Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC
Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.carminesnyc.com/locations/tdny/index.php
  • Phone: 2122213800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 11:30 am to 11:00 pm;
    Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 11:30 am to Midnight;
    Wednesday & Saturday: 11:00 am to Midnight;
    Sunday: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Enjoy Carmine's classics catered to the venue of your choice. Our off-premises catering services range from a small drop off and set up for 20 to a full scale, off-premises event for 2000. Our signature dishes, including Carmine’s famous Meatballs, Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Marsala, and Shrimp Scampi, will be delivered right to your door.

    Carmine's Catering offers one-stop shopping. Our full-service Catering Division offers a professional staff, complete set-up and service, rentals, linens, décor, and venue selection.

    Catering packages or customized menus available.
  • Special Events: Carmine's is a true New York tradition, renowned for preparing the finest Southern Italian cuisine served family style in abundant portions. Our restaurant is dedicated to quality, service, and detail. Our professional events staff makes Carmine's a one-stop hospitality shop that attends to all of your needs. Corporate dinners, meetings, pre- or post-theatre groups, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, movie premieres, or Broadway openings: let us create an event to be remembered!

    Our second floor offers a private dining room complete with a mahogany bar, private restrooms, coat check, and handicap access. The room accommodates up to 200 guests and boasts expansive windows reflecting the excitement of Times Square. For smaller groups of 15 or more, our plush velvet drapes can section off the room for semi-private dining.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Public Transit: Carmine's is two blocks north of the Times Square 42nd Street subway station serving the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R subways. The A, C and E subways stop at 42nd Street and Eighth Ave. The B, D, F and V subways stop at 42nd Street and 6th Ave. The MTA bus system also serves the area. The M7, M10, M20, M27, M42, 27,104 all stop within one block of Carmine's.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample and convenient parking in the Times Square area. Discount parking is available at Central Parking on 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. Be sure to have your parking ticket validated in the restaurant. The nearest parking is directly across the street from the restaurant.
A word from Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC
Thank you for choosing Carmine's Midtown. Should your plans change, please let us know by calling 212-221-3800 We look forward to serving you. For directions, reviews, menus, and other information at www.carminesnyc.com. Visit our online store for gift cards and Carmine's merchandise for the next holiday season or upcoming birthday.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
883 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (687)special occasion (339)fit for foodies (312)great for lunch (302)kid-friendly (271)hot spot (220)neighborhood gem (219)late-night find (114)vibrant bar scene (99)romantic (87)notable wine list (71)great for brunch (53)great for outdoor dining (33)scenic view (14)Show More
  • Carmine's Times Square
    David
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Love this place. It is a must stop whenever we visit The Big Apple.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special for groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This is a amazing restaurant for groups because his plates are huge, good taste and special services
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great food and great service. Love to eat here when we are in New York City.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it here!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    By far one of the beat Italian restaurants in the theatre district. Service is great, and food is amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New York Gem
    CoffeeBeans
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This restaurant never fails to please. The food is great and plentiful. It's always crowded but not overwhelming. Our waitress was very pleasant and accommodating and was able to tweak our dishes as needed. If you go to New York, it's a must. When my friends come from Dallas, it's top on their list. Even their bread basket is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional Flavors!
    LJM9
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Good portions on entrees/appetizers. All with exceptional flavors! Favorites: Stuffed artichokes, eggplant parm, bread pudding. Friendliest staff/very helpful! Great place for a birthday group celebration with family and friends. Thank you again for a successful 2nd annual birthday celebration from the Martin family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Italian Food!
    Somuchfood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Whenever I am in NY I have to go to Carmines!! Absoultely the best food and service in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brue was the Best server!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    After dining here several times, this was by far the best server we have ever had! Brue was fun and entertaining and did his job efficiently. Food as always was amazing! Best meatballs ever! Couldn't enjoy all of our favorites though b/c there were only 4 of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carmine's
    Gjpbjp
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We went there on the recommendation of a friend. She said if you go to New York city, you have to go to Carmine's. She was absolutely right! Make reservations or you probably won't get a table. It was fantastic. Family style servings. Each entrée feeds 3 or 4 people. Service was top notch. I can't wait till we can go back to NY.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carime's
    Nick
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Have been going to Carmine's for years and it never disappoints. Great food, great atmosphere, bartender's are excellent. A real NYC gem.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal all week in NYC
    saboell
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We ate at Carmine's twice while spending a week in NYC and those were the best 2 meals we had all week. Meal 1: Lemon & Butter Veal Scaloppine over pasta; Meal 2: Marsala Chicken over pasta and stuffed mushrooms; Awesome! The family-style portions are huge, so if only 2 people don't even think about an appetizer, salad & entree...just too much food (but all great and price reasonable when spread over several people!). Reservations are a MUST. Almost impossible to get in without one and Open Table was the easiest way. Chaotic at front desk due to crowds (mostly trying to get in without a reservation), but table & bar service was great. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went back!
    nicetoshare
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We celebrated before a Broadway show on Friday and had such a great time we wnet back there for Sunday lunch - we were not disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great night
    stephie142
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Eight of us were in NYC for our yearly Becker College reunion. The wait staff were attentive, funny, and the food and drinks outstanding. We even made room for dessert. We will go back for sure!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and large portions
    PapiVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Had a great lunch. Everything was done well. Food was very good. Large portions. Good service. Very reasonably priced for NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful
    Kiki1234
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Everytime I visit NYC I always eat here. The food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My #1 restaurant
    SUZZZ713
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Always a hit with friends and family...it's a must do if visiting NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carmines Midtown - Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food was great! The service was great!! Place is somewhat noisy but that is expected. Would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT PLACE
    Great
