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RL Restaurant, Chicago, IL

RL Restaurant

4.9
4.9
6818 Reviews
$50 and over
American
If you do not find availability online, please call the restaurant directly at 312-475-1100.

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.
RL Restaurant offers classic American cuisine inspired by Ralph Lauren’s personal favorites. Seasonal dishes range from a chopped vegetable salad to a lobster roll sandwich, grilled fish of the day and steaks. On the cocktail list, guests can choose from classic drinks and a diverse selection of wines and other fine spirits.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 107 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 475-1100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Pitts
  • Private party facilities
    RL Restaurant accepts reservations for large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party contact
    Reservationist: (312) 475-1100
  • Neighborhood
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cross street
    Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is currently not available.
  • Public transit
    CTA Red Line Rapid Transit
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Memorial Day at RL Restaurant in Chicago!

    May 27, 2024 only
    Spend Memorial Day with RL Restaurant in Chicago! We will be open on Monday May 27th, starting at 11am!
    Memorial Day at RL Restaurant in Chicago! Photo

What 6,818 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago

    American

6,818 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was busy and some elements not ideal but the manager on duty did an excellent job at every turn of making it an excellent experience - well done to the manager

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  2. AnaV

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely spot. Drinks, dinner and service always great. Perfect spot for a cute catchup lunch or dinner with friends or family.

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  3. ColleenM

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at RL is always fabulous!!! I always feel very welcome and the staff is always so attentive. Our server Scott was awesome - super friendly and professional. Thank you!! We will be back!!

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  4. Judith

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure. Food, service, classy and wonderful. Just the best. Never disappoints!

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  5. AnonDiner

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    RL is the perfect place to have a delicious meal whether it's a special occasion, a business lunch, or a break from shopping. Everything from the service to the food was positively outstanding. This is a can't miss spot if you're on the Magnificent Mile!

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  6. KirstenS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and location are superb! I go every time I’m in Chicago!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is the best in town. Considered a locals place but welcomes all with impeccable service. I haven’t seen this kind of service anywhere else. They are personable, professional and oh so friendly. And I’ve never had a problem with any orders from them. Best cappuccinos for after brunch or dinner. This place has talent like no other. So many places just serve without much eye contact let alone conversation. It takes a special group of people who enjoy serving and engaging. The decor is classy but relaxed. The lounge is so Ralph Lauren and the dining room is more on the formal side but not over the top. Check out all the artwork on the walls. Sketches and paintings of the familiar and interesting. The bar tenders in the lounge will always remember you if you come back just a few times. It’s my favorite place since 1999!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a go-to when I’m in Chicago- food and service never disappoint. The escargot were especially good.

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  9. AshleyS

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As as always, the food was delicious. Scott, our server was amazing. Michael the manager is always a delight and makes it a great experience. He runs the restaurant at top notch. 

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside on the patio on a gorgeous day and ordered a caesar salad, crab cake benedict and gold coast benedict. Great Mothers Day. Thank you!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ariel is one of my favorite restaurants within the city of Chicago. The service is absolutely superb The food is delicious. Service was second to none. I recommend dining and RL to celebrate any milestone event. 

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  12. MaryM

    Jackson Hole

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    RL has always been our favorite but our experience this time wasn’t so great. The bread basket was stale- we sent it back and not much better the second time around. Our meal was fine and our server was great however it was very noisy. My daughter’s glass had a large crack on the rim. So not the nice elegant lunch we have had in the past.

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  13. char

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat and always where we take family when in town. Best restaurant for food, atmosphere and going away feeling that you've had a very good time in an elegant place without it feeling it was overbearing. I could write the same thing for over 20 years...and going forward. Best, Cheryl Anderson

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  14. Mamacita

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants in our gorgeous city! As always a pitch-perfect experience. And many thanks to Adam for getting making it work to add our two last minute guests on a super busy Saturday with the restaurant at full capacity!!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    455 reviews

    5.0

    455 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we go I enjoy it more. We ate in the lounge and Danny took fantastic care of us. Best martinis in Chicago!

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  16. Saladgirl

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    RL never disappoints Amazing service and well rounded menu

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like being treated like a second class citizen come here. I loved the restaurant decor, food and my waiter. However, I found the place to be cold and unwelcoming. The host was rude. Made me feel like I didn’t belong. Was wearing casual street chic. Had a reservation for 2, was sat at table for 2 in the main dining room. Some girl would just point at a table without speaking. It was odd. Then I sat there and people kept staring as though I didn’t belong, and made it quite uncomfortable. Some weirdo wearing sunglasses with a table of girls next to me, kept making comments in reference to me. It was highly awkward. I was never greeted by anyone when I sat down. I watched the hosts interact with everyone else in a pleasant way, why not me? Even when I left they didn’t say anything like they did everyone else. I will be back, just too be as rude to everyone else as they were to me.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best time with both food & service!! Chris Yum outstanding!!

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  19. Blake

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never disappoints and the service is outstanding !

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  20. 123444JM

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited RL twice in the past week. Both times, the food and service were excellent. Wonderful atmosphere as well. We will be back in the near future.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Everyone loved the meals! Filet was phenomenal

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  22. santiagoc

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place, great food, a little loud felt crowded with the noise

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  23. AmeliaBS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, the food, the ambience of the restaurant was absolutely amazing! I would recommend 10 out 10, chef kiss! I highly recommend everyone if possible to have this experience.

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  24. JimG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at RL. The lamb chops are the best 🥰

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  25. LindaH

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dining room and excellent service from waiter “Scott”

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  26. Gaby

    Chicago

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect day to be seated at the patio! Had a bottle of sparkling, salad of avocado and crab was refreshing and light, the hamburger is one of the best in the city! Service was attentive. Wine though is expensive.

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  27. MarkV

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Great selection of food, impeccable service, and a beautiful dining room.

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  28. JosephB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an elegant club like environment. I would suggest updating the menu, it’s been the same since opening.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is by far my favorite restaurant in Chicago!!!

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  30. LPdiner

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    RL never disappoints. We had a fantastic waiter and a corner table. Perfect Saturday night date

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  31. Saggioviaggio

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family has enjoyed RL over the years. Last nights dinner and service were exceptional. RL is better than ever.

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  32. Michele

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was the perfect birthday. Love the food, ambiance & everything. Thanks!

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  33. HappyLady

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One if the most beautiful restaurants. Great options for wine by the glass. Extremely attentive service.

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  34. Heather

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A neighborhood favorite that doesn’t disappoint. Great evening.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very loud inside and difficult to hear…but food is great!

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  36. JordanW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most excellent. They sat us by the fire in the lounge. Perfect.

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  37. Twigs

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    RL doesn't disappoint. Loved our server, Peter. The Cremant is delightful. The avocado and crab salad yummy. RL was packed and we had to wait, despite our reservation. The good news is that we had Peter and a decent table.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    RL never disappoints! We always get the bisque and Bellinis.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    455 reviews

    5.0

    455 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    RL never ever disappoints. Stellar service, fabulous food in a beautiful room. Perfection

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always simply wonderful place. Highly recommended.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from RL Restaurant using the Order Online button. RL Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 475-1100.

RL Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 6818 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 107 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for RL Restaurant

115 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is currently not available.
  • Public transit
    CTA Red Line Rapid Transit
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Pitts
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 475-1100
  • Private party facilities
    RL Restaurant accepts reservations for large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party contact
    Reservationist: (312) 475-1100
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