Carlyle Restaurant
Carlyle Restaurant

Carlyle Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecarlyle.com/
  • Phone: 2125707192
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Sunday Brunch: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday
    Dinner: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, French
  • Executive Chef: Rolf Weithofer
  • Dress Code: Jacket Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Custom prix fix menu offered.
  • Private Party Contact: Banquet and Catering 2125707123

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison and 76th Street
  • Public Transit: Madison Avenue Bus and the 6 Subway to 77th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at the hotel entrance on 76th Street.
A word from Carlyle Restaurant
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner this gracious elegant room furnished with pillow-sprinkled banquets, Fortuny fabric covered walls is the perfect setting for delightful French cuisine and discreet service.


PLEASE NOTE JACKETS ARE REQUIRED IN THE DINING ROOM FOR DINNER.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Carlyle Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (34)romantic (32)fit for foodies (17)notable wine list (14)neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (9)vibrant bar scene (7)good for groups (6)great for brunch (4)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 2014couplenyc
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I was excited to try out the renowned Carlyle, but walked out disappointed. The quiet atmosphere is a welcome change from the noisy crowds, yet the cavernous rooms' carpet and over-plushed seating make the restaurant stuffy. The staff is very good with excellent table service. Food-wise, the French courses are at their utmost classic, with no hint of creativity. The undercooked then oven finished risotto got al-dente and crispy, not creamy as one may prefer (personal taste). The flavorful lobster bisque came in lukewarm. For this they comped us a dessert. The chocolate souffle could have been much darker, and comes with a creme anglaise pushing the sweetness over the top. The great wine list is impressive to even the most rarefied palates.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A pretty good place
    luvs2eat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I went with the Travelzoo discount and I was really surprised by how fast the courses arrived. They really knew how to turn the tables (we were paying a ton less than people usually do, as our waiter pointed out) but I can't say I was too upset as the food was all pretty good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rwhiteesq
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The lead server was not very attentive at all. This is especially troubling in light of the fact that gratuity was already included because of my travel zoo voucher.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old-world class
    IcequeenAU
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Bemelmans Bar is a cultural icon and must be experienced. Lovers of the children's book, Madeleine, will be amazed and charmed by the murals. The restaurant is gorgeous. It harkens back to an earlier era, when you could arrive in evening wear, and relax in elegant surroundings. Charles, our server, and the support staff were wonderful and treated us as if we were old friends. For an elegant evening out, the Carlyle is a must. Jackets required, fellas (thank heavens!). 12 out of 10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Your mansion for an evening
    NYC1
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This is an elegant experience - dining at its finest but set in the warmth of an elegant dining room in your own private mansion. The restaurant has a cozy, intimate feeling but it is classic elegance but elegance not overdone. Everything is done to perfection is décor and ambiance. In addition there is not one bad seat in the house. No one faces a wall - this is extremely considerate. The service is excellent and professional with the staff taking dining to an art form. But most of all, the menu is varied with imagination and a well-rounded wine list. We visit New York City between 4 and 6 times a year and this is my favorite New York City restaurant. This is world class. It is a relaxed elegance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous in every way
    lore
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Outstanding, beautiful, special. The food was wonderfully prepared and served. I always think the price of the wine is out of proportion to the meal. It shouldn't cost half as much to pour a glass when the chef goes to such lengths to make a beautiful plate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sasg
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The restaurant has consistently excellent food and service. The new lunch and dinner menus provide a good selection of dishes. The wait staff is the best in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • way out of its league.
