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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pan-Seared with Meyer Lemon Butter Sauce
Fresh Maine Lobster, Lemon-Herb Aioli & Celery on a Toasted Brioche Bun
Fresh Maine Lobster
Always superb food and the staff is outstanding
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!
One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Perfect outdoor dining experience with Covid protocols strictly adhered to
Absolutely loved everything about this place! Thank you for taking incredible care of us!
Not the same steak was tough and service terrible in the main dining room
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!
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!
The food and service is always great.
Great service and ambiance. Noisy with traffic near.
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.
We went during COVID and everything was amazing! We felt very safe and the food was so good!
Seems like the restaurant isn’t staffed to handle the re-opening and crowds yet
Enjoyed our experience at RL restaurant and definitely recommend this place to anyone
Never had a bad experience or bad food. One of my favorites restaurants in the entire city.
Every experience at RL is top notch.
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.
Perfect, and warm patio seating even on a cold day in Chicago.
We live this restaurant! Best burger and fries in Chicago. Bistro like atmosphere very cozy. Service is always excellent!
RL is always great and everyone there is extremely hospitable.
The food and drinks are always great.
Lovely atmosphere, yummy chicken Milanese, creamy potatoes AND coconut cake to die for!
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.
Excellent as always.
As always, a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Thank you.
Birthday dinner was superb
Great! Food was 100% as well as the service. The burger was AMAZING
Just as I remember RL before dining indoors stopped - great good service ambiance- RL has not missed a beat - thank you for an extremely pleasurable lunch!
RL is always top notch. My second visit during this challenging time and they have excelled with regard to keeping quality as paramount and providing a very safe environment to eat in.
Always a treat to eat here. They are taking all precautions.
Outdoor patio has tons of heat lamps - love it!!
Very satisfying, food was delicious!
Our favorite place in Chicago!
RL never disappoints! The staff does such a great job at accommodating customer requests, and providing consistently great cocktails and delicious food.
I’m so happy you have stuck with it during the Pandemic. Always my favorite go to ☺️
The hostess at that moment had a very bad attitude and gave me a hard time to get my table. Moreover, a nice gentleman stepped up and helped me out.
It’s unfortunate to have employees like her in such great place.
We had a wonderful brunch. Our waiter, Aramis, was delightful.
Totally safe and delicious food!
A terribly disappointing experience. The manager was arrogant and rude. I’ve dined at this location several times and it was always enjoyable so maybe a one-off but they need to find a better manager who understands luxury.
The food is quite good, as always. Some of the service was a little long. It seemed like any request had to go through another person, or two people.
The above said, with outdoor seating only, maybe things are inside and just take a while.
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 6291 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.