RL Restaurant

4.7
5525 reviews
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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 colorful beet salad and crab cakes 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. RL Restaurant offers a comfortably luxurious setting for food and drink in the heart of Chicago.

Please note reservations are for the dining room only. Bar and Patio are first-come, first-serve and utilized for waiting guests.

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

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

What 5525 People Are Saying
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Nashville
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Ahi tuna burger and vegetable salad. Both excellent.

OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. It is so perfect for lunch on a cool August day. The interior is everything you would dream about in Ralph Lauren’s world. The lobster roll was fantastic with chips.

D
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming here for years & am never ever disappointed. Food is exquisite. Lunch, dinner anytime. Service Service Service. Menu variety- something for everyone.

L
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on their patio. It was more noisy because of outdoor traffic. It was a lovely evening though.

CB
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brussel sprouts are outstanding. Highly recommended as the side to any entrée.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious and amazing with great service!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my first trip to Chicago and this place was on my must place to have lunch. It didn’t disappoint. Anna the manager was friendly and took time to hear about our experience. It was a very nice touch to our lunch. Attention to detail on table setting and surroundings was impressive. We loved the lunch.

Thank you,
Wayne

R
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AS always service iexcellent with the food being very good.

SB
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the lunch was great, service perfect, cocktails excellent.

R
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the atmosphere is fantastic. Service is fantastic.

W
London
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect lunch on the outdoor terrace. The steak is always great but crab cakes were perfection!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love RL

OT
Chicago
195 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fabulous place to eat. Great food and service. Love it

BD
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm pleased to be able to give a rave review for this place- everything was truly excellent and just it was just a great experience. They put a lot of work into making sure you were well taken care of with service, having a unique and amazing atmosphere and also excellent food! It really was everything I could hope and dream of from Ralph Lauren. :) The steak was amazing. I sat at the bar and the bartenders were very friendly/ awesome and there was a feeling they liked being there and working there. So that was nice. I was asked how everything was several times- once by a manager. It was clear they were on top of everything. Everyone was well dressed and just a good looking interesting crowd of people at the restaurant! I will certainly be a return customer here.

t
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but very very good in all categories. Portions were such that we skipped dessert.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my BLT salad. The dressings are delicious. Service is always the best!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Mr. Yum was wonderful! The lobster rolls were my favorite and the patio outside was a little cramped but beautiful.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ambiance in Chicago. Love this place. Great food and even better service. Try to make this a regular stop when visiting the city.

n
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RL is a marvelous restaurant. Christopher and Lucas were incredible and gove such a personal touch. The food was wonderful in a beautiful environment

y
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, lovely food!

JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice
However, reservation at 8 - they had already ran out of special Ahi tuna Burger.
Had perch which was fair- disappointment!!
The service was wonderful.

CD
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

This was my wife's big birthday and I know she loves RL. First I want to say the service was extraordinary. Even though they sat a table of 9 right next to use 15 minutes after we arrived, and our waitress became primarily involved with them, there was no drop off. We had several people making sure that our food was served promptly, etc. The food was the only problem, but a place like RL should never have an issue with food. #1 Oysters - were mediocre at best. They were small. 2 of the 6 were scary and did not smell right. #2 Appetizer Calamari and Shrimp. This was worse than #1. I don't believe this should ever have left the kitchen. The Calamari was under-cooked (you can tell when the breading has fallen off before being served, and it looked under-cooked. Except for small pieces, it was indigestible as it was not cooked correctly. Impossible to bite through let alone swallow. The shrimp were little popcorn shrimp about the size of a dime. We counted 5. That would amount to the size of 1 medium shrimp. Entrees #1 Scallops. These were prepared correctly but they were gritty with sand in each one. No excuse for this. They sat on succotash corn medley which was quite bland. Entree #2 Perch with coleslaw. Again, the breading on the perch was just lite the Calamari: Under-cooked with much of the breading having fallen off in transport from the kitchen. Tasted OK, but was not hot off the stove and lacking crunch (and breading)! The coleslaw was a step below KFC. Bland and for some reason shredded way too thin. The dressing was, ----not interesting. They did come by at least 3 times to ask how the food was, but A. it was my wife's birthday and we just wanted to enjoy our time there, and B. we needed to be en-route promptly to get to the UC for the Streisand concert. Would not have had time to re-cook everything that was problematic. All in all, it is such a nice restaurant, and the staff is exceptional but the food was a dud!

AO
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is obvious the goal was to immerse you in the Ralph Lauren Brand. Job well done!!!! This is the third one I have been to, NYC and Paris previously, and they never disappoint!

The food is amazing the service is impeccable and atmosphere out of this world.

No complaint here, nothing but praise!

SA
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing experience, very helpful and friendly staff. Food is worth the value and definitely would come again.

NB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An elegant place for all types of events.Would recommend it to friends.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best culinary experiences to date!

BD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Al was the absolute best waiter my fiancé & I have EVER encountered. His timing , politeness, & consideration while serving us was exceptional. We will be re visiting and personally requesting him as our waiter again. I got proposed to on the night we dined in and Al was a part of making the night special. Highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you so much !

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kurt the bartender was phenomenal while we waited. Chris one of the captains was very attentive and friendly and made our visit memorable.

MP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Not at this time - always have had a great experience but not that night

PR
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live a block away from the restaurant and it is our go-to place to eat.

BR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dining experience at RL Grill. All aspects of the meal were fantastic, from the bread basket, the lobster roll sliders, entrees (we had the lamb and crab cakes, which were excellent!) and desserts. There was not an ounce left on any plate. The service was outstanding. We are not from Chicago, but when we visit, RL Grill is always on the list.

KM
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I dine in RL many times . In my opinion food wasn’t as great as is use to be . Had to call the waiter to the table if we need it anything at alll times . Disappointed ☹️

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I’ve been dining here for years. I thought the servers were overwhelmed.

SO
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful every time! :)

BH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great service and environment .... I can cook better than the chef.... sad

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

We had the worst table in the restaurant outside on the sidewalk, next to restaurant entrance, not covered and it was raining.

FP
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place.

M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Always love returning here. Everything is great. Servers are so nice. Our meal took super long though. Something was amiss.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ralph Lauren is a top notch restaurant. The prices are a little high, but your right downtown. This place is great for a special occasion.

OT
Chicago
196 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to dine. The food and service are outstanding. Great atmosphere

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