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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.

1700 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Low Country, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Closed Monday
Tuesday & Wednesday 3pm - Midnight
Thursday - Saturday 3pm - 2am
Sunday: 3:00pm - 10pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 3pm
Happy Hour: Tuesday-Friday 3pm-6pm


Cross Street:
Paulina Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 384-9700

Website:
http://www.carriagehousechicago.com/

Public Transit:
Close to Division and Milwaukee Blue line stop, and the Number 70 Division bus.

Executive Chef:
Michael Galen

Private Party Facilities:
Modern Low Country Fare. A Taste of Down South, up North.

Private Party Contact:
Claudette Guillermo: (773) 243-6921

Additional:
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:
Daily Specials:

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

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

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4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (1262)
Neighborhood Gem (985)
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Great for Brunch (570)
Hot Spot (529)
Special Occasion (394)
Great for Outdoor Dining (390)
Romantic (227)
Great for Lunch (158)
Vibrant Bar Scene (148)
Kid-friendly (112)
Notable Wine List (87)
Late-night Find (59)
Scenic View (25)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2015

Everything we ordered (oysters, shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, hush puppies) were very good. But the food is super rich... although I really enjoyed my stomach was not so happy... However I would come back!!! The only item I would not order again are the hush puppies... a bit dry and boring.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2015

It was a nice meal with good service. Solid restaurant. They do have a fantastic bar & drinks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2015

Sad to see this one go. I have enjoyed CH's southern offerings for both brunch and dinner and have not had any misses yet. The only thing negative I've ever had was service, both in past and more recently. Today it was the hostess who seemed quite harried and unprepared. She didn't seem to want to help me find my party at all and kept brushing me aside but otherwise, our server and the bussers were all very nice and the food was, as usually, very tasty. I'll be curious to see what replaces CH in the future.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2015

I'm from the Georgia lowcountry, so eating here feels like home. The macaroni and cheese paired with shrimp and grits is my go-to. The service is wonderful as well! Thanks for being awesome!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2015

Interesting food combinations and very prompt delivery. First time there but will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2015

We really enjoyed our southern dinner. Biscuit was flakey and delicious! Chicken thigh was tender and tasty. Mac and cheese with just the right crust. Cornbread had too much molasses for my taste.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2015

The Carriage House, for Sunday brunch, is popular (crowded) but conversationally challenged due to music on blast mode. It offered an interesting but very limited brunch menu with a la carte items priced over the top. $5.00 for one egg?? Puh-leeze! Pleasant, efficient serving staff. Some good, some not-so good brunch entrees. Not worth a return visit.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2015

This place is great for people who cannot eat gluten as there are generally a wide variety of grits dishes. They have delicious cornbread too. For brunch, I would recommend the chicken and biscuit or the pork pork shoulder. Both were quite good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Overall, great experience! Our server was extremely friendly and helpful! Will definitely return!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2015

Carriage house is never a disappointment. My mom got the chicken and biscuits and I got the french toast. I always like getting the grapefruit juice which is amazing too! The servers are really nice and the food is outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2015

Food was served too quickly

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2015

We dined here earlyish on a Friday evening. The place was pretty empty. We had heard about the southern menu, and were eager to try it out. My partner an I ordered a salad , biscuits, fried chicken and shrimp and grits to share. The salad and biscuits came out first. I am not a huge biscuit fan, but these honey-drizzled beauties were the best I had ever eaten. We had about three minutes to enjoy ths before the rest of the food came out. The table was covered with plates, and now our attention was all over the place trying to sample the new while finishing the old. Long story shot, we were out of there in 45 minutes. We usually like to take longer to enjoy our food, maybe have a second glass of wine. Not tonight. They need to slow things down-- but the food was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2015

Not a huge menu but what they have is incredible! Don't skip the cheesy grits! Wow! Melt it your mouth amazing. The staff is wonderful and friendly AND efficient. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2015

I'd been here before for dinner, and fell in love with the shareable plates of modern southern food. I was even more impressed when I went to book a group of six for brunch on the weekend of Renegade Craft Fair. We wanted something unique and close to the fair, and loved how Carriage House took reservations so we didn't have to wait in line.

