RL Restaurant

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$50 and over
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American
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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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 5597 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The service was very underwhelming tonight, which was surprising since the restaurant was fairly empty. There were plenty of tables open but everyone seemed to be seated right next to us. I had to ask for a wine menu after waiting 15 minutes, we ordered lemons and were served limes, I’m still not certain I was served the particular wine I ordered and I also had to ask what the specials were. Our waiter switched twice and one seemed very out of it. Overall, unfortunately it was the worst service I’ve experienced at RL and in Chicago in general in quite some time.

OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Muy buena experiencia. Nos gustó mucho. La comida muy rica, el ambiente muy agradable y el servicio muy bueno, amabilísimo, cordial y ordenado/organizado. Aún así la luz estaba muy baja lo cual limitaba la vista y algunas mesas estaban muy pegadas. Fuera de eso lo disfrutamos mucho y sí volveríamos.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always!

c
Acapulco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The host and hostess are very accommodating. Wait staff is very attentive. One of our favorite luncheon spots.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just terrific ambiance and great food. We were in Chicago for business and chose RL and I love the NY Polo Bar and wanted to visit this location. They are both terrific.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved everything about this place.

KS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience for my niece! Her first visit. Food was amazing and ambience was chic. Beautiful people and beautiful experience. I have been to the Paris RL twice and this was my third visit to ChicagoRL never a disappointment!! Thank you

CL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff is always welcoming and efficient. This last trip
Lunch was very loud but not excessive

BH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

RL has become my go-to restaurant when I want to dine out in an atmosphere that is just plain nice.
The decor never seems to get old for me despite that I've visited RL many times over the years.
Being a creature of habit, I usually order their Perch. This time around it was adequate but not great. I also think that the slaw has somehow changed. Not nearly as good as what I remember and have recommended to others in the past. Overall, I don't think it possible to have a bad experience there.
The servers are attentive, polite and efficient. Great Place!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was fabulous! Service, ambiance, food- all great!

AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the best server EVER! He saw I had put a birthday card on the table and took the liberty of bringing a birthday brownie with the name of the birthday girl written in chocolate. Very attentive and sweet. Such a civilized, delightful way to be spoiled on a Wednesday afternoon.

EM
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter, Russell, was one of the best waiters we have ever had which made for an amazing dining experience.

VG
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great evening. The assistant manager was very accommodating. Food was delicious.

GM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

If all calves liver was as good as this everyone would call it their favorite meal. Nice variety on the menu. Little pricey but not too off for the neighborhood.

E
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall, I enjoyed the experience, as usual. The ambiance is very cozy, the staff attentive, and the food is excellent. I recommend this restaurant highly.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waiter was attentive and also fun and witty!

JE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Quite a find...did not expect to be owned by Ralph Lauren, very good choice for a tourist

OT
Chicago
200 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love it!!!! Great food and service!!!!!

T
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic cafe hidden away from a beautiful neighborhood. Loved the Polo Club, the roast chicken on it was like butter, so tender.

CB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience! The brunch was delicious and the service was exceptional. Will definitely go back when in Chicago again!

DZ
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great meal at RL. We were seated on the patio. It was a beautiful night. Service and the meal—perfect.

OT
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good service, good food and very good atmosphere.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waitstaff like synchronized swimmers. Amazing.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated my niece birthday w a lovely lunch at RL. Recommend

RC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

BAD SCALLOPS, And They did nothing on the check!
They did rush out a different item from the menu, late of course.

LS
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waited in the bar for an outdoor table. Loved the bar tenders.

M
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We loved RL. Great location and great ambiance. The decor and service are top notch. We had lunch and loved it. My son said his hamburger was one of the best he's had. The corned beef sandwich was delicious. Would definitely go back during a future trip to Chicago.

A
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time visiting RL and wanted to try it from all of the hype we’ve heard. Well, it definitely lives up to it! Our experience was great. The decor and ambiance was relaxing and comfortable. It was busy when we went but not overcrowded and got seated right away. We sat in a booth against the wall close to the entrance. The tables are close together and since it is a small space, the noise level can get loud. I was excited to try the lobster bisque soup but they were out of it (hence my 4 star rating). I was bummed but my crab cake made up for it and was delicious. Our server, Kyle, was attentive and friendly. My husband got the RL burger and the portion size was big. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience and we were impressed with the food, drinks, atmosphere, and service. We would return again, especially to try that lobster bisque soup.

AS
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took our boys for a special get away as this is one of our favorite restaurants. Food was great as always!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dinner at RL for my wife and me to celebrate our anniversary. Scallops and crab cakes were phenomenal; best martini I ever had. Our waiter Kyle made a great night for us; we had a wonderful evening and appreciate the great attention to quality food and service. Thank you.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sunday brunch with my bf. Just out enjoying the final weekend of the summer.

OT
Chicago
201 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it every Sunday. The food and service are great. It always is so friendly.

DV
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, classy and delicious. RL does not disappoint.

v
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Very good food. Somewhat over priced. Service was over polite this time and I felt kind of rushed-

SP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyable atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Will definitely be back

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect ambient and decoration, food quality was sublime.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best steak sandwich in the city. Excellent wine recommendation from the sommelier - a hidden gem on the wine list.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve never been here, but recommended from someone who lives downtown. Not disappointed-everything was superb.

K
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always.

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