Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Carmine’s!!!

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Family style always fun. Highly recommend

BE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

unbelievably fast service, and the most amazing cocktails

J
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Carmine’s has a reputation that is hard to live up too
It’s good but not great
Good for groups

MA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Great service! Food is a little pricey even for family portions seeing as none of the entree dishes come with sides. Worth it if you’re willing to spend a little extra.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience with the biggest meals ever, clearly meant for sharing. Food was amazing, service was awesome, great atmosphere. Loved Carmine’s and will be back again!

m
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, excellent food. it makes you feel comfortable from the first minute you get it. Furthermore, if you are lucky enough to be served by Charly, your experience will be even better!

MC
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was as amazing as I had hoped it would be taking my friend there on her first trip to NYC! Thank you for making it so much fun!

RW
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

service was awesome. i had an issue sending the payment. i tried to email it but Ms Corinne thought i didnt send it and i sent it twice. i didn"t receive the finial contract and my understanding was the 2 4yr olds were free

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Isabell our server was excellent

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent service. We ate spaghettis with meat, very tasteble. We were three and ate a lot. Well -cooked " al dente". For desert we had tiramisú, one can't missed it. Ot was too much food, so we took home the tiramisú it was left. Prices weren't too high

JP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff with excellent food leaving an overall great atmosphere

NS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The server was hospitable and knowledgeable about the food. Celebrated my daughters 15th birthday there. Now my mom wants to have it there too!!!! All my guest had a great time.

DP
Amarillo
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place to visit with Family and Friends. My favorite restaurant when I'm in NYC

AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We are a large party of 7.The hostess didn't want us to seat the table until all show-up. We are not so happy about it since early ones came 7:45 and the last one was coming 8:15 PM. (our uncle is always late and he let us to order the food anyway. We could finish the dinner way earlier.) At least let us sit and drink the time we reserve will make us happier. We had two bottles of wine and two appetizers two pasta dishes and a main dish. The Wednesday special of Veal was fantastic as our weiter Chris told us.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

gooooooooooood

OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb, as usual. Our waiter, Omar “from Queens”, was great. His friendly, attentive and timely service demonstrates what excellent customer service should be. This restaurant is a family favorite and we will definitely be coming back.

RD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful family dinner, and will definitely go back to Carmine’s for our next get-together!

BD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmines is fabulous! From the moment they greet you to the waiter taking the order, it is a most positive experience! And, the food at Carmine's has no comparison, cooked to perfection - this is Italian food at it's best!
And the service is just wonderful! The waiter and General Manager always asking how everything was.

I highly recommend Carmine's to everyone! Enjoy the experience and great food at Carmine's!

JA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lots of fun. Italian American like they made years ago. Professional hard working staff.

KF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience, waiter (Chris) was very knowledgeable and friendly. He actually suggested our dinner, it was a great suggestion. Will go again! Only thing that needs improvement is..... A little cozier seating. My date and I were on our second date 😊

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service and food was good. No complaints here the staff here is excellent and my wife loves the Titanic!

JP
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reliable Italian restaurant, excellent for groups and families. The Amaretto sidecars were delicious but needed to be colder. The salmon was nicely cooked and the chicken parm was nicely seasoned, the garlic bread was delicious.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is Carmine’s is the best one in the city.

L
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service however need more food options especially dessert choice and a better way to celebrate birthdays i was not to happy about it but overall great time

TV
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmine’s exceeded our expectations! Food was wonderful and service was excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome waiter!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience! Food was good, service was good, good environment and quick Serivce!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful. Charlie our waiter was excellent and took care of us! Will definitely be back!

R
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant, very good food, excellent service. Didn’t rate it 5 stars ONLY because of the family-size servings, which makes it difficult for a party of two to explore more than one food option, try an appetizer, etc. would be nice if smaller portions were available. Otherwise, we loved the experience and will go back again.

i
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Extremely loud. Very uncomfortable.
They had no kids menu options.
We requested plain pasta with only olive oil and parmigiano for the kids and we were served with pasta with lots of garlic and parsley the first time, and pasta with lots of garlic no parsley the second time. They could not manage to make a simple pasta with only oil.
The menu has no option for simple scoops of ice cream.

F
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The food is terrific. However, it is so loud in the restaurant you have to scream to have a conversation. They need to put some soft surfaces in there to absorb the sound. Walls, ceiling and floor are all hard surfaces.

KI
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has yet to let me down. Always perfect! Everything is worth it all.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The quality of the food it’s average.
It use to be better.
It to expensive for what it is.
It’s many good Italian restaurant in the city and everywhere else that can offer a much better quality in flavor for the same price or less.

I won’t be back again.

Thank you

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service is great but the food is even better.
The chicken wings are GREATTTTTT with the blue cheese. FYI I’m not a big fan of blue cheese but their blue cheese pairs well with the wings. Stuffed salmon was pricey at $62 but is worth it. Huge portion stuffed with shrimp lobster and other things. Lol

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmine's never disappoints. Every year my grade school classmates meet and have a wonderful time.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was amazing and food was fantastic as always!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Loved our waiter. Big portions so bring your appetite!

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