My experience at TRU was a once in lifetime expereince. To start, the wine selection was astounding, and, among other delicious wines, we had a 1990 Clois de Papes that was a wondering pairing with the beautiful and exquisite dishes that we had that evening. It was also refreshing to note that TRU had an extensive array of dessert wine as well. The presentation was beyond mystical and beautiful, and was a perfect accompanyment to the delicious fare. The service was fabulous, and the waiters seemed to know a great deal about the food its preparation, and explained the food & sauce preparation when we complimented a specific dish. There was one dish that we all found to be a bit salty, an oil poached salmon (although the white bean mousse it came with was like a silky cloud), and when my father noted that to one of our waiters. I was afraid of his reaction, as constructive criticism and fine dining do not usually go hand in hand, however, the waiter was extremely gracious, and genuinely seemed to welcome any input and comment to the food. He said that he would relay our comments to the kitchen. This was significant in that although it was a haute cuisine restaurant, it was open to suggestions and comments. Let's face it- we all need a little feedback now and then, and TRU's open and humble attitude was genuine and refreshing. My father's comment was true- a fish as rich as salmon does not need to be poached in oil to make it delicious- the texture was chewy and unpleasant, and the flavor was salty. The rest of the dishes were exquisite. It was a great experience, and the restaurant lives up to its reputation. The expereince did not end with the evening, as they gave us a delicious banana bread to enjoy the next morning for breakfast. TIP: This is not a place for the faint hearted- be prepared for a six hour assault to all five senses! My husband & family enjoyed TRU beyond words. P.S. My sister and I loved Gale Gand's Food Network show ""Sweet Dreams.""
Pros: A global sensory experience & supremely extensive wine list
Cons: Marathon dining not for the faint of heart