We got a seat on the sunny patio, which was perfect for people watching during the craft fair. The food was amazing, highly recommend the 40oz Bloody Mary for sharing. The service was a bit slow at times, and some of our plates were forgotten and didn't come out. But the problem was quickly addressed when pointed out.

Overall would go back without question.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2015

We had a really challenging service experience at Carriage House. Our party of 6 was seated at 7:05, and not greeted by our server, Sadie (she was lovely, by the way!), until 7:30. We ordered drinks at that point, and didn't get our cocktails until around 8. We ordered food at that point, and received multiple dishes that weren't ours. The kitchen seemed extremely flustered & out of sorts. We had someone come by and ask us if everything was delicious, and promptly walked away before anyone at the table answered. It was a challenging evening, that seemed to be driven by the kitchen and not our server. Great food, but probably won't be returning anytime soon because we didn't get out until 9pm--- nearly 2 hours after we arrived.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 5, 2015

I have been to Carriage House now 4 times. I love it more and more every time! I reserved this for a Bridal Shower Brunch and they were so accommodating. Made us feel so wonderful. I can't say enough positive things about them here.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 2, 2015

Spicy chicken is a must as is the fried green tomatoes. Good southern comfort food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2015

Food was wonderful. Beignets' and cornbread were bit hits for sharing. Pork Shoulder, Shrimp and Grits and French Toast were all excellent.

Parking is a chore. Service tends to be slow, bit a good excuse to just enjoy time together and not obsess about getting served fast. Waitress was very friendly and doing the best possible job given the crowd and staffing

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2015

We thought everything at our Carriage House brunch tasted great, and the service was great too. We had Beignets, two chicken biscuits, the pork shoulder, and the shrimp and grits (me). The gravy and biscuits on the chicken dish and the grits were exceptional. The only complaint we had was that the portion of the shrimp and grits was really small. Like, it was barely enough grits to cover the bottom of the dish, with two not-very-large shrimp. I don't know who could possibly consider it a meal. I was lucky my wife couldn't eat her entire chicken biscuit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2015

I have been to Carriage House twice and have enjoyed both experiences. The chicken dumpling supper is awesome and all of the cocktails are delicious.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2015

Parking is terrible. Will not go back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2015

This was my first time to Carriage House, and I went with friends for brunch on a Sunday. Everyone loved it. The drinks were great, especially the punch. It does pack a "punch" (sorry not sorry) and was described perfectly in the menu: "It's brunch. Who cares?" Well I did care anyway, and enjoyed it. I ordered the shrimp and grits. My previous favorite was from a place in South Carolina (Lowcountry all the way), but I think this topped it. The grits were solid and the shrimp was sweet and juicy, but it had a bit of broth/sauce with it that knocked it out of the park. Shrimpy, bright, and earthy, I wanted to drink it. I had told the server that I was fairly hungry, and she recommended having a side. I got the potatoes, which were hot and crunchy on the outside but creamy on the inside. Having that with the shrimp was the perfect amount for me. (The shrimp and grits alone was a decent size for a moderate appetite but not a big one. I wouldn't call it small, though.) Others at my table had the chicken and biscuit. Like the potatoes, the chicken was perfectly crunchy without being dry, and the biscuit and gravy were deliciously comforting. It was well-balanced overall, and my friends were happy that it wasn't too much of a gut buster. The only downside of our meal was that our server could have been a bit quicker to come and get our order. Nonetheless, she was quite friendly and helpful with the menu. We'll all be coming back for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2015

