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Lawry's The Prime Rib
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Ranked #49 of 9,548 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $55 - $75
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
Cross street: Ontario and Rush Streets
Transit: Easy Access from Michigan Avenue CTA Bus Stops. CTA Red Line stops are conveniently located within blocks of our restaurant at Grand/State and Chicago/State.
Description: A Chicago treasure since 1974, Lawry's The Prime Rib is located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. It occupies the 1890's McCormick Mansion that became the renowned Kungsholm Puppet Theatre. Enjoy the rich history, comfortable elegance and unique menu featuring our famous Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef served tableside from gleaming silver carts. Expect great tradition, warm hospitality and award-winning dining in this Windy City landmark.
Ballwin, Missouri
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5 reviews
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Been going there for years and it is still GREAT. You can get your choice of meat and sides are so good, enough to share.

Visited January 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Has maintained very good service and food over the years.Could be a bit to big now and crowded at times

Visited September 2012
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Plainfield, Illinois
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236 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“The best Prime Rib”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Since I was having knee surgery the morning of the 1/31 I decided to treat myslef to a great meal the night before! I hadn't been to Lawry's in a while so I went the Prime Rib route. If you have never been to Lawry's you must go. The service is 1st class and the food is out of this world! I ordered the, you guessed it, prime rib dinner. The server asked me if I'd like to add some veggies and I asked her how much she said $8.99. I asked what else could I add on she said a lobster tail for $14.99. I said that is a no brainer and got the tail! Of course the prime rib was fantastic but the lobster was equally dilicious! I have never had a bad meal at Lawry's!

Visited January 2013
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Telford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“OK club sanwich”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Very plesant surrounding, steeped in history, service was very good but feel the staek sandwiches we had were not all that..

  • Visited April 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“I'm in the business and it doesn't get much better than this.”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is some of the best Prime Rib you will ever eat.
Pricey, but what isn't in Chi town?
Very up scale decor, and like most places in chicago, reservations really don't mean much.

Spun salad excellent, sides excellent, Prime Rib beyond excellent. I like the beef bowl cut

  • Visited July 2012
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