RL Restaurant

4.9
6317 Reviews
$50 and over
American
A Special Message to our Guests.
Thank you for choosing RL Restaurant for your PATIO reservation. We do not accept walk-ins, and we no longer accept cash payments. We kindly ask that you wear your mask when not actively eating or drinking at your 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6317 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEvaW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor patio. Attentive waitstaff. Excellent food.

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polsondesign1
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The bone in rib-eye was amazing. So much better than the one I had at Chicago Cut the week before. All the food was top notch. Service could have been a bit more attentive, but good overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the food is awesome!

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ChristineR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RL is consistently excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom out for an early dinner this past Thursday. Great experience overall from the warm greeting by the hostess to the great food. Joseph, our server, was phenomenal - he provided great wine and appetizer recommendations for us to start. The main courses - Dover Sole and Chilean Sea Bass were prepared perfectly along with our side of Asparagus. The outside ambiance along with the great food and phenomenal service made for a wonderful evening!

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vipSnarklet
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely dinner. The food was very good and the waiter was very helpful and patient.

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viptinac
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

It was fun!! Food was great! We loved it! Had a really fun server!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful!!!

SM
vipSammyMac
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service with a smile and a sense of humour. Thank you for that! Food quality is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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AllanS
Grand Rapids
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant. Terrific service. Delicious food!

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Cats65
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it, the best always

JL
vipJessicaL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best, Great service, food, ambiance !

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vipStacyS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute Perfection As Always. RL is the most consistent experience with the warmest staff and wonderful food And the French 75’s are unequaled!!

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vipmisterlovely
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb food and the staff is outstanding

MS
vipMattS
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single time, Every single meal is consistent and outstanding. The flavors and meals are fresh. They are prepared with care and precision.
The staff make you feel like a king. They are attentive, kind caring and knowledgeable!
From pre-pandemic large menu to current reduced menu, calling ahead for a favorite, they are absolutely accommodating!

Every dining experience should be this incredible. I used to go for special occasions. I’ve decided dining out is special and I should enjoy it every time!

Thanks RL you are the BEST!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Perfect outdoor dining experience with Covid protocols strictly adhered to

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about this place! Thank you for taking incredible care of us!

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LynnM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Not the same steak was tough and service terrible in the main dining room

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was phenomenal! I didn’t catch his name but his humor and great service will definitely bring me back! It’s our new fave spot! The food is phenomenal too!!!! Everything’s phenomenal!

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vipEvaW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love RL! So quaint and cute and the food is always amazing! We try to go at least once a month. Can’t go wrong indoor or out! One of our favorites in the city!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always great.

JH
JHlavacek
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. Noisy with traffic near.

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vipMags
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

RL is beautiful and elegant, however the grilled salmon was blah. It had no seasoning, semi-cold, semi-raw and with bottled marinara sauce to add on top with “grilled” tomatoes. I say “grilled” because the cherry tomatoes served had been no where near a grill. Very disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during COVID and everything was amazing! We felt very safe and the food was so good!

JH
JHlavacek
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Seems like the restaurant isn’t staffed to handle the re-opening and crowds yet

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Aida
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our experience at RL restaurant and definitely recommend this place to anyone

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad experience or bad food. One of my favorites restaurants in the entire city.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every experience at RL is top notch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Thought it inappropriate for the host to make an assumption that we hadn’t booked our reservation w high chairs for our children. We did, and this host (Michael) could have been a little more customer centric—and not jump to the assumption that his customers had made a mistake, when it fact the issue was on the restaurants side.

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GGJP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect, and warm patio seating even on a cold day in Chicago.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
168 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live this restaurant! Best burger and fries in Chicago. Bistro like atmosphere very cozy. Service is always excellent!

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Graunk
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RL is always great and everyone there is extremely hospitable.
The food and drinks are always great.
Graunk Enzenberger

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vipJanS
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, yummy chicken Milanese, creamy potatoes AND coconut cake to die for!

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vipMarshaW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection

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vipjohnnieS
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughters 33rd birthday. We brought her 4 mo.old son and everyone working in the restaurant displayed professionalism, sincere kindness and superior service. RL is without question one of the top five restaurants in the city. The staff and the food are consistently outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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vipErnestoR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Thank you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was superb

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 4.9 stars by 6317 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.