I have to say - I really do love Carmine's and everything about it. This neighborhood spot is big and bustling and is ran old school style.A huge street front presence, Carmine's looks fantastic as you approach and offers the best people watching in town. Rush Street is always jumping, no matter the day of the week.Service is always impeccable from the host desk to service to management. The reservation process is easy. When I arrive the hosts always greet me immediately and seat me quickly. My servers have always been on top of their game offering attentive service even during the most busy evenings. Then there is the Managers. They know how to run a big ship and still make each customer feel appreciated.The cuisine is interesting and memorable. Homemade pasta that melts in your mouth, sauces to dream about and decadent desserts that leave you with a smile. Satisfaction is always the end result.Rhonda F. 1/12/2020
This place is happening. Excellent service, excellent food except the baked clams. They were teeny,tiny. For 12.95 they should give you more than 6 or get bigger clams. Also, the clam chowder needed salt. I will go back, though. Love the atmosphere, huge bar, friendly bartenders. One more thing, they need purse hooks under the bar.Ann Smilgys 1/11/2020
Probably one of the best Italian restaurants in all of Chicago. The food is fantastic, proportions are very large and the service is always good. I've been coming here for over 25 years and I have never had a bad meal. Side note: Try their Pizza. You don't hear much about it, but it's very good.Chicago Enthusiast 1/05/2020
I thought the food was just decent (no one had steak so that may be where we went wrong) but wanted to say the service was the best in memory. Our server Tim was absolutely amazing! He was funny, professional, knowledgeable about the menu, and treated the three teens with me like ladies. The entire staff was kind and attentive. I loved that they held our leftovers in a fridge until after the Theater.Conni B. 1/04/2020
Went for NYE dinner with friends and we were so pleased with everything!! The appetizers were great! We all enjoyed our entrees, the portions were huge! So made for great leftovers. The wine and mixed drinks were perfect. And we were pleasantly surprised with the pricing! We will for sure be back again!Ashley R. 1/03/2020
Definitely one of our faves in Chicago! Went in with Sin and Grandson. Ordered Spaghetti, Arrabbiata, and Cavatelli! Oh...and Meatballs! Not one of us could finish! The pasta is fresh and it's for sure homemade! The sauce is plentiful and delicious! Oh my gosh we're all rolling here. Like bowling balls! Sooo good! I'll be back. Next time I'll do something other than pasta!Danny C. 1/02/2020
Needing a little mid afternoon pick me up my friend and our 3 daughters ended up at Rosebud. We walked right in and were seated immediately. We had many deserts to chose from. Upon our servers advice we settled on the Godiva mousse cake and the tiramisu. Against her advice we also ordered the spumoni bomb. She underestimated our desert eating abilities. We proved her wrong and completely polished off all 3 deserts with no problem. Go for a rest and stay for desert. Our service could have been more prompt and utensils/napkins are always a plus without having to ask.Michelle R. 1/02/2020
Went on a double date for NYE dinner and Rosebud did not disappoint! Everything was phenomenal from the food and ambience to their service. Our waiters name was Webster and he was fantastic! He made excellent food suggestions and treated us so kindly. Our table had a little of everything which included: Chicken Parmesan, Bone- In Rib Eye, Filet Minon, Baked Mac and Cheese, Brussel Sprouts w/ Bacon, Lobster, and Jalepeno Hashbrowns. Everything tasted amazing. 10/10 hands down. I will definitely be returning and this place has easily made it to my "top 10 restaurants" list.Tiara R. 1/02/2020
😋 Lip Smacking Yum City
Staff was Friendly & Wonderful
Philly The Manager Is The Bomb Dot Com
Had Shrimp Asparagus Risotto which was 😋 Lip Smacking Yum City
Fried Calamari was not a lot a breading & melted in your mouth. Oh Yum 😋
Linguine & Clams was Delicious.
