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RL Restaurant

4.8
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6020 Reviews
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$50 and over
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American
A Special Message to our Guests.
Thank you for choosing RL Restaurant for your dinner reservation. Tables are reservation only for a two-hour time period, we do not accept walk-ins, and we no longer accept cash payments. We kindly ask that you wear your mask when not seated at the 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 6020 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never Disappointed. ALL LOVE! So glad they’re open again.

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vipchicago
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 best things in Chicago. 1) Calves liver from RL and 2) Brazino from Saigon Sisters

SG
vipSG67
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just went for drinks but the service was outstanding as usual.

MM
MadisonM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. We can't wait to go back!

MO
vipMikeOnElm
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love RL!

KC
KemonC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible! Despite expectations, we got indoor seating in a swank and distinctly American luxe interior; excellent ambiance and the table dress was impeccable. I had the Caesar salad with Chicken, and the Filet Mignon medium rare. Both excellent, cooked to perfection, particular the filet mignon. It was exceptional! Ordered Calamari for the table and it was easily the best Calamari I’ve ever had. My guests had the Chicken Milanese and Hand Cut fries, and the Salmon and grilled spinach which they regarded highly. I was celebrating a birthday and she was brought a complimentary brownie with which was plated beautifully and she remarked “I’m full, but I can’t stop eating, everything is so good here!” Absolutely exceptional, and well worth the trip. Lucas(?) my server was exceptional, and responded to my needs like an echo to a sound or like a shadow to a shape. Luxurious and grand, exactly what one would expect from Michigan Avenue dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

J
vipJill
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Eager for the full menu to come back. Awesome place.

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. All the proper steps were taken to ensure a safe dining experience in the pandemic era.

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vipFoodies
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great service and food. One of my favorite Chicago restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just reopened from corona and you would never know it. Great food, ambiance and service!

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vipkpezza
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambience, delicious food, lively staff with a cozy intimate setting.
Outstanding wine, champagne, cocktail selection. A Chicago staple!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! So good to be back.

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vipPamela
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Exquisite food and outstanding service. We love visiting Dani. He makes the most delicious cocktails. Can’t wait to go back! Thank you!

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vipMatty
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!!

LB
vipLeeBeth
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always great.

TM
vipTheresaM
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and quality meal.

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vipSLUDOG
Chicago
9 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipChicago60610
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
vipAnneM
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
281 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!

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vipPreppyGuy
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great time was had by all!

LM
vipLauraM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, excellent service.

LR
LRob97
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
vipJckM
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, excellent service!

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Taynit
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipSue59
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu & high quality service

AM
vipAnneM
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!!

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FoodTraveler
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Second time coming. First time was magical and second time around did not disappoint. Still love their lobster bisque.

AK
vipAudreyK
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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raymack1999
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!

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vipElisa
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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I81u812
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!

FAQs

RL Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 475-1100.

RL Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 6020 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.