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
893 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (691)special occasion (416)great for lunch (310)fit for foodies (300)kid-friendly (289)neighborhood gem (243)hot spot (226)late-night find (128)romantic (104)vibrant bar scene (99)great for brunch (76)notable wine list (68)great for outdoor dining (26)scenic view (21)Show More
  • Our visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have been to Carmine's frequent times. The food. And service has always been great. This past time the food was great but the service was terrible. Our waiter never even brought us dinner plates. We ate spaghetti off our bread plates. Never offered us refills on our drinks or brought us water. Time to find a new Italian restaurant that will appreciate our business.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for party of 8
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Promp seating with reservation. Excellent service and very good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our experience at Carmine's was wonderful. Our Server - Anthony was outstanding. The food was delicious and everyone was very friendly. I can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dinning!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We love to visit Carmines each time we are in NYC!! Cannot find better service, food, or ambiance. Best Italian restaurant in the city!! So much fun!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AuntJanJan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have eaten at Carmines in NYC for many years. Food is always consistent.....very good, fresh and nice portions. Have also eaten at the restaurant in Las Vegas if excellent too. Would be nice if you could offer half-portions (esp. in the appetizers).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Carmine's
    JimB
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    When visiting NYC we always try to go to Carmine's. Carmine's never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun night out with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've lived in NY my whole life and have never tried Carmines. It was a fun atmosphere with very good italian food. It was loud but that's the type of restaurant it is, which didn't bother me. Since it's family style, it makes sense to go in a big group. The appetizers are enormous! We ordered fried zucchini and calamari-both yummy! Our group of 6 people couldn't finish either dish. The penne ala vodka was good. The chicken parm was very well seasoned and tender. I would absolutely go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    From the moment weealked in the door until the moment we left we were well taken care of. Ceasar salad was perfect, the lettuce was crisp and fresh and it was not drowned in dressing. The pasta was el dente and the sauces were well balanced and flavorful. Excellent meal and the kids loved it as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    5th visit to Carmine's (4th at this location) and we've never been disappointed. great service, huge selection, reasonable prices when dining with 3 or more (due to family-sized portions). Eggplant parm is awesome, lasagna just as good as my Noni's, chicken Marsala is great as is their pasta's and sauces. also recommend their cold antipasta platter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Food
    Luv2dineout
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The lasagna was better than my grandmothers! I knew the food was superb, but it was better than that! Definitely going back for more!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect after show on Broadway
    Nicbelley
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It was good and the price is ok. My friends and I will go again when we come back in New-York.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carmines is always a big hit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I was at Carmines in New York one other time in April 2001 and loved it. So on my recent trip to NYC, I made dinner reservations and hoped it was everything I had remembered. It was. Thank you for an enjoyable evening and wonderful food & wine. I will always dine at Carmines on every visit to NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    Lsmeine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My second time i have very bad service..but the food is beauttiful...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good experience
    chavesfc
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have two major complains about our dinner - first of all, they put us in a table for 6 with 8 tight chairs and no place for a stroller TWO times. We took the second table cause the place was crowded and we were hungry. The second complain was that we ordered a entree that came out smaller, with much less food then we're used to. After complaining to the waitress about that, the answer was "I told you before this wasn't going to be enought, do you want to order something else now?" living us with the feeling that it was all on propuse so we could order an extra entree. We were not satisfied AT ALL, we were squeezed in a small table, the food wasn't good and turned out to be a terrible evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food - Reasonable Price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Family style - good food - reasonable price. Very loud - hard to talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Heaven is "Carmines" Always!
    keyslover
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Never get tired of dining there. The specials are always amazing. We always order enough for take home. It's even great the next day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Playbill Diners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have been going to Carmine's for lunch (before seeing a show) for years now. I doubt there is any restaurant on the planet that has better authentic Italian food than this establishment. Our meals are always delicious and cooked and prepared to perfection. We love the atmosphere and the wait staff is always friendly and accommodating. Although we generally are not fans of family-style dining, I think Carmine's would lose its appeal if it didn't serve its food this way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian food
    grandfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We dined here for lunch and absolutely loved it! It is a popular choice for diners in Times Square. The portions are large and the sandwiches on Wednesdays are delicious. We would definitely make it a point to eat here again on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LisaVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent food, great for large parties. It was quite pricey. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    Johnthewatch
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Since being recommended to is on our first visit to NYC, seven years ago, we have returned again and again! The food is brilliant, the ambiance is out on it's own and the service is outstanding! We're booked again for this weekend, that has to tell you something!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Pre-Broadway for 14!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were running late due to traffic and they held our reservation upon calling they also were able to speed up our order so we didn't miss a beat. The family style worked great for our large group of 14 adults. Would really only recommend going here with a large group as it could be pricey/too much food for two people. It was noisy but it the room had a bizz with everyone anticipating their shows they would be off too. Our waitress Keisha was a 10!!! Bill was under $40 per person which included apps, entrees, alcohol & dessert plus a 20% tip. Looking forward to a return visit before another Broadway show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We totally enjoyed Carmine's for lunch. The Veal Saltimbocca was delicious and was an abundant amount of food for 3 of us. We also loved the Caesar salad. Very tasty and we also love anchovies, so we all really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most Delicious Italian Food
    1yearanniversary
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Had one of the most delicious dinners I've ever had. The food was perfect. Our waiter was magnificent. The restaurant had such a nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place....
