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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.
Chicago, IL 60611
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
Ontario and Rush Streets
$31 to $50
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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
Dinner "To Go" - Suited for all Home & Office Dining - Please Place your Order Two Business Days Prior. Delivery is Available at an Additional Charge.
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.
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
Lawry's is the place to go for prime rib. The service continues to be excellent and the signature salad, prime rib, mashed potatoes and cream corn is a one of a kind dining experience.
We thought the chocolate bag desert was the best until we had the new chocolate cart.
Very formal, dated ambiance. Waitress uniforms made me think of "Hazel" (Mr. B's maid in the 1960s sitcom by the same name).
Prime rib was good. Served on a plate with a scoop of mashed potatoes plopped onto it. Small ladle of gravy in an indentation in the potatoes. Yorkshire pudding provided with which to "soak up the au jus", but there was none. No broccoli spear or even a sprig of parsley to enliven the plate.
Very expensive for what one received.
Lawry's remains a great spot for a nice prime rib, upscale dining.
It has been many years since I dined at Lawry's. I ordered center cut filet and it was delicious! The food is as good as I remember however, I was a little disappointed in the service. Our family chose to dine at Lawry's to celebrate my son's and my birthday. The waitress didn't seem as friendly towards our family as I noticed she was with other guests. In addition, I asked her advice on which dressing for steaks was best..bearnaise vs. peppercorn sauce to be exact. She proceeded to explain what a bearnaise sauce is in a condescending manner. I voiced my knowledge of sauces, just wanted to know if the restaurant had a favorite. Our family is African American, so I took this exchange a bit personally. It may take a while before I visit Lawry's again. The waitress sort of soured the experience for our family.
Went with the small cut ribeye and it was good. Good temp, good flavor. Opted for mashed instead of the accompanied scalloped and thought they were quite substandard for such a pricey restaurant. Dry and flavorless. Old school setting was kinda cool. Waitress was very good. Had an amazing malbec with dinner. I dont recommend spending $200 here for 2. Go to a steakhouse and get your moneys worth. I felt slighted. It was not worth the tab at all.
Went for our tenth wedding anniversary. I had seen Lawrys on the travel channel. My two favorite seasonings are Lawrys seasoning salt and their pepper . The prime rib was everything I had hoped for. I ordered the beef bowl and the creamed spinach but don’t think I even tasted the spinach Didn’t want to pay all that money and get full on spinach. My wife ordered the salmon and she said it was alright. Personally not sure what all the fuss is about salmon anyhow. You usually have to drench it in some kind of bourbon sauce to kill the fishyness of salmon . My only complaint would be the salad dressing, I don’t like French or any other heavy creamy based dressings but they did have oil and vinegar. Not everybody likes everything. If I ever go back to Chicago I will head right back to Lawrys.
Overall another solid experience. we enjoyed our experience as we have been going with our friends for 28 years in a row to celebrate by wife's birthday. The service was just average this time around. All the food was great as usual except the creamed corn was cold and the prime rib was more medium rare instead of the medium we ordered.
We are very fond of this restaurant and have been here several times. This time, we felt as if we were being rushed by our waitress. We did take advantage of Chicago Restaurant Week special. We wondered if we were being rushed along because of that. If so, I find that completely unfair and that is why I had taken a star off for service.
Had heard many good things about Lawry's and it lived up to the hype. The food is great. My husband got the prime rib and I got the filet, and both were fantastic. I also had the mashed potatoes, which were excellent. Their spinning salad that comes with every meal isn't anything special, but it's fun to watch them make. The service was excellent, but the outfits the servers wear are odd. We also got drinks ahead of time at their attached bar next door, and those drinks are interesting and tasty. It's expensive at Lawry's, but I'd recommend it if you can afford it or for a nice night out.
Wonderful as always! I have never had a bad meal or bad service at Lawry's. My husband and I celebrate all our special occasions there, and sometimes just a spur of the moment - let's see if they have a table kind of thing. I cannot say enough good things about Lawry's! Looking forward to visiting many more times in the future!
Carvers and waitresses that have been there for years, this place is starting to veer from what makes them great. Now an expanded menu for the non-carnivores in your group and a “side bar” restaurant which is managed by a different company. Albeit changes for whatever reason the prime rib still shines. Whipped cream horseradish is as fresh and wonderful as ever. Creamed spinach still the best in Chicagoland. Service can feel hurried from army general waitresses. Don’t let the dress fool you. Forget to tell them you want to take your time and your dinner will start to appear. Prices have taken a sharp upward jump so I have removed a value star. Hope they see the light and go back to highlighting what they do best...PR!
We had a wonderful time. Brenda was a great server, answered all our questions and was extremely attentive to our needs. The food was out of this world. The one word of warning, plan to take a doggie bag home because the portions are just too much. But, that just means we got to enjoy the food the next day.
Lawry's didn't live up to expectations. While the service we had was excellent, the prime rib was disappointing. For 3 of our party of 4, the temperature (heat) was not satisfactory - barely warm. The cuts were also disappointing as there was considerable fat on each piece served. Not satisfactory in relation to the prices. It had been 30 years since I had been there and, unfortunately, will probably not return. A Chicago institution but too many other great restaurants to choose from to gain my future dining dollars.
Went many years ago and the prime rib was fabulous. Now, not so good. The portions were smaller and didn't have as much flavor, even though we paid more for the Lawry cut. On my boyfriend's plate, the chef gave him the bone to give it the illusion of getting more, but really, it was at the end of the piece and he didn't want to start cutting a new roast. The spinning salad is a poor substitute for a tableside Caesar salad, the creamed spinach needed a touch of lemon and less cream, the Yorkshire pudding was bland. The red wine blend ($76 bottle) was good, as was the service. I liked the old school architecture, though dining room was extremely noisy.
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