RL Restaurant

4.8
6212 Reviews
$50 and over
American
A Special Message to our Guests.
Thank you for choosing RL Restaurant for your dinner reservation. We do not accept walk-ins, and we no longer accept cash payments. We kindly ask that you wear your mask when not actively eating or drinking at your table.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 6212 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RL25
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience, food and staff were all amazing. Staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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AmyT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Everything was delicious. I just have a pet peeve about having to order side dishes separately from the protein.

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DonnaH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure being at RL. Everyone is amazing.

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vipDebS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere even amidst pandemic beautiful and serene -
Food always fantastic
Staff over the moon with friendliness and attentive service

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vipdeannak
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated a birthday and RL did not disappoint. The Dover sole was amazing!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite spot. The service and food are always amazing!

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jcarlosrubiom
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An amazing place during great even at the pandemic times

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vipBruceB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner...outdoor dining was very well executed!

Will definitely go back!

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service... expected nothing less!

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amandaf
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. So much appreciation for the staff.

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vipRitaD
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RL is becoming our group's birthday "go to" restaurant. The food is always worth the trip and the perch is hands down THE BEST anywhere. Once we know we're going to RL, our mouths start watering for their coconut cake and we talk about it for days. Totally unrelated to the food - got a chuckle out of the blue & white striped Ralph Lauren designed face masks the staff wears...so classic. They should sell them!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We go to this place all the time and we love it! It’s a shame that with time limit of 90 min - they already started reminding us 55 min in. We were asked to leave at 80 minutes with drinks still in hand...

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vipDavid
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal from start to
Finish!!!!

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chrisd
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ralph Lauren in Chicago is MAGICAL!!! we sat outside due to Covid-19 restrictions. The weather in Chicago was incredible so it was really special. The food is outstanding, the service was incredible. We will be back!!!!!

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vipEdwardIII
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great vibe and people watching.

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Ladylikestoeat
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always tentative & well-meaning service. Met the manager who is lovely.

SG
vipShanghaiGourmet
Chicago
123 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food as usual. Everything well executed and the staff went out of their way to keep us comfortable despite it being a cold day to sit outside. They had a number of heaters which made things manageable. all in all another great experience.

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vipLaurenR
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Impeccable service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The salad is so fresh and you can tell nothing is coming out of a jar it's from scratch even from the salad dressing.

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PaulN
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dined outdoors on a chilly afternoon. Food and service were outstanding.
The heaters need to be spaced better. It was freezing at our table, while the folks at the table closest to the heater were able to loosen their outer wear.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough great things about this place. Delicious food, service was impeccable. We had the most amazing table in the bar right by fireplace. Was romantic and so fun. Bartender was terrific! Will come back again and again!

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vipClow
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was not hot
French fries were terrible- used to be the best in town!
Servers always great

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vipTerriS
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience, waiter was wonderful.

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vipToddT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. An unpretentious menu of favorites that are prepared and staged perfectly.

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Wayo
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and Al, who took care of us, was great. Love to come here.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Special birthday dinner. Our waiter was a bit snooty. Menu selections not what I remembered. Love this restaurant though- the decor is so beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lit experience. Maybe add a limited brunch offering.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was good. The food was excellent.

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Matt
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary brunch sand everything about our visit was perfect. Food, service, setting could not have been better.

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JohnD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RL is a must do when visiting Chicago, and we never miss.

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Darren
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RL is an amazing restaurant. The food, staff, service and ambiance are A+++.

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vipMizeandFriends
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during the COVID era—RL’s somehow manages to maintain its one of a kind ambience and classy service.

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KatieS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a great meal and a great time. We will be back.

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vipAySa
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to place for lunch when in Chicago. Need to try the one in NYC when I get back there.

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vipddiverone
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the red snapper blackened it was my first time trying red snapper it was cooked to perfection ,the spinach was sauteed just right, the salad was so fresh, the juice in the Mai Tai was refreshing and the brownie was so moist this is how food suppose to be cooked.

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BandD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster rolls brought back fond memories of Maine.

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vipSherrieP
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We heard that this place was a great brunch spot, but when we arrived they do not have any breakfast items. They were accommodating and offered a create your own omelette and a few other options, but I think we really missed the good brunch experience by not ordering something from the main menu.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the best, forget his name...but he was just the best!

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 4.8 stars by 6212 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.