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Lawry's The Prime Rib

100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2806
+1 312-787-5000
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
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American, Steakhouse
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100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2806
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a weekend in downtown Chicago on a whim. We are glad we did. I researched steakhouses because Chicago is famous for them. I didn't know about Lawry's until having dinner with our slightly older neighbors in Virginia and when I mentioned our upcoming...More

Thank edvh81
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you edvh81 for listening to your neighbor and coming in to experience Lawry's. True, we are old school and a bit time warpy for some guests, like the young man you talked to. But for those who long for a classic Chicago steakhouse experience,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Inconspicuous entrance, once indoors, the opulence, from decoration to food is nothing short of fantastic. We ordered the Lawry's prime rib dinner which includes salad and sides was very, very good. The wait staff was knowledgable and friendly. Nothing pretentious or stuffy. We also ordered...More

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

Thank you Missy w, for the great review, we love seeing the phrase "nothing short of fantastic" We're happy we made your night memorable and next time you and your hubby feel like spoiling yourselves please call me. I am more than happy to set...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were advised we just had to go to Lawry's and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is in a beautifully restored mansion just off Michigan avenue. We had reservations and were seated right away, then greeted by our assistant waiter wearing a white coat...More

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

Thank you Krisanne H for the review. We're pleased that you enjoyed the atmosphere, service and cuisine. We are currently in the midst of a dessert menu change, so hopefully on your next visit we will wow you with something in the sweets department. Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant with my family to celebrate my graduation. The reason why I chose this restaurant compared to the dozens of other steak houses in Chicago was because I had numerous friends rave about how delicious their meat was. Needless to say,...More

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

Thank you Jonathan M for the great review. But more importantly, congratulations on your graduation and letting us be a part of your celebration. We're pleased that the prime rib lived up to it's reputation, after all it is the name on the door. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at Lawry's is always delicious! End cut prime rib is the best, you have to get the mashed potatoes and gravy! Great waitstaff. When we were there there was a big function in the main room, so we had to go upstairs; the...More

Thank Debbie2012
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Debbie2012 for being a loyal Lawry supporter. We're pleased that the cuisine and service, albeit a little confused at times was great. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, our dinner and service were flawless. We specifically went for the prime rib dinner. Even at 10PM on a Saturday, we were able to get medium rare prime rib. There are several portion sizes available, including 6 oz, 10 oz, 16 oz, and 20...More

Thank L7619IQ
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you L7619IQ for making us a part of your Saturday night. We're also pleased that you embraced the our Old School style..in food and service. Next visit, Manhattans on me!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend back home recommended Lawry's because he knows how we both love prime rib. About half way thru our meal we called to thank him. Not only is the place beautiful and elegant, but the service, friendliness of the wait staff, and the food...More

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

Thank you emgTX for the glowing review. Does it get better than seeing "Impeccable!" We will make sure to share this with our culinary and front of house staff. Thank you for letting us be a part of your vacation.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You know when you just need to have an amazing, classical dining experience. You're just here for a few hours and need to make it count. Pass me the chilled fork for my salad.

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

No...thank you Scott P for the great review and for spreading the word. We will be anxiously waiting here for you... with your chilled fork. : )

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We'd eaten here in the bar before because we couldn't get a reservation at last minute. Was wonderful. This trip we did get a reservation and got to sit in the dining room. Excellent service, excellent food! Romantic place, but great for families or groups...More

Thank travelMOMMa63
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you travelMOMMa63 for revisiting us and we're so happy you got to experience the dining room this time. We're happy that the service and food were to your liking. We look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Setting is very proper yet casual attire is permitted. A once in a lifetime meal experience from beginning to end. Spinning your fresh salad and carving your prime rib at the table. Ideal setting for small groups on a special occasion.More

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

Thank you Karen C for the five star / green dot review! We truly are a "once in a lifetime meal experience" and we're so happy you experienced it with us. Plus being a native I love seeing Chicago getting a shout out too! :...More

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Ken S
3 March 2017|
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Response from Shannon T | Property representative |
Hi Ken S, I'm one of the Managers at Lawry's. Please feel free to call me to set up your reservation, 312 - 787 - 5000. Sometimes our reservation system doesn't allow for large parties. That might be the case or Open... More
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Response from Sarloc L | Reviewed this property |
Casual.
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6 October 2016|
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
I don't know I only visit Chicago.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 55 - USD 75
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
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
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.
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