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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered the Thanksgiving dinner to go from Lawrys for the second time and it was absolutely delicious. Dealing with Shannen Tausher was a pleasure. The food was hot when I picked it up. It said the whole meal feeds 10-12 but in reality it...More

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

Yay! Thank you for the great review longbeack for the Thanksgiving to go! I'm so glad everything was to your liking. I look forward to working with you again! :) Shannon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to get a nice Thanksgiving meal. LOL was I wrong. The hosts were rude and made us wait an extra long time. We order out food and it was ICE COLD prime rib. The waitress was in such a hurry we were...More

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

Thank you Chatzy F for the feedback. We apologize that your Thanksgiving was a disappointment. If you would please reach out to me directly, I would like to get more details about the dinner and try to amend the evening. my email is stauschman@lawrysonline.com, Shannon...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Chicago staple hasn't changed in 30 years, since the first time I went there. A former mansion, the walls speak of Chicago high society of an era gone by. Although the sitting area off the bar could use an upgrade in both decor and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a business meeting and was very apprehensive. I had been here many years ago and left hungry. This time the food was very flavorful and filling. This restaurant still doesn’t know what ‘rare’ is, but is was good.

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

Thank you T P for revisiting us and allowing for a second chance at redemption. We're very happy that the food was tasty and you left sated! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was Sunday night we decided to go to try one of the most famous prime rib restaurant. The experience was great starting with the process to finish de salad, good and well served. After it was the meet. In a very nice car cut...More

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

Thank you Francisco G for the great review. We're happy that the service and cuisine were spot on. Next time you're back in Chicago, we hope you come by! Thank you again

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

There on business and had customers with us. The server we had was very nice. Service was very good and we were seated right on time. We started with crab cakes and shrimp. They were both amazing. Then we had the famous spun salad. I...More

Thank Dreamon21_27
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you Dreamon21_27for the great review. I'm glad we delivered on the food and service angle. We await your next visit ... hopefully on a non-convention evening :)

Reviewed 8 November 2017

My wife and I had a "date night" in Chicago. She'd never been to Lawry's, so it was the choice for dinner, especially being within walking distance of our hotel. Service was excellent. The old convention of using servers' surnames seems to bother some reviewers,...More

Thank Stephen R
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you Stephen R for the great review..does it get better than seeing the words "still outstanding"? IWe're happy that "date night" was a success and that you got to introduce us to your wife. We're also extremely pleased that the dinner, wine and service...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We had lived in Chicagoland for 12 years but never eaten at Lawrys...shame! So on a return visit we took the plunge into this classic Chicago standard that defines fine dining. It earned a 5 across the board. From the signature "spinning salad" with ice...More

Thank Kevin U
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you Kevin U for the amazing review! We're so pleased that you finally gave us an opportunity to show you what we do and we're especially happy that everything was spot on. I will make sure to share this review with Ms. Hodges and...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

If you don't happen to have a time machine but want to see what fine dining was like years ago and want to be treated like royalty, visit Lawry's in Chicago, especially if you love prime rib. From the moment you enter this former mansion...More

Thank Alan R
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you Alan for the fantastic review! Greatly appreciated. We are a dining experience from a different era but as you pointed out so nicely...it's what separates us from the pack. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you again!

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very disappointed in the prime rib. We had a great server. We knew enough about the place not to expect anything but salad and a potato with the meat. The size and quality of the prime rib was not equal to the price at all....More

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Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you Mary M for taking the time to write your review. We're pleased that you had a great server but very disappointed that we failed you in the cuisine department...after all the prime rib is the name over the door. We pride ourselves on...More

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Andrew S
6 November 2017|
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Response from Kevin U | Reviewed this property |
From 6 oz all way up to massive bone in cut
30 October 2017|
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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|
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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.
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