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RL

#53 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Magnificent Mile
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115 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2010 (Michigan Avenue)
+1 312-475-1100
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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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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 yesterday NEW 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank Fred K
Louisville, KY
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a great overall experience in the most beautifully appointed stores/restaurants on N Michigan Ave. Bar service was very slow....actually sat at the bar for almost 10 minutes without anyone as much as looking my way (busy Sat afternoon) while waiting for our reservation. Made up for it when finally seated. Food, ambiance, service ... all excellent. I recommend making... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suggest reservations, the place is small and attracts a crowd. Food is delicious, it was 3 of us and we each ordered something different and it was enough to share. Love the ambiance and the drinks. Service is superb

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Thank Dorania M
Minocqua, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the deal with RL, it is a beautiful room, with wonderful food and attentive service with a great location. Anna and the team here do a great job of making everyone feel welcomed. I would recommend anything on the menu it is all wonderful. I particularly like the dover sole. Have a banana split for dessert. Thank you... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful ambience, the service is great and the food was very good but not memorable. Also, we made a reservation and still received a tight aisle space where everyone walked through - and if they were slightest bit larger, well, you know what happens.

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Thank CRKnoxville
Washington Dc
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178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Ralph Loren restaurant is one of the great fun places to eat in Chicago. It is small enough that you can see everyone in the room. It not only offers excellent food and service but you are treated extremely well wether you are a regular customer or a tourist like me. It is best to make a reservation but... More 

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Thank IDC637
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a a7:30 reservation and were seated at 7:45. Dinner was a bit rushed and we were done in an hour. I had the crusted salmon and it was very very good. Husband had rib eye. Side of spinach. Service was attentive. Food good. Noisy restaurant and tables close together so you could share in conversation with those next... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A cozy american classic in the heart of mag mile. The best answer to "I want to eat in a special place but I don't want to have to ask a million questions about what I'm ordering and pay a ransom for the pleasure." No cucumber foam or disassembled entre with a 200 word explanation of the ingredients. I would... 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$40
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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