Tru | Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville | French, Global/Fusion/Eclectic | Restaurant

Tru Recommended Menu

Hours: Dinner: Monday-Saturday
Closed Sunday

Price: $$$$$

At one time operated by chefs Rick Tramonto and Gale Gand, this fine-dining restaurant now offers a prix fixe menu from "progressive French" chef Anthony Martin. Caviar service and private dining are also available.

Restaurant Details

The cheapest way to eat at Tru is to skip dinner and just show up for dessert. Tru offers a few late-night reservations, subject to availability, for their four-course dessert tasting menu, which runs $40—a deal considering that the full dinner prix fixe is $158. In any case, there's no question it would be hubris to have dinner at Tru and then order the dessert tasting (I recommend an early evening salad and a nap). There's a round of "fruit and custard" desserts, followed by a chocolate round: that's a total of eight different desserts for the four of us at the table, and although there were a few misses—the chocolate-port semifreddo was inexplicable—things like the gianduja napoleon with layers of frozen caramel mousse and hazelnut nougatine were breathtaking. To top it off, out came a dollhouse-size float of house-made root beer and Kahlua ice cream, and then—just to be polite—the staff brought by a tray of truffles and a jar of madeleines, then an entire cart of candies and miniature pastries: nougat, lollipops, truffles, macaroons, gelees. At 1 AM I walked out dizzy with sugar and luxury, convinced I'd never want dessert again and grateful that Northwestern University Hospital was across the street.

Nicholas Day

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Price: $$$$$

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