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RL Restaurant

4.7
4283 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Lunch (87)
  • Special Occasion (86)
  • Good for a Date (74)
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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 10:00AM - 10:00AM 10:30AM - 10:30AM 3:30PM - 3:30PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 4:30PM - 4:30PM 5:00PM - 5:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:00AM 3:30PM - 3:30PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 4:30PM - 4:30PM 5:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 9:00PM 9:30PM - 9:30PM

What 4283 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 17 hours ago

Birthday... had a great time

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vipSLRTravels (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

The front room by the fire!!! Doesn’t get much better than that!!

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Sparty (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The service was on par with the most excellent food and drinks. We were seated promptly and given an appropriate level of attention throughout. The wine recommendation was spot on and the dessert was perfect. This is a place we will return to often.

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vipmari (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Always a wonderful treat. Fabulous service. Fine food. Fantastic ambiance.

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vipBiztraveler (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

RL was everything we had hoped. The ambience is cozy and clubhouse feeling. The food was very good and the service was top notch. They struck the right balance of attentive without being annoying.

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MountainValley (Louisville)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food, Wonderful, attentive, friendly, professional service. It never disappoints in the least.

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vipPaul (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

food is great, but service has definitely gone down hill since I was last there about a year ago. had to waive down our waiter every...single...time... we wanted to order something. Even when I ordered drinks at the bar, the guy brought me the check then said, "what else do you need?" (ummm, perhaps the drinks i paid for???) Coincidentally a friend was there the following day and had the exact same experience. Not sure if it's under new ownership, but for the price, I wouldn't recommend going back here. something is different. it was slightly embarrassing to bring my date here.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was AMAZING! The best crab cake I have ever tried. Their wine list has nice choices at all price points and they also have a full service bar. Everyone was friendly and helpful and the bar tenders let the kitchen know that we were celebrating our anniversary (which was so nice, but not necessary!) and the chef sent out a dessert for us with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. Very nice surprise. You feel like you are dining in Ralph Lauren's private home library, which was AWESOME. The atmosphere and decor were great! Will definitely be dining here again!

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scout64 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

RL has been a favorite of mine since the day it opened. Always delicious, always great people watching, inspiring interiors, and the best service in any restaurant ever. I want to move in. This is a restaurant I always suggest to any OOT guests, tourists and anyone from the area. A SURE THING.

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PhyllisK 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

RL restaurant was worth every penny. Chris Yum and his wait staff made the experience impeccable. The filet was awesome and was mice we could split but still have it cooked to our individual liking.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food. Our server was excellent.

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Hiyasunshine (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Our fav place - an always perfect choice. Great selection for lunch and dinner. The crab cakes are like no other in the world! Make a reservation - it’s easy to get in then. The waiters are thoughtful and attentive. Weather permitting we love to sit outside. Please RL- don’t ever leave us!

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DennisR 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This is a great place! My girlfriend and I came here for her birthday, and it was a hit! I highly recommend the RL Restaurant for any reason.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Love coming to RL Restaurant

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We've been going to RL for over a decade and it never disappoints. One of the best rooms in the City. Simply classy with world class service and a timeless menu. A little pricey for us so we reserve it for special family occasions or a business dinner when we want our guests to be comfortable and feel a bit pampered.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent! The only issue was the organic chicken while delicious was $26 with NO SIDES. That I’ve never ever seen, and I think is a very poor value. Otherwise everything is top notch and the wait staff couldn’t have been more courteous! 6 people said “have a good night and thanks” on my way out!!!

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vipsonomastan (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

A favorite dining place of Gold Coast Chicago. A lovely clubby feel, excellent food and polished service. The only negative is the noise level but that seems to come with success these days.
Do try it if your wallet doesn’t mind, a terrific look at Chicago’s finest.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Lunch with son who works in downtown Chicago. Waitress was exceptional and food including dessert was everything we could have desired. We visit downtown Chicago several times each year and always include the Rl restaurant.

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vipapple (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

February 14th was my 1st time at the restaurant. i really liked it. atmosphere is really nice; their design is very warn and cozy. great service, very good food. the only one thing i did not like is that sitting area is very tight.... tables stand next to each other. you pretty much seating with unknown people.... and it is pretty loud when restaurant is full... also if you have coat, there is no place to put it if restaurant is full... so probably brunch time will be better, not that busy...

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vipBabb (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Enjoyable as always!
A good time!

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