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Ruxbin Kitchen

#526 of 7,452 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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851 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-5148
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
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Kirkland, WA
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank ErinLeary
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

This was definitely a really unique dining experience. From the moment we walked in the door, we were met with such warmth from the staff. It's a quaint little location and I loved the ambience, especially the fact that the walls were decorated with cookbooks and the ceilings were wallpapered with pages out of cookbooks. Also this restaurant has one... More 

Thank AllisonJoe623
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great food, but no reservations. You wait outside in a line until 5:30. It's BYOB, but there is a liquor store around the corner.

Thank Robert B
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Creative, innovate servings with unique healthy ingredients. Excellent taste, texture and presentation.

Thank samuel755
Chicago, IL
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

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.

Thank RetiredTraveler01
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank lamelster
Peekskill, New York
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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Brooklyn, New York
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 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 

Thank theoperadiva
Burkina Faso
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151 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, French
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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: 312-624-8509

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?