Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago

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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter who did a great job accommodating a non meat eater in our group!

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 7 th anniversary of marriage and Lawry’s never lets us down, on of our best meals of a lifetime and all to go with it!!!!!

m
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely THE best prime rib anywhere with service and ambiance to match. Lawry's is truly a unique and extraordinary experience.

TM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome. Classic.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been there many many times. Can always depend on Lawry’s to be excellent.....food and service!

PS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Quite, romantic, Excellent service and staff. 5 star plus.

P
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a business or special dinner. Food was delicious !

RE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Chicago classic. Prime rib and Yorkshire Pudding to die for. The food and service is wonderful. Highly recommended.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing! Our waitress was just really slow! The people next to us sat down 20 minutes after ya and ordered before our waitress came and took ours. Drinks took forever to get to us but the foods worth it

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time my girlfriend and I went, and it was even better than last time! Utterly amazing

JW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will always come back to this fantastic, sometimes overlooked Chicago gem. There will never be a place that can have such a reliable sense of charm combined with such ambience and 5 star menu items. This is the only place where we will not mind 5 star pricing in the city.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and the food was superb. Thanks

JR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Prime Rib in Chicago. Their Beef Wellington was also superb.

JM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome dining experience at Lawry’s. Our chef, Philip was very attentive to our order and served us perfect Lawry’s cut and sides.

ER
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Food not that great. Spinach was delicious. Will not be back.

C
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was prepared exactly as ordered. Our waiter Jeff was very friendly and helpful and attentive.
Great venue for a special occasion! Reservations are strongly recommended for this very popular destination!

TH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The prime rib is always exceptional!
The service was good but felt a little rushed after dessert was served. :-(

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lawry’s never fails to impress! It’s perfect every time. Albert is always our carver and he is the best! Our server was great and the whole team works seamlessly!

DY
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The prime rib was a disappointment. It was hard and tasteless.

RG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib, lobster tail, mashed potatoes, salad, drinks, dessert were all excellent! The only thing thing negative was the creamed spinach was a little too garlicky for my taste. Perfect Valentine Date!

HL
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, food and service. A great place for an adult evening.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful experience

L
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a high end restaurant. They have quality food perfect restaurant for special occasions. I brought my wife for her Birthday and she absolutely loved the food

L
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday...We had a terrific time!

RM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lawry’s was always my favorite restaurant for Prime Rib, along with the fabulous salad,mashed potatoes & Yorkshire Pudding.This is the second time straight that the Prime Rib was tough and not very flavorful.I think they went to a cheaper cut of beef, definitely not the quality it always was.Also, I ordered a Lobster Tail, which was utterly disappointing.It was so over cooked & covered in Paprika.The paprika took over and of the lobster flavor.I did let the manager know and he offered to have it remade.By the time it came out, I was already finished with my dinner.The manager again apologized, but by this time my dining experience was ruined.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

JR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For ore than 40 years, Lawry's has been one of my favorite restaurants to dine in. It still is.

JC
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lawry's and eat there at least 3 times a year. We went this weekend for Restaurant Week and enjoyed a great special of surf and turf, salad, and dessert for just $48. The lobster tail was outstanding. Prime rib, salad, potatoes, and creamed spinach were wonderful, as always. We had never tried the sticky toffee pudding until tonight, and loved that too. Mrs. Garcia was a wonderful waitress and our Carver was great too. A great meal!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

The server changed both credit card the different amounts three times.

OT
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best prime rib you will ever have

JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We drove from Michigan to enjoy restaurant week and your restaurant was the worst food we had
My prime rib was paper thin and cold it had no flavor really this is Lawry’s I guess the 48 $ special menu is the scraps no one wants the stainless caskets the food stays in sucks the waitress took my prime rib off the bill my wife added the scalloped potatoes and didn’t get the mashed that came with the dinner

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time but not the last time that my wife and I will eat here. It was some of the best food I have ever experienced. And the service was spot on.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for Restaurant Week. Holy smokes, the food was delicious and generous. Fantastic on all counts.

M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinning at Lawry's was a magnificent experience. Walking in there is an old school vibe that draws you to the history of the establishment. My boyfriend and I went during restaurant week and we couldn't of had a better first experience. All of the wait staff was very friendly and genuinely nice. They made great recommendations and treated us very well. The food was cooked perfectly and had wonderful flavors. I recommend going to Lawry's for a nice romantic dinner, you won't be disappointed!

JN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my very favorite restaurants. If only the hostess was more amicable.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Everything was great. That even included a birthday desert.

SD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

West for restaurant week $48 pri fixe dinner. Still spent $200+ (two cocktails each). Otherwise, out of our price range for regular dining. Very attentive service. I'm not a prime rib fan - too much fat, but this was the best I've every had. Tons of delicious meat. Classic "prime rib house" dining, so very traditional. Upscale - good wine list.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate your anniversary! Food and service is excellent.

SK
1 review