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: (312) 787-5000
  • 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
369 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (289)romantic (164)good for groups (117)fit for foodies (116)notable wine list (78)neighborhood gem (59)hot spot (28)kid-friendly (23)vibrant bar scene (18)great for lunch (13)late-night find (8)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • Our server, Ms Rogers, was excellent!!
    goodeats
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Would definitely go again!! Food is wonderful, ambiance is awesome, staff is great. Restaurant had its 40th anniversary recently...based on food and staff, I see how.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Wonderful time and food as always. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all around!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Had a great time here. They treated us so well. The prime rib was wonderful. Ms. Rivkin was a wonderful server.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is one of our favorite restaurants!
    Susie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food is always excellent. We love the ambiance. The only thing I didn't like is when the waitress found out we were not ordering drinks I felt her friendliness went a little "south"
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sometimes you should not change a Classic
    FoodieOKCVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    It is like stepping back in time...the spinning salad and the mashed potatos with that 1950's ubiquitous gravy. But then comes that huge piece or prime rib served from their unique carts. It is always perfect, tender and heVenly. The Yorkshire pudding is ready to sop up the jus running around the plate. And the horseradish is there to pep up the night. I love modern up scale food but sometimes you just need real comfort food...that is why you should not miss this classic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Group of eight from out of town to eat at a Chicago institution. Prime rib for all eight; good, but not great. Service left a bit to be desired.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little off this visit
    Taedog
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We go here every trip to Chicago. Prime Rib was a little disappointing this trip. Lacked flavor. Hopefully this was just a rare off day.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will Not Return
    Chicago
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Very poor service, the management staff was very rude and not concerned with diners experience in their restaurant. Overall, the food was ok, but the service, including management, made for a terrible experience. With the price point, and reputation, you expect basic levels of service and quality, this is not met here. Reservation was to celebrate a birthday and I would never take people to this restaurant again. I often do not write negative reviews, try to only write about good experiences. This time I feel people should know to stay away.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time on Both Sides!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We typically dine at Lawry's twice a year for special occasions, then some friends told me about their sibling, SideDoor. So, we decided to start there for some cheese, charcuterie, beer flight, and nibbles. Our server, Sean, was almost too knowledgeable; we were so impressed with the menu that we nearly cancelled our reservation over at Lawry's. Alas, I needed my prime rib fix, so away we went. It was stellar. Our Server, Mrs. Cleaver (?) was attentive, funny, and basically awesome. I couldn't believe she had been there for three decades as I watched her float around. The prime rib was like butter; Perfect! Lawry's is truly firing on all cylinders with this blend of new (SideDoor) and traditional (Lawry's). I'll be back, more often!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My "go to" choice for prime rib
    JonathanS
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Consistently high quality dining with reliable unpretentious service. Heart Healthy? Not so much-but you'll NEVER walk out dissatisfied...Arrive hungry and enjoy the performance art !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leisure meal
    Sixtus1968
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Only criticism is the slight feeling of being rushed - We had a terrible experience with that MANY years ago (the waitress was starting our spinning salad before we even got our drinks)- we sent it back and several tables around us applauded. We have been back a couple times in the past couple years and had better experiences. This Sat.night was OK, but our waitress did have the salad sitting behind one of us right after we got our drinks. We were there with friends from out of state and like to have a slightly slower paced meal. All-in-all, it was not horrible rushed, but we would have liked a little slower pace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best prime rib in Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The traditional standing Rib Roast is a long standing feature of Lawry's. It continues to be high quality, carved at your table, with excellent accompionments. The atmosphere is formal but friendly. Valet parking is convenient and reasonable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restiarant in Chicago by far. Always XLNT.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I really like the new Side Door GastrolPub addition. Good place to meet friends after work and have just appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Prime Rib Around
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Go to Lawrys and try to prime rib. It is a restaurant for a special occasion but you need to check it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food is absolutely amazing. I find a way to come here about once a year because the ambiance and food are just really special and unique in the city. The only reason my visit is not 5 stars this time is because I took a friend there as a grand overture of appreciation and there was nothing that the restaurant served that he liked to drink. I understand restaurants cannot have everything on hand but I phoned the day of to ask and they mentioned they did have something that they ended up not having. I think the waiter just listed liquors off the top of his head without actually looking. If you have somewhat specialized taste in beverages, I recommend calling them but perhaps do it twice. I do not know what I should have done different
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it's a must!
    Giovanni
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I attend to the PMMI show in Chicago since mid 90s for about a week, and when I do it, we always change resturants to try somenthing new, except the Lawry's of course... it's been 20 years now, despite I live across the ocean.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Poor Service
    PinotPaulVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Been going to Lawry's for about 50 years, mostly Beverly Hills, but Chicago too. The service was terrible. It wasn't completely the server's fault as it was her first day. Management must take much of the blame. Everything was fine until the main course arrived. We had ordered a selection of veggies and another bottle of $100 wine. Well, most of us were almost done with our meat and still no veggies, Yorkshire pudding or wine. The manager was summoned, he sorted it out w/no charge. We then ordered dessert and waited and waited and waited. I went to find the manager and after a while he appeared and the dessert was delivered. Obviously it had been sitting as the ice cream was partially melted. Our party of 9 was very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvit
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I go to Lawry's, about six times a year , love the ambiance the food is great, our waitress mrs Noel, was really nice over all experience was great, thanks loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent!
