Carbone
Carbone

Carbone

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carbonenewyork.com/
  • Phone: 2122543000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Late Night, Private Room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Houston
  • Public Transit: B/D, 6, N/R
  • Parking: No
A word from Carbone
Carbone is an Italian-American restaurant created by Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. The restaurant pays homage to the essence of the great Italian-American restaurants of mid-20th century in New York, where delicious, exceptionally well-prepared food was served in settings that were simultaneously elegant, comfortable and unpretentious. The food nods to that same history, but take its culinary cues from the great talents and techniques of the present and of the future. Familiar dishes like Seafood Salad, Linguini Vongole, Lobster Fra Diavola, Chicken Scarpariello and Veal Parmesan elevated to a new level.
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Carbone reviews from OpenTable diners
162 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (97)special occasion (96)hot spot (69)neighborhood gem (60)romantic (51)notable wine list (48)good for groups (31)great for lunch (20)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Well worth finding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent food. The layers of flavour almost every bite is life changing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapponting
    RenatoA
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Despite the nice environment food was very spicy (excessive garlic and pepper) which interferes with its taste. Portions are big but nobody warns you about that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • humus
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food is excellent! One of the best meals I've had ever! The servers are all wonderfully attentive, but not overbearing and the music later on in the night is great! All in all a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    food is fairly good but expensive. Also, it is extremely noisy. All in all, I will NOT recommend it to my friends.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sfrangis
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Superb. Divine. Unique. Bravo. Definitely one of the best restaurants we have ever been. Service was impeccable. Food was simple yet mind blowing. Wine was amazing. It was more than just a fantastic dinner. It was an experience. A memorable one. If only more restaurant owners had half of the vision these guys did. Chapeaux!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sarah
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Delicious!! Loved the waiters. Good and wine are great.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ViennaMike
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Uneven food pushy service but very good sommelier.
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  • Outstanding Food
    PmagVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Hard to get into but must say it was worth the effort. The Ceasar Salad was better than advertised ans the Veal Chop was memorable. The bread basket alone was enough to stop by for. Choclate dessert was extraordinary. Excellent wine list at NYC prices. Only issue was the rush at the end of the meal we were basically rushed out. No one was offered coffee or after dinner drinks- check was brought over and they were ready to turn the table- disappointing for the price of the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This was my first visit to the restaurant, and I loved everything about it, from the ambiance to the food. Both the Caesar salad and veal parm were outstanding.
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  • Great Meal!
    ConnecticutItalian14
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was outstanding once again only to be outdone by the service. The Caprese salad, veal parmesan and spaghetti pomodoro were delicious. The Bananas Foster was one of the best we've ever had. Superb meal overall, would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Special
    Rsguedes
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Special ambient/decoration, food, service, music. Definitely a place to be! Try sharing a number of appetizers, small pasta plates and also entrees with your party. Wine list is huge, so do ask the sommelier for suggestions, even because they have hidden treasuries!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food was delicious. While the waiter was quite knowledgable, he was constantly interrupting our lunch conversation to tell us daily specials, ask if we were ready etc. For such a nice restaurant, I was surprised that he didn't wait until one of us had at least finished speaking to ask for our attention.That was rather awkward as the lunch was a business event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Meal!
    CmarieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wonderful veal parm, halibut, beet salad, and bananas flambé ---- but the highlight was light and delectable tortellini with ragu. The latter may sound ordinary, however at Carbone it is ethereal! Great service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A keeper
    DineNYC
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Love to dine in NYC. Veal parmesan was most excellent. It is certain I will be back for another meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In one word...Amazing.
    BrianFantana
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had an amazing experience at Carbone. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgable. We had the meatballs, lobster ravioli, spaghetti and wine. Everything was superb. When you spend a bit of money out on dinner, you want to get your money's worth. Carbone delivers...and then some...and then some more. A fantastic dining experience and we will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding American Italian Food
    ncnyc
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This place is in a world of its own. You walk in and you're not even in Manhattan anymore. You're taken back to a different era, different culture, and it's an incredible experience. And the food is authentic American Italian fare that is perfectly executed. It's simplicity so well executed that it appears complex. You cannot go wrong at this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BrooklynBaby
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Highly memorable meal. From the minute you set foot into this restaurant you feel taken care of. Service is attentive and friendly. Food is nothing short of exceptional. You get what you pay for. Absolutely worth it to dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
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    alalalal
    Dined on 8/17/2014
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    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was good, but not worth the price. Disappointing after reading all of the press reviews.
