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Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago

4.6
4.6
7446 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
WELCOME BACK! We're very excited to serve you again!
For everyone's safety we will be following Dining in guidelines / requirements for the safety of our guests & coworkers. Please ...
1.) All guests must wear a mask when entering the restaurant or away from their table
2.) Keep your distance & stand within 6 ft of other guests
3.) Use hand sanitizer machines at the host stand & throughout the restaurant
We appreciate your support for a family owned business & for working together to keep everyone safe, healthy and having a good time. Thank you for the support! Lawry's - Chicago

*NOW IN OUR 46th 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

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Prime Rib, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Dining Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 787-5000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Wombacher

  • 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. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Shannon Tauschman: (312) 787-5000 ext. 25

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    Michigan Avenue and Ontario Street

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available during dinner hours and can be accessed at the Ontario Street entrance; Valet is $16, CASH. Validated self-parking garages are located at ROW Parking Garage(50 E Ohio Street) and Ontario Place Parking (10 East Ontario). Rates vary between the 2 garages and average $16/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.

  • Entertainment

    Summer in the City:Sunset River Tour & Three-Course DinnerAll Summer | Monday thru Friday5pm 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 CruisesEnjoy a new perspective of the city in open-air and indoor seating while docents spotlight 50+ significant sites. MENUOriginal Spinning Bowl Salad warm sourdough bread 6 oz. California Cut Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef whipped cream horseradish, Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes & gravySalmon or Vegetarian entrees are also available C.C. Brown’s Ice Cream Sundae with coffee or hot tea

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,446 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. LoriG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2021

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    OpenTable and Lawrys completely destroyed my New Year's Eve and my final dinner in a place that I had dined in many many times. I made my reservation back in June for this night it was confirmed I reached out to the restaurant to be told with a laugh and no compassion that I couldn't have a reservation due to Covid there was dining in I then asked could I pick up my dinner again the gentleman on the line with the restaurant laughed and said no we were sold out 2 weeks ago. Not so much as an apology and offer to see if there was anything possible they could do nothing just him laughing in my face. At this time I'm happy they are gone they have lost the great customer service I knew and loved. And as for OpenTable I'll never use them again
  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad to lose this incredible restaurant from Chicago. It has been a pleasure to dine with you for over 32 years. It will not be the same without Lawry’s.
  3. Mike

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed due to COVID-19. Open table should know this.
  4. TinaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This is am easy one. The restaurant is closed to dinners yet you are still taking reservations. They only do carry out which you also need a reservation for. However we didn't have that because ours was a dining reservation which you set up. So needless to say 3 hour round trip drive and no food. I am extremely angry and will never book through this service again
  5. Msws

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Lawry’s the Prime Rib was closed. Apparently the restaurants in Illinois and the Illinois Restaurant Association do not have enough backbone to stand up to a tyrannical governor who is destroying businesses and livelihoods. If all Illinois restaurants were on the same page and backed up by their “Association” businesses could be saved and workers could provide for their families. Restaurants jumped through so many hoops and spent money they didn’t even have to comply but were still shut down. Time to stand up for yourselves. People are tired of carry-out and sitting in tents during the winter months. Restaurants were providing a safe environment for their patrons and it still wasn’t good enough. Fight back!
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad to lose this incredible restaurant from Chicago. It has been a pleasure to dine with you for over 32 years. It will not be the same without Lawry’s.
  7. MattC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant closed do to COVID-19 you idiots. Nice computer automation.
  8. uploon

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I just gave three stars, aka "average" because there was no meal! The restaurant is closed to inside dining, due to COVID. However, OpenTable keeps asking how it was. I know Lawry's is awesome, and has been on every visit previous.
  9. Momier

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made reservations in Oct. and when I called to make sure that they were doing inside dining I was told only take out. I asked why no one called us to let us know (we live 45-60 minutes away & that's why I called 1st) they said that "we can't call EVERYONE who has a reservation"...and WHY NOT???!!! We were VERY disappointed with this experience. The LEAST they could have done was to CALL people with reservations, CHANGE/UPDATE their website AND voice message (what you hear while you wait for someone to answer the phone)!! Since they are closing at the end of this year we were REALLY looking forward to having one LAST meal here. I know that they DON'T have control regarding inside dining restrictions, they DO have control over informing the customer. This is just very bad customer service!!
  10. Alan

    Chicago

    74 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Could not go due to no indoor dining
  11. StephenH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lawry’s, the premier restaurant for Prime rib, has suffered along with all other Chicago restaurants under the insufferable leadership of Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot and was closed down by our government. Restaurants should never have been closed. Now Lawry’s is going out of business as are thousands of other restaurants. It is a Travesty. Hopefully Lawry’s will resurrect itself. Plenty of room in Naperville!
  12. lemongrass

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lawry's has long been my parents, wife, and sons favorite resturaunt. Always celebrated my mother's birthday with the corolers for as long as I can remember. I hope they survive the COVID and start up when it is over!
  13. PECo

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Typical Lawry’s. Everything was delicious.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the best....Unfortunately they are now closed
  15. ChicagoMike

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I’m a lifelong Lawry’s fan, and wanted one more Lawry’s experience before this location closed. Unfortunately, not to be. Carlos at the front desk was rude to my wife and daughter while I waited for the valet. Then he was rude to my guest when he checked in! Did not improve from there, the beef was cold and stringy, the side were cold and the Yorkshire pudding was hard and stale. It’s a shame
  16. SeanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, great service. Too sad that they will be closing
  17. SteveH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit in several years. The food was just as outstanding as we had remembered. Our server, Covina, was friendly and did an excellent job of answering all our questions. It was a very enjoyable evening.
  18. AlanD

