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RL

115 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2010
+1 312-475-1100
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“dover sole” (40 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (47 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
115 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2010
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A frequent visitor of RL when in Chicago. Great service and food (brunch, lunch and dinner) in a central location. Cozy bar too if you can find a seat. Next to Peninsula Hotel and Water Tower on Michigan. Make a reservation!

Thank Meechigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So you may think that since this restaurant is associated with the Ralph Lauren Store that it is resting on the laurels of Ralph Lauren! Not so! This is my "go to" when in Chicago for business and staying on Michigan Ave. The service and...More

Thank mainecoast08
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely impressed with the service. The atmosphere was perfect for a business dinner for 3. The food was so delicious and the location was perfect and in walking distance to the Westin. For dessert, I recommend the Cheesecake!More

Thank mariaw734
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had company in town and we were delighted during the lunch rush to find a table here. Upscale dining in relaxed but elegant space. Attentive but not overbearing staff, Returned two days later solo and found experience the same. And once again during lunchtime rush...More

Thank NorthChicagoCouple
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came upon this restaurant by accident. Reservations may be required but I got lucky as it was just myself. Too many items on the menu that all looked good which made the decision that much harder to decide. My meal of lobster bisque and the...More

Thank hockeymom24seven
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Very posh restaurant, the decoration is something else, you feel like in RLs house dining room :) Try the scallops, from heaven!!!More

1  Thank UchiY
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Ate early here with no reservation and they seated my son and I in a nice corner booth- after they told us that they had to have the booth back in 1.5 hours which was no problem but a little odd. Waitstaff was very good...More

Thank tiledawg
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

The restaurant has a very exquisite interior design and decor, which is very proper for the brand name RL. It should be so pleasant to eat in a place like this. The bar area is very subtly decorated, as well. It was a busy lunch...More

Thank irina g
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. Guest feedback is vital for improving our restaurant and maintaining the level of service we strive for. We are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your experience and...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Lunch at RL was special treat from friends. The liver and onions was superb and the crab Benedict was a surprise, not only as a new combination but very tasty too. The servings are generous, even "hearty", which I like. The staff were attentive without...More

Thank Bernard K
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service . We were not rushed . I would recommend for lunch or dinner . They make a delicious pasta Alfredo with vegetables upon request .More

Thank Susanbellav
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We...More

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Whosforapokeyhat
4 April 2017|
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Response from lindseywineangel | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can find salad and protein that would fit the bill. I don't remember a specific GF identification.
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Lisa S
13 March 2017|
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Response from Mjones66 | Reviewed this property |
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gailgo2015
4 October 2016|
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Response from Txgourmetgal | Reviewed this property |
Maybe a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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