Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC
Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC

Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.carminesnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2123622200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joe Delgado
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Let Carmine's Cater your next party. We offer full service catering for all types of events. Let us drop off and setup or let us stay and serve your guests with the Carmine's experience at your door. Contact our Catering Department at 212-362-6444.
  • Special Events: Host your party where the Carmine's tradition began. The Little Room is the perfect setting for intimate gatherings, business meetings, rehearsal dinners or other social get-togethers. Our Executive Chef has created four course menus that are served at one long table. The Little Room seats up to 40 guests.

    Our main dining room boasts a massive mahogany bar, vaulted ceilings, and cathedral chandeliers. This former ballroom is quintessential New York and is ideal for private parties and special events. This pioneer of the Upper West Side can host a seated dinner, served family style, for up to 300 guests. Celebrate Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, corporate dinners, or fundraisers. We've designed special menus for cocktail and buffet receptions for up to 350.

    Celebrate special occasions in the fun, festive atmosphere that is Carmine’s.
    Contact our Special Events Department at 212-721-5587.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 90th & 91st Streets
  • Public Transit: 1, 2, 3 trains to 96th Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC
Carmine's simple and very popular concept is to serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast - which means large portions of home-style antipasti, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on large platters designed for sharing. And when we say large, we mean large. An entree here could easily feed three to four average eaters. Located in a sprawling, former grand ballroom on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, this is the original Carmines. Designed by Peter Niemitz, the interiors evoke the images of the quintessential New York restaurant. With elements and details from the 1920s to the 1940s, the restaurant has the look and feel of a place that has been around for much longer than it's 1990 opening. If you are in the market for freshly prepared family style Italian food that is served in huge portions at reasonable prices, this is the place for you.
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Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
253 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (212)special occasion (126)kid-friendly (106)fit for foodies (103)neighborhood gem (93)great for lunch (67)hot spot (45)late-night find (31)romantic (29)great for brunch (26)great for outdoor dining (25)notable wine list (24)vibrant bar scene (22)scenic view (10)Show More
  • Eh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I've been here a bunch of times. When I was here recently I was made aware that the severs normally make the plates. I was disappointed and slightly offended by this because not once has that been done for me nor was it done the last time I was there. If this is something carmines does it should be done all the time. Food overall was good. Penne al la vodka was a salty. But I'll come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    carmine's never fails to impress. It is cozy, unassuming. Food is always good, and hearty. Will always return to Carmine's
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & Service...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Excellent food & service... A true dining pleasure.. The calamari is to die for... Frozen Cosmo topped it off..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for groups.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Marvelous menu selection . Enable large group to consider various choices to share. Wait staff professional and experts at making recommendations .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently excellent
    MBtravel
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My friend's and I have been going there for years. It's usually around 10 of us. What is great is that they have round tables to accommodate a party of our size which makes it easier to converse with everyone- not just the person sitting next to you. The food is always outstanding and the portions are very large and meant to be shared. The price point is extremely reasonable. This is still one of my favorite restaurants anywhere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Carmines
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great service, great family sized portions. Nice area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    When planning a day in the city for my cousin and her family from California, there was no better way I could think of to complete the day then a family style meal at Carmines. Together with the energy, sightseeing and shopping of NYC, Carmines made the day a complete success.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot!
    SugaBrwn
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food and service was absolutely great! This is definitely one of my husband and I favorite places to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CARMINE'S ALWAYS DELIVERS
    annarayos
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Yes, I said it right. Carmine's always delivers :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a Family Get Together!
    foodie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My family had a group of 8 and we were taken right away for our table once we all arrived. Food was terrific we always enjoy the chicken oatmeal! Stuffed artichokes were wonderful too! Service was very nice and helped us with oyr menu selection. We also enjoyed a lovely bottle of pino noir!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time
    Lisanyc
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This was my 2nd time to Carmine's uptown and it is never disappointing - food was great, service was great. Fun time with friends
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    JOJO
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I thought the whole experience was excellent. The food, the service, the waitress. The customer service was top notch. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food and service.
    LaChilena
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Celebrated my son's 18th birthday..we had a great time. Love the food and service. Th best part they did not rush us to leave.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Galore
    ABG1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    For both large and small groups, Carmines works. Three dishes for our party of 6 was both excellent and sufficient. The house special of Chicken Parmagianno with potatoes and rabe can't be beat. The half dessert almost sank us but we persevered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Hungry4carmines
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food is always fresh and very tasty. Perfect for large groups. Disclaimer: the place is noisy, and do not order too many entrees otherwise it will be hard to walk afterwards! Lol
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carmine's at 91st
    Columbiaparents
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Favorite spot to take our son and his fraternity brothers in NYC. Family style food and neighborhood atmosphere are perfect for sharing food and sharing stories. Quality and taste have never disappointed! Very reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem Indeed
