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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (516 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2806
Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful restaurant with exceptional ambience and food. Meat was cooked to perfection for everyone at my table. Beautiful presentation. Only negative......the woman servers wear really OUTDATED uniforms. Really felt bad for the ladies.

Thank phmjem
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My first time in Lawry's The Prime Rib. Not vegan but not meat lover either. Chose the Lawry's cut. It was wow! Very good! Juicy and tasty. Even the tossed salad was so sumptuous I ate it all. Service were prompt and well attended. The...More

Thank doctorownedcarscom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Mother's Day weekend because we wanted an old school Chicago steak house experience and we got it! Big delicious pieces of red meat in a beautiful dining area and friendly staff. Big Daddy carved our prime rib and made our eleven year...More

Thank El_Ian11
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this review

Thank you El_Ian11 for the five star shout out! Three words we love to see..."beautiful" "delicious" and "friendly". I'm glad you got the pleasure of meeting "Big Daddy" aka Allen. Like his name indicates, he has a big personality and a great sense of humor....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the "Side Door" and sat at the bar. Had the Prime Rib Reuben with cole slaw - fantastic. Bar tender was friendly and efficient. Recommend the Tyranena Brown Ale. Bourbon barrel aged and smooth.

Thank RpII
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this review

Thank you RpII for visiting SideDoor, Lawry's little sister restaurant. I too am a avid fan of the prime rib rueben...amazing. I will share this review with Dylan, the bartender. Thanks again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steak, mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. Sounds bland ?? You bet your life ...... what a huge bill for such an average meal. We asked for spinach only to be told that it was creamed and sweet. One person to pour water, a different person...More

Thank AndyC525
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback AndyC525. Sorry you didn't enjoy your dinner. True, we are a traditional meat and potato restaurant with very old school style of service. It's what we've been doing since 1938 and what are guests and devotees expect. Again, I apologize...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lawry's in Downtown Chicago is a superb venue for the business traveler or die hard romantic! The entire staff is genuinely cordial and engaging. The prime rib is the absolute finest I have ever been served. The hostesses are very attentive and always circulating, checking...More

Thank RoadWarrior1954
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this review

Thank you RoadWarrior1954 for the resounding review and enthusiastic endorsement. We're so happy that the service and cuisine were on point. We joyfully await your next visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent choice for prime rib lovers. Preparation and cook of prime rib is my favorite than other similar restaurants in the US. Service is also great and the restaurant ambience is very nice. Great location near miracle mile where big chain hotels are located.

Thank alberto h
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this review

Thank you alberto h for the five star shout out. We're very pleased that we are one of your favorite restaurants when visiting the states. We hope to see you soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prime rib at Lawry's was superb once again. I like that the chef carves your selection right at your table. I prefer my prime rib served rare and the beef is very tender and delicious. We also had a side order of very tasty mushrooms....More

Thank ccarroll2015
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this review

Thank you ccarroll2015 for your continued support of Lawry's! We always tell people that the meal itself is a simple meat and potato experience BUT to be consistently tasty for over 80 years is a true talent. Thank you again and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lawry's has been on my bucket list for many many years. Glad to say that I was not disappointed. I personally think that the prime rib that I had was on of the best ever. Service was great and everything from the mash potatoes to...More

Thank Mainsailhr
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this review

Thank you Mainsailhr for the review. We are extremely flattered that we made it on your bucket list AND that we did not disappoint. The words "best ever" when you describe our prime rib makes us very happy. Please reenlist us on your bucket list!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lawry's The Prime Rib is a Chicago institution, located in the former McCormick mansion at the corner or Ontario and Rush Streets. The restaurant features prime rib but there are a few other options available including rib-eye steak, filet mignon, salmon, a fish of the...More

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Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this review

Thank you Doug_K_0216 for the spot on review of our restaurant. We are an old school classic restaurant that adheres to the idea, of it ain't brok, don't fix it. We found our formula in 1938 and are very pleased that it still has it's...More

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Ken S
I've been trying to reserve a table for the 23rd, 24th or 25th of June but have had no luck. Is it really booked up that far in advance?
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
Anita Y
What is the dress code? Can hubby wear jeans collars shirt and sweater?
17 December 2016|
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Joanna F
What are your holiday hours for 2016? Thanks!
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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
  • 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
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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
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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.