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About Carmine's

Carmine’s 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:
 Thanksgiving Day: 1pm-9pm
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 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 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 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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (72)
Special Occasion (66)
Good for a Date (65)
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Authentic (62)
Good for Groups (62)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
People Watching (52)
Comfort Food (46)
Fun (45)
Business Meals (44)
Worth the Drive (36)
Hot Spot (35)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Casual (28)
Romantic (28)
Cozy (26)
Bar Seating (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Live Music (17)
Scenic View (15)
Late-night Find (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Seasonal (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great Beer (5)
Spicy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

Great live music! Service and food were fantastic as always

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

Date night with my wife

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Being November would have preferred sitting in the actual restaurant part. Enclosed terrace was ok, but will choose different seating next time. As for the entrees, they were excellent. Perfect sear on my salmon, and asparagus risotto was a good side. Lobster ravioli was also well prepared.Waiter recommendations were lacking and he needed to communicate the specials and the particulars of the entrees better. All and all can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We have a very nice time, unfortunately there was a table near us that were having a business meeting and were very loud

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food is very good, I love everything.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food is excellent and abundant. Great place, great service and fine food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Ate here for the first time last Saturday with a friend of mine; we both loved the food and service! For entrees, she had the veal medallions; I had the Osso Bucco Special! For dessert, she had the cheesecake; I had the Godiva chocolate truffle cake(which was the size of an aircraft carrier)! Our server Johnny was great,too: efficient, knowledgeable and fun to work with (made good wine recommendations on top of that)! The ambiance was very cozy and welcoming; loved the dark wood floors, warm friendly lighting, and all the crazy stairs all over the place (definitely got a good quads & glutes workout from all the stair climbing)! We would definitely come back here!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and awesome service. Great Job Carmines!

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Carmines is the best ever. Nothing more to say

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our Server was absolutely the best! He mentioned that fresh fish had just got in I tried the Chilean bass with the red sauce! Omg was it the best I ate the whole thing! If he didn't take the time to mentioned so many things we wouldn't of known. My husband went for the pasta with crumble sausage added. very nice. Michael Scott #558 what a gem he really made our day Check# 310058 he wasn't pushy or unfriendly. Very kind and caring person, we will go back hopefully we will have Michael take care of us. Very Trustworthy employee

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had my 2nd bad meal in a row here after years of excellence.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best meal and service I have ever experienced Every year I come to Chicago for a meeting. Always eat a Carmine's the first night for the past 20 years. Each time it gets better and better. this last time was the best ever. Hope I can make it another 20 years.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Super event. From out of town and ate here twice over four days.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fourth time going to Carmine's. Everytime I get out to Chicago I always make sure I make time to hit this great restaurant. Our sever Paula was amazing. She really made the whole evening come together perfectly. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was terrific and service was great. An all around great place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Good food. A bit pricy but competitive to area. Portions very large! Plenty of service and busing staff provide great service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Walking in it has a great feel. We waited in the bar, and the bar keep was great,

Went to table, service was quick.

One issue was drinks. Order a scotch on rocks and it was a very small pour for a very hefty price. Don't mind paying but not for air.


Food is over the moon. Very tasty, great flavor, nice and hot.

Ordered with linguine, came with no pasta, kicked the dish back, it was returned with spaghetti. Lol, was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Carmine's never disappoints! I had the chicken parm and would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a great server and staff was extremely friendly. Great food.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were visiting from Oklahoma and our Lyft driver recommended, and boy are we glad he did!! we love Italian and the options in OK lack. It was delicious and the portions are enough for two easily!!! Would definitely come back. Rachel was a great and friendly server! Ohana!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My dinner, brick chicken was sensational. But DANNY made an ordinary dinner into extraordinary!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fabulous food, authentic, home made sauces made to make you swoon! Perfect meal for business or pleasure. Reservations recommended as it is popular oh locals and tourists!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Open table said that there were no reservations for 12 people so we made 2 separate reservations for 6 but when we arrived, they let us all sit together! It was awesome and everything else was amazing as usual

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Recommended to us and very popular. Good food but wish I had ordered differently.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were staying in a hotel around the corner and used Open Table to make the reservation. Our service was very good, prompt and staff was trained well. Our food arrived hot and timely. As this is a very busy place and the tables were turning over quickly, we asked the waiter to slow things up a bit as we were celebrating our 26th anniversary and wanted to celebrate. I did mention this on the reservation but the front desk did not mention this on our way in..but no issue. It was a Thursday night and the restaurant filled up quickly. Great for tables of 2,3,4,5 but would be difficult with a large table. Loved the atmosphere, food and ambiance of Carmine's.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food and service were both outstanding. The portions are large. Two of us could barely finish the fried calamari appetizer. It was delicious. Our waitress Paulina was perfect, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommend Carmine’s!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always great! Friendly, warm and fun! Great food and drink

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

It just seemed like it was coasting on its reputation. My ribeye (the most expensive cut on the menu) was totally mediocre. The steak knife provided was old and ineffective at cutting through the marbling.

Our server was great, but the bussers were inattentive. They just gathered together in a corner and joked around with each other while our needs weren’t being met.

Toward the beginning of the night one member of the staff, I guess it was the end of his shift, because he was hanging out with the staff still on the clock. He left the restaurant, and one minute later he was outside, knocking on the window. Everyone looked up at the window to see the guy giving the middle finger to his coworkers inside. It was totally done in jest and the bussers laughed, but essentially everyone in the garden at that moment saw him do it. I’m not going to pretend I was offended because everyone gives the finger at some point, but it was pretty trashy and unprofessional. I didn’t expect to see it done at a restaurant like Carmine’s.

Overall I was super underwhelmed. I could get a better steak with more professional staff somewhere else. I basically payed $200 to struggle through my steak and get flipped off. I seriously doubt I’ll ever set foot in there again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Friends from out of town enjoyed themselves the most!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Carmine’s has become a favorite for us to take out of town guests . Perfect location , old school ambiance , great service and amazing food

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Have been there before and always really good. This time the stuffed mushrooms and short rib ravioli had little flavor and were served lukewarm. Hopefully just a bad night or bad choice of dishes.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely wonderful. Great food, great service, great value. I have no idea how they take wonderful Italian food and turn it into spectacular Italian food. It's the same stuff you order else where but better.

Worth a special trip and a great destination for friends and family get togethers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

After spending $900+ they charged us $14 for a birthday cake slice. We were a group of 13 people... you couldn’t give us a slice of cake for free? Service took forever. Obnoxious. Will not return or recommend.

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