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Carmine's

#80 of 7,631 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Gold Coast
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1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227 (Bellvue)
+1 312-988-7676
Today
11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:30
Sat 09:00 - 01:30
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Minneapolis
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a group of 30-35 people for dinner last Friday night and the restaurant handled everything perfectly. I consider myself a foodie and I was impressed. Not only was the food superb but the waiters made sure our wine glass was always filled. After dinner my husband and I went to the bar for a drink and we were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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165 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We celebrated my daughters 24th birthday here last night. Arriving a little early we were shown to a wonderful corner table at once. Carmine's is old school Italian and the minute our waiter Daniel came to our table I knew we were in good hands. Drinks were prompt and generous and Daniel gave us a great overview of the menu... More 

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Thank Joe D
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our second trip to Chicago and a repeat visit to Carmines. It was highly recommended by some Chicago natives and it's one of our favorite places. This visit we ordered the chopped salad to share - could easily be shared with a group of four. Super fresh and delicious- great meal starter. We ordered one entree of chicken... More 

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was beyond our expectations. I was told to get the meatballs and thought ugh, I have never had good meatballs at a restaurant, AMAZING!!!!! If the meatballs are amazing you know everything else is also. Very large portions beware

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Thank Jakejohn98
Columbus, Ohio
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carmine's is a traditional Italian restaurant with all the favorites served classic-style. We sat outside on the small sidewalk area - it was tight but they make it work and everyone was having a good time eating and people watching. Food was good but not memorable and the portions are large. Overall, I would recommend trying Carmine's if you are... More 

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Sydney
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had two great evenings at Carmine's and each time we were served by Caesar. A big personality to match the delicious big serves. Great place and made even more special by this lovely man. The hostess was a delight too. I am only sorry I missed her name.

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Thank Skye33
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant had great service, great food and a great atmosphere. I went there on a friday and they had a live band. I ordered a pasta with lobster... and I cannot put into word acurately how gooood it was. The amount of food was plenty and I tend to eat a lot. This is one of those restaurants where... More 

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Michigan
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Carmines so we're so excited to take our granddaughters there for their first time The of course just had buttered noodles cooked to perfection We love their bolegenese it is by far the very best in town

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Thank runjustin
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for new years eve 2016. I think they added some tables to accommodate more people which made it a little crowded. I don't think this would be an issue on a normal night. I had the sea scallops which was a special that night and I loved them. The caprese was outstanding as well. My wife had the... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As large groups go, 28 people can be hard to seat. An upstairs room comfortably held us, and a quartet of wait staff took very good care of us. The menu is extensive, and the seafood choices are excellent. House wines are surprisingly good. No-rush service allowed the group to enjoy a casual 3 1/2 hour dining experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:30
Saturday
09:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227
    (Bellvue)
  • Public Transportation: El, Red Line at Clark / Division; 36 Broadway Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-988-7676
Description
Since 1994, Carmine's has been Chicago's destination for exciting gatherings, spirited nightlife, celebrity sightings, and of course, an unforgettable dining experience. With a diverse menu that boasts Rosebud's classic Italian American dishes, as well as premium steaks, chops, and seafood offerings, Carmine's has long been a place where those in the know choose to eat. Our large and open dining rooms are perfect for large parties, from brunch to late-night dinners. The acclaimed patio, with its vibrant energy and friendly charm, offers guests some of the best people watching in the city. And our bar, with its famous signature cocktails, is ideal to watch the big game or check out live music. Whether you're here for a casual lunch, a formal dinner, or a cocktail, it's always a party at Carmine's, and you're always at the center of the action.

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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