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.
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Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:00AM 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:30PM - 9:45PM
Always fabulous! Aramis is outstanding server. Love RL!
Very comfortable surroundings, great food and great service.
Have never been disappointed at RL. Burger, steak, perch and the club sandwich are my favorites.
Had the brunch this past weekend and it was fantastic. My wife and I ordered the omelet and corned beef hash and shared them. Both were delicious!
the entrance is tricky to locate and once inside if you are beyond the bar then the atmosphere is better....the place is freezing in the cold temps outside but probably better in moderate temps. Despite this the food and service was amazing!!! I would go back again when the weather is agreeable.
Great birthday lunch with my wife. We love the food, service & ambiance. Always a treat. RL should be on everyone’s list while in Chicago if you like classy and traditional white table cloth dining with quality food and impeccable service.
Perfect. Sat in front of fireplace on a cold winter day.
The food was good and the portions were reasonable. Service was excellent!
This restaurant was surprising good and has a nice vibe. The tables are close, it is always busy, but it’s classy/cozy at the same time. The menu has a nice selection and range of prices that will fit anyone’s budget!
Without a doubt, the epitome of class and quality in the city. No pretensions, just careful and thoughtful service that creates an atmosphere of well-being and comfort while dining well.
Ici on mange bien!
As wonderful as always. You get the same special attention to detail no matter who is serving you.
We love RL and have never been disappointed . The ambiance is chic and cozy, the food is tremendous and the seating is very intimate. We had a great late lunch, the dover sole was perfect and every side was fabulous. We had a wonderful table. thank you
I normally I love RL! Love coming here to celebrate mine and my husbands bday. This time that was not the case. We simply felt like an after thought, even with having a reservation. We did have someone approach us for drinks shortly after we sat down. But after that we sat with no water and no one server for a long time. Everyone else around us had water being poured and the server checking on them. We normally get the perfect amount of attention and this time, it was like we were invisible. I don’t know if it was just a one off, but it was enough of a disappointment that I’m not willing to dismiss it. The food was also disappointing as well. I love their crab cakes, to the point I usually order one to take home. This was not the case this time. It was super dry and the portion size was much smaller. My husband got fish and it too was dry. We did not send the food back (it was certainly edible but not the normal quality of RL). I’m probably going to move RL out of rotation and replace it with something else.
Disappointing . Been there before and thought this time level of service was inattentive at best . No ask for second round of drinks . Friend asked for hot water waiter walked away without taking her cocktail order . Food was fair the Dover sole was dry . The bisque had 2 little pieces of lobster . Need to get back on track
Interior lovely with its rich wood paneling and low lighting. Tables are jammed together, though and the noise level makes conversation a real challenge. Service staff is a well-oiled machine. Very efficient, if not overly friendly. Food...Caesar salad, perch...was outstanding, as were the cocktails.
Best overall traditional dining experience in country! If you love real food, it can’t be beat!
Always one of my go to spots. RL never disappoints!
Great atmosphere, lively, many cool pictures. Menu was well balanced. Service and food were excellent.
We LOVE RL. Kurt in the Bar is the BEST! He offers great service, is anticipatory without being smothering and a lot of fun. Anna, Molly & Abdel are all flawless in their approach, delivery and leadership to the team. Charissa is also fabulous as well. Cheers to the best spot in town!
Always a great experience. One of our favorite places.
Wait staff is outstanding with special Kudos to Nicole Teoh
Outstanding 👏🏽 Excellent
RL cocktail is Awesome 🥃
Incredible meal! Service, food, ambiance all 100% amazing. Will definitely go back!
Love this place! Always a home run!
My family loves going to RL great for a leisurely delicious lunch in a gorgeous room!
Great food, "classic" atmosphere and service. Everything would have been much more positive, but at end of service they brought bill and my son and wife got up to use restroom. Staff came over and took their chairs, without asking, for other tables nearby, even though there were other empty tables and spare chairs throughout restaurant. Spoiled whole experience. Low class maneuver.
It was wonderful. The food and service were exceptional as usual and the wait staff was very friendly and helpful.
I've had dinner here many times over many years. I was concerned that it was becoming a bit rushed lately and that service was less than attentive. On Saturday, however, it was perfect -- as I used to remember it. Will definitely put it back on my "favorite" list.
Great food! Our server was amazing. The downside is literally having to sit on top of the table next to you. They do create a sense of urgency to get you through your meal. People are constantly reaching in and picking things up or moving them. Time is money. The filet was perfect.
Excellent food and service consistently if you want to impress this is the place
Very good!! Clams amazing, crab cake divine!!
I open the menu and instantly remember - who does the classics? And who does it better? No one. Dover Sole, Veal Milanese, Crab Cakes, Calf Liver, Filet Mignon. With surroundings of deep, rich hardwoods and classic photographs (okay, classic 1900's WASP upper-class private club yacht club regatta images and accoutrements -- but anyone can enjoy them now!) -- it is the Ralph Lauren image, after all.
But when it comes to the food and service, also classy and classic. Just a really nice experience.
Our waiter ignored us repeatedly and would not take the tables drink order. Kept leaving to attend other guest but never returned. Had to request that he take our order.
Service was wonderful and so friendly
Very attentive service; high energy restaurant with notable clientele as well as high net worth families; an experience.
wonderful haunt... definitely going back again soon 😊
Had to send my food back 3 times. Manager said he would comp desert and didn’t. Much confusion. Disrupted our lunch completely.
Waiter was very nice and helpful. Loved the food too and the setting!