Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC

4.5
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Carmine's is a family style restaurant offering exceptional value to its guests through the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. Restaurateur Artie Cutler crafted Carmine's with a singular vision; bringing his guests “wow-factor” sized portions and making every meal feel like an Italian American wedding feast.

Platters of made to order antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and of course homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine's, meant for sharing among 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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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AP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Great experience, all employees were so nice and helpful.

C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value , nice atmosphere, friendly staff, great food.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our SERVER was beyond EXCELLENT!!! She recommended the special and it was delicious... When you rarely get exceptionally good service it’s a breath of fresh air when coupled with the food it made the experience much better... AWESOME JOB

g
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I've been taking my family to Carmine's ever since it opened. We've had birthday, graduation, general celebrations for at least a dozen or more of my family members. So we're used to a pretty noisy atmosphere, but the other night the noise was unbearable. But worse than that was the service. Never before had we had to wait so long for our food and dessert. Unfortunately, we have to scratch Carmine's off our list of celebratory dining experiences.

RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Caesar salad in ny. We’ve been eating at Carmine’s for over 25 years, always a great meal.

P
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Never disappoints and always leave stuffed.

TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reunion of 7 teachers, ALL hearty eaters & we had a great time. Service was top shelf. Started with GREAT salad & a surprise when one of our group said "we should ask for the Chicken Wings" (NOT prominent on the menu). We didn't realize Carmine's had them. Well, we ordered them & WOW they were excellent-must order the next time we return. Our main dishes were Chicken Parm on a bed of Spaghetti & Porter House Steak surrounded by Sausage, Peppers & Onions. BOTH dishes were excellent & filling. (We did cut the VERY Large Chicken Parm in 1/2. Might order 2 of them next time there. The service was great with our waiter (I think-Anthony or Antonio) very personable & professional. The day was made even more special when the manager (Paola) came over & informed us that our former boss & his wife had called in from California & picked up the check!!! WOW- what a gesture & a GREAT story we won't go into now. Our individual & group's saying when it comes to Carmine's is "WE'LL BE BACK". It will be yours once you go to Carmine's. ENJOY !

C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here many times and it's always a pleasure. The food is consistently good, staff is always pleasant, and the atmosphere is ripe.

AW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The stuffed salmon was amazing and it’s a special on Saturday’s.

c
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My second time at Carmines and I’m always satisfied. Also my second time coming for a birthday gathering. Very nice environment and the food is delicious.

MA
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lots of forearms and armpits and stomachs in our faces during the meal. We were reached across too many times to count. Not really well trained but kind staff. Food was pretty salty.

DM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Mother- In - Law birthday, her 85th respectively.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Able to accommodate very well for 10 people and had a great time.

KK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Raheem was excellent. he made our experience better and helped us order the perfect amount of food for 6 and made us laugh all night. Amazing at his job.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Great place to get friends and family together to eat & catch up with each other.

J
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The overall service was excellent however the actual meal was not so good the shrimp with linguine was very greasy not flavorful at all and didn't have that many shrimp either. The porterhouse steak was dry and tough. asked for medium rare.

d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tables too close together. Meat dishes too small for price

m
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and manager was super nice and friendly

CD
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Large portions so great for sharing. Perfect for group events. Food was delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was delicious as always but once our server realized we weren’t ordering a bunch of cocktails he couldn’t care less about us thank goodness other people on the restaurant helped us or we wouldn’t have had napkins or anything and everyone got there food before us even though we were sitting for a good 1/2 hour before they sat down

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We love going to Carmine's but we had a less than stellar experience with our party of eight. Food did not arrive until we had been at our table for an hour. The two people who ordered two glasses of red wine were served their drinks mid salad and the bottle of white wine did not arrive until the food was being delivered to the table, where one entire entree was not included. There were eight hungry people waiting for three main courses and it was another ten minutes before the last entree was served, leaving the people who had just their white wine delivered to wait until their course arrived. Not pleased with the roll out of this meal for a large group.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. My sisters first time, she loved it.

DD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time at this place and boy it didnt disappoint. Great as the very 1st I visited. Food delicious, services fantastic, atmosphere amazing... A beautiful lady accompanied me and it was her visit and she loved it. Carmine's you guys are great, keep yonthe great work.

l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie our waiter was outstanding, the food was outstanding and quite frankly Carmine's was outstanding!!!

B
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was an awesome amazing Restaurant!!!
Everything and Everyone was fabulous
The food was delicious!!!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Bread for the table were pretty much rocks. The meal came out suspiciously quick and cold.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love place, great staff food amazing

EC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant! We will
Be back ! Waitress was very nice and responsive to our needs

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omar was our server - he was welcoming, friendly and efficient.

AM
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Carmine’s was great, as usual. Food was delicious and hit the spot. Was had dined here previously so knew it was family style and large portions. We came hungry but still left with leftovers. The only thing that was lacking was the enormous crowd. Wow. So glad we were able to make reservations!

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are locals who love Carmine’s. Omar was our waiter and he was excellent. Had another fantastic dinner with some of the beat wait staff in NYC. See you again soon!

DC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible horrible horrible experience. Not sure if it was this location but I was super disappointed. The garlic bread super burnt. The shrimp and eggplant parm was extremely disappointing. The server was no where to be found. A totally waste of $250.

SV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 5th time going to Carmine’s. Every time I go i take friends who have never been. They are amazed of the size of the food that is served. It’s hilarious !!
However, they are always happy and full at the end of dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge portions, great price and amazing service!! This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in the world!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding food. Our waiter Angelo was an outstanding service professional and the food was impeccable.

PB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will never miss this wonderful restaurant on a NYC trip

SA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food & great experience. Staff always attentive & do a great job.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

What is the point of making a reservation when you have to wait? We arrived 15mins early and can understand waiting a few mins but its upsetting to see multiple parties (ranging from 2-6 persons) seated before us. We went to the hostess to ask what was the hold up as we were the only bot being seated and it was 15 mins AFTER our reserved time. We were RUDELY told they didnt have a table for our party and we would need to wait. Can you imagine our surprise when we saw at least 10 empty tables once we were finally seated in the back of the restaurant. The food is great but the hostess ruined the entire mood. I cant imagine coming to this location again if thats how they treat people.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Saturday, a day after Valentine’s Day so it’s expected to be a little crowded. My reservation was for 9:30, I arrived, and had to wait about 30 mins for a table at the bar. No a problem. Once seated, the food serving is enormous, it’s served for at least 4 people. But was it amazing. The fried calamari and the lasagna afterwards was amazing. Well, worth the experience and the money. I’ll be back. But I’ll be back with more people so they can help me and my wife finish the food. Amazing place. Amazing server. I loved it.

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