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Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago

5686 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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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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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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 | 312.787.5000
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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
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 5686 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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.

3.0  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.

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

5.0  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!

Steaklover (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

MickeyOG (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

txtaste (New York Area)
5.0  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!

Robert (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Long time traditional restaurant still provides great food and service.