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
377 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (299)romantic (183)good for groups (114)fit for foodies (114)notable wine list (74)neighborhood gem (60)hot spot (30)kid-friendly (22)vibrant bar scene (16)great for lunch (15)late-night find (9)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To Impress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • Great prime rib, steak
    Soter
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was wonderful--we loved that the prime rib was cut and served table side! We had one prime rib and one filet, and the filet was served about 7-8 min after the prime rib. The prime rib meal was served without the whipped horseradish, and we had a difficult time flagging down our server to ask for some. Overall though, we had a memorable celebration with top-of-the-line food in cozy dining room!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holla for prime rib!
    Bethieb929
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Possibly the best prime rib I've ever had, and yes I know that is a bold statement.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to eat
    rightbowerVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food and service was outstanding. Serve the Prime Rib at the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Excellent
    MeatandPotatoLover
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have celebrated special occasions at Lawry's the Prime Rib for many years. I have never been disappointed. Our Saturday night visit was again highlighted with excellent service, excellent food, and the feeling that the money spent was well worth the investment. This is not an inexpensive place, but when we can go, it always provides an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion Must
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We celebrated a special birthday and a romantic evening out. The most upscale dining experience we have ever had and will talk about it as long as our friends will listen! Our host/server did a great job of explaining our dining experience as well as the history of the restaurant. Very endearing and memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This place is sensational an enduring gem. We had the prime rib, it was off the charts
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Night at Lawrys
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My wife and I went for the first time to Lawry's about 20 years, and it was great food experience and we always tell our friends, if youre in Chicago you need to go to this restaurant and eat meat is a mandatory thing. On october 16 we arrived to Chicago with our daughter and we made reservations to dinner on friday night. The food was delicious as always and our daughter really enjoyed what we call the cooking show. Dont forget to have a big appetite to eat meat!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jack
    JackVIP
    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
  • Happy Family
    funtime
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food and service. This was my granddaughter's first time to Lawry's and she loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    SkibumVIP
    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.
  • Prosit2
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our evening at Lawry's, from the greeting when we arrived to the doorman who got us a cab to leave.we were thrilled with being able to have a wonderful seating location in the semicircular booth with a view of the entire dining room like in an old movie.the food was spectacular and so was the service. and the ambiance, as I have indicated above. We had a perfect evening. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.