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 and utilized for waiting guests.
Food was incredible. Not a lot of room to move around. Lady to to us almost knocked the candle lamp over twice getting out of her seat. It is a bit dark and the noise level was loud for a place of its kind. Service was amazing. They cater to you constantly. Price is high but the food is delicious.
The food and service here are simply beyond compare. The staff is intelligent and affable, and willing to accommodate any special requests. We started with amazing cocktails (the Brown Derby, a twist on the Old Fashioned with RL's special bourbon, and the Purple Label, made with Persimmon juice. Our exemp[lary waiter gave us all the time we needed to enjoy our drinkss and the ambience before ordering. I had the piece de resistance, the Dover Sole, presented then fileted by the waiter at the table. My wife had the halibut which was perfectly cooked--light and flaky. Key Lime pie for dessert. Everything was superb, relaxed, and though the room was filled, quiet. Very rare in restaurants these days to find all three. An excellent experience I can't wait to repeat.
It is expensive for what it offers. Cocktails were very good, food was good.
Everything was wonderful. We enjoyed the food, service, and our table tucked in a corner. Our dessert, the RL brownie, was absolutely decadent!
I loves thé decoration and the staff has been very kind ! Delicious crab cake !
Great people and atmosphere, unfortunately had to wait 30 minutes for reservation
We enjoyed our lunch very much and the service was great!
You will love this classy upscale restaurant. The food is excellent and Juan was an awesome waiter.
Attentive waiter! Great food. One of our favorite restaurants!
Nice but pricey...you should expect that for the location.
Always fabulous! I visit every time I am in Chicago. I have hosted work dinners, gone with friends etc. The room is very comfortable, the food is great and the staff is highly professional and very friendly.
Always good bistro food in a nice environment. Service is always pleasant and discreet.
RL never disappoints! Excellent food and warm ambiance. Best place in Chicago for champagne and burger! See you next time.
We love RL. Why? Because it is a fun place with outstanding food and service. The place is
elegant and yet very friendly and welcoming. The food is always great. It is our favorite place. We recommend it to all we know.
RL is a go-to for us. It is consistently a great experience.
Jaafar Sabbar and the Captain who worked with him the night we were there, I don't remember his name, (SORRY) were outstanding! We had a great experience all the way around! Thank you!
Corner table was great! Best to book in advance on OT. Soft shell crab, lobster roll and the liver were amazing! Service always great.
Delicious food while feeling like your in your cozy living room! Service was great!
The restaurant was bustling. Very busy, very noisy. It was difficult to get attention of a waiter or a busboy.
The food, however, was delicious. I’ve had the steak salad for lunch before but this one was outstanding. My friend said she had the best club sandwich ever. Yummy desert of brownie with ice cream and chocolate sauce.
The food is great. The scene can be Is frenetic. Not the place to go for a quiet relaxing lunch.
As always the restaurant was busy at lunch, but the service was excellent. The menu has changed a bit: the chopped vegetable salad made me feel like I was sitting in a garden on a summer day. Fresh, colorful, delicious. Love RL.
Great Place. Awesome food . Outstandig Service. As always
We had a business celebration at the restaurant. We told the wait staff that we wanted the chef to bring out his best meals. with a little guidance for preferences, we had the best meal in Chicago. It was busy but the service was unequaled. The food was high quality and the atmosphere was lively.
We always love this place for lunch (or dinner)! The food is good, staff attentive and ambiance lovely.
RL is always amazing!!! Great service, martinis, menu. We love it there!
One of my favorites! Old school ambiance and service but rivals today's new age restaurants.
Outstanding service, food and atmosphere. Perfect for special occasion or celebration.
Service and food were outstanding. The initial greeting was underwhelming. The greeter was preoccupied and not friendly.
The rest of the staff made up for her.
Love this place! So lush and decadent! Definitely a treat!
We love everything about this restaurant. It is an absolute must when we are in Chicago!
The Chicago Ralph Lauren Restaurant is so much better and far less pretentious and fake than the NY restaurant and the food is much better too. Skip NY and Paris and enjoy a wonderful experience in Chicago at the original RL Restaurant
Birthday dinner for a friend
The food at RL was very well prepared and very tasty. The temperature in the dining room was stiflingly hot. Very uncomfortable.
Service warm and efficient it at times over attentive. Superb atmosphere though a little compressed. Food was delicious with no complaints though my veal chop was slightly undercooked. Wine list unexciting and there is a dearth of whites. Feels good but not for the gourmand.
RL Bar is a lovely, elegant and appealing restaurant. One of the best spots in town!
Excellent ambiance, service, cuisine. And incredibly consistent year after year. A must. Feels like you are a member of a high class club in London
RL is an institution in Chicago - can’t go wrong always good
Just too noisy for a nice visit with a friend 's Birthday. Outside would have been OK except it was cold and rainy.
RL is a wonderful choice for an evening out in Chicago. It is a beautiful setting, modern but based in the best traditions of fine dining. The menu offers a nice range of plates all beautifully prepared. The service is attentive and gracious.
The restaurant overall was wonderful. The food was delicious, but the waiter talked too fast, hard to understand.