    Sirmeus
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Sad; very disappointed. living off its legacy this place needs an overhaul of its menu, plastic flower decor, and its staff. Way overpriced. poorly conceived wine menu, and just poor quality...but make sure you're wearing a suit.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Lovely staff, incredible food and a beautiful atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    AV45
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Everything you hear about this place is true. The service, the food, and the ambiance, are legendary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Ikatfloral
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I went for the first time with my friend as I bought a travelzoo coupon. The food was excellent and the services was not very good. Each dish for both mine and my friend's were delicious. The restaurant was so beautiful. I will recommend everyone to try on their food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great New York Experience
    grumbly57
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food, service and atmosphere outstanding - I will definitely be coming back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine dining
    sasg
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Fine food preparation, presentation and attentive service. Elegant yet cordial with good food choices. Willing to accommodate special dietary needs and requests. Captains, waiters and busboys always try to please. Comfortable chairs, tables spaced so that you can hear your guests, beautifully appointed room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fergs
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Good food, very attentive service by highly knowledgeable staff, and very expensive. Ambience is romantic, upscale.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner with travelzoo voucher
    Njoythemoment
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The host Carlos excepted voucher upon arrival! They had given us the travelzoo menu placed the order including desert! Carlos waited 4 us to complete desert b 4 explainin that the voucher had expired 15 days ago! He mentioned everything will b charged à la carte which was completely wrong as he already committed n never gave us the options to order from a priced menu! He kept making up stories on travelzoo and hotel policies which were completely made up as travelzoo mentioned it was incorrect! He completely scam us by doubling the charge of $125 dinner to $214 than once he took the credit card he added on gratuity n captain charges for 2 diners which came 2 $270!! Just a sleazy way of doin business! Be aware of their dishonest n practice!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant Dining
    703james
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This restaurant offers a special dining experience. The quality of the food, presentation and portion size was outstanding. Service too was attentive and not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It doesnt get any better
    Bill
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    First of all there is class and more ultra class. Nothing is forgotten about The appetizers a special crab meat made unbelievably with a onion ring garnishing and a wegyu beef carpacio. The sparkling wine Vive cliquot and a nice flute of light chardonnay to go with lobster thermidors. What a delight of lobster mushroom and special sauce and other sides.The bread to die for. The crème Brule so rich and even the fresh fruit topping was topnotch and a lemon tart so tasty. The room, the view, the flowers, the chandeliers, the Bebelmans piano bar. I thought I saw Bobby Short and Kitty Carlisle. Forty nice leather banquet seats with pillows. Coffee and everything there is supreme and the service and staff amazing. Quite a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was ok!
    FoodieGirl67
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    It was just ok! The food was good, nothing wow about it. The waiter was slow as molasses, and not very attentive or pleasant. He seemed upset that I didn't order an appetizer. The table was not properly cleared between courses. Also they have these ridiculous candle holders that the shades were all askew, just a peeve.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good and not so good
    Rich
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Arrival handled well. Good sized table -with my wife and myself placed side by side back to wall facing restaurant. Attentive service, with sparkling water served frequently. Dessert wine by the glass was not available but excellent substitute and accompanied delicious foie gras. Special of the day was beef Wellington - delicious joint and perfectly cook but served at borderline temperature. But the. 2 glasses of red wine (ordered on arrival) were not served then and we had to chase them and they arrived 5 mins after beef served. The soufflé was to die for, took 15/20 mins but would have been good to reference that option before hand. Ambience very quiet and decor beautiful. Price reflected quality of hotel, service and food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 479 reviews are from the Carlyle Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Food is fair
    FrequentTraveller
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The menu is outdated. Food is rich and heavy. Classics for the restaurant, but I can hardly ever find something healthy and light I stay at the hotel 5-6 times a year, and would like something better in-house.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • elegant night out
    berlinjoe
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were in New York for the weekend and wanted a special dining experience. We had stayed at the Carlyle some years ago and we were delighted with our experience; excellent, elegant service with special attention from the captain and the servers. We were very pleased with the evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service and worse food
    Jeeves
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Waiter greeted us by asking if we were on the Travelzoo 'coupon' program. "What?" we said. No, we were there as VIP foodie diners. Then it took him forever to take our order. When he started, he cut me off and turned to an older couple that he knew and left me hanging. Then, he flitted around the room to take another diner's order and they had arrived after us. I confronted him, he barely apologized. So, BAD SERVICE. My veal was not cooked well as ordered. The bread was soggy. Water had crumbs in it. My wife's fish was average. The soufflés were inedible. THIS PLACE IS TERRIBLE UNLESS YOU AN OLDER REGULAR. THEN, ITS STILL TERRIBLE BUT YOU ARE USED TO IT. Plus, there is little salt or taste in at the food due to the clientele.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice, but...
