Truth Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 808 W Jefferson St

    Joliet, IL 60435

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  • 815-744-5901

About Truth Restaurant

Hours
Mon., Sun. CLOSED;Tue. - Thu. 11:30am - 9pm;Fri. 11:30am - 10pm;Sat. 4pm - 10pm

Food

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I decided try this place out because I had read great reviews about them. The food isn't that awesome--I'd probably say mediocre at best. The overall space was a lot smaller than I expected, and the staff was not friendly. If you're looking for an average restaurant and don't mind that the building is old and cramped, this is an ok place. Just don't expect great food or service.

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★★☆☆☆

I decided try this place out because I had read great reviews about them. The food isn't that awesome--I'd probably say mediocre at best. The overall space was a lot smaller than I expected, and the staff was not friendly. If you're looking for an average restaurant and don't mind that the building is old and cramped, this is an ok place. Just don't expect great food or service.

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This restaurant is really great! The food is great and the service is fast and friendly. The filet mignon is delicious. This place is great for a special occasion or for family parties!

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is really great! The food is great and the service is fast and friendly. The filet mignon is delicious. This place is great for a special occasion or for family parties!

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This local jewel in an unlikely location features an intimate dining room, impeccible, friendly service, and delicious food.

A deceptively simple menu looks small at first glace, but this is a place that specializes in doing food right...so I'd rather they focus their attention on clean, well prepared dishes that are always fresh and tasty. A different martini special of the month shows the underlying humor and good will of the owners - the Halloween martini included candy corn, for instance!

Specials are always superb, soups and salads are worth spending the small extra amount. The wedge salad is one of the best I've ever had. Pork chops w/sweet potato fries is a favorite, they also do a gorgeous tuna w/wasabi mashed that's as good as anything you'll find in downtown Chicago. Desserts are huge and ridulously rich, some are large enough for four to share. The only clunker we've ever had was the fried lobster, which was not worth ordering again.

Parking can be tricky on busy weekend evenings, and reservations for Friday and Saturday are a must.

Chicago fare at south suburban prices makes this a valued addition to the Joliet area diningscape.

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★★★★★

This local jewel in an unlikely location features an intimate dining room, impeccible, friendly service, and delicious food.

A deceptively simple menu looks small at first glace, but this is a place that specializes in doing food right...so I'd rather they focus their attention on clean, well prepared dishes that are always fresh and tasty. A different martini special of the month shows the underlying humor and good will of the owners - the Halloween martini included candy corn, for instance!

Specials are always superb, soups and salads are worth spending the small extra amount. The wedge salad is one of the best I've ever had. Pork chops w/sweet potato fries is a favorite, they also do a gorgeous tuna w/wasabi mashed that's as good as anything you'll find in downtown Chicago. Desserts are huge and ridulously rich, some are large enough for four to share. The only clunker we've ever had was the fried lobster, which was not worth ordering again.

Parking can be tricky on busy weekend evenings, and reservations for Friday and Saturday are a must.

Chicago fare at south suburban prices makes this a valued addition to the Joliet area diningscape.

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we go to truth on a fairly regular basis because it's very close to home. the service is superb. however, i think it's tacky they don't give you a salad with your entree, also too many fish dishes on the menu. for food i'd recommend the pork chops.

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★★★☆☆

we go to truth on a fairly regular basis because it's very close to home. the service is superb. however, i think it's tacky they don't give you a salad with your entree, also too many fish dishes on the menu. for food i'd recommend the pork chops.

Pros: superior service

Cons: menu is limited, it never varies, too many fish dishes and salad is extra

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We were a group of 9 out for a birthday on a Friday - reservations at 6:00 to avoid the rush that happens later in restaurants. We're not hard to please and prefer casual to "north side ambiance" any day. We don't mind spending money and our bar bill is usually equal to or greater than our food bill. We enjoy good service, decent drinks and good food - and we left Truth saying that Olive Garden would have been far better.

We ordered 5 appetizers (2 Wellington Pastries, 2 Crabcakes, 1 Calamari), a few drinks each (Martini's, Captain's, Hacker Pschor), ala carte Soups and Salads and an entree per person.

Pros: Service was great - she was overwhelmed at times (they were understaffed) - but great personality and effort. Lamb chops were good. Soup was good. Beer was from fresh clean lines.

Cons: Out of nine of us, seven didn't care for our food and two were indifferent. Two of us sent ours back and didn't eat, and the swordfish eater was so scared by his food he didn't even bother sending it back. Opaque liquid oozed out of it when cut (probably frozen when they began cooking it). Chicken Picatta was like NOTHING we had ever seen before. Ravioli's were smothered in white sauce and really bland. Stuffed chicken was DRY AS A BONE. Grouper was not much more than a giant fillet o' fish on a plate. Steaks were decent, but not at all "prime cuts". Wellington pastries were like doughballs with specks of meat - no bleu cheese or walnuts to be found. Calamari was rubbery and the crabcakes were mediocre at best (remoulade sauce good, but salty). Drinks came piecemeal because bartender had a hard time keeping up.

Before visiting we researched: Website was nice, menu looked great. We had a $425 bill (before they took off $50 for the problems) and with tip it came to $60 a head. For a nice night out $60 person isn't bad - but we left wishing we'd have gone to Olive Garden or Lone Star where we could have at least had a nice pasta or burger!

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★☆☆☆☆

We were a group of 9 out for a birthday on a Friday - reservations at 6:00 to avoid the rush that happens later in restaurants. We're not hard to please and prefer casual to "north side ambiance" any day. We don't mind spending money and our bar bill is usually equal to or greater than our food bill. We enjoy good service, decent drinks and good food - and we left Truth saying that Olive Garden would have been far better.

We ordered 5 appetizers (2 Wellington Pastries, 2 Crabcakes, 1 Calamari), a few drinks each (Martini's, Captain's, Hacker Pschor), ala carte Soups and Salads and an entree per person.

Pros: Service was great - she was overwhelmed at times (they were understaffed) - but great personality and effort. Lamb chops were good. Soup was good. Beer was from fresh clean lines.

Cons: Out of nine of us, seven didn't care for our food and two were indifferent. Two of us sent ours back and didn't eat, and the swordfish eater was so scared by his food he didn't even bother sending it back. Opaque liquid oozed out of it when cut (probably frozen when they began cooking it). Chicken Picatta was like NOTHING we had ever seen before. Ravioli's were smothered in white sauce and really bland. Stuffed chicken was DRY AS A BONE. Grouper was not much more than a giant fillet o' fish on a plate. Steaks were decent, but not at all "prime cuts". Wellington pastries were like doughballs with specks of meat - no bleu cheese or walnuts to be found. Calamari was rubbery and the crabcakes were mediocre at best (remoulade sauce good, but salty). Drinks came piecemeal because bartender had a hard time keeping up.

Before visiting we researched: Website was nice, menu looked great. We had a $425 bill (before they took off $50 for the problems) and with tip it came to $60 a head. For a nice night out $60 person isn't bad - but we left wishing we'd have gone to Olive Garden or Lone Star where we could have at least had a nice pasta or burger!

Pros: Soup, Salad, Clean beer lines

Cons: FOOD

 

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