Carriage House
Carriage House

Carriage House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.carriagehousechicago.com/
  • Phone: 7733849700x
  • Hours of Operation:



    Small Bites & Punches: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm-5pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Late
    Brunch: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 2pm

    On Sunday evenings Carriage House hosts a family-style Fried Chicken Supper. For $30, guests can enjoy an unlimited amount of our delicious fried chicken and lowcountry sides.
  • Payment Options:
  • 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.
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Carriage House reviews from OpenTable diners
138 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (89)great for outdoor dining (77)neighborhood gem (72)great for brunch (62)good for groups (59)special occasion (34)hot spot (28)romantic (20)great for lunch (16)kid-friendly (15)scenic view (8)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were served raw cold chicken as our app. Our server only came to see us once in 20 minutes. We left because our drinks never came to us. No apologies from anyone not did management ever come to our table the entire 30 minutes we were waiting. We couldn't even order entrees. Extremely unorganized and rude staff. With no management in site
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  • Southern Charm
    Heidi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Being from the south I felt the need to finally give this place a try and boy am I glad I did! It has great southern comfort food, but I can only speak for the brunch menu. I had my 2nd favorite shrimp and grits just behind eating it in Charleston and my mom's chicken and biscuit was oh so yummy (large but yummy). The feel of the place is really great with the typical southern porch for semi outside dinning. My only complaint was that they didn't have iced tea! Based on how good the food was, I can forgive them for this minor oversight. I can't wait to go back and try the dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I could eat their fried chicken for every meal, were it not for the increased risk of a heart attack. Also, the mushroom/truffle/egg dish is outstanding. The cocktails are pretty out there, if you're into that sort of thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Southern Style
    lovetodine
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Delicious Southern style food with a twist. Wonderful flavors, beautiful presentation. Rustic charm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious but PRICEY
    TruFoodie1
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The menu offerings are unique and tremendously delicious........at a very high cost. I had 1 drink, 2 appetizers and an entree. With a 18% tip it cost nearly $80. The portions were all very small......but excellent. Asking $26 for a small pork entrée in an area loaded with good restaurants is a bit presumptuous to say the least; no matter how it's prepared. Nevertheless, I will most likely go back sometime with a friend or two so I can sample more items without getting beat up on the check. Sadly, while the food is incredible, this is definitely not the place to eat if you're alone. Unless, of course you're a Kennedy or Rockefeller. Great concept but not realistic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service so inconsistent
    misszee
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Very bad for us this day in particular (waited 15 minutes to be acknowledged). Appetizer came with entree... bill came before we were ready to leave... Food as always was good, unique.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Always love coming here
    Tyler
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Came here for brunch with friends and had an amazing meal. Make sure to eat the shrimp n grits!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Sexy with Southern Charm
    chicagosully
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This place was amazing. I have been trying to get in for months and so excited we got a table. We were greeted by a very friendly host and requested to sit outside. Our server, Elise was so insightful on the wine and cocktail menu and helped us make brilliant decisions. We relaxed with drinks while we studied the menu. The manager, Zach, came over to welcome us and was incredibly kind telling us what was great and made us feel very special. We ordered the oyster appetizer and the fried green tomatoes. Both were AMAZING. Our entrees, the pork shoulder and the grouper were outstanding. Please know I don't get excited about food but this was beyond my expectations. I will be back.. many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CHICKEN!
    defaultdiner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our dining experience (first time here at random) was exceptional. We ate outside on a perfect Sunday night. Ordered the fried chicken dinners. Everything was surprisingly awesome. If you have an affection for fried chicken, this was good stuff. Thick, crunchy breading. Juicy tender chicken. Perfectly seasoned. Sides were great, esp the cole slaw.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culture Merge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Interesting concept: high brow southern meets Spanish tapas! We were encouraged to share small dishes of wonderful concoctions (sauteed oyster mushroom and marinated ramps over grits with a poached egg) but my partner doesn't do that. (unless I have Shrimp and Broccoli with Walnut Sauce). After the She Crab Soup, my "small" dish was PLENTY. There were lots of interesting things on the menu. Our small sampling of it indicated very rich food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Hard to choose among all the tasty options, but everything we tried was topnotch, including the La Colombe french press coffee. Their indoor/outdoor space in front is a nice respite from the heat, while still feeling like you are outside. Cool decor, and great service round out a totally satisfying experience. Their Dinner menu is a winner as well!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic!
    DJB8854
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Read about it inthe NYT and it was great. Crab dip, shrimp and grits, and truffle mushoom and egg dishes were amazing. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Southern Food in Chicago
    susanVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This is my favorite southern food place in chicago. There are not too many that I know of; so I come here for the mushroom grits and low country boil.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • low country, high ratings
    Ruth
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Recently had a excellent dining experience at Carriage House. Summer dining outside can be a harrowing experience. Too hot, too cold, chance of rain and in the city too noisy (street noise). We were seated in the "porch" area at the restaurant. All the issues of outdoor eating faded away. Quiet, comfortable and even on a hot night the fans would probably do a great job. The food was finger lickin' good particularly the Fried Chicken Thigh and the skillet corn bread and several other small plates. We did encounter a problem with our entrees which came out almost 20 minutes apart but the management was on top of the situation and apologized profusely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Laid back vibe with great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Always a solid choice when looking for cuisine that's a step apart from standard American fare. Low country boil a personal favorite
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love It!
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I've been to the Carriage House a number of times now and it continues to grow in my estimation. I love the small plate options. They are creative, innovative, and delicious. The low country boil is a must whenever I dine there. I will definitely be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious occasion restaurant
    ShelbyL
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Carriage House always treats me well! I'm from Charleston, SC, so I love the southern-inspired dishes. This time I had the she-crab soup and shared the lowcountry boil. The she-crab soup was very different take on the southern classic. It may have had wayyy too much sherry. It still found it tasty. The lowcountry boil was fantastic and the perfect amount for two people. I would have swapped the fennel for onions, though. Anyway, great service as always!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow pace
