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.
Excellent food and service. Cauliflower and Stilton soup a must.
Always a great dining experience!
Nice food 🥘 decor is amazing
The wait staff was incredibly friendly and attentive
Always excellent. Great food and great service. Wonderful ambiance...
Jeff was awesome!!!
I went for my birthday. The restaurant was empty. I mean no one was there. My mom asked for a specific table. The host insisted we could not get that table. We were a group of 3. We come in regularly. The crab cake was burnt. The sauce was too spicy. The salty dog grapefruit juice did not taste fresh. The brownie they gave me for my birthday (I appreciate), but was too dry. I won’t be coming back for a while as things have seriously gone downhill here.
Service was excellent and the food and ambiance is always the best! We never make a trip to Chicago without including RL in our plans. It’s legendary.
Great place for a casual lunch or a celebration! Beautiful ambiance
Great place! Really nice decor and ambiance.. perfect for a couples night out
Not quite up to the standards we have come to expect from having dined here many times before.
Absolutely exceptional! A truly first class dining experience. A ‘must do’ while in Chicago.
We love this place. Always great food and service. Friendly place in elegant atmosphere
The food was delicious and the atmosphere energetic!
Second time patronizing the restaurant. Nice crowd but the menu could use a tune up. Add a few additional items. With the suggestion of the waiter, I chose scallops and my sister chose
the lamb chops. While tasty, the chops were quite fatty.
The restaurant was the perfect location for our theater event. The food was outstanding! Three of us had the lake perch and it was done to perfection. We will definitely be making a return trip.
We always have a great experience here! Service is wonderful, food is delicious, and it’s a great atmosphere! Highly recommend!
I enjoyed lunch here with the hubby this weekend. We've been fans for years of this place, but omg, this time I had the corned beef sandwich aka Reuben. Literally the most ridiculously good corned beef in the world. Like unreal. Go enjoy a fun, fancy lunch with impeccable service & cuisine. Don't be surprised by the high bill at the end, it's worth it for amazing food, service & atmosphere!
Fabulous food and exceptional service!
Lovely restaurant. Thankfully no music. Excellent service and good food. And they do not rush you. Very elegant without being snooty and a special place to dine without feeling you aren’t cool, or young enough for the venue. Good mix of ages and people. A gem.
This is the one
Great ambiance...my steak was a little over cooked...
Getting too expensive.
I have several friends who have stopped going because they have raised prices so much.
We celebrated our anniversary at RL. From the first sip to the last bite everything was perfect
Great service. Top notch. Enjoyed the Dover sole. I would highly recommend it. Green beans and shallots were delicious. The calamari and shrimp appetizer was great too!
We were fans of the original RL-table side food preparation; a broader menu with all dishes available for brunch, lunch and dinner; more formal waiter attire and top quality cuts of meats. It became more casual as Gibson's management became more involved in the tone and menu for RL. It's as if Gibson's ownership does not want RL to outshine any Gibson named restaurant. RL is not the same: quality of the food and the blandness of the dishes and the removal of so many wonderful dishes makes this a restaurant to no longer put on the "when in Chicago, RL is a must dine restaurant."
Thank goodness the decor has not been altered, because without the familiar intimate, clubby feel, I never would have recognize this restaurant as RL. I was embarrassed that I took my one of my top customers to this restaurant. We both ordered the veal chop-fatty and tasteless; subpar mash potatoes and flavorless spinach. But the pricing suggested I would be dining at a top of the line venue.
Gibson's killed RL and I will never go back because I miss all that made RL special, unique and a restaurant to treasure.
Kim & Tom Wolf
I finally figured out that this isn't really a restaurant, but a team that strives to create the consummate dining experience for its guests. To merely be in the room is to be transported somewhere wonderful, and the exquisite food is the crown jewel in this treasure box. Tying a bow around are the servers, and everyone else helping make this a perfect experience. Extras such as the lighting, the decor, the sound environment (it's not too loud like some places), the coat service, the hostess. RL is a warm spot in the heart of a city that happens to be much too cold right now. You owe yourself an experience at this wonderful restaurant.
One of our standby favorites when visiting Chicago. Great dinner!
I don’t know why I haven’t been here before. It is clubby and dark, beautifully appointed. Great service, delicious food, interesting menu that’s (mostly) reasonably priced. In the summer they have sidewalk seating on a nice wide swath of sidewalk. Can’t wait to go back.
We always have a fabulous time at RL. The friendly and elegant atmosphere are so enjoyable. The outstanding service and food make it our favorite place in Chicago. We love it!
Phenomenon all the way around
Always the best! Peter, our server was outstanding and so welcoming! The management checks on us and are very aware of everything going on. Runs like a well oiled machine - always perfect!
This is a great place for a special person or occasion! Certainly not an inexpensive selection, but you are treated very well by the staff. RL is crowded, so if you want intimacy, not here! The art collection is amazing. All in all a lovely place to eat and share time with friends. Certainly recommend. Worth the expense!
El lugar es hermoso y el servicio es impecable. Los alimentos excelente.
our favorite restaurant! We love it at RL> Fabulous
Always a delicious and satisfying meal. The food is consistently tasty and the ambience is warm and elegant. Lovely.
Fabulous from beginning to end.
Service, food, ambience, all perfect.
We went to RL for a bite before seeing a show. We ordered a couple of salads which were very good. The crab salad was awesome! It got very busy and very loud. The tables are close together.
Great. Phenomenal wait staff