Permanently Closed - Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago

4.6
7446 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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

Support Permanently Closed - Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 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.

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vipMike
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 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

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vipMsws
Chicago
44 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 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.

MC
MattC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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uploon
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 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.

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Momier
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 17, 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!!

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vipJake
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Could not go due to no indoor dining

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StephenH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 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!

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lemongrass
Chicago
3 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!

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PECo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typical Lawry’s. Everything was delicious.

CM
ChicagoMike
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 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

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SeanO
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SH
SteveH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 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.

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AlanD
Chicago
16 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.

MH
MaureenH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner and a very attentive and capable server.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice birthday celebration

BP
vipBobP
Chicago
13 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.

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ShandraW
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!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
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.

JM
vipJeffreyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary of 35 years. Always celebrating at Lawrys

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LadiesNight
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 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.

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SteveB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 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.

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vipDavidB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 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

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NinaF
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.

TG
TimothyG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 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

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CSOfan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 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.

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vipLuvgreatfood
Grand Rapids
27 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Exceptional food, outstanding service and great music! PLEASE don’t close!!

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Cary
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service - the food was as expected - exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews