d’aprile locales – Make Room for Truman

Welcome to ‘Locales’, a series that highlights vendors, businesses, and organizations who stand out in their respective communities through their passion and purpose.

May we introduce you to: Make Room for Truman

THEIR STORY: Nestled in the heart of Park Ridge’s ‘Shops of Uptown’, the new venue Make Room for Truman is turning heads thanks to their proudly unique specialty concept. They utilize time-honored methods and slow-cooking, traditional recipes (think of those dinners you had at Grandma’s house as a kid) and combine them with modern techniques, served in an authentic ambience. The goal is to create a nostalgic atmosphere, while still providing enough modern options to keep you there all night! 



THEIR VIBE: The decor is hometown Americana – enjoy a night on the town, without feeling like you ever left home! The menu’s emphasis on slow-cooked food means you’ll find burgers, ribs, steaks, rotisserie chicken, and fish. You’ll also be treated to more original fare, such as Housemade Jumbo Tots and Pastrami Wings. Wine tastings and dinners, beer tastings, exclusive parties, and a whole host of fundraisers assures that there is something going on year round at Truman!



WHAT’S HOT: That name above the door does have meaning – you simply cannot leave without experiencing the restaurant’s namesake, the Truman: a rotating dessert selection, picked and perfected straight from the recipe box of one Grandma Truman. Their current masterpiece is a Baked Lemon Dutch Baby Pancake, straight from the oven in a cast iron skillet. You get your choice of sweet or savory toppings, so that each and every delectable bite can be perfectly tailored to your tastes!


Make Room for Truman

550 W Touhy Ave

Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 692-6205