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    CARMINES IS WONDERFUL....GREAT FOOD, FRIENDLY SERVICE.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre-Theater Lunch
    DougVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We made reservations for lunch before the theater. Carmine's did not disappoint us. We were seated promptly and our server - Rudy - was great. the food is good, traditional Italian dishes. The portions are enormous. Our Eggplant Parm app could easily have been a meal for two and the Veal Marsala could have feed 4. Its a good spot for a large group and a fun place to bring out of town guests
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort Food Near Broadway
    drieldc
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Carmine's is a good choice for traditional Italian cuisine in the theater district. Make reservations -- my husband & I ate there for lunch before a Wednesday matinee at a theater one block away. The portions -- even ones designated as lunch-sized -- are HUGE. Great atmosphere, good service by a wait staff who are friendly and knowledgeable. We would definitely go back there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Show Up Hungry
    Terri
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The restaurant was wonderful. This is our third or fourth time at Carmines. OpenTable made it so easy to get a reservation and Carmine's called to confirm. There was no wait for our table and our servers were personable and attentive. The food is always delish - wasn't crazy about the Ragu but other than that, the chicken parm, calamari, Carmine salad, ravioli and desserts were great! There were 6 of us and we ordered 2 apps., 3 main courses and 2 desserts and we had left overs to bring home!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place for big groups
    jenny
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Huge portion. Excellent for big groups. We had mix seafood pasta and chicken cutlet with spinach. They were awesome. Service was great as well. Only regret is that we ate too much and had to miss desserts!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed the Mark
    GG4Food
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Despite its reputation Carmines missed the mark. Yes the portions are ginormous. The chicken dish was tasty. The pasta dish at just under $30 is a rip off for the size. first they say they do not have penne then they come out with penne. The past dish was just over priced. The sauce was indifferent. Restaurant is depending too much on location close to Time Square and former glories.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Jojo
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We love this place. Took a trip into the city just for dinner. Always amazing. Never disappointed. The stuffed artichoke is the main reason we come. The service is always great!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Redeemed First impression
    NycjennVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Carmine's is always crowded but I do not expect to wait 20 minutes for a table- when I have a reservation for a large group. That said, once seated it was an excellent experience with great service. Our waiter- Jim/James was a lively compliment to the experience for our guests visiting NY for the first time from overseas. The food was excellent and plentiful as always. Meatballs, Country Style Pasta, Chicken Marsala and Calamari for a real taste of NY. We must have heard the Happy Birthday song 50 times but other than that and the wait it was a wonderful evening in the heart of Times Square.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for groups
    ianmac61
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We booked on recommendation and really enjoyed our meal. Food tasted great, but the only thing that we were disappointed about was the food wasn't particularly hot. The pasta and meatballs and the shrimp were only just warm. However, we will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carmine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was good--generally average for an Italian restaurant. Portions were gigantic. Spaghetti & meatballs were excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marvin69
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent as always! We had reservations for lunch on this trip to the city and we were seated right on time and the service and food was wonderful! We always visit Carmine's when we are in New York and have never been disappointed! We will go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Dining experience
    Diana
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I want to say that I have enjoyed eating at Carmine's for many years....Each time I enjoy a day in New York City, it is a must for lunch. My friends and I always agree that Carmine's in NYC is the best. The Food is outstanding, the service is exceptional and the prices are within our means. We are from Massachusetts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Serving amounts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our 32nd anniv and vow renewal. We ordered chicken Marsala and salad. Didn't get two meals each from chicken. Server wouldn't give plastic utensils for leftovers until we ordered dessert to go. Disappointed in serving size for dollar amount.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Huge portions, great food
    chefgeorge
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We shared the veal saltimbocca and farfalle. Huge portion of exquisite food. Superlative service. Family atmosphere, yet elegant. Bought the cookbook.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Huge and tasty dishes
    AndyLead
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The dishes are really really HUUUGE and delicious. Very genuine italian style. My favourite is Spaghetti with meatballs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, fantastic food
    AmyK
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Best place to go with a group, as you order family style. Best thing you can do? Ask to see the description of the hot and cold appetizers. They have been different every time we go, and have always been my favorite thing we order. Lots of different things on it to share, comment on, and enjoy. My husband's favorite is the lasagna. The quality of the food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner before a Broadway show
    DLRJ
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went to dinner before watching a show on Broadway right across the rstaurante. It was great to start getting into the joyous mood of the occasion. The food was great and the possibility of sharing different dishes gave a special touch to the meal. The waiter who served us was very friendly and ensured we finished the meal with calm and in time for the show, even though we were short on time. It was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PattiNY
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Outstanding food, friendly hard working staff, generous portions and reasonable prices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carmine's is fantastic!
    JoeDinesWithNatasha
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great food and atmosphere, a perfect place to meet for a lunchtime date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • portion control...!
    NYCGirls
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was wonderful, but sooooo much. Our waiter recommended a third entrée because we had 9 people. After the extremely wonderful salad two entree's would have been more than enough. We boxed up the left overs to give to the homeless, so it all worked out.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good price
    Kathy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Excellent option for after the theater, because it closes after 11:00 pm. The prices are great, the dishes have huge portions that can be divided . It is a very full , very busy restaurant and the noise level is high. Good option for groups and families.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wrong dish
    Thpaiva
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We chose pasta with Ragu. Their Ragu is meatballs with sausage. Nothing like the original recipe. We got very disappointed and the goof was just below ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    Aik4ever
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    It was the first time we visited Carmines but definitely not the last! The food, the drinks and the service was tiptop!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.