    RBTV
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The food was good, the service prompt, professional and courteous. Absolutely nothing wrong. But, at these prices one expects to have a very special evening. And that, the Carlyle did not deliver.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Had a wonderful meal at the Carlyle Restaurant. Beautiful decor, food, drink and service. Would definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • старомодный ресторан
    Gotovimba
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Ничего особенного,ожидали намного большего. Яйца Бенедикт были хороши, но не на 25 долларов
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over the top
    Lenny
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The decor and ambience are extraordinary. The service was excellent. The food was over the top. I would highly recommend the Carlyle and will return frequently.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old New York Dining
    njfoodie
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The Carlyle Restaurant lives up to its reputation. The food and service were excellent and is very romantic and quiet. While the drinks from the bar are pricey, the food and service still make this old New York dining a real gem.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Dinner
    Barbara
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The monkfish was amazing and my aunt thoroughly enjoyed her lamp chops. Our captain, Chuck, was very personable and the service was excellent. We go to the Carlyle every year when we are in NYC. I have recommended it to all of my friends. I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, but poor service
    frenchfoodlover
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Food is excellent, but service is poor, they only come around when is time for grabbing the check and tips.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elegant old world dining
    Experienced
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Not many like it in NY. Refined elegance , gracious service. Priced accordingly . Welcoming and helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Mediocre
    Jolsen
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The restaurant total experience was very expensive and very mediocre
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ask for Norbert
    katten41
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    He is the captain at lunch and is without parallel
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tourists beware
    Red4
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    They added the gratuity to my cc without telling me ( I had correctly tipped in cash- the waiter AND the captain ) and when I called to get it removed the manager made up a crazy story that it was the banks fault & the bank charged me a " deposit " coincidently for the exact amount of a 20% tip instead of being truthful & saying the waiter assumed we were tourists and wouldn't notice. SCAM. I would NEVER dine there again, it was beyond rude and an insult to my intelligence and they should be embarrassed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great For a Special Occasion
    jerzjoe
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    My wife treated me to dinner here for my birthday. Everything was 1st Class. My only disappointment was that I was looking forward to trying the Lobster Bisque that I have read so much about. However, my wife pointed out that on the menu it noted that it included tarragon which is my least favorite spice. I opted for the soup du jour which was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bruch
    Uglybetty
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    This fabulous hotel in a mega location was fantastic from the minute i arrived till i left. Service was out of this world, very attentive staff. It was a lovely atmosphere, restaurant was so nice and furnished to a high standard. Enjoyed the food and i shall pop back on my next trip to The Big Apple
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old Time Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Can't go wrong with the food, staff, atmosphere, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Experience
    Highfather
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    The Carlyle was a birthday present for my wife. It was a stellar experience. We were pampered and catered to from our arrival to our exit. Charles, the Captain, made my wife feel special. We had crab cakes and jumbo shrimp to start and the presentation was artistic. The Entrees were an oral delight. My scallops were cooked to perfection. My wife's lobster was so good that after the first morsel she was speechless. I will say this, the Carlyle is proof that you get what you pay for. Good atmosphere, good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Bad Bad
    foodforthesoul
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    It was seriously appaling. To see a place that was so good be so bad... They brought my plate cold and then I had to say something because it was uneatable and then they brought it cold again. Annnd the desert was not even room temperature but COLD - warm chocolate cake.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner
    Doug
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Personnel were friendly, accommodating, and the food was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic with Class
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    This is a very special place to be enjoyed with a loved one in one of the best neighborhoods in NYC.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.