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Carmichael's Steak House

1052 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60607 (The Loop)
(312) 433-0025
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Ranked #382 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: The Loop
Cross street: Monroe and Aberdeen
Transit: Take #20 Madison St. bus and get off at the Aberdeen Stop and walk south on Aberdeen.
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84% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Carmichaels is in our neighborhood and my wife and I have been going 5 or 6 times per year for the last 5 or 6 years. We've had our rehearsal dinner here and many birthdays. I've had dinner with parents and inlays before hockey games, just drinks at the bar and more than a few business dinners. Everything is always... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We found this because of a recommendation by the staff at our hotel. Downtown Holiday Inn. The atmosphere was wonderfully classic and traditional. The weather was nice enough that the staff had the doors to the patio open so even though we ate inside, we could enjoy the gentle breeze from outside. The staff was amazingly helpful and just at... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been to Carmichael's several times for both business and personal dinners. The food, service and ambiance has been great each time. If you have a small party, they have a wonderful rustic, yet comfortable room upstairs. In nice weather, the open the windows for fresh air and lovely views. The food and service was great during all of my... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was my second time dining at Carmicheal's and the food was great. We had the buffalo chicken spring rolls, caesar salad, meatloaf, shrimp scampi, pulled pork sandwiches,and creamed spinach. The waiters are very nice as well. The only challenge was the lady that was seating people put people too close together and the restaurant was not even full. People... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Though the restaurant is nice, we chose the outdoor patio as it was a very nice day for an outside lunch. This area is next to a mini park and it is easy to forget that you are eating at a great restaurant. As we were there for lunch, we tried a chopped caesar salad with steak and a bowl... More

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Barrington, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

all the food was a little disappointing, but the service, location and ambiance were all good. Good way to park, eat and go to the Bulls game via their shuttle though.

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Livonia, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The staff at Carmichael's made up for the horrid weather with their warm welcome and fine service! Can't wait to get back to enjoy their outdoor seating. Highly recommend!

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Carmichael's has an ambiance, to borrow a word from German, one could call gemutlich, meaning friendly, inviting. Chicago is replete with chain steakhouses (e.g. Morton's, Ruth's Chris, etc) but here you're likely to see locals who are known by greeters and waitstaff as well. The room itself is large and roomy with capacious leather booths and generous seating at the... More

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Visiting from UK and taken here by friends. What it is doing so far down the list heaven only knows but we always appreciate going where the locals go and not the tourist traps. Met every expectation

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Carbondale, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My daughter and I went there last night for the first time. We picked it because it was within walking distance to the apartment. The atmosphere was very nice and our steaks and sides were perfectly prepared. The service was excellent so I have to give them A perfect score.

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