Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC
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!
Carmine’s is for ambiance and name, not for great food. The dishes were over salted. The sauces were not created with the “homemade” or top chefs taste. Chicken parm was sent back due to rubbery gristle-like texture. Manager gave us a new dish to bring home which was nice. Service was attentive and friendly, so kudos to the staff. But I honestly have gotten much better food for less downtown. With all the spots to choose from in nyc this is not one I will frequent.
My taste buds were very pleased :) Loved the family style eating and round tables. Servers were great. Party of six and they serve you. Will come back again. In these times, it was a great reminder to continue doing the things you love. Enjoy moments. Live, Eat, drink and be Happy!
Typical Carmine’s evening. Copious good food. Friendly service. Great value.
Waiter. Very nice and informative. Food was excellent
the food and service was very good. We celebrated my son's 18th Birthday
Carmine s as usual : food is good , service kind and attentive, table’s size and distance from the others were generous for NYC standards
The food was amazing and the servers make you feel welcomed and always looking to see if you are doing fine .
The staff at Carmines was extremely kind and helpful. The