Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC

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Thank you for choosing Carmine's Midtown. We are located in the heart of Times Square on 44th Street between 7th & 8th Avenue. Carmine's is a family style restaurant offering exceptional value to its guests through the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. With "wow-factor" sized portions and making any meal feel like an Italian American wedding feast. Platters of home-style antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and of course homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine's, meant for sharing amongst friends and family. When great food and wine are supported by friendly and knowledgeable service, the results are magic - we want every day to feel like a Sunday afternoon at Grandma's!
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Los platos muy abundantes , el problema es que por meter más gente las mesas están una encima de otra

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good, Menu and ordering took a bit because everything is family size. Never experienced anything like it before but we liked it. Just hard to decided on a dish

B
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally got to Carmine's. Food was delicious and the ambiance was very festive. Excellent value, the dishes might seem pricey but they are HUGE! Loved the artichoke appetizer and the Chicken Parmesan. If you go with a group, you can sample a few dishes family style. If not, you will almost certainly have delicious leftovers. Try it next time you're in Time Square for a Broadway show.

C
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! Favorite restaurant in NYC

PH
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Family style - with huge amounts of food. We ordered the plate with the 4 types of pasta. It was delicious, but way too much for 2 people. I visited with my daugher who is a vegitarian, so didnt try the meat menue items. I definitely would go back - with about 5 or 6 people.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Thank you.

DD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and fabulous service. Make sure you come hungry!

t
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & great atmosphere! Perfect for lunch right before a show!

M
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated less than 10 minutes upon entering.. the food and service was everything.. whole process the portions are family sized to each dish can easily serve four adults with the potential for leftovers.. definitely a nice treat after taking in some NYC sights!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

must have when your in nYC. make a reservation for sure highly recommended

JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I would recommed Carmine’s but not this location.

Extremely noisy - had to wait even though my reservation was made a few months out.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had 6pm reservation and waited 2 hours and never got seated. They kept saying “a couple more minutes”. They said this to the 5:30pm and 4:30pm reservatiins too. They were dishonest with wait times. I had guests i. From out of town and we had to go somewhere else. Its hard getting a last minute reservation for 7 people on a Saturday night.

The kicker is that Carmines told you guys that we ate there as i got an email saying “thanks for dining at Carmines”

CM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Over hour and half wait despite reservations. Seated our large party in the aisle in small tables that would not accommodate the food trays. Waitstaff either overstretched or under-attentive they don’t tell you pricing on daily specials- do NOT assume they are even close to regular menu. Try $120/plate. Food fairly good. Not a place I’d take small chick den , claustrophobic people,or people who are unable to stand and wait for over an hour. .

RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Family style is great, allowing everyone to try different foods.

JP
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Very disappointed in the 45-minute wait WITH reservations, which were made months ago. Once we were seated, the service and food were great.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible. I’ve never waited for an hour and a half PAST my reservation time anywhere else. Our reservation was for 5:30. After much complaining and questioning and receiving curt, dismissive answers (and watching those with later reservations being sat before us because they knew the host), we were seated at 7pm. My parents didn’t get to eat because they would have missed their show so we packed our food to go. I will never go back there again. Which is sad because I’ve been going there for 15 years. Absolutely atrocious all around.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Absolutely terrible service, poor management. Had reservations and we’re made to wait 45 minutes standing long bar. Then the staff gave another party who came after us first with a later reservation and same size party.

Then- finally we’re sat and waited another 15 minutes for the waiter to bring water and menus. Food was good when it came out.... one entre at a time with 5 minutes between them!

Ordered dessert and coffee, same story dessert came 15 minutes before coffee. I left the table to search for the waiter and told him he had a show to see and needed the check and skip the coffee. Coffee came 5 min later - no check! Had to go look again to find him for the check.

Management never came over once to check on anything, service was terrible, and would not recommend. The food was “ok” but not great Italian food. Dressed up chain restaurant with service you’d expect at a 1 star restaurant.

