RL Restaurant

4.9
6291 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 6291 people are saying
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vipmisterlovely
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb food and the staff is outstanding

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vipMattS
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
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
13 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
4 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.

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JHlavacek
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. Noisy with traffic near.

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vipMags
Miami
13 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
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every experience at RL is top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
158 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
2 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
18 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
4 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
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was superb

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nicoleg
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food was 100% as well as the service. The burger was AMAZING

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vipandreac
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect!

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michaelk
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipNJBO
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to eat here. They are taking all precautions.

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vipLizS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio has tons of heat lamps - love it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very satisfying, food was delicious!

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vipBruceB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in Chicago!

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KennS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 ☺️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

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.

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vipJHBChicago
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate outside.

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vipmarym
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch. Our waiter, Aramis, was delightful.

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vipAntonetteS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally safe and delicious food!

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AdamW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

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.

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vipTeddy
Chicago
143 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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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 4.9 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.