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About Carriage House
Specializing in Southern inspired cuisine, the Carriage House offers a fun and contemporary dining experience. Along with its fried chicken, some other items on the menu include buttermilk biscuits, collard greens and fried green tomatoes. A variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages is also served at the Carriage House. This includes a specialty rum punch along with other cocktails, as well as beers, wines and spirits.
The Carriage House is open for dinner Monday through Sunday. However, it offers a special Saturday and Sunday brunch where down home cooking like Southern grits, devilish eggs and smoked pork belly can be enjoyed.
Chicago, IL 60622
Low Country, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday & Wednesday 3pm - Midnight
Thursday - Saturday 3pm - 2am
Sunday: 3:00pm - 10pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 3pm
Happy Hour: Tuesday-Friday 3pm-6pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Close to Division and Milwaukee Blue line stop, and the Number 70 Division bus.
Private Party Facilities:
Modern Low Country Fare. A Taste of Down South, up North.
Private Party Contact:
Claudette Guillermo: (773) 243-6921
Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday 3pm-6pm
Wednesday: Po'boy & Tallboy for $12
Thursday: 50% off all bottles of Rosé & Picnic Board Special
Sunday: Fried Chicken & 40's for $15
Carriage House Ratings and Reviews
Wait staff was very attentive for our group of 9, kept us moving thru out the brunch with apps to main & drinks; even though the place was packed they didn't rush us in the least. Fun menu, although I might like to see less "heavy-fried" items available. All in all a fun place for Sunday brunch!
We had a LOVELY breakfast at 10am on a Saturday. We sat outside at the picnic table in the sun and it was just fantastic. The sun was out, and the food we had was great. The fresh squeezed OJ and coffee are both delicious as is the homemade sausage. The fried green tomatoes were disappointing but the chicken and biscuit... MMMMMM so good. I will be back.
I have been a few times to Carriage House for brunch and every time I fall more in love with the decor, the laid back staff and how easy to check in process is... However, this time I was not pleased with my pork shoulder lunch entree nor the coffee. We got cold french pressed coffee... as if it had been siting for hours.. which the waitress kindly replaced. The pork shoulder- I was so excited to try it and it was disappointing. The pork was CRISPY not melt in your mouth and falling apart.. it was overcooked and crispy so if you like it that way, get it. The cheesy grits were alright and the fruit plate never disappoints.
We had a great experience dining at Carriage House for Mother's Day. We had 5 people and one small child; staff were accommodating and attentive. The food was excellent, with the cheesy grits being a particular standout. All-around exceptional brunch spot in a lively part of town. Highly recommended.
Loved this cozy spot-the decor is rustic, and polished. Love the the grits with mushrooms and egg appetizer. Was most excited for the fried green tomatoes, but they were my least favorite dish! Drinks were all beautiful with plenty of fresh herbs and peels. The fried chicken thigh was divine. The cornbread was tasty, but really it was charming in its little cast iron skillet-I'm a sucker or aesthetics. Had a beefy-rib dish (not a big meat eater here!) that was ok, but it was a little fatty for me. Arugula/ham salad is pepper and salty-so worth the $10 it costs to get some green on your dinner plate. This was one of the best dinners I've had in some time! LOVED Carriage House-can't wait to try their late night/brunch menus!
We went to the Carriage House for Sunday brunch because of a recommendation by a friend. We made reservations and were seated on time. The table was clean, the chairs comfortable and we were waited on quickly. As usual, we all ordered bloody marys but I ordered the bloody mary made with scotch...doesn't sound good right, but it was fabulous and now it makes a bloody mary made with vodka seem kinda puny.
For an appetizer we ordered the skillet corn bread and we all agreed that the foie grass butter and preserves really kicked up the flavor. At our table we ordered the Chicken and Biscuits, Mushroom, truffle and egg and Hoppin john and all three were wonderful. For desert we ordered the beignets. Having been to Café' Du monde in NO several times I can testify that the beignets were perfect.
The Carriage House is now our go to for Sunday Brunch.
Everything about this place is friendly, comfortable and quality driven. My girlfriend and I shared the fried green tomatoes, the shrimp and grits and the chicken and biscuit, all of which were perfectly cooked, fresh and rich and texture and flavor. i honestly haven't had this good a brunch in a while and just might make it a bi-weekly stop. Reasonably priced too. Highly recommend.
The fried green tomatoes, skillet cornbread, and mushroom, grits and truffle egg dish were wonderful. As a native Georgian I would definitely recommend Carriage House for anyone looking for a week done taste of the South right here in Chicago. Was not disappointed. Service was also very good.
The food and atmosphere are great. Parking can be tricky and expect a wait. I had a reservation for 2 people at 12 on a Sunday and we weren't sat until 12:45. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. If they can't they honor reservations, simply don't take them.
The food was great however they ran out of Shrimp and grits right before we ordered which was fusturating because if we were sat on time I could have enjoyed them.
Overall the food was good and service attentive without being intrusive.
Really pretty place and nice atmosphere, and the service was very pleasant, but the food was just meh. It is not cheap so the food being a bit boring is a problem. We really appreciated the music not being too loud and the sound overall being low despite a full restaurant.
