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RL

#64 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago
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115 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2010 (Michigan Avenue)
+1 312-475-1100
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for early dinner, had the burger, so good! We shopped at the store next door and the associate gave us champagne and led us to the restaurant and showed us the menu and some of her favorites - we loved it!

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Beverly Hills, California
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hip and trendy, RL (for Ralph Lauren) is the current hot spot. Jammed to the rafters, with tables on top of tables, you can enjoy the Polo-tyle decor, typical of their stores by the same name, enjoy very good food and be one of the hip and happening. If you can stand the noise, you'll be happy. Booking is a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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191 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in Chicago. Great food, fantastic food and a great club like ambiance. This facility has replaced the International Club for us. It is the place we go for dinner, to celebrate special occasions and just go for a good time. Great greetings by Abdul, service by Chris and Jaffar and great drinks by Russell .... More 

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RLChicagoIL, Maitre D' at RL, responded to this review

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We greatly appreciate your repeated business and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Glendale, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere...even the weird trip to the ladies room. Comfy, elegant, yet not stuffy! Great server - Jeff! Gave us the "room" we needed to catch up with friends before ordering! His description of the lobster roll sold us all. We all ordered it.

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RLChicagoIL, Maitre D' at RL, responded to this review

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Chicago
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231 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a place for brunch and been meaning to try RL so menu looked go so off we went. We had a 10AM reservation and was the first party in the place as they just opened. The room is lovely with that old world (class) charm. We were seated and and water was provided and our drink... More 

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RLChicagoIL, Maitre D' at RL, responded to this review

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

RL is a great place to stop for lunch on the Magnificent Mile. The people I bring there always comment on the ambiance of the dining room. Unfortunately, the dining area can, at times, be quite constricted. If you go during a busy time, which is almost always, you will be quite intimate with your neighbors. This is a small... More 

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RLChicagoIL, Maitre D' at RL, responded to this review

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Vineland
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in on the recommendation of a friend. We visited in November when there was a chill in the air. It was the perfect , coziest spot to drink and eat away the rest of the afternoon. It was VERY busy and lined up when we arrived, so we sat on the small bench area near the bar. Had Caesar's... More 

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RLChicagoIL, Maitre D at RL, responded to this review

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch today at the Ralph Lauren Restaurant and Chris Y. took great care of us! The restaurant is very intimate with rich colors that make you feel very homey with plush leather bench seating all around the restaurant. We had the Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup as well as the club sandwich both of which were delicious. You... More 

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RLChicagoIL, Maitre D at RL, responded to this review

Thank you so much for expressing your satisfaction regarding your recent visit at RL Restaurant. It is truly a pleasure to know that the hard work and commitment of our staff was instrumental in providing you and your guests with a successful dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

No trip down the Magnificent Mile is complete without lunch or dinner at RL. But the secret is out, so make reservations weeks in advance.

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RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review . We appreciate your business . Please come see us again soon More 

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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

No fuss, no muss and very appetizingly presented, the available "sauce" for the fresh oysters is the best I have ever had. The oysters are impeccably fresh. Yes, expensive but worth every penny. Also, everything else is good too -- great bar.

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RLChicagoIL, Manager at RL, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review . We appreciate your business. Looking forward to your next visit . More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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