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Carmichael's Steak House

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1052 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60607 (Monroe and Aberdeen)
Take #20 Madison St. bus and get off at the Aberdeen Stop and walk south on Aberdeen.
(312) 433-0025
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
BEST steak EVER!!!!

First time at this restaurant and please note -- BEST STEAK EVER!!!!!!! It definitely does not disappoint - it was absolutely fantastic, and it did not disappoint. The ambiance is very good - the service was superb -- the valet was even lovely. One thing I would recommend is reservations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
CityGalIL
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Villa Park, IL
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Villa Park, IL
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

First time at this restaurant and please note -- BEST STEAK EVER!!!!!!! It definitely does not disappoint - it was absolutely fantastic, and it did not disappoint. The ambiance is very good - the service was superb -- the valet was even lovely. One thing I would recommend is reservations -- especially if the Chicago Hawks or Bulls are playing... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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433 reviews 433 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A group of co-workers went to Carmichael's since they are closing on 20 Mar. It was a fantastic meal. Each of us got different appetizers, i.e. fried calamari, calamari in sweet and spicy sauce, seared ahi tuna, a couple of different soups. It was fun to try the different appetizers and they did get passed around. None of us had... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Very good food and service.. Best French onion soup, a must try! Very convenient shuttle service to the United center. Great atmosphere. Sad to see closure of such a great place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place is a must if u are visiting Chicago. The Ahi Tuna is so buttery, it just melts in your mouth and its seared to perfection. The steak was great as well. The sides were good, but the potato gratin was tok oily for my taste. The salad is huge, could easily feed four people as a side dish.

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Chicago, Illinois
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433 reviews 433 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Carmichael's is a great place for steaks, and the balance of the menu is very good, also. We had a salad which is certainly big enough for two to share. We also had the Irish burger. I have never tried a burger here, but it was delicious, being done exactly like I wanted, and with cheddar cheese on it. Rather... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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408 reviews 408 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My son and I and a business associate visited the above on the evening of Friday 16th January. Our table was booked for 4-30pm but due to heavy traffic from O'Hare we did not arrive until 5pm but they saved the table for us. Whilst it was quite empty when we arrived it quickly filled almost to capacity before we... More 

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Chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went before a Bulls Game. In and out in a comfortable amount of time without feeling rushed. Valet parking in the side lot. Service was outstanding. Food was outstanding. We had the strip. In a town known for its steakhouses this place is a one of the best.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The food was excellent. We ate there on a Blackhawks night, so there were a lot of Blackhawks fans leaving as we arrived around 7:30 PM. We started out with the calamari and barbecue bacon shrimp. I ordered the gentleman's fillet. For sides, we had brussels sprouts, mushrooms and au gratin potatoes. All of the food was cooked just right.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Carmichaels is just west of downtown and is outside of the River North traffic jam. It has its own parking lot and is especially convenient if you are visiting the City and have your own car. The food is outstanding. If you come as a couple, consider sharing items down the menu as you will otherwise leave with a ton... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The is one of my default neighborhood restaurants. Easy to reach just west of downtown Chicago. Great for last minute dinning without a reservation. Complimentary valet parking. This place is more than another great steak house. The oysters Rockefeller and steamed mussels are my frequent appetizer choices. The sides are large and encourage sharing. This place is packed prior to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1052 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60607
    (Monroe and Aberdeen)
  • Public Transportation: Take #20 Madison St. bus and get off at the Aberdeen Stop and walk south on Aberdeen.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (312) 433-0025

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?