The Ralph Lauren Bar & Grill in Chicago is one of my favorite places to go for dinner. This restaurant is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood, it’s right on the corner of Michigan avenue and Chicago avenue. It is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner. A reservation won’t hurt to ensure you snag a great table later in the evening.
The RL patio is the place to be in the summer. With the fresh Chicago air and a lovely view of the famous Chicago Water Tower building, there’s no better spot in the city for dinner. Not to mention your are right next to one of the most historic landmarks in all of Chicago. The original Chicago Water Tower Building stands proudly in Jane Byrne Park right across the street from RL.
Diving into the menu, you can’t go wrong with any of the appetizers. I will recommend the crab cake as an appetizer, it falls apart like butter in your mouth. The salads change seasonally but, I swear that I have never had a better caesar salad in my life. The watermelon gazpacho is also a delight.
The number one reason I dine at RL is for the filet mingon. The fillet mignon is absolutely amazing and it comes À la carte. You can order a plethora of side dishes. The mashed potatoes are my personal favorite. I recommend ordering your filet medium or medium rare. The béarnaise sauce and garlic butter shallot sauce are absolutely phenomenal to pair with the filet mignon. Your mouth will thank you later.
I also would recommend ordering the RL burger. The burger drips with delicious juices in between a crisp and buttery bun. This is one of the best and most classic dishes you can order at RL. The fries are also a delight and they are seasoned to perfection.
Don't forget to order cocktails, you must try the round hill! It was absolutely excellent. The desserts are also fantastic. I like to indulge in a little cheesecake every now and then. All of the desserts are baked and created in house!
The latest addition to RL is Ralph’s Coffee Cart. In the morning Monday- Sunday from 7am-10am you can enjoy a quick cup of joe at Ralph’s Coffee Cart. This cart is the cutest thing you will ever come across on Michigan Avenue. This cart is decked out with a cute little green bicycle, fresh flowers and all the coffee you could ever need on a Monday. I work right next store at retail store called Anthropologie. I often pass by this lovely cart in the morning and grab a spot of tea. The cart also has fresh baked pastries to soak up all that coffee in your stomach. The barista’s are very sweet and love to chat with you. You don’t want to miss out on this cute coffee spot.
The servers at RL were so kind and funny. Everyone is very accommodating and the atmosphere is beautiful. You can relax and sit back with ease here. You are guaranteed to have a fabulous time at RL. If you are looking for a great dinner spot or quick cup of coffee in the morning, The Ralph Lauren bar & Grill is the place! You must try this classic menu in Chicago.