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Carriage House
Carriage House

Carriage House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.carriagehousechicago.com/
  • Email: info@carriagehousechicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 384-9700
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Late
    Brunch: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 2pm

    On Sunday evenings Carriage House hosts a family-style supper. For $30, guests can enjoy an unlimited amount of our low country offerings.

    April 13 - Pig Picking
    Sides: white bread and rolls, collard greens, hush puppies, onion rings, mac and cheese, slaw, cornbread, squash casserole, pickles, and an array of house barbecue sauces
    Dessert: vanilla pudding with house vanilla wafers

    April 20 - Oyster Roast
    Sides: fried oysters, saltine crackers, slaw, hoagies for po'boys, hush puppies, mac and cheese, Hoppin' John, peel and eat shrimp, corn muffins, pickles, and hot sauce
    Dessert: hummingbird cake

    April 27 - Low Country Boil
    Sides: cornbread, collard greens, slaw, cucumber salad, hot links, potato salad, toast, pickles, and hot sauce.
    Dessert: seasonal cobbler
  • Cuisine: Low Country, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Mark Steuer
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Paulina Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Carriage House
Some of the seating at Carriage House is non-traditional. Every seat, however, allows a unique perspective of the Carriage House experience. If you have any concerns regarding your table, or to check additional availability, please give us call.

From its origins as a tack room to its contemporary incarnation as a hospitable retreat, the Lowcountry Carriage House has evolved from its rustic roots to offer genteel repose-much like Southern culinary culture itself. Our modern carriage house beckons with both intriguing history and fresh inspiration, enfolding visitors in a simpler way of life where a small plate of shrimp and a nip of bourbon are the evening’s star attractions. Find this culinary excursion in chef Mark Steuer’s menu at Chicago’s own Carriage House, bringing “down south” up north.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "After many recommendations, I finally decided to bump this up on my dinner list. Low Country Oyster Roast: Delicious. You can't skip this. Smoked Beef Pot Roast: Good, but wasn't blown away by this dish. Crispy Braised Pork Belly: Another great dish."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The beignets are great, especially the sauce! The french toast is also amazing. This is probably a great place to sit outside, but it was too cold when we were there. Maybe next time!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We dined here on Saturday 4/12. Service was very good. A bit slow but we were in no hurry. The food was very good but the menu was too limited for me. There were four entrees to choose from and about sixteen small plates to augment the entree. I found that to be somewhat of a confusing concept. If there were equal options for entrees and small plates or no options for entrees but just small plates I think it would have made more sense. I believe the ambiance was not on the top of their list but it was far from bad. In a nutshell- they do a nice job all around which is hard to come by these days. Was it so spectacular that I can't wait to return? No, but I'll go back at some point."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Good update on classic southern lowcountry food. Loved the shrimp and grits and the corn bread. Low country boil was delicious. Would definitely go back. Liked the decor a lot."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My boyfriend went for dinner last Friday and were extremely impressed with everything! Our waiter was very knowledgable and helpful. The food was incredible -strongly suggest the fried green tomatoes and the pork chop (comes with a fried egg on top and grits -amazing combination). Also enjoyed a couple of their craft whiskey cocktails -again delicious! The ambience was great too, the decor and lighting make for a very cool atmosphere. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "great coffee, great cocktails, finger-licking good food."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I ate here for Brunch on a Friday. It was not very crowded and the food and service was outstanding. I'd go back here once a week, if I could."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Good spot for fried food bonanza although my small portion of sautéed fish was also very good. Hush puppies disappointing but other appetizers were delicious."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "INSANE BRUNCH! Sorghum French toast, chicken & biscuit, bacon, coffee. Done."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Finally got around to Carriage House. Well worth it. Everything we had was good. Some dishes had interesting tastes and I'm glad I ordered them. But I wouldn't order some of them again. Basically, for some of the dishes, you need to come in with an experienced palate - something I do not possess. Otherwise, the Hush Puppies and Shrimp&Grits were phenomenal. Great service. Great times."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "There is not a bad dish on the menu, nor a bad attitude from the staff. Clientele is eclectic. Great atmosphere, bit on the "hard-to-hear" side; could do without the background music as the many conversations give it just the right mood. Go. Like me, you'll go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Thought this place would be amazing, didn't live up to expectations."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Very good tasting and imaginative approach to traditional meals and ways of presenting.Shrimp and grits,luscious and on the traditional side,contrasted with light and colorful pickled squash salad. Mouthwatering pork shoulder's sizable portion can really set one up for a night on town . I went there to celebrate birthday of a dear friend in end of January 2014,middle of Restaurant Week in Chicago.The hostess was very accommodating and polite, as well as the lady who helped my table with the great recommendation of drinks and food . No surprise, this place is well talked around town. With food like that and great service hopefully will stay in Chicago for good."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Brunch is awesome!! The food is delicious and the best brunch I've had in Chicago. The chicken and biscuit is so good! The shrimp and grits are amazing. The donuts are awesome as well. Everything we have tried there is great for brunch. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Have been to carriage house about five times or so. The food is very well thought out. There's a lot of care that goes into each dish and you can tell that the good is something the kitchen really has passion for. Service is always very friendly and welcoming. Excellent place."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The dinner was fantastic, the fried chicken thigh is one of the best I've had. Highly recommended to anyone interested in small plates."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We loved the location and the atmosphere. Service was great. The food does not, however, offer very many healthy options. Fried green tomatoes was the only vegetable-based appetizer/salad option! A lot of the other food was heavy. Comfort food indeed, but I would like more light, healthy options. Southern cookin' ain't all heavy."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I am in love with the cuisine and decor of this beautiful restaurant, but I find it so overpriced that I can rarely go. The atmosphere and dishes are wonderfully reminiscent of the south, both tasteful and nostalgic. It's just so unreasonably expensive that I won't go anymore :( me and my friend spent 16 dollars on two cups of coffee each this weekend!! Ridiculous, unless it's brewed by gifted blind angel nuns"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Do yourself a favor, order the cornbread then re-order after you scarf it down. Everything we orderd at Carriage House was very good. Fried Oysters, Chicken Thigh, Short Ribs, Fried Green Tomatoes,delicious. Our server and the busboy were spot on."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Would highly recommend. Small plates range from small bites to large helpings. The menu items range from traditional to unique, but all are approachable. Cocktails were also delicious and worth the $$."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Nice dinner. Great cocktails. The shrimp and grits were excellent. The boil was authentic. Nothing fancy, just solid food."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Carriage House is a nice break from the norm. Their gussied-up Low Country cuisine is well prepared and something different in a city of burgers and pizza. The shrimp and grits were decent - a little too exotic and saucy in my opinion, but no complaints. The fried chicken thigh was lacking in flavor, until the waiter suggested their medium spicy sauce, which changed the whole dish for the better. Finally, the scallops were absolutely incredible. Perfectly prepared with some crazy flavor combinations and just the right amounts. Please order these and you will be happy."