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We've visited Lawry's for years. It's always been our special restaurant. However with the pandemic it's closing permanently very soon. Our visit was just two days before the shutdown. We'll miss the great prime rib, the spinning salad bowl and just the great ambiance of the beautiful mansion where its located.
  19. MaureenH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner and a very attentive and capable server.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice birthday celebration
  21. BobP

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I set this reservation up for my friend’s 50th birthday. This was his first time at Lawry’s and he and his family were blown away! Lawry’s yet again went above and beyond and they had the best dining experience of their lives. We understand why Lawry’s would move out of Chicago and hopefully will find a home in the suburbs soon.
  22. ShandraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The prime rib was excellent!! It was very tender and well seasoned. I would definitely dine here again!!
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    As a previous fan of Lawry’s my recent dining experience was disappointing - sadly. I wanted to share an opportunity to dine with my mother and celebrate her birthday before they closed permanently. On a positive note, my mother wasn't disappointed because she didn't feel well and had to cancel. Up until now, she has never been to Lawry’s. At first, I was shocked by the news of the closing but now I'm perfectly fine with the decision. Honestly, my curbside experience was better.
  24. JeffreyM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary of 35 years. Always celebrating at Lawrys
  25. LadiesNight

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It turned out to be a ladies night and it was fabulous! We were greeted with a very handsome, kind and witty young man who matched our high energy and excitement perfectly. We were seated by a wonderful hostess and served by a phenomenal Ms Rogers. She was helpful, funny and right on time! The food was delicious and plentiful as we had no room for dessert. It’s disappointing to hear they are closing. We must go back before they close.
  26. SteveB

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Very disappointed in my last visit to Lawrys. Brady cut prime rib was cut the same as Lawry Cut. Also, only had about 8 bites of meat, the rest was fat and grizzly. No beer selection except Miller lite and Bud Light.
  27. DavidB

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sad to see this place close. One of the best classic steakhouses in Chicago. We had a great meal and service!
  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and food. Sad to see this wonderful place go at the end of the year
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best friend birthday. We wanted to eat here before they closed for the end of the year. Food and service was excellent. Will be sad to see this place leave
  30. NinaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad to be able to enjoy Lawry’s before they close permanently. Service is always impeccable. Food is amazing. And with Covid restrictions, I felt safe and at ease the entire time. I am sad to see them leave as we have spent many special occasions celebrating at Lawry’s. If you have the opportunity to go, do it. Highly recommended.
  31. TimothyG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Lawry's was of the same consistent high quality we have come to enjoy. The food, service and presentation was bar none as usual. Sorry to see a Chicago icon go so soon. You will be missed! Tim
  32. CSOfan

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were spectacular. Everyone we encountered was courteous, friendly and professional. They practiced social distancing measures. Overall we felt safe eating at Lawry’s. The drinks were amazing. Some of us had Prime rib, which child be cut with a fork. Others had salmon or lobster. It was all fantastic.
  33. Luvgreatfood

    Grand Rapids

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Exceptional food, outstanding service and great music! PLEASE don’t close!!
  34. Cary

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service - the food was as expected - exceptional
  35. FamilyE

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    People were appropriately spaced out. Service was wonderful and food as well. One table in the corner near servers register area should not have had patrons seated there. Very far from restaurant ambiance and too close to a stack of plates, etc. Glad one family insisted on not sitting there.
  36. andrewM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Iam sad they are closing. Our waiter Jeff was Excellent
  37. FloydB

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food taste amazing. My only problem would be the portion sizes. My first time visiting Lawrys Prime Rib was at the Las Vegas location. I ordered the exact same meal, Lobster bisque and California cut prime and it was delicious, but it felt it was a big difference in the amount I recieved. Overall it was still great, just thought I'd get a little more for the price of the food.
  38. ReneeK

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the staff and the food was the best
  39. Tracy

    Miami

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at 6:45 at the 3rd booth- I don't have the servers name, but he was spectacular! Food exceptional as always- Lawry Chicago you will truly be missed!
  40. JudyM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food n service. Music a bit loud. Wish they were not closing

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago using the Order Online button. Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago also 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 7446 OpenTable diners.

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Google Map for Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago

100 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Michigan Avenue and Ontario Street

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Dining Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Prime Rib, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available during dinner hours and can be accessed at the Ontario Street entrance; Valet is $16, CASH. Validated self-parking garages are located at ROW Parking Garage(50 E Ohio Street) and Ontario Place Parking (10 East Ontario). Rates vary between the 2 garages and average $16/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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Wombacher

  • Entertainment

    Summer in the City:Sunset River Tour & Three-Course DinnerAll Summer | Monday thru Friday5pm 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 CruisesEnjoy a new perspective of the city in open-air and indoor seating while docents spotlight 50+ significant sites. MENUOriginal Spinning Bowl Salad warm sourdough bread 6 oz. California Cut Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef whipped cream horseradish, Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes & gravySalmon or Vegetarian entrees are also available C.C. Brown’s Ice Cream Sundae with coffee or hot tea

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 787-5000

  • 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. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Shannon Tauschman: (312) 787-5000 ext. 25

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