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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%
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“prime rib” (535 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
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100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2806
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here with business associates. Service was impeccable ! Prime rib was perfect. Had a California cut , mushrooms and fully loaded bake potato

Thank Susan D
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the short and very sweet review Susan D. We adore seeing the words "perfect" We hope to serve you soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went to Chicago for business and stayed at the Downtown Marriot. I was amazed at all the fabulous restaurants in walking distance of the hotel. Lawry's restaurant was not like any experience I have had before.. Meat was served in a cart at your...More

Thank shaydel4kids
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you shaydel4kids for the great review! I think you nailed it on the head with "not like any experience I have had before" We truly are a unique dining experience. In a city with a ton of great restaurants we appreciate you selecting us....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had always heard about Lawry's seasonings but had no idea it was originally a family-owned restaurant. Service and food was very impressive

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

Thank you GPROntario for the great review. Does it get better than seeing the words "prime rib at its finest"?!? We thank you and our owners, the Frank family thank you too!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Felt like stepping back in time decor. The dining selections were all top notch. We were all delighted with all of the dishes. Also killer sour dough bread.

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

Thank you Diana O for dining with us and taking in our old school vibe. We're pleased that you enjoyed the ambiance and the food...and yes i wholeheartedly agree...our sour dough is killer! Thanks again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Even the outside lets you know the place is famous for it's Prime Rib. The beef cuts are generous and always delicious.

Thank maryjeanne1942
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you maryjeanne1942 for the great review. We're happy the prime rib was delicious...like you mentioned it is the name on the door. We look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, the drinks were strong, the service was top notch, and the food was excellent. But will I go back? Probably not. The concept of a prime rib dinner house just seemed dated. There are so many great choices in Chicago.More

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

Thank you Mpclaw for the review. We're happy that the service was top notch and that the food was excellent. I'm sorry you found the concept of a prime rib dinner house dated. We have been open since 1938, found our formula and stayed true...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant just off Michigan Ave in a former mansion. Good food, prime rib cut from the bone right in front of you with salad, popover and mashed potatoes, all service by very friendly staff. Good Value.

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

Thank you KHorne for the five star shout out. We're pleased that service and cuisine were to your liking. Please visit us soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I (3) went with my wife cousin, he is from Chicago and had never visited Lawry's, that for me is an institution in Chicago and one of the best traditional steak houses. We had a great time and as always food consistent...More

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

Thank you ESegui for visiting us again and bringing newbies with you! Thank you for letting us be a part of your family outing and that we delivered the goods to these new guests. Thanks again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lawrys, prime rib the meat was good, but the Yorkshire pudding is not. They should allow people to sub this side out. Only issue was that we still had to wait even after we had a reservation ahead of time. They even asked us if...More

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

Thank you G T for celebrating your anniversary with us. I do apologize for the delay in getting you sat but are pleased that the prime rib was good. Thank you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was staying in the western suburbs and booked Lawrys downtown Chicago, one of our favorites. While traffic was horrendous it was worth it the drive. While Lawrys is going on 80 years the Chicago dining room opened in 1974. Beautiful dining room, rich in history....More

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

No... thank you William G for the stellar review! In a town with a million restaurants, we're pleased that you chose us, again and dealt with the weekend traffic and the Stevenson expressway to do so. I also agree that to see our dining room...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$55 - US$75
Cuisine
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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