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Carmichaels Steakhouse
Carmichaels Steakhouse

Carmichaels Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carmichaelsteakhouse.com/menu/
  • Phone: (312) 433-0025
  • 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 (312) 226-7018
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Service was a bit slow, but the food was very good."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "An amazing dining experience. Experience. I had the 24 ounce porterhouse, peppercorned, and it was incredible."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food and service are superb and the quite residential setting makes the outdoor option even more enjoyable."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Great food, great service! Too many good dishes to name, but the lobster tempura is a must have appetizer."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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,"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Lovely late afternoon meal with a group of friends. Terrific food, terrific service. Can't wait to do it again"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Always amazing! Tried different entrees than usual and we were still thrilled!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great food. Great Service. Great atmosphere. Have been there at least a dozen times and will keep returning."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!!"
    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"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Couldn't be a better place for great steaks and wonderful, attentive service."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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"
    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"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Nice dinner in a very warm and welcoming restaurant. I would return."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "wonderful food and great outdoor dining. a perfect combination"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Want the hexagon steakhouse experience without having to pay NYC prices? Carmichael's is your place! Great value. Also try the apple pie in a brown paper bag."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Probably one of the top place in Chicago for outdoor dining. Food was very good although my steak was medium rather than medium rare it was an excellent cut of meat and very juicy and edible. Sides were typical sharable size of Chicago Steakhouse. Asparagus was excellent. Great carrot cake!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Such a lovely place to have a great, basic dinner with only enough frills to make it above ordinary. Loved my tenderloin salad, everyone else enjoyed their steaks and the environment was perfect."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It's unfortunate but the food and the service are just average, and for the price of the lobster and the bone in filet you can get much better meals elsewhere. I used to consider this place one of my fav's too. Hopefully it was just a one time mixup but none of the good we ordered really blew my mind...other than the French onion soup. That was excellent. The oysters, muscles, lobster, and the steak were average at best. The lobster was actually disappointing. Overcooked and flavorless."
    Dined on 7/5/2014