The service was outstanding, something that is becoming rarer these days. The food is very, very good. I had the shrimp and grits, which was excellent. A companion reported that her chicken and biscuit was delicious, while another found the hopping' john a little on the salty side. The skillet cornbread is reason enough to immigrate to America if you are unfortunate enough to live far from it. I had a Bloody Mary with gin that was bloody good.
Went there for Sunday brunch with friends. The ambiance is nice with large windows on a sunny day. Somewhat limited/pretentious menu that was overpriced (e.g., $10 for 3 mini fried green tomato slices and $6 for a French press coffee), and our particular server that morning was sub-par. But the food was of good quality with some variety, and if I wasn't a vegetarian then the chicken and biscuits would have been the way to go.
The staff was flexible when our reservation increased from 7 to 11 and very accommodating.
The food was delicious. The brussels sprouts and pulled pork was very good. Several others ordered the short ribs and they looked delicious as well.
The service was very poor. Our server ignored us most of the night and added a few things onto our bill. Although we asked her to take it off, she did not end up deducting it from the total (from what we saw). I chose this restaurant for dinner, so it was embarrassing that the
There was such great care taken in the food, but the care taken in service left a lot to be desired.
I have been coming here since this place opened and don't think I have ever had a bad meal. The new drink offerings are creative and delicious! Service is always wonderful. And food just keeps drawing you back in. I like that they have kept a lot of my favorites like the cornbread, shrimp n' grits, and chicken thigh but also added new menu options that are very successful. Carriage House will remain on my Wicker Park go to list! :)
Came in for restaurant week and my birthday, and all the food was quite spectacular and unique. Southern cooking that is done right is something that's hard to find in Chicago. I had the catfish and my friend had the pork shank. Both were very tasty, but the pork loin was superb (we shared). The inside decor was comfortable and had a great southern ambiance. My only complaint would be that some of the items seemed to have had a heavy hand on the salt (the stuffing and greens on the pork dish in particular). I love salt, but it was a bit much. Everything else was great, including the service, and I'm excited to come back and try the chicken and dumplings, as I had a hard time deciding.
While the food was good, and the service very prompt, it didn't really wow me. I ordered the catfish fry, which I thought lacked flavor given the richness of the dish. My dining partner ordered the pork shank, which was deliciously falling off the bone -- but too salty! The green tomatoes of my fried green tomatoes were rock hard, and the corn bread was buttery sweet. Finally the beignets were not appetizing. Overall, I found the food too rich for the amount of flavor, which also sums up what I thought about the price tag. For a similarly styled but tastier food, I recommend "Frontier" on Milwaukee, a few blocks away.
We love Carriage House. The food is fantastic, as are the drinks. I'm a lover of low-country and New Orleans, and this restaurant does both fairly well. I particularly recommend the low-country boil, the fried green tomatoes, and the fried chicken.
We often go for date nights, but also bring out of towners, and they always walk away impressed. In the summer the patio is fantastic for people watching in Wicker Park, with plenty of bars around to hit up to continue drinking.
I have heard great things about this place ( I think they have better brunch than dinner, so I am hearing now) but we went on a Friday night- seated promptly, so that was great, but the food was not good AT ALL. I was so excite to try the fried green tomatoes and they were inedible. We actually sent them back, which I never do. My boyfriend had the chicken and dumplings and he said it was not good either, but he ate most of it. I can say the wine was great and the ambiance is cosy and welcoming and loud and energetic. Perhaps we will come back for brunch and see how we like that..
It is listed as one of the best breakfast / brunch places in the city, and that is absolutely accurate. Everything we ordered was excellent, especially the Chicken & Biscuit. Just sooooooo good...
Go there. Now. Well, depending on when you read this, wait until they are actually open and then go.
Went here for my fiance's birthday. All the service staff was very helpful and accommodating while we waited (very briefly) for our table. Our server was great--good recommendations, friendly, prompt. The food was delicious--their cornbread is fantastic. The great food paired with the service made it a really great birthday dinner! I will definitely be going back.
Came here to meet up with another couple, and shared everything. All the meals are meant to share, and though the portions were small when splitting for 4, everything tasted really good! We ended up getting 1 app, and 3 of the smaller entrees (you can order half orders for some), with 2 deserts following. Definitely get the shrimp and grits, and the catfish!! The low light and southern cooking is a great combination for a casual date, double date, or meeting up with some old friends. I will be returning to Carriage House!
I've come here for brunch on multiple occasions and love it every time. My wife and I usually split the shrimp and grits and chicken and biscuits.
My only negative comment would be that we usually still leave hungry. For how much you pay, it would be nice to have a slightly larger portion size.
Came here on a Thursday night recently with a group from work, we ended up sharing a bunch of small plates and a few dinners. We really loved the shrimp and grits, fried chicken, and fried green tomatoes. Overall we had a great dinner and drinks, would definitely recommend for a group.
I hadn't been to Carriage House for some time so when I went back I was expecting just a OK dinner. I was pleasantly surprised at the food, and some standout dishes were the fried green tomatoes and the hoppin john with pork belly as well as of all things, the arugula salad. Was so pleased with the food and the service, that I am excited to go back again soon!
Friendly staff and good foods puts this place on my "repeat" list. The shrimp and grits were very tasty, and the skillet cornbread was like dessert! Although the real dessert was good, too. I was tempted to keep it a secret, so I can get a table there on my next visit.
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