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Permanently Closed - TRU

2092 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French / American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Tru is a Mobil four star and AAA five diamond restaurant that has received four-star reviews from Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Magazine. Accolades from the James Beard House include Best New Restaurant nomination in 2000 and Outstanding Service Award in 2006. Tru also has been honored with the Wine Spectator Grand Award since 2004 and with two stars in the Michelin guide.

We are an adult environment with a dress code policy: jackets are required for gentleman and elegant-casual, business or evening attire for ladies.

Dining in the lounge is also available.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday– Thursday:6pm - 9pm; Friday: 6:00 pm - 10pm; Saturday: 5pm - 10pm; Sunday and Monday: Closed.

Tru is closed on all major holidays.
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Phone number
(312) 202-0001
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Required
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Executive chef
Anthony Martin
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Private party facilities
With two distinct private dining areas to choose from as well as the entire restaurant, Tru will set a memorable scene for any party, whether it's a business meeting or rehearsal dinner.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Manager: (888) 440-8058
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Cross street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available on Saint Clair Street directly in front of the restaurant during dinner hours; $16 per vehicle.
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Special events & promotions
Please visit the special events section of our web site, for more information.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6  based on all time ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKarenB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

We haven't dined at Tru since 2009 and were not disappointed. The food and service was outstanding. We are sorry that the restaurant will be closing its doors soon.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

I am sad to see that this iconic place is closing, but am also grateful my girlfriend and I had the chance to go here one more time before the doors closed for good. Hadn’t been here in years but the food was every bit as good as I remember, and the atmosphere was even better. Tru will be missed.

vipLocaldiner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration for my daughter and for the closing of the restaurant. I have been fortunate to have dined here twice and I didn't want the restaurant to close prior to my daughter also being able to experience fine dining at it's best! Good bye Tru, you will be missed.

vipjmpm (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Once again, an amazing dining experience, from the time we walked in through the door, to our server hailing a cab for us at about 12:30 a.m. when we left. TRU has been a favorite of ours for years. The food and service were at their incredibly high standard again, and we had a wonderful time enjoying the degustation with some thoughtfully chosen wines by the sommelier. The experience here is found almost nowhere else. The creativity from the chef, the whimsical and daring presentation of the food courses, the flawless and carefully coordinated service, the knowledge and friendliness of everyone who we dealt with; all combine to make this an extraordinary culinary experience. We were incredibly saddened to find out that this wonderful restaurant is closing!!! Unbelievable! With so few dining experiences available like this, we cannot understand how the owner would consider closing this fine establishment that has been in business for almost 20 years. We strongly encourage the owner(s) to change his/her mind and keep this restaurant open!!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Loved this & so happy to have had the reservation before it closes!

Only critique: only white napkins? My navy blue dress looks like a lint trap without a black napkin offered. Found that surprising given how impeccable everything else is.

vipTBCE (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Awesome place, long a favorite. Closing Oct 7, so you had better get there fast. The perfect antidote to hurricane season and current political lunacy.

vipChicagoepicurean (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was lack luster. The service was atrocious. The sommelier was uninformed and could not answer basic questions correctly. He talked like he knew things, but really didn't and his choice was a poor one.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 20, 2017

I have read great reviews about Tru and I decided to celebrate my anniversary last night at Tru, my girl friend and I were visiting Chicago and were ecstatic about going. However being a younger couple dinning there, I noticed most of the people dinning there were an older crowd, I felt that I was being mistreated as a customer. At first the service was good, but towards the end of the meal the server threw the plate to my girlfriend and gave an unpleasant look. I thought that was unacceptable, especially coming from a 2-michelin star restaurant. I have been to many michelin star restaurants (coming from NYC) and have never left a restaurant unhappy. I will definitely not be coming back.

Anna (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

Amazing! Wonderful and very sad to see it is closing.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

Oddly, we managed to get in here before they closed at the end of September, as was the case when we went to L2O just before it closed. Our experience was terrific; the service was well timed, courses were explained in detail, the wine list was massive and the sommelier was very informative, and the food...the food was outstanding. We did the full blown service and every course was well prepared, beautifully plated and very delicious. Our only mixed comment was, while the dining room was very nice, it did have a somewhat dated feel, somewhere in the late 90's or early 00's as far as decor goes. Overall worth it.

Mario (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 2017

Excelente comida. Precio elevado pero tiene dos estrellas Michelín. Ambiente y atención excelente.

Richard (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Did not see creativity in the dishes for a Michelin 2 star.

vipGFNMD (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 7, 2017

Most professional service, exquisite tasting food!

vipsusieQ (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2017

Having dinner at TRU was a fantastic experience. Every course was delicious, the presentation absolutely beautiful and the service truly exceptional.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2017

Unbelievable experience one of the best fine dining restaurant I've been too. Service, food and presentation exceptional