This is always on our restaurant list when we come to Chicago. An incredible place for lunch or dinner. On this occasion we were seated almost 40 minutes after our reservation time. However, Camille, the hostess made it seem like ten minutes. She was incredible. They comped our appetizers and desert. Not requested but greatly appreciated.
As a note to all restaurants RL is a business who realizes the importance of putting a qualified person up front like Camille.
Thanks to our waiter Tom for his awesome work.
It is a great place to get together for extended lunch with drinks.
Dover sole was wonderfully done.
Dry aged steak great.
Close to perfection in just about every way! Attentive but not intrusive. Oozes class and quality, and in culinary terms, a big impact with a relatively limited range of choices. Wine selection shows thought.
Always a real pleasure to indulge and be indulged at RL.
A lunch date as you would always wish it to be.
Very enjoyable for lunch.
Absolutely fabulous all around.
The host that day wasn’t very nice , actually she was n’t kind ....and look at me in a bad way .
Always great service and food at RL. The quality is 5 star!
Like always it is a great experience to be at RL. The outstanding service and food make cut delightful. A very elegant atmosphere too
Nice room if packed. Bad salad (old greens, soggy) inattentive service at times. Would not go back for brunch.
We’ve been there many times and always enjoy it. The only drawback this visit was that we were at a table right next to the kitchen. It was on a corner and very tight so a bit distracting, but the service and food were fabulous!
We went on a Saturday for a late lunch to celebrate a birthday. Service was not good, very loud and crowded, but the food was great!
Can always count on a great meal here. Its my go to place for colleagues in town.
My wife and I have been to RLs numerous times even though we don't live in the area. Always a great meal and we request to be served by Chris Yum and Jaafar. Bread is over the top wonderful. My wife got the snapper special while I got the legendary Dover sole with lemon butter sauce. Both dishes were fantastic.
Excelente servicio, muy buena comida. Recomendaría éste restaurante a todos mis amigos.
This restaurant was recommended by one of the doctors at University of Chicago. She said it was one of her favorite places to stop in for lunch - so we went!
It is a very small restaurant. Reservations are recommended for the dining room, but the bar area (which is still lovely) is open seating.
The restaurant was decorated very stately, apparently what Ralph Lauren likes (thus, the RL Restaurant). It feels like you are dining in his private study.
The service was fabulous! We enjoyed the bread basket that came, complementary. The giant crisps were delicious!
We had the Pigs in a Blanket appetizer - they were wagu beef hot dogs wrapped in philo dough served with a lovely zippy, mustard. For our lunch, we split the POLO CLUB ROASTED CHICKEN, BACON, LETTUCE & TOMATO WITH CHOICE OF HAM OR HARD-COOKED EGG ON TOASTED BRIOCHE $18 and the Steak Salad special. Both were tasty and filling.
We would highly recommend this restaurant. It is not cheap, but quaint and unique.
Great lunch spot with beautiful English country home decor
We were in town from Milwaukee shopping and ate at RL-wonderful from start to finish, including a really great waitress. We had soups and salads and were very happy. Fun to be in the warm homey setting!
While the setting at RL restaurant is very "RL," the noise factor is quite something. Tables are comfy but very close to one another so don't say anything you wouldn't want others to hear. The food is expensive but satisfactory. Service is quite good.
Bar seats are nice and the bartenders are super friendly. Ideal spot for Solo meal.
Once again wonderful meal and service, excellent drinks! Cant wait to go back.
Delicious food with many options. Friendly and professional wait service. Can't go wrong.
RL is very elegant and has an atmosphere of happy hospitality. The outstanding
food and service make every visit a great experience. I enthusiastically endorse
it as a wonderful restaurant.
The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was wonderful. Our servers were very accommodating. I would recommend this spot to anyone looking for a good meal or in need of a restaurant for a special occasion.
Great restaurant in a terrific location downtown. The brunch was wonderful and i recommend the Crab Cake Benedict and the Gold Coast Benedict.
Design of space typical Ralph Lauren, which is not necessarily a negative ... food was not particularly inspiring - I had fish fingers & a traditional sundae ... a few of staff on pretentious side, which is not unusual for a Ralph Lauren environment...
We always enjoy the professional service and great food.
This was our second trip to RL. We like be it. The environment is warm. The staff...professional. The food is amazing... everything on the menu is incredible! Thanks RL for making our dining experience exquisite!
Our waiter was fantastic. The food is always reliably good. This is a favorite spot for my Sister and I when we go “out for lunch”. It is a little crowded at times but that is also part of the “Cozy ambience.
Wonderful stylish restaurant and crowd.
Delightful and not pretentious.
Planned on brunch, but apparently they don’t service brunch on Thursday, good news, the lunch menu was above par! We had the newly added pigs in a blanket for appetizer and the lobster rolls for main course, plus mimosas for beverages. Yummy! Also our waiter and associate, Geoff and Luis were attentive and humorous, and could pass a knife like no other pair (inside joke =). Def worth a return visit to try more on the menu.
I’ve been dining at RL regularly for 15+ years and it continues to be a favorite and is always wonderful.
The food and service were wonderful.
We always have a wonderful meal and service at RL. The attention to detail and level of service is outstanding. Very reasonable and yet always feel pampered here
This was a great dining experience. Loved the food and service.
delightful easter brunch visiting our daughter!
One of our very favorites for a date or with the kids and family. Always delicious and great service.
We have been coming from Michigan to Chicago to RL. It is our favorite restaurant in Chicago! Love the Steak Diane so much, we order it every time.
Thank you for serving great food and wonderful service!