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Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago
Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.LawrysOnline.com
  • Phone: (312) 787-5000
  • Hours of Operation: New! Windsor Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Reservations now accepted!

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Prime Rib, American
  • Executive Chef: Victor Newgren
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Dinner "To Go" - Suited for all Home & Office Dining - Please Place your Order Two Business Days Prior. Delivery is Available at an Additional Charge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ontario and Rush Streets
  • Public Transit: Easy Access from Michigan Avenue CTA Bus Stops. CTA Red Line stops are conveniently located within blocks of our restaurant at Grand/State and Chicago/State.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is available during dinner hours only and can be easily accessed at our front entrance. Valet Rate is $14.
    Validated self-parking garages are located at ROW Parking Garage (at 50 East Ohio Street) and Ontario Place Parking Garage (at 10 East Ontario). Rates vary between the two garages, but generally average $12 for three hours of parking, with restaurant validation.
A word from Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago
*NOW IN OUR 40TH MAGNIFICENT YEAR ALONG CHICAGO’S MAGNIFICENT MILE.* This Chicago treasure serves Prime Ribs of Beef carved tableside from silver carts. The famous Spinning Bowl Salad, whipped cream horseradish, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and warm hospitality create an experience that has landed Lawry's on countless "10 Best" lists. Enjoy our NEW Windsor Lunch within the beauty of our historic 1890's McCormick Mansion. And Unlocking Soon... SideDoor- a new concept on our Rush Street side, serving Gastro-fare, craft beers, hand-forged cocktails. Look for it in December!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My guests and I thououghly enjoyed our delicious dining experience at Lawry's. Thank you for continuing to set the bar high and for over achieving that goal each time."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Not being a stranger to Lawry's, everything was as I expected. A very capable staff with Brenda, our waitress being the most important. We found her to be very friendly and accommodating. Our Master Carver that evening was especially friendly and engaging. The only disappointment was when we found out that our favorite dessert, 'bag of chocolate' was no longer on the menu. Hope they bring it back. We had peach cobbler instead and found it to be excellent. Good save!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service, would recommend for special ocassions"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our experience was awesome! Great ambiance, service, incredible food! Thank you!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Another fantastic meal at Lawry's! We have dined at the Las Vegas location twice before, so we new what to expect. The restaurant in Chicago was formally the McCormick mansion, so it is very ornate, built in the early 1900's. The décor and the staff, take you back to the 1920-30's era."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Enjoyed our dinner."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Fabulous prime rib. Fabulous food, all around. The servers are very pleasant, but do push all the side dishes which also push up the bill."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary so we choose Lawry's since it is one of our favorite places for special occaisions. We ordered the summer special which included a bottle of the house wine and dessert. The service from our waitress, Ms. Garcia was excellent. The only thing that was disappointing and not at all as we had in the past was the Strawberry Trifle. It is served in indiviual servings and very dry since they no longer soak the lady fingers in alcohol. They said this was because kids sometimes have this dessert. One suggestion, you should make a version for kids without the alcohol so that adults can enjoy the dessert as it was orignally prepared. I think this is poor excuse for making such a big change."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "FOOD AND SERVICE WERE EXCELLENT! IT WAS KEITH'S BIRTHDAY AND THEY GAVE HIM A NICE SURPRISE. WE WOULD GO BACK OFTEN."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "From the minute you enter you are transported back to a bygone era. Yes people were in casual dress but the old fashioned servers and waitresses made you feel as though you were in a special place. The prime rib was great as well as the cream corn. The creme brûlée and gelato were great. My only suggestion is to come hungry."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I have to admit this is the BEST prime rib I have ever had. A must for anyone visiting Chicago!!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Wish I had not upgraded my choice as I didn't want to deal with the bone. No bone in the 8 oz. cut."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "A very special occasion enhanced immeasurably by our first visit to Lawry's! We had thought about dining there for some time and, so, our expectations were quite high. To our delight, they were exceeded. While not inexpensive by any means, the high quality of the food was worth every cent and the service was extraordinary. Very well done, Lawry's. We shall definitely return and will highly recommend it to anyone visiting Chicago. Thank you so much!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Delicious as always. Loved the spinning salad presentation. The mashed potatoes and creamed corn are perfect. Prime rib was the star. Beautiful setting and enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I´ve been coming to Lawry's for years and yet it is still great. It's a simple menú where you have the famous spiin bowl salad and then you select the size of your prime rib as well as side dishes like sweet corn or baked potato, and the choice of a Lobster Tail. It is very kid friendly and they love the prime rib. It has a good wine list as well as beer list. Desserts are also very good like the hot fudge sundae"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "If you're looking for an old school "prime rib house" complete with Yorkshyre pudding this is the place in Chicago. The prime rib was cooked to perfection. The hand spun salad at the table was delicious."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Lawry's is a "staple" for us; the meal is always enjoyable and of reliable quality and presentation. It can feel a little rushed, so if you want to relax just ask them to slow down! My wife loves the shrimp cocktail; the prime rib is excellent, and after 33 years of eating at Lawry's we've never tried any other entree!