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1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227
+1 312-988-7676
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are locals...not tourists. We wanted to take our 10 year old grandson someplace memorable for his birthday and Carmine's was perfect. A well known landmark and institution with great white table cloth service and yummy Italian food. Large portions, so plan to go easy...More

Thank smlevin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carmine’s was the perfect choice for my business colleagues and I. The food was excellent authentic Italian and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. But the best part was our doting waiter with a gravelly Chicago accent who gave us perfect service with old Chicago...More

Thank Allen N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great steaks, live music, all the food was incredible. Great service and staff. Highly recommend. It’s pricey, but worth it.

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We made our way to Carmines for a late lunch and were treated to an excellent meal. The service was outstanding and the food even better. I had the Caesar salad and the spaghetti with meatballs...outstanding!!! Highly recommend finishing with the cannoli.

Thank RWG19
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We had eaten at Carmine's on Rush Street last summer and really enjoyed it then, so we decided to go back on a recent January weekend in Chicago. We had made reservations, but on this Sunday night the place was barely half full, so they...More

1  Thank RealHungryMann
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Carmine's is famous for good food and it has that. I usually cannot afford such a classy place. On Monday's I don't eat meat so I went for a salad. One thing I check for in restaurants is coffee. Their coffee was too strong for...More

Thank hippoguy
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We spent a Saturday evening here with friends from out of town and had a fantastic time. The service was outstanding and everyone loved the food. I had the NY Strip Italian style with vinegar peppers which I love and can't find too many places....More

Thank Y9597JAdavidv
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We elected to have a family dinner at Carmines. Upon arrival the restaurant was crowded and we had to wait about 25 minutes despite having a reservation. The waitstaff were friendly and helpful. They knew the menu and were helpful in making decisions for dinner....More

Thank ghhg1
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Carmine's proved to be the prototypical "abundanza" Italian-American restaurant updated and upscaled for the 21st Century. The large portions and smotheringly large larding-on of ingredients produce a very American product of Italian style without Italian nuance. Truly wonderful ingredients (we were stunned by the high...More

Thank BienAgiter
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Carmine's is a vibrant classic Italian-American standby that will give you exactly what you expect in terms of the classics. You won't get much ingenuity, but you also won't leave hungry. -The restaurant is huge with two stories and multiple rooms. They also have a...More

Thank Aaron G
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
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John G
4 February 2018|
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Response from Lori H | Reviewed this property |
Casual or dressy... u see it all.
30 April 2017|
Response from mids0uthtraveler | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for delayed response. Carmine's is right around the corner from The Talbott Hotel. It is a 5-10 minute walk depending on pace and along a well-traveled, safe stretch of Rush so easy, safe walking. The Chicago... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227
  • 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
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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