RL Restaurant

4.8
4637 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Located adjacent to the Ralph Lauren Chicago flagship store on Michigan Avenue, RL Restaurant features the vision and décor of Ralph Lauren in a modern club atmosphere.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 475-1100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Pitts
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Private party facilities
RL Restaurant accepts reservations for large parties. Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Reservationist: (312) 475-1100
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Cross street
Michigan Avenue
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Parking details
Valet parking is available after 5:00pm, 7 days a week. Cost is $15.00.
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Public transit
CTA Red Line Rapid Transit
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:00AM 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:30PM - 9:45PM

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4,637 reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
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Very Good
13%
Good
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Fair
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Poor
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4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

El ambiente es exquisito, estilo ingles y con la luz necesaria.
La comida es excelente, asi como los postres.
El servicio de mesa es muy bueno; siempre atentos a las necesidades del comensal, sin ser molesto

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OT
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Need to bring back on menu bananas foster

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OT
5.0Dined 5 days ago

The atmosphere was great! Service from the moment we entered was amazing. Even our 10 year old loved it and wants to go every night now. Our server, Lucas was one of the best we've ever had!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The reservation was easy, came in 30 minutes early but the staff welcomed the three of us right away. It was my daughter’s birthday and it was our first time. The service was quick, wait staff we’re polite very professional looking.
All were accommodating. Provided us with complimentary chocolate cake to blow.
The place was a little full at that time but tolerable. But love the feeling of being inside RL.

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T
4.0Dined 5 days ago

As always, the service and food were outstanding. The fly in the ointment (so to speak) was that the main doors to outside were open to accommodate al fresco diners. While this is a wonderful thing in the summer, it also lets the flying animals into the restaurant. I was bedeviled by a fly my entire meal and it took away from the usual great time we have there.

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OT
3.0Dined 6 days ago

Love RL steak! We have been coming here for many years. Food is atmosphere is always amazing! Sadly, this is our 1st experience with mediocre service at bast. We where greeted immediately by the wine specialists and had excellent service. It took over 30 minutes for the waitress to greet us “ only because I complained to another server that we didn’t know if we had a wait person “. Our waitress was absolutely clueless! 1st time we had subpar service!

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OT
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Everything was wonderful!!!

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AV
5.0Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I really enjoy RL Restaurant. The food and the overall feel of the place is fantastic.

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OT
5.0Dined 6 days ago

We love RL because of the outstanding service and delicious food. It always is a great experience

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AS
5.0Dined 7 days ago

We took my mother here for her 72nd birthday. It was wonderful! She loves everything about Ralph Lauren and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to dine.

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WA
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Best restaurant ever. Great hospitality, warm welcoming, and wonderful food. Thank you RL resturant team.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

We drove from Cincinnati Ohio only to go to this restaurant. Honestly the service was terrible. At one point there was 12 people in our dinner area that worked there and still couldn't get service. I ordered filet medium well and my steak was very rare. We had plans for after the meal so waiting for them to cook it to my liking was not an option. Would not return. Very disappointing!!!

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OT
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food and service! Well made cocktails. The restaurant and bar were very loud and perhaps strollers don’t belong in the bar areas! Overall, a great spot! RL is a Chicago favorite.

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OT
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food and service! Such a beautiful restaurant.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Best calves liver I’ve ever had

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JD
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Wonderful experience! Delicious food and excellent service.

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1.0Dined on July 13, 2018

It was terrible. The leg of the water glass broke as I put down on the table, which damaged my phone and broken glass pieces were on my dish. No one apologized nor offered anything. When leaving, I talked to a manager who already was aware of the incident. Terrible service.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Birthday lunch

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JL
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Exceptional as usual. Great service. Bone-in ribeye and scallops were prepared as they should. The wine pair suggestions were on point. A must experience.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Anniversary - complimentary dessert with ‘Happy Anniversary’ written on plate. Excellent professional service! Will definitely go back.

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SH
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great place!

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FT
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

This is the best. Great food and room with great service. Can’t beat it.

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S
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Always come here when I am in Chicago

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NB
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Many thanks for making my friend’s birthday so special!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great ambience, great service, good food,love it.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Theater day!

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C
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Sole is best in class. The RL Hamburger is very good but others do it better. Check out 21 Club in NYC and Brass Ring in North Palm Beach FL. No reason RL should be second to these Restaurants in Hamburgers. Difference is in seasoning and fat content. You need a better hamburger .

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great,very great

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T
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Dinner was great, but dessert was amazing. We got a sorbet trio, it was nice and fresh, beyond expectation.

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B
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Service was fabulous Kyle definitely added to our experience

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DP
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

As always, RL delivers. We didn’t do the Dover Sole this time, but definitely next as it is their best item.

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ND
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food and great drinks! The tuna burger was awesome and the lamb chops exceptional. Way to go RL!

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JE
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

RL never disappoints. Though there are hundreds to choose from, it is hands down my favorite restaurant in all of Chicago.

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G
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Always a treat to dine here! Old world and clubby ambiance, great food and extensive wine selection, attentive service!

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EK
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Service was impeccable. Food and flavors were glorious. Place is a bit dark on the inside, but very comfortable. There's also an outside "bistro" area that looks great on a nice day. It was our 14th anniversary and they made it very special for us, including an anniversary cake! Would definitely recommend.

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c
4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Always have loved RL. Today a little disappointing. Ahi Tuna burger was not fresh but seemed like a frozen patty. was not rare as requested. Fries were great!!!

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BG
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Everything was excellent

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d
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Anniversary dinner

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l
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

we were ther for brunch
the ambiance is really nice
the entrees was good but the belgian waffle that we got for dessert tasted like it was frozen waffle and they just heated up
but other than that is was pretty good

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c
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

everything was perfect.

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