Guests first enter the bar, where they can enjoy a selection of cocktails and light fare, at the bar or on aged leather banquettes by the cozy fireplace.
RL Restaurant offers classic American cuisine inspired by Ralph Lauren’s personal favorites. Seasonal dishes range from a colorful beet salad and crab cakes to a corned beef sandwich, dover sole and steaks. On the cocktail list, guests can choose from classic drinks and a diverse selection of wines and other fine spirits. RL Restaurant offers a comfortably luxurious setting for food and drink in the heart of Chicago.
Please note reservations are for the dining room only. Bar and Patio are first-come, first-serve.
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
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One of my go-to restaurants when Im visiting Chicago. Unpretentious, friendly and attentive. without being bothersome
where else can you go and be in elegant surroundings, have elegant service and elegant food? All of these
things are yours for a reasonable price. We love this restaurant.
We always try to go to RL when we are in Chicago and this was our first time for dinner instead of lunch. Enjoyed it very much although next time we are going to ask for a spot where there is not so much traffic by the wait staff. They kept bumping my daughters chair. The place was packed by the time we left which shows how much everyone enjoys the place.
Fabulous - all around! Our server Arimus was top notch - catering to every little detail of my husbands birthday celebration. Further, additional staff assisted us throughout our meal and made sure everything was perfect.
While my husband has always been a loyal RL shopper and diner, I can now say I've joined him!
Always great food and service. Lots of energy in the restaurant. A fun place to eat.
Some food was very plain but the steak was incredible. Limited wine menu. Appetizer bread hard. AMAZING service!!!
Great food and very consistent service. Sadly, this weekends trip was not a great experience. Service was slow and less personal, seat was kicked the the staff on 6 occasions, water was spilled on my back, and we were seated 40+ mins after our reservation time.
Amazing setting and fantastic service
Perfect every single time.
Excellent all the way around. IT needs to offer a petite filet.
Is my favorite restaurant in Chicago ❤️👍j’adore toute l’équipe de Ce restaurant, very very professional👍❤️the best❤️I love you guys 👍❤️Maud et Robert❤️thank you so much for all your amazing foods and services ❤️👍
Excellent service, excellent personality, delicious food
Great location, ambience and great food. Waiter was efficient and funny!
This was my first time dining here and it was for a business lunch. We were seated immediately inside, the wait staff was very pleasant and service was exceptional. It is very cozy, but you are able to converse without having to shout. Food was excellent. Definitely a great pick for a business lunch.
I was hosting two friends from Madrid at lunch. The service provided was excellent. Fortunately, we were able to enlist the aid of a Spanish speaking member of the wait staff to help us through menu questions. They loved the key lime pie which they had not experienced before.
Had gazpacho which was quite nice but the lobster salad is to die for
Never disappoints in terms of food quality. My only negative comment would be that we were seated at a table where all of the food came out and was placed right next to our table while the waitstaff distributed it, so that diminished the enjoyment of our overall dining experience.
We love this place. It always is so elegant. Outstanding service and food.
Always above and beyond our expectations. We were in Chicago for a brief 5 day getaway and enjoyed lunch, dinner and drinks at this gem.
After a long morning of shopping, RL was perfect for a light lunch and a glass of wine. The patio is wonderful - you feel like you are in Paris. Service, as expected, was excellent. The crab cakes were great. The french fries AMAZING!
Ny favorite restaurant in Chicago!! Great atmosphere and wait staff are wonderful!!
We were very fortunate to have Peter A taking care of us. Peter was professional and attentive. He really made the meal.
Food was a disappointment and not up to previous visits. Very noisy, good attentive staff but just not worth the price. Many better choices exist in the local area.
Great place, great service, excellent food, friendly ambiance
The service was amazing! The food is excellent...my most favorite restaurant ever. The open door tables as well as the outdoor seating is lovely. The dining room and bar are beautiful.
We had an awesome table for three in front room just off patio. Our waiter was off the charts fabulous! He didn’t miss a beat and very honest and helpful when we asked many questions about the menu!! Other wait staff extremely friendly and helpful too! Delicious and wines perfect!! Great cozy lunch!!
Just a classy place to eat, with good food, service and ambiance. While it's nice for meetings, it's a little hard to hear important discussions due to the environmental chatter.
Once again wonderful meal. Top quality drinks, excellent service. We had 230p reservation, gets you the lunch menu and not so busy . Dont forget the deserts!
We love RL and go there every Sunday. Why? Because the food and service are fantastic and
the elegant atmosphere is great. It is a very friendly place!!!!
Great food. Great atmosphere.
I ordered a spinach and cheddar cheese omelet. My omelet had practically no cheddar cheese. It did have lots of excellent spinach. But the water from the spinach had not been drained, which spoiled the appearance of the omelet and made it very unappetizing to look at. My side order of bacon was perfect. Decaf coffee was fine. English muffin had deep grill marks and was not well-toasted. Service was good, although, toward the end of our visit, we were rushed. Only two pastries in the bread basket for two people. Very skimpy. This restaurant used to be five stars in every way. Is no longer.
This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Chicago! Great food and service! The decor gives the feel of classic Chicago with its many wall hangings and wooden decór. Captain, Christopher Yum, went above and beyond to make our evening memorable. Looking forward to our next trip out to the Windy City!
The food was excellent and plentiful, the service perfect, and the drinks strong. For fine dining it doesn't get any better.!
RL has the best cocktails! and a great champagne and wine list. We both had the gazpacho which was perfect for a summer starter. Meat and red wine followed - both strong presentations. Desset was ice cream - also a summer indulgence. The only hic-up was that we had our cocktails for awhile before the bread came out. Not sure why a bread basket is not ready made to put on the table very soon after you sit down. The plus was there were yummy (I think new) selections of bread - olive and multi nut/grain!
RL is one of the best places to eat in Chicago!
Love this place! From the always personal and great service by Kurt and Russell and the excellent 'by the glass' wine choices, to the great service and delicious food in the dining room or on the patio. Living in the city, I've frequented many times and each experience has been one to remember. Highly recommend for a date or just drinks in the bar. Just know that the bar area is very small so waiting for a seat is often necessary. Always recommend reservation for dinner- weekends book in advance so plan accordingly.
As always, RL is a great experience! The service and food is outstanding!
Love this spot. Jesus and Alberto are the best waiters! Always a great spot for a bite and great scenery.
Whenever we come to Chicago we eat at RL. Love it!!
excellent service and food ! EXcellent , excellent, excellent , excellent ,