate cake and cheesecake). There was something for everyone, including our college age children. We will return!

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KS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Christmas Eve at Trulucks with friends and family. The entire evening was fantastic! Food, service and restaurant were all lovely. I will definitely be back.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Manuel and Dimitro made our Christmas dinner very relaxing and wonderful.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was great our server Michael was excellent

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic food. great ambiance. expensive but worth it

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SC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Truluck’s for dinner - wife, two young sons - and had a great time. The best part of the experience was the service. Our server, Eric, was fantastic. Attentive without being intrusive, he and the rest of the serving team met all our needs. The restaurant itself is beautiful. Dark wood tones, candlelit open space. The live music was nice but a little loud. We sat at a booth which was very spacious for four.
The food was perfectly solid. I had the 20oz ribeye, my wife had the 6oz lobster tail stuffed with crab cake, and the boys split crab fried rice and calamari. The ribeye was fine - not the best steak I’ve ever had, but perfectly good. They smothered it in a bleu cheese sauce, which I didn’t realize it came that way and would have asked for it on the side. $52 steak? Eh, probably not. But good. My wife really liked the lobster tail and the portion size was just right for a meal. The crab fried rice was very good and at $16 was a good deal. The portion was enough to share with 3-4 people, as a side or as a meal for one.
My wife and I had cocktails and they were above average. We finished the meal with baked Alaskan, which was also above average.
Overall, $230 with tip. A nice experience and great service. Not sure we would do it again, though.

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T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had no idea they have Happy Hour everyday. The food was superb I will be visiting again

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PR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience! Will return

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DM
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ok, it wasn't "perfect" but it was really really good. If I could have changed anything it would have been the steak plates coming in way too hot (ended up cooking my son's medium well steak to a very well done steak) and a waiter with a touch more pizzazz (and around a touch more). Still, the manager coming over and dropping off his card was a nice touch, the sea food was amazing (had both the sea bass and the tuna - and even though we had ordered the tuna app and got the full meal, it was amazing so we said nothing). Wine was reasonably priced as well. Going to go back off peak and see if they can do even better - still, no hesitation in recommending this place.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was great, unfortunately the server wasn’t that wonderful. Having been to other restaurants of a similar caliber, must admit some disappointment overall

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