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

Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

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

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

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

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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Public Transit: Carmine's is two blocks north of the Times Square 42nd Street subway station serving the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R subways. The A, C and E subways stop at 42nd Street and Eighth Ave. The B, D, F and V subways stop at 42nd Street and 6th Ave. The MTA bus system also serves the area. The M7, M10, M20, M27, M42, 27,104 all stop within one block of Carmine's.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample and convenient parking in the Times Square area. Discount parking is available at Central Parking on 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. Be sure to have your parking ticket validated in the restaurant. The nearest parking is directly across the street from the restaurant.
A word from Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC
Thank you for choosing Carmine's Midtown. Should your plans change, please let us know by calling 212-221-3800 We look forward to serving you. For directions, reviews, menus, and other information at www.carminesnyc.com. Visit our online store for gift cards and Carmine's merchandise for the next holiday season or upcoming birthday.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
888 reviews since June 22, 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 (695)special occasion (350)great for lunch (307)fit for foodies (302)kid-friendly (280)hot spot (230)neighborhood gem (225)late-night find (121)vibrant bar scene (102)romantic (88)notable wine list (72)great for brunch (56)great for outdoor dining (33)scenic view (15)Show More
  • Huge and tasty dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The dishes are really really HUUUGE and delicious. Very genuine italian style. My favourite is Spaghetti with meatballs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carmine's is fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great food and atmosphere, a perfect place to meet for a lunchtime date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wrong dish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We chose pasta with Ragu. Their Ragu is meatballs with sausage. Nothing like the original recipe. We got very disappointed and the goof was just below ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    It was the first time we visited Carmines but definitely not the last! The food, the drinks and the service was tiptop!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at Carmine's
    Sheily
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We all really enjoyed our dinner. Service was very good. Dinner or lunch at Carmine's is always a treat for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was our first time here and we were celebrating my daughter's 26th birthday, we had family from Connecticut meet us their and we drove in from Jersey, it was amazing, the food was absolutley amazing and dessert was even better. Will have to do it again. Thank you so much for an amazing experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelente comida e atendimento!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Atendimento nota 10, comida muito boa barata, tendo em vista a quantidade enorme de comida, eu, minha esposa e filha não demos conta de 1 prato de massa, recomendadissimo!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great climate for dinning
    Donotskipthis
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We loved the family style placing of our food being placed in the middle of our table. It was truly a relaxed atmosphere for everyone. Closest to True Italian since we left Naples Italy. If we are ever back in NYC we will return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth coming back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Lots of food but nothing special when it comes to quality
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ChocolateCake
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    A twice a year tradition for us, Canadian tourists! Perfect place for groups. Do not even attempt to show up without a reservation! What better way to end the day than in Times Square with amazing food and wine. Portions are huge and it's exactly what makes it convivial. It leads to sharing food and conversations and impressions and great moments. The most hated part is the waiting in the overcrowded tiny bar/entrance section. Kids and shopping bags pile up like vulgar gear and get squished by the crowd. The reservations system has increasingly improved as years go by, so let's hope they'll also find the time to fix (and enlarge) the waiting area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great service , great food, great atmosphere! Huge portions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rangergamepregamemeal
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Coming in for Rangers home opener, we decided to make the day even more fun by going to Carmines for our pre meal, the food & day were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Holy huge!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The portion sizes were huge! One dish fed my wife and I with left overs. Everything was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bill
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    great famly style more than you can eat good food and serivce festive atmosphere and they accept reservations far in advance
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Feast
    NEWYORKEATS
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Have been to Carmine's every trip I've made to NYC. The food each and every time is amazing!!! The staff is always friendly and always available. We always make reservations, but if you don't have reservations well worth the wait!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Made reservations 6 months in advance and was squished in a small table...waiter was rude, server pushed the plated almost spilling the food on my lap and didn't even apologize. Felt very rushed...obnoxious crowd next to us with adults screaming the whole time. Couldn't wait to get out of there...went elsewhere for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Really lives up to its reputation
    Girlsnight
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    So I've been avoiding Carmines for years because I tend to not like the touristy restaurants. However I had some relatives in to visit NYC and Carmines was centrally located so I figured we'd go there. There were only 4 of us but we couldn't decide on one dish due to one very picky eater. We ordered two which was way too much food for 4 people but we knew that. My MIL and myself decided to split the chicken parm. It was divine!! Best chicken parm I've ever had in my life. Our other family members ordered the Chicken Marsala and also raved about it. My spritzer was also very good. I was definitely missing out by not going to Carmine's sooner. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carmine's is our NYC favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Carmine's is our NYC favorite. The food is absolutely fantastic in both quality and quantity. The service is exceptional. The whole package at Carmine's is not a meal...it is more of an experience. Our NYC trip from Delaware ALWAYS includes a visit to Carmine's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suzii
