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RL Restaurant

4.8
4.8
6114 Reviews
$50 and over
American
If you do not find availability online, please call the restaurant directly at 312-475-1100.
We kindly ask that you wear your mask when not actively eating or drinking at your table.
Effective January 3, 2022, anyone over five years old entering the building must present an actual card or digital or physical photo of their vaccination card (name, vaccine brand, date administered). State ID or Driver’s license will also be required for customers over 16 years old.
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.
RL Restaurant offers classic American cuisine inspired by Ralph Lauren’s personal favorites. Seasonal dishes range from a chopped vegetable salad to a lobster roll sandwich, grilled fish of the day and steaks. On the cocktail list, guests can choose from classic drinks and a diverse selection of wines and other fine spirits.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 475-1100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Pitts

  • Private party facilities

    RL Restaurant accepts reservations for large parties. Please call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Reservationist: (312) 475-1100

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is currently not available.

  • Public transit

    CTA Red Line Rapid Transit

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,114 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    American

  • Chicago

    American

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    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

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    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant atmosphere Presentation is great but also please eat from the plates you are presenting to see if it is operational Food is delicious but eating was struggle
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    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

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    Dined on May 18, 2022

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    Another perfect dining experience
  3. AC

    AndreCPA

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience, but we felt rushed to order and were interrupted during our conversation few times.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    A terrible experience, from the rude host to the long wait for beverages. Me and my guest left.
  5. C

    Cris26

    Mexico City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo muy rico un menú sencillo pero muy bueno para la hora del lunch
  6. G

    Grandee

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    RL is a classic. High level service, great food and clubby Ralph Lauren design. We love it.
  7. JB

    JoeBox

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and outstanding service.
  8. F

    Foodies

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual.
  9. PS

    PeterS

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for great atmosphere and great food. A must in Chicago
  10. GF

    GwenF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is always an A+. One of the best restaurants in the city.
  11. BC

    BingC

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent meal of burger, lobster roll, and Dover sole. Great Key Lime pie for dessert. Good service and ambience.
  12. RC

    RicC

    Columbus

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous lunch at RL! A must every trip to Chicago.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always
  14. DP

    DonaldP

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best staff service in the City of Chicago! Attentive, friendly, expert. Signature lake perch entree was wonderful, as usual.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    7 reviews

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    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is fantastic! You must dine here for that alone! We had the special appetizer which was seared ahi which was awesome! Lobster roll and avocado and crab salad was great too! We will definitely be back.
  16. LM

    LeoM

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and food
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    15 reviews

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    15 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Love this place atmosphere is wonderful. They struggle with consistency. My favorite item is the lobster roll and a salad. Typically big enough to share and if it’s made right it’s perfection.
  18. G

    Greg

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, the food, amazing. Elevated All-American comfort food at its best.
  19. M

    Marta

    Chicago

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    Dined on April 12, 2022

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    Great service.
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    OpenTable Diner

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    RosemaryC

    Birmingham

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite place. Wonderful people and food.
  22. FS

    FoodieSA

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were taken such good care of by Johnathan! Food was amazing but his service was off the chart. We will return!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    Dined on March 30, 2022

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    For ambiance, service, spirits and food, nothing beats RL in Chicago!
  24. C

    Carmelite

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond perfect - Our server Lucas was amazingly welcoming & accommodating as always!
  25. AL

    ALEXR

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had a noisy table near us which was annoying but not the restaurants fault. Otherwise, RL continues to be one of favorite restaurants in Chicago
  26. KA

    KATHERINEB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent
  27. J

    Jules

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best lobster bisque & dover sole. Attentive service. Wine list fabulous!
  28. d

    donna

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great always love rl
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    208 reviews

    vip
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    208 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my most favorite restaurants in Chicago! Always great service and great food!!!
  30. S

    Stanislav

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    3 reviews

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    Dined on February 28, 2022

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    Excellent service, food and wine! Our waiter was very attentive and the atmosphere was very warm and inviting!
  31. b

    bwilson

    Chicago

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    RL is a gem. Great food. Terrific service. And the cozy hunt club atmosphere with the fireplace roaring was a perfect counterpoint to a dreary Chicago winter day. The lobster bisque with fresh lobster meat was absolutely decadent, and my friend and I split a sea bass sandwich that was delicious--with fries, of course! Not only is the food great, but the service here was exceptional.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous afternoon!
  33. R

    Rosie

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love coming here. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great with all of the beautiful art work and photography. Good vibes. One of my favorite spots in Chicago.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu. Attentive and thoughtful service. One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago.
  35. Y

    Yvette

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love RL's from the ambiance to the fantastic food and lounge. Will be back, soon!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines Day
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    5.0

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    Dined on February 13, 2022

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    Wait staff was very friendly and efficient. Great experience and food was excellent
  38. C

    Christine

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    RL seems to hit the spot for warm cozy dining or vibrant outdoor enjoyment. The service is top notch and everything is delish!
  39. KL

    KatyL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with outstanding service. Would love to go back sometime!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Mood and service was so good, however food was......^^

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from RL Restaurant using the Order Online button. RL Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 475-1100.

RL Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 6114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for RL Restaurant

115 E Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is currently not available.

  • Public transit

    CTA Red Line Rapid Transit

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Pitts

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 475-1100

  • Private party facilities

    RL Restaurant accepts reservations for large parties. Please call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Reservationist: (312) 475-1100

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