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This is THE place on the Upper West Side for those big celebrations and big family dinners. It's huge, garlicky and fun and works perfectly. Most important, the food never misses. Try the baked sole covered in shrimp. Perfection! Noisy, bustling, waiters are fast and brusque-friendly in that NYC way. You'll hear "Happy Birthday" ringing out again and again all over the place. Just a really fun restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night Out
    Ajuicee
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This was my first time attending this location but I knew the food would be just as great as the other locations. I am really glad we were able to get a reservation here because I knew my out of state guest had to try this before he left! I recommend Carmine's to everyone! This is a must have while you are in the city!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    Karen66VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great food, reasonable prices. They never disappoint!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorgeous
    Paulo
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    A must eat restaurant, gigantic plates!! Recommended
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kathleen Grier
    Luvurfood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Made a reservation but arrived early on Saturday 10/11 and we were able to be seated 1/2 hour early! Loved the food and service time between courses was just right. Thanks for a great late lunch - early dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recommended for Beginners
    2rulyasian
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I'm an Asian and have always been skeptical about trying Western food but I truly enjoyed my lunch at Carmine's. The salad was a huge portion, the pasta with broccoli and sausage in garlic and olive oil was delicious not to mention the Chicken Parmesan. It was a good choice for someone just starting out on Italian food. After trying Italian at Boston, I would rather recommend Carmine.
    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.
  • Great Weekend Getaway
    Birthdaygirls
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food was great. Would definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dope
    LuvCarmines
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Everytime I go to Carmines I fall in love! The food, service, drinks, ambiance, etc. is always on point. I wish there was one in Brooklyn, however I don't mind coming to the city to enjoy such amazing eats! Love me some Carmines :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, bad service
    dani
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I know this restaurant for long time, the service becomes worse. last time the record was broken, The waiter was impatient patronizingand and rude, example: i never heard a waiter saying "you should order more meat"...did i ask you? ( and i have some more ) In europe when you get good service you give 12% tip, in this restaurant the bill "advices" you to give 18-20% to whom? to a aworn out staff !
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Huge portions, great service
    PeckVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Huge portions of tasty food, nice decor of your typical family Italian, loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    twinkles311
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our server was attentive and took really good care of us and it was for my daughters sweet 16. The food was great also and then they brought out the cake and sang. Thank you for making the day special!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exqusite Delight
    Beloved
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was an excellent and great choice for three friends to come together and not only have a great meal but truly enjoy the ambiance, service, and genuiness of the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience!
    Meatballs69
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I went here on tuesday night with a group of 15 friends. We ate family style, ordered about 5 starters and 5 entrees. Boy was that a lot of food! Highly recommend this spot for a party, group gathering, or if you just want some nice old fashioned Italian food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a find!
    PatSue
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Needed a place to meet 5 friends visiting NYC from out of town. This place was perfect: plenty of good food, warm service (waitress OFFERED to take pic of the group!) and we were not chased out after 2 hours of catching up. Street parking was very easy (we found a spot around the corner) and our friends could walk from their hotel. Perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I am a regular customer of carmines, I often book group reservations. However, on Saturday the appetizers were outstanding as usual. However, we order the ziti with chicken. and calamari pasta dish. The ziti noodles were undercooked and the calamari pasta also was under cooked and the calamari was spongy and lacked seasoning. I am sure that this is not the usual for carmines and hope that the next outing will be better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Royalty
    Laurs
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I love how I'm treated whenever I visit this Carmine's location. The servers are always very attentive and go the distance to ensure I am happy. I particularly like the way the servers place the food into the plates and how cordial as well as personable they are. I leave full and very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daughters 16th Birthday!
    Ria122
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My daughter had an amazing time! We were undecided about what restaurant to attend however with the family style consept we were able to attend and enjoyed your services.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is not my first time, so it won't be my last.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    SullyVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Also, the gluten free menu options are very good, no issues after eating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TooMuchFood
    trysomethingnew
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    While I love going to Carmine's I can NEVER eat more than one plate of food. I always end up with two days worth of left overs. My husband nearly ate his 46 oz steak in one sitting though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Took my wife and kids to celebrate my 20th Anniversary and had a great time with my family! Large portions so share plates!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Coming back again !!
    Arnof
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We didn't got the Appetizers we ordered. We got the waiter's recommendation to a special dish ("BEEF TENDERLOIN") after hour of waiting and it all was burned. The meat, the mushrooms and the sauce had a look and taste of burned. The potatoes were very hard. The waiter agree with us and called the restaurant's manager. The manager just said "I'm sorry" and went away. We talked to him again and he gave us a 25$ coupon and a dessert free of charge. He didn’t agreed that we won't pay for the burned dish which we did not eat at all. The "special dish" cost us 80$+Tax. A very excessive price for dish whose place in the garbage can. We told the manager what we think and got out of the restaurant with an un-pleasant feeling of big disappointment.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebrated My Son's 21st Birthday
    ILuv2DineOut
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great food, great service and comfortable environment where big groups can enjoy their dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso
    sebe
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We have been here many times and the food is always great. The atmosphere is exciting and definitely worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.