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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%
  • Terrible1%
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100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2806
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit was actually weekend before Christmas, went in because there was a 90 minute wait across the street at one of our Chicago faves, Lawry's did not disappoint. Took a couple with us for return visit last weekend of Jan. Being in the...More

Thank bpasphalt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The quality of the meat as well as the service where not on par with the experience we had from many other Lawry's we visited over the past years. Room for improvement.

Thank mpu8
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you mpu8 for the feedback. We apologize that you were not pleased with the prime rib or service. we will make sure to share this with our culinary and front of house teams. Thank you again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was introduced to this place by my daughter. The ambiance is old world and the service was attentive. They are know for their salad and Prime Rib. The salad was rather extraordinary. The prime rib was good but I have had better. The sides...More

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

Thank you Michelle C for the review. We're happy that you enjoyed our mansion and that service was spot on. Please thank your daughter for introducing her to us. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent table side service for the best prime rib ever, along with sides of delicious mashed potatoes, spinach, and Yorkshire pudding. Haven't been there in years and it is just as good a it ever was. So many wonderful memories. Love the old style beautiful...More

Thank 608donnaf
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you 608donnaf for the five star shout out. We're pleased the food, service and ambiance were spot on. We look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Prime rib was the best we had ever had. I added a lobster tail, it, too, was a treat. We were not impressed with the salad, it is their signature. Creamed spinach had lots of flavor, the potatoes and gravy also excellent. Our wait...More

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

Thank you jleich for the great review. We're pleased you enjoyed the prime rib and we love seeing the words "best we had ever had" especially considering it's the name on the door. We're also happy service was spot on. Thank you very much!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Chicago Lawry's The Prime Rib in our honest opinion has overthrown the original in Beverly Hills. With not only excellent Prime Rib, but excellent management to match. We dined here for our anniversary and everything was perfect, they even gave us a letter thanking...More

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

Thank you Matt M for the glowing review. We love seeing words like "excellent", "perfect" and "goes that extra mile"! Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a party of 9 for a 8:30 PM reservation, by 8:50 they were scrambling because we were getting impatient in their bar. We could see an over flow area that was empty by the bar but I guess they didn't want to use...More

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

Thank you Jim C for the feedback. We do apologize for the delay in getting you group sat. Not to make excuses but convention nights can be especially challenging. I do apologize that nothing was offered. As a best practice, we do offer, a round...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Prime Rib Sandwich was delicious and cooked just as each one in our party asked for. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Denise7787
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Denise7787 for popping into SideDoor, Lawry's little sister and enjoying our number one seller the prime rib sandwich. We look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a family favorite. And I like taking special clients here as well. Lawry’s is unique. Good food, good service, nice selection of entrees, unique offerings and a great location in Downtown Chicago. The restaurant is in an old very large mansion which is...More

Thank Stuart60645
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Stuart60645 for the great review. As you mentioned, its not everyday one gets to dine in an 1890's mansion. Thank you and your family for allowing us to be a part of your lives!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated at 7:15 and ignored for 20 minutes. Having ordered drinks and food at the same time, one drink arrived, then half of one meal and a complete meal we hadn't ordered. Then the second drink, followed closely by the correct second meal...More

Thank JamesSkinner
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you JamesSkinner for the feedback. We apologize for the lackluster experience you had. We pride ourselves on our service and cuisine, but by all accounts we failed you on this visit. If you choose to dine we us again, please reach out to me...More

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Response from Kevin U | Reviewed this property |
From 6 oz all way up to massive bone in cut
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We went after 9PM, when it was less busy. Perhaps a call directly to the restaurant would be best.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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