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Ruxbin Kitchen

American Restaurant, Event Space, and Nightlife Spot · Noble Square
851 N Ashland Ave (at Pearson Ave), Chicago, IL 60622, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 5:30 PM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Wine, BYO
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

With Ruxbin, our goal is to create food that goes back to the etymology of what a restaurant is meant to embody. res·tau·rant \ˈres-t(ə-)ränt also -t(ə-)rənt, -tərn Etymology: French, from present participle of restaurer to restore


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  • What you need to know
    Liz H.
    "Hands down one of the absolute best byob places to eat in Chicago!"(8 Tips)
    Marco M.
    "Amazing food, try the hanger steak."(4 Tips)
    Time Out Chicago
    "Korean chilies and peanuts squarely in that camp."(2 Tips)
    Bon Appetit Magazine
    "Korean chili and calamari stuffed with chicken and pork."(2 Tips)
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  • BYOB
  • good for dates
  • korean chilies
  • calamari
  • hanger steak
  • french fries
  • cozy
  • romantic
  • trendy
  • wine
  • pork
  • lively
  • off-menu items
  • healthy food
  • good service
  • authentic
  • great value
  • mussels
  • black cod
  • meats
  • Jono F.

    Beautiful interior and consistently some of the best food in the entire city.

    Jono Ferrer · September 28, 2015
  • Colin R.

    A deliciously creative BYOB restaurant worth the wait. Everything we had off the menu was prepared perfectly and led us to sharing it all. Make a reservation or come during off hours for a great meal

    Colin Reynolds · August 23, 2015
  • Mohammed H.

    A very hip and vintage place. Came here for a bday and wasn't disappointed. Server was extra friendly and the food was great. I loved the atmosphere.

    Mohammed Hassan-Ali · June 22, 2015
  • Mohammed H.

    Risotto, lamb, steak - all the dishes where so good.

    Mohammed Hassan-Ali · June 22, 2015
  • Makena H.

    Rabbit and hanger steak were incredible. Fresh ingredients combined with creativity make for an awesome experience.

    Makena Heffernan · May 29, 2015
  • Jorge C.

    Asian, keller alumni, byob

    Jorge Chavez · April 3, 2015
  • Teresa

    Absolutely incredible food. Every dish was delicious and well-balanced. The tart dessert on a wooden board was surprising and definitely the star of the night.

    Teresa · January 19, 2015
  • Chefs Feed

    Danny Grant, chef of 1826 Restaurant (coming soon), eats here on his nights off. He loves the Pork belly salad. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • rusty d.

    aMAZING!!!!!!!! A gem in this city I'd drive hours just to eat here again

    rusty danford · August 9, 2014
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    rusty danford · August 9, 2014
  • Emily S.

    Don't be confused, they do take reservations!

    Emily Shebak · March 29, 2014
  • Tyler B.

    Scallops with carnitas were delicious. Cauliflower étouffée was a great veggie option

    Tyler Bowman · March 23, 2014
  • Verne P.

    Try the Black Cod

    Verne P · April 6, 2013
  • Joe D.

    Try the octopus, you can't go wrong!

    Joe D'Onofrio · April 5, 2013
  • Renee P.

    Watching this on Check Please. Before the broadcast they were over loaded with customers... Now I can only suspect it will be completely impossible to get in.

    Renee Prisble · April 3, 2013
  • Milan P.

    If you need a bottle of wine call the Noble Grape, they'll deliver!

    Milan Patel · March 16, 2013
  • Liz H.

    Hands down one of the absolute best byob places to eat in Chicago! Do yourself a favor and go on a week night though...the wait can be a bit long on the weekends...

    Liz Homsy · February 7, 2013
  • van l.

    go to the bathroom!!

    van le · December 5, 2012
  • Kenneth T.

    Octopus 5/5. Pork chops 3.75/5 beer sorbet with chocolate donuts 4/5. Berry pastry cake 4.25/5

    Kenneth Tiong · August 17, 2012
  • Maman E.

    Do go 30 min before doors open! Zucchini blossoms to smile over, had duck breast and small slices of zucchini bread with beurre rouge. Byob..tho not having wine made the meal even fuller in flavor

    Maman Elodie · August 13, 2012
  • Jennifer G.

    Best pork that ever touched this tongue. To die for.

    Jennifer Gallagher · June 27, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    The menu changes seasonally but whatever inspired creation chef Edward Kim sets his mind to he executes with precision and grace. The BYOB policy and warm-but-cooky room make it an all-time favorite.

