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.

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JaimeM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday there! Lawrys made it special! Prime rib was excellent and cooked to perfection!

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Soul
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! It has class, and is a unique dining experience. From the old time dining decor to the prime rib cart, everything was first rate. Our servers were super polite, we felt pampered the whole time. And the prime rib was amazing! Highly recommended.

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RichardL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Was good, thought sides could have been warmer and thought portions were on the smaller size. Server was personable . Not sure would return or enthusiastically recommend. More like, yeah it was ok, good .

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TmmH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The BEST prime rib! The buttery mashed potatoes and the creamed corn are also very delicious!

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AlanL
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and great service. Food delicious.

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DavidT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr. Rice was a great server. Loved his personality and attention to details!

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TravelingW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lawry's never disappoints. Food is consistently superb and service is exemplary!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Waitress was horrible.

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vipMaxie
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic evening, as usual.

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none
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I requested med well plus. Waitress & Chef wasn't sure what I meant. I just wanted my meat to be just a little more cooked. What I received was a hard piece of serving. Not well done but also not med well plus.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh, our server, was excellent! He was attentive but definitely not overbearing. The food was delicious as always. Our carver did a great job, cannot recall his name. The prime rib was perfect as were all of the sides. Can’t wait to go back again.

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DianneE
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Excellent food and wait staff. I first ate there in 1989 came back for a visit with my daughter and she loved it!

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vipYvonneA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We've eaten here many times over a number of years. Our last experience was rather disappointing. We both had the Lawry's cut prime rib, mine an end cut, hubby's medium. I've had the end cut frequently, and it's excellent, a nice crust, flavorful, juicy. This one was dry and didn't have a crust. Hubby felt his wasn't the full cut, it seemed more like California cut.

Spinning salad was a little dry, needed more dressing. Too much of the lettuce was the white ends, not the greens.

The Yorkshire pudding was cool, and seemed as if it had been sitting around a long time.

Creme brulee didn't have enough of the torched crust, and the topping wasn't wake was on the menu.

Not a horrible meal, but not up to Lawry's usual standards.

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AlonsoO
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Will definitely be back. A very good experience.

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vipTruth55
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Reservation was for 8. We weren’t seated until 8:35 even though we were there before 8. When we asked the hostess she was rude and provided little to no information. Just said wait, we will sit you next..... I would recommend having someone who is kind and pleasant up front to great your guests.

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DwayneH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff & service was first rate, food was excellent

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vipTomB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very disappointed in the side orders. Three of us had the French onion soup and it was served warm not hot. The same problem with side orders of mushrooms, peas, creamed spinach, and Mac and cheese. The prime rib was excellent

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DinJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. The food and the wait staff were excellent!

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DeAntorrenceT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a great date night spot for that special someone, THIS is where you want to be

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vipDoug
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent as always. Best prime riv in Chicago

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vipDuckPress
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a memorable time. The prime rib is always perfect, but that is part of the name! Ms Rodgers and Albert made my dinner perfect-gold stars for them! We need institutions like Lawry’s in Chicago!!

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Shannon
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Too expensive but server was very good

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JohnH
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've ever had. Service was great. Nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipreservationpolice
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

server was not very good - thought she was trying out for a comedy act. Very, very slow.

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KristinT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Hostess girls were very rude! Mashed potatoes were nothing more than what I make at home. Prime Rib was good just not anything special.

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vipjesusrivera
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They make us wait 50 minutes to get us a table, bad attitude in the reception area. Having so many good options in Chicago and Maybe not important for you but will never come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious!

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Topguns
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute Chicago Icon location for the best Prime Rib dinners anywhere. The servers have been there for decades which is remarkable statement for owners and management on how they treat their employees.

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RogerB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife's first visit to Lawry's. She loved the lobster tails! We went with two other couples who also enjoyed their meals.
The server was very attentive. Sorry, we can not remember her name. She gave us the history of Lawry's and spiel on the tossed salad. The Master Chef Albert was very informative on the different cuts of the prime rib and the bone in Rib eye. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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BarbM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good, the lobster tail was average not worth the extra. It wasn’t thatIt was prepared wrong, it just didn’t seem fresh a little on the spongy side

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JudyG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is ALWAYS great. Table had a beautiful ribbon for our anniversary. A wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

It was ok. My prime rib was served over cooked and the Yorkshire pudding was cold.

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vipjohnb
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Mrs Brown was a great waitress and very attentive to our needs.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was on vacation from San Jose, CA. Fantastic! Quality customer service and very great tasting food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server was a bit in the weeds. Needed more wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SusanZ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our fav restaurants. Very old-school but the best prime rib and the staff as a whole from the Hostess to the Wait staff to the carver are the best. Most have years and years of experience. Everything is so very clean. Love it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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dennism
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love the restaurant and the manager Shannon excels. No other restaurant is like this one. Dining here is a great experience.

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Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 787-5000.

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 7259 OpenTable diners.

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.lawrysonline.com/gift-cards/.

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