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1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227
+1 312-988-7676
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (90 reviews)
“brick chicken” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in a party of 7. We got a great table. The staff was excellent. We all ate pasta dishes. Sometimes the basics are best - Spaghetti with meatballs and Italian sausage was great. The lasange was superb - a huge portion. No problem...More

Thank Chippy2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate at Carmine's last week as we have done many times before. The service was good, the food was fair, and the Rush Street location was extremely convenient. But I made a critical mistake. After reviewing the menu and hearing the specials, I ordered...More

1  Thank Jim L
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's very busy popular restaurant with indoor /outdoor seating. The food is very good with large portions. We went with Children.They didn't do a specific kids menu but they did accommodate for their choice of food which the kids loved. The staff are very welcoming...More

Thank Jorickhols
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant came highly recommended by a staff member at my hotel, which was just a few blocks away, so I went there solo for dinner. That meant there was no one to share one of the huge portions of food for which Carmine's is...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 1 week ago

If the weather is nice, it is worth it to sit out on the patio. Rush street provides it's own entertainment if like to watch well dressed people driving very nice cars. Our meal was terrific. The seafood selections were impressive. We would go again!

Thank frankoma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a large group and had reservations for a Saturday night. The restaurant was packed. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Huge portions, great service, great atmosphere with live piano player.

Thank Nina O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first trip to Carmine's so we did not know what to expect. It's a really adorable atmosphere in a hopping location. We had reservations at 5:30 pm because we were going to an 8 pm performance at Second City. By the way,...More

Thank cmarq85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks great from the outside. Ridiculous portions, so much food is wasted. A fellow custmer knocked over my son's water glass as she squeezed into her seat. The staff left us all with a soaking wet table cloth and all covered in water, no extra...More

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, decent wine list, and top-notch service. We were seated outside when it look like rain and our server ask if we wanted to move inside. We said we were fine since it was just a light drizzle. Five minutes later he came back...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved Carmines. Lively, fun, the meals were delicious, and the staff was great. The servings are very large, we split portions and still had leftover food. Sit outside, the people watching is fun.

1  Thank _saccart
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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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
8 August 2016|
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1 July 2016|
Response from Raphael L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have vegetarian entrees: penne or rigatoni ala vodka, eggplant parmeasan, and also large caprese salad that can be accompanied by some bruschetta or meatless pizza bread. I cannot comment on the "gluten free... 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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