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RL

#63 of 7,697 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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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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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Vineland
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in on the recommendation of a friend. We visited in November when there was a chill in the air. It was the perfect , coziest spot to drink and eat away the rest of the afternoon. It was VERY busy and lined up when we arrived, so we sat on the small bench area near the bar. Had Caesar's... More 

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Thank Christina B
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had lunch today at the Ralph Lauren Restaurant and Chris Y. took great care of us! The restaurant is very intimate with rich colors that make you feel very homey with plush leather bench seating all around the restaurant. We had the Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup as well as the club sandwich both of which were delicious. You... More 

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Thank Hunter F
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No trip down the Magnificent Mile is complete without lunch or dinner at RL. But the secret is out, so make reservations weeks in advance.

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Thank Brian S
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review . We appreciate your business . Please come see us again soon More 

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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

No fuss, no muss and very appetizingly presented, the available "sauce" for the fresh oysters is the best I have ever had. The oysters are impeccably fresh. Yes, expensive but worth every penny. Also, everything else is good too -- great bar.

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Thank 730janetm
RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review . We appreciate your business. Looking forward to your next visit . More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love the ambiance of this place! They could get away with less than good food, but they don't. That's what makes it so special.

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Thank susannJ937DP
RLChicagoIL, Front Office Manager at RL, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We appreciate your business . More 

Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good RibEye Very flavorful... but the prices are high. The Breads at the start are really good. The service was good as it should be for the style of restaurant... the location is good also. Key lime pie had a strange flavor at the end (after taste) - I have had better. We all liked our meals, the fish... More 

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RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this review

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Rockford, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decent food, great location, nice ambience but extremely, extremely over priced. You are paying for the name and the history.

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RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this review

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The World
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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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RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review . We appreciate your business More 

Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this review

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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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RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this review

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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