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  • Glad we checked it out
    jnyc
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food is interesting, some nice twists on old standards - try the baked clams. But, verrrry expensive!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PHENOMENAL
    RCColaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It's not very often that I'm blown away by something as simple as garlic bread, or veal parmesan, or even a classic caesar salad, but if you've had any of these offerings at Carbone, you'll see why garlic bread is not as simple as you think. The service is a full-on experience, the menu is simple and straightforward but there's nothing simple about the preparation. ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING MEAL!! Four enthusiastic fingers (and toes) up! It is a bit pricey, but well worth it...and I'm anxiously awaiting the next time I hit the lottery-- my first stop will be the tasting menu at Carbone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Old school Italian done right
    msbnyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Carbone was great. Starting out with fresh breads, parmesan, salumi. The sommelier made a great suggestion for a good bottle of sangiovese. We had the fantastic grilled octopus to start: perfect char on the octopus, beautiful flavor in the peppers that it was served with. Then the spicy rigatoni: creamy pasta cooked perfectly al dente, not overwhelmingly spicy. The lobster ravioli: delicate leaves of squid ink pasta filled with lobster in a fresh herb sauce. The bass oreganata: beautiful black bass with chickpeas and herbs. An incredibly healthy portion of veal parmesan. A truly fantastic dish! Carrot cake: presentation very pretty but the taste did not live up to everything else we'd had. Would love to go back to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carbone is a must if you can get in
    EBurt4
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amazing environment, food and service. Mixologist are great and awesome menu. Difficult to get in bit very worth the wait.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Fairfoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A really lovely restaurant with good food, excellent service and a friendly vibe. My only gripe would be the price. Although the food is perfectly good, it doesn't really justify the prices being charged. It's really a nice neighbourhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off the boil?
    simonblondon
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    It's worth noting that our waiter (captain?) was outstanding. However, nothing else was particularly good. It's clear what the owners have set out to achieve but the kind of pastiche they are aiming at requires work. Also, the food was only so so.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Spectacular. Lives up to the hype! You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was good service is very bad
    bernie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food was good service the worst the side dishes arrived when the main courses had been finished The waiter gave them for free no one eat them Who wants free food we want service! !
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    special occasion
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  • Delicious Italian Food
    Sammy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I think that dining at Carbone really lived up to the hype. The ambience was old school, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin playing in the background, waiters in suits and wonderful charm. While definitely an expensive meal, it was absolutely delicious. Has the sizzling pancetta, thick cut and juicy, and the chopped salad, fresh and delicious with a touch of fennel to start. We did not order a meat dish but focused on the pasta, ordering the spicy vodka rigatoni and the tortellini ragu. We also ordered a side of meatballs which were not on the menu but offered by our waiter. Perfectly cooked, perfectly spicy (which means not too much, I don't like spicy!) and the ragu was creamy and light. The meatballs were moist and amazing! Go eat here!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fantastic
    Disappointing
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Updated classic red-sauce joint dishes with huge portions and stellar service. Huge hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    kecosh
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Delicious! The food was incredible. We can't thank our captain enough for making it all worthwhile. We'll definitely be back our next special occasion.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Hands down the best restaurant in NYC. I will certainly be going back and recommending this place to everyone I speak to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    MediaqueenVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We trusted Chris our captain to select from the menu and he was spot on! What shall I rave about first, the caprese salad was like none other we have ever tried (even in Italy). The vegetable lasagna was a completely unexpected delight! And lastly as promised the Veal Parm .."best in the city". We ate and ordered way too much food but why bother if you're not going to do that. Our meal was truly an experience that we will look forward to doing again and again. My husband said it best when he said "I can see xxxx (that other village Italian hot spot) in my rear view mirror"
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DocK
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    very good food but extremely expensive. ordered the M/P branzino and was shocked when it showed up as a $95 charge on the bill.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good but very noisy
    Fernandamf
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I am a fan of Carbonne. The food is excellent. However, those last fez times we I went, it was too too noisy. You barely can have a conversation. It ruins the experience.
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    fit for foodies
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  • elegant and classy
    channelplaceVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    dining room has nice vibe. multiple amouse bouche starters terrific. octopus, tortellini pasta, and veal parmasan exceptional. unfortunately too full for dessert.
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  • Great experience
    Mari
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Maybe not for small kids but great for foodie-kids. Superservice and the food is overall very good but the caprese is outstanding. Best ever and I have been to Italy many times.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great NY steakhouse
    gbandjg
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We booked over a month in advance, upon arrival we were quickly ushered through to the back of the restaurant where it seemed all the regular patrons were. Almost immediately we were given some great crusty Italian bread, pickled vegetables and slices of tomato to make a beautiful bruschetta. Service quick and by our first real NY born waiter who was quick, efficient and when we enquired, had some great stories. Our meals were great with the mains being much larger than we are use to. The standout was the veal marsala, absolutely the very best I have ever had and whilst my wife was having lobster as her main, when I gave her some of my veal - she kept on asking for more of my veal! Really enjoyed the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consigliere
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It was lovely to take my parents out to dinner here. They enjoyed that old school feel and delicious food. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Would have like a second glass of wine but overall, it was a lovely night. Thank you for making this evening special for us.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointimg
    DacApiacere
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had reservation but we have to wait at least half an hour to be seated. We ask for our appetizers and main courses and the "maitre" tried to force us to ask for more food more than once.
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  • The Godfather, Part 4
    msruddlawVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food at Carbone is actually under-rated. We started with two crudo appetizers, one tuna and the other salmon, each in a different herb and olive oil mix, both of which were extraordinarily fresh and delicate. Great Ceaser salad with white anchovies. Angel hair AOP popped with flavor. The meat balls weren't on the menu but our waiter included them. The veal parmigiana was exquisite - best red sauce ever. Should have stopped with the macerated strawberries, but my daughter pushed for the carrot cake. A perfectly paired soft red wine from Sicily for dinner and a wonderful caramelized rum from the West Indies to balance the carrot cake. Our waiter was always there just as we were about to look for him. The sommelier is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.