Tru

VERIFIED LUXURY
If you want a stellar dining experience in a large, beautifully understated room with perfectly attuned service, make a reservation at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Tru. The gorgeous surroundings include an original Andy Warhol, and the food is equally inspiring.

Tru offers different ways to take advantage of executive chef Anthony Martin’s work, including a seven- or 13-course “experience” tasting menu. Practically anything at Tru will delight, but we especially recommend the coral caviar service, which presents several different types of roe on a large (yet delicate) piece of coral.

Even the bathrooms here, with their sinks made up solely of large slanted glass panels, are a sight.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• Like the upscale shopping found on Michigan Avenue, Tru caters to people looking for the best of the best — and you won’t have to stray far from the high-end shopping to have a high-end meal.

• With more than 1,500 selections from around the world, Tru’s Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning list is complemented by an extensive selection of liquors, specialty cocktails and accomplished sommelier David Murr.

• Executive chef Anthony Martin’s progressive French cuisine showcases the most pristine ingredients available in a seven- or 13-course tasting menu.

• The bold and creative presentation of each dish perfectly compliments the museum-quality paintings lining the Chicago restaurant’s walls.

• This Four-Star eatery is known for its extensive caviar program. If you’re a fan, you won’t want to miss the Coral Caviar; the restaurant’s signature offering boasts a selection of up to ten hand-selected caviars elegantly served on a piece of coral.
Things to Know
• Tru is located at 676 N. St. Clair Street at East Huron Street. Nestled amid high-rises in Chicago’s tiny Streeterville neighborhood, the Four-Star restaurant is one block east of Chicago’s legendary Magnificent Mile shopping district.

• The staff at Tru would like to tailor the dining experience to you, so reservations are recommended at the Chicago estaurant. Luckily, it’s not difficult to research availability or secure a reservation for Tru on its OpenTable web page.

• If you plan to dine at Tru, you should know the dress code is formal.  In the upscale Chicago restaurant, you’ll see suited men and women discussing business across from the white-cloth-covered tables, while couples look a tad more casual in the navy crushed-velvet banquettes.
The Food
• Tru offers two menu options: a seven-course tasting menu and a 13-course tasting menu. The only difference between the two is that the 13-course menu features additional dishes — but you'll also get to taste everything that's included on the seven-course menu.

• A separate section of luxury items are available to add on to your dining experience, with decadent items such as LaBelle Farms foie gras, Australian Wagyu beef and a coral caviar option that consists of a variety of caviar artfully displayed on a piece of coral.

• The sumptuous prix-fixe menu might feature dishes like butternut squash soup with white truffle cream and brown butter, wagyu beef with black garlic and chanterelles and mussel veloute with green curry.
The Design
• You might think you’ve walked into an avant-garde art museum upon entering the lounge space at Tru. The darkened reception area leads into a lounge with low granite lounge tables simply set with green, succulent plants.

• On the walls of the Four-Star restaurant's lounge and main dining room hang colorful, striking pieces of Postmodern art from the likes of Andy Warhol, Vik Muniz and Gerhard Richter.

• A cobalt blue Venus bust by Yves Klein stands on a pedestal at the foot of the stairs leading up to the private dining area, and once inside the main dining room, some larger format pieces grace the expansive area.

• The high ceilings, white drapery, white tablecloths and simple, but elegant floral arrangements provide a clean backdrop. A banquette adorned in a jewel-toned sapphire blue velvet provides the only other pop of color art in Tru.
Getting There
676 North St. Clair Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611
TEL312-202-0001