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
Fantastic place! Service is incredible, unobtrusive. Noise level is low even when restaurant is full. Atmosphere is like clubby English library & food is great.
Always my favorite in all of Chicago! Best food, ambiance, and service!
RL delivers on old school level of service that is rare to find! Loved our waiter Aracely and the front desk staff! Always a treat!
We have been to RL on many occasions. Service always great and never a surprise.
As always, excellent service! We had a baby with us and the restaurant couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful!
Our server Aramis was the BEST. We also had him last time we were there and luckily got him again. Food was the very best. I was with my sisters and had a special time.
There is reason why this place is always busy and people want to return year after year. There are no "bad" seats, the service is consistently wonderful and the atmosphere is lively without being too loud. The food is very good - although the prices are high. Lunch for two - kale salads with salmon and sparkling water and total bill was $89.00. You pay for the location and atmosphere. Great people watching and an experience worth the price.
Great service by our server.. nice personality, attentive, great representative of RL
My first visit, don’t know how I missed it in the past. Will be back.
Above and beyond. We enjoyed our time at RL. The staff was extremely professional and welcoming. The ambiance, food, and service were all excellent.
My wife and I have been going to RL since it’s opening...and have always had a wonderful experience!
Went on a date with my husband and he choked on a hair in his burger. I love Ralph and everything he stands for, but not this.
Service and food was wonderful!
The hate the banquet style seating along the walls. The couple next to us were bickering and the tables were so close you hear everything. It was distracting. The service and food was wonderful though, we’ll go back.
The best service in town !
The service and ambiance exceeded expectations and the food was done perfectly. Michael, one of the managers, granted an ask to get a table at the bar after dinner. Everyone working there has service top of mind.
We went to the RL Restaurant for my mom's birthday lunch and it was such a wonderful experience! Not only was the food delicious, but the service was also absolutely incredible! In fact, this may have been the best service I have ever experienced. Our servers Joseph and Rodrigo were extremely kind, helpful, and went out of their way to make sure we had a great experience. Joseph was so knowledgeable about the various dishes and took the time to give us recommendations that did not disappoint. The cauliflower soup was out of this world, I definitely recommend it. The lobster roll was great and we also really really enjoyed the steak sandwich! Also, the coffee is phenomenal- and you can even buy a bag to take home. Overall, this was a wonderful experience- I will be back next month for my birthday lunch! If you are in Chicago, RL is a must!
Not what it used to be.
Not sure they care, either.
Smaller portions and higher prices.
Stale bread, small portions, less pride and much less special than it used to feel.
What a bummer.
NYE! Understated and festive
Thank you for leaving a positive star review at RL. Thank you for celebrating the new year with us. We look forward to hosting you at our restaurant very soon. Best Regards, Michael Orona Manager
New Year’s Eve
Always a favorite place to dine! It is the quintessential Chicago dining experience. My husband and I have been eating at RL for years. We still love the attention to detail, the consistency with the food, and the staff, in particular, Jaafar, Chris, and Russel, who welcome us as if it were their home.
Thank you Renia for leaving a positive star review at RL. It is always a pleasure to hear that Jaafar, Chris and Russel make you feel just like at home. I will pass on the praise to the team for making it one your favorite places to dine. We look forward to hosting you at our restaurant very soon. Best Regards, Michael Orona Manager
Although it is a bit tight inside it is always worth it. Love the menu and the ambiance is a favorite.
Thank you Michelle for leaving a positive star review at RL. We appreciate that you love the menu and ambiance. We look forward to hosting you at our restaurant very soon. Best Regards, Michael Orona Manager
Excellent service and food.
RL is one of our favorite spots in the city and we’ve lived here for over 12 years and are always walking away in talks about how good the food is, how much we love the feel and the staff!
Yes yes this is our favorite restaurant the service is the best the food outstanding perfect people watching we go once a year for my birthday celebration
Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive star review for our restaurant. We are glad to see that you enjoyed yourself on your birthday. Best Regards, Michael Orona Manager
Joseph, Benny and Flavia are a team that makes every dining experience fabulous at RL
Joseph's great memory along with understanding of my food plan makes it easy for me to make
selections and adjustments to the menu. Benny is right there with ice water and coffee throughout the meal and Flavia adds a friendly welcome and adds so much to the entire RL experience. What a great
team, and Angel, when there is also like Benny. We are so lucky to have RL and these people who
ensure we are happy about the entire experience.
Always consistent always very good. Uses fresh ingredients. The crab cake benedict was to die for.
Excellent service 👏 Thanks!
We always enjoy dining here when we visit Chicago, and this trip was no different. A wonderful experience
Great ambiance, super consistent quality on foodstuffs, knowledgeable service team. We always can rely on their oysters, and their accommodating nature’s.
Great job ! Thank Tom
Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food, great service! Highly reccommend!
The lobster bisque is a must. The service was great wonderful.
Always an e-mail exemplary experience: food, customer service, ambience, and great conviviality. Although we live in the western suburbs, we make an effort to dine at R.L. several times a year.
One of our favorite restaurants in the city. Great atmosphere. Very popular; so reserve early. We sat in the bar area because the restaurant was packed. Keith waited on us in the bar area. The bartenders are awesome and very witty! Even though we ate near the bar, we had a great experience.
Awesome and more awesome