RL Restaurant

4.7
5545 reviews
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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 colorful beet 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. RL Restaurant offers a comfortably luxurious setting for food and drink in the heart of Chicago.

Please note reservations are for the dining room only. Bar and Patio are first-come, first-serve and utilized for waiting guests.

We now offer Brunch on Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m.

Specials

Brunch Happy Hour Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Enjoy a complimentary mimosa or bellini from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sundays!
(One per person, limit four per reservation).

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 29, 2019

Ends: June 30, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-11:00AM
Sat 10:00AM-11:00AM

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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

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Chicago
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 5

So . . . I have many friends who love this place. But whenever I eat here I feel duped; like I've been swindled into eating elevated cafeteria food with great service in a lush environment. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing unpleasant about eating at RL. The service is amazing and the food is perfectly adequate, if unimaginative. But if you consider yourself at all a foodie, this is not the place for you. Tourist I understand. But if you are Chicagoan, do your research and go elsewhere. Oh and can we talk about sardines in a can? No restaurant should be allowed to cram tables together like they do at RL!

CC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott Mclellan is always the best at all he does!!! Same with Christopher...and the same with all who work in the bar front!!!

4
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and service impeccable!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect 👍❤️

AD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Started with an excellent gazpacho. My companion had tomato bisque. We both had the BLT salad. The food was very good. We were seated at a corner table on the immediate right as you enter the main part of the restaurant. It took a while for the waiter to get the table stable. The table is on a fluted base leaving no place to put your feet on the floor. Very awkward and uncomfortable.

AG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great meal here. Locals love it here.

JJ
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RL never disappoints. The service is always seamless and the food is excellent. The setting is beautiful. This is always our go to place in Chicago

EW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. We took our adult grandchildren to lunch. We have never been disappointed.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the BLT salad and the Dover Sole. Beautiful room and servers did not rush us.

i
Atlanta
76 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent and excellent with a caring attitude

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The waiter was not very pleasant and not very attentive. Had to ask for things several times. The food was mediocre. Expected much better for the price that they charge.

FM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

RL IS A FABULOUS RESTAURANT TO TAKE OUT OF TOWN VISITORS AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE RESTAURANTS TO EAT AT IN THE CITY ! THIS LAST DINING EXPERIENCE LEFT ME WITH TWO COMMENTS ~
1) THE BUSBOY SHOULD NOT ARGUE WITH THE GUEST (ME) AS TO HOW TO MAKE A CORTADO
2) OUR WAITER WAS ATTENTIVE YET NOT SO ATTENTIVE ~ AS WELL AS THE MAITRE'D
THEY WERE LOOKING BUT "NOT SEEING" ~ I WANT RL TO STAY ON TOP AS BEING ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN THE CITY !

JC
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the perch.

OT
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pretty good overall, the food is nice and refreshing. Service was top notch. A little overpriced compared to the portions received.

F
Pittsburgh
104 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best burgers! Wonderful service! Always a must when visiting Chicago!

MH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to RL many times and always look forward to going back! Our waiter Peter is one the best we've had anywhere!

RF
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Bad experience. Very disappointing. We were placed into a tight space. We could not even hear each other at all. Could hardly understand the waiter speak. Service was acceptable but the other negatives did not make up for it. I call the perch, recommenced by waiter, as average fish sticks. The cold slaw was tasteless and served warm. The calamari was very average but the sauce was not very good. Finally. The very average crab cake was nothing special. With all the choice Chicago has to offer, I am very sorry we selected this restaurant for a birthday celebration. Ralph. Love your clothes! My closet is full of them. Stick with that.

SH
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Ahi tuna burger and vegetable salad. Both excellent.

B
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a memorable dinner and the bar with the open windows was fantastic.

OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. It is so perfect for lunch on a cool August day. The interior is everything you would dream about in Ralph Lauren’s world. The lobster roll was fantastic with chips.

D
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming here for years & am never ever disappointed. Food is exquisite. Lunch, dinner anytime. Service Service Service. Menu variety- something for everyone.

L
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on their patio. It was more noisy because of outdoor traffic. It was a lovely evening though.

CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love RL and make this a yearly tradition before the kids go back to school. They love the food too! Our waiter was outstanding! We loved him and my kids loved him. The service is always SO GOOD when we dine at RL!!

CB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brussel sprouts are outstanding. Highly recommended as the side to any entrée.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious and amazing with great service!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my first trip to Chicago and this place was on my must place to have lunch. It didn’t disappoint. Anna the manager was friendly and took time to hear about our experience. It was a very nice touch to our lunch. Attention to detail on table setting and surroundings was impressive. We loved the lunch.

Thank you,
Wayne

R
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AS always service iexcellent with the food being very good.

SB
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the lunch was great, service perfect, cocktails excellent.

R
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the atmosphere is fantastic. Service is fantastic.

W
London
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect lunch on the outdoor terrace. The steak is always great but crab cakes were perfection!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love RL

OT
Chicago
195 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fabulous place to eat. Great food and service. Love it

BD
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm pleased to be able to give a rave review for this place- everything was truly excellent and just it was just a great experience. They put a lot of work into making sure you were well taken care of with service, having a unique and amazing atmosphere and also excellent food! It really was everything I could hope and dream of from Ralph Lauren. :) The steak was amazing. I sat at the bar and the bartenders were very friendly/ awesome and there was a feeling they liked being there and working there. So that was nice. I was asked how everything was several times- once by a manager. It was clear they were on top of everything. Everyone was well dressed and just a good looking interesting crowd of people at the restaurant! I will certainly be a return customer here.

t
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but very very good in all categories. Portions were such that we skipped dessert.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my BLT salad. The dressings are delicious. Service is always the best!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Mr. Yum was wonderful! The lobster rolls were my favorite and the patio outside was a little cramped but beautiful.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ambiance in Chicago. Love this place. Great food and even better service. Try to make this a regular stop when visiting the city.

n
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RL is a marvelous restaurant. Christopher and Lucas were incredible and gove such a personal touch. The food was wonderful in a beautiful environment

y
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, lovely food!

JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice
However, reservation at 8 - they had already ran out of special Ahi tuna Burger.
Had perch which was fair- disappointment!!
The service was wonderful.

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