Carmichaels Steakhouse
Carmichaels Steakhouse

Carmichaels Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carmichaelsteakhouse.com/menu/
  • Phone: 3124330025
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Dean Eliacostas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Carmichael's Chicago Steak House has 3 private dining rooms to host groups from 6 to 100 guests and a beautiful outdoor courtyard that will accommodate up to 200 guests. The entire restaurant can be bought out for groups as well for a full Chicago blowout. From weddings and rehearsal dinners to pre-game team outings, Carmichael's places our experienced and professional staff at your service.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Roche 3122267018
  • Special Events: Mothers Day May 9 we will open at 1:00 and we will be serving our regular menu and a special mothers day menu. Make your reservations. The patio will be open however it is seated on a First come basis.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monroe and Aberdeen
  • Public Transit: Take #20 Madison St. bus and get off at the Aberdeen Stop and walk south on Aberdeen.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet at the restaurant. FREE shuttle service to and from the United Center.
A word from Carmichaels Steakhouse
Carmichael's is a true gem located in the revived West loop. It is old Chicago with real style. A phenomenal culinary experience with a fabulous outdoor patio and a hearty Steakhouse dining room. With scrumptious bread baskets and beer cheese, to mouth watering BBQ shrimp and most delicious Certified Angus Beef Steaks. Of course no meal is complete without the delectable desserts our Chef prepares. Our centrally located restaurant is right off 290 and 94, complimentary Valet parking for every guest who dines at the restaurant. Located just a few blocks from the Opera House and the Theater district, a few minutes to the United Center, it is always nice to take advantage of our complimentary Carmichael's shuttle to and from all events at the United Center. Within Carmichael's we have 3 private dining rooms ranging in size for special and private dining. The comfortable atmosphere, inviting staff and the impressive dining experience will be one you will only find here at Carmichael's.
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Carmichaels Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
216 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (127)neighborhood gem (115)special occasion (109)good for groups (76)romantic (62)fit for foodies (46)great for lunch (45)notable wine list (41)kid-friendly (32)vibrant bar scene (20)hot spot (19)great for brunch (18)scenic view (17)late-night find (15)Show More
  • Good food
    Sheri
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was very tasty! A bit pricey but worth it. 10 oz filet should be butterflied so done at med+ the first time it comes out, had to send back for additional cooking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Filet mignon was delicious. Side portions were generous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have been going to Carmichaels for years and every time my husband and I go it's always delicious. We celebrated his birthday and everything was perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best patio in town!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Always great food and summer is the best imd to go. The patio is beautiful and the steaks perfect. The wait staff is also professional and friendly. The perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Goodfood
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    love this place have an excellent fruit salad and the dressing gives it an even better taste. purchased one to take home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food and Service
    pickyeater
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Four of us dined. At the end of the meal my brother-in-law remarked, "I have a new favorite steak house. The steak was done perfectly and melted in my mouth." 3 of the 4 of us had steak. All had a similar experience. The other dish ordered was the Tilapia. Excellent service from the wait staff and hostess made the evening even better. The tempura lobster was excellent as an appetizer. The only downside was the house merlot. It tasted like it had probably been opened the night before. The outdoor sitting area is quiet, well landscaped, and makes it hard to believe you're less than 10 blocks from the very center of a world class city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • platemate
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Service was a bit slow, but the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's good
    Kdmcca
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Everything was good but nothing was great. We enjoyed the food and the great round booth but the server was a bit annoying and the room needed music.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Cherdinesout
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had a lovely meal with very good service. The restaurant wasn't crowded since we ate later in the evening on weekday but we were very comfortable and not rushed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful outdoor area
    Mary
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Sitting outside in the heart of the city, you will feel as if you are in the country! Beautiful flowers and ambiance. Free valet parking is a real plus.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JonG
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    An amazing dining experience. Experience. I had the 24 ounce porterhouse, peppercorned, and it was incredible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carmichaels
    Benny
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This steak house literally stands alone on this mostly residential street. The bar is a happening place and the restaurant is reminiscent of typical Chicago Chophouses in the 40 and 50s. The foo. d is delicious. I loved the lobster tempura
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonable excellence
    drchese
