RL Restaurant

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American
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 chopped vegetable 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.

Please note reservations are for the dining room only. Bar and Patio are first-come, first-serve and utilized for waiting guests. We are an upscale establishment and require guests to dress for the occasion.

We now offer Brunch on Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m.

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Sun 10:00AM - 11:00AM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:15AM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 11:00AM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

What 5761 People Are Saying
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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be making this a routine visit when I come the Chicago! Thank you again RL

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My friend from another state was in town so I wanted to take her to my favorite restaurant.

L
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RL never disappoints.

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only thing we were not satisfied about, was that the restaurant was Way to cold.
And it was not only a draft, 😊

OT
Chicago
217 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is there anything better than dining at RL and having Joseph as your waiter? Absolutely no!!!! Go anyplace else and compare
Joseph to any waiter in town. He wins every time hands down!! !

T
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was extremely professional. I really think that this place is a class act.

C
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ending to our weekend in the city celebrating our anniversary! Love everything about RL. The ambiance, the service, the food...all outstanding! Highly recommend!

JB
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over-the-top, fabulous and worth every penny! What a special place in a class all its own!

KS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

ER
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit noisy, but once you relax the exceptional service becomes evident and even in the midst of a crowded room (seats close together), you will enjoy the energy and of course great food. The 10 oz tenderloin was one of the best that I have ever had. Perfectly cooked from end to end and only matched by a paired sauce. Enjoy!

t
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, served with great professionalism(especially for the full crowd that was there), in a wonderful club-like environment.

ER
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal and excellent service from Joseph. Thank you.

S
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter Axelson was fabulous server. The host was also gracious and we agreed to changing our table due to large incoming party. RL is our favorite place to dine in the city. We try to 2-3 times a year. We will definitely be going back!

JA
Miami
77 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar and terrific lunch spot

SN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RL is always terrific. Great service, food and ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch and great ambiance and service

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff our waiter was wonderful. Service great and dessert for the birthday.

YJ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. Me and my partner ordered the Ribeye and the burger. It was absolutely delicious.

c
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service by Aracely & David was welcoming, and our dinner simply delicious.. We were not rushed, given space to enjoy our cocktails before diving into our appetizer ...a must have Avocado & Crab salad...light, flavorful & not too filling with generous firm bites of crab. The special was a nice preparation of Crispy Skin on Red Snapper, which my husband raved about...for me I can't pass up Dover Sole, and it did not disappoint. The new PB Mousse with Banana Ice Cream was a pleasant finish to a wonderful dining experience.

O
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While we sat at a terribly hectic table in the middle of the room and subjected to jostling waiters and tray traffic, the service, the food and the supper club spirit of RL saved the evening and the experience. The food is expertly prepared for its genre and our waiter was a master of his universe! As one does at the end of any runway show, all I can say is BRAVO! I will definitely go back but ask for a very specific table away froM the center fray.

t
Toronto
59 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and ambiance!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. They brought out a bday dessert and I didn’t even have to tell them after I put it into Open Table. So classy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Dessert menus placed on the table in the middle of several people eating their main dishes. And less than one hour after being seated?

That’s a first!

(Way to undermine the experience).

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated 2 birthdays and got unbelievable service from the staff. I think our server was Lucas and he was amazing. The food was phenomenal (mini lobster rolls, soups, Dover Sole) and he brought birthday dessert plates without missing a beat. Loved it

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was great. Inviting atmosphere

M
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a regular. Love it!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant to never ever miss while being in Chicago. Never disappoints!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Waiter was rude and they were anxious to rush us out.

OT
Chicago
217 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Food is outstanding.

KF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were excellent.

MF
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love RL! It’s my go to place for business or social occasions. It’s always consistently perfect.

L
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Lake Perch in Chicago

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and perfect

OT
Chicago
217 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want the TOTAL RL experience, request Joseph as your waiter!!! Your every need will be fulfilled. We always have an enjoyable experience.
He ensures that everything you want and need is provided.
Besides being the best waiter in town. his pleasant
personality makes it a fun time.

Flavia, the manager is like a symphony maestro. She walks to each client to welcome them and ensure all is perfect.

We love the place.

MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place, I just did not like rushed by the server to order, eat, and finish. It was near closing time but I still did not like that. Everything else was awesome.

AG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!! Love the oysters and the crab cake !!! Drinks are the best !!

TU
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must stop for us when in Chicago! Never a disappointment.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

MT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RL Chicago was an amazing experience. We had been at your location in Paris, France and knew we wanted to experience this location. We will be back on our next trip to Chicago. Thank you for making our time phenomenal.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great