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#80 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
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Gold Coast
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1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227 (Bellvue)
+1 312-988-7676
11:00 - 00:00
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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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Copper Harbor Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped for the afternoon and ended up spending the entire afternoon grazing and watching the Chicago street scene. The food is upscale and a little pricy but woth the location. Cars Cars Cars Lambo,Porche,ferrari.... If you want great Italian food and a great place to watch people this is the joint. Manager stopped by to apologize for a delay... More 

Thank dan h
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Carmine's was highly recommended so we visited on a recent Sunday evening. The service and ambiance were very nice. Entree and pasta and dessert portion size was so big that two could easily split them. The prices are quite high for Italian food-the penne pasta dish was not exceptional and not well seasoned.

Thank Elizabeth K
Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a great area with several bars & other restaurants in close proximity. Menu is straight forward but diverse enough to provide a nice selection of options. Food tasted good, was presented well & served rather quickly. Portion sizes are very large so not suitable for a quick, light meal unless intending to share.

Thank mids0uthtraveler
Marlton, New Jersey
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152 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My colleagues and I just dined at Carmines, and none of us were disappointed. Inside, you may think you are actually in Italy. I had linguine with crab and lobster red sauce. It was delicious. My three companions all had something different and they cleaned their plates. The portions were very large! Drinks were excellent and the wait staff was... More 

Thank kkrezz
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270 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good Italian food in the happening part of Chicago. Service is good and the food is tasty. The portions are large so better to share or not order a lot. Good vegetarian options.

Thank MooresRoad
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Daughter lives minutes from here so we eat here quite regulary. Been here for brunch, lunch and dinner. Always excellent food and old school charm. Service is top notch. Very attentive.. White tableclothes and always using crumb scrappers to clear mess is a nice touch. Last night we had the salmon and a special of shrimp scampi. Actaully one of... More 

Thank Livewire2014
Aurora, Illinois
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253 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic Chicago bar and restaurant. Old school cool. Great martinis! Hearty Italian dishes you come to expect from a Chicago Italian Steakhouse. Get in right at happy hour to beat the rush.

Thank terrasea
Yankton, South Dakota
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot of good choices for dining in Chicago but finding one with the right cuisine, atmosphere, location and pricing is still challenging. Carmine's was a great selection. The menu has a wide range of Italian cuisine in an authentic old town setting. Our selections of braised short rib ravioli and shrimp risotto were wonderful. The service was... More 

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Corinth, Texas
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not eat here, but heard the had music on Friday nights, so we went to listen to music and have a drink. Our bartender was fantastic. I wish I could remember her name and the entertainment was excellent. He sang a lot of the old Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc. hits. Definitely worth going to.

Thank LCJones629
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't think it is even possible to have a bad meal or experience at a Carmine's. if you did, its not their fault! We had absolutely superior service that was second to none. The food was absolutely out of this world. Veal milanesae on the bone was my entree with a delicious arugula and tomato salad. For an appetizer... More 

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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
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, 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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