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Ruxbin Kitchen

#630 of 7,509 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Calfan33
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Kimmarie M
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Joanne B
Kirkland, WA
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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158 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 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 

1 Thank Jeff B
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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
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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!

Thank lamelster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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?