Always consistentOne of my favorite's in Chicago, and we live here.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Mother's DayI took my mother here for the holiday. She'd eaten at RL before, but this was my first time, and it was wonderful. The escargot, sole, and mushrooms were great!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodvery good for mothers day brunch, great crab Benedict and the triple flavor sorbet was the best I have ever had, excellent price value5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatThe portion sizes are large and easily split between two. The food was very good. The service was impeccable. We would definitely eat here again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMrsWe go to RL Restaurant every time we come to Chicago, it is one of our favorites. This time I had the salmon and it was so delicious. I'm sure my friend was tired of hearing it every time I took a bite! She ordered the perch dish and loved the perch but was disappointed in the cole slaw. Also, it just seems like perch should have french fries with it, seems like a given. But these didn't.
We enjoyed sitting at the bar for a pre-dinner delicious cocktails. The atmosphere was lovely, warm and elegant. We will of course go back again!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest least talked about restaurantBy far my favorite restaurant for Americann fare in Chicago . The atmosphere is unbelievable. The food is fantastic. Get the Steak Diane and the brussel sprouts.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways look for the labelWhen I shop for clothes, I frequently find myself in the RL racks. When I decorate my home, I find that I choose the things with a RL label. It was not a surprise that when I looked for the perfect setting for a supper in the city, I found it at the RL restaurant. The room, the staff, the food were all exactly what I was hoping to find for an anniversary meal with my wife.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWould definitely return
WasWould definitely return
Was not sure that the chocolate cake was the same as last time!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ambiance amazingWonderful ambiance amazing decor, food was Excellent. I recommend the pork chop its fantastic- not much of a pork chop eater but this one was excellent! Will definitely go back- great for a fancy night out or a special occasion your celebrating!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant diningRL has a very old world elegance in its ambience. The crab cake was the best I've ever had.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat vibeThe decor at RL's is spectacular. It feels very inviting upon entering. It was very loud and crowded however the food made up for this. The food portions were very large and extremely delicious. I had the pork chop and was so dissapointed I couldn't finish is because I was so full. Next time I will pace myself so that I can order one of the amazing looking desserts. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in Chicago!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy this restaurantWe always enjoy this restaurant when we are in Chicago.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect, as usual.The food and menu choices are always good, in classic style-- not especially trendy, but that's OK. The service is outstanding! Best in town. Great place for people-watching, too.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI only negative about theI only negative about the entire experience was the fact that even though we had reservations, we still had to wait, and was told "you're table is being prepared", even though there we more than enough empty tables to seat us immediately.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNever Disappointed!We live in Wisconsin and spend a weekend in Chicago periodically and try different restaurants. We hadn't been to RL for awhile and looked forward to a return visit. It is enjoyable to dine in this well maintained, exceptionally well decorated restaurant. We were not disappointed in the food or presentation. The staff went out of their way to see that we were well taken care of. RL is definitely on our "A" list.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening at a classic,Wonderful evening at a classic, local favorite. We were greeted promptly and had a wonderful table for our birthday evening. Service is always good and server was attentive throughout the evening. We were never rushed and really lingered over the end of the meal. They brought out a plate of assorted desserts for the birthday acknowledgement. RL is always a great experience.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very nice experienceWe had a very nice experience at RL. The food and service was very good! I had the Red Barn Turkey burger and it was ok, not fantastic! But, my friend had the reuben, and it was amazing! Very generous with the corned beef! My other friend was in the mood for comfort food and ordered the grilled cheese with tomatoe soup and said it was amazin! I loved the decor, very Ralph! Service was very good, when asked if they could take our picture, they were very, very accommodating! I hope to get back there for lunch and order the reuben!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy mother-in-law had an absolutelyMy mother-in-law had an absolutely enjoyable lunch. The service was terrific and our food was delicious. Can't wait to go back!!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeous space with elegantGorgeous space with elegant service. Waiter asked if we wanted half size portions. Great idea. Prices for the half portions were very fair. Not as noisy if seated on the edges, otherwise quite noisy. Always busy. Some tableside preparations. Nice menu with many choices.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGoing soloThis wood panelled restaurant has a very English feel with all the pictures on the walls and the bookcases. I returned for dinner as I had eaten there at lunch time and been so well looked after. As I was on my own this was important. The food is wonderful. Lunch was a simple but delicious Tuna Nicoise with seared tuna and quails eggs insted of the usual hard boiled egg. At dinner I had the Crab Louis followed by the seafood Pasta - pappardelle with crab, lobster and scallops Ina delicious cream truffle sauce. The flavours were perfectly balanced and the glass of Chablis went perfectly. It was apparent that many of the diners were regular customers which is always a good sign. The staff are attentive without being omni present.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe visit RL at least onceWe visit RL at least once when in Ch'go. The Dover Sole is always outstanding and wait staff are wonderful.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe RL restaurant was outstandingThe RL restaurant was outstanding with exceptonal service. The lobster bisque and clam chowder were the best soups we have ever eaten. The decor and ambience added to the amazing experience - we can't wait to return .4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT SERVICE GREAT AMBIANCE TOOGREAT SERVICE
TOO MUCH NOISE
TOO MANY PEOPLE IN SMALL SPACE4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were told it was one ofWe were told it was one of the Chicago greats - and it was!
