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About Carmine's Chicago

Carmine's Chicago invites you to experience an unforgettable meal with authentic Italian recipes passed down from generation to generation. A true cosmopolitan hangout located in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, Carmine’s offers live entertainment, an extensive bar, and an outdoor café* that is the place to see and be seen from sun up to sun down.

Whether dining al fresco* or inside the elegant two level dining room, even the most demanding taste buds will be overjoyed by Carmine’s impressive menu selections. Signature dishes include clams and oysters on the half shell, steaks and chops grilled to perfection, melt-in-your-mouth veal and chicken dishes, and of course generous portions of award-winning pastas. From the moment you are seated and served, you’ll understand why Carmine’s is packed with food aficionados every night of the week. Open Saturday & Sunday for brunch.

*Unfortunately, we DO NOT accept reservations for the outdoor patio garden.

1043 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Christmas Eve: 9am-10pm
Christmas Day: 12pm- 9pm
New Year's Eve: 9am-2am
New Year's Day: 1pm-9pm

LUNCH & DINNER
Monday - Thursday: 11 am - 11 pm
Friday: 11 am - Midnight
Saturday: 9 am - Midnight
Sunday: 9 am - 11 pm

NOW SERVING BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday: 9 am-12 pm

Cross Street:
Bellevue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 988-7676

Website:
http://www.rosebudrestaurants.com/

Entertainment:
Carmine's Chicago is the place for fun and spirited nightlife delivering delicious signature cocktails, celebrity sightings, and an inviting canopied patio for the best people watching in the city. Inside, seating on two levels provides conversation-friendly dining upstairs, while the lower level is the place to be for live entertainment. Relax at a cozy table downstairs or grab a seat at the spacious bar for a perfect view of the performers who begin at 8:00pm Wednesday through Saturday evenings.

Catering:
Serving award-winning homemade Italian classics, delectable desserts and made-to-order specialty cakes by our renowned pastry chef, even the most demanding taste buds will be delighted by our off-site catering services.
For more information or to consult with an event coordinator, call (773) 325-9700 or visit our website at www.rosebudrestaurants.com.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is $12.

Public Transit:
El, Red Line at Clark / Division; 36 Broadway Bus

Executive Chef:
Daniel Romero

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Carmine's Chicago is the place to see and be seen, enticing Chicagoans and tourists alike, with an impressive menu of tried and true classics including sausage & peppers, jumbo stuffed mushrooms, Rosebud’s famous fish salad, and tender chicken vesuvio, sure to please any demanding appetite.

Carmine's Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Authentic (67)
Good for Groups (63)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (62)
Good for a Date (59)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Fun (45)
People Watching (43)
Business Meals (42)
Comfort Food (42)
Worth the Drive (36)
Hot Spot (35)
Casual (32)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Romantic (28)
Cozy (26)
Bar Seating (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Live Music (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Late-night Find (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Scenic View (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Great Beer (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Very accomodating

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·Dined 2 days ago

First time using the app. Made reservations for 7 on a busy December Saturday night. Was told they were waiting to clean some tables. We were seated about 10 minutes later. Surprised because I thought we’d be waiting at least a half hour. Carmine’s is smack dab in the middle of the “Viagra triangle”. Food was great as always. Had a great booth up top. Def going to be using this app in the future.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Well, we were hoping for a great experience but left very disappointed. The food is just average and not what we expected for Italian food. It was tasteless and bland. If you want good Italian food I would recommend Picollo Sogno.

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 (Austin)·Dined 2 days ago

The portions are beyond too much. One caprese and a tomato and onion salad could feed a quarter of the Chicago homeless. The atmosphere is fine if you like to feel like a sardine in a can. Very rushed, very loud casual and not classy.

Food was good ...atmosphere was poor.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I cant remember the last time i felt so dissapointed in a restaurant experience. Had made reservations for my husbands birthday dinner while visiting Chicago. We arrived early to have a drink in the bar and be on time on a busy Friday night. We still had to wait a good bit past our reservation time and finally seated in the direct pathway of waitstaff and bussers...therefore my chair was bumped thru the night. Recommend to remove a few tables and allow patrons to eat without being bumped all night.
Our waiter was nice. But really so busy to really give good attention to tables. Disappeared for long periods, I think he had two dining rooms to cover.
Food was okay. Not very impressed with taste or presentation. Portions are large. Not impressed at all with the pasta side... bland sauce...overcooked boxed noodles.
At end of meal we were brought our ticket, no mention of a happy birthday (that was provided on reservation). Just thought that was unusual, why bother to ask if it's a special occasion and then not even a scoop of ice cream to celebrate?
But it's Carmines, and my 3 star review won't really matter to them. There are many other "great" Italian restaurants to choose from in Chicago... I will check them out rather than this one next time.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food. Lively, upbeat atmosphere.
The live music was nice. It is pretty noisy. Talking is a bit of a challenge but it adds to the energetic nature of the place. It was great fun and as far as value goes, you get Great food in a Fun restaurant, for a good deal less than at any other restaurant of the same ilk.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a fabulous Friday night family dinner at Carmine's. We are frequent customers who love the food and location. Thank you for taking care of us!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

