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RL Restaurant, Chicago, IL
RL Restaurant, Chicago, IL
RL Restaurant, Chicago, IL
RL Restaurant, Chicago, IL
RL Restaurant, Chicago, IL

RL Restaurant

4.8
4.8
6763 Reviews
$50 and over
American
If you do not find availability online, please call the restaurant directly at 312-475-1100.

Located adjacent to the Ralph Lauren Chicago flagship store on Michigan Avenue, RL Restaurant features the vision and décor of Ralph Lauren in a modern club atmosphere.
RL Restaurant offers classic American cuisine inspired by Ralph Lauren’s personal favorites. Seasonal dishes range from a chopped vegetable salad to a lobster roll sandwich, grilled fish of the day and steaks. On the cocktail list, guests can choose from classic drinks and a diverse selection of wines and other fine spirits.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 85 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 475-1100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Pitts
  • Private party facilities
    RL Restaurant accepts reservations for large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party contact
    Reservationist: (312) 475-1100
  • Neighborhood
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cross street
    Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is currently not available.
  • Public transit
    CTA Red Line Rapid Transit
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,763 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago

    American

6,763 Reviews
  1. DBPatent

    Chicago

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great, very classic tradition of excellence. Ralph would be so proud.

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  2. LauraS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always LOVE my time at RL. Servers are pros. Ambiance is elegant but not stuffy. Food delicious. Almost feels like a mini-vacation dining at RL. Favorites include their chopped salad, Dover sole, french fries and, really, all their sides.

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  3. JenniferG

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good food, but it’s the service that makes it stand out

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  4. TBTB

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve never had a bad experience at RL. The service, food and ambiance are top notch.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were both excellent! Please make sure you try the escargot and the RL Burger. Both are magnificent!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The hostess sat us at a 2 seat table in front of the fireplace to enjoy cocktails, until our 2 seat table was available in the dining room. Why not ask if we’d like to keep the table we were at? The wait staff was lovely as well as the bartender, but the burger was not as great as I would’ve hoped… and the seats were all too tight. Practically shoulder to shoulder, not the best dining experience in the world on a Friday night. I would recommend a Mon-Wed lunch instead.

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  7. HeidiM

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The burger is amazing. Perfectly cooked and brilliantly presented. Service outstanding.

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  8. TinyTee

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    RL never disappoints! We were given a fantastic seat by the fireplace in the lounge where we had birds eye views of all the comings and goings! The waiter was animated and knowledgeable, the food was perfect and the wine list had enough but not too many choices to be overwhelmed. Get the shrimp cocktail and the Pigs in Blankets-- too good!!

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  9. HHHicks

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional as always! One of my top 5 restaurants in Chicago! Thank you

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  10. BibiE

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is very beautifully decorated. The people were smartly dressed. The food was very good and the service was excellent as well. We were seated right away and the table was very elegantly set. I do recall this restaurant although the prices are high.

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  11. millikend

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve always enjoyed RL in Chicago however this visit we were greeted with a hostess that was clearly having a bad day. It takes a team to make things great. Food was good not great. Server did his best to make things good for us.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s was the most delicious and sweet crab cake for a Lovely lunch.

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  13. TravelQueen

    Chicago

    112 reviews

    3.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    RL is a very lovely place. Some food is excellent and some of it is just ok or I would recommend skipping it and ordering something else. This trip we had the crab salad, lobster bisque, dover sole and the veal chops. The crab and avocado salad was excellent. It could have used a touch more vinaigrette dressing. The lobster bisque was very thick and heavy on the cream with a tiny bit of lobster in the middle. I'd suggest skipping this item. It's not worth it. Same with the Dover sole. By the time the waiter filleted and served it table side it was cold and tasted like rubber. The lemon butter sauce was heavy on the chives for some reason. I would definitely skip this item. The veal was just ok. Nothing to get excited about. For dessert we had the blueberry pie with ice cream and the coconut cake. Both were outstanding. I ordered a diet coke. It comes in a small glass bottle and a glass of ice. However, the bottle of soda was warm which once poured over ice makes it go flat. Please chill your bottles of soda!

    1 person found this helpful

  14. ErikaV

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous atmosphere one comes to expects from RL. Professional, experienced and personable staff who were kind to accommodate us as we arrived a bit earlier than our reservation. Amazing food, will be back!

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  15. Hungry

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The room is amazing. The service was impeccable. The food was outstanding. I cannot say enough good things about this experience. What a wonderful time had by all in our group !!

    1 person found this helpful

  16. NancyS

    Naples

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Favorite place in Chicago!! Thank you for the old school environment and service!

    1 person found this helpful

  17. nick

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as always and service was excellent.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Not good. Very loud/really tight. Server had zero personality.

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  19. Louis14

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great seat in the corner of the restaurant with a view of the entire dining room. The service was great as were the cocktails!

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  20. DavidM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice meal - nice and lively for early dinner!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Schönes Lokal, sehr netter Kellner und leckeres Essen

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  22. BrideHerman

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive staff. Food is always great with a nice cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal and service. Great experience! Will be back!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish the entire experience was wonderful. Excellent service and delicious food.

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  25. MarioM

    Monterrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The two bartenders made the wait before the table was ready and enjoyable time

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  26. Ambs

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast. Very knowledgeable and attentive service - thanks, Jaafar! Loved the ambiance.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a small baby and the whole staff was very accommodating & sweet.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Our waiter was amazing! One of my favorite restaurants.

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  29. DavidG

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the most welcoming see-and-be-seen restaurant in Chicago. The service is outstanding every single time. It’s my favorite place to bring any visitor to the city.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this restaurant was phenomenal and the lamb was easily one of the best meals I’ve ever had. I will always go to this restaurant when I’m in the area. I can’t recommend this place enough.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent, the service the same along with the ambiance (especially at night). Pricey but worth every penny.

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  32. MattS

    Chicago

    99 reviews

    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my wife 20 of the last 25 years here. Food service and ambiance are amazing!!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing experience for sure Thanks a lot for everything 🫧

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    RL is such a wonderful place. The food was superb. The halibut and Chilean sea bass were prepared perfectly. Our server was amazing. Just the right pace and never felt rushed.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite spot. Thank you to the entire RL staff for always making us feel welcomed. Adam, Jafaar - service was impeccable- as always. We always look forward to the next time!

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  36. Sara

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, electric atmosphere, and absolutely top tier staff. Will definitely be back when I’m in Chicago!

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  37. marcydog

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey but very good. Service and staff are wonderful.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a pleasure to dine at RL! My friends and I love the ambience and the wait staff is always top tier!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were great with my husband’s dairy allergy and the food was delicious.

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  40. LeylaS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistent, amazing food, service, best cocktails. One of my favorite places to dine!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from RL Restaurant using the Order Online button. RL Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 475-1100.

RL Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 6763 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 85 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for RL Restaurant

115 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is currently not available.
  • Public transit
    CTA Red Line Rapid Transit
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Pitts
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 475-1100
  • Private party facilities
    RL Restaurant accepts reservations for large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party contact
    Reservationist: (312) 475-1100
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