We were treated like royalty.
Can't wait to get back.
The food was off the charts.
The service was incredible.
We had a 12:30 reservation for lunch. The place was packed. We were taken to our table immediately and the service was perfect.
We can't wait to get back.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMRL is a must!RL is one of my all time favorites! I love the food, service, everything. It's a real treat!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMRL has one of the most beautifulRL has one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the city, and the service is exemplary.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there for a bridalWe went there for a bridal luncheon. Had a great time!! Love the lobster club as always.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently the best mealConsistently the best meal of my partner's and my visits to Chicago. Highly recommend the lobster club at lunch.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful design and food,wonderful design and food, very nice wait staff, but no valet like review said so parked across the street that cost $31.004/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent but they need toExcellent but they need to bring the table side preparation for Steak Dian Back--as this is one of the few restaurants that I go to across the country that prepares that item---I would say that this is a terrific regulars place and after work dinner place. they do a great job with service and the wine list is always good.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI just love RL! We are alwaysI just love RL! We are always treated like royalty and the food is spectacular!!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Place to CelebrateIt was our 45th Wedding Anniversary dinner so expectations couldn't have been higher. RL exceeded them. What was most enjoyable besides wonderful food and very nice and attentive staff, was how nicely paced the food delivery was. We were not rushed. We ordered drinks and apetizer...Foie Gras. After that came we were asked about our entre order. We were not the only couples celebrating anniversaries. Behind us were two couples celebrating their 35th. It was a wonderful experience.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful place - always theWonderful place - always the highlight of my Chicago visits.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service. Nice meal..Excellent service. Nice meal.. Nice place to get dressed up and grab a good dinner. bar area is a little small though.. so get there just after your reservation time, so they can just seat you..4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good andThe food was very good and the service was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the fois gras and steak tartare appetizers. As well the wine selection was very nice and they had excellent recommendations.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNever had a bad time. It hasNever had a bad time. It has always been such a pleasure. The management and waitstaff exceeds expectations every time.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMApril Fool!I have written two glowing reviews about this Gold Coast gem. This review would glow as well, if my birthday hadn't been totally ignored! It was stated in my reservations that we were celebrating my birthday, which was April 1st. The restaurant was 75% empty, so we can't blame hustle and bustle for the oversight. The food was very good, service excellent, and the ambiance was warm and welcoming...for anyone that was NOT celebrating their birthday. I chose RL to celebrate my special day..over the many fabulous other choices in town. I guess that makes me the April Fool.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMRL is top-notch. We love theRL is top-notch. We love the attention to detail. Great food in beautiful surroundings.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch at RL has become a traditionLunch at RL has become a tradition for me. I don't make a trip to Chicago without it.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great lunch at RLWe had a great lunch at RL - the service was great, food was delicious, and we were out in time to shop all afternoon.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a must for us whenAlways a must for us when we spend a weekend in Chicago!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPredictable excellenceRL is consistently excellent. The food, service, and ambiance are superb. We always take out of town guests there in addition to visiting the restaurant frequently ourselves. We highly recommend RL.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding dinning roomOne of the nicer dining room in Chicago, you feel like you are eating in a english study. Nice meat & seafood offering along with a balanced wine offering. Service was outstanding from start to finish.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMRL is a wonderful time. GoodRL is a wonderful time. Good food, great ambience and great location.
I have been there many times and always enjoy.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI was visiting Chicago withI was visiting Chicago with my daughter and 5 year old granddaughter to get her first American Girl Doll. We all got dressed up and went to dinner at RL! The staff fussed over both my granddaughter and the doll, the food was fabulous, and it was an elegant way to end the day! My hat is off to RL!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWhenever I am in Chicago,Whenever I am in Chicago, I always have to dine at RL for either lunch or dinner. This time I had dinner, which I haven't experienced in a while and it's the same wonderful experience every time. The food is delicious, the service is top notch and the atmosphere is grand! I highly recommend it! If you are attending an 8:00 show, like I did, I made 5:30 reservations and was out of there a little after 7:00.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Dining on the Mag MileThought the food was well prepared and full of flavor. Maitre'd did a fine job of getting you to your table quickly and wait staff was friendly and knowledgable. If you want quiet atmosphere this is not the place for you!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurantsOne of the best restaurants in Chicago -- or anywhere!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMRL sets the standard for fineRL sets the standard for fine dining in Chicago. The food is well prepared (must try the bone-in Ribeye steak) and the wait staff is courteous, attentive, and knowledgeable. One of the great places in downtown Chicago to eat.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful furnishings, likeBeautiful furnishings, like in a library on a private old English estate. Wonderful food. Noisy atmosphere at lunch, but I somehow acclimatized and didn't notice the noise as the meal progressed. Be sure to make reservation, I'm glad I did. It was completely full on a weekday late lunch time at 1:30 PM3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM