RL Restaurant offers classic American cuisine inspired by Ralph Lauren’s personal favorites. Seasonal dishes range from a chopped vegetable salad 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 - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:15AM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:15AM 10:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 11:00AM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM
Something has changed- not sure what.
Fries were really terrible - better available in McDonalds.
Steak and fish were excellent.
Did somebody change the chocolate cake?
Excellent ambiance, great service and the best lake perch in the Midwest!
Excellent food and service.
Always love RL when in the city
Great place to see and be seen ❤️
Don’t we all want the RL lifestyle
I wrote in our Gold Coast posting requesting what we thought was our favorite restaurant and I posted RL. In the space asking why I said because of Joseph and Flavia plus the other waiters and servers who all make it a great experience. You haven’t dined our until you’ve been served by Joseph!
Good food and overall good service. I’m definitely coming back for more!
Ambiance and service were great.
Food was really average.
Tuna tartare was blend and totally uninspired... pieces of raw tuna with pieces of avocado on top of over salted fried cresson...
the calf liver was mushy and tasteless
Same thing with the beef tartare...
but hey the oysters were fabulous
Wait... that’s the only thing the chef didn’t actually make!
A classic atmosphere that invites all to experience their food and excellent service...
Food and service was very good. Had to wait about 20 minutes for our table and they stuff absolutely as many people as possible into the room.
My wife and I have been to RL many times. I've reviewed it before. Simply put, It is our favorite restaurant in Chicago, the one place we go every time we are in town. My favorite is the Crab and Avocado Salad. It was excellent again (an avocado half piled high with lump crab meat with lightly dressed greens).My wife likes the Filet and the burger. She got the burger this time and it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. She also lived the Brussels sprouts. Always good. Consistent. We love the atmosphere and the location is great for us.
The room was uncomfortably warm and overcrowded. Remove at least two tables to improve the comfort of your diners and please regulate the heat of the room. Those two factors significantly distracted from the quality of the food, which was pretty good, and the service.
Loud, greasy fries, my chair was bumped all night by people passing by.
There is NEVER a time you can be at RL and not feel good! My favourite spot in the city. I’m going again tomorrow and it makes me smile just thinking about it.
Great service great food great wine great dining experience
Came here for lunch for my birthday. It was the perfect spot- 11am, downtown, on a sunny Winter day. I had the chopped salad, smoked salmon with dill cream w/caviar, the paperdelle vegetable pasta- magnificent For desser, the coconut cake- delish! Our sever was Jose Vazquez- excellent knowledge of wine pairings, the menu, and regular visits to the table to make sure I was enjoying the meal and the RL experience! I’d come back again and again. Highly recommended!
This is a go to restaurant for us when we visit Chicago. They seemed a little overwhelmed for a Thursday night. We had a reservation for two, but waited 30 minutes to be seated, and ended up in a corner booth which was difficult for the waiters to get to, and as a result, the service was average at best. We have always had a great experience at RL, and the food is consistently very good. It can be tight quarters at times, so hopefully management can make sure they aren't overbooking their space based on table turnover.
The filet and Baby calves liver were fabulous. However, the seating was way to crowded for our liking as we were so compact to the tables on either side of us. We were so close to two ladies who were good friends with JB Pritzker (Illinois Governor) and hearing their BS all night really put a damper on the meal. I'm not saying I wouldn't go back, but I'm not going to go out of my way to return.
Great service (friendly staff, food & drinks were brought out with perfect timing), cozy atmosphere, and food was really good. A bit cramped in terms of seating and may be a bit loud if there are tables next to you with large parties. But definitely would recommend and would also go back again!
We always enjoy dining at RL. The ambiance is chic and cozy, the staff is attentive, the food is fabulous.
STILL my favorite restaurant. All class; no attitude.
Classic RL decor. Classic food great drinks. Always busy especially in the Summer. A must do when in Chicago....
I loved celebrating my birthday here!!! The experience food and host were all amazing
You walk into RL and are greeted by friendly hostess's and Flavia. Then, Aramis, Tom, the waiter's assistants and then Joseph!!! What a warm and friendly place. The welcome mat is always there. Flavia comes around and it is such a nice event. She adds to the charm of the event. And of course, Joseph is the best waiter in town. I just mentioned that in the Gold Coast neighborhood post. We love RLl
The steak was mouth watering good. Overall great food and even though i had a 9pm reservation and got there an hour early i was able to sit within 15 minutes so was thrilled about that. Valet parking was spot on and no long wait.
One of the Best restaurants in the city of Chicago.
Management, service, food over the Top.
The Salmon and the NY strip steak was delicious. The staff was friendly and professional. I will definitely go back again.
We were first time diners celebrating my daughters upcoming wedding The staff was great from start to finish. The food was superb and the ambience was what we expected for a full house on a Saturday evening. My daughter received a special dessert celebrating her visit and we thought this was the perfect dessert before we ended our visit.
Definitely will recommend to others as well as return again for our next special occasion.
Nice Valentines Dinner. David Prainto gave great service!
Outstanding Food and Service, but very expensive! My wife had Dover Sole and I had the Skirt Steak. For us, both meals were the best we have ever had at ANY restaurant!
Valentine’s Day dinner. Our server was amazing and everyone was so accommodating. They have a server who takes care of you full and also another person who makes sure you’re always good on drinks. The atmosphere was amazing and it felt like everyone was in a good mood here! Would definitely go again.
Great place with amazing food. Service is outstanding and it is overall a great experience.
Good food and great service. The old fashion here is delicious.