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: (212) 221-3800
  • 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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Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
855 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (686)special occasion (325)fit for foodies (316)great for lunch (304)kid-friendly (247)hot spot (217)neighborhood gem (202)late-night find (103)vibrant bar scene (102)romantic (75)notable wine list (68)great for brunch (44)great for outdoor dining (35)scenic view (12)Show More
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Carmines never disappoints. Every time we go to New York we reserve a table at this gem. Be sure to try the chicken parm and veal parm. Drinks are great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crowded and noisey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Food was good although it came to table only lukewarm and a bit cold. Had to send first dish back to be reheated. Once hot very good. Too noisey to have conversations but that was expected. Service was ok nothing outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXTRAORDINARY !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The food and service was wonderful! Wait staff was very attentive and pleasant. The food was outstanding. It's one of our favorites when we visit NYC and look forward to our next meal there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Carmine's on 44th tradition!
    Jeff
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Carmine's is a must stop for us on our annual theater weekend to NYC! A great place for dinner before a show or after a Sunday matinee. Always better for a group of people due to big portions but just the two of us have learned how to order so we can enjoy the place and not be over stuffed. Our favorite waiter - Leo - is a gem! Even though we are only there once or twice a year and we live 2,500 miles away, Leo remembers us by name and can usually bring me a martini just the way I like it without being reminded. Carmines on 44th is a tradition we will keep as long as we continue to return to New York City
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Great staff, great food, great time! Staff put up with changes in our reservation due to errors on the part of the tour bus company. Waiters, bus boys, waitresses, etc. all very helpful, polite, and working their tails off to accommodate the crowded restaurant. Very pleasant experience, as I made the reservation for 6 ladies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient at Christmas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Our group of six enjoyed a wonderful lunch before going to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. It's a short walk to the Rockefeller Center tree and Radio City. Fun, delicious food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carmimes os the best
    MunchkinVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I l ove Carmines!!!It is my go to whne I am in New York
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love Carmine's!!
    Ladydi
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Going to Carmine's is just part of a great day in NYC. They just go hand in hand.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Second time there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Mix of never before and natives. Never disappoints. As always food and service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch on the 16th of November.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We love Carmine's when we come to New Yotk. Good food good service and a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was my first time here and I enjoyed it
    Rysmom8702
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Carmine's in Times Square was a great choice for dinner. It was my birthday and also my first time eating at any Carmine's. I definitely recommend the calamari and the shrimp parmigiana. My family and I really had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good, but service is lacking
    Gail
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The value for the amount of food you get is exceptional at Carmine's. The food is served family style with large portions and all the food was very good. However, they do not have enough menus. We asked our waiter for menus and he curtly told us we had to read off the board. The board that we could see was blocked by a large plant, so we really did not know what was on the menu. So, I would recommend looking at the menu on line and printing your own copy if you decide to go. It is one of the most popular restaurants in New York, so it is always crowded. If that is what you are looking for and if you don't want a lot of attention from the server, then this is a good place. If you would like to have an attentive server and an atmosphere where you can have a good conversation at your table, I would recommend looking for a different restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I got the chicken parm with my girlfriend. it was undoubtedly the greatest chicken I have ever put in my mouth. (I probably would have left her for it, does that say more about the chicken or less about her? lol) perfectly done and he spaghetti was excellent as well. not a great view, obviously but there's plenty of paintings to look at inside to compensate for the lack of external views. portions are huge. we had left overs which I hate for lunch the next day. also, the tiramisu was excellent. absutley delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not practical with less than 6 people... but....
    Brooklyn
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We knew that so we planned accordingly. We know the ropes and ordered for our guests. Everything is served in huge family style portions, we ordered a salad, antipasto plate, Rigatoni country style (always a hit and devoured), and chicken parm. Our group of six left stuffed! The food is wonderful and a food highlight of every trip. We were glad we made reservations in advance, minimizing the wait.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BahamaMamas
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Carmine's is always a wonderful dining experience. There were six of us and with drinks, salad, two entrees, coffee and dessert the bill only came to $65.00 per couple! Where else in NYC can you get such great quality food at such a resonable price! The family style portions were more than enough. If we weren't going to a show, we would have had a doggie bag to bring home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Everything we ordered was very good and we had enough food for the people at our table. The service was excellent. '
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great for groups, way too much food for two, food is good
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, huge plates.
    IsmaelPR
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Excellent food in huge plates. We always has a family dinner or lunch when visiting NYC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must!