    Time Out Chicago · June 4, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    The menu changes seasonally, but the "K-Town empanadas" (filled with kimchi and Oaxacan cheese) and pan-seared trout (served with date-studded tabbouleh) are year-round staples. -JK Read more

    Time Out Chicago · May 25, 2012
  • Renaissance Hotels

    Order a bowl of cream of wheat. Thanks to lamb drippings and brown butter, the simplest dish here becomes simply astonishing. For more local tips, follow us on 4sq or check out

    Renaissance Hotels · May 22, 2012
  • Angie T.

    Don't be scared of the bathroom. It's totally legit and you also feel like you're in Clue!

    Angie Trigilio · May 3, 2012
  • Chris A.

    Get the beef brocolly. ... Its insanely good! !!!

    Chris Avila · April 18, 2012
  • sharif n.

    Kudos, for one of the coolest bathroom doors in the City of Chicago. It's like entering a spaceship.

    sharif nassr · January 30, 2012
  • Emily K.

    Definitely check out the bathroom. So fun! As far as food goes, the mushroom toasts are a heavenly app. Entrees: go with the pork shoulder and hanger steak.

    Emily Kroll · December 18, 2011
  • Time Out Chicago

    Try the calamari from our 100 Best list: Put this calamari stuffed with chicken and pork forcemeat and flavored with Korean chilies and peanuts squarely in that camp.

    Time Out Chicago · December 6, 2011
  • Marco H.

    Get the calamari, oyster mushrooms, sable fish. And byob your wine. Or have wine delivered from down the street.

    Marco Howell · November 17, 2011
  • Amanda N.

    You can't go wrong with anything here! My fave dish was the calamari -- it's grilled, served with some potatoes and greens, and is super yummy and bold. Also, it's BYOB, so bring a bottle of wine!

    Amanda Natividad · October 18, 2011
  • effie

    I wish it wasn't named Best Restaurant so we could have our Korean go to back

    effie · September 30, 2011
  • Brice F.

    I've heard the bathroom is cool. Haven't been yet.

    Brice Faubel · September 16, 2011
  • Bon Appetit Magazine

    Skipping the kimchi taco route that's so popular elsewhere, Kim takes a chance (and succeeds) with dishes like a clever spin on the clambake, Korean chili and calamari stuffed with chicken and pork.

    Bon Appetit Magazine · August 16, 2011
  • Alison

    The salads, flatbread and fries are good to start. Liked the pork entree, but skip the soba. Byob.

    Alison · July 9, 2011
  • Marco M.

    Amazing food, try the hanger steak. Amazing.

    Marco Morelli · July 3, 2011
  • Kelly R.

    Summer menu- pork with the grilled peaches was ridiculously yummy, wanted to slurp up what remained on my plate. Wasn't too crazy about the flatbread, too sweet for me. Adorable ambiance, loved it.

    Kelly Rochleau · July 2, 2011
  • Christopher M.

    Croque monsieur is tops avoid the garlic fries and get the trout or chicken,

    Christopher Montwill · May 18, 2011
  • Darren P.

    amazing. plus. time machine for a bathroom...

    Darren Poon · May 1, 2011
  • Tiffany

    Calamari bokkum! Hanger steak!

    Tiffany · March 30, 2011
  • M U.

    Checkout the bathroom.

    M Uber · March 25, 2011
  • Bon Appetit Magazine

    Modern Asian fusion exemplified by Edward Kim's sophisticated food: K-Town empanadas, calamari bokkum, and nine-spice quinoa. What to order: sake mussels with miso. Read more

    Bon Appetit Magazine · February 24, 2011
  • Time Out Chicago

    Thought you'd want to know: Ruxbin has been nominated for Best New Restaurant and Edward Kim has been nominated for Breakout Chef of the Year in Time Out Chicago’s 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now! Read more

    Time Out Chicago · February 11, 2011
  • Jason J.

    Badass posters and entrance

    Jason James · January 16, 2011
  • Chad B.

    With great restroom concert posters ranging from Neil Diamond to the Donnas.

    Chad Bell · January 16, 2011
  • Eater

    Don't pass up this tiny, no reservations spot. It has a BYO policy and a chef who cooked under Thomas Keller preparing a globally influenced menu. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · January 12, 2011
  • Lauren M.

    screw the waffles (which are great, btw) get the short rib! the most amazing short rib I've ever had....and get the bread pudding to finish. amazing! (and I'm still sitting at the table as I type)

    Lauren McCabe · October 30, 2010
  • Juicy Couture

    Cute American bistro with the most sinful house-cut French fries with chipotle aioli.

    Juicy Couture · October 22, 2010
  • Alexandra I.

    Intimate & Hip, service and food are outstanding and well of my Chicago favs.

    Alexandra Ionides · September 18, 2010
  • Charlie F.

    The food and service was great. If you plan to come here with more than 4 people don't. Would take forever for a table. Empanadas are good, so was the tofu and mojo chicken. The waiting area is small.

    Charlie Ferreira · August 23, 2010

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