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Ruxbin Kitchen

#605 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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851 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-5148
+1 312-624-8509
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,449 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,548 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Edward Kim, the owner/executive chef of Ruxbin Kitchin, has brought a new and refreshing and apparently successful concept to the restaurant scene in Chicago. Ruxbin, located at 851 North Ashland Avenue in Chicago's Noble Square and West Town neighborhood, offers a seasonal prix fixe menu with a French and Asian flair--five dishes at $85 per person with additional dishes at... More 

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Thank Taylor B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The kitchen rose to the challenge to complement the fine bottles of wine our dinner companions brought to the table. Dishes shared and enjoyed by all included foie gras, venison, veal cheeks, octopus, and a celeriac salad. Many extras were "thrown in." Wonderful, adventurous dining. Service was perfect, understated and not pretentious. I loved the ambiance and decor of the... More 

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Thank Chipperbunny
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Ruxbin offers a fixed-priced four-course meal -- with a few extra treats or palate cleansers. The food, especially the venison, was outstanding. The atmosphere was warm, and the service was friendly and helpful.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Every dish looked like a work of art. We felt like we were on Top Chef. It was delicious adventurous food with an Asian influence. Just remember to bring your wine, they are BYOB.

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Thank Carrie216
warren, nj
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I also respectfully disagree with the glowing reviews of Ruxbin. We dined there last night and thought it was ok. As another reviewer noted, the booth seating is much too uncomfortable to sit in through the entire dinner. Secondly the portions are extremely small. We left feeling like we needed to stop for a burger on the way home. This... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I respectfully disagree with the glowing reviews of Ruxbin. We dined there last night and had a less than stellar experience. First, the booth seating is much too uncomfortable to sit in through what was for us was a 2 3/4 hour seating. Secondly it was uncomfortably hot and humid in the restaurant. One member of our party had to... More 

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Thank Calfan33
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We found Ruxbin to be incredibly expensive for what it was. Food was just OK -nothing special. For all the hype, we were expecting a lot more. The prix fixe menu was annoying. It didn't used to be that way. They should go back to just a regular menu.

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Thank Kimmarie M
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Hard to get reservations so plan ahead! Small dining room, great ambiance and you definitely sit close to your neighbors but no one seems to mind! 5 courses for the table which you share. Lots of in between courses which you don't know about ahead of time. Just the right amount of food to leave quite well filled. All food... More 

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Kirkland, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

This was a hole in the wall place that a colleague arranged for dinner - I was skeptical, but WOW - the food. It was amazing. I enjoyed everything on the menu and simply let the fresh flavors wash over me. The meal was simply delicious and everything was in harmony. If you get the chance to eat here, take... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

Nice vibe in this North Asland - West Loop location. Amazing menu. Mostly smaller plates and with the ability to share on a price fixe - I believe only on Sunday nights for $65 per person - so not cheap. But the food is creative and the flavors amazing. The menu is constantly changing so you won't get the same... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 851 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-5148
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-624-8509

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?