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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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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (146)
Good for Anniversaries (116)
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Business Meals (84)
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Cozy (44)
Pre/post Theatre (43)
Seasonal (34)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Fun (27)
Notable Wine List (27)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
People Watching (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Casual (8)
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Afternoon Tea (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Our friend was a 70th birthday.
It was great food and excellent services.

She was very happy with their services.
We will pick this place for special occasion again in the future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

For over 20 years our go to place for birthdays and anniversary’s

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

THIS WAS THE BEST PLACE FOR A FILET AND PRIME RIB. TOP NOTCH SERVICE. FOOD WAS TO DIE FOR. PRICEY BUT WELL WORTH IT AT LEAST ONE TIME IN YOUR LIFE. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. DOES'NT GET MUCH BETTER. FIVE STARS..

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We Love Lawry’s. Only issue was slow service when we were first seated at our table. We waited for an unacceptable amount of time before our waiter came over to us. I also wasn’t thrilled with our waiter’s efforts to “sell” us his favorite wine at a much higher price than the one we had already chosen. This should not be a tactic of such an outstanding Restaurant.
Once we cleared these two issues though everything was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

As always, Lawry's does not disappoint. Food was fabulous!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Always go to Lawrys when in Chicago...best prime rib to be found! Love that you always know the quality will be excellent and the service impeccable. Good to know that some things never change!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was cold when served. Service was excellent. I love the place but all entrees were cold including the spinach. Very disturbing!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We love Lawry’s. Just wish there was one in DC

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

If you enjoy prime rib this is the place and you won’t be disappointed. They have other items on the menu but we always have prime rib.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Ms Kliver our waitress was terrific. The food was outstanding. What took away from the evening was Pedro (I believe that was his name) the bus boy needs to learn how to remove dishes from a table in an upscale restaurant. He banged dishes around, threw things on the tray, reached across the table to grab dishes, tried to take food away from the table before we were done. Nothing like trying to push one out. I made mention to the hostess, but don’t know how far that went. This is a great restaurant but they need to train their staff better.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was awesome. Our server was extremely attentive and informational. The dining room was beautiful. An all around great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This restaurant, which I loved now seems dated. Our prime rib was not cut expertly at all. I have had much better prime rib lately in cheaper restaurants. Not keeping up with the competition.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Never disappoints! Scrumptious prime rib, popover, creamed corn! So much flavor!! Always top notch service. A must do in Chicago.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Wonderful place to have our first dinner of 2018 highly recommended place to eat a must if in Chicago definitely will be back again!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

it is s family friendly prime rib house but is not elegant for a date night. The outdated outfits of the waitstaff seemed odd to us.
The prime rib was excellent although the portion was smaller than expected since it was the Lawry cut. We were happy to go there once.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food,service,and ambiance were excellent! Always look forward to dining at Lawry’s

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was most enjoyable. It was a great way to start the new year off.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was phenomenal as it always is. Ms. Houston was our waitress and she did an amazing job. Can’t wait for my next visit!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

As always, the food, service and ambience was incredible. By far the World's Best Prime Rib! Our second time there in three months and we can't wait to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was our first time at Lawry's! Food was awesome--the filet was my favorite. Loved the extra touches and the spinning salad bowl was great! The staff was very attentive and spent time explaining the choices as well as the history of Lawry's. I was extremely impressed with a wait staff person who had to deal with a customer who was not a nice person. Complimented the manager and thanked those who were working on New Year's Eve so we could have a special night out on the town! Thank you!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have celebrated New Years Eve at Lawry’s for the past 6 years. Actually this is the only restaurant that we go to when we drive into Chicago. The service is exceptional & the food is always outstanding. Unfortunately this year we were disappointed that the size of the portions were different between mine & my wife’s. Hers was definitely smaller even though we both ordered the same meal. The food was excellent, but we were both very disappointed about the portions issue. We probably should have questioned it at the time. We will go back because you can not find better Prime Rib, but we will speak up if that happens again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food and excellent service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always. Great experience!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

the waitress would take so long to serve us and it wasn’t very busy, wasn’t very informative about the food, fast service yes but the food was a disappointment and a waste of money

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food served, specially the prime rib, should be hotter in the plate.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Never a disappointment. Fabulous meal!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was great, the building is beautiful. The menu is focused on beef and the portions are generous. The meal was expensive so it should probably be a special occasion. I saw this reviewed on WGN and wanted to take the tour.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Caroling over the holidays a great tradition. Prime rib is excellent. Wait staff atttentive and friendly.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great place for dinner and beautiful service

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was AWESOME from the valet parking, coat room attendant, servers and the food was Amazing! We loved it and will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Lawry’s never disappoints us. Everything they serve is our favorite. Wish I could eat there every week.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I love it this time. Last mothers day, the place was extremely crowded. I didnt enjoy my food. This time , It was not so hectic. I was relaxed and enjoyed everything, even though I was trying to get over a cold. Two thumbs up!👍👍

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is our "go to" restaurant for birthdays and anniversaries. We have been going there ever since they came to Chicago in 1978.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our entire party enjoyed their meals immensely. The English cut is the perfect portion. We come back again and again and love everything from the salad to the prime rib to the creamed corn to the chocolate cake. Perfection.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were seated promptly. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was great.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service and wonderful experience. Ms Farmer was the best.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was our 2nd time to Lawry's and it just was'nt the same experience as the first time 3 years ago.

Staff was lackadaisical and un-energetic; food wasn't hot when served, incorrect to the order, and just wasn't worth the money charged.

Not sure what happened between then and now, but a big part of this trip was to come and eat here.

Wont come back and will find another steak/prime rib location for our next trip.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We love Lawrys. We go here every year for our anniversary. The salad and prime rib are unique. Never have been disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Lawry's is an upscale restaurant without being stuffy. The setting is lovely and the service is excellent. The food is delicious and there is no waiting for your food once you order. If you haven't tried Lawry's- you have been missing out.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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