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Carriage House

584 reviews
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$30 and under
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Low Country
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Low Country, Southern
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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

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Phone number
(773) 384-9700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Galen
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Private party facilities
Modern Low Country Fare. A Taste of Down South, up North.
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Private party contact
Claudette Guillermo: (773) 243-6921
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Cross street
Paulina Street
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Public transit
Close to Division and Milwaukee Blue line stop, and the Number 70 Division bus.
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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
Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch
What 584 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.2  based on all time ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ana0908 (Chicago)
4.0  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.

AlexB (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2015

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

vipcaferienne (Chicago)
3.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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!

Spot (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2015

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

vipHinsdaleFoodie (Chicago)
5.0  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.

pita (Chicago)
3.0  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.

LiamMcE (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

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

Lr127 (Chicago)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

Food was served too quickly

vipOf10diningout (New England)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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!

vipMonique (Chicago)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  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.

vipJess (Chicago)
5.0  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.

Notaclevelandnative (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2015

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

vipDave (Chicago)
5.0  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

GregS (Chicago)
4.0  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.

Lichter (Chicago)
4.0  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.