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Posted by TruFan on 07/05/2011
I've been to four star restaurants in Paris, and Tru tops them all It's THE best, most unique dining experience I've ever had. The food is exquisite, and the staff could not be nicer nor more accommodating. Expensive? Yes, but consider the fact that the ratio of Tru personnel to diners is 1:1 -- I certainly couldn't create a multi-course meal of the same quality for the price. It's a must!
Posted by 737 on 09/30/2007
My wife and I ordered the tasting menu. I loved that for the 12 courses we each were served something different. The risotto she had was the best I have ever tasted. I thought that the mirror service was a little silly but very prompt and professional. I was a little let down on the dessert, I hoping for more. The one improvement they should make is to offer a wine paring so you don't have to think about wine. They did however allow half glasses from the wines available by the glass which was nice. I would go back.
Posted by Starchy archy on 08/09/2006
A new 9-table Salon lets you sample the ambiance, coordinated service, and ingenious creations without dropping $110-$135 a person on three hours of degustation antics. Its five caviar offerings and five “savory” ones start at $12. They’re tiny in size but huge in creativity and quality. Four tiny sandwiches--maybe 2 inches across--included one was of butter-poached lobster with mango on a tiny brioche; another was filled with chile-spiced peeky-toe crab. They came with a salad of lamb’s-tongue lettuce, each tiny but flavorful leaf seemingly brushed individually with a few molecules of dressing. I don’t know if it’s the superior ingredients or the ingenious combinations and gifted cookery, but an eye dropper of food here seems to pack as much flavor punch and more pure pleasure than a ladleful elsewhere. It’s obviously not the amount of food that makes this place so special, but the careful hunting out of extraordinary ingredients and the specialized talent that delivers so much pleasure. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the $36 “slow-poached” egg. It’s cooked for 90 minutes to develop a unique consistency, then added to a cream-and-Champagne sauce with 1/8-inch croutons that crunch and simplicity to contrast with the smooth, rich sauce and delicate osetra caviar. The salty roe, sinfully-rich cream, unctuous egg, and elemental bread each makes its own statement to the delight of your taste buds.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/27/2006
A restaurant with food this good usually isn't this much fun. From the artistic presentation of the food to the art on the walls, Tru isa good time. Of course the food and wine are the real stars.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/16/2006
We went to TRU for my parents' 30th anniversary. It was one of the best dining experiences we've ever had. We were all vegetarian, and they took special care to make sure that everything suited our dietary restrictions (we had the vegetarian tasting menu). The food was wonderful, and it was a great chance to try new vegetables and dishes. The service was even better than the food. The staff called to confirm a few days before our reservation, and made notes on our likes and dislikes. The moment we entered they greeted us by name. We got stools for our purses! Even years later, my parents still talk about the experience. If you have a really special occasion, TRU is a great choice.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/01/2006
Tru is TRUly sensational! It is elegant, romantic, charming and modern all at the same time. The atmosphere is simple yet radiates modern chicness in Chicago. Tru is expensive, but the quality of the food is well worth the extra money. The portions are small and served in flights. The sushi comes on a glass bowl with a fish swimming at the bottom. The extra touches shine through at Tru! Tru can be a long dining experience, but when you're paying more money you want to relax and enjoy the entire evening. What a great find!