    Auntjuju
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and this has been a standout for 30 years! Don't understand the new addition of grilled steaks and the missing chocolate bag dessert however we think these things will correct themselves soon. Great for convention goers and neighborhood foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kyle
    KyleVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Excellent prime rib. We had a table of nine and had an outstanding meal. Be prepared to be stuffed with the best prime rib on earth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Great stake, very good system. Do not waste your stomach space on bread, the meat is plenty and so good
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience Business Dinner
    LawrysFan
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Lawry's did a great job of making sure my customers had an excellent experience. Our waitress, a 25+year veteran, had just the right amount of attentiveness to our table. She made good suggestions for the group from the menu. The Manager stopped by to make sure everything was fine. And of course, the food was awesome!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I was in Lawry's for the first time on 2000 and every time I am back to Chicago I have a dinner in there. Great atmosphere and excellent food. I definitely reccomend it. I have been also in Lawry's Las Vegas and the result was the same , great experience .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not so special anymore
    GRBlue
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Been a few years since we have patronized. And it may be awhile. Surprised to see most of the attire on a Saturday night as if we were at a national chair restaurant and bar. Arrived 15 minutes before reservation and promptly waited 45 minutes to be seated. Reservations at 8:00 but seated closer to 8:30. Barely got a muttered apology for the wait. Guy was a bit too cocky. Curved booth was a bit too small for 3 adult males (average to slim builds). Food and waitress were excellent. But the late seating and lack of customer service for such left a bad taste in the mouth.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 20th Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Thanks for making our 20th wedding anniversary very special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TRADITION
    AnotherSteakPlaceVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    ALWAYS WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE BEST OF THE BEST
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My lawry cut was not as large as a fellow diner seemed to be same cut our wives got
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To Impress
    Impress
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    If you want to impress someone or a group this is the place. I have been bring people to Lawry's for 25 years and have never been disappointed. Great Food, Great Ambiance and Great Service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best service!
    Bionda1VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had a lovely dinner this past Sunday evening at Lawry's. As always, the prime rib was excellent, along with all the accompaniments. But the best part of our evening was the service we received from Mr. Murillo. He was extremely attentive and entertaining throughout our entire dinner. He explained everything in detail and accommodated our specific requests (no egg in my salad, perfect temperature for all of our beef). He even found out that we had recently celebrated our anniversary and made us feel so welcome. Lawry's always has great servers, and Mr. Murillo is at the top of our list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lawry's Prime Rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a delicious dinner at Lawry's in Chicago. It was very convenient to our hotel so we had a lovely walk to and from the hotel. The reservation was on time. The requested booth was excellent as well as the food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • terry
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    we have been to this restaurant before and always impresses, mouthwatering food and great service cant wait to go back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what I remember!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I dined at Lawry's years ago and remember the experience as being elegant and the food memorable. Not so on this outing. Although the prime rib was excellent everything else was so-so. The spinning bowl dressing seemed to have changed. It feels like casual dining now with expensive pricing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Real Classic
    JiuJitsugirl
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have been going here for 35 years and just as it was in the beginning Lawry's has remained a true classic style restaurant. Waitresses are very friendly and helpful with menu selections. The spinning salad bowl is a real treat served with chilled forks. The carvers are fun carving meat at table side. Wine list is a little expensive but the house wine is reasonable and good. Atmosphere is cozy but ask for a quieter table if they have one. Holiday time is very special here. Carolers at Christmas are wonderful. We will continue to return over and over again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Top Notch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Another wonderful evening at Lawrys! It just never disappoints. Always the best prime rib and the best service, too. An expensive restaurant that is actually worth every penny! Can't say enough good things about this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Night
    HappyCouple
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had a wonderful experience at Lawry's for Dinner. The reservation worked great. Walked in and sat right down. Food was fabulous. Best part was the care and service provided by Mrs Farmer our server. A real sweetheart!! She even caught us on the way out because we had put down in the reservation that this was a special occation (it was our anniversary) and asked us to sit for a minute. She then went back and brought out cake and ice cream and even sang us happy anniversary. It made a nice evening very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Conference Night Out
    Peoria
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A group from our community college visited Chicago recently. We decided to schedule one dinner out for the whole group of us...just 7. Everyone was very pleased that we thought ahead and made a reservation at Lawry's. The food was wonderful. I'm sure we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another awesome dinner!
    ellenlevineVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Lawry's has been in Chicago forever. Restaurants come and go, but Lawry's consistently provides outstanding service and outstanding food. Miss Rivkin was our server! She was totally delightful and efficient. I was talking with a friend of mine who is a frequent Lawry's diner. When i told her who our server was, she knew immediately who i was talking about! I will come back more frequently, as you cannot find another restaurant that is on par with Lawry's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Lawry's Experience
    OrlandoDiner
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My wife and I always make sure that we dine at Lawry's each and every time we travel to Chicago. For us, it is an absolute must! Our server, Miss Noelle and our Chef/Carver Allen were spectacular!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lawry's
    4ColtsFansVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Always wonderful. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • "Make it a special night"
    jkdk90
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The rooms are quiet and relaxing, the main dining room is spectacular...the table side carving is just perfect for getting your Prime Rib like you want it. Now with fish selections and other steak selections your entire group can enjoy. We have only done the traditional sides and prime rib so I can't comment on the rest. The staff is top shelf and so is the VIP rewards program. We have been going over 25 yrs and love that restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic