"Progressive French Restaurant in Chicago"

676 N St Clair St, Chicago, IL
(312) 202-0001 serving: Central, Near North Side
open:Mon - Thu: 6:00pm - 9:30pm Fri: 6:00pm - 10:00pm Sat: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Sidewalk Score: 10 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


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The Low Down


The Extras: Private dining options include a party room for up to 36, a semi-private salon for 11, and the chef's table in the kitchen for up to six.

Save Money: For $25, enjoy a five-course collection of Gale Gand's desserts (available Monday-Thursday after 9:30pm, Friday-Saturday after 10:30pm).

Know Before You Go: Choose from a three-course prix-fixe menu ($80), six-course vegetable ($90) or seven-course grand ($100) collection, plus an eight-course Chef Tramonto's Collection ($135).

What to Drink: More than 1,000 wines are featured; two sommeliers can make recommendations.

Parking: Valet parking is available for $12. Downtown metered parking is very hard to come by and lots can be pricey.

Know Before You Go: With seating for only 22 (and no place to wait), reservations are strongly recommended.

Look Good: Jackets are required for men.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

The progressive French cuisine here is to die for---still. The offerings, served as three-course prix-fixe or tasting menu collections, are stunningly creative but also emanate from a position of precision and know-how. Under the direction…
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By dj krug at Citysearch

We selected Tru for a 29th wedding anniversary night out on our recent trip to Chicago .We didn't know exactly what to expect but decided to gi... Read More

TRU experience
By weekendiner at Gayot

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... Read More

Bad Overall Experience
By Alex Rush at Citysearch

Our evening started out bad when we were sat in the corner by the windows which were leaking cold air all night. I had to ask twice before anyone ... Read More

Good food; stiff atmosphere
By ymw at Citysearch

The food was lovely but the portions very small and the prices very high. The atmosphere was stiff. When we arrived, we had a hard time getting a... Read More

expensive, disappointing food without flavor
By crazypoodle at Citysearch

The food a Tru was truly a let down. The food was interestingly presented but there was a distinct lack of flavor in most dishes, especially consi... Read More