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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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1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited from out of town and was looking for a classic Chicago spot. It was a sunny Sunday and wanted a great brunch, we found it. Carmine’s offers everything from great food and drink to excellent service and ambiance. It is located in an excellent...More

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great group dinner appetizers were amazing, big meat balls and great pasta done right. We got an assortment of desserts for t he whole table cut on small pieces for every one to try, exceptional service.

Thank Antonio B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on its location to my hotel and previous reviews I chose Carmine's. It was a great choice. There was no wait to get in. The waitstaff were all great--friendly, nice, and helpful in selecting wine and food. The minestrone soup was fabulous. It was...More

Thank Todd Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on a recent trip to Chicago, we made reservations for a Friday night dinner at Carmine's on Rush Street. It was within easy walking distance from the Sofitel Hotel, where we were staying. The restaurant was crowded, but we were greeted with a smile...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carmines is very welcoming with delicious entrees and very friendly staff. Excellent wine list and entrees that are like homemade Italian for those who grew up in Italian homes. Fantastic location with shopping and night life nearby and great hotels.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted and had our choice of dining rooms - Bar side or Garden side. We choose the Garden - a touch more formal and brighter, though a tad cool, but comfortable. Service was prompt and friendly. Great menu with something for every taste...More

Thank DFitzP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several of us attended a private dinner party at Carmine's, and a wonderful time was had by all. The room on the second floor provided a warm and welcoming venue, and the food and service were super. The small lamb chop appetizers were excellent; one...More

Thank Charleston_WVMike
Reviewed 4 February 2018

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 26 January 2018 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 23 January 2018 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
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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4 February 2018|
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Response from Jim A | Reviewed this property |
casual to business casual
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, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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