Guests first enter the bar, where they can enjoy a selection of cocktails and light fare, at the bar or on aged leather banquettes by the cozy fireplace.
RL Restaurant offers classic American cuisine inspired by Ralph Lauren’s personal favorites. Seasonal dishes range from a colorful beet salad and crab cakes to a corned beef sandwich, dover sole and steaks. On the cocktail list, guests can choose from classic drinks and a diverse selection of wines and other fine spirits. RL Restaurant offers a comfortably luxurious setting for food and drink in the heart of Chicago.
Please note reservations are for the dining room only. Bar and Patio are first-come, first-serve.
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
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Such a lovely brunch!
Really, really great. The hostess, Carissa, couldn't have been better or nicer. Our waiter was amazing, too. Great atmosphere ...and the food was very good.
Service great as always, pricey but ok if food lives up to it. Did not this time. Veal chop was just average, calamari just average. Crab cake and lake perch fingers were very good as was the sea bass. Wine is a little pricey also by about 10%
We try to get to RL occasionally. Our visit this time was a good one. I had the lobster bisque as a starter and while the flavor was good, the temperature of the bisque was bit on the cool side - would have preferred it to be a bit warmer. Both of our entrees were tasty and with nice presentation. Our server was good. There was another person helping and her personality did not match what I expect at RL - she was a bit arrogant and aloof. All that said, we will return again.
Wait time for our reservation
It was peak dining at 8:30pm when I arrived for my reservation. Though I waited about 20 minutes it was well worth the wait!!
Amazing Dover sole and quality cocktails make this a very special place.
The comfortable, classy dining room is a comfotable oasis on busy Michigan Avenue in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. Polite service and a nice selection of tasty dishes make the RL Restaurant a place where we look forward to dining.
Warm, cozy, ambience
Worth the price for a special lunch
Food was outstanding. It was a little crowded but all and all a great experience.
I can’t say enough good things about RL from the gracious staff to the always delicious food. I think I may have found my favorite steak in all of my travels of the US!!
Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Somewhat limited menu, but everything ordered was well-prepared and tasty.
Our favorite restaurant. We go there every Sunday. Great service and food.
It is an elegant place and is a lot of fun. Very friendly and accommodating.
Once again another fabulous brunch at RL! This time we celebrated our daughter’s birthday and both the service and food were impeccable. We’ll be back next time we are in Chicago!
I love going to RL. Food is always good. I usually request a specific servicer but his tables were full. Service I received was “ok”. A little slow. Sat outside very small table. Requested to move to the table next to me once it became available but was unfortunately denied. It won’t prevent me from returning. Was just disappointed that I wasn’t accommodated.
Enjoyed having Saturday lunch outside. Very nice! Quality food and service!
Pre-theatre lunch with friends
Staff was INCREDIBLE. So nice. Decor is great. Food is fantastic--made to order. This makes it very easy for people with allergies to enjoy menu options.
Only negative was space--we had no room to move our chairs in and out or sit very comfortably because our table was in a very cramped position.
Always great. Abdel and Chris always friendly and knock themselves out. Professional warm service
Wow! This place is amazing. Very polite staff, great food, perfect ambiance all equates to the ideal restaurant.
Service was great and so was the food! Highly recommend!
RL is one of our favorite places for a special lunch! Food and service are always exceptional :-)
Food is overpriced for what it is. Salad wasn’t much better than something from a salad bar and salmon was undercooked. Gazpacho had little flavor. I remember this restaurant being much better than my recent experience here. Many better options for dining in Chicago for much better food at less or comparable price.
Superb service and the food was cooked to perfection, we had the scallop special with corn. The RL burger was delicious... don’t forget to go shopping before or after, won’t be disappointed....
This was the most disappointing fine dining meal I’ve had ever. Started off fine, our order was taken our appetizers came out, then the problem started. After waiting 25 or 30 minutes for the entrée. The waitress came over and said the meals would be out in five minutes. After another 30 minutes and not even being able to get the waitresses attention the entrées were served. Two of the three entrées re-ordered or cold. When the waitress deliver the entrées she said desserts on Me. No apology no I’m sorry this took so long, NOTHING. When I took my first bite of cold steak I had had it. I loudly asked for the waitress who finally stopped ignoring me. She eventually had to maître d’ come over. He gave us a very phony apology. Very surprised a restaurant of this Nature would not have way better service. Very poor experience.
For a pricey restaurant, the service was extremely disappointing. The waitress seemed put-off that we weren’t ready to place our dinner order the minute that the appetizers arrived. Then we couldn’t find her when we were ready to order our dinner. The food was good except that the steak was way over cooked and our waitress never bothered to ask how our meal was after it was served and we couldn’t find her to complain. We advised the waitress when we ordered that we were sharing a dinner but we still had to ask for an extra plate - so they brought a tiny bread plate ?!? RL has lots of well dressed people who work there standing around in clusters but they didn’t help. Bottom line, we expected much better service at what is a very expensive restaurant.
Excellent! It is always a pleasure visiting LR for the experience.
We have been selecting RL as our special occasion spot since the doors opened...it has never failed us in the slightest. Our server last night was Nicole Teoh, and she was fantastic. Charming, knowledgeable and her perfectly timed attentiveness added to our experience. My husband ordered the bacon cheeseburger on the summer menu and he said it was the best burger he has ever had in his life. ( He has consumed MANY high-end burgers to compare against) Always our first choice for Chicago dining.
Go there every time we’re in town on our girls shopping trip
A beautiful place for dinner. Our food and service were excellent. Highly recommend the ahi tuna burger!
When so many restaurants today don't know that dessert gets served with a fork (except in a few instances), it was special being served properly. But then, everything was done perfectly, the food, the ambience, the service. Thank you for a delightful dining experience!
There were much better tables in the restaurant. Those tables sat empty. We got stuck right by a service booth where staff were banging dishes about three feet from my head.
We love the food and outstanding service. It is an elegant place with a lovely menu to accommodate your every need.
The service was most excellent; provided by a waiter that has been there since the opening. That says a lot right there. The food was very good and we loved our seat in front of the open air windows. The only thing that was very minorly annoying was the 5 fire trucks/emergency vehicles that went past with VERY loud sirens blaring. The cocktails were excellent and in summary, a fine time enjoyed by all!
Despite having a reservation, we had to wait for quite a long time and then we were seated by the kitchen on the smallest table I have ever seen. So despite the wonderful atmosphere and overall enjoyable meal, we felt a little like sardines ready to go on toast! My advice is to arrive early, and ask not to be seated by the kitchen. The chicken Milanaise was wonderful.
The service at RL is amazing. I was late to my reservation due to terrible traffic. And RL could not have been nicer to me. They seated my guest and made sure she was comfortable. When I arrived they knew I was stressed with traffic and they came right over to the table when I arrived and were so thoughtful. The server was knowledgeable and courteous. He also picked up it was my guests birthday and he surprised us with a beautiful birthday cake with a candle. The food is always great at RL. The atmosphere is wonderfully vibrant. And the service is second to none. I’ll definitley be back
Same old good
But we felt rushed .
Let us enjoy a before dinner cocktail and give us a break before dessert is offered.
A few current items wouldn't hurt to freshen up the tried and true