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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

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (135)
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Cozy (36)
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Notable Wine List (29)
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Sunday Lunch (17)
Bar Seating (13)
People Watching (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Been going to this restaurant about twice a year for forty years. Have been disappointed maybe twice in that time. Tonight was the third disappointing visit. Began when we sat in bar area while waiting for table. Bar waiter totally ignored us for a half hour, before asking if we wanted anything. Once seated at table, the drink order was not what I ordered and had to wait over 10 minutes to get my drink. Next, I ordered salad with a certain dressing, but salad was made with a different dressing, not what I ordered. Next, the cut of prime rib was substandard, not close to being a good quality. Tasted good, but very poor (large end piece). Lastly, it was our wedding anniversary and I had indicated that in the reservation. No recognition of the event until another waitress reminded our waitress.
Waitress had 11 years experience, but many rookie mistakes made. Very disappointing.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

Lawry's is my favorite Chicago restaurant. This trip like all the others didn't disappoint. The prime rib was awesome and the service was great.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The carolers were a great addition to our excellent meal. Everything was perfect!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Waitress was great. The food was good
The only issue was whe the carving cart arrived to serve our prime rib, he left it in front of our table. This was our view through out our dinner, the meat carving cart.

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·Dined 5 days ago

It is our annual tradition to celebrate my husband's birthday at Lawry's. We love the location, the holiday decorations and the strolling Carolers! Unfortunately this year there were some misses for this traditionally nice dining experience. The bread that was brought to our table was so dried out and hard that it was not even edible. Additionally, and for the first time, the famous spinning salad was also terrible. Completely wilted, tasteless and again we weren't even able to eat it. The meal was saved by the delicious prime rib! That was excellent. For a $200+ meal, we were overall disappointed this year. Perhaps we will try again next year...but maybe not.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Lawrys is the best place to have prime rib in Chicago. Great ambiance of a classic steak house. Cocktails are genuine and made with love. Bring your date here and make a great impression

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Lawry's has become our Christmas tradition. Carolers and spectacular Prime Rib. It's also a fun trip back to a time time when folks would drink a bunch of bourbon and eat a big steak. The only things missing (thankfully) are the smell of cigarettes and hairspray. Whenever I'm there I feel like I'm in an episode of Madmen.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous dinner. Prime Rib was outstanding as were the sides. It was a great experience for the group which had never been to Lawrys.
The Carolers made a special night even more special. What a nice touch for this time of year

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

We were disappointed in the inexperience of our waitress. Although, she was nice, she was definitely not Lawry’s quality. Also when we went to the bar for an after dinner drink, it was apparent that the bartender had never heard of warmed over cognac. Took 20 minutes and several conversations to obtain the drink. Also had overhear the bartender berating a cocktail server for not ringing up drinks either on the rocks or straight up correctly, as they cost more if they are straight up.....really!!!!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I had dinner at Lawry's to celebrate our recent wedding. It was a very special evening with phenomenal food, exceptional service by Mary, gorgeous dining room with lovely Christmas decorations and live carolers. It was perfect. We were treated as special guests and we enjoyed a complimentary delicious dessert. We will certainly return in the future!

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

My husband and I visit every year at Christmas. Absolute best prime rib and we enjoy the carolers The only thing that changed is the carolers no longer come to the table. I liked it better when they did. The decorating is beautiful

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Prime rib was lacking on quality as well as quantity compared to the past. Waitress was amiable but seemed to be going through the motions. Possibly understaffed. Maybe just a bad night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food, service and ambiance were wonderful as always. Loved the Christmas Carolers!

