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676 N. St. Clair St. (Huron St.) Send to Phone
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Progressive French cuisine from chef Anthony Martin.
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4.5 rating over 6 reviews
Dining room at Tru, Chicago, IL

Tru Restaurant Review

: A lot has changed on the Chicago dining scene over the last few years --- so much so it'd be easy to wonder if the progressive French fare from this soaring, art adorned dining room is out of date. It's not. Today, the real force behind Tru is Anthony Martin, the young, executive chef-partner who fully stepped into the role during the summer of 2010. His artful plates and spot-on flavors are striking --- not to mention indulgent. The iconic caviar staircase has been replaced by "coral" caviar, its either white or red tentacles tucked with luxe abalone shells, dolloped with briny, Imperial-rated wild Russian Royal Imperial Ossetra, Chinese Kaluga or Keta Salmon Roe, available in ten- or 25-gram servings and served with all the requisite accoutrements. Whether you opt for this upgrade or not, there are two other choices for the dining adventure: the Tru prix-fixe nine-course menu or a seven-course abbreviated menu. Standouts include dashi custard with yuzu koshu and white sturgeon caviar; Scottish salmon with radish, chive sauce and nasturtium; and Tru's signature duck service, a whole roasted Muscovy duck served table side with caramelized Belgian endive and a pineapple and ginger chutney. Of course, it's good to know you can order dishes à la carte as well from the ever-changing menu. Naturally, the wine list --- over 1,800 bottles strong --- is thoughtfully curated; it's also witty and playful when need be. (In other words, don't be surprised if something evokes "salty sea air.") Dessert-only service is available as a full-table, three-course or à la carte affair, be it a campfire-inspired "s'more," red pear sorbet atop Valrhona chocolate or Honeycrisp apple beignet.

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Average rating    4
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TRU experience
by weekendiner on Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:19 pm
Food was good, but I didn't think it was exceptional. Quantities were not sufficient at all. After the meal, three of us were still somewhat hungry. Service was very good.
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