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About Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago

*NOW IN OUR 43rd 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.

100 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Prime Rib, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5-9:30pm. Saturday 4:30-10pm. Sunday: 3:30-8pm

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

Cross Street:
Ontario and Rush Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 787-5000

Website:
http://www.lawrysonline.com/

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

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.

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 $12 for three hours of parking, with restaurant validation.

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.

Executive Chef:
Leonard Delgado

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.

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

service

4.5

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4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (28)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 hours ago

Food, service and ambiance were wonderful as always. Loved the Christmas Carolers!

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·Dined a day ago

The food and service were both wonderful- what a great meal!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Love Lawry’s, as always the food was great, service was great. Having the Christmas carolers and Santa was an extra special touch!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

A very nice dinner. The prime rib was the best we've ever had. It was almost fork tender. It was all fresh and hot. Spinning salad bowl was delicious. Yorkshire pudding was perfect accompaniment to the prime rib. Service was not rushed at all. Wine list is very well priced. Had Christmas carolers there during our visit. Ambience is quiet, great for conversations. We'll definitely be back, and highly recommend.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Worst dining experience in years. Service was almost non-existent, food was not hat, wine glass with red wine was cracked. Will never go back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was palatable, but unremarkable. The service was somewhat slow as well as impersonal. Overall,significantly overpriced for what was served (The Lawry cut meal).

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Always quality service and food. I sure miss the lunch they used to have.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

My parents were in town

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Lawry’s is always a wonderful place for the BEST prime rib in Chicago and the staff and service is always top shelf.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful evening to celebrate my 87th birthday. Delicious food and very pleasant, efficient
waitperson!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Music, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Lawry’s never disappoints. The prime rib is superb, the service is excellent, and the wine selections are plentiful. Can’t wait to return.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Lawrys is the best prime rib around it was amazing! The Staff and service was fast ,friendly and great. The atmosphere was great prices were good. Me and my wife will be going back there again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Very good as usual, great meal for the price.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

Always great prime rib, bring it right to you. You decide what cut you want and how you want it done. House horseradish plain or creamy.
Mashed potatoes, asparagus, and /or creamed corn.
Or you can order off the menu, choice of beef, seafood, scalloped potatoes, and seasonal choices.
Famous "spinning salad and house dressing"
Many wine choices or bar drinks, soda, or teas.
Christmas holiday after Thanksgiving groups come in to do Christmas carols, move from room to room, they do take orders if you have something you want to hear.
Everyone friendly, helpful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

IT IS THE PLACE TO FOR A GREAT ROAST BEEF DINNER. THE SERVICE IS FORMAL AND PREISDICTABLY GOOD. THE MEAT IS CARVED AT THE TABLE - AND IT IS A SHOW. THE DRINKS AND THE DESSERTS WERE GOOD, TOO. WE VISIT ONCE A YEAR - IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE LOOK FORWARD TO.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The hostess was not very friendly but once I was seated I received from the rest of the staff the great service that I’ve come to expect from Lawry’s.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Romantic, Live Music, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It has been 15 years since we visited Lawry's and I forgot how great that prime rib tasted.
We often dine downtown at many great new and established restaurants and we will definitely make Lawry's a more frequent visit for a great predicable meal served by a top staff.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We go to Chicago every Christmas and several times we choose aLawreys as our dinner choice. The meat is phenomenal and I love the spinning salad.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent! Loved everything about the restaurant! The carollers were wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Outstanding food, elegant service. Long wait for table

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a reservation for 10 people at 7:30 and were seated promptly. Big improvement from our last visit.
Food was outstanding as usual.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have traveled 5 hours for this dining on this weekend, for over 20 yrs
Lawry’s never disappoints . Our favorite meal of all year

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Hair in salad, poor service all and all a terrible experience.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We got together with some relatives and we all came away saying it was the best meal we ever had!!!! The carolers was a was a really nice touch for the holidays!!! Thank you!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing on all aspects. The holiday decorations were a huge compliment to the amazing food and service. Very unique in a city filled with Steakhouses.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Para mí es el mejor prime rib del mundo

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was a special event since my guests had flown in from Shanghai, China and Naples, FL and another drove 8 hours from Toronto, Canada to be together for perhaps the last time. I had hired these great people some 35 years ago and brought them with me to different professional business engagements throughout our business careers. I chose Lawry's because I had a similar gathering about 20 years ago with business clients. At that time, I was most impressed with the ambiance, food and service. This time was no different. The meal started with freshly sliced sourdough bread, a "spinning" bowl salad prepared table-side that was to die for. We all chose different cuts of Prime Rib and whether rare or medium, they were perfect. They were served on hot plates with exceptional sides of mashed potatoes with gravy, yorkshire pudding creamed corn and green peas and complemented by a bottle of Stag's Leap Merlot....(chosen from an extensive Wine List).

We were also very impressed with the Server who waited on us . Ms. Parent had several tables she was waiting on but did not miss a beat with us. We asked how long she had been with Lawry's because she was so good at what she was doing. She made the evening that much more special.

Lastly, the Christmas Carolers brought us all into the spirit of the Season after several years of feeling guilty of saying Merry Christmas.....

So, to Ms. Parent and the Staff of Lawry's Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

keeps the tradition with perfect service and delicious dishes highlight to the prime rib

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been to Lawry’s many times and always enjoy the food and atmosphere. We were treated this year by carolers who were excellent. Really nice touch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love the prime rib. They had carolers for the holidays, which made the occasion very special. Was missing the Lawry's in L.A, and was very glad to find one in Chicago. Only thing lacking was they had no potato chips! But overall, superb, delicious and fun.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My wife and I haven't been there in some time but this is my wife's favorite restaurant. The food and service is outstanding and worth the drive.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Everything was excellent except Ismaiel who took our coats and he put them in a very vad way inside the room and also i asked him how much do u want he said whatever u want i gave him 2 $ as those were the only change i had , he make fun of them , this makes make really unhappy

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was great service was good up to a point. After we were served our prime rib we had to wait on our sauteed mushrooms that she had forgot to order. She bought the bread pudding out at that time as well. After we finished our meal we had to wait over 30 minutes for check just sitting there with nothing to do. And once we got our check she had forgotten to split it as we had asked

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was excellent, location is excellent and service is impeccable!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great as always!! Food was fantastic server was wonderful and full of fun facts!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Good food but poor service. Restaurant has poor acoustics, makes it very noisy even when half empty. Will not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The entire experience was enjoyable. Learned about the history of the building and business. Spinning salad at table side and freshly cut meat also at table side by the very capable staff enhanced the food experience. Delicious

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I’ve been to Lawry’s several times and sadly, this visit just did not live up to our usual expectation. We came for my moms 54th birthday. Just getting water to our table was quite a wait and the gentleman ended up pouring from really high and splashing a lot when he filled each glass. It was very odd almost to a comical standpoint. My husband, mother, and stepfather all got the Lawrys cut of prime rib and the carver did not even come to our table which was also a disappointment, but came to a table next to ours that was sat shortly after us. My mother’s piece was huge, while my husband was served a piece that was primarily bone, all 3 of them agreed. So that part of the experience was also disappointing. Just overall was not the service or meal experience that we expected for $250 while also tipping the waitress $50. The carolers were the highlight of the evening hands down. Lawrys really is a place that that you go to for that one of a kind Lawrys experience and it just didn’t meet he mark today.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food in a wonderful setting. A limited menu but if you want prime rib this is the place

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Awesome place. Haven't been there in a few years, but the food was exactly as I remembered, and with the Christmas carolers, it was a great evening.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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