The Tiramisu is Out Of This World
Highly Highly Recommend This Place
We were looking for a brunch spot that didn't have a super long wait and we stumbled upon Rosebud. There was a brief wait, but they actually got us seated within 5 minutes. I ordered the breakfast quesadilla which was delicious, and my friend got the fruit plate which was served in a hallowed put pineapple! It was beautifully displayed! I can't speak to lunch or dinner here, but it seemed like a nice spot!Linnea F. 12/26/2019
We had brunch here the last 5 years we've been coming downtown for our Christmas shopping weekend. Never quite made it for a dinner yet, we love the brunch. I also don't know why I haven't rated it before, couldn't find to do an update.I don't know why Hostesses do this, I guess they are told to...We've always had a table in the upstairs dining room by the windows but this Sunday they were sitting everyone on the patio/sidewalk. The hostess told us the upstairs dining room is never open on Sundays but 5 years previous it was. The patio is heated but not well regulated. Extremely hot, then comfortable then hot...we should have seated in the downstairs dining area.We always get the Crab Cake Benedict and a Bloody Mary. The Crab Cake Benedict is very good as always but the Bloody Mary was off this Sunday morning. It was good but different from others we've had.We will be back next year and maybe we'll check out the dinner menu.Tom M. 12/26/2019
Carmines...I'd heard of it before but tonight was the first experience. Got the baked sea bass on a bed of spinach w capers and a lemon butter sauce! Holy moly! That was soooo good! And we ordered a pepperoni pizza. Frankly that pizza is straight up legit, and there's something really yummy about it! I'm not from around here but it's nice to know that if I am at O'Hare I've got a nice place to eat! The staff was friendly and very accommodating! I'd 4.5 this if I couldDanny C. 12/26/2019
Food was great getting a table not so go. Had reservation for 7:30 pm but didn't get seated until after 8pm. Could have done better. Got told they over booked. Not a good practice to even tell a customer that but should have planed ahead knowing there was a reservation for 8.Denise Scholte 12/21/2019
Excellent food all the way around. The steak was cooked perfectly medium as I ordered. Was juicy and full of flavor. The sides were all very good as well. We had appetizers, all were great, but my ABSOLUTE favorite was the sausage and peppers. Make sure you're ready to drop some $$$, it's pricey, but well worth the money for the food and the atmosphere.Lisa Phillips 12/19/2019
Delicious!! We used to frequent this restaurant all the time back in early 2000's and it was our special place to go. It has not changed much but the food is delicious, service great, and ambiance nice and romantic.We had Mamas Meatball Salad and shared that- I am still wanting more of this, so good but huge!! My husband had a Chilean Sea Bass special with fettuccine Alfredo, I had the Rigatoni Vodka. The meal was delicious but it was a lot of food- next time we may get the salad again and one entree and share.Heidi A. 12/15/2019
Caitlin, our server, made our family dinner (party of 12) absolutely outstanding. Her ability to connect with each guest really impressed our three birthday celebrants and the other family members. The brick chicken is suitable for sharing, as is the Cobb salad. The prime rib is excellent. The desserts, particularly the mile-high chocolate cake and the crem brûlée, were both tasty and generous. Carmines is a special place, thanks to the service, food and decor.Lauri P. 12/15/2019
This is absolutely a divine restaurant! The service was impeccable and every single thing we tried was unbelievably amazing. The Delmonico ribeye was to die for! We were here as part of a larger group and this is a great place to enjoy great food with great people! I can also very highly recommend the spumoni dessert! Enjoy this place at your soonest opportunity!Greg Koszut 12/14/2019
Excellent recommendation from my friend Joan and Derrik. The vodka sauce is legendary. I have to begin by saying the host, servers and sommelier were all extremely accommodating and patient. After changing our reservation time over the phone a total of 4 times, the staff was all really helpful and kind.We began by splitting salads and the eggplant stack. I criticize the Caesar slightly, as I found it to be underdressed. The eggplant stack, a dish I would typically be trepidatious of ordering, was actually quite good. I liked the thin, crispy layers of eggplant, tomato and mozzarella- this was a surprising hit. I believe the vodka sauce that came on my rigatoni was among the best I've ever had! It was well balanced and just creamy enough, filled with a lovely tomato basil flavor. I highly recommend this dish. The Italian red wine we order was a really nice accompaniment to our meal. We sat downstairs in a cozy half booth and our servers were patient with us as we came late at night and were slightly too rowdy for the scene.The chocolate martinis were extremely well made. I love ending with a chocolate martini, it was evident these were crafted with white chocolate Godiva liquor- the best! 5 stars for Rosebud- keep up the great work!Kendall M. 12/14/2019
All of the locations in the Carmine'/Rosebud restaurant group are fabulous. The food is generously portioned and they use high-end ingredients. You really get a lot of value for your money. My favorite dish of all time is the Rosebud Fish Salad. The one we had yesterday at the Rosemont location was the best I've ever had. Colossal shrimp, giant chucks of tender, delicious octopus, and tender and generous portions of scungilli all seasoned to perfection! I could kiss the chef for a fish salad that good. Thanks!Rebecca F. 12/12/2019
Outstanding steakhouse! Outstanding service!
Family oriented. Great menu!
We had Meno serve us . He was a gift.
We couldn’t of been more fortunate. A table of 13, and the service was impeccable.
I had the Chilean sea bass special , which I would highly recommend!
Thank you Meno! Thank you Rose bud!
