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RL

115 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2010
+1 312-475-1100
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“dover sole” (41 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (49 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
115 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2010
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for some soup on a cold day and opted for the lobster bisque. Consistency and flavor was great just wish there were a few more chunks of lobster meat in it. Cozy and warm restaurant but very tight in terms of space. Definitely...More

Thank EinDC65
Reviewed December 26, 2017

First off this is an incredible restaurant, and managed by one of Chicagos best managers, Anna Finnegan. This place never disappoints and always exceeds expectations. The Dover sole is incredible as is the Lobster bisque soup. The staff is always attentive and accommodating. It is...More

Thank DavidAfricano
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2017

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed December 21, 2017

Very busy place and it was hard to ge a seat, but the grilled cheese and the truffle fries were worth it...not to mention the drinks! I really liked the place.More

Thank PracticalDude
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2017

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed December 21, 2017

In many ways reflects the glamour of Ralph Lauren...both in food and in decor. Take the elevator down to the washrooms..a blast from the past! Back to the food... crab cake was wonderful as were the hamburgers..(turkey was one of them)...omelet was both unusual and...More

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RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2017

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

RL was Ralph Lauren's first restaurant in the world . It is extremely elegant. The food is excellent, the menu is very varied, the location is great, the decor is very elegant and RL is managed by the iconic Gibson's group. I highly recommend itMore

Thank Anthony S
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed December 7, 2017

My wife and I had an 8:30 reservation and we arrived a bit early. The lounge and bar were packed but we luckily got seats at the small bar while we waited. The hosts and bartender were very accommodating and it was a very good...More

Thank swmarsha
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed December 7, 2017

We were headed to the hot dog place across the street when we walked by and we decided to go in at least for a drink. Well, I had beautiful rose champagne drink and my husband had the old fashioned in a really cool looking...More

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RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed November 30, 2017

So good on Saturday night, we went back on Sunday. Staff was so friendly and gracious. Very reasonable for this kind of food and the place is beautiful.More

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RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2017

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed November 24, 2017

My daughter and I visited RL on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. We had early reservations (at 5:00pm) and were seated without delay. We try to visit one time per year around the holidays, as this is our "special occasion place." It is a splurge, but...More

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RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

Recommended to me a year ago and couldn’t make it happen. This time was the charm. Able to get a reservation when we wanted. ✔️ Seated within 10 minutes of the reservation time ✔️ Great great waitstaff with Jaafar leading the way and helping make...More

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RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

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Mildred O
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I believe you can find salad and protein that would fit the bill. I don't remember a specific GF identification.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2010
    (Michigan Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Red Line Rapid Transit
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-475-1100
Description
A warm, rich interior featuring Mahogany paneling & Persian rugs, RL Restaurant houses an art collection that reflects & represents a lifestyle vision of quality, integrity & timelessness - the design & cultural aesthetic of Polo Ralph Lauren. The menu is written daily with core items, some prepared tableside, which reflect the Ralph Lauren "aspirational lifestyle." The food is not based on how exotic the chef can appear with his creativity, but on how finely tuned & balanced are his compositions -- renditions of ideas that have a history on the American Table. ****Please note that reservations are for dining room only. Bar and Patio are first come first serve.******
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