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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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food

4.6

service

4.4

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4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (142)
Good for Anniversaries (115)
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Comfort Food (43)
Seasonal (35)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Notable Wine List (27)
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Bar Seating (13)
People Watching (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Sunday Lunch (9)
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·Dined a day ago

There is a serious possibility that I will not be able to eat prime rib anywhere else again. Amazing! Everything was excellent. Everyone says the creamed spinach is the side to get, and it was good, but for me, the corn was the hidden little gem.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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·Dined 3 days ago

I really like the food and the atmosphere!👍🏾👌🏾

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely phenomenal prime rib. It’s not an inexpensive experience but it was worth every penny for the quality. Great place to celebrate a special occasion!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great tasting food with impecable service!!!!
Best prime rib in town!!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Low key, elegant and delicious. The server was professional, knowledgeable, and hospitable. Most of all, it was fun.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Classic Chicago eatery. Service and quality of highest standard. The place for a special meal that you will remember.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 7 days ago

Not a great value for the price. Nothing special. Not a lot to the prime rib. Aus jus was thicker than expected and overwhelmed the taste of the prime rib. Kinda masked. Plain mashed potatoes. Spinning salad was unique, though.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Lawry's is one of our favorites, love the ambiance and special table-side carver service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I felt like I was in a time capsule! The salad was incredible-- chilled fork, hand spun, and super fresh and crunchy. The prime rib lived up to its reputation. The service was excellent. Great experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Long time traditional restaurant still provides great food and service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Consistent quality food and service. A no fail choice when looking for Chicago dining.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Overcharged and no response to email. Ordered cocktails and by the time they were served the salad was being served. Miss Rogers was very professional but overall our group was disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The BEST place for prime rib! It is so tasty and flavorful!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Amazing food!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Lawry’s has the best prime rib!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Delicious comfort food!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great service!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Loved it! Great service and atmosphere! I plan to return and I recommend the restaurant to others.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lawry's is always a crowd-pleaser. It's a classic that never goes out of style and a favorite in our family. I was a little disappointed that we were not offered the restaurant week menu -- it was a very good deal and we realized after we left. :-(

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was awesome and they stick to tradition. Our waitress Ms. Rogers was fantastic and very attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Usually very good but this time prime rib not cooked as ordered & service very slow although it was not crowded.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I celebrated my birthday at Lawry's and thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. I recommended it to a friend because I forgot how great the food, service, and ambiance at Lawry's Prime Rib! It was a wonderful experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great time we did restaurant week menu and it was excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Food was excellent, but our waitress was very condescending at times. She didn't even tell us good night, nor thank us for dining there. I think it was because she didn't receive the tip she was expecting. The rest of the staff were very kind.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great service with exceptional food!!!
It was a very pleasurable dinning experience.
This was not my first time and I will definitely be back!!! The prime rib melted in your mouth!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I tried this place last year too, same restaurant week menu. This time there were less performances, such as no cutting prime rib in front of our table and no telling restaurant history etc... They should give same quality of service to each customer.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The staff was attentive, friendly and fun. The food was excellent, well worth the expense

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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