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I cannot tell you how much I love this restaurant. My husband is a bus tour guide from montreal and we always recommend this restaurant to our clients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of food!
    Mimsie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very good! 3 of us split the italian salad and chicken parmesean, and still had food!!! Waitress was very good and , in fact, showed us we had added her tip on twice ( my error). Her honesty was refreshing. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New York visit
    Bamagirlforlife
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Was recommended by a native New Yorker and we were extremely pleased. Would most definitely recommend to others who visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Es perfecto para ir grupo
    Jorge
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Es perfecto para grupos o personas que quieran comer mucho , la comida es muy buena pero no se puede pedir mas de un Plato , los platos son para 4 o 5 personas nosotros eramos 2 y 2 ninos
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Near Theatres
    Annie17
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great location if you are going to a play and crave Italian beforehand. Family style fare perfect for a party of 4. Suggest Caesar salad, chicken saltambolca, pasta in vodka sauce and Italian cheesecake for desert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Personal Favorite in NY
    joyful
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Come hungry and bring a friend or two or three. All the food is served family style which means sharing. Always love the Veal Marsala over a bed of linguini. And don't forget the garlic bread with cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crazy for Carmine's
    beachluver
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Carmine's was the perfect place to dine before our show! The 3 newbies in our group were impressed with everything we ordered. I suggested Carmine's because I have always had great meals there. So glad they didn't disappoint. Carmine's is a must on every trip to NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Patmad
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Excellent service; excellent staff, excellent food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre-theater lunch
    Jackpenny
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    There were nine of us and a great waiter made sure we had plenty to eat and drink. Loved all the food except the chicken scarplello(?).
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Generous portions, family serving
    Bindegal
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great food, a little noisy though. Would come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DON'T WALK BY OR YOU WILL BE SORRY!
    Annie62
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Excellent food! The chicken scallopine with linguini is to die for!!! Meatballs are excellent and mine are the best and I'm Italian!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, 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 LevelModerate
  • Spectacular
    Joann
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This is the 3rd time I've been to Carmine's. Every time I come to New York its a place I have to go. Our meal was excellent and the waiters were very helpful in choosing what to get. This was the first time for my husband and our friends to eat at Carmine's and they all loved it. Thank you Carmine's for another Spectacular meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • slightly disappointed
    jerseygirl67
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I am from the area and have lived out of state for more than 20 years. I was bringing my husband and 4 sons to NYC for the first time to see a Broadway show and experience Carmines. Our table was upstairs, shoved into a corner. we were the FURTHEST from the windows and the downstairs ambiance that we could have possibly been. I was extremely disappointed. The food was very good (as always), but I am not sure we will return in the spring when visit again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    JerseyGuy
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Since I had purchased tickets for a show that my wife and daughter had wanted to see I asked around about restaurants located nearby and everyone kept telling me Carmine's. I made the reservation, we were 10 minutes late but were promptly seated. Our server was outstanding and our dining experience was also outstanding. I can't wait to go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Italian
    Stanley
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Excellent Italian food served family style in huge portions - great for sharing. Many gluten-free options, and dairy free items as well, for those with allergies. Extensive menu of Italian offerings - the ones we chose were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A memory
    Ruthek
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Our family of five had heard about Carmine's so we made our reservation several weeks before we went. This is a great place for groups. Food us served family style, so expect to feed 5-6 with your order. The stuffed mushrooms, salad, shrimp, and meatball dishes were delicious. European atmosphere. Loved by all 5 of us. Don't miss it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience!
    GaryAtlanta
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    My wife and I had an excellent dining experience. The food was fantastic and we had excellent service. Having reservations in advance, we were seated immediately at a front window table;l perfect! Only comment, and it is not a complaint, because the menu items are served family style, the portions are huge; each entree and salad is enough for 4-6 persons. We recommend going to Carmine's with 4 or more persons. However, for couples only you may want to order the appetizers as your meal or plan on taking at least half of your meal home! We definitely will go back to Carmine's on our next trip to NYC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Our waitress was knowledgeable and lovely. Too much food for a couple to share - would only go again in a larger group so you can share more dishes and waste less food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday!
    Levena
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food was very good and fresh.. Large portions more then enough to share. However when the reservation was made it was for my friends birthday. I mentioned here on open table and at dinnr when I mentioned it is my friends bday the waiter did not acknowledge her. N or did the hostess when we came in. I picked Carmines knowing that the food is awesome. But the staff should pay attention to those details and make the guest feel special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parmegiana!
    rodcssilveira
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Forget the other dishes, ask for the Chicken Parmegiana and be happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    garryb
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Plate fulls of pasta, great New York service and just good fun. A must dine for people visiting New York
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and ambience!
    foodie2
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Whenever we have out-of-town guests we try to take them there. Carmine's is a landmark for foodies in NYC. Their portions are too big for one person and you have a chance to try different dishes at the same time. We were 7 people and we ordered 3 dishes and it was plenty! Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.