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RL

#45 of 7,631 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Magnificent Mile
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115 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2010 (Michigan Avenue)
+1 312-475-1100
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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362 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a great restaurant. The menu is continental with steaks, Dover Sole, Perch and more! The room is very cool and comfortable. The service is impeccable.

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Berlin, Germany
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must for every RL-Lovers Food - Drinks - Service a 5+! It is a special place sometimes a bit crowded and stressy while waiting for a table but after sitting down you can start to relax and enjoying your stay. As I say all the time to the 3* and lower rater most the time it's... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made a last minute reservation for lunch, and the hostess was very accommodating. We were offered a seat in the main dining room, but chose to sit next to the fireplace in the bar area. The service was top notch, the food was incredible, and you must have the lobster bisque!!

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Thank Bryan S
Ubud, Indonesia
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to RL Grill probably 40 times in the last number of years... we love the food and the ambience .. unfortunately -the service has been less than stellar. Our most recent visit was Dec 27- 2016. Our server was Amy. We felt she was disinterested, not engaged and we were an interruption to her day. I couldn't... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We like this restaurant so much that we have to eat there every time we visit Chicago. Being the only one Ralph Lauren restaurant in USA , this restaurant is truly a hidden treasure. They officer lunch, dinner and brunch. Reservation is strongly recommended!! If you are going for dinner, ask for the table in the Center of the restaurant... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great mood great taste great desert friendly waiters and good reception. Not so cheap. It worth it!!

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Thank SIMAKKI
Scottsdale, Arizona
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Charming panel walls, close tables, and hurried staff. However, the food was delicious. Scallops and Dover sole were well done. Everything ala carte.

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Thank lindseywineangel
Belle Isle, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Totally Wonderful! Top notch all the way. So much charm... Tried the Turkey Mushroom burger on multi-grain bun.

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Thank Brenda L
Greencastle, Indiana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We went to Lunch on Friday. The entire staff is friendly and professional. Our food was excellent and the wine was perfect.

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Thank harmless2016
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Went for dinner with the boss on a business trip. Staff across the board were notably polite and professional. The decor is deceptive, at first it just seems busy until you take a close look at all the artwork, and it's fascinating! Steak was prepared perfectly, cocktail was also great.

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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
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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