Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago

4.6
6608 reviews
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*NOW IN OUR 45th 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 casual setting on our Rush Street side, serving Gastro-fare, craft beers, hand-forged cocktails all day long.
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Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food great service

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Very "old school" feel. Service was top notch. Tableside steak carving is definitely a dying art. Highly recommended.

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Absolutely horrible service. Tried getting drinks at the bar while waiting for reservation. Only 3 people at bar and took 45 minutes to get drinks for 6.

Bartender gave bad attitude.

Embarrassing to customer to take to such a poorly run place.

Never will I go back again to this restaurant at either Chicago or Vegas

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The way a restaurant should be . I’m getting tired of the cool new steakhouse

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Cold food and hugely overpriced. Service and ambience were the only positives. would not go back.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Highly recommend the chocolate cake and mashed potatoes. The cream corn was fresh and tasty as well. I would not however recommend the prime rib. It was very disappointing. For a restaurant known for prime rib I’m honestly not sure how!

The service staff looked and acted the part. All of them over 10 years experience and very proud of the Restaurant heritage . Unfortunately, I don’t dine solely on service and nostalgia. I will not return next year unless I’m in

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DN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

My frame of reference with Lawry’s are many years dining there
I was shocked how bad this institution has become, It’s a shame
I will not go back

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IK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service. We took our 3 young kids and it was a lot of fun

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JY
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven’t been to Lawry’s in many years. It was as good, if not better,,than we remembered...Delicious food, impeccable service, beautiful surroundings. Our server, Brenda, was excellent!

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JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lawry’s was awesome and delicious!

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HG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ms. Garcia and Albert were excellent! Prime rib was perfect, shrimp cocktail was huge and terrific! It was a lively dinner!!! We try to go at least every time we are in Chicago!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Went there for an anniversary dinner. This was never mentioned once by any of the staff. Ambiance was very intriguing. Prime rib was good, but somewhat bland. Took us 15 minute to get our waiters attention to get the check after our plates had been cleared. Would not recommend for the price.

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ML
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the food to the service was outstanding! Mr Rice and Pedro took great care of us during our visit. Love the spinning salad presentation. But the fresh horseradish with the prime rib is fantastic!

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MM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place,
Our Favorite
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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SA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Lawry’s on Tuesday evening. Our table had the anniversary scarf on it and our service was excellent as usual. You can’t find a better prime rib anywhere in Chicago. Our raspberry trifle was the topping of the dinner. Love that place. We will be back soon.

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lawry’s is my husband’s favorite restaurant, but now it is also my favorite restaurant.

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MB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual it was a memorable evening at Lawry's prime rib Chicago .. we were seated at a reservation time .. staff attention as usual was spot on .. as expected they do not disappoint! We will be back again soon!

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and impeccable service!!

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AK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Myself and my guess absolutely loved our overall experience and food Simply Amazing! I just wish the wait staff would wear more current uniforms. 😀

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LH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The presentation of the food was good. However; the prod rib that I ordered was not as tender as other steaks I’ve eaten. In addition, the temperature was pretty cold so it was difficult for my party to enjoy our food.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service Mary was superb courteous and attentive Food was absolutely delicious my fiancé enjoyed it and it was her first visit there. We will be returning

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Chicago
206 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we walked in to the minute we left this place was amazing. The food was exceptionally good and the service by Ms Parent was outstanding. We love this place!

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DF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience!!! Service , food, place , everything was perfect to celebrate my Graduation

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Chicago
100 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant with history . Prime rib was the best ever but the waitress told us wrong about the crab cakes and we wanted two orders and she charged us for 4 cakes. The Yorkshire pudding was bland and the cream spinach was Luke warm and clumpy . Mashed potatoes were excellent snd the gravy flavorful. Their signature drinks were way too strong and I could barely drink it. My friend returned hers for something else. I won’t make the 75 minutes in for that meal again

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good and service was great. Just wish the place was a bit brighter. It’s really dark and dingy looking. Needs something to brighten up the atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 3

Service wasn’t great this trip.

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HC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 4th. Visit to this Restaurant and It has Been as good as the first time. If you visit Chicago it is a must .!!!

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BG
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Lowry’s to celebrate a birthday—it was perfect!! The service was outstanding and the food was excellent

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BD
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only suggestion would be for the wait staff to change up their presentation from table to table. Hearing the same spiel on tables to either side of us was trite.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Lawry's and we'll be back! Everything about our dining experience was top notch. The ambiance, service and prime rib were excellent. A+ dining experience. Lawry's is a must do whether a local or visiting, you can't go wrong. Well done Lawry's!

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been customers for Lawry's for over thirty years. The food has always been excellent and well prepared. It has been a while sincewe last dined, and we will have to return sooner. We had lost track on how enjoyable is the dinning experience.
Thank you

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of Lawry's is a classic comfortable dining experience with classical music and easy listening like Frank Sinatra playing. The entire dining room is eye candy. The tables were full when we ate there but the noise level was surprisingly bearable, we did not have to shout to hear each other. Service was prompt, friendly, and helpful. The food was amazing. Easily one of the best steak meals I have ever had in my life. The price tag is on the high side but if you are looking to treat your spouse you can't go wrong with Lawry's.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

slow waitress service, meat not cooked as instructed

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I’m a VIP member, so very familiar with Lawry’s. Service was a little slow but I could see that it was quite busy then. No problem.

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Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Waitress Barbara was excellent and very friendly!

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BS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service was wonderful. Everyone who waited on us was extremely kind and polite. The overall appearance and cleanliness of the restaurant was very impressive.
Thank you for making our 40th Anniversary special.

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GM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my dining experience here. I waited too late to get an earlier reservation time, but the meal was very satisfying. I have been to the Lawry’s before in Las Vegas. Comparing the two, it is my opinion that the one located in Las Vegas definitely has an edge over the location in Chicago. In Las Vegas, I ordered the same meal, which included filet mignon. I asked for it to be cooked medium well. In Las Vegas, The filet mignon was perfectly cooked a little more to my liking, but in Chicago the steak was a little over cooked. Great service at both restaurants. Overall, a great dining experience.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I’ve been eating at Lowry’s for years. I’m a member of their VIP club. The quality of the food and the overall experience is no longer worth the effort and/or money. It’ll be awhile before I give them another try. My wife fixes a better prime rib from Costco.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and very elegant!! Servers were very kind and chefs were very friendly!!

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S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I felt that we did not have great service and my food was cold. We got our salads late and our server seemed to ignore us a lot.

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