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RL Restaurant, Chicago, IL
RL Restaurant, Chicago, IL
RL Restaurant, Chicago, IL
RL Restaurant, Chicago, IL
RL Restaurant, Chicago, IL

RL Restaurant

4.8
4.8
6680 Reviews
$50 and over
American
If you do not find availability online, please call the restaurant directly at 312-475-1100.

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 107 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 475-1100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Pitts
  • Private party facilities
    RL Restaurant accepts reservations for large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party contact
    Reservationist: (312) 475-1100
  • Neighborhood
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cross street
    Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is currently not available.
  • Public transit
    CTA Red Line Rapid Transit
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,680 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago

    American

6,680 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Portions are very small. Service is extremely slow. Bathrooms are dirty and wait time for elevator to get to them is slow. Woman’s bathroom was dirty and garbage cans were filled with feminine products and desperately needed changing. Had to ask where our server was after waiting 30 min. Was seated next to the cashier and had to listen to silverware being restocked. Waiter said it is loud because the silverware is too hot to touch. Was told the 2 inch brownie was free for my daughter’s birthday. How generous… felt very cheap for a 500 dollar meal. Expected much more .

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  2. EmanuelP

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere even better food. The lobster bisque soup and lobster roll were amazing.

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  3. LindaA

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was fine except for a mix up on the price of my dessert. I believe that I was overcharged.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Far out THE best restaurant in Chicago. The atmosphere, vibe, staff, food, cocktails, wine list and of course the elegant class of Ralph Lauren. Just PERFECTION!

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  5. Aaron

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and ambience was outstanding at RL. It is a bit cramped, but other than that, I loved everything about our dinner there. It was my birthday, and the staff even provided a free dessert at the end of our meal. Will definitely be back!

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  6. VickiS

    Oklahoma City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in Chicago, so always have to make a reservation when in town! Please RL, never change a thing!!

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  7. ni81

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    burger. champagne. lobster rolls. escargot. if you still need more reasons, i cannot help.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience- great food, excellent service, love love the atmosphere!

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  9. SelamiP

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistent menu items Delicious food Excellent service

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tyler was simply the best and the food was excellent

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  11. WilliamG

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent! The service ok but not exactly the same our previous visits

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  12. CecilMariecil

    Austin

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From our greeting at the beginning to the fabulous waiter and everything interspersed from start to finish the dining and drinking experience was extraordinary. We had a very fine time and we all remarked how incredible our lunch entree choices were and how remarkably excellent our adult libations were. A+. RL Cafe simply never fails to impress. Thank you for inquiring.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Please try the lobster roll. Delicious! Great service food was very good.

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  14. FerencP

    Memphis/West TN

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, RL was excellent. The service is consistently on a high level, the ambience is as good in the evening as at brunch in the morning. Great food too.

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  15. Emily

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Jaafer, was the best! Attentive, accommodating to our special requests, kind, and very friendly. The entire staff made us feel welcome and comfortable. Can’t wait to visit Chicago again and dine at RL. Terrific experience!

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  16. Foodie

    New York City

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing service! We love everything about this place!!!!

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  17. MannyH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    So tired of flat unpersonable waiters.... (only 1 - had personality - and it wasn't ours) Flat waiters should not equate with high prices and beautiful decor. Disappointed.

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  18. DianeS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had dinner at RL on Valentine's Day and it was amazing! Our corner booth allowed us to see the entire restaurant, yet sit close together and have quiet conversations. We had never been here before and didn't have any expectations regarding the food. We were extremely pleased with the quality of the food - it was exceptional. We will definitely go back!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time! The staff was pleasant and the food was excellent! The best corned beef sandwich I’ve had in years!

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  20. DavidC

    Miami

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family has been going to the RL steakhouse for years. We love to stop in while shopping for Thanksgiving and Christmas. When it’s cold outside, it’s wonderful to step into the foyer with the fireplace going knowing we are going to have an excellent meal with a brilliant team of people who enjoy hospitality! Thank you, DC

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  21. Logan

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tyler was a wonderful and personable server. We had an excellent time celebrating valentines a day early at your establishment. Thank you!

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  22. Bowl

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is consistently excellent, and the food is consistently delicious.

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  23. WBatPV

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service. Excellent food. Wonderful, happy atmosphere. RL is a must stop when we visit Chicago.

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  24. pdiddysouthie

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always make a point to visit RL every time we visit Chicago. Each time adds to the memory. The quality of food is unsurpassed. It is unreal that the members of RL actually remember us and that is absolutely amazing!!! Our RL ‘Bestie’ -Brian- who we have had the pleasure to have met over the past 10 or more years - went above and beyond to ensure we had the best possible dining experience. All the best! Patrick

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  25. Sparty

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful except our waiter seemed a little slow and disinterested. The other staff made up for that with their attentiveness. The food and drinks really were exceptional.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El servicio es excelente, todo el personal muy atentos, el lugar también es muy lindo

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  27. Bern

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I haven't been to RL in years but was able to snag a table with my friend last night. The place was packed! The food was exceptional. We were very impressed with the superior service from everyone who came to our table. They were very attentive even though they were super busy. It's such a pleasure dining at a restaurant where you actually feel taken care of, especially these days when it's difficult to find the proper employees and train them and keep them. The staff to patron ratio was spot on! This is now on the top of my "go to" places!

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  28. ScottK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, atmosphere, service, attentiveness, cleanliness, friemdliness were all absolutely top notch perfection.

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  29. drinkitin

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful friendly restaurant! A great experience- the servers were knowledgeable and helpful. The food was perfectly prepared. Definitely will be back.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joseph was great! Perfect pacing. Delicious apps and entrees. The bar does an outstanding job. Customer service is top notch!

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  31. Sklaub

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunch service. Lobster bisque/Chicken Milanese/chicken sandwich all delicious

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  32. JoniK

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! Such a great ambiance and the food was delicious.

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  33. KevinG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Spencer, was fantastic. Everything was excellent!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    RL is a CLASSIC! Food, service, and atmosphere are wonderful.

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  35. MichaelT

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I dine at RL every time I visit Chicago. This was another delightful experience. The ambiance and cuisine were excellent. Our waiter could have a touch more engaging and present, but it gave us a chance to chat. The calf liver is superb, the drinks are generous. I’ll see you on the next trip.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Lobster roll & escargot were both amazing.

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  37. MeesheyB

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Predictably solid on all fronts! Whether lunch or dinner, this restaurant always delivers consistent, stellar results.

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  38. NotisE

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant! American classic dishes with warm and friendly service!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brand as well as its restaurants are perfection. This restaurant is consistent with its food. No matter the day the food is delectable.

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  40. Rachael

    Boise

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were a party of 4, had reservations for a birthday in our group. Upon arrival the first thing we noticed is it is extremely crowded, with tables right in the entryway? Those poor diners, I would be irate if that were my table. People standing everywhere, we struggled to locate the hostess stand. When we did, the hostess unapologetically and somewhat rudely let us know it would be another 20 minutes to wait for a table, told us to wait in some vestibule, which we couldn’t see nor locate through the mass of people. We had a 7:30 res, were about to leave and were finally seated around 8pm. Fortunately, the food was delicious. Service at the table was much better than at the hostess stand although somewhat overly familiar. All in all, I would not come back here unless I knew it was a slower time.

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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 6680 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 107 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for RL Restaurant

115 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is currently not available.
  • Public transit
    CTA Red Line Rapid Transit
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Pitts
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 475-1100
  • Private party facilities
    RL Restaurant accepts reservations for large parties. Please call for details.
  • Private party contact
    Reservationist: (312) 475-1100
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