We love Carmine’s. It’s always good and this visit was no exception. The only issue was our table was very small and kind of awkwardly placed near the wait staff’s area. It was very strange because there were lots of tables open at the time we dined so not sure if we were put in the time out table or not but these small tables aren’t set up for the large dishes that Carmine serves.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food, great service like always!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

One of our must visit restaurant for us when we are in Chicago. We have never been seated by the bar area in the past and will not sit there again. Way too noisy. Hard to carry on a conversation with all the noise in that area of the restaurant. It won't keep us from going back we will just ask to be seated upstairs or in the outdoor area

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have had better experience at Carmines in our several previous visits. The food and service were average. Our server did not explain the specials or offer any suggestions. May be it is the holiday dinning crowd. They were a bit too noisy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a great evening
Service was very good
Attentive and entertaining

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very good meal with excellent service. Our family had a great time!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food very good. Noise level terrible. Cocktails overpriced . Attention to special requests non-existent. Convenience -- yes.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Little too much heat on patio. Had to keep asking them to turn it off. Heater right above heads.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great atmosphere and waiter, Kent

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had two servers--one was attentive, and the other one wasn't. The guy seemed like he wanted to rush us along but then ignored us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Lunch with friends. Great food and lots of it!!!! The holiday decor makes it a festive place for dining during the Christmas season.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, and you'll never go away hungry. Start with the Tomato and Onion Salad. It's excellent and "YUGE".

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Nic was our waiter and the service and food could not have been any better. Very helpful
and fun ! OUTSTANDING !

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is a real Chicago style Italian restaurant. Amazing food, the energy from the live music only enhanced our evening as did Abraham our server. Be back soon. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

very nice restaurant
very clean.
good staff.
very noisy, not a place to have conversation in.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our waiter was excellent and the food was delicious! Loved the live music and energetic atmosphere.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Reservations were made and we first were sat in the side room that isn’t close to be appealing and hostess was kind to move us. Server brought wrong wine to table and opened the bottle and quickly apologized when my husband noted it was a cab and not Chardonnay.

Lasagna and veal parm were wonderful bolognese was not great and wasn’t eaten. No one asked why it wasn’t touched and server didn’t come to check. I understand it was very busy but he seemed to be more concerned with another table.

Not sure if it was timing or untrained staff but it will take a while for us to return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Server kept forgetting things. Made for a very frustrating meal.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nice middle of the road Italian buratta appetizer was nicely prepared , had the veal piccata. Wine prices 3x retail Group of 12 efficiciently served. Busy location on rush street $17 valet May try the steak next time

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The service at the bar was great.
The food and our server in the restaurant were both very good.
But we were seated in a room that seemed like it is for outdoor seating in more warmer weather. It was totally not having the same ambiance as the rest of the restaurant and was cold at times because the room was heated with heaters on the ceiling. Felt like less of a customer sitting in that room.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went to Carmine's for Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant looks kind of fancy but they have TVs playing regular TV (Big Bang Theory type of stuff) while you eat.

Drinks were fine but nothing to write home about. One of my adult kids ordered a medium rare NY Strip and it had no pink. We sent it back. Next steak came and it was extremely rare. He barely ate any but didn't want to send it back again.

The rest of us had meals that were fine but nothing special. Waitress and her helpers were not attentive and forgot to bring our coffee with dessert. Desserts (mile high chocolate cake and cheesecake) were excellent. Only real highlight of the meal.

Over all -- a disappointment.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Decorated for christmas so looks very festive inside! Amazing service and delicious food. Plates are large enough to share if you order a variety of items. Fresh, flavorful salads, pastas, meats and fish.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Quality of salads and drinks were fair to poor. While neither was too expensive relative to the area a $14 cocktail should be made properly. Service indifferent; main courses were good and pasta was perfectly cooked. Dessert was fine but nothing special.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great live music! Service and food were fantastic as always

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I Look forward to Dining at Carmines every visit to Chicago.
I enjoy the outside dining Summer and Winter.
I know the service will be consistent and the food exceptional.
I am sure there are new Italian restaurants in Chicago but I will
not get there as I know exactly what to expect at Carmines.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Date night with my wife

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We've been here for several special occasions now and love it. The food is top notch and service spectacular. Full house so the noise level made it hard to hear,, but the live band was a nice touch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

All enjoyed our meals. We had eggplant parm, veal parm, and veal piccata. All excellent. Generous portions, too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our waiter Daniel was the best waiter I’ve ever had. Excellent recommendations and very friendly

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food and ambience were only exceeded by the wonderful service. We were a group of women on a visit to Chicago and all the staff was wonderful. The only comment we all had was that portions were huge and no one could finish. It’s a shame as the food was outstanding!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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