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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (125)
Good for Anniversaries (105)
Good for a Date (100)
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Good for Birthdays (86)
Romantic (82)
Business Meals (79)
Worth the Drive (63)
Quiet Conversation (46)
Good for Groups (44)
Authentic (40)
Comfort Food (37)
Cozy (35)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Notable Wine List (29)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Fun (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Casual (11)
People Watching (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

First time here, we are from Florida and a friend recommended it. We loved it! The food and service was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

The atmosphere as well as the service are excellent. In addition, I think they serve the best prime rib I have ever had. Highly recommended!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

As allways dining in Lawry’s is an amazing experience...

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was fine, except the coffee could have been stronger for after dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent! The prime rib is the best i ever had and I LOVES me some prime rib. I came from Michigan and i can't wait to get back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place. Been there a few times and had always been wonderful.
Not a place for just a casual meal but for a special occasion or celebrating, worth it.
Of course it's a prime rib restaurant, a few other selections, but most go there for the prime rib.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

A Chicago treasure! Always consistent & fabulous! What white tablecloth dining should be!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

A disappointing evening. The ala carte costs were so off the norm that they detracted from the experience. The prime rib was not the prime rib I recollected from past dinners there. The compacted table space was uncomfortable. I am surprised that they were as busy as they were given the basically lack luster food. I think they are living on past laurels and are not maintaining their quality as they did in the past. We will not be back.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The best prime rib ever. Lawrys never disappoints

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, People Watching, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Called ahead of time because we were celebrating my brother's birthday/ return from his deployment, the lady I spoke with on the phone informed me that the staff would bring dessert with candles at the end of our meal but never did.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This restaurant to is a must when visiting Chicago. The food is excellent and the staff caters you your needs. The spinning salad is made to be shared and all four of us enjoyed it. Known for the prime rib the other cuts of meat are just as good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Once again, a real treat, every time I visit Chicago. A special place for those that love prime rib.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My girlfriend surprised me for my birthday. It was our first visit to the restaurant and we were blown away by the wonderful customer service and exceptional food. Best prime rib we ever had. Hoping to bring friends back for the holidays.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Service was outstanding and food was exceptional as usual.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Lawry is a Chicago icon. I brought some friends from another country, they were blown away.

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 (Dubai)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Just as good as we remembered. Excellent Prime Rib and great service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Awful! Would never return or recommend! A guy came in from street and went to several tables and actually stole my husbands wallet as he had it out to pay! Guy came to table said from restaurant collecting for ball team and walked out! How he was ever allowed in past manager with no reservation and dress code is beyond me! Lawry’s did nothing to help and said it’s Chicago, this happens! We were visiting with Realtor conference from NY. Never would I go there again! Not a safe place if this can happen inside a restaurant! Be careful!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Loved Lawry's food and atmosphere. Best Prime Rib I ever had anywhere! Our Waitress - Emily was very friendly and capable. She did a great job and I would request her when I go again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This place was absolutely amazing. Ms. Houston was our server and she was so wonderful, upbeat, professional and friendly all in one. I can't say enough about the food and even my husband agreed, they have now spoiled us on our favorite meal to eat, Prime Rib. Going to our normal restaurants such as Berns Steakhouse or Ruth Chris will no longer be the same, that is just how great their Prime rib is at Lawry's. If I had to think of anything negative, it wouldn't be about the food, the dining area or the staff, it would be about those uniforms that the women servers have to wear...it's time they were retired and hung on the wall in a frame. I understand it is the uniform worn for years but no more. The ladies would look so much nicer in something fresh and modern instead of like nurses going to world war 2. Well, that is my thoughts and now I won't be ordering Prime Rib again for a long time because in Florida there is no Lawrys and I know I will now be disappointed going to any place but there...thanks for the best evening ever.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very impatient staff. They sure do know how to make u feel uncomfortable

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great atmosphere, food, employees. Very professional. Desert took a while to be served, however, overall this place is great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent prime rib! Yorkshire pudding a great touch! Will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Never fails to be a memorable experience! Whether it’s for a special occasion, business or everyday dining- you can’t go wrong!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We normally love Lawry's but they were having an off night. Service was brutally slow; maybe they were short a server or something. Food was good as always.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was horrible. The prime rib was tough. I wouldn’t feed it to my dog.