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food and Ambience was great! Their Prime Rib is the best I have ever had and the rolling silver cart comes to your table and the meat is cut right in front of you. Fabulous!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service and food was excellant as it always is. The restaurant is decorated perfectly every holiday season.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food and service were both wonderful- what a great meal!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We've visited most of the Lawry's locations nationwide over the past several years. They always offer the very best, traditional prime rib dinner and this visit was another exceptional meal. The only disappointment was delay in seating us...we had a confirmed 7:45 reservation and did not reach out table until 8:15.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very poor service, room was cold, manager acted like he didn’t care about our complaint. He offered me a candy cane ! after I completed describing my concerns.
THis was at least the fifth time we have dined at Lawry’s during December as a tradition....the Madrigal Carolers, etc. we know it was once better.
We won’t be back....poor service and cold room were factors, but attitude of manager pretty much sealed it.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always visit Lawry's every time we are in Chicago. My favorite place to dine in Chicago...especially at Christmastime!!!! Seasoned wait staff, excellent food and fabulous wine and dessert!!! Atmosphere is over the top!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Went to celebrate wife’s birthday. Reservation at 7:30 but had to wait until 8pm to be seated. Guest with later reservations were seated before us. Arrived at table and only 2 place settings were set for 4 people.
Had to ask for silverware. Then had to ask for napkin. Then had to ask for bread plates. Then had to ask for two more waters theee times before we got it. Food was the highlight of the evening. I was extremely disappointed in everything else.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We try to go annually for the carolers. The food is always outstanding and plenty to take home. The valet is the worst part of the whole experience. There are people who wait for 2 hours to get seated, highly recommend a reservation. As busy as it seems, there is definitely no urgency when your are being served, it is relaxed. Love the carolers, nice Christmas atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food and service great as always, Xmas carolers were special.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful food, exceptional wait staff. Jeffrey was beyond exceptional.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was amazing as always!

The service was extremely disappointing. Our waitress dropped/spilled several things. It was a special occasion and our waitress was not very accommodating. The choral singers were singing and she kept interrupting when we were trying to listen. Lastly, did not get our drinks until after the salad was served. Very disapppointing service overall.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great holiday tradition

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We go every year during Dec. This has been my favorite restaurant for years. I went with my aunt as a child, and we are now taking our grandchildren. The menu is classic prime rib and the restaurant is an exquisite former mansion/home. If you want to feel special and eat an amazing meal, call ahead an make reservations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very good food and service. We were so glad we went to Lawry's Chicago for our 39th anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Love Lawry’s, as always the food was great, service was great. Having the Christmas carolers and Santa was an extra special touch!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A very nice dinner. The prime rib was the best we've ever had. It was almost fork tender. It was all fresh and hot. Spinning salad bowl was delicious. Yorkshire pudding was perfect accompaniment to the prime rib. Service was not rushed at all. Wine list is very well priced. Had Christmas carolers there during our visit. Ambience is quiet, great for conversations. We'll definitely be back, and highly recommend.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Worst dining experience in years. Service was almost non-existent, food was not hat, wine glass with red wine was cracked. Will never go back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was palatable, but unremarkable. The service was somewhat slow as well as impersonal. Overall,significantly overpriced for what was served (The Lawry cut meal).

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Christmas atmosphere make the visit special for us. The menu is simple and the portions are almost generous. I have the feeling that the prime rib cuts have shrunk in size over time (we have been at least annual visitors since 1977). I never understand this type of frugality. The food is one of the least expensive factors in serving a patron; just raise the price $1 and add a few oz. (don't subtract rather). But I digress. Carollers were as always a highlight, food was good, service good, ambience annoyingly loud.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always quality service and food. I sure miss the lunch they used to have.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

My parents were in town

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Lawry’s is always a wonderful place for the BEST prime rib in Chicago and the staff and service is always top shelf.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Wonderful evening to celebrate my 87th birthday. Delicious food and very pleasant, efficient
waitperson!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Music, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Lawry’s never disappoints. The prime rib is superb, the service is excellent, and the wine selections are plentiful. Can’t wait to return.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Lawrys is the best prime rib around it was amazing! The Staff and service was fast ,friendly and great. The atmosphere was great prices were good. Me and my wife will be going back there again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Started out wrong when drinks ordered from bar before being seated never made it to the table. Menus were passed upon seating but it was 15 min before anyone paid attention to us.
Finally the wait staff came and took water order. The sparkling water was served awhile later but the still water never came. We then ask another wait staff for help since we felt abandoned.
She did her best to accommodate us and straightened the mess out in the bar etc in a very professional manner. The spinning salad was not fresh and prime rib was nothing special.
I will not return.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very good as usual, great meal for the price.

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