    TexasMarla
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The stuffed artichokes were out of this world. The staff were excellent and very kind. When I visit New York again, this will be my first stop!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gotta do Carmines in NYC
    Deeds
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    If you visit NYC you gotta do Carmines. Huge portions of excellent Italian food, family style, this place is a must do for NYC tourist. It's loud, and usually packed- get ypur reservation early like I do on OpenTable!!!! One of our NYC favs when we are in town for a show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner as always.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Service was excellent. Dinner was really really delicious. My favorite restaurant in Manhattan Theater District.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In a hurry? No problem!
    GoCougs
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    There were two of us and it was a day of rush rush rush! We arrived at Carmine's around 2 pm, and had tickets for the 3 pm Radio City Christmas Spectacular. That gave us about 40 minutes (tops) to order and eat before walking to the theater! Our waitress was absolutely the best, getting us in and out. She made suggestions for quick food, got our check in a timely manner, and we were on our merry way. Sure it's much more fun to sit, relax, talk, eat a leisurely lunch and then go to a show, but hey! This was still great. One more thing--ALWAYS order the salad of the day when you go!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    IamJavone
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    So I decided to take some of my associates out to lunch to thank them for a job well done. The food was great. The service was good. The family style eating is amazing. There was so much food in the table. Lol. I would surely come back here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My All Time Favorite
    Samename123
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We love to eat at Carmine's in NYC. We have introduced many friends to Carmine's and they have all been very impressed with the food and sevice and atmosphere. It's very New York! We made the mistake of trying another Italian restaurant on a high recommendation and we were highly dissapointed. Carmine's is like no other place in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner near the theaters.
    bsbze
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We had a great dinner at Carmine's, we chose spaghetti and meatballs. Very good family meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Carmine's in Times Square
    luv2travel
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This is the second time I've been to Carmine's in Times Square. It's a very nice restaurant that feels somewhat fancy but yet comfortable. The food is excellent and huge portions. I like the way they serve and the food was excellent. Just thinking about it now is making me hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spaghetti and meatballs were good
    Trynot2eatall
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The bread basket was stale. Meatballs were great. Very good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Renoqueen
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Good food, huge portions. If they were a little smaller you could try more options
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYCfun
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We enjoyed our dining experience at Carmines. We had Kris as our server who was very friendly and thorough. He made us feel very welcomed. The food was very good and plentiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Carmine's
    FourForDinner
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food was excellent - as it always is. Love the Lasagna. Save room for the Titanic dessert. Our young boys loved it too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
    TheQueen
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was my second visit to Carmine's. The first time I celebrated my grandson's 18th Birthday and on this velebrated my 75th Birthday. It is wonderful to be able to come to New York City and have such a good time and have wonderful food. I was so full I couldn't have Birthday cake but last time my grandson got Strawberry Shortcake and it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty is. Tasty Does
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent Restaurant, the food is Top Notch and the service is professional quality. I went with my wife and the waiter said he got a note from someone, that it was our Anniversary, but it was not. Go figure. Anyway it was very enjoyable. I will go again, for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Been there many times. A little dissappointed this time. Food served was close to room temperature
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Enjoyed
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was delicious and plenty of it for the 4 of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Carmine's
    mabiobabe
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We always eat at Carmine's when we are in town. It is great for a group. The food is served family-style. It may seem pricey but our group of four had tons of great bread, a wonderful salad, spaghetti and meatballs and a side of broccoli with more than enough food for us all plus cocktails for approximately $30 per person. Our only regret is that we couldn't take our left-overs with us. The service was great. Reservations are recommended. It was packed at 11:30 AM on a Saturday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful
    JJBklyn
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Dined many times at this location, never disappoints
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No doubt
    happy1JohnBoy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The relax feel of the place made my friend feel comfortable. The Vegetable Lasagna was superb and Chicken Parmigiana heavenly! The dessert Tartufi left us feeling satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bustling Italian restaurant in NYC
    PamRVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This restaurant serves italian food family style. The portions are huge. We were lucky to share a Carmine's salad with someone we met at the bar. It was way more than 2 people could eat. Our table of 4 only ordered 2 meals - eggplant parmiagiana and shrimp fra d'avalo. Huge shrimp in a spicy marinara sauce. The portions are so large that we still have a doggy bag. As large as the portions were, they were as tasty. We enjoyed all we had and the wine and bread to accompany. Will definitely be back to try more on the menu and also want to try one of their other restaurants (in DC, etc.).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We go to Carmine's every time we are in NYC. It is our favorite place to eat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • blayman
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The service was alright but I observe a female waiting service the couple next to us and didn't do the same for me and my date. However I let her know that wasn't very professional on her part she agree and apologized.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.