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.
Brunch Happy Hour Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Enjoy a complimentary mimosa or bellini from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sundays!
(One per person, limit four per reservation).
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: 29 June 2019
Ends: 30 June 2118
Availability: Sun 10:00-11:00
See availability for 1,000 point tables
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
RL is my go to lunch destination when I want to catch up with a friend. Food is always delicious, menu is varied but not overwhelming. I appreciate that they concentrate on a limited selection - it then allows every item on the menu to be exceptional. It is not inexpensive, but absolutely worth it. I especially appreciate that they are not hurrying me to turn over the table which does allow me to catch up with my friends.
The wait staff are lovely - attentive but never intrusive. I always try to make an early reservation (11:30am) as my only complaint is that when the restaurant is full it does tend to be loud which can make conversation difficult (which is the reason I do not often eat dinner there - evenings are definitely loud, and I am not a fan of yelling across the table to carry on a conversation). I will continue to make RL my “go to” restaurant for a wonderful lunch.
We come here a lot and it’s always great- this particular evening missed the mark- service far less attentive then customary, food less spectacular than usual as well.
Great bday outing with my family.
Cramped rooms, rushed and perfunctory service, loud noise level and below average food preparation.
Great food. Great service. Great location. We love it
Jeremy (server) and Al ( bartender) awedome as usuasl
Great food service and drinks.
I had an omelet that was not very good at all. The eggs were liquid eggs, which are never tasty, and the broccoli seem to have been sauteed rather than just blanched. All in all, I don't know if I'll return to RL.
Love the vibe and food. Lucas was excellent, always happy to have him as a server.
Came in town for a trip
One of my favorite restaurants when we visit Chicago, but this time did not meet our expectations. Too high of prices for what we got in return including portion, taste, etc. We took McDonald’s clients and were disappointed.
We had a fantastic lunch at RL Restaurant. The service was great and the food was delicious. I will definitely go back. Great spot!
Food and service were fabulous! Crab avocado salad was great, as was the crab avocado toast (although spicy.)
Our experience was amazing. The food was prepared perfectly and presented beautifully. Jaafar Sabbar was our server and he exceeded all expectations. He was knowledgeable about the menu and was able to recommend flavors to enhance our experience. Would highly recommend RL to anyone looking for a romantic night out.
My mama’s 85th Birthday.
Open table reservations get seated at poor table locations.
What else would you expect from Ralph Lauren other than upscale elegance. This defines RL in Chicago. This is one of many trips. Each time, its the same - spot on. The service is impeccable - not over the top - just as it should be - attentive and personal. The food speaks for itself including the presentation. Nothing is off here. The ambiance is typical Lauren - sophisticated, elegant, and yet comfortable. It's like dining in a Fortune 50 boardroom.
This is one of my favorite restaurants as a Chicagoan. It's my go to whenever I'm hosting out of town guests, for all my celebrations and for a fantastic brunch. I can always count on an overall amazing experience. Great service, incredible food and wonderful atmosphere...in every season. Highly recommended for the quintessential Chicago experience.
Excellent food, service, and ambiance. The polo stick stirs in the cocktails are a nice touch!
Never had such great service and food. Truly memorable.
awesome food with amazing service
Andrew was a great waiter! He was so accommodating and made sure our first experience at the RL Restaurant was perfect!! We’ll definitely come again!!
Classic elegant restaurant. We just love it and return every time we are in Chicago. This time we came with our 5 years old grandson. He loved the pasta and of course the huge brownie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup.
Lovely but for one thing. Our server, who was good otherwise, touched my arm several times while talking with me. Not a huge offense but not appropriate.
This restaurant always delivers good food, good service and a quiet atmosphere to hold a conversation.
I really like the dining room. It has a very elegant old-time charm. The food is good. I can see myself become a regular.
We went to RL to celebrate our recent engagement and the waiter was so friendly and kind to our table. My only complaint is that we were seated in a very tight area and then another group was seated directly next to us, which was slightly bothersome.
Our food was only eclipsed by service. Incredibly attentive, even with a 4 and 6 y/o.
Will now be a don’t miss for us when visiting Chicago.
The first place we eat when we visit Chicago is RL. It’s delicious and price is market fair. We were disappointed that the Brie and Pear appetizer was not on the menu this time. Put this on your list of must try’s !
Experience was wonderful
Best chicken I have ever had!
RL is one of my favorite restaurants when visiting Chicago. For over 10 years and never have had anything less than 5 star experience. Food is great!!
souper lors de nos Vacances aux USA
Amazing customer service, very comfortable ambiance, lovely decor & fabulous food ! Dover sole and chocolate dessert to die for :) My party enjoyed the entire experience very much. Would highly recommend.
Great experience as always. Love the privacy hedges outside and the new look.
This is one of my favorite restaurants! Love, Love the coconut cake. Great ambiance!
This is one of my favorite Chicago dining spots. Our Sunday late lunch was not the typical RL experience.
The server seemed overwhelmed, but their were maybe only five tables filled in the restaurant. The support staff see
Jeff r waiter was very pleasant & accommodating!! He even caught the fact that I
accidentally left my Credit Card in with the bill, & brought it to me b4 we left the restaurant! TY
Sadly, my Soft Shell crab entree was not as good as promised as I did not care for the Vinaigrette
sauce with it!
Otherwise, it was a first class experience as always!!
Great place for fun and relaxing. The food and service are outstanding.
RL is on my mother's favorite list. I boycotted it a year ago because she can never hear when we have a table in the middle of the room as well as the food was overcooked and tasteless. We went for brunch last week merely out of laziness, for it's vicinity is next to Anthropologie. We sat in a booth which was perfect for sound. The food was delicious--crabcake benedict, crab and avocado salad and french toast. Service was good the first 10 minutes, (we hadn't decided what we were going to eat) until a table of 12 arrived in our section. We were on the waiter's low priority list for the next 1 1/2 hr. It took him 20 minutes to get back to us to take our order, as well as waiting to get the check. I get it. He had his priorities. We weren't drinking alcohol and he could make a bigger tip impressing the guy who took his family to a $2000 lunch. Despite all that, he was kind. I recommend that he asks for backup in situations like ours.