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

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lawrysonline.com/
  • Phone: 3127875000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

    Lawry's the Prime Rib is currently closed for lunch and will reopen in Spring.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Prime Rib
  • 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.

SideDoor- Lawry's new concept on our Rush Street side, serving Gastro-fare, craft beers, hand-forged cocktails all day long. Half off Bites M-F, 3-5pm in our bar and lounge area.
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Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
356 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (280)romantic (174)good for groups (111)fit for foodies (100)notable wine list (68)neighborhood gem (53)hot spot (29)kid-friendly (22)great for lunch (16)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Jack
    Jack
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service wax excellent and food very good. We're looking for a quiet place where could talk with friends and taking everything into account, it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful experience
    grandmaduber
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Meals at Lawry's are consistently great. You'll not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything it should be and more
    Condogod
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Cannot say enough. Had a local recommend this place to us while visiting and was eager to try. Seemingly quite busy - reservations were required. Best food I've personally had at a steakhouse. Mashed potates melted in your mouth, craft beer selection was very good, asparagus with hollandaise sauce was divine and shrimp cocktail was fabulous. Most importantly, the prime rib was by far the best I think I've ever had. Will go again on my next trip back to Chicago, and cant wait to try the Las Vegas location when I'm there next.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Rated
    OverRated
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I was so excited to visit and dine at Lawry's especially after I seen it on the food network channel and they raved about their prime rib. Honestly it was ok. I feel that it was extremely over rated for the price that you pay. I ordered the prime rib cut and had to send it back because it was tough. After I sent my plate back they immediately served me another plate but our waitress seemed annoyed because we sent it back. She wasn't as friendly after that and she practically came to our table twice after that, to ask if the second plate was better and to give us our bill. I was highly disappointed about that. Overall the the drinks were amazing but i won't be returning or recommending friends either.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lawry's Prime Rib Chicago
    thomas24usa
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    A classic. The focus is on prime rib but a few other choices are available. The setting is a historic mansion just off Michigan avenue. The setting is grand....the servers are uniformed. Very stylish....oh and delicious. Very capable staff and great wine bar service. Good for groups or solo. Good for special occasions. Very good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • satisfieddiner1
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    As always the food is great the best prime rib ever. I look forward to visiting the cities where there is a Lawry's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent to celebrate anything..
    mike59
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The service and food were outstanding. We celebrated our anniversary and were treated to a wonderful meal. Nothing was hurried.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ambiance
    ChicagoLes
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Lawry's has such great ambiance, you feel like you area in an English country manor. The dining is an experience to see from the preparation and serving of the spinning salad to the carving of the meat. The food is prepared to perfection. A great place for special occasions and bringing business clients to.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect as always
    ScottChicago
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I love this place. The service is great, the staff so friendly and attentive. The food is superb and you can always expect the best prime rib. I like the fact that you are expected to dress up for the special occasion of patronizing a nice restaurant like this (although on occasion you can't avoid those who dress like slobs). The ambience reminds me of restaurants should be like - tasteful, staff in uniforms, traditional hearty food that is not a chemical experiment. And rarely have i seen patrons bring their babies here, thank God. In all, a great experience, always.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Classic Experience!
    Bruce
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Lawry's has been here in Chicago for years, and whenever we want to celebrate a special occasion, we choose Lawry's. It is the best prime rib we have ever tasted - the sides are succulent, the yorkshire pudding is heavenly, and the wine list is superb! The servers all wear dated uniforms, but that lends to a classic experience. Dress up for this place, as it deserves it! Our waiter had 3 tables, but was very in tune with our needs and wants. One plate that was not cooked to specifications was whisked away and a replacement plate with the perfect specifications returned in less than two minutes! Wow! We recommend this place! Use the valet, or take a limo, because it is on a downtown street! Expensive, but definitelhy worth it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As great as Lawry's is
    Skibum
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is the umpteenth time we have eaten at Lawry's. Both the Chicago location and Dallas are equally as great places to get awesome prime rib.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    First visit with a group of meat eaters. Really enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My boyfriend took me to Lawry's to celebrate my birthday this past Sunday. We had a great time. Good service, delicious food, & great service. The spinning salad...delicious. Prime rib...delicious, tender, good flavor. Creamed spinach and corn were also delicious. I also received a complimentary lemon bundt cake with candles for my birthday and it was also delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fantastic!
    JnJInc
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've been to two different Lawry's (Chicago and Las Vegas) and while every experience has been good, the Chicago location is amazing. The food, atmosphere and service is as good as you'll find at any top restaurant. From the crab cake appetizers to the prime rib meal and créme brûlée cheesecake for dessert, everyone in our group loved it! Even the side dishes of cream corn and spinach were great. Our server was very attentive and the manager (Alayna (sp?)) even stopped by our table more then once to see how everything was. It feel as though they truly cared about us. We all agreed, it was a meal we will not soon forget. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lawry's 9/28
    Lasalle52
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    As always, food is excellent. Very disappointed that people were allowed to dine here with vulgar worded t-shirts, torn blue jeans, etc. Are the standards being lowered? If so, very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sierra217
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food and overall experience was simply fantastic!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just the very best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It's not piled high food, it's not weird combinations of things nor is it adventuresome -- it's just the very best prime rib dinner that has ever been placed on a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic experience
    anyreasontodineoutVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It had been at least 30 years since we had last been here for dinner. This is a great dining experience that everyone should participate in for some special evening out. The food is great and the service is very good, table side carving and serving.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Dining
    VacationDining2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    If your in Chicago & love beef this is one place you will not be disappointed. From the service to the food we had an absolutely great evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food great, service ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food was AMAZING! Both my husband and I had the prime rib and loved it. The service was lacking in what I thought you would get at this price point. Our waitress was slow, forgot us for awhile. I watched as other customers came into the restaurant after us and left before us. We ordered drinks to start but they waitress had to comeback because they were out of the whiskey my husband order, which wasn't a big deal but she had already forgot the type of champagne I order and had to ask again. She also was curt in telling us they were out of the whiskey. I order a coffee with dessert and asked for cream and sugar which she never brought. I finally had to flag down a buss boy and by then my coffee was hardly warm.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstng
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    A great dining experience. Outstanding bartender. Service provided by Miss Farmer was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Prime Rib
    DustymVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We have been going to this restaurant for 25years. It is consistently good. This is the best prime rib in town, and I've tried them all! Give this place a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    foxzeeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent food and great service. Server in the bar area was very accomidating and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow Service
    GreatFoodBut
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food is great, but we had to wait over 30-minutes past our reservation time to be seated. Once seated the server we had, Ms. Hodges, was slow. She disappears taking care of bigger tables and then she rushes back to us. Went on all night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed...
    MP12
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    For a restaurant with such a historic reputation, our dining experience was subpar to say the least. Don't get me wrong, the food was excellent every word we heard about the food was right on. However the wait staff service was abysmal. Our server was slow to arrive at the table, once arrived she forgot to take the order of one of the people at the table before quickly disappearing into the back. There were no regular check-in's with how everyone was doing and she attempted to take drinks before they were finished. Lastly, she asked if anyone wanted dessert or after dinner drinks we asked for the menu, and then she disappeared for over 20 minutes leaving us more ready to leave than ready for dessert and after dinner drinks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually lovin it!
    Chowdown
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I love Lawry's Prime Rib, and I particularly like the spinning salad, but I was disappointed this time. Much smaller, missing the tomatoes, less ingredients, as well as less dressing. Our server was also very blasse this time. She was late with requested items, and the flow of the dinner was just not like normal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for a special occasion
    TimsReview
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is the second time in 10 years that we have been here, only because we are not in the area that much. It was excellent. The atmosphere was great. The Prime Rib was great. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super great/excellent
    foodie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    would certainly return when in Chicago next time. for a special occasion this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The uniform has to go
    Jerwaun81
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Did not like there uniform the lady's. Made me feel like I was in slave
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Bill
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We dine here about 4 times a year and it never disappoints. The prime rib is the best you'll find anywhere and the service is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So worth it..
    Stone2626
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We hemmed and hawed about the prices of this restuarant and whether or not we wanted to spend that much but we finally decided to give it a try. We were so happy we did. My family loved the waitress, right off the bat she was lively and colorful and entertaining. The food presentation was fun and overall the whole night was a blast, largely in part to the staff and great food at Lawry's. The next day my 22 year old said "That was amazing!"
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    marthaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had to order 6 wines before found one they had. Waitress was fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nightout52
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    we had a wonderful experience. I had some trouble cutting my meat and I was given a new piece which was much better! Our server was great and really took care of me what with my allergies to wheat. The atmosphere was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Lawrys is the perfect place to take out of town guests to show off Chicago restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    ClaireVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lawry's NEVER disappoints. The food and service are outstanding. I love Raymond, he is always accommodating and I love that the GM walks to ever table to ensure everyone is enjoying their evening. Thank you Lawry's, you are the best!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation fulfillment wasTardy
    Epicurean
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    In spite of having a reservation, and we were prompt on our arrival, yet, there was a 25 minute delay in seating us, unacceptable, we were sent to the bar and it took 15 minutes for a bartender to take the drink order, unacceptable, when they, are that backed up, they should have a cocktail waitress and a separate service bar taking care of waiting customers with, or without reservations, this was very poor at best....!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just as good as I remembered it
    MikeNYC
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Unbelievable Prime Rib. Great ambiance and history; great service. Get the Diamond Jim Brady Cut; you can handle it! Be sure to try the creamed spinach and CC Brown hot fudge sundae too. I grew up in Chicago, and used to dine here on special occasions. This meal was better than my fond, fond memories. This is a "must try when in Chicago" restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a good experience
    Rosie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We go to Lawry's the prime rib every two years, and each time our guest are impress by the service, the quality and the taste of the ribs. The wine list is also excellent and the dessert are irresistible. We recommend the restaurant to every one like good meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Best prime rib in Chicago! I take my work crew there during the IMTS tool show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decepcionante
    Liribe
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Tuvimos que esperar 30 minutos a pesar de que teníamos reservación. Al parecer la olvidaron ya que improvisaron una mesa de muy mala calidad.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic