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
191 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (116)neighborhood gem (106)special occasion (98)good for groups (80)romantic (54)fit for foodies (52)great for lunch (34)notable wine list (33)kid-friendly (26)hot spot (20)vibrant bar scene (17)scenic view (14)late-night find (10)great for brunch (8)Show More
  • Best steak in chicago, interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Best steak in chicago, interesting wedge and wonderful sides. Service is quick and of high quality. Nice outdoor setting in the summer, interesting interior in the winter. Nice old fashioned bar in the front.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carmichaels was great. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/12/2010
    Carmichaels was great. We were a little surprised at the low amount of people in the restaurant when we arrived, but we were just a little early. By the time we left, there was a large amount of diners and there was an increased level of excitement. Great Food. Great Service. I will definitely go back.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, good wine and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/9/2010
    Great food, good wine and beer selection. Went on a night of a Blackhawks game so it was rocking. Pretty sure that is not the usual scene but I fit in great so I had a blast!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our steaks were very good.
    jomma
    Dined on 2/6/2010
    Our steaks were very good. Our waiter got our orders wrong and they came without the special toppings we had ordered. Ended up getting them on the side. The environment is pleasant, although somewhat noisy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had been to Carmichael's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/6/2010
    I had been to Carmichael's once before and that's why I returned. I was there with 5 other people and we had a great time and great food. It's very warm and cozy inside and the service was friendly and effecient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good steak! no need for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/5/2010
    Very good steak! no need for shirt and tie, no cost valet is a definte plus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • To be fair, it was before
    Walt
    Dined on 2/5/2010
    To be fair, it was before a Hawls game. Food was good,sevice was a ittle lacking due to the crowd. We tried to order early but couldn't find the waoiter. We still got out on time but then had to wait for the car. Too crowded for a nice dinner. Lunches have been great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent pre hawks experience.
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2010
    Excellent pre hawks experience. Steak and wine is great
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Used this location for pre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/3/2010
    Used this location for pre Hockey Game. It was perfect for meeting and being close to our destination. The food was great and the service was even better. Albeit very loud, but this was a hockey crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great for pre-bulls or blackhawk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2010
    great for pre-bulls or blackhawk event. They made sure we got out of there on time
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food and service was
    LakeLife
    Dined on 1/24/2010
    great food and service was outstanding. I wasn't sure about a wine choice but the bar provided me samples of the two bottles
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • My family had a nice time
    JoyH
    Dined on 1/24/2010
    My family had a nice time and everyone vowed to return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and our waiter..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/23/2010
    The food and our waiter.. were EXCELLENT!!! Thank you.. It was our first visit
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I chose Carmichael's Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/15/2010
    I chose Carmichael's Steakhouse to celebrate my birthday. I was not disappointed. I had reservations and when my wife and I arrived, the staff was very cordial and escorted us right in. We enjoyed the before dinner cocktails and appitizers. The main courses were great. We stayed and had after dinner cocktails. All in all, the event was enjoyable and we look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was concerned about the
    SeeMonster
    Dined on 1/14/2010
    I was concerned about the negative reviews that I found online on Carmichaels but took a chance as I had enjoyed dinner there before. I am happy to report that my experiance was great. Service was good, foot was great and we enjoyed ourselves. I had blue cheese bone-in filet and it was fantastic. Cooked perfect and melted in my mouth. We also really enjoyed the Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls and Ahi Tuna appetizers. We did arrive after the hawks game started so service wasn't a problem. I would recommend that if you are looking for a steak joint in this location, you won't go wrong at Carmichaels.
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  • FIVE STARS all the way around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/13/2010
    FIVE STARS all the way around at Carmichaels! From the hostess to the busboy. Very enjoyable dinner!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food. Try the terryaki
    Steve4031VIP
    Dined on 1/13/2010
    Excellent food. Try the terryaki steak sandwich. Cheese that cone with rolls is awesome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing spectacular, but nothing
    DinermeisterVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2010
    Nothing spectacular, but nothing amiss either. Tried the skirt steak; it was decent. My husband had the short rib special and it was YUMMY - very, very tender and delicious flavor. This review is somewhat clouded by the occasion which brought us and our dining companions to the restaurant...the death of a family member of one of the companions. I have a special place in my heart for Carmichael's though; have had a number of really good, reliable meals there, there is a great outdoor patio in the summer, it had a terrific package deal when Cavalia was in town, and the complimentary valet parking is the icing on the cake.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is excellent however
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/9/2010
    The food is excellent however I was shocked at the price of $12 for a Beefeater martini.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carmichaels is truely one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/8/2010
    Carmichaels is truely one of the most under-rate restaurants in Chicago. The food is amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love the service - the steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2010
    love the service - the steaks - the burgers - the staff - the salads - the fish - the desserts...great events and a fun and diverse wine selection keep us coming back again & again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As a steakhouse, we were not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/3/2010
    As a steakhouse, we were not that impressed. I didn't think the steak I had was that great - just a normal steak, a bit tough. The baked potato seemed overcooked. The asparagus was good. If we go back, it will be to try the simpler, less expensive dishes. We will leave the steaks for a better steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great time at Carmichael's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/2/2010
    We had a great time at Carmichael's. It is one of our favorites...although our last visit was in the winter, we can't wait for summertime to eat outside on the patio! We will definitely be back soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although we went in January,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2010
    Although we went in January, it looks like this place has a great patio. It's very convenient to the United Center, which was why we chose it. Appetizer choices aren't very appealing, but you probably won't mind, given the cheese spread and bread basket that come with the meal. The steaks are great, large and tender, and come with a complimentary choice of coatings--usually a rather expensive add-on at most steakhouses.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was extremely disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2009
    I was extremely disappointed with the experience, including our reception from the hostess. Mostly though was the steak being way overcooked and thus way over priced. For a $200 dinner, I expected better food.
