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Former Chicagoans coming for a visit--looking for excellent restaurant

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stebro Jun 23, 2012 07:58 PM

We moved from Chicago to San Francisco eleven years ago. We'll be back for a couple of days in September, staying on the Mag. Mile. We're looking for an excellent restaurant for dinner. We like french/asian/fusion/creative cooking. We have been to Alinea (great), Topolobambo, and Aruns on previous visits. We're thinking about Tru this time because we remember it from the days when we lived there. I know there are lots of new places that we're not familiar with. Is Tru still a good choice or would you recommend someplace else? Thanks.

  1. camusman Jun 24, 2012 07:32 AM

    Big +1 for Tru. Better than ever.

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      HoosierFoodie Jun 24, 2012 11:09 AM

      Another +1 for Tru. As good or better than its ever been.

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      KateBChi Jun 24, 2012 04:57 AM

      I have been to Tru three or four times in the past 6 months. I find it a significantly better restaurant than it was under Tramonto. It is sometimes a little gimicky like when they prep the duck consume (served with foie gras and duck confit ravioli and fresh herbs and greens) in an elaborate glass device to "infuse" the broth with various flavors or add "snow" to certain dishes but I keep returning for the great food. I might be back more often if they varied the menu a bit but that won't be a concern for an out of town visitor.

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