Lawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago

4.6
6191 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
*NOW IN OUR 44th 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Prime Rib, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5-9pm. Saturday 5-9:30pm. Sunday: 3-8pm

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
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Phone number
(312) 787-5000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Wombacher
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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.
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Cross street
Ontario and Rush Streets
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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 $15 for three hours of parking, with restaurant validation.
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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.
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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
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.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Lawry's - the Prime Rib ... everyone's favorite place to celebrate the holidays and Thanksgiving is no exception. Enjoy our classic prime rib dinners carved from our resplendent silver carts, in addition to our Thanksgiving offerings featuring Amish turkey with all the trimmings. Celebrate with us

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We are your place for the holidays! Our 1893 mansion transforms into a winter wonderland. Enjoy our classic table-side service while listening to our strolling troupes of carolers resplendent in Dickensian attire.

Monday, December 24, 2018

What 6191 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

11 year wedding anniversary. Lawrys made it very special for us. They had a red ribbon across the table and brought dessert afterwards. Very nice touch. Of course the food was incredible and service too. Thank you

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The restaurant in Downtown Chicago is quite dated. While the “all inclusive” aspect of the meal was a nice value added, the lack of other options (salad is one and done) was disappointing. The Prime Rib was well seasoned and perfectly carved. Not really a problem with the food. The wait staff was not terribly friendly and really set a bad mood for us. Our pre dinner bar experience was one of the worst service experiences I’ve had in Chicago. The bartender was not friendly, welcoming or chatty. He was training someone - not very well, I’m sure and didn’t care much for having us sitting there...we did have drinks. Overall, what was once a real downtown legend, is now tatty and unwelcoming.

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L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we celebrate this is my first choice, outstanding food service decor
Love Lawry’s

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E
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We’ve been to Lawry’s many times before and have always enjoyed the experience from beginning to end. Unfortunately this time we were disappointed. Our carver seemed confused about our order and our server was monotone - just going through the motions. Our prime rib was not heated through, the sides were so-so and our dessert “to go” was a total miss. The smallest piece of cake thrown into a large box. Not what we’ve become accustomed to when dining at Lawry’s.

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G
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, not enough gluten free options.

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was the first time at Lawry’s. We were celebrating my daughters new job. It was a great time for our family . Everyone had a really good time. We will be back.

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WI
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a special occasion - service was excellent and friendly (Ms. Johnson) and steaks were excellent along with scalloped potatoes and creamed corn - a special treat when visiting Chicago!

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TL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy eating at Lawry's, the tableside salad and service of prime rib is awesome. Service is great. Desserts, if you have room, are also wonderful.

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a
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love prime rib. This is one of the best I have ever had, if not the best. If anyone thinks they have found better, I would like to know. The prime rib here is all about the meat, no over seasoning and no smoking. Just roasted meat.

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JK
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going there since 1980 ... best prime rib ANYWHERE!

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KD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it is a bit like stepping back in time in a good way. Décor and servers start your journey, the great service and food top it off. Tableside service adds to the experience

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D
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant ....... the creamed corn is amazing! Every time we come to town, we plan a visit here.

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M
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Lawry's in Chicago from Milwaukee at least twice per year. Fabulous prime rib, my favorite restaurant. Definitely worth the drive!

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

My prime rib was mostly pink, when I ordered well-done.

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HA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in all of Chicago.
Seemed like it had slipped a little. My husband ordered RARE , but his cut from Peter was medium. I guess we should of asked for new cut. Peter the carver knows better. The roast was almost gone. Was replaced after serving us. Expect better from Lawry’s.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lawry's is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. I have celebrated birthdays, wedding anniversaries and even Valentine's Day here. The service is outstanding and the food is consistently delicious.

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LM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made my mom feel so special!! We celebrated her birthday on a Friday night and the staff was so wonderful.

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m
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service by all was outstanding along with great Prime Rib!!!!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It's been many years since I've been to Lawry's. The atmosphere is outstanding. The service is outstanding. They did replace my prime rib when it was served at tableside, cold. However since it's cut it tableside and served cold in this particular case, it got even colder waiting for the sides to arrive from the kitchen. For an entree that is $50, and sides that are $10 each, I would expect them to be served together at an appropriate temperature. The Carver should wait for the vegetables to be on the table before serving the meat. I will require this timing on my second visit this season. I will try it one more time. The quality of the meat was outstanding and the service was even better.

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CB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is a classic! Very traditional, harkening back to days gone by. The prime rib is excellent - the cart that is wheeled up to the table that is a unique, Art Deco design. The servers definitely know their stuff, and can provide expert guidance in terms of wine, menu choices, etc. It's not cheap, but the quality is great. An overall pleasant experience.

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CC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great! Mr Rivera was an excellent waiter.

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M
Western NC
25 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great. Service was a bit in attentive. Waiter was trying to be funny but came off as annoying. Should take the service of the table more serious. Two choices of wine were not available. Lawry’s should have better control over inventory than that.

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Have been coming here for many years and love to be served by Maureen Kliver as she is absolutely exceptional. I can always rely on the prime red and Yorkshire pudding. I have to say this year the noise level was a little too high though. Maureen is an exceptional waitress and I would like to add that much of my loyalty is due to her efforts.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The waitstaff was nice and friendly. The taste of the prime rib was lacking to say the least.

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J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and time at Lawry’s. A go to for a nice occasion in Chicago.

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SH
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal and service at Lawrys Prime Rib. A Chicago treasure and tradition

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Long wait for a booth, but they did a great job in helping us celebrate a birthday. Great comfort food, wonderful beef from people who have been doing this a long time. Service was very good, decent and appropriate wine list and a "birthday cupcake" for our 18 year old. Would go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak and great atmosphere! :)

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had to go nurse my daughter and our waitress reheated my plate once I got back to the table. So thoughtful!

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DW
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal and was taken beautifully. Love this place when we come to Chicago

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S
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ms. Robins, our server, was outstanding. She was very attentive to our needs but did not hover. Recommendations were right on target, particularly the one

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LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Particularly love the staff -- Ms. Hodges was friendly, fun and efficient.
Love this place!

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MM
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just outstanding, always very consistent and always great! Excellent service and the best Prime Rib anywhere.

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G
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

El personal de recepción no fue amable. La comida bajó un poco de calidad de la última vez que lo visitamos.

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m
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As usual, the prime rib is second to none. Loved our quiet booth. Always a great dining experience and a classy place.

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GA
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner - Ms Farmer our server was sweet and efficient.

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We love Lawrys. Usually go to the Las Vegas restaurant, where we actually had our wedding nearly 12 years ago. Went to the one in Beverly Hills for my 50th birthday. This is our 3rd time to the one in Chicago. The food, excellent as always but our waiter seemed disintersted. We were not offered a steak knife. We weren't served our Yorkshire pudding, we weren't asked if we wanted refills of our drinks. He never checked on us. Just not up to the standard we are used to at Lawrys restaurants

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LB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ms. Rivkin was an excellent waitress and made our dining experience enjoyable

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We generally dine at Lawry's on special occasions, and some times just for the prime rib. The food is always outstanding and the atmosphere is wonderful. My only wish is that there was a Lawry's in the West or North West Suburbs. The market would certainly support a suburban location like Oak Brook or Naperville. We would dine far more often.

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CH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time there.. and the food was amazing! This was he first time that I did not want or need steak sauce to enhance the flavor of the meat. My cut was seasoned to perfection throughout and was quite tender.. My hats off to the chef☹️

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