Tru (restaurant)

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Restaurant information
Established1999;23 years ago (1999)
ClosedOctober 7, 2017;4 years ago (2017-10-07)
Head chefAnthony Martin
Food typeProgressive French cuisine with American influences
Dress codeJacket required
Rating Etoile Michelin-2.svg (Michelin Guide)
City Chicago
CountryUnited States

Tru was a French restaurant located in the Streeterville neighborhood in Chicago. Tru was opened in 1999 by Rick Tramonto and Gale Gand with the backing of Rich Melman's Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. It was a Michelin one-star restaurant since the Chicago guidebook's inception in 2011; in 2017 the restaurant was awarded two Michelin stars. [1] Since 2008, the Executive Chef was Anthony Martin. The restaurant closed on October 7, 2017. [2] [3]

Awards and accolades

The restaurant received a Michelin Star from the Michelin Guide every year since Chicago's debut guide in 2011, and two Michelin stars in 2017. [4] In 2013, Tru was once again awarded 5 diamonds from the American Automobile Association. [5] Since 2004, the restaurant has been a recipient of the Wine Spectator Grand Award. [6]

On September 5, 2017, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises announced Tru would be serving its last service on Saturday, October 7, 2017. [7]

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  2. Here’s What Rich Melman Has To Say About Tru’s Closing: After 18 years, the two-Michelin-starred spot will shut its doors on October 7. PENNY POLLACK, Chicago magazine, SEPT. 6, 2017
  3. Chicago restaurant owners see correction, a lot more closings, coming in 2018, Phil Vettel, Chicago Tribune December 2017
  4. "Chicago Michelin Guide Revealed: Alinea, L20 Get 3 Stars". Eater. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  5. Mai, Jeffy (January 18, 2013). "Four Chicago Restaurants Earn AAA Five Diamond". Eater Chicago. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  6. "Tru". Wine Spectator. January 1, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  7. Gerzina, Daniel (September 5, 2017). "Lettuce Entertain You to Close Michelin-Starred Tru After 18 Years [Updated]". Eater Chicago. Retrieved February 12, 2019.

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