RL Restaurant

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6003 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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. Guests first enter the bar, where they can enjoy a selection of cocktails and light fare, at the bar or on aged leather banquettes by the cozy fireplace.

RL Restaurant offers classic American cuisine inspired by Ralph Lauren’s personal favorites. Seasonal dishes range from a chopped vegetable salad to a corned beef sandwich, dover sole and steaks. On the cocktail list, guests can choose from classic drinks and a diverse selection of wines and other fine spirits.

Please note reservations are for the dining room only. Bar and Patio are first-come, first-serve and utilized for waiting guests. We are an upscale establishment and require guests to dress for the occasion.

We now offer Brunch on Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m.

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 10:00AM - 11:00AM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:15AM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:15AM 10:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 11:00AM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

What 6003 People Are Saying
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vipLeeBeth
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always great.

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vipTheresaM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 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 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and quality meal.

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vipSLUDOG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 11 March 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 10 March 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 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite ladies lunch spot. Took my 88 year old mom and our waiter made her feel so special.

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vipAnneM
Chicago
238 reviews
Dined on 8 March 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
280 reviews
Dined on 8 March 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 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great time was had by all!

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LauraM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, excellent service.

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LRob97
1 review
Dined on 6 March 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!

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vipJckM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 5 March 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
11 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, excellent service!

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Taynit
Berkshire
21 reviews
Dined on 3 March 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 2 March 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
60 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu & high quality service

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vipAnneM
Chicago
239 reviews
Dined on 1 March 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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vipAudreyK
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 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 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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raymack1999
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 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
29 reviews
Dined on 29 February 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 29 February 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!

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vipAlisaB
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere very chic place to dine anytime

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vipJanet
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy throw back to the 1970 feel of warmth and cozy restaurant.. sort of wraps it’s arms around you!

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vipTito
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Siempre un gran lugar!!!! La decoración y el ambiente con sensación de refinamiento. Accesible de precio y servicio excelente!!!!

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vipbelindanyc
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my table. Loved the always pro and delightful service. Loved the Bollinger Grande Année (though I definitely didn’t need a champagne 101. got that covered ;)). LOVED that mushroom and kale salad. Made two more lunch reservations for next week!

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vipFoodWineArtOceanFan
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine and beer list! Today enjoyed Moody Tongue Carmelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter brewed in Chicago! Delicious! Enjoyed the Clam Chowder! And Chicken Salad!

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vipWillyG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Something has changed- not sure what.

Fries were really terrible - better available in McDonalds.

Steak and fish were excellent.

Did somebody change the chocolate cake?

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vipLuke
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, great service and the best lake perch in the Midwest!

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vipMichaelW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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MaryB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I lunch here at least once a month and it never disappoints. See you next month!

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vipCherieS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love RL when in the city
Great place to see and be seen ❤️
Don’t we all want the RL lifestyle
#veryralph

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vipAnneM
Chicago
239 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wrote in our Gold Coast posting requesting what we thought was our favorite restaurant and I posted RL. In the space asking why I said because of Joseph and Flavia plus the other waiters and servers who all make it a great experience. You haven’t dined our until you’ve been served by Joseph!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review