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About RL Restaurant
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.
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.
Chicago, IL 60611
American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available after 5:00pm, 7 days a week. Cost is $15.00.
CTA Red Line Rapid Transit
Private Party Facilities:
RL Restaurant accepts reservations for large parties. Please call for details.
Private Party Contact:
Reservationist: (312) 475-1100
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
RL Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
food is great, but service has definitely gone down hill since I was last there about a year ago. had to waive down our waiter every...single...time... we wanted to order something. Even when I ordered drinks at the bar, the guy brought me the check then said, "what else do you need?" (ummm, perhaps the drinks i paid for???) Coincidentally a friend was there the following day and had the exact same experience. Not sure if it's under new ownership, but for the price, I wouldn't recommend going back here. something is different. it was slightly embarrassing to bring my date here.
The food was AMAZING! The best crab cake I have ever tried. Their wine list has nice choices at all price points and they also have a full service bar. Everyone was friendly and helpful and the bar tenders let the kitchen know that we were celebrating our anniversary (which was so nice, but not necessary!) and the chef sent out a dessert for us with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. Very nice surprise. You feel like you are dining in Ralph Lauren's private home library, which was AWESOME. The atmosphere and decor were great! Will definitely be dining here again!
RL has been a favorite of mine since the day it opened. Always delicious, always great people watching, inspiring interiors, and the best service in any restaurant ever. I want to move in. This is a restaurant I always suggest to any OOT guests, tourists and anyone from the area. A SURE THING.
Our fav place - an always perfect choice. Great selection for lunch and dinner. The crab cakes are like no other in the world! Make a reservation - it’s easy to get in then. The waiters are thoughtful and attentive. Weather permitting we love to sit outside. Please RL- don’t ever leave us!
We've been going to RL for over a decade and it never disappoints. One of the best rooms in the City. Simply classy with world class service and a timeless menu. A little pricey for us so we reserve it for special family occasions or a business dinner when we want our guests to be comfortable and feel a bit pampered.
Excellent! The only issue was the organic chicken while delicious was $26 with NO SIDES. That I’ve never ever seen, and I think is a very poor value. Otherwise everything is top notch and the wait staff couldn’t have been more courteous! 6 people said “have a good night and thanks” on my way out!!!
A favorite dining place of Gold Coast Chicago. A lovely clubby feel, excellent food and polished service. The only negative is the noise level but that seems to come with success these days.
Do try it if your wallet doesn’t mind, a terrific look at Chicago’s finest.
February 14th was my 1st time at the restaurant. i really liked it. atmosphere is really nice; their design is very warn and cozy. great service, very good food. the only one thing i did not like is that sitting area is very tight.... tables stand next to each other. you pretty much seating with unknown people.... and it is pretty loud when restaurant is full... also if you have coat, there is no place to put it if restaurant is full... so probably brunch time will be better, not that busy...
Every visit to Chicago begins with lunch, and champagne at RL. We are already fans. This last visit was exceptional thanks to the incredible service by our server Nicole. She was pleasant, engaging, attentive and brought a sense of humor that made us laugh. Thank you Nicole!
My husband and I were there 2 weeks ago & had an amazing meal. While the service was stellar, I ordered the same BLT salad that I had 2 weeks earlier & was disappointed that some of the lettuce was old and brown. It didn’t stand up to my expectations. I was very disappointed
The lobster bisque was very good. Waitress was very attentive to special requests by my guests. I had a steak sandwich that was not good. It had a fatty substance that was extremely hard to chew and swallow. I was with clients so I did not alert the restaurant, however I was disappointed compared to past visits.
Always a joy to eat at RL. Service (Jaffar and/or Kyle) is top notch. It was my daughter’s birthday and I mentioned it to Jaffar and surprised her with cookies and a dessert on plates that read Happy Birthday engraved in chocolate. She loved it. My only sour note the hostess can be a little more friendly.
Sat at the bar for a while while I waited for my partner to show up. The house old fashioned was terrible, so much so that I had to switch to bourbon on the rocks. After listing to the wasted regulars cuss vulgarities for about an hour and When my significant other arrived they quickly sat us and were overly rigid with their seating and meal instructions. In the end I bought a rare $25 burger and $50 over cooked sole. Will not be back.
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