RL Restaurant

Casual Dining Restaurant

Chicago, USA

RL Restaurant Wine List

About RL Restaurant

Chicago is full of hot, new, trendy locations, creative concepts, and the hippest variations on wine/beer/cocktails from the most unusual corners of the world. But sometimes, you just want it done right, in an old-school way. That’s when you visit RL Restaurant.

Yes, that Ralph Lauren - but this Gold Coast standard is a benchmark in its class. You won’t find much modernism or invention, but that’s far from a criticism; what they do, they do impeccably well - perfect Dover Sole, crab-stuffed avocado, a killer grilled veal chop - straight out of a 1970s country club, served by excellent waitstaff, surrounded by linen and fawn leather.

The wine list is a triumph along the same themes - no curveballs, rather a compendium of the best producers of the best regions across the world (with a clear and unapologetic emphasis in the US, France, and Italy). Multiple vintages of Romanée-Conti and an overgenerous spirits list invite your trust-fund-fantasies to indulge, or just enjoy a classic cocktail and some top-notch Chicago people-watching from the pretty patio.

Great for

  • French wines
  • Italian wines
  • US wines

Wine team

  • AZ
    Adam Zolno
    General manager

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