Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago

4.6
6083 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
*NOW IN OUR 44th 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 lil sister on our Rush Street side, serving Gastro-fare, craft beers, hand-forged cocktails all day long.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Prime Rib, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5-9pm. Saturday 5-9:30pm. Sunday: 3-8pm

Lawry's the Prime Rib is closed for lunch
SideDoor is open for all day dining 11:30 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday thru Friday. 11:30 am to 11:00, Saturday

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Phone number
(312) 787-5000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Wombacher
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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.
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Cross street
Ontario and Rush Streets
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Parking details
Valet Parking is available during dinner hours only and can be easily accessed at our front entrance. Valet Rate is $16.
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 $15 for three hours of parking, with restaurant validation.
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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.
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Entertainment
Summer in the City:
Sunset River Tour & Three-Course Dinner
All Summer | Monday thru Friday
5pm Check-in | 5:30-7pm River Cruise | 7:30 pm Dinner
$110 per guest, inclusive

For Reservations Contact Shannon:
Email stauschman@lawrysonline.com | 312.787.5000
Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises
Enjoy a new perspective of the city in open-air and indoor seating while docents spotlight 50+ significant sites.

MENU
Original Spinning Bowl Salad warm sourdough bread

6 oz. California Cut Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef whipped cream horseradish, Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes & gravy
Salmon or Vegetarian entrees are also available

C.C. Brown’s Ice Cream Sundae with coffee or hot tea
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Lawry's The Prime Rib is available for nearly any private function from casual luncheons to business dinners to elegant weddings. Delicious food, exceptional hospitality and beautiful surroundings are available during the day for your group of 25 to 200.

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What 6083 People Are Saying
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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best prime rib I’ve ever had! Incredible meal!

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b
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to Lawrys for 30+ years. The elegant, McCormick mansion always serves a delicious prime rib meal with the most decadant side dishes. The creamed spinach and creamed corn are fabulous. If there is room for desert, the options are luscious and go well with their great cup of coffee.

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CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great prime rib. It came like I ordered it. The service was excellent

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RS
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Prime Rib was the best ever. The restaurant is outstanding and very traditional. Not for kids type place. The prices are a bit high but the quality of the food makes up for it. It is a must if you are in Chicago.

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r
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I was not happy with the service I received this Sunday it was not my usual pleasant experience.

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L
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here after going the theater. Have been here several times over many many years. Never disappointed. Service was great and food outstanding. Keep up the tradition!

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KR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with our server, he was a lot of fun. Lots of good food and great drinks. Would go back again!!

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DP
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

When I called to push our reservation back 30 minutes they were very accommodating. However, when we arrived we were told they were 10-15 minutes behind and we actually were not seated for 25 minutes. We placed a drink order with the bartender in the lounge which clearly was forgotten as it was never given to us.
Upon being seated our server did not come to our table for 10 minutes. We then learned the appetizers we saw in the lounge were not offered in the restaurant. She took our drink orders and, again, disappeared for another 10 minutes. She dropped off our drinks and left without taking our order. When she came back another 10 minutes later she started to take our order but the whole process was very confusing. I think she could have explained that we just need to let her know if we’re having something other than prime rib and all other sides and cuts and such would be shared when our meat was cut.
Again, she disappeared. We ordered crab cakes as an appetizer suggested (and somewhat pushed) by her. They showed up after the prime rib was served. My plate of prime rib sat cold while we waited for our friend’s lobster tails to show up.
My prime rib was dry! Medium rare prime rib should not be dry. I had no juice to soak up with the Yorkshire pudding. After the lobster arrived I got a chance to ask for bleu cheese sauce. I waited 7 minutes for it to arrive. It was the wait times between visits from our waitress I found most frustrating and disappointing.
We talked up this restaurant to our friends with us so much & left feeling embarrassed we asked them to spend so much money on a poor experience. We couldn’t even see the dessert menu because we had to leave at 10:30pm for a show. Such a bummer.

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t
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not been previous. I discovered what I have been missing ! Will be back next time I am in Chicago. Will spread the Word! Thank You

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OT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lawry's does not disappoint with their prime rib and side dishes. Wine list is extensive!! I would not recommend children since the meals are more for adults and this is an adult atmosphere.

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JM
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The last few times that we've been in Chicago, my wife and I have made a point of having dinner at Lawry's. We have never been disappointed. The food is great, the atmosphere is cozy, and the schtick (such as the waitresses going by Miss or Mrs., or the spinning salad) is fun. We'll be back!

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BV
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience. The manager was exceptional.

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RM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved introducing my sister to Lawry's when she visited me recently from New York. We both love prime rib and Lawry's does the best presentation/preparation of this favorite dish. Everything was delicious. One small hiccup. My extra dirty martini arrived at the table not dirty at all. Our server took it back to the bar and watched the bartender make it real dirty. It was great! And our server was outstanding. Plus, the atmosphere and overall service is top notch. Just love Lawry's! A Chicago treasure.

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HC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Been going to Lawrys for years and the prices are so high and the prime rib is getting smaller. Waitress was not very friendly. Disappointing visit.

