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RL

#66 of 7,681 Restaurants in Chicago
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Neighbourhood:
Magnificent Mile
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115 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2010 (Michigan Avenue)
+1 312-475-1100
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you enter the door to the moment you leave, you will experience absolute perfection! We were seated promptly, our wait staff was perfect (friendly,efficient,professional, well dressed), and our food PERFECT. We ordered the filet and ribeye steaks--cooked perfectly and better than we have had at any other restaurant. Our key lime pie was the best--tangy and tart... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Have been coming here for lunch for a few years, but recently had occasion to bring my family to RL for dinner. What a great experience - excellent food, service, and ambience. Now it is a favorite for both lunch and dinner!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

It's easy to see why this was one of Oprah's favorites. The food is first rate and the service impeccable. Outside seating when weather permits in a prime Mag Mile location.

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Chicago
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469 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I made reservations at RL due to the convenient location and not because I expected a restaurant created by a fashion designer would be any good. Fortunately, we were pleasantly surprised by the delicious food. Sadly, the restaurant is crowded with cheek by jowl tables and though we had reservations, we had to wait nearly 20 minutes to be seated... More 

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RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this review

Thank you for your review . We are glad you enjoyed the food . I am sorry the experience wasn't what you expected . We appreciate your business . More 

New Jersey
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We celebrated New Year's Eve here. Luckily they served their regular menu. Though 'packed to the gills, we had wonderful, warm service and delicious food. A special that evening were Nantucket bay scallops in brown butter which were divine. Any restaurant of this level that serves calve's liver has real confidence and their version with onions, lardons and a coffee/cassis... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Our family of five celebrated New Year's Eve at RL. The place was packed and we were happy they served their regular menu. It is a beautiful restaurant, filled with beautiful people, but there are no "attitudes". The entire staff was professional, warm and sincere and the crowd seemed happy with the room and the company. We were flanked by... More 

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307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is such a great restaurant. The menu is continental with steaks, Dover Sole, Perch and more! The room is very cool and comfortable. The service is impeccable.

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Berlin, Germany
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a must for every RL-Lovers Food - Drinks - Service a 5+! It is a special place sometimes a bit crowded and stressy while waiting for a table but after sitting down you can start to relax and enjoying your stay. As I say all the time to the 3* and lower rater most the time it's... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Made a last minute reservation for lunch, and the hostess was very accommodating. We were offered a seat in the main dining room, but chose to sit next to the fireplace in the bar area. The service was top notch, the food was incredible, and you must have the lobster bisque!!

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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We have been to RL Grill probably 40 times in the last number of years... we love the food and the ambience .. unfortunately -the service has been less than stellar. Our most recent visit was Dec 27- 2016. Our server was Amy. We felt she was disinterested, not engaged and we were an interruption to her day. I couldn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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