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Ruxbin Kitchen

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851 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-5148
312-624-8509
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 45
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
High end Chicago experiene

You need to book this one well ahead of time but the hassle is completely worth it. This Korean fusion restaurant is absolutely stunning. Service, ambience and particularly the food were all of the highest standard.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Philip E
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Greater Perth, Australia
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Greater Perth, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

You need to book this one well ahead of time but the hassle is completely worth it. This Korean fusion restaurant is absolutely stunning. Service, ambience and particularly the food were all of the highest standard.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Definitely as good as it gets. I don't know what was better the kitchen or the front of the house. I had an extra friend who wanted to join us. Of course I had made a reservation way in advance. Holding my breath I called a day in advance to increase our group to a table for 5. The hostess... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Cool space, with recycled, hand-made decor that gives it a different vibe. Small place, which can get loud and stuffy when it's crowded. The menu is limited, and there was really only 1 dish (out of 6) that was outstanding (the hanger steak). The salad was a bit bland, the risotto was missing its gestalt, the venison was uninspired. The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We were in Chicago for my fiance's 30th birthday and Ruxbin could not have been the more perfect choice! It's an intimate restaurant (probably seats under 40 people) and is BYOB. It gave us the opportunity to bring a nice bottle of wine ourselves. The food was spot on - everything they brought us was perfect. I don't typically get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Ruxbin is special for us. There we celebrated our wedding and my husband's graduation. While visiting Chicago we had dinner there. Now they take reservations which is very convenient. We ordered 2 appetizers, cauliflower and burdock and roasted squash. Both were good. Although the squash was more creative and rich. We also had the special rabbit leg. And red grouper.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I went to Ruxbin last weekend for my birthday, and it was fabulous. Now, the exterior in the winter has a lot to be desired and the seating is a little cramped, but the amazing food makes up for it. Also, the fact that the place is BYOB is a huge plus. My date and I started with the beet... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I came to Chicago for work. Came here from the hotel. Food was very delicious. I had the garlic fries and roasted squash as appetizers. For the main course, I had the hanger steak. Food was great. Staff was excellent. No complaints from me.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We do not concur with the seeming universal praise for Ruxbin. We found the food was tasty, but the presentation was not appealing. They subscribe to supposedly radical style of plates as recipients for unorganized piles or Jackson Pollock-like spatters. It would be akin to a florist running one's bouquet through a paper shredder - nice colour but an undifferentiated... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Amazing, inventive food and decor. Service with a soupçon of attitude. We had many great meals in Chicago, but this was the most exciting.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Haute cuisine meets local neighborhood restaurant, that's the feeling at Ruxbin. Yes the space is small but it is visually interesting and somehow warm and welcoming. It is BYOB so if you have a great bottle of wine and want a kitchen that will do it justice, don't hesitate to bring it. If, like us, you arrive without wine don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 851 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-5148
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312-624-8509

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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