We went as a group of 8, everyone enjoyed their food.The Beignets and expresso sauce were to die for and the brunch and mimosa cocktails were awesome. A couple of us had the oyster benedict and on receiving the eggs a little transparent in color my friend asked to have them cooked further, the waiter made a point of telling her that's how they were supposed to be cooked, does it matter? She took the plate away and returned swiftly with eggs cooked to my friends liking. Although the deep fried oysters were good the eggs/sauce/muffins were lacking anything notable. The ambience was great and the interior laid back and trendy, I was a little dissapointed to rate the carriage house good instead of excellent given the previous reviews, I'm going to have to try again in the hope that their more famous dishes the chicken and biscuit, srimp and grits and pork belly and peaches win me over.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2015

Everything from the food to the service was impeccable! I brought my two children along with my husband and we were well accommodated.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2015

The Lowcountry Oyster Roast and Skillet Cornbread with Foie Gras butter were decadent. Loved the St. Cecilia's Revival Punch! Laid back, welcoming ambiance. We will be back!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2015

Resturant had windows open on a hot humid 95 degree day. Food was good but you get a appetizer portion for entree. Have impressive bourbon list but much less available.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2015

We come here almost every other weekend for brunch and sit outside and it's always a great choice. The mushroom, cheesy grit truffle egg dish (not sure that's the exact name, but close!) is SO YUMMY!!! as is the Chicken and biscuits. MMMMMMM :)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2015

Nice environment even sitting outside. The service was really good. The drinks were solid! The food seemed unseasoned which dampened the experience. I had the catfish fry and the Mac & Cheese. My wife said the same about the shrimp & grits. Quite unfortunate.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 26, 2015

En[ven though I liked the music, I thought it was VERY LOUD for Sunday brunch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2015

Let me start my saying that my 83 year old parents grew up in the south and my husband and his family are all from the south. I would also like to point out that we eat out 5 out of 7 days and consider ourselves well versed in many cuisines offered in the Chicagoland area as well as elsewhere. I am all for creating "nouveau" cuisine but when you change/manipulate the traditional one needs to make darn sure that thenewlycreated version is better. Hard biscuits, chicken and dumplings without a gravy/cream sauce, and underseasoned low boils is not going to cut it. I suggest the chefs/cooks take trip to Savannah to the Olde Pink House or betteryet Mrs Wilkes Boarding House to see if re'inventing the wheel isthe way to go....keeping the traditional and adding enhancements to whats already there is whatCarriage House should concentrate on to improve their offerings...please donot hide behind that 4 star rating...its not real.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2015

My friends and I were really impressed with everything. The brunch, drinks and service were great! I'd highly recommend this restaurant to everyone who enjoys a great meal and beautifully decorated space.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 17, 2015

And no AC in the restaurant that warm night, only large fans, and that was great !!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 11, 2015

Rude server, seemed like we were inconveniencing her by eating here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 28, 2015

Our waitress Michelle was great. Attentive, friendly, and pleasant. The pork shoulder w/cheese grits and eggs was delicious! The drinks and coffee during brunch were great as well. Very impressive first time experience for me.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 27, 2015

GREAT outdoor seating for a weekend brunch. We love it here. Mimosas and gin gimlet.. both refreshing options for a little brunch cocktail.. the beignets are so delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2015

Brunch was amazing! Our family loves to eat & it's tough to satisfy everyone. Carriage House nailed it! We've already recommended it to others we've met on our trip. Will def be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 12, 2015

The cornbread, mac and cheese fixings were delish. Catfish fry was disappointing and beignets were a bit burnt for my taste. My guest had the chicken dumpling which tasted very good. Service and ambiance was very nice

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 12, 2015

Haven't seen this place packed very often and I live in the neighborhood. The team of chefs are very talented. Had the best pork chop I've ever had here and highly recommend it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 24, 2015

Great food. Great drinks!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 24, 2015

The overall experience was great aside from the awful waiter. We had to literally run after him for our check. He was rude and bothered by Our asking. The table next to us had the same issue.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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