    JamesMichael
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My brother works in Manhattan and I live in Pennsylvania. We make it a point to eat at Carmine's every time we come to visit the city. You can usually always get a seat for lunch, but dinner typically requires a reservation a month or so in advance. Love the food and atmosphere, not to mention the porterhouse steak which is always phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday dinner
    Mundifamilia
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Nice place with good food (and huge sizes...). The waitress was anyhow very clear and righyly recommended us to share (2 adults and one kid) one starter and one pasta dish. Although our kid eat as an adult, it was more than enough, we have the hot antipasto amd the red shrimp pasta with white sauce (really good one) and especially notorious is that any tomato sauce was good and homemade. Very good choice specially if your're hungry. To mention a caveat, the white wine list is short in my modest opinion and not really adequate on Chardonnays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch
    rdal
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a great lunch before seeing Pippin. Only sorry we could not take our leftovers with us. It was a lot of excellent tasting food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Teec
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a great time as usual. The food was great and we dined with our two kids who loved it as much as we did. This is our fourth visit to Carmines and it seems to get better with each visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Wowfactor
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food is excellent. Service is good. Perfect restaurant for before or after theater.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    Floyd2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a Ceasar salad and rigatoni with meatballs and it was really good. Just like my Italian grandmom would make! There was three adults and two children and more than enough for all of us. We can't wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    Tiff
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was amazing, and the service was great as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvgoodfood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is the 5th time at this restaurant and the quality of food for the prices you pay is quite good. We enjoy the wide selection if foods that are offered and there is something for everyone, adults & kids included. This is a great place to come as a group or at least 8 to 10 people, so that you can experience a variety of foods as dishes are quite big! We shall return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We loved the food. We only ate once because we tried to get back but it was full.... I want to go again!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Michelle
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had food allergies and they were very accommodating while still having great food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a favorite
    Jerseygirl
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    love this place! We are unable to come often as we live in northern NJ. We particularly love to bring first timers. During our last visit, we brought my sister and brother-in-law. They loved it. My brother -in-law loved the family style dining and could not believe the portion size It was like being in my Italian grandmother's house on Staten Island for Sunday dinner. After a day visiting the Intrepid, we had huge appetites. Carmine's did not disappoint. The wait staff was delightful as well and made us feel very much at home
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodie
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A party of ten, we ordered drinks, appetizers, entrees and no room for desserts. Portions were very large, more than enough food for everyone. The notable dishes were spicy scarpariello wings appetizer, eggplant pomodoro and the salmon special, all three were excellent. The pasta dishes were freshly made and al dente. Everyone really enjoyed the food very much and service as well. The waiters were very helpful and attentive. One even informed us when we ordered too much food. Overall a very good experience and will revisit in the near future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Carmine's
    KMTDK
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Each time I've been to New York, I've made a reservation at Carmine's. The food is excellent, the service is great and the atmosphere busy and energetic; like a big boisterous family! We had the veal with butter and lemon with spaghetti and it was terrific. I would definitely go back again and highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Whenever we're in the city we make it a point to eat lunch at Carmine's before our matinee show. Food and atmosphere always amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Dinner
    kfhdpny
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    From the appetizers to dessert, Carmine's is outstanding. Cannot even count how many times we have been to this place and every time the service and food is outstanding. We had fried calamari, the best wings in the world, chicken parm, lasagna, and the special lamb chops with vegetables. Cannot even begin to tell you how delicious the whole meal was. We fed six people and had plenty to take home. The service was fantastic. Thank you for a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just like my mamma sued to ccok!!
    07realitalianfoodie52
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Delicious, plentiful, original Italian food. There were 4 of us from Ottawa, Ontario that made the trip and made reservations in advance. Glad we did as there was at least an hour wait. We all loved the food and the service .As an Italian that knows great home style Italian food and expect a lot from eateries such as Carmines, I was not dissapointed and in fact was very impressed. We had the ragu fettucini with meat combo (meatball, Italian sausages, chunks of beef). Pasta was perfectly cooked, al dente and the meats were succulent. We had enough food to take away and have leftovers the next day. We will be back. BRAVISSIMI!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    penterpr
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    If you love Italian food, then you have to make a reservation at Carmine's. The wait staff was courteous and attentive. It is how great Italian food is supposed to be eaten, with the people you love and enough to take home for tomorrow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic