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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%
  • Terrible1%
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100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2806
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Me and my family had dinner at Lawrys last night. All 5 of us ordered the Prime Rib. It comes with a bread pudding baked dish, mashed potatoes, bread, and of course your prime rib. They have a very beautiful restaurant. Fit for a king....More

Thank aruba11344
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thank you aruba11344 for the 5 star shout out. Glad your family had a great time. We especially love your tag line "Fit for a king. And food to match" Thank you again and please visit us soon

Reviewed 24 March 2018

We eat at Lawry's every time we are in Chicago but this time was a little different, we drove to Chicago on our way home from vacation JUST for a dinner at Lawry's for my birthday. The prime rib is always stellar, they do one...More

Thank GitchSup
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thank you GitchSup for celebrating your birthday with us! We're so happy that everything from the service to the cuisine were spot on. We love seeing the phrase "the prime rib is always stellar, they do one thing and do it perfectly" We look forward...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Went for my daughter's 18th birthday. Our server was great as was our chef/carver. They made my daughter feel special by giving her a bigger cut of prime rib and a special dessert. Food was excellent and well prepared. Only small complaint would be it...More

Thank mfpek
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you mfpek for celebrating your daughter's 18th birthday with us. We're pleased that the service and cuisine were spot on for such a momentous occasion. Please wish your daughter a happy birthday from all of us. And we hope to serve you soon!

Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you want a prime rib, this is the place for you. The restaurant is in the old McCormic mansion in down town Chicago. The atmosphere is out of this world, and it is truly a dining experience. From the spinning salad, baked potato, and...More

Thank joepRockport_ME
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you joepRockport_ME for the great review. Does it get better than seeing "best prime rib anywhere" and "this is the place for you". Thank you again. We hope to serve you soon!

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Came to Chicago after seeing Lawry’s on a show on Food Network. Food was great. We both had the prime rib. I got the Lawry’s cut and my husband got the beef bowl. I also ordered the creamed spinach. Their traditional salad was good, a...More

Thank Michelle M
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you Michelle M for seeing us on TV and then wanting to try us in person! It sounds like we lived up to our reputation in cuisine and service...which makes us very happy. We can't wait for you to come back to Chicago and...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Just plain delicious. From the bread,to the spinning salad bowl, to the huge rolling silver cart filled with beautiful prime rib, this is terrific place for dinner. A special occasion kind of place. Prime rib wad delicious, but the one person in our group who...More

Thank Mary K
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you Mary K for the great review. We are an old school classic and a great place to celebrate. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 1 March 2018

Great Atmosphere , Prime Rib was the best and the restaurant look fantastic. We were there for a birthday surprise and they even brought out a birthday dessert surprise.

Thank Jody G
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you Jody for celebrating your birthday with us. We're happy the atmosphere and cuisine were spot on for your big day! Happy Birthday from all of us!

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

When going to Lawrys it’s only appropriate to get the prime rib. It did not disappoint. The horseradish was great, sides were all tasty. The appetizer we got with shrimp and crab cakes was a treat. Sure, it’s spendy. However, I enjoyed it very much....More

Thank Ben G
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you Ben G for the review. We're pleased that culinary wise we did not disappoint. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The prime rib is the greatest here I've never had a restaurant cut the prime rib right in front of you. The staff knows there stuff and is very friendly and helpful

Thank Josh B
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you Josh B for the five star shout out. Does it get better than seeing the word "Yum"?!? We're pleased that the prime rib and service were spot on. Thank you again!

Reviewed 13 February 2018

Our first visit was actually weekend before Christmas, went in because there was a 90 minute wait across the street at one of our Chicago faves, Lawry's did not disappoint. Took a couple with us for return visit last weekend of Jan. Being in the...More

Thank bpasphalt
Shannon T, Manager at Lawry's The Prime Rib, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you bpasphalt for the great review. We're pleased that in this town with so many great restaurants you chose to dine with us, in back to back months. We're especially happy that the service and prime rib were spot on both visits. We look...More

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Response from Laraine322 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, of course you can. It’s a lively place and there is a lot to look at and watch. Go for it and have a great time!
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From 6 oz all way up to massive bone in cut
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30 October 2017|
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We went after 9PM, when it was less busy. Perhaps a call directly to the restaurant would be best.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
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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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