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Lawry's the Prime Rib

100 E. Ontario, Chicago, IL - (312) 787-5000
If big slabs of tender, juice-dripping beef are your dish, Lawry's should be your destination. "Are you having prime rib?" the waitress asks to every group of customers. It is delicious, high-seasoned meat. The carving is done tableside from a huge trolley from which you can order yours any way from bloody red to crusty well-done.
83% Approval Rating (12 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
prime rib
Sourdough Bread
Prime Rib
Spinning Salad Bowl
Mashed Potatoes
Hot Fudge Sundae

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"To most people, the name Lawry's means seasoned salt; but before that ubiquitous flavor agent, there was Lawry's The Prime Rib Restaurant. The original Prime Rib was opened in 1938 in Beverly Hills by Lawrence L. Frank, who came up with his herb and spice mix as a way ..."   [Read More]
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Twinwillow
November 29, 2012
"I love Lawry's! Before they opened the Dallas store, we'd always eat at their store on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles at least once on one of our many trips to LA. I noticed most people (men) order the bigger, thicker cuts like the Jim Brady. But to me, the ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

100 E. Ontario, Chicago, IL
(312) 787-5000

http://www.lawrysonline.com/lawrys-primerib/chicago

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
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"A "Lawry-cut" prime rib plate with mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, all in a pool of high-flavored natural gravy. Other vegetables are available on the side -- and the creamed corn is wonderful -- but I went for the classic, well-balanced plate."
Michael Stern





The English Cut is three slices of tender, thinly cut prime rib.
"The English Cut is three slices of tender, thinly cut prime rib."
Cliff Strutz


The Spinning Bowl Salad got its name because the bowl in which it gets dressed is spun on a bed of ice. It's a dramatic tableside flourish abeted by the presentation of a chilled fork with which to eat it.
"The Spinning Bowl Salad got its name because the bowl in which it gets dressed is spun on a bed of ice. It's a dramatic tableside flourish abeted by the presentation of a chilled fork with which to eat it."
Michael Stern


Carver Michael severs a hunk of medium-rare beef off the roast for my dinner.
"Carver Michael severs a hunk of medium-rare beef off the roast for my dinner."
Michael Stern


I love Lawry's sourdough bread. It is utterly fresh, served warm, and has just the right chewy consistency to accompany a platter of pillow-tender beef.
"I love Lawry's sourdough bread. It is utterly fresh, served warm, and has just the right chewy consistency to accompany a platter of pillow-tender beef."
Michael Stern


Lawry's seasonings are on every table. My waitress suggesed I use the seasoned pepper on my salad and the seasoned salt on my meat. In fact, both dishes came perfectly seasoned. Nothing extra was needed.
"Lawry's seasonings are on every table. My waitress suggesed I use the seasoned pepper on my salad and the seasoned salt on my meat. In fact, both dishes came perfectly seasoned. Nothing extra was needed."
Michael Stern


The hot fudge sundae, made with Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream and C.C. Brown's hot fudge sauce, is made right at your table.
"The hot fudge sundae, made with Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream and C.C. Brown's hot fudge sauce, is made right at your table."
Cliff Strutz


Lawry's is located just off north Michigan Avenue and makes a good dinner destination if you need to store up calories after a day of power shopping.
"Lawry's is located just off north Michigan Avenue and makes a good dinner destination if you need to store up calories after a day of power shopping. "
Michael Stern



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