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115 E. Chicago Ave. (Michigan Ave.) Send to Phone
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If you've ever dreamed of appearing in a Ralph Lauren Polo ad, your wish has come true at this American classic.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.

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RL, Chicago, IL

RL Restaurant Review

: RL (appended to the Ralph Lauren store) is a retro-classic restaurant that’s --- surprise, surprise --- impressive. The atmosphere is as clubby as you’d expect, the walls papered with pictures of every size and style. As for the menu, it’s awash in familiar American dishes, like shrimp cocktail with gin cocktail sauce, bone-in rib-eye and bananas Foster. Sharp, tuxedoed waiters do a lot of the finish-work tableside (filet the sole, flame the crêpes Suzette, sizzle the steak Diane), each of the dishes well prepared and beautifully presented. Even the RL burger is a beauty (and a relative bargain, at least in these parts). As for the crowd, it’s posh --- and very ladies-who-lunch during the day.
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