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DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I come to Chicago once a year (for the past 25 years) and Lawry's is at the top of our list. If we lived downtown, it would be a once a month priority. If you're planning a trip to the Loop and pass up this Excellent Dining Experience, you missed the full experience of this beautiful city.

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PH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

An experience to say the least. Amazing prime rib. Don’t expect to just get in and get out, there is no rush. Highly recommend going.

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MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Bar selection outdated.. had no honey jack or fireball

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Z
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Larry's never has let me down. The Prime Rib is beyond th best and the service is extraordinary.

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k
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

although the service was outstanding, the food was room temperature i dont think the carts keep anything hot. both my husband and my dinners were the same. potatoes vegetables prime rib. all was barely room temperature. also every restaurant we ever dined at for one of our bdays, has always sent something complimentary to the table for dessert; whether a scoop of ice cream, slice of cake or cupcake with candle. the restaurant knew it was my husbands birthdsy, yet not even a cookie was brought to us food was great and waitress was fantastic. just needs be kept hot.

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JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to go to impress customers, first time there definitely be back, love the ambiance,

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WP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Reservation process very simle
was surprised that we did not have to wait forever at the bar to get a table.
upon request I have got a larries cut with a bone, I guess a Special priviledge
look Forward to be there next IMTS in 2020
Maybe you could rearrange the seating to more quiet atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

Been going here for years and it was great. This time they seem to have changed course and not bring the prime rib cart over to the table to be carved.....which Is one of the reasons the place is legendary. To bad.

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SF
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was slow. It took 1 1/2 hour to get our food. Very loud!

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EW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been yearly diners at Lawry’s Beverly Hills and decided to try the Lawry’s in Chicago while visiting the Chicago Art Institute. Wow! I got the small cut of prime rib with mashed potatoes and we ordered the creamed spinach and creamed corn sides. It comes with Yorkshire pudding and au jus. They normally put gravy on the potatoes but I prefer the au jus. The food and experience were sublime! I highly recommend this restaurant for a memorable experience in a beautiful and historic atmosphere.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Maybe I am not the best person to do this review. I am not a prime rib person. I can't see paying $56 for a beef roast i can cook for $12. yes mine come out the same way and texture. I dont see all the hype. The filet mignon was Ok. I have had way better at an Outback or on my own grill

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OT
Chicago
179 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal with fabulous service. Ms. Parent was our waitress and she is outstanding. Lawry's has become a regular place to go for us. The food is delicious and consistent as well as service.

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S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

All our steaks were undercooked, server never checked in with us after meals were given to us. Defiantly wish menu was more customizable, I’m not a fan of the dressing but wasn’t offered an alternative .

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GN
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our first visit to Chicago Lawrys. And it met all of our expectations! Service was very good and all employees went above and beyond. We had a wonderful dinner.

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RD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great dinner date for my husband and I as well celebrated his 40th birthday! Everything was amazing- atmosphere, staff, drinks “Chicago sunset”, food and dessert- they gave my husband a raspberry dessert that was fabulous! We will go back for sure and recommend to others!

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R
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente servicio, magnífica comida ambiente de primera, lista de vinos muy completa, el prime rib con varias opciones.

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SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Prime Rib carved at your table
sides are fresh and tasty
deserts are delectable

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TM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and delicious food. A very enjoyable night out in a lovely city!

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GW
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went with another couple for a business dinner at their request. In all fairness the two of us do not eat beef or pork. We found that it is all about the way they serve the Prime Rib. While our server was professional we did sit down with no silverware at two place settings and no napkins at another. We chose the fish of the day which was OK. The spinning salad is a nice circuit but not anything special about the salad. We skipped desserts which appeared good. Also a very good wine list with some good red wines to match the meats.

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Only reason not 5 stars across the board was that some butter was splashed on me accidentally and no offer to take care of dry cleaning was offered

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DW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 57th birthday and I wanted my wife to experience Lawry's ambiance. The last time I dined here was about 20 years ago and it was wonderful then and it was just as wonderful now. The staff was so very nice and my wife didn't feel overwhelmed and enjoyed every second on it. Our server was amazing and she informed us about your VIP membership and we signed up to become members.

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BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Lawry's has changed over the years from an adult restaurant to family style. We had kids making lots of noise next to us which made a quiet conversation with each other difficult. The other table had visitors with dirty t-shirts. When I asked for cracked pepper for my salad the waitress pointed to a shaker on the table. My wife likes to visit when we go to Chicago. I know these are little things, and maybe I have not changed with the times, but Personally, for the $, Its good food but everything else has become average.
If you want to sip a little wine and have a quiet conversation with your wife choose a different restaurant.

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was worth the cost and the staff were very professional and easy going.

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RR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lawny's never fails. We have been coming here since the early nineties. In the beginning it was for our anniversary once a year, but now we try to get here at least three to four times a year. The Side Door is a great alternative lunch option when dinner is not an option!

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LQ
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall the food was very good. Roast beef very tender but not a strong beefy flavor. The Ribeye steak was excellent, very tender and flavourful. I felt a little rushed to order my food but overall very good.

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JF
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as usual. Service was timely and friendly.

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