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Lawry's The Prime Rib

) #39 of 7,903 Restaurants in Chicago ₹₹₹₹ American, Steakhouse
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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American, Steakhouse
100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2806
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife were in Chicago last year and went to this restaurant. Man oh man it was great and I am very picky about steaks and prime rib. I had the ribeye and my wife had the prime rib. Great atmosphere and service. We are...More

Thank jwcochran
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you jwcochran for the five star shout out. in my opinion, you and your wife had the best of both worlds, the prime rib and the ribeye. We look forward to your next visit. If you would like you can reach out to me...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My father used to take me to eat at Lawry's and now the tradition continues, I took my 14yo and my 8yo and they both enjoyed a lot the whole service, which is upscale. the prime rib was very good as usual, I like the...More

Thank Mariche21
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Mariche21 for continuing the family tradition and introducing it to your children. I'm glad the meal and the service were spot on and that your daughter enjoyed our 1893 mansion. We look forward to serving you and your children's children. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place so much. The plates are perfect the cream corn side is the best. Every time I come to Chicago this place is a must

Thank Adriana H
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Adriana for the short and sweet shout out. Next time, your corn is on me! Thanks again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to Lawrys was like going back to the 70s with dated decor, or an exclusive gentleman's club with wood and leather chairs. This however did not take away from the prime rib being cut for you by a chef at a rolling meat station....More

Thank dasbassets
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you dasbassets for coming in and enjoying our Old School style of service. we found our formula in 1938 and are happy guests are still enjoying it. It definitely is a unique experience. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed everything about Lawrys. The prime rib was delicious and the service was great. We especially loved the Yorkshire pudding! It was entertaining to see the chef serve our entire meal out of his silver cart.

Thank SEC247
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you SEC247 for taking time to sing our praises. We are Old School and proud of it. Glad the service and food were spot on. Thank you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's all about the prime rib. Non prime rib lovers should read no further and should probably not consider Lawry's. For those that love prime rib, read on and then make a beeline to this place!! Best prime rib we've ever had, sides that come...More

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

Thank you Kevin V for the fabulous review. Glad we lived up to the name on the door and that the carnivore in you left happy. Plus we love your piece of advice "beeline to this place". Thank you again. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We spent a weekend in downtown Chicago on a whim. We are glad we did. I researched steakhouses because Chicago is famous for them. I didn't know about Lawry's until having dinner with our slightly older neighbors in Virginia and when I mentioned our upcoming...More

Thank edvh81
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you edvh81 for listening to your neighbor and coming in to experience Lawry's. True, we are old school and a bit time warpy for some guests, like the young man you talked to. But for those who long for a classic Chicago steakhouse experience,...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Inconspicuous entrance, once indoors, the opulence, from decoration to food is nothing short of fantastic. We ordered the Lawry's prime rib dinner which includes salad and sides was very, very good. The wait staff was knowledgable and friendly. Nothing pretentious or stuffy. We also ordered...More

Thank Missy W
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you Missy w, for the great review, we love seeing the phrase "nothing short of fantastic" We're happy we made your night memorable and next time you and your hubby feel like spoiling yourselves please call me. I am more than happy to set...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We were advised we just had to go to Lawry's and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is in a beautifully restored mansion just off Michigan avenue. We had reservations and were seated right away, then greeted by our assistant waiter wearing a white coat...More

Thank Krisanne H
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you Krisanne H for the review. We're pleased that you enjoyed the atmosphere, service and cuisine. We are currently in the midst of a dessert menu change, so hopefully on your next visit we will wow you with something in the sweets department. Thank...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

I went to this restaurant with my family to celebrate my graduation. The reason why I chose this restaurant compared to the dozens of other steak houses in Chicago was because I had numerous friends rave about how delicious their meat was. Needless to say,...More

Thank Jonathan M
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you Jonathan M for the great review. But more importantly, congratulations on your graduation and letting us be a part of your celebration. We're pleased that the prime rib lived up to it's reputation, after all it is the name on the door. We...More

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22 August 2017|
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Response from veeolette | Reviewed this property |
Call to be sure. Sides are large enough to split. If you ordered the English Cut - three thin slices - I would think it could be shared. Always call a restaurant with a question such as this one. Better to be sure than... More
Ken S
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
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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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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