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
889 reviews since May 1, 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 (688)special occasion (421)great for lunch (314)fit for foodies (298)kid-friendly (291)neighborhood gem (242)hot spot (231)late-night find (125)vibrant bar scene (103)romantic (102)great for brunch (83)notable wine list (67)great for outdoor dining (23)scenic view (21)Show More
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • Most Delicious Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • Chechin
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excelente cardápio, ótimo atendimento e carta de vinhos e bebidas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get reservations!!!
    Ecowboy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I booked reservations over a month in advance and so glad I did. This is a popular place. The line was out the door and down the street. Once you get inside and are waiting for a table there is absolutely no space. Luckily we made reservations before our trip and that made for a great experience. The service is so-so. But the food totally makes up for it. The calamari was so tender and delicious. The chicken parmigian was the best I have ever had. Remember this is a family style restaurant. One dish will feed 3-4 people. So will the appetizers. Also Carmine's is literally right across the street from the Minskoff theater on Broadway so if you are taking in a show this place is perfect before or after.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • no soda
    NoCoke
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were a party of 6 and 2 of the six wanted a coke. We were there for over an hour and still no coke. That's messed up. Note this was at dinner time 6pm
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We visited from Toronto and your restaurant came highly recommended. We were not disappointed. The food was amazing and the atmosphere lively. We hope that you will bring your restaurant to Toronto Canada. If not we will have to make another trip to New York.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great price
    50yeargroup
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was delicious and plentiful and we didn't have to spend a lot of money .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LateLunch
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Nice environment. Some waiters are not too friendly, did not offer any specials until asked. Rolled eyes back a few times. Not detail oriented.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carmine's for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were early for our reservation and were sat immediately. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The noise wasn't too bad when we got there, it was 11:40 am but by 12:45pm the restaurant had gotten crowded and the noise volume was much louder which made it difficult to talk to each other. We had spaghetti and meatballs, it was a very large portion for 2 people and very good. We would go back, if in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Carmine's
    goodfood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Every time we come into the city we go to Carmines's to eat. This was the first time that we did not have to wait for a table. The last time which was last year we ended up waiting for one and a half hours with a 6 year old. It was very hard. So glad that we used Open Table for a reservation. We were seated immediately, our waiter took our order quickly and we did not have to wait long for our food. The hot antipasto was fantastic as was the lemon chicken. We also had the house wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE CARMINES
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    THIS WAS OUR FIRST TIME DINING AT CARMINES ON WEST 44TH STREET. WE HAVE TRIED MANY TIMES FOR RESERVATIONS. IT IS DIFFICULT TO GET A RESERVATION THAT IS CONVENIENT FOR YOUR VISIT UNLESS YOU PLAN MANY MANY MONTHS AHEAD. THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS, AND OUR SERVER WAS OUTSTANDING. WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND TO OTHERS, BUT NOT NECESSARILY FOR A LAST MINUTE TRIP TO THE CITY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First ever dissapointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My family has been eating at Carmines for many years. For the first time ever, we were seated and waited 15 minutes before a server, not out server, came over to greet us. He. Ryan, was nice enough to go over the menu and ordering with us and even took our drink order in our servers absence. Ryan apologized several times and kept checking on us. We were seated up stairs at 11:45 AM Saturday August 16 Our server did show up with the drinks and was fairly attentive after
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place for a group...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Carmine's serves family style, so bring at least 4 people. Huge portions of delicious food. I have loved this place for years. Great for after theatre in Times Square.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite!
    TexasCouple
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We always make it a point to stop in for dinner at least once when we're in the city. Every meal has always been one of our best experiences in NYC!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hefty Servings!
    Satisfied
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were searching for a quick place to eat near the hotel- Marriott Marquis. We walked two blocks and were able to get a great table at this Italian food gem. The portions are unbelievable. We had 4--needed another 2 to really finish the food. We ordered a salad, pasta entrée with meatballs, side of sausage and side of sautéed spinach. We had enough for 6!! The wait staff was super helpful with picking the right amount. The plates are just BIG! Come hungry and expect left overs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Lux1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Good for kids and good food. Easy to do on theater night. Make reservations....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As usual,food was NOT great, was Ok
    louC
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The calarmari and zucchini appetizers were fantastic but the pene alla vodka was horrible didn't taste like it all, chicken parm had some fat, but the dishes we're ok and the cheesecake is amazing....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favourite Restaurant
    42nato
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Every time I visit New York city, the first place I reserve is Carmine's restaurant. The food is outstanding. The portions are huge and the prices are reasonable. You will be full for two days! The service and ambiance are great. You cannot leave NYC without experiencing all Carmines has to offer. I always recommend this restaurant to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Pricing
    iagoncalves
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    In addition to the great tasting food, the pricing is really good! You can bring a party of 4 and with just one plate everyone's out well satisfied. Amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rayc
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It was a great dining experience. We enjoyed dinner very much. We had spaghetti and meatballs and chicken parmesan. Both were excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must!
    LLJBKNYC
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Perfect for families or large groups! Wait staff very attentive! Food was amazing! Frozen Cosmo was delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Keisha was waitress. She was great! Wine was great too. So much fun.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Friendly
    CookieDough
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great pre-theatre dining for kids. Portions are huge and family style for regular dining, so be sure to share your entree with another adult. The menu is not the most diet-friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.