A popular destination before and after concerts and sporting events at United Center, Carmichael’s exists as the only authentic steakhouse in the West Loop. You may certainly order a decent steak at the likes of Girl & The Goat, Nellcote or Vivo, but nothing compares to a place that specializes in the real deal.
While Carmichael’s interior oozes classic steakhouse, it’s also slightly more casual than its downtown competitors to make the sporting events crowds feel more at ease. The menu and prices, however, reflect what you’ll find in most Chicago steakhouses.
Generous portions of crab cakes, Buffalo chicken spring rolls and lobster tempura are great starters to what’s certain to be a hearty night out on the town. Steak and chop portions are equally generous, ranging from the 12 oz. “gentlemen’s cut” of filet mignon to a 24 oz. Porterhouse. Diners may also order a “crust” to steaks, which include toppings such as garlic & herb butter, horseradish and peppercorn.
Carmichael’s is also popular for its large selection of non-steak dishes. Many diners are big fans of the Chicago-style burgers (piled on with grilled onions), Baby Back ribs, meatloaf “tower” and pan-roasted tilapia.