RL Restaurant

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$50 and over
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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 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

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LB
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, and the bagpipes were an exceptional treat!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always great.

TM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite Chicago restaurant. Great service, food, beverages, and ambiance. Tonight I had the sea bass special--extraordinary. And I never miss the brussels sprouts, with lardons!! Yummy. White tablecloth, sophisticated service. Makes you feel good.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and quality meal.

SL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good overall experience. The crabcake was a little weird with the crispy strands around it but was ok.
Burger excellent.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Never thought I would dine at an RL restaurant and feel like my group was a burden. From the moment we walked in the door we were met with an attitude. We are in Chicago for 3 nights and wish we hadn’t wasted one of them at your restaurant. Hopefully you can learn from this.

C
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite ladies lunch spot. Took my 88 year old mom and our waiter made her feel so special.

AM
Chicago
239 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went well. Missed Joseph but Seamus and Henry did a great job of filling in. We were well pleased.

OT
Chicago
280 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining here! Best, most accommodating staff in the city, in an incredibly beautiful room. Oh yeah and the foods awesome!

PG
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great time was had by all!

LM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, excellent service.

LR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the RL Restaurant and it was fantastic! The service was impeccable, the food was absolutely delicious, and the ambiance in the restaurant is perfect. They even took notice of my ID and realized my birthday was in a few days, and I got a birthday dessert! This is a restaurant where you truly feel taken care of from the moment you walk in the door until the moment you walk out. I can’t wait to go back!

JM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Repeat visit for me. Love the ambience, location right off the Mag Mile and the burger! Came with a few people after a work cocktail party looking for some real food. Not quite a fancy occasion, and the host was great about finding us a table in the bar area. The service is great, not too stuffy but attentive. Great wine by the glass list, and always love this delish RL burger.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, excellent service!

T
Berkshire
22 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ‘Old Fashioned’ cocktails followed by delicious food serviced by a very friendly team. The ambiance is unique making this one of our favourite places in Chicago.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both Jose Vazquez and Jaaffar Sabbar were superior.
Jaaffar Sabbar connected us to the food and to the RL brand. He went well out of his way to provide exceptional service. We’ll definitely return and ask for Jaaffar.
A perfect evening.

S
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu & high quality service

AM
Chicago
239 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostesses and Flavia were terrific. Tom and assistants did a great job and ensured all was wonderful from start to finish. It is so nice for us to have backup for Joseph The Hreat. Tom and Aramis are great backups so we always have a delightful dining experience!!

AK
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every sip/bite. I ordered the espresso martini, shrimp cocktail and roasted vegetable pappardelle. Delish!

OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in the US! We love going to RL on any occasion. Highly recommend you go. the service the food and everything about RL is wonderful!

E
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it's perfect, every time. thank you! AMAZING crab and avocado salad too.

I
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time you enter, until the time you leave satisfied, you feel the Ralph Lauren magic! The decor makes you feel you have arrived. The service makes you feel special. The food makes you feel like a king or queen! You won’t be disappointed!

AB
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere very chic place to dine anytime

J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy throw back to the 1970 feel of warmth and cozy restaurant.. sort of wraps it’s arms around you!

T
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Siempre un gran lugar!!!! La decoración y el ambiente con sensación de refinamiento. Accesible de precio y servicio excelente!!!!

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b
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my table. Loved the always pro and delightful service. Loved the Bollinger Grande Année (though I definitely didn’t need a champagne 101. got that covered ;)). LOVED that mushroom and kale salad. Made two more lunch reservations for next week!

FW
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine and beer list! Today enjoyed Moody Tongue Carmelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter brewed in Chicago! Delicious! Enjoyed the Clam Chowder! And Chicken Salad!

WG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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?

L
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, great service and the best lake perch in the Midwest!

MW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

MB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I lunch here at least once a month and it never disappoints. See you next month!

CS
Milwaukee
2 reviews