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Carmine's

#81 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Gold Coast
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1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227 (Bellvue)
+1 312-988-7676
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Today
11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:30
Sat 09:00 - 01:30
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Yankton, South Dakota
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot of good choices for dining in Chicago but finding one with the right cuisine, atmosphere, location and pricing is still challenging. Carmine's was a great selection. The menu has a wide range of Italian cuisine in an authentic old town setting. Our selections of braised short rib ravioli and shrimp risotto were wonderful. The service was... More 

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Corinth, Texas
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did not eat here, but heard the had music on Friday nights, so we went to listen to music and have a drink. Our bartender was fantastic. I wish I could remember her name and the entertainment was excellent. He sang a lot of the old Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc. hits. Definitely worth going to.

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Philadelphia
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't think it is even possible to have a bad meal or experience at a Carmine's. if you did, its not their fault! We had absolutely superior service that was second to none. The food was absolutely out of this world. Veal milanesae on the bone was my entree with a delicious arugula and tomato salad. For an appetizer... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two couples and were actually running a little late for a 6 dinner on a Saturday. We called and let them know and they were fine with it. We probably got there about ten to fifteen minutes late and our table was waiting. That was terrific. Then we had prompt service and the food was terrific. The calamari... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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234 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Good - Pork chops are seasoned with a bit of spice and amazing The Bad - Our service was a bit slow The Scoop - Carmines is part of the "Rosebud" restaurant group. Rosebuds is an Italian eatery with several locations in Chicago/area. It has changed hands recently. Carmines - My filet (8oz $39) was a bit chewy for... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent. We had the eggplant parmesan for an appetizer and it was so good. The cavetelli il forno were so excellent. OMG! And the portions were huge! Service was great too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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182 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with two other couples and had a very relaxing and enjoyable evening upstairs, with great service from RACHEL. The caprese and house salads were good as usual, as well as the rigatoni ala vodka. We also were exposed to a new menu entree: the eggplant 14" pizza that could easily feed three or four. We also saw a... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To begin, I am sure many of you, like me, have gone to downtown Chicago restaurants where the staff acts as though their "stuff" doesn't stink, just because they work for a fine restaurant...you know, they make you feel as though you are so lucky to have them serving you. Well, at Carmine's, nothing could be further from the truth.... More 

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Auchtermuchty, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the salad and pasta I had however the servings are huge and I found impossible to finish. We just sat at the bar, however service was good and the food nice

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Scranton, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here on a business dinner and there was a group of 14 people. We ordered a large variety of appetizers for the group to share. Every last fork full was eaten. For dinner I had a fish dinner, very good. For dessert, one person ordered the chocolate cake which stood about 8" tall. After seeing that, 1/3 of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:30
Saturday
09:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227
    (Bellvue)
  • Public Transportation: El, Red Line at Clark / Division; 36 Broadway Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-988-7676
Description
Since 1994, Carmine's has been Chicago's destination for exciting gatherings, spirited nightlife, celebrity sightings, and of course, an unforgettable dining experience. With a diverse menu that boasts Rosebud's classic Italian American dishes, as well as premium steaks, chops, and seafood offerings, Carmine's has long been a place where those in the know choose to eat. Our large and open dining rooms are perfect for large parties, from brunch to late-night dinners. The acclaimed patio, with its vibrant energy and friendly charm, offers guests some of the best people watching in the city. And our bar, with its famous signature cocktails, is ideal to watch the big game or check out live music. Whether you're here for a casual lunch, a formal dinner, or a cocktail, it's always a party at Carmine's, and you're always at the center of the action.

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Staying in Gold Coast

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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