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About 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. 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.

2450 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - Midnight

Cross Street:
Between 90th & 91st Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 362-2200

Website:
http://www.carminesnyc.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Central Parking - 601 Amsterdam Avenue(Between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenue) $15 for up to four hours with Carmine's validation.

Public Transit:
1, 2, 3 trains to 96th Street

Executive Chef:
Joe Delgado

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Menus start at $42 pp.

Private Dining

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.

Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (158)
Special Occasion (137)
Good for Birthdays (136)
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Comfort Food (114)
Authentic (104)
Good for Anniversaries (94)
Casual (88)
Fun (87)
Good for a Date (68)
Neighborhood Gem (65)
Pre/post Theatre (65)
Worth the Drive (62)
Kid-friendly (60)
Fit for Foodies (58)
Romantic (44)
Great for Lunch (41)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Cozy (31)
Hot Spot (31)
Business Meals (29)
People Watching (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Tasting Menu (24)
Seasonal (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Late-night Find (17)
Great for Brunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Healthy (7)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vegan (4)
Spicy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 5 hours ago

Amazing food! Delicious , big portions and cheap! One plate serves 5 people family easy!

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Awesome food.

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·Dined 3 days ago

I overall like the food and place but my girl didn't like the house special that was lobster, shrimp, clams and Angel hair.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing place. Great food. We loved everything we ordered. Very quick service. Accommodates big groups.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing. We had the Lasagna. The portions are perfect for two or more people.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Went on Valentines Day.. Same great food, same great service they didnt rush you through your meal. Amanda was our server, lovely young lady very professional. And we had an 8pm reservation and was seating promptly. I would definitely return the veal was absolutely Amazing.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

As per usual the food was excellent. The service was almost perfect. I found it odd that we were served our pasta with just one utensil considering it was long spaghetti. They quickly provided upon request. Also, we had to ask for grated Parmesan something that's usually on the table. The other odd thing is that I checked in and moved to the bar area as I was asked to do. A young gentleman told me I would be called when my table was ready. I witnessed this with other people waiting so I just hung out chatting with my group. At one point which was quite some time waiting, the same young man asked my name and after giving it, he told me "we texted you the table was ready". I have no idea why I would be expected to check my phone after being told I would be called and seeing others get called by name for their table. I know many people are glued to their phone but on Valentine's day, I think most people would try to focus on their dinner dates. Also, I was explicitly told to wait for my name to be called. This was both a strange and frankly an unprofessional comment. The food made up for this snafu.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined 3 days ago

People at Carmine’s were very nice. Service was excellent the food was plentiful and delicious. We arrived early and were seated right away. We will go back to enjoy the food and service.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great time!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Carmines is a great place with great food and conversation.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Romantic, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing. It was my first time trying it and I would definitely come back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Spicy
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·Dined 3 days ago

Staff was very attentive and nice food came out at a reasonable time. Will definitely come back!

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food is always amazing. Service is superb. Love the explanations of the specials. Like trying something different every time. Definitely would recommend Carmine’s.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great, portions were beyond huge. Waiter was quirky and attentive. There were no less than 6 different birthday songs sung there in the span of time we were eating dinner. I guess it's a popular place for that?

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Big portions great prices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I love this place
the food is very good and the sangria the best

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·Dined 6 days ago

We have been dining at Carmine's for years and it's our go to place for all occasions! Love the linguine with white clam sauce. Wait staff is the best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

I arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and checked in. Did not get seated until 30 minutes after our reservation and even that was with an argument with the hostess. Many other customers were having similar experiences.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

Dinner was great. Service was good. Reservations and check in experience was horrible. Waited an hour before we got seated which was unacceptable !

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The food is very good The atmosphere is lively. I am glad they take reservation. But my experience was waiting for 30 minutes to be seated even after my whole party was on time and all ready to sit down.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food as always was on point and plentiful. Unfortunately, having a sub-par waiter is more the norm than the rarity. Between the waiter not following up to confirm all is well with the meal, to the waiter not having heard the complete order due to the volume of parties around the restaurant.(dont just nod your head...write the order down and confirm with the table so no errors come about when the food comes out...or in a recent case, doesn't all come out because the complete order wasnt heard by the waiter)

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The overall accommodations were great. I just don't understand why I would get a text on my phone indicating my table was ready when there was lots of loud noises (no problem and didn't mind the noise at all) in there. At the same time peoples names were being called when tables were ready. I just happened to be looking at my phone and I observed I was texted. When I approached the front desk I was told I was texted 12 minutes ago when I was right there in the front waiting to be called. I then had to wait and additional 20 minutes for another table (not cool!). At the same time names were still being called. Food was excellent as usual, waiters were very friendly and informative. Had a beautiful time for my birthday and will come again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Good for a Date, Healthy, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fun, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Best Italian food! Big portions for sure! Service was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Delicious food and the waiter was on point with great suggestions! Definitely would return again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

The waiter was very annoying kept looking at us . I over heard him talking about us to another waiter .the piña collados taste like a sour pineapple. The salmon taste very bland . Only thing I enjoyed was the wine that waiter first poured into a small tall glass for water lol ! I asked him fir a wine glass & he was annoyed

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Copieux très bon et service très agréable

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Delightful evening! With our reservation, we were seated immediately upon our arrival.
Service was great, friendly. Our only issue was an oversalted porterhouse for two. Definitely a restaurant for larger groups.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Reservation was ready when we arrived. Great Food. Great Service, our server Eddie was fabulous. We were able to relax and were not rushed, therefore able to enjoy the dinner and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious food! Huge mountains of pasta! Our waiter, Charlie, was amazing!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

My date and I had a great time.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had a resavation and still had to wait another half an hour to get seated it wasn't fair and I was standing the whole time waiting for my table and it was freezing outside

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a great time, the food was delicious and the portions were huge. We were a party of 8 and shared 3 appetizers and 4 entrees and there was still left overs. Definitely recommend for groups.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Charlie is at the top of the list. Hopefully , you will experience the first class dinning experience he offers.
In general, the staff is awesome.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great service great food everything was wonderful!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Seating was quick and staff was very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Carmines is a neighborhood classic. Huge portions, served family style, in a packed, loud, exciting, Upper West Side environ. The stunning part is not just that they are always busy, always bustling, always filled with joy, but that the food is really really good.

The perfect place for a family gathering. A company gathering. A gathering of friends. But also nice for a couple to eat like horses at a reasonable price, and have leftovers for the next few days.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

great food and HUGE portions! my family had a great dinner and had so much for leftovers!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The entire staff were so attentive and the food was simply delicious and big platters which was perfect for my group. We ordered the titanic dessert for my mom as we were celebrating her birthday! Definitely going back soon!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One of the Best Italian restaurant in NYC. You can't go wrong "you get what you pay for" Huge portions. They feed you like true Italians.

Thanks Guys

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I took my co workers for dinner and it was our first time. The food was amazing and the service was as well. I am planning on making another reservation to come back with my husband

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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