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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
  • "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
  • "Love the place. Beautiful upscale restaurant. Wonderful service from the bartender, host, server, to the carver. A nice glimpse into past with a touch of the present."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We always choose Lawrys for our special occasions when in downtown Chicago. While our meal was not up to its usual perfection, it still was and will be our choice of places to dine because of the service and ambiance. Ms. Kliver is a professional. She is attentive, delightful, and pleasant. We usually request her and after 37 years of being a server she still maintains her enthusiasm for the job. Overall it was a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great food and service. Always a treat for me when we are in Chicago."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Whenever my wife and I visit Chicago, dining at Lawry's The Prime Rib is a must. They never disappoint."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Good prime rib, but nothing to justify the $44 price tag. The dining experience is unique with the carving cart and other little nuances of the dining "theater". The worst part was that the menu/our waitress was extremely ambiguous. She offered us other sides as substitutes for the Prime Rib dinner menu (i.e. baked potato for the included mashed potatoes) and neglected to tell us we would have to pay the full price for the substituted slides. At $7/piece that is unacceptable. She employed a similar strategy trying to convince us to join the loyalty club which is "free" when you pay $25 up front and get a $25 gift card in the mail that is only good for 8 months. Those tactics really diminish the classiness of the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food was good but for that price I shouldn't have to pay extra for a bake potato."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "If you want to throw your health concerns to the side for one night then go to Lawry's. I recently took my family to Lawry's just as my parents had take me when I was young. I am happy to report that it hasn't changed in all those years. It is still the best prime rib dinner I have ever had. My husband enjoyed it so much that he added it to his top ten list of best meals he has ever eaten."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "For the first time, we were surprised in the quality of our prime rib. It wasn't the "prime" cut that we have had in the past. The service was, as usual, impeccable."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This was our third visit to Lowry's over the years. The food never disappoints. I wish we could visit Chicago more often."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "If you love Prime Rib, this is the place to go! Not only is the food excellent, you will remember the experience. We have been to Lawry's in Chicago, Dallas and Las Vegas many times and the food is consistently excellent. Have never had a bad meal or experience at any of them."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Excellent food, but pricey. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Best prime rib in Chicago...PERIOD Double VIP points in July!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Lawry's was an elegant and delicious dining experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Could not have asked for more."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Best Prime Rib in Chicago hands down! Absolutely delicious from the Calamari and crab cake appetizers all the way down to the dessert! Exceptional service and wait staff! We made reservations and had to move our reservation 30 later and the host was very nice and understanding. Would definitely come back again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We dined at Lawry's on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was busy and we were lucky to be seated at a table at the back that was out of the busy, center of the restaurant. Our server was awesome, knew her business (has been there for 21 years) and was very helpful, but did not hover. The prime rib was fabulous and we definitely recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We came into the city to celebrate our parents anniversary and you all made it very wonderful. They will remember it forever!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Friday my wife and I went to dinner at Lawry's, the prime rib was excellent, the service was great, and the setting was perfect for a nite out with my wife, P.S the chocolate cake was delicious, thanks for a great nite Lawry's ."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I tried one in Akasaka Japan but Chicago's was better in terms of atmosphere, service and seating. Food was sanely great , highly recommend English cut. Their meat tastes better when sliced."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My wife and I love Lawry's. It was my wife's birthday and she was very thrilled to go back to this great restaurant. The food was awesome and cooked to our liking. We received what we expected; great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Lawry's is a special place to us and we plan to continue to go for our special dates."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I went there 30 years ago when I was a kid. We were visiting Chicago and my parents wanted me to know what a really nice restaurant was like. I go every time I am in Chicago. It never fails to please. Wonderful, wonderful food."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "As always, had the best Prime Rib I have ever eaten! Took my wife, kids & in-laws for the first time. They loved it. Top notch service!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We go everytime we visit Chicago. The air conditioning was not working on Sunday so it did not make for a comfortable dining experience. Otherwise, everything was top notch!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My gf and I went to Lawry's for prime rib and we were not disappointed what a wonderful experience and amazing prime rib! The table side serving and carving of the meat was excellent and such a generous portion for the price. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great food, good service and never was disappointed. Will come again!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Lawry's continues to deliver a superb dining experience, between the timeless interior, prime rib cooked right in front of you, and the incredible flavor and seasonings that take their meat up a notch. The filet, jumbo sized shrimp, prime rib, and salmon special were all cooked to perfection-and if there's one thing Lawry's knows well its seasonings. Highly recommend this place for a big group dinner or an intimate special occasion."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It's been a few years since my wife and I dined at Lowry's in Chicago. As we arrived at the restaurant for an early Independence Day dinner, I wondered if the experience would be as wonderful as I had remembered - it was even better! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that loves prime rib. Can't say enough good things about our experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "DISAPPOINTED, my son & husband ordered Lawry's rib eye, both was chewy. My husband only ate quarter of it"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The Prime Rib was incredible! The chocolate mousse cake was delicious and it was nice of them to sing for our anniversary."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The atmosphere was beautiful and the staff very attentive. The prime rib was very good, but too pricey. One word of advice -- the creamed spinach is really bad and they charge $7 for it. Definitely a special occasion place."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I would recommend Lawry's to a friend only for the fact that it is iconic, and the prime rib is very good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "english cut prime rib was fatty this time. Last time it was really lean. The dressing on the salad was just ok."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It was 1977 and I was 17 yrs old for my first visit to Lawry's with my girlfriend, now wife. It was the first fine restaurant I'd ever dined in and it was truly phenomenal.....but I really had nothing to compare it against. Flash forward to 2014 (yes 37 years later) and I am again at Lawry with that same girl from 1997, convinced that with all fine restaurants we'd been to over the years - there's no way Lawry's could wow us the way it did in 1997. We were wrong. It was fantastic. The room, the service, and that magically savory prime rib were absolutely dynamite. The room is sumptuous and quiet. The waitstaff is attentive and professional. The prime rib is the best we've had anywhere. We won't wait another 37 years to return !"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Waitress had to many tables. we waited along time to give our order. They brought our salid and we had to ask for bread. On the other hand the waitress was extremely fast at bring the check and taking our money. P.S . The food was great."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "If you want a traditional setting with a traditional meat & potatoes menu, this is the place. The steaks were very good, the salad just ok."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "a classic restaurant that offers the greates of all pleasures, a wonderful prime rib dinner just the way you like it. lawry's offers the benefit to seat a group as we had, 9 adults, in comfort and a table that meets the needs for easy conversation. service is outstanding and staff is very accomodating. see you again.....hopefully, soon. as a cancer survivor, it was a wonderful experience. thanks, greg"
    Dined on 6/26/2014