My husband and I were looking for a brunch place near our hotel. The place we planned to go to had too long of a wait so we noticed Rosebud. Weren't too sure at first since its Italian, and we wanted breakfast but we stopped in. The decor for Christmas was beautiful. Our waiter was very professional and attentive. The food was excellent! My husband had the breakfast quesadilla and I had the Florentine Benedict. Lots of food for the price. Our mimosas were a lot more expensive than we expected, but a great experience nonetheless.Jessica R. 12/07/2019
Such a great sport for a business lunch. This is the perfect spot in Rosemont to meet clients. The ambiance is classic old school Italian. The waitstaff are knowledgeable and seasoned. The food is fantastic. I actually wanted something on the lighter side and ordered the appetizer eggplant stack! I wish I would have taken a pic...it was acrually two stacked of crispy eggplant, beefsteak tomatoes and frEsh mozzarella drizzled with balsamic glaze and arugula. Yum. Try it!Donna H. 12/04/2019
I haven't been here in so long and am glad my friend decided on Rosebud for lunch. We came in on a Tuesday afternoon for lunch. Service was good and so was the food. Lunch portions are a great size and decently priced. The restaurant was not too busy and we were seated immediately. Can't wait to come back!Mary A. 12/03/2019
At the recommendation of a friend, my wife and I decided to try Roaebuds. It was busy, yet intimate and and quaint. We shared a salad as well as the lasagna. Both were fantastic! The salad was much larger than we anticipated, and the lasagna was sufficient enough for us to share and be satisfied. The lasagna was creamy and delicious!Mark W. 12/03/2019
We were going to scope out this Viagra Triangle and came across this place. All of a sudden, we had a craving for Italian food, and decided to give it a shot. We were seated quickly and the service was great. Several of the waiters checked on us religiously and were very nice. We all ordered different pastas so we could try them all. Man I really was hoping for a wow factor but it just wasn't there. I was bummed. I had some high hopes for this but it failed me. It was just okay. Def a basic B kinda pasta and that was it. I tried my colleagues' pastas, as well, and again, nothing special. I'm gonna keep swiping until I find my keeper. And then came the dessert- hence the 4 stars. I am definitely a crème brûlée connoisseur. This is one that I will keep dreaming about. The ratio of custard to the strawberry to the nicely burnt candy layer of deliciousness was perfect. If anything, I will be back for this! My mouth was definitely coming!D H. 12/02/2019
This is an excellent steakhouse in downtown Chicago. All the steaks our table ordered were cooked based on how they were ordered. Great steak! Just a caution that portions are huge. If you order a wedge salad it's double the size of a normal wedge. Desserts are also shareable. Wait staff was very attentive. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is this is a very noisy restaurant. We had a big group and you could not carry on a conversation with people on the other end of table. I would recommend to dine here with 4 people or 4 people with 4 kids where you do not need to carry on a conversation with the kids.Dan N. 11/30/2019
Went with a group of my girlfriends for our Christmas dinner. Everything about the place was fantastic. The staff could not have been nicer from the waitresses to the hostesses. You can tell they care about everyone who comes in. Our food was so delish. I had the Chicken Marsala which was very good. Three of my friends had the lasagna which they all enjoyed. Portions were very large, we all brought food home. Desserts were excellent, we ordered one of each dessert and enjoyed them all. Will absolutely be coming back here. Not sure why anyone complained about noise as I though the ambience was great. I don't like restaurants to be too quiet, it felt very lively and fun. Also prices were very much what I would expect to pay at a quality Italian restaurant. Very happy to have this nice restaurant in my neighborhood!!Joan K. 11/30/2019
Another Chicago favorite of mine. I have been here several times over the years and I have always had a great experience. The inside is quaint and pleasing to the eye. Outside is always a joy if you can get seated there. As usual, the food is amazing and the service outstanding. Go out of my way to try something new every visit and I have always left thrilled. Highly recommended.Kristin Reynolds 11/28/2019
Had to come to one of the few restaurants on Taylor Street on the Michelin guide since I live so close. Portion sizes are huge which is great, especially the pasta entrees. All the food was good. I got the chicken piccata and the sauce was phenomenal. Capers were slightly excessive but that wasn't a problem as they could just be pushed off to the side. The pasta that came with the chicken was good, pasta not mushy by any means but I'd prefer it a little more Al dente. Also, I wish the chicken was a little more browned. Overall, solid dish, the sauce was spectacular.David Z. 11/21/2019
Delicious meal in a cozy atmosphere! Went with my mom on a Sunday night with a reservation. It probably was not needed as there was ample seating. They brought warm bread with olive oil and parm for dipping. We each had a house salad which was huge and very fresh. My mom had the rigatoni with vodka sauce and I ordered white fish but they were unfortunately out. I opted for the sea bass oreganato which was amazing! The portion was great and it came with roasted potatoes. Very garlicky and flavorful. Service was pretty good and we had a nice evening overall!Jaime R. 11/19/2019