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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was visiting my son in Chicago and he suggested we try Ruxbin, which was in his new neighborhood. The menu looked intriguing and it was BYOB, which I liked. Loved the service, loved the atmosphere and the food was AMAZING! I'm a huge fan of small plates as it gives me a chance to try lots of different things.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We made reservations at Ruxbin a few weeks ahead of time - had to provide credit card info to hold the reservation) - the only time we could get was 6pm - got there right on time and the place was full to the gills (of course). The tables are pretty close together so you have a hard time not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I made reservations about a month in advance for this place for 6:30pm on a Friday, which is a bit early but allowed us to explore the area after dinner. We were seated right at 6:30pm at our table in a full restaurant. It is a very cozy feel with dim lighting and a small dining area. We started out... More 

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Monterey CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Based on a review in the NY Times, 4 of us had dinner here. There is no liquor available, so it's BYOB for a $5 fee. We had two appetizers (especially loved the octopus) and 4 entrees. If you are a big eater, this is not the place for you, as the servings are comparatively small. Unique combinations of ingredients... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Four of us dined at Ruxbin on a Sunday evening and we absolutely loved everything about this place. We all agreed that this restaurant offered one of the best meals we had ever had. To start, the service is incredible. What the restaurant lacks in lavish decor is more than made up for in the 5 star quality dishes they... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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208 reviews 208 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Very different décor. Small, friendly and they do take reservations now. All upscale food, nicely presented and excellent taste. BYOB which we love. 4 because its a wonderful neighborhood place but a little on the pricy side. Like the fact that their were couples/ friends and different groups of people. Go, you will not be disappointed.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My husband and I visited Ruxbin on an anniversary trip. We LOVED everything Ruxbin had to offer from the popcorn to the pork belly to the hangar steak. My husband has declared the hangar steak as the best meal he has ever eaten. Highly recommend!! We cannot wait to go back!

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Additional Information about Ruxbin Kitchen

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

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