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#85 of 7,613 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gold Coast
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1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227 (Bellvue)
+1 312-988-7676
11:00 - 01:30
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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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Orland Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently, we had dinner at Carmine's on Rush in Chicago, Illinois. I had been there many years ago, when the restaurant first opened. It was excellent then and even better now. We were welcomed into the attractive, sophisticated restaurant. We began our meal with a large Caesar Salad, Grilled Calamari, and Baked Clams. Absolutely outstanding. Then came our entrees. This... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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143 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a sister restaurant of the Rosebud and the menu is nearly identical ,but the food is good quality.

Thank skull0107
Walnut Creek, California
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150 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You just can't find a better place where the food and service is outstanding! Very convenient location to the Thompson hotel. Great Italian food and wine list. RECOMMENDED!

Thank John M
Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Food and Great Service. Our waiter Scott made our meal fantastic by taking the time to really understand what we were looking for in our meal. Perfection!

Thank cecelola1
Dublin, Ireland
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at Carmines without a reseravation, we were greater by the friendliest hostess. Great start to a wonderful evening. The restaurants is a great place to go if you want to people watch, this place is alive. We had a selection of wonderful starters followed by fantastic mains. We had a great memorable evening, thanks to all at Carmines.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is incredible and authentic Italian. The outdoor patio is the place to sit. It is great for people watching and car watching! Lamborghini, Ferrari, Etc are common place at the valet desk (16.00 to valet park) .

Thank Matt B
Medina, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Chicago for a Rugby match, and arrived just after the Cubs victory parade. Despite being very busy, our party of 3 was seated almost immediately. Our server Danny was very helpful and welcoming and provided excellent dinner suggestions. All three of us enjoyed our dinners. Again, despite being busy, there was no attempt to rush us to... More 

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on the move
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143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner at Carmine's. It was busy but not too noisy and the service was excellent and we were not rushed. We enjoyed some margaritas before our meal of fresh oysters, fillet steak and seafood risotto, accompanied by oregano potatoes and a couple of glasses of wine. All dishes were generous and well prepared. My 12oz fillet... More 

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Berkeley, California
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499 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I’m not particularly impressed. The service was fine and I like the setting/locale but the food was sort of bland Italian. I’ll concede I am not Italian expert but I remain underwhelmed by the quality of the marinara and other pasta options on offer here. The meatballs were just okay. The walnut cake was fine and the spumoni was actually... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Carmine's is the best! FAMILY style. HIGH quality. Nick GM is like family. Carlo was very nice as well.

Thank Todd W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
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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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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