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  • Good food, but probably not
    DanielA
    Dined on 12/31/2009
    Good food, but probably not as good as some of Chicago's top steak houses
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great dinner... one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/27/2009
    We had a great dinner... one of the best steakhouses I've ever visited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great meal for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/26/2009
    We had a great meal for our annual get together with good friends. We wanted a place that had the following: reflective of Chicago, easy to get to, easy parking, nice atmosphere for conversation, good food, excellent service, good atmosphere with round table, and would allow us to sit and enjoy our time together for hours and hours. Places like this are hard to find and I did a lot of research before selecting. Carmichaels delivered on all of these for us and it was a great time for us and our out of town friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter served our table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2009
    Our waiter served our table of 6 and tables on the other side of the room. He was slow to take our drink order. No baskets of bread were placed on our table. When our dinner was served by a different waitress...it was like a jump-all..she asked who had ordered what meal. This is not what we expected for a $300 bill(we were there for under an hour before a Blackhawks game)nor this quality of restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for lunch. Service was
    Jenny
    Dined on 12/22/2009
    Great for lunch. Service was fairly quick. A couple of people in our group ordered veal parmigiana but it was too dry (overcooked).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Coming in from Chicago Heights,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/19/2009
    Coming in from Chicago Heights, the restaurant was very easy to find-right off the freeway and perfectly positioned to get us to Redmoon within 8 minutes. The service was incredibly efficient, but the food...OMG, the food! Our table entree's were BBQ Ribs, grilled Pork Chops and Mushroom Ravioli. WOW! Not only did we LOVE each of our entree's, we all took a bite from each others plates and commented, "I have to order that next time!" BTW...it was the first visit for all of us. Highly reccommended!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • I love Carmichael's. Nerver
    RushedVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2009
    I love Carmichael's. Nerver had a bad anything there. Service, food, everything was superb, even when we arrived an hour late on a horrendously bad weather and traffic night and with a over capacity crowd they still managed to get us out and on our way for the play we were going to see.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is tasty, but I thought
    paulamac
    Dined on 12/17/2009
    The food is tasty, but I thought the prices were too high and the portions too large. If 60% of Americans are overweight, Carmichaels isn't helping anyone serving this much meat. Cut portions and prices and I might become a regular.
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  • I think the food was really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/5/2009
    I think the food was really good. All of my friends enjoyed the place. It's clear that the neighborhood patronizes this spot, but there is a large contingent of outsiders who appreciate good food, environment and service. This is a very cozy restaurant, good for a date, family affair or just hanging out with friends. You can tell this place has quite a clientele of established patrons who have a tradition of going to Carmichaels. If you've never gone, it's easy to feel right at home at Carmichaels right from the start with, complimentary valet, great bar service, right down to the meal and dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good. Service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/5/2009
    Food was good. Service was a bit slow for a retaurant 1/2 full. I will return and give it another try. I liked the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • We go to Carmichael's a lot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/4/2009
    We go to Carmichael's a lot and love it every time. The perfect steak place. They also have great sandwiches, salads and some fish choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and fun place to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/4/2009
    Good food and fun place to be before a Hawks game.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2009
    Very enjoyable dining experience. I've always loved the ambience, food quality and service at Carmichael's, particularly when going for a pregame dinner. It's a very convenient place to meet people and the free parking is a huge plus. They also do a really nice job of making sure you get in and out in time for the game. The service had slipped a bit during my past couple visits so I was very happy that things were back on track with the great level of service I'd received in the past. Great steaks, great wine and great ambience!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went there recently as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/28/2009
    We went there recently as a family (three boys 16-22, my wife and I). It was a personal family celebration and we were in search of a good meal. Carmichaels did not let us down. The steaks (everyone had a different cut) were outstanding. Service was very good and the ambiance was not nearly as loud as I expected based on other reviewers. There was a reasonable crowd for late on a Saturday but not close to a full house. We didn't need to wait although we did make reservations. Had a great meal, dessert and were not rushed to the door. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wait staff was horrible. we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/27/2009
    wait staff was horrible. we were at our table over 25 minutes and the waitress never came back to take our order. we ended up leaving and no one seemed to care...extremely disappointing as i live in the west loop.
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