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Beautiful resturant, excellent servers,, wonderful food"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I had some Canadian friends come visit me. They really enjoyed everything and Lawry's gave a great representation of Chicago. Thanks to the team for such a great experience!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had not been here for many years, but it was everything we came back for: great prime rib, attentive service and an elegant yet relaxing atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I took my wife on our 29th. service was great and pre preregistration was very convenient. overall the dinner and experience was excellent."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Always our go to place for occasions & sometimes just for fun & wonderful food. Raymond, Shannon, Miss Rifkin,Miss Rapai, & Miss Farmer make our dining experience outstanding. Been going here since their opening. The best."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "the restaurant was recommended. It was fantastic. the food was excellent, service was great and the ambiance was romantic. Would definitely go back and highly recommend. Have talked about this restaurant as one of our favorites on this vacation. thank you."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food is excellent and they let us share the meal. Even so it was expensive as we got a crab cake appetizer, but the prime rib is excellent!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Food is the best, very dated old no dress code anymore and unattractive waiters and waitress lots done different I saw them bring open meat out onto the floor that use to not be really has changed your food is very good we have been coming here over 30 yrs"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My husband took me to Lawry's on our honeymoon 31 years ago. When we come to Chicago it's always Lawry's on the "to do" list. We've introduced our children to Lawry's and now as adults it's on their list too. Why Lawry's?? It's the ambiance, the service and the best food in the world."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My husband and I picked Lawry's to celebrate my Birthday. My choice was determined by the fact that I had enjoyed Lawry's in Los Amgeles many times and they offer exquisite Prime Rib served very elegantly with exemplary service. We were not disappointed. It was a wonderful, romantic evening and one that will be remembered for many years to come. Thank you Lawty's for helping me celebrate my special day."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great location off Michigan Avenue in historic building. Great ambiance, old fashioned uniformed servers. Table side service via stainless steel carts, beautiful interior, best prime rib in the USA. Great bar, very nostalgic. Worth every penny."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This review will be rather biased as I was proposed to at the end of dinner by my boyfriend of three years. We had come to Lawry's at the beginning of our relationship to celebrate both of our returns to school (changing careers). We came back to celebrate my boyfriend completing the bar exam and everything was perfect. Our reservation was ready on time, they gave us the same table we had 3 years prior, and service was top notch. The food was amazing, and we were able to order at our own pace; I never felt rushed. After seeing that we were engaged, the staff brought us champagne, dessert, and some Lawry's seasonings...all unexpected and totally appreciated. This place is old school and, to me-as a native, very Chicago. Definitely go here!!!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The good was decent, the service was ok, more a kitschy place to visit than a must try place. Prime rib was good, salad was overdressed and slightly wilted and the service felt overly rehearsed or as if they were reciting a memorized script."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Lawrys is always a required visit for us when we visit Chicago. It never disappoints us."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We selected Lawry's to celebrate dad's 75th birthday. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, the staff are very friendly and professional. The wait staff's uniforms were different and appropriate for the style of the restaurant. Portions were adequate, each side dish we ordered was delicious. We enjoyed having the meat cart wheeled over to our table and having our entree selection carved at table side. The prime rib was perfectly seasoned. We also enjoyed the 'meat & potato' martini. The only downside was the request to join the VIP club for $25.00, even though you receive a gift certificate at a later date, the 'club' idea was not what we expected from this type of restaurant."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We didn't treat as equal as the other tables. Me & my wife were kind of disappointed. We spent almost $200 including tips."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I just love Lawry's and I appreciate the personal care given to me."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We visited Lawry's Chicago on Friday, July 25 with our 2 grand daughters after a day of museum hopping in Chicago. The girls loved the atmosphere (they said it was like being on a luxury liner!) they also liked the presentations (salad prep and Prime Rib carving trolley!) The restaurant totally complied with our gluten-free request for 2 of our diners! My other grand daughter and I devoured the Yorkshire Pudding! She had never had it before and loved it. The staff were all great and our visit was totally enjoyable. Thanks for a special evening!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "One of my long time Chicago favorites. Unchanged good quality and service in 30+ years."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This used to be a classy, romantic place with good service and good food. What a disappointment. Waitress was intrusive, impersonal, and incompetent. She forgot our order, potatoes came about 5 minutes after the meat. Everybody was dressed in shorts, t-shirts (not me), and it was clear that the restaurant catersto tourists (I'm local). I will not return. What happened?"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Service and food was top notch! The historic charm is fantastic. Well worth the money."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "my wife and I come to Lawrey's every time wed come to Chicago (over ten times thus far). we love the food service and atmosphere. we brought our daughter, two grandkids and a friend and they all loved it. thanks for being so great rob jolly Germantown tenn"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "You don't have to love prime rib to enjoy Lawry's. They also have steaks and seafood on the menu, however, their prime rib is second to none! It has a charming ambience and nothing on the menu will disappoint. Take a break and enjoy Lawry's!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014