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food and service are superb and the quite residential setting makes the outdoor option even more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent, as usual
    scrwabash
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is one of our go-to places in the city for special events, meeting friends, etc. Great service, excellent wine choices, and of course, outstanding steaks. We hope Carmichael's is here for many more years!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    BigPapi
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    On a beautiful evening enjoyed a terrific dinner outside at Carmichael's. Bone-in rib eye was very good and prepared to my specifications. My wife said her tilapia was excellent. Wine choices were good. Had plenty of food to take home and enjoy the next day. Service was good. An excellent place to enjoy outdoor dinning. Will definitely return again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good experience
    WallycatVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have dined here many times and it's always good. The service is great and it is a great place to go befpre going to a concert. My husband had a steak and I had the scallops. Our food was very good. The wine list is great and there are always good choices for cocktails. Very happy with our dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad night
    TDub725
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This experience was disappointing. I've eaten at Carmichaels before and enjoyed the food. The service was also great. This evening we decided to eat outdoors. The service was slow, attention was poor, and the waitress asked us if we decided on our food prior to telling us what the specials were. In fact, I had to ask her for the specials. My date ordered a lobster tail at market price and I had the meatloaf. After waiting 40 minutes our food arrived. The 16oz lobster tail was dried completely. We told our waitress about the lobster tail and she offered 1/2 off the price. Why should anyone pay 1/2 on dried food? I was offended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place
    smiley
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went for our anniversary and it was amazing! The food was good too and our waitress was as sweet as can be. One of the must trys in my opinion is their fruit salad and chilli for a starter. FYI, you can also get the salads in individual sizes although its not listed on the menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carmichael's never dissapoints...
    Src70
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Fabulous food, staff, chef who is in touch with his clientele. Scenery is always where I want to be, inside or out on the patio. Valet and shuttle to shows and sports tops off the service and quality.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie21VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great food, great service! Too many good dishes to name, but the lobster tempura is a must have appetizer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit off their game
    TcoatVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been the Carmichael's a number of times in the past three years, preferring the bar to the dining room and outside seating whenever available because the courtyard is lovely. Usually order the rib eye, but went with the porterhouse to change things up and disappointed to say that the steak (ordered medium) arrived just short of well-done, particularly the filet side (so you know the strip side was overcooked). Steak was still edible and as my wife's Bison was cooked perfectly I mentioned to the waiter but did not want to send back and throw off the timing of our evening.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WOW!!!!
    Faust
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service was excellent, the wait staff was right on the money from seating us to serving us. with a smile. the food was outstanding!!!!! we tried ( my wife and I ) the lobster tempura, that alone was a meal, the steak was wonderful, the PEI mussels outstanding!(for those who don`t know PEI stands for Prince Edward Island) my family would vacation there, the best mussels in the world. We will go definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful outdoor seating
    NadineYVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    enjoyed our meal at carmichaels with a groupon. unfortunately the restaurant will be closing soon. they have a wonderful, large patio with lots of greenery; one of the best outdoor restaurant seating areas in the city. lots of space between tables, on a quiet tree-lined residential street. definitely hard to find another place like this. food was average in my opinion, filet mignon was well-cooked and seasoned, brussels sprouts were not flavored enough. shrimp was somewhat overcooked. dessert was fantastic--huge warm chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. if the restaurant wasn't set to close, i'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • will be back
    legitlove
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Service was fast.servers were nice. Food was amazing. The steaks were so tender we couldnt stop eating. The prices were reasonable. For two it was around 150 and that was with drinks. Highly recommend. Just note you dont have to dress up for this place either. Just come in casual. Carmichael ill be back!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best food, pretty patio
    LP21VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We've been here several times, as we live in the neighborhood. The food is not great compared to other steakhouses in the city (our steaks were all overcooked this time), but they have a pretty outdoor patio. Wine mark-up is high, and in general the food is overpriced. Service is not the most sophisticated, but they were quick. Can find good Groupon or other discount coupons to make this more affordable. The cheddar dip for the bread is good, and so is the creamed spinach and lava cake dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak!!
    BirdieVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A lovely patio area outside the restaurant allowed us to enjoy our meal. Great service on a busy night. Our waitress was most helpful in suggesting sharing the larger steaks. Sides are very generous, especially onion rings,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Blueberry6
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Lovely late afternoon meal with a group of friends. Terrific food, terrific service. Can't wait to do it again
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chicago Classic
    LizzieG
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Always amazing! Tried different entrees than usual and we were still thrilled!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • astro
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Fabulous filet. Just melts in your mouth. But I really go for the apple pie baked in a brown paper bag. Soooo good. I bring 1/2 home and enjoy for two more days just to extend the pleasure!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belcher's b-day
    Kelt
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Nice environment enjoyed a beautiful sunny evening. We ordered lobster it was not fresh as a matter of fact the lobster was soft and mushy. Would not recommend their seafood.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaks R Us
    Depch
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great food. Great Service. Great atmosphere. Have been there at least a dozen times and will keep returning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Experience
    CEO2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I ask a friend for recommendations for dinner on my anniversary, he recommended Carmicheals. Wonderful recommendation! I was sold from valet, to the front desk, the server, and the bar. My wife and I love the restaurant! It has become one of our few favorite restaurants! Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happyeater 1
    happyeater1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    staff was very friendly waiter Arturo pointed out all the specials, drinks and food were promptly served and steaks were perfectly cooked. My wife and I are very pleased with our experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Chicago Steakhouse . . .
    CarlaVZVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    we did the new york strip al forno and the porterhouse with garlic and herb butter . . . they were delicious, as were the garlic mashed and brussell sprouts. if you are looking for the steak house experience, this is a great place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Being from Iowa there is nothing I like better than a great steak and knowing Chicago is noted for great steakhouses I wasn't disappointed with Carmichaels. We were staying at a friends condo not far away and didn't want to travel to far so we took the chance and we weren't disappointed my husbands bone in ribeye was perfectly prepared and I had the crab legs that just fell out of the shell no fighting for a bite and was seasoned so you really didn't need lemon or butter. There was outdoor seating and though the weather was perfect we sat indoors enjoying watching the families outside in a park like atmosphere. I always enjoy coming to Chicago to try there many wonderful restaurants and once again I wasn't disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cookie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Couldn't be a better place for great steaks and wonderful, attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peggyo383
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Had a lovely experience dining outside on Monday, July 14. The steaks were exceptional, perfectly cooked and the crust was delicious. We had lemon cake for dessert which was very different and will recommend to everyone. The weather was beautiful, temperate and breezy. The service was adequate. I wasn't quite sure who our server was...we seemed to have two. The only down side was some kind of music/noise coming from the gazebo beyond the flower boxes. The sound was discordant and loud but did tone down after a a while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our waiter seem to be in a hurry most of the time--certainly did not make for a relaxed dining experience. 4 people should not be seated at a table for 4 because space is very limited at this table. Entrees are expensive and sides should be included---this would also free up table space if sides were served on the same plate. Nice that there is free parking
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our new favorite steakhouse
    mrswave
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I went with two of our teens for a celebration dinner. The valet service was prompt and efficient. We were seated immediately though we were about 10 minutes early for our reservation. The view of the garden area was lovely and added to the ambiance. Our server was fantastic, always right there when we needed anything. The food was fantastic. My husband thought the Baked French Onion Soup was a bit too salty, but the kids and I didn't agree. FTR - the homemade beer cheese spread is NOT "Cheez Whiz" as some other reviewers have snarked. It does have a distinctive beer flavor though. Salads are definitely share-able in size, as are the sides. The steaks were all cooked to perfection, crusts heavenly. Very good dining experience
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening out.
    CafeyVino22VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Nice dinner in a very warm and welcoming restaurant. I would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.