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Ranked #77 of 9,765 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
Cross street: Michigan Avenue
Transit: CTA Red Line Rapid Transit
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.******
Reviewed March 8, 2014

The ambience of RL is perfect. It has a terrific buzz without being terribly noisy or pretentious. The atmosphere is clubby, and the food is perfectly executed American fare. I might add, there is no better staff in any restaurant, and their team work is commendable.
Marshall Marcus

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

The service and food are as good as it gets. Guests are pampered by the staff, the food is outstanding and service is attentive and remarkable. It is expensive, but it is worth every penny because of the total experience, which is perfection

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Thank Al W
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is now my go to lunch spot in Chicago. You have to make a reservation as the place is tiny and there are a limited number of tables. The waiters are all professional and extremely polite. This is like eating in some rich uncle's library. The menu has a number of excellent entrees, the Ruben, Tomato Soup, Lobster Bisque, great salads and my favorite the perch plate. Also if you love coffee their espresso drinks are the best. I highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a great lunch near Michigan Ave in Chicago.

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Thank Derek S
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Walked down Michigan Ave and came cross this restaurant. Had no reservations for Lunch but they took care of us anyhow. The staff is very polite and well trained...lot's of smiles.
The steamed mussels with roasted peppers and saffron where one of the best I ever had. The Reuben Sandwich was textbook, with loads of delicious Pastrami.
Great place for people watching and counting the big fur coats in the winter.
They have an excellent but pricey wine list also

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Thank mannks
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

I have been spoiled growing up in New Orleans, where restaurants are truly special. Well, I have found a restaurant in the heart of Chicago which would slide in perfectly amongst the best my city has to offer. Professional and friendly service accompanied a meal which was outstanding for its flavors, presentation and creativity. Kudos!

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