On the eve of Oprah's final show, where would she pick to celebrate? Only one of her favorite spots in Chicago—RL. The Big O hit the stately restaurant adjacent to the Ralph Lauren store in the Gold Coast Monday night with a crew of about 20, which included best friend, Gayle King, main squeeze, Stedman Graham, and a slew of others.
Former first lady of California Maria Shriver joined them with her family as well, but we assume Ahnold wasn't along to get the classic RL Burger. Word is the group, which sat in the main dining room with everyone else (RL doesn't have a private space), shared a lot of dishes; the soft-shell crab was a big winner.
That wasn't the only power table in the house, however. Desirée Rogers, M.K. Pritzker, Neal Zucker and Nora Daley were seated nearby, apparently still celebrating Mayor Rahm Emanuel's inauguration earlier in the day. And with the final taping of Oprah taking place at the United Center this week (word is Tom Cruise is hosting the show), Chicago is likely going to be swarming with celebs. Keep us posted on who you see dining around town.