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Carbone Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carbonenewyork.com
  • Phone: (212) 254-3000
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Late Night, Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: Carbone offers two rooms for private dining as well as full restaurant buyouts. Please contact kyra@majorfood.com for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Kyra Burner (212) 254-3000

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
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    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Food was good, but not worth the price. Disappointing after reading all of the press reviews."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Food is interesting, some nice twists on old standards - try the baked clams. But, verrrry expensive!!!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Amazing environment, food and service. Mixologist are great and awesome menu. Difficult to get in bit very worth the wait."
    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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Spectacular. Lives up to the hype! You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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! !"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Updated classic red-sauce joint dishes with huge portions and stellar service. Huge hit."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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""
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "dining room has nice vibe. multiple amouse bouche starters terrific. octopus, tortellini pasta, and veal parmasan exceptional. unfortunately too full for dessert."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Loved it. Best caprese salad I have ever had. Great pasta. Perfect lunch!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Just amazing, from the beginning to the end! We had 3 course dinner here and they would not stop to impress me, top dinner in my life!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It's was absolutely fab from the min we arrived! Service, food and the atmosphere"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Some good & some meh: Bass Allison: phenomenal, A+. Tortellini al Ragu: good, B+. Wines (a glass of Barbara & an Arneis): acceptable, B, but shockingly overpriced, even for here. Bread basket: unimpressive, C-. Complementary antipasti: C+ or B- but too much, even unnecssary--felt "forced," much like the ambience. We liked our waiter very much. Hosts & floor managers were drab, not warm at all to speak to, as though they did not care whether we were there. Music was alternatively kitschy & odd. 2 rooms, 1 rather bright, the other over dark. Artwork was poorly chosen, quite out of place (though artist is well known). Overall decor is forced. Dishware: chipped. Price$: outta control. Despite very good entrees wld not return, but worth 1 visit."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Baked clams and caprese outstanding. Veal Parmesan excellent - but don't understand the hype. Carrot cake just awful - dry and chalky."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Carbone was the most enjoyable dining experience I have ever had. The entire staff buys into the overall theme of the restaurant. The food was perfect."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Took my wife there for our anniversary. Food and service was spectacular. I keep quasi kosher so i was salivating over the veal parm but everything i could eat looked delish"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Carbone was absolutely delicious, as expected. The caprese salad with homemade mozzarella was divine, as were the clams casino. The spicy rigatoni was like a mac n cheese on steroids, and the veal parm was well worth the 55 bucks. Will definitely return time and time again!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food is fabulous! The staff are very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. This place is a true gem"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had dinner at Carbone and I must say, that we have been coming to New York for about 10 years and my wife said this was best restauarant we have ever eaten in NYC during that time. The food and level of service were just outstanding. And though it is extremely expensive the value for the dollar is well worth the expense"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Friendly staff and great food, especially the rigatoni! Our new favorite NYC restaurant!!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "awesome food, divine actually. Great and very knowledgeable wait staff. Full of business types though, felt I should have been doing a business deal instead of lunch with friends?"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "really best meal in nyc..we go back as often as we can get a reservation..these guys are great"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Not enough characters.... You can read my review here http://www.anexpatwife.com/an-expat-wife-eats-blog/category/carbone"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Lovely lunch on our last day in New York. Nice friendly staff with good service and delicious food. Will go again!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I was dying to try this restaurant and was finally able to get a reservation last Sunday night at 10pm. The food was amazing, the best Italian food I've had in a long time and the place was nice and classy. However the service was very disappointing and it ruined our experience. It was our last night in NYC and we wanted to have a great night. We had no budget, ordered an expensive bottle of wine did not even have time to finish it because we got served in about 5 minutes. The excuse we got was that it was Sunday night and late, so they basically want to go home. The air conditioning was so strong we kindly asked to lower it down but they never did. Overall, still a great place but avoid going on Sunday night!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014