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

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A favorite of foodies but not for the occasional diner

An exotic menu with flavors not typically encountered makes for an interesting evening but it's not for the average palate. Surprisingly ordinary dining room on gritty Ashland Avenue location is at odds with the fanciful blends of out-of-the-ordinary ingredients and spices. Ruxbin Kitchen is an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
RetiredTraveler01
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An exotic menu with flavors not typically encountered makes for an interesting evening but it's not for the average palate. Surprisingly ordinary dining room on gritty Ashland Avenue location is at odds with the fanciful blends of out-of-the-ordinary ingredients and spices. Ruxbin Kitchen is an enjoyable experience that falls a bit short of being truly memorable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Ruxbin's menu changes frequently, so keep an eye on it. The food is great and the space is adorable. Tiny restaurant so you have to be flexible - they just started taking reservations on some nights if you can get one. Great spot for a date night!

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Thank lamelster
Peekskill, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Funky super friendly hipster crowd. Great kitchen produces interesting and delicious sharing plates, the dishes like oysters and salt beef actually work well and are far away from the often boring main line restaurant fare. You get 5 plates sized modestly for 65 bucks each, a bit pricey and if you are a lumberjack you'll leave hungry. It was plenty... More 

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Thank Peakclimber46
Brooklyn, New York
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Gosh. Very torn about leaving a 3 star review for Ruxbin. I can sum up our experience in one fatal flaw: a total lack of generosity. You see, Ruxbin appears to have once offered a very delightful menu at a relatively acceptable cost. Alas, between the time that we reserved and we actually ate at Ruxbin, they've changed the menu... More 

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Burkina Faso
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Usually I'm skeptical of places that are "cool" but the food was amazing! The atmosphere was very cosy - would be good for a date... But I went with my dad! We weren't particularly hungry so skipped appetizers, but the two mains we ordered (Rabbit and Halibut) were amazing. The prices were also really fair and compare with a lot... More 

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Thank hellofish
chicago
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This for me is a girls night out place. My husband probably wouldn't love it but we did! Food is small portions and expensive but outstanding.. I love the atmosphere and service was impeccable. I also just love a BYOB that isn't sushi! Totally worth a try. Hard to get in to reserve your table far in advance.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Our 1st time here. Loved the shaved vegatable starter with a delicious lemon vinegrette and small pumpernickle croutons and the octopus starter with olives and chickpeas and a black soybean paste with a scallion vinegrette. The main courses we really enjoyed were the venison with roasted cauliflower and fig and creamed potatoes and the Hanger Steak with chimichurri. No liquor... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

It was fine as meals go but disappointing compared to expectations. I'd been really keen to try this place after hearing great reviews. Many weeks ago we made a reservation for a Wednesday evening. Tiny restaurant--just a few tables. It has charm--a randomish decor and slightly cutesy feeling. The space has a nice intimacy without feeling overly romanitc. Service was... More 

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Thank brmusicman
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Been here several times and never disappointed. The foie gras app is fun and light, and the frog legs are not to be missed. Love that it's BYOB too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

In spite of the reviews found on Trip Advisor and from several bloggers including New York times's "36 hours in Chicago" -this is the place worth going to while in Chicago. Excellent food, great friend staff ~you must try the octopus ~we just had to personally compliment the kitchen ourselves. Don't miss it!

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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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