I got the feeling that they gave us poor quality fatty, tough hunks of meat because we didn’t order drinks and appetizers.

I’m not sure how people give this place great reviews

I will never go back to this place again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Lawry’s is a Chicago landmark. The dining room is beautiful and the service is the best you’ll find anywhere. The prime rib is the reason to go there. It is the best you will ever have. It is served as a fixe pris meal including the famous spinning salad bowl, mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. Other sides are available a la carte. This is an expensive dining option but well worth the cost.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Lawry's continues to provide the most outstanding and unique dining experience in Chicago. Ms. Kate, one of the newer servers, paced our meal splendidly, making sure our drinks arrived with the proper courses and surprising us with an amazingly delicious caramel cake for our anniversary. And the food always takes center stage. There is no prime rib in the world as good as Lawry's and our favorite carver, Modesto, again sliced us the perfect cuts. We love Lawry's and eat there as often as we can.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our second time eating at Lawry's and the food & waiter did not disappoint

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very classic interior with staff in uniforms and oil paintings on the walls - a very warm/soft/formal place to dine. The tableside salad and carved prime rib were fun. Needed to prompt a few orders of food and drinks when they took a long time to arrive (ex. asking a second time for a glass of wine before I finished my entrée (15 min wait)). But when everything arrived, it was as promised and tasted good. I was looking for a little more intrigue in the spices and presentation of the food. However, Lowry's is super-classic, so all plates came out as they probably have for the past 50 years. Good sized portions. Looked like there were nice romantic two-tops around the edge of the room that would be great for a special dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went here to celebrate a special occasion. Table was ready promptly and service was excellent. Meal and wine were delicious. This an experience not to miss. Prime Rib was cooked and served perfectly. Side items and the house salad were delicious. The only glitch we had was receiving the incorrect bill but it was corrected quickly and our server apologized and handled it in the correct way. We enjoyed our meal very much. I

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding service by Mary. The ambiance was amazing. I dog paced meal. Food was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Had not been to Lawry’s in years, but I decided to take a business group to have a special evening. Just like I remembered; richly decorated room, serving staff if traditional uniforms, impressive somewhat theatrical presentation, and great traditional menu. The prime rib was spectacular, and everyone richly enjoyed the other entrees and sides we ordered. Not inexpensive, but a treat for any kind of special occasion; plus, you can actually hear each other have a conversation in a normal tone of voice!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent food and service. Tableside carving

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

A classic dining experience. Great service. Beautiful surroundings.

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Service great. Old school steak house.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Absolutely fabulous...ALWAYS. If you love prime rib this will be the best you've ever eaten. Mashed potatoes, creamed corn, Yorkshire pudding are must haves. Thanks for the incredible meal!!! Mustn't forget dessert too!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

40th wedding anniversary. Free desert and special occasion banner on chair. Outstanding evening with great server and wonderful ambiance.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We booked months in advance and when we arrived, the host and hostess were obviously stressed. We were told the table was not ready and take a drink. When we got the drinks, my phone beeped and I got an email to close the bar tab and return to the host counter as the table was ready. Wouldn‘t it be appropriate to pick us up at the bar rather then sending an email. So we went back and the stressed host/hostess were taking us first into the nain room, then she turned around and we got a table nwhind tje bar. All those journeys with 2 drinks we orderedand did not have time to even taste. The rest of thedinner and our waiter were ok, but the start was a disaster.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 21, 2017

They went above and beyond to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. And surprised us before we left with a delicious dessert on the house.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Prime rib was excellent. Service was slow and disjointed. Sides were expensive but very small.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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