We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lawry's The Prime Rib

100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2806
+1 312-787-5000
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (553 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (101 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse
100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2806
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,027)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 927 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been going to Lawry's since it opened. It is pleasing to see how they have kept it looking fresh and modern. But the reason you come is the food, which remains excellent. i don't know why anyone orders anything but the prime rib, since...More

Thank bobtravels13
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you bobtravels13 for revisiting us again. We're pleased that everything was on point and that the prime rib lived up to the name on the door. It is a simple meal but to prepare it in such a consistent fashion, since 1938, says something....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife loves Prime Rib, and it's really hard to fault the prime rib at Lawry's. The meat was very good, as was the service. Lawry's akes a big deal about it's spinning-bowl salad but it turned out underwhelming at best. Meanwhile, their Yorkshire pudding...More

Thank Jay F
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Jay F for the feedback. We're pleased that the prime rib and service were on point but that you didn't care for the Yorkshire pudding or spinning bowl salad. True, in this era of salads with wild greens and out of the norm...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a New Year's Eve dinner and had a wonderful time. -Gorgeous old world atmosphere with rich woods, dramatic paintings, multiple chandeliers--definitely more-is-more. They also featured lots of elegant Christmas decorations including a beautiful tree. -They have a lot of old school touches...More

Thank Aaron G
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Aaron for the great review, from the ambiance to the service to the cuisine. We especially appreciate your acknowledgement of Carver Modesto's retirement and am happy you got to witness the type of family like culture we as a restaurant have embraced and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dinner here for the last 10 Xmas Eve's This year it was much more crowded than ever. Overbooked. Asked for a certain room we liked and started ti give us another. We waited a little while and did get the room we wanted....More

Thank Livewire2014
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Livewire2014 for the feedback. It is true that we were very late with seating people. The combination of snow, which pushed back our reservations and us underestimating our turn times on this holiday made for a poor guest experience. It sounds like we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 2nd time to Lawry's and it just was'nt the same experience as the first time 3 years ago. Staff was lackadaisical and un-energetic; food wasn't hot when served, incorrect to the order, and just wasn't worth the money charged. Not sure what...More

Thank DonSmail
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you DonSmall for the feedback. We apologize that the dinner was a disappointment, especially given that this was your destination restaurant on this trip. If you do choose to revisit us and give us a chance of redemption, please reach out to me directly...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Lawry‘s for special night with the hubby. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the Christmas decor was stunning. It is expensive but you prepare yourself for that. The specialty beer and wine was good. Hubs had filet and lobster... excellent but on the...More

Thank Natalie B
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Natalie B for the feedback. We're pleased that you enjoyed the ambience and that your husband's surf and turf was excellent. However, we apologize that the prime rib was not to your liking...after all it is the name on the door. We hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived before my companions and went to the bar for a drink. I got my drink 35 minutes later. The bar was not particularly crowded. Our reservation was for 6:15. At 6:45 we were still not seated. The host rolled his eyes and gave...More

Thank Gregg V
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback Gregg V. We apologize that your dining experience was less than stellar. By all accounts we failed you from getting sat past your reservation time and cuisine. If you choose to return and give us a chance at redemption, please...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made a reservation months ago for Christmas Eve dinner. We arrived 20 minutes early for our 7pm reservation, only to wait in line to check in. When we checked in, the man "managing" the reservations told me it would be a 15-20 minute wait. That...More

Thank Mabelene P
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback Mabelene. In all honesty, this Christmas Eve was not a great representation of our restaurant. With the appearance of snow our reservations got pushed back with late arrivals and before we knew it, we were in a situation that was...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family comes to Lawry's every Christmas season for dinner to celebrate the holiday. Started with my five year old daughter who is now 24 and living in NYC and eventually included my almost 12 year old son to carry on the tradition. Dining at...More

1  Thank Laraine322
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Laraine22 for the feedback. I do apologize that your annual holiday visit to the restaurant was not the experience you've enjoyed like the years past. Your review is in no way nitpicky. If anything, it's an unfortunate honest take of the night and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely Delicious Prime Rib, Mashed Potatoes and sides. Great atmosphere and excellent service. Everyone in our party was very pleased. Bravo!

Thank Curt H
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Curt H for the 5 star shout out. We're pleased that food and service were spot on. Also thank you also for the Bravo! :)

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.
Nearby HotelsSee all 192 hotels in Chicago
Conrad Chicago
485 reviews
.04 km away
AC Hotel Chicago Downtown
1,573 reviews
.05 km away
The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile
3,436 reviews
.07 km away
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
2,795 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Garrett Popcorn Shops
2,746 reviews
.10 km away
Grand Lux Cafe
2,449 reviews
.06 km away
Shake Shack
649 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Magnificent Mile
13,340 reviews
.09 km away
Richard H. Driehaus Museum
1,183 reviews
.17 km away
107 reviews
.20 km away
Bloomingdale's Home + Furniture
54 reviews
.18 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Andrew S
6 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Kevin U | Reviewed this property |
From 6 oz all way up to massive bone in cut
30 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from L7619IQ | Reviewed this property |
We went after 9PM, when it was less busy. Perhaps a call directly to the restaurant would be best.
22 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Adriana H | Reviewed this property |
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$55 - US$75
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2806
    (Ontario and Rush Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-787-5000
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing