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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Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
887 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (692)special occasion (384)great for lunch (322)fit for foodies (301)kid-friendly (282)neighborhood gem (236)hot spot (221)late-night find (125)vibrant bar scene (104)romantic (95)notable wine list (67)great for brunch (66)great for outdoor dining (29)scenic view (15)Show More
  • grand kids loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    we had never tried carmines before, our mistake because we are constantly going to various shows in the city. go and enjoy the festive mood
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD - LARGE PORTIONS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    GREAT FOR GROUPS... PORTIONS TOO BIG FOR PARTY OF 2...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family fun
    Italy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Good food for the whole family. Family style and lots of it, good food and consistent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Dependable for Great Meal!
    Lisa
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great food and attentive staff. Recommend making a reservation. We did and was immediately seated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Everything tasted amazing! The food was exquisite and the service was excellent! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Grammy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    A group of 5 gals came into the City on Sunday, 9/28/2014 via a chartered bus trip. We had lunch at Carmine's. Everything was great - the wait-staff, the food, the ambience, etc. All five us were very satisfied. The wait-stuff were wonderful - both personable as well as professional. They were always nereby if we needed something. The food was out of this world - of course we could not eat all that we were served. We will definitely dine at Carmine's again when we come into the city. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time Once again!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Once again.......We had a great time at Carmine's. My whole family met in NYC and I wanted to treat them to a meal that I know would be consistent and served by a friendly accomodating staff. My mom has a gluten allergy and she was absolutely delighted with her meal! Thank you once again Carmine's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good.
    FromMA
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went as a group of four. It's pricey, but very good...plenty of food. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FANTASTIC MEAL!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our 5th visit to Carmine's & as always it was phenomenal!! Our 4 friends that were with us had never been there before, so it was a wonderful first experience for them! They raved about the food. We had a great time & would come back again. Can't say enough good things about it....only wish it was closer to my home so my family & I could enjoy it more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Tried 4 different dishes. All excellent! I will recommend to all friends or family traveling to NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We will make carmines a must go to restaurant every visit to NYC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grossed out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    All and all the food was good (what I could eat of it). Here's the problem: THEY RE-USE THE BREAD BASKETS and served us a previously used one with a piece of bread that had been teared off by a prior table. The basket had a piece of food that had managed its way in to the basket (like a sautéed onion from a prior tables dinner=GROSS!). We sent it back and to say it killed my appetite was an understatement.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls afternoon in NYC
    CathyC
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a great time at Carminr's but we're not surprised- it's always delicious! Service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    As usual, the food was delicious and the quantity sufficient for the price of each entrée and salad. The servers (both waiters and bartender) were professional, friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good time at Carmine's
    southernfoodie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    it was a must do for my first visit to NYC! We arrived 30 minutes before reservation and were seated within 10 minutes. Food was great. There was just 2 of us and food is served family style. Way too much food for 2 people.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • was great, again!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Food was great and in abundance once again. Never fails to live up to expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable and good.
    Dgba
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Carmine's is always good. Bring friends because the portions are family style. Fit for a large family. Service and food are always good. We stop in often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for large groups
    EHKBr
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The experience there was quite good, as usual, large plates with food OK, nothing special. It is a good place to go with your family and share the food. Price is reasonable and affordable. For my surprise this time it was not that overcrowded.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    LRCR
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    One plate serves 3, delicious place in the heart of Broadway
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere
    Firebird1
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We did not have to wait for our lunch booking . service was warm. We had the ravioli with true Italian sauce and the "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" tiremisu. The best tiremisu ever. The room has a great old time new York aura.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    A great choice for an after Broadway show dinner with a vibrant atmosphere with family portion dishes
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for 4
    Dagzahv
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We meet with friends for dinner,service was good with sum delay. In general grate atmosfire very big serving extra large so don't order to much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    Jennifer
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had heard wonderful things about Carmine's but hadn't had the opportunity to go until this past weekend. My son and I really enjoyed our meal. The only drawback to the family style servings is that it was WAY too much food for just the two of us to share. It would be great if you could order smaller portions which would allow you to sample/try more things. We were very pleased with our choice though. Everything was delicious, from the bread to the chicken parmigiana to the spaghetti. We will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sunday family dinner
    Sept14family
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great place to meet up with your college children and meet their friends. No one will ever miss our Sunday gatherings!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have THEY gone downhill
    Lovethecity
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Its been awhile since ive eaten at carmines but i always enjoyed it. Im trying to be open minded and say you can have a bad dish in any restaurant on any given day but this was a full on disaster of a meal from start to finish except for dessert. Trying to flag down the server took awhile. We were five of us with a noon resrvation so it was definitely not at the height yet. Abbreviated version. Soggy calamari, linguine that you could barely find the portion was so tiny that was DROWNING in oil, and veal parm that tasted frozen with no sauce and cheese that was a thin slice that appeared to be peeled off of a package of kraft. As a nyer who eats out all the time from burger joints to fine dining all i could think of was stay away! Sad
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    EMSumoter
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Always a delicious meal and excellent service, no matter what time we go!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent!
    Pattygrace1
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was not my first experience at Carmine's but it was for a good part of our group. The wait staff was informatve and attentive. The food was excellent and they surprised our birthday person with a song and dessert. And got us out to our show on time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice family dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was great. The chairs were not comfortable. I could have used a cushion. Still we were sitting upstairs which seemed nicer than the downstairs. I will be back the food was excellent and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater District Must
    kevlar
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Always a great meal at Carmine's! Everything is family style and plates are too big for one person. In fact many dishes serve three or four depending on your hunger level. Reservations are a must if your on a schedule. Bring your appetite and have at it! Its all great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Good and service were great. Salad was delicious; just too much for 2 people. I hate to waste good food. We would definitely recommend to others and look forward to going again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After show dinner place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The locals said this was somewhat of a tourist trap. And although there seemed to be a fair number of tourists, there were a lot of locals too. What ever the clientele, the food was amazing. Perfectly cooked and the best Italian I've had in all my visits to the city. Take a large group with you as its family style and more than two people can possibly eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively Italian!
    DCgirlVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Carmine's didn't disappoint! Always delicious family-style - you don't need anything further than the entrees they are so generous. Server was very sweet and well versed on the specials. Heading to a show which began at 7 so good prompt service. Lasagna is a favorite and that platter went first! Totally enjoyed our experience in NY as we had only been to the one in DC (which is also awesome!) and were pleased to treat our Texas friends to a NY staple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Close to theatre district
    OKCdiner
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    If you are going to the theatre, this is a great Italian dining option. Food is served family style (large platter) and is to be shared. We ordered two dishes and a caesar salad and six people ate very well. Love this place and never go to NYC without making a reservation here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Has not changed
    TommyD
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Have been visiting Carmine's since it opened. Every time income to NYC I make it an effort to come again. Friendly staff, excellent food and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only average tasting food
    KarenMc
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Enormous amount of average tasting Italian food. "Family Style" portions are all that's offered so I would Not recommend for a couple. Bread was cold and Served without Olive Oil. Service was actually very good. Atmosphere Is really nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After the show dining
    Carolinagirl
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We prefer to eat after seeing a show. When it runs late, it's hard to find good food. Carmine's is our go to spot. The food is always delicious. The specials are always tempting. It meets the needs of our vegetarian guests. And they don't stand by our table urging us to leave.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eduardoberger
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    First of all, sorry about my english... Prices ok - realy cheap; quality of pasta = ok, very nice; meat no good (a fair veal a parmigiana); a poor wine list (very bad!). My experience in that night was very less than my expectative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time at Carmine's.
    LH2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great food and experience after seeing a play. Best Italian food my friends from Colorado have ever had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food came in large portions that was wasted. We did take some home, but for the price, I would like to have more manageable portions
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reasonable Italian food
    FranVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Carmine's is a great place to dine for a large group as the food is served family style. It's got a great NYC energy - noisy, boisterous - the food is fine, commercial, not gourmet - but, if you want to have a reasonable restaurant experience in NYC it's a good pick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.