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.
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Peter is great
Disappointed in the enforcement of the dress code in the main dining room. Open Table sent a dress code reminder. And it was Valentine's Day to boot! The table of 4 men next to us should have been seated in the bar. Certainly not the main dining room! It should be city chic to get in.
RL never disappoints! Lobster bisque, crab stuffed avocado, Dover sole.....all phenomenal. Can’t wait to visit again!
Tables are too close together & the noise
level makes it very difficult to hear my
A great classic spot in Chicago. I love the warm atmosphere.
We were celebrating our birthdays together.
One of the things we ordered was an egg white omelette with onions, peppers and spinach. We received a regular omelette, not egg white. They took it back to make a correction but then received an egg white with mushrooms?? Needless to say, I am allergic to mushrooms. Usually don’t have this kind of experience.
RL is always a wonderful place for lunch or dinner - great atmosphere and location.
One of the best breakfasts that I have ever had. The service was excellent as well. I will be back!
Lots of old people!
Great ambience. Great service. Best clam chowder soup ever, amazing!!
Went to RL Restaurant during a weekend getaway in Chicago. I was worried the place would be too touristic with average food. I was totally wrong. The food was spectacular, the ambiance and decor stunning and the service amazing. Highly recommended! Can't wait to go back next time I visit Chicago!
Birthday. It was great!
Perfect in every way.
Another excellent meal!
Year after year, RL continues to be a favorite and it is easy to see why. Their scheduling is such that there is never a long wait to get seated. The staff is always wonderful, knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly. The food is always well prepared and arrives at the temperature it is supposed to arrive at. It’s not too heavily salted and fresh. Never have had an off meal, And it’s great people watching!!!!! What more can you ask for.
I liked the decor of the place and the ambiance. We ordered a lobster bisque and a crab cake (loved them) and also for appetizer we ordered some wagyu hotdogs (good but they taste like an average hotdog, also too pricey) and also we ordered a side of smashed potatoes (not great and too pricey).
Always a delightful place to celebrate any occasion or just to hang out with friends over a delicious
meal. Great service and food. Elegant surroundings too
My favorite place in Chicago
Me and my wife had a good time, it was kind of crowded. Felt like we were enclosed by the bar. Also I said it was her birthday, I thought it would be a lil piece of cake or something with a candle would’ve came out.
My mother was visiting from out of town. RL is her favorite restaurant in Chicago.
Wonderful place to celebrate anything!
We love this place. It is elegant and friendly. The food and service is outstanding. It is a great
place if you want a wonderful meal in great atmosphere.
I love this place. It’s always crawded but not much you can do about that.
The staff and servers were incredibly friendly and phenomenally helpful and knowledgeable in the amazing food their kitchen had to offer. I, as many others also, would not hesitate to recommend this fantastic restaurant for anyone in Chicago, visitor or resident.
Great ambiance and server was awesome. A place you could dine at daily. Feels like home away from home
Delicious! Extremely attentive service and delicious food. A bit pricey, but worth it! If you have a craving for seafood, this is your spot!
RL is a lovely restaurant with consistently delicious food. Our servers were absolutely charming- however I cannot recall the last time I have ever experienced such an incredibly rude hostess. Our table wasn’t ready, it was Friday night and they were busy- this was no issue at all- but her immediate attitude toward us was outright hostile. “I will find you WHEN your table IS ready” she spat at us. She refused to make eye contact- we were ordered to follow her to our table. She barked “Enjoy your dinner” and huffed off. I do not begin to know what her issues were but she is not suited for a hostess position at any restaurant, and most certainly not RL.
Birthday lunch for my sister
Th service and staff are great. Very friendly and attentive. Food always delicious and reasonably priced.
Lovely ambiance and attentive service. Great wine list and bar. The food was fresh and delicious. I had a delicious salad with steak that was expertly cooked and the cauliflower side dish was taster and healthy. The menu is very solid (but not creative). I would definitely return.
RL is the best of the best. It is my go to place with friends, clients, or alone.
excellent service! wonderful food... definitely go back! Love this place. !
Always fabulous! Aramis is outstanding server. Love RL!
Great wait staff and terrific food (especially the calf’s liver)
On my always list whenever in Chicago. Be it a drink, munchies or a full meal I leave happy.
Very comfortable surroundings, great food and great service.
Have never been disappointed at RL. Burger, steak, perch and the club sandwich are my favorites.
Had the brunch this past weekend and it was fantastic. My wife and I ordered the omelet and corned beef hash and shared them. Both were delicious!
the entrance is tricky to locate and once inside if you are beyond the bar then the atmosphere is better....the place is freezing in the cold temps outside but probably better in moderate temps. Despite this the food and service was amazing!!! I would go back again when the weather is agreeable.
Great birthday lunch with my wife. We love the food, service & ambiance. Always a treat. RL should be on everyone’s list while in Chicago if you like classy and traditional white table cloth dining with quality food and impeccable service.
Perfect. Sat in front of fireplace on a cold winter day.