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Carnivale

#96 of 7,678 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
West Loop
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702 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661-1002 (Halsted)
+1 312-850-5005
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Today
11:30 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many options for gluten diary free dietary concerns without lack of flavor. Sexy restaurant. High vaulted ceilings without a cold atmosphere.

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Thank Kathleen G
Holly, Michigan
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A small group of us ended up getting a last minute reservation on Saturday night. I've heard about the restaurant before and finally had the opportunity to go. The food was really good. We tried a few appetizers and for a meal, I had the lamb rack and also a good martini. It's a pretty large restaurant and busy. With... More 

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Thank Dayna F
New York City, New York
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting menu selections, something for everyone. It's a fun place at which to be, you feel good entering, the decor is alive and thoughtful and fun, lots of varieties of food...can get tastings which I like a lot...

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St. John's, Antigua
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In Chicago for a conference. Heard about Carnivalle and Ubered over. They were not busy and we 3 were seated immediately. Everything took time after we were seated. Where's the waiter? Where are our drinks? And so on. We ordered Heirloom beet salad and calamari to start. Fabulous calamari, tiny portions of beets but tasty. For our entres: Arroz con... More 

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Thank jadenfalconeediting
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere is wonderful, sangria was delicious,but the food was fabulous! I highly recommend the brisket skillet!!!

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Thank Jane R
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came for a friends birthday. We were a few minutes "Tardy for the party". lol The ambiance is fun, if say you were 12 years old and wanting to experience Mardi Gras. It's like a very overexcited Carnival theme. Moving on...The group already had some appetizers to share on the table. I didn't have any. Ordered a Sangria, which was... More 

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Thank Stacy P
St. Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such fun! A hidden gem! The food was amazing in a crazy cool space - they apparently have salsa dancing on different nights - we didn't see it, but I will definitely come back! Service was great and had fun drinks too!

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Thank napolicat
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carnivale was fun, Drinks were great, entertainment was awesome, food was okay. The environment is so fun!

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Thank MrsVlaming
Aurora, Illinois
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164 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This past weekend we experiences Carnivale for our first time. We went for both our anniversary and my mom's birthday that both fall on the same weekend. Since it was a double special occasion we splurged a bit and ran up quite a bill. To start, you must realize that this place does not specialize in authentic cuisine, rather a... More 

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Thank dan b
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

My daughter's bridal shower was held there. We rented The Samba Room. All of our guests (mostly ages 25-35) raved about it. It actually is comprised of three areas, one of which has a large-screen television. There is also a bar, a coat rack and a restroom that are part of the rental space. The menu choices were eclectic, sophisticated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
Cuisine
Latin, South American, Central American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661-1002
    (Halsted)
  • Public Transportation: Bus: The #8 Halsted at Fulton Market/Lake: 2 minute walk The # 65 Grand Avenue at Desplaines:10 minute walk The # 56 Milwaukee stops at Fulton/Desplaines: 2 minute walk Train: The Blue Line at Milwaukee/Grand: 10 minute walk The Pink Line at Clinton: 5 min walk The Green Line at Clinton: 5 min walk
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-850-5005

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

Staying in West Loop

Neighbourhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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