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Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago

4.5
5701 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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*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.
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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: 5-9:30pm. 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

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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
Leonard Delgado
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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 $12 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 5701 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 hours ago

It was great like always.

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Bennettskis (Chicago)
4.0  Dined a day ago

Lawry’s is a Chicago institution but we felt a little rushed.

The spinning salad was just lettuce and beets with French dressing.
We all had the Lawry’s cut of Prime Rib which was excellent.

I would recommend it for the classical ambience but be forewarned. It is a meat market and they want a fast turnaround of tables.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This is the only place I will order prime rib. It's medium rare every time.

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MarkK 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Lawry's is a classic Chicago restaurant with great food, excellent servers and grand atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

From the valet to the service it was an experience. Absolutely enjoyed the time spent there. Food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I had not been to Lawry's for years, and was absolutely delighted that the dining ambience, the special service setting (spinning salad with delicious dressing, and focus on the over-the-top prime rib of beef) had not changed at all. A venerable Chicago icon, in every way. It was a WONDERFUL evening accompanied by a beautifully-performed cocktail and a very nice bottle of wine. Server had been there 44 years, and was just a lovely lady and pro. What more can be asked for UNDER $100?

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We got there a little early and our wait time was only 5 mins before our scheduled reservation. Which was amazing and our waitress was spectacular and suggested lobster mac and cheese in the wait room area.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Host was beyond rude. We had a reservation at 6 pm , showed up a little early (15 min) he rudely dismissed us to wait in the corner , even though they weren’t even busy, then I came back at 6:01 , he said it’s not 6:00, I only go by my watch ... more rudeness, then at 6:05 he said, they’ll be a bit of a wait... then we were seated by an equally rude head waiter...
all of this I’m sure seems trivial, and I’m sure will not be read, but this was supposed to be a special dinner for my daughters birthday, which was noted on the reservation but made no mention of, as my 8 year old daughter noted “ We should’ve gone to Joe’s Crab house Dad... they’re much nicer there...

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Wonderful (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great Time

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and a delightful waitress. She kept us on schedule to leave for our opera that evening.

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JamesF 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Never a disappointment at Lawry’s. The staff is fantastic, shout out to Mr. Rice, he made the evening even more enjoyable.

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ShelliP 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Miss Hodges provided outstanding service! Life changing experience and one of the finest dining experiences Chicago has to offer.

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PatS 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

best prime rib in the country and classic historic place but too expensive

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vipJack (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Lawry's is an 'old Chicago stand by' that I had not visited in over 30 years. It has stood the test of time. It does its main thing well -- deliver great prime rib. The fixings that come with it are solid but unspectacular -- the mashed potatoes, yorkshire pudding, and spinning salad. The latter disappointed because the greens were wilted and there was a bit too much dressing but overall passable. I highly recommend the creamed corn!!!

The waiter was quite accessible although I found it pretentious that we were advised by our hostess to refer to him as "Mr. so and so". He also pushed extras relentlessly -- to a degree that caught by attention.

But if you are looking for a basic down-the-middle great prime rib dinner, this is a good place to go.

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