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1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227
+1 312-988-7676
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227
Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic portions, Manager very friendly, staff were great. Great food and loved the outdoor cafe style eating - a definite if visiting Chicago -

Thank CMW1963
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We usually come to eat at Carmines twice yearly as I really don't like coming into the city and I'm a creature of habit. When we come to eat her it's to celebrate our anniversary or to meet my best friend and we celebrate our...More

Thank Billie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expected a better meal than what we experienced here..was a busy Sunday early evening but way too much sauce on the pasta dishes and seemed like a bit more of a family restaurant than expected..might be a bit harsh on them though as were four...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Just a short walk from our hotel. We dined here on a Friday night. Had no problem getting last minute reservations via Open Table. Restaurant feels like an authentic Italian restaurant inside--cozy and comfortable. The menu is great. A...More

Thank Mynonnie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Carmines for our wedding anniversary, as it had been recommended and was close to our hotel It had been a cold day, so we both opted for soup as starters, which were both lovely, but the restaurant excelled itself when it came to the...More

Thank andrew s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down amazing. Have eaten Italian all over and being from NY originally have had the experience to try some of the best from restaurants to grandmas kitchen. Carmines is stellar. Staff is exceptional, menu is right sized (some Italian restaurants try to do too...More

Thank Hollywood B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch or Dinner the Italian food here is excellent. Try the Fish Salad (all shell fish), MaMa's meat balls! Eggplant Salad, Pizza (appetizer), Pasta, Veal, even a GREAT Berger! Can't say enough about the food and excellent service. Tell em Mike D sent you!

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for the afternoon and ended up spending the entire afternoon grazing and watching the Chicago street scene. The food is upscale and a little pricy but woth the location. Cars Cars Cars Lambo,Porche,ferrari.... If you want great Italian food and a great place...More

Thank dan h
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Carmine's was highly recommended so we visited on a recent Sunday evening. The service and ambiance were very nice. Entree and pasta and dessert portion size was so big that two could easily split them. The prices are quite high for Italian food-the penne pasta...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Located in a great area with several bars & other restaurants in close proximity. Menu is straight forward but diverse enough to provide a nice selection of options. Food tasted good, was presented well & served rather quickly. Portion sizes are very large so not...More

Thank mids0uthtraveler
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
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how close is carmine's to the talbott? ...Chicago theater thank you.
30 April 2017|
Response from mids0uthtraveler | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for delayed response. Carmine's is right around the corner from The Talbott Hotel. It is a 5-10 minute walk depending on pace and along a well-traveled, safe stretch of Rush so easy, safe walking. The Chicago... More
Is this restaurant family friendly. We have 3 small children
8 August 2016|
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Response from toltom | Reviewed this property |
do you have gluten free and vegetarian entrees?
1 July 2016|
Response from Raphael L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have vegetarian entrees: penne or rigatoni ala vodka, eggplant parmeasan, and also large caprese salad that can be accompanied by some bruschetta or meatless pizza bread. I cannot comment on the "gluten free... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227
  • 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
  • E-mail
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.