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Everything was great for us. I had no expectations of south gastronomy and I loved it!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great for sharing. Lots of small and large plates all meant to share. The cornbread and the fried chicken thigh were the best small plates and the short rib and pork were great for the large. They make a solid Old Fashioned as well."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Really enjoyed a fun evening at Carriage House. Food was great, service was engaging and helpful, great rec on wine. Back soon"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food and drinks were absolutely WONDERFUL. Our waiter rocked and didn't rush us at all so we got to sit and enjoy the amazing food an ambiance on a special occasion on Saturday night. When we first walked in, there was hardly anybody there, and we were about 10 minutes late for our reservation (I called in advance to let them know we were stuck in traffic). Nevertheless the hostess gave us the stinkeye. Still, the rest of the experience ended up superceding the cool welcome."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I visited this place off a recommendation and I'm so glad I did. We came for brunch on Sunday morning, I had the chicken biscuit and my guest had the braised short rib. Both were outstanding! I felt like I was dining in a friend's home. Will return."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "For a birthday celebration our party of five had a fantastic experience at Carriage House. We go to Charleston often and love low country cooking. Carriage House did not disappoint. Every dish was exquisite. We shared Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp and Grits and the Pickled Acorn Squash Salad. All delicious. Then for our entrees we shared the Wild Caught Flounder, Crispy Pork Shoulder, Low Country Boil and the Beef Short Ribs. I would recommend all these dishes but the most votes for the best came down to Crispy Pork Shoulder and Beef Short Ribs. For dessert we each had a few bites of Apple Cider Donuts. Wonderful."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Ate here about a month ago. Everything, for me, was pretty middle of the road..... not saying anything was bad though. I would probably return."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Loved Carriage House. Went there with the fiance on Friday night & sat at the chef's table for 2, which was pretty neat as we were able to see the chefs prepare several different appetizers and main courses. We ranked our selections in the following order: 1) shrimp and grits (2 large shrimp, so much flavor to the dish) 2) fried chicken thigh (I am not a fried chicken person but this was outstanding) 3) scallops and 4) short ribs supper. The short ribs were good, but reminded my fiance of her dad's pot roast. I made BBQ short ribs for the first time ever last week in a Crock-Pot and mine were better. The tequila punch drink was so good that we ordered a pitcher and our waiter even gave us the cocktail recipe, which was a super nice touch."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We were pretty disappointed since the food here had potential to be outstanding and we had heard good things about this place. However, the amount of salt in everything we tried (fried green tomatoes, cornbread skillet, shrimp gumbo and lowcountry boil) was ridiculous. Everything tasted way too salty and it kind of ruined the food experience for us. I'm not sure if they were over-salting everything to cover something up, or if the chef just prefers an insane amount of salt. However, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. But we won't be returning or recommending it to friends. What a shame!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Service is WONDERFUL, food is great this has quickly become a favorite go to for me."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Most incredible restaurant- takes a very refreshing and lateral approach to preparing classics which assaults the senses in a very compelling way. Difficult to find such a unique dining experience anywhere in London. Crafted and carefully curated menu which resulted in a very memorable Valentine's supper!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We chose this place as we had been to Charleston for a romantic weekend earlier in our lives. The Carriage House brought back all the fun and romance and REALLY AMAZING food we had there. This is a great place, worth the cost, and the amazing combinations."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First time there and I loved it. Will definitely be back there more often not just for special occasions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a nice, unhealthy time at Carriage House. Not as amazing as we'd hoped, but perhaps it was what we ordered. We had too much fried stuff--the fried greet tomatoes (I loved, my husband didn't--lots and lots of cheese), fried chicken thigh (very good), cornbread (did not care for) and the winner of the night, the truffled mushroom, egg and grits--not fried, but a heart attack on a plate. That dish was fabulous. To balance, we had the flounder--very good, but not swoon-worthy. I wish our waiter had steered us to a more balanced dinner. Will try again when it is nice out and can eat outside."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have eaten here a few times and have always been impressed with their food---tasty, comforting, well-presented. From the fried green tomato to the crispy pork shoulder, just delicious. Our waitor on this occasion was a real disappointment. Mostly missing in action for ordering, checking back and getting the check paid at the end. He did a terrible job of explaining the specials, taking our order, getting a second cocktail for one of my friends. In the past I thought the staff was terrific, so hopefully this guy will not be with them for long. The only other thing I would hope for would be a slightly larger dessert selection--3 doesn't seem enough, and who wants pumpkin pie in February?"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Delicious food, adorable settings, super nice staff. Felt like I was in real simple or Martha Stewart or a blog. Cocktails were fun. Music was audible but not overwhelming -- I could easily talk to the people I was with."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We went for Brunch and the dishes seemed well planned and the menu descriptions looked inviting, but the actual dishes were mediocre at best. The flavor of the sauce served with the chicken and bisquit was disappointing and we ate very little of the bisquit which was drenched with it. The shrimp and grits was a little better although the shrimp tasted fishy and was served with the heads on. That would be fine with very fresh shrimp but these were not very appetizing. One diner liked the sauce on the grits, but the other did not."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Our group of 3 shared 2 amazing entrees (flounder & short rib), but I still have the Acorn Squash & Pear salad on my mind. Other appetizers that delighted the tastebuds: Oyster roast and the country fried sweetbreads. I had never had sweetbreads like this. Yum. As a pre-theatre experience, we enjoyed a quiet experience especially on another arctic night. We also skipped the bottle of wine for hand-crafted cocktails. Superb all the way around, but not dining out on a budget."
    Dined on 2/6/2014