    Sammi
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    It wasn't that bad. But it absolutely didn't meet my expectation from those review I read. We went for the family style Sunday fried chicken supper which is such a lovely idea. But it took quite awhile for the food to come out. Furthermore, we got our drinks after the food is served. Boo.... The server was friendly and nice. But he spent most of his time inside the restaurant doing you know what.... We probably would spend more on the drinks, if he came by more often. The chicken was crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. Quite tasty if you like something salty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    YbokVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had a great Sunday night dinner. Food was terrific and service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Very eclectic menu. Lots of fun items on the menu along with inventive Bloody Mary's. Overall I'd put this on your list!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dat french toast
    nomcat
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The brunch was amazing. The smoked chicken wings were well prepared. The sauce for the french toast was the best I've ever had. The beignets were ok. The espresso sauce that came with the beignets were too powerful. So I dipped the beignets with the mysterious awesome sauce that came with the french toast. It worked out amazingly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Unique and tasty brunch
    Live2brunchVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A great brunch find. Service was outstanding and very helpful. Their specialty drinks Amazing!!!! The food selection was great and everything we ordered was amazing and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Awesome Restaurant Experience!!!
    Apearl
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My friend and I split several small plates. Each was delicious. Our server was very helpful answering questions and helping us to choose plates. Each plate was amazingly delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MY FAVORITE
    Maria
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I can't say enough about carriage house to make it seem as amazing as it really is. Food, people, venue...I mean, it's perfection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Love it!
    KhillVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We live down the street, so we end up here all the time and it is always great! Went with a group of 8 girlfriends and they all loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    mmarto711VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Family took me for Father's Day brunch. The food was really good and I would like to go back for dinner sometime. I had requested an outdoor table when I made the reservation, but it was never mentioned when we checked in and we were sat in their porch area which was totally enclosed except for the open doors. That was really the only disappointment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience!
    Samantha
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I made a reservation at Carriage House for my husband's birthday. This was the first time that we had dined at this restaurant, and it exceeded our expectations! The food was delicious, and the service was great! I would definitely recommend the chicken wings. They were the best that I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've got to stop eating here...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I come here for convenience. The food is always too salty, like painfully salty. This was my third try dining here, and my last.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very limited brunch menu
    sandiVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had a good meal here for a Saturday brunch, but wasn't aware that there wasn't a lunch menu or anything that wasn't fried available. The fried green tomatoes were good, but it was the only thing I was feeling on the menu. I will not return for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average overall
    CaitlinTVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We've now dined at Carriage House four times. While the service has always been slow and disappointing, the ambiance usually makes up for it. The restaurant is clean and comfortable, and we love sitting in the semi-outdoor or outdoor space whenever possible. (It doesn't hurt that we're only a 10 minute walk away either.) As for the food, I really like Southern cuisine and I've enjoyed several dishes here, but we usually have some "misses" during each meal. Some of my favorite dishes include the hushpuppies, crab dip, pork shoulder hash, cornbread, fried green tomatoes, and fried chicken thigh - these are always excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing
    AJAYVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Was expecting some inspired Southern fare in Chicago. Instead all we got was an average to below average meal and extremely extremely slow service. Everyone around us was also experiencing the same so it likely was systematic. The only bright side to the meal was the mushroom dish with grits and the pork belly. Portion sizes on the small plates are... well small.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was amazing. Service was average. Friendly staff, but not very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Fave!
    Maria
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I love me some Carriage House! It's been my favorite restaurant since I found it! The staff is lovely and personable, the food is always on par, and the bartender is very skilled. I will say that it's difficult for people with dietary restrictions...no vegan friendly, or lactose-free options are available.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Brunch
    napastyle
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The Brunch was great. A very robust menu with something to please everyone. Freshly squeezed OJ was excellent. Great outdoor seating area and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carriage House= Delicious&Adorable
    marybiscuit
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My girlfriends and I went to Carriage House for brunch on a Saturday morning. It was not over crowded (or crowded at all in fact) and we were given an outdoor table immediately. The french press coffee was delicious and brought out quickly, our server gave us great suggestions for food (and had a cute accent)--I got the chicken and biscuits which were really good, and a new take on traditional chicken & biscuits, my friend got the truffle mushroom dish which was also really tasty. I would definitely suggest this restaurant to any one for a date, a morning meal, a lunch, or even dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Shrimp and Grits!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant - lovely decor. Great service - everyone was super friendly from the moment we walked in until we paid the bill. I had the shrimp and grits. It was phenomenal. My husband had the fried green tomatoes - it wasn't bad but could not compare to the shrimp and grits. I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great looking restaurant
    misszee
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    our server was excellent and very passionate about the food (always a good sign). Generally we were a little underwhelmed by the quality of the food (specifically the appetizers). The boil and the roast entrees were both good though. This is my 2nd time there... had similar experence the first time. I think I need to try brunch. My guess is that the better reviews come from the brunch menu...
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    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    Jenniee
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The décor was beautiful. The food was amazing! The johnnycake, French toast and grits are not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carriage House
    Larry
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Really enjoyed the Carriage House. Food was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    RobynWB
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a mother's day brunch for those of use who have lost our mothers. The Carriage House was cheerful, filled with families having fun and the perfect spot for this occasion. The food was great and the waitstaff was very professional and friendly. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.