Don’t buy into the hype of the name, this place has isn’t anything great - more likely will end up ruining you night out.

w
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I gave one star for service and overall and three for the others because I only got to see the lobby. In fairness to Carmine's I gave the other categories three stars because that's right in the middle and I don't know if the food was excellent or poor, so I split the difference. Had a 5:30 reservation, checked in well early (5:05) and that was that. I checked back at 5:45 and was told "we have a few tables paying now so it will be shortly". Checked back again at 6:15 and was given the same answer....10 mins later still nothing so we left at 6:25.
The fact that nobody seemed really to care about the 5:30 reservation was maddening. That and the way they kept cramming people into the front lobby with no room was insane. If you can't even seat your 5:30 people why are you letting the 6:00 people in the door?
I have waited tables and bartended for years and I try my best to never leave a bad review being that I have been in their shoes, but the attitude of the hosts and hostesses was outrageously poor. With literally a ton of places to go eat in NYC I will pick them all over Carmine's.
I'm sure they're not going to miss by business as there was a nonstop stream of people rolling in, but I'll spend my money elsewhere.

KG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

45 minute wait even with reservation made 6 months ahead of time. Liked the round table but were squished into a corner. Food was cold. Salad delicious. Wine terrific. Man at door with IPad worse than rude.

AP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with my wife on a date night!

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience3

We had 3:30 reservations and had a change in shift and got a new server who never came over to table and we were in the middle of dinner. His name was Alejandro and we finally had to get up and get a manager to order a dessert for the 50th birthday we were celebrating. When dessert came we had no plates or silverware.. Alejandro came back a tossed the plates on the table only 8 not enough for out party. We then had to get up again as he walked away before we could get his attention to get another plate or spoons. Again we waited and needed to finally see the manager to get our bill. We have been to Carmine’s on other occasions and never have been treated so badly...

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and value!

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my families first time there and they loved it! It really set the tone for our NYC weekend. Our waiter was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Parking was a problem , across street at entrance of parking garage was full ,no sign no other lot to get parking validated by Carmine’s, other then parking Costing me 32 the food and service was excellent .

SG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was expedient food OUTSTANDING!Carmines is always top notch in all area's

AL
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Third time here. Always love the service and the food!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My daughter’s birthday lunch was fantastic! Chicken parmigiana was delicious! Dylan and crew paid particular attention to our guest’s diet restrictions. We didn’t have room for dessert but Dylan and crew still managed to sing her happy birthday and brought her ice cream with a birthday candle. It was a pleasant surprise! Thanks Carmine’s, that’s why we love coming back because you never fail to impress!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Best for a group

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

While they were able to accommodate our early arrival, almost as soon as the restaurant opened, we found the following:
1. knives were either very old or the dishwasher left horrible water/soap stains. Waitress did swap them out
2. bread was delivered but no butter or olive oil placed on the table. Waitress did provide once we asked for them
3. drinks were delivered, no straws provided or offered. We asked for one Bloody Mary and it was delivered without a celery stick, normally provided
4. Ordered chicken Saltimbocca, sauce was too sweet and it appeared that the dish was pre-staged as the mozzarella was just melted and the prosciutto underneath had an overdone look to it.
5. Waitress was not attentive at all
6. seats are TOO together and background music too loud which did not provide for an overall pleasant experience.
7. Bathrooms on second floor

H
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had a group of 10, and we're out in just over an hour, including desert. Would definitely recommend

NC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were spectacular. Reservations are a must!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Great waiters and the food was terrific.

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was not so good like the first time I came.. But I still like it. Great ambient

GB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy going to Carmine's! Food and service outstanding! We always meet great people from all over the world when we go there :)

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people, ambiance and food was fab. Go visit Carmines!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I did the reserve but I need wait stand for the 40 min and the hall was a crowed.
I don’t like for this
The food was excelence

BM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the waiter was wonderful. The restaurant was super crowded and not much room for standing when you have to wait. Otherwise it was awesome 😎

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, environment, and assistance. We had a reservation but actually ended up eating at the bar. Our bartender was fantastic and gave excellent recommendations. Keep in mind this is family portion Italian dining. There was SO much food. I hated to see any food go to waste because of the quality. They also had a good wine selection. We came in from Nashville, TN for a quick weekend getaway. I’m definitely coming back to this place.

d
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Wait was longer than expected for a reservation, but worth the wait.

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