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Lawry's The Prime Rib

#40 of 7,674 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Magnificent Mile
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100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2806 (Ontario and Rush Streets)
+1 312-787-5000
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Pequannock, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a special family dinner while in Chicago. Great ambience, service and food. Staff went overboard to make sure we enjoyed every moment. Price well worth it!

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

Thank you cookmaryellen for celebrating with us this weekend. We are thrilled that we delivered on the big three, food, service and ambience but especially love to see that our staff went overboard to make sure you enjoyed every moment. Thank you again! More 

Ipswich,UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a table a few weeks ago as we were visiting from the U.K. And I wanted to treat my wife to a unique restaurant for her Birthday whilst here in Chicago. From the moment we walked in we had excellent service,my wife was wished Happy Birthday by quite a few of the staff which was a nice touch.... More 

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

Thank you skeeter68 for such a gracious and detailed review! But most importantly for choosing us to celebrate your wife's birthday. Please wish her 'Happy Birthday' and please visit us next time you're across the pond! More 

Atlanta
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690 reviews
518 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No restaurant cooks of prime ribs of beef like Lawry's does. The beef is tender, has great flavor and is carved from a big cart table side.Great sides. Excellent salad. Not cheap, but worth every mouthful!

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

Thank you Dealmaker! Does it get better than for us to read "the best of the best"?!? Glad you enjoyed everything from beginning to end! Thank you More 

Palatine, Illinois
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated a family birthday and everything was beautiful. It's been years since we've been to Lawry's and the meal was excellent. The restaurant is still classic elegance which lends to a memorable meal. Prime rib dinner includes the delicious spinning salad, mashed potatoes and yorkshire pudding. There are other sides to choose from which are additional charge but we stayed... More 

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

Thank you jet81L for letting us be a part of your birthday celebration! We're pleased that everything was great and we hope to serve you soon...please don't let it be years this time. Thanks again! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I brought my family (who was visiting) here, the atmosphere is definitely unique, like you are going back in time! The Prime Rib was good, nothing to rave about, but served in such a unique fashion that it's worth ordering. Service was impeccable, however the only complaint we had was the side of bread (that's not what... More 

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

Thank you Katie S. for taking time to review our restaurant. We're pleased that you enjoyed the service element and atmosphere but disappointed in that we let you down in the cuisine, especially the prime rib, since it is the name on the door. We will make sure to share this with our culinary team. We do hope you choose... More 

Joliet, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The prime rib restaurant is the best in the city. The decor is a bit dated but the Prime rib table side service is awesome. The spinning salad,cream of spinach and mashed potatoes are great as well The Yorkshire pudding and fresh horseradish are the finishing touch. Bring your appetite

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

Thabk you richtalaga for the great review. Nothing makes us happier than seeing phrases such as "always a great meal", "service is awesome" and "best in the city" We look forward to your next visit! More 

Boulder, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a wonderful place for prime rib in many sizes and cooking temperatures. From a 6oz California cut to the larger Lawry's cut I enjoyed all the way up to the 16oz bone-in cut I saw someone at a neighboring table heroically trying to finish, all appetites can be well served. The menu even offered a thin sliced English cut... More 

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

Thank you Fremdenfuhrer for the 5 star shout out! We're pleased that you enjoyed the culinary aspect as well as our showmanship. Since 1938 we have prized ourselves on being a 'Dinner & a Show'. Thank you again and we look forward to your next visit! More 

Holland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Nice atmosphere...friend had the prime rib dinner and enjoyed it. I ordered the 8 oz filet. Scalloped potatoes were great. I wasn't aware that you have to order any sort of steak sauce ahead of time so when I asked, it didn't come until 10-15 minutes later...so unfortunately, I didn't enjoy my steak much as it was a bit dry... More 

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

Thank you dee2123 for celebrating with us! We're pleased the prime rib and scalloped potatoes were great and that the chocolate cake was "amazing". I do apologize for the delay in getting you the requested steak sauce and for the forgotten coffee. We will share this with our staff and use it as an example of how important follow thru... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Nice chairs. Great table size. Prime rib end cut to die for. Good wine. Mary our server was excellent. Excellent in all phases.

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Thank 328jwv
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this review

Thank you 328jwv...it doesn't get much better than "excellent in all phases" I will make sure to share this with your server, Ms. Dyrssen aka Mary! More 

Portage
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Prime rib dinner with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings after seeing Hamilton - outstanding! Service and tableside servings is a signature dining event. We asked for the main dining room and we were seated at a great table. Great Chicago tradition and a unique use of the McCormick mansion. .

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

Thank you AMGSKG for the five star bubble rating! I'm glad we were part of what sounds like a great evening, 'Hamilton' and us! A harmonious union of unconventional and tradition but together, in your words "outstanding!" Thank you for letting us be a part of your evening PS Dying to see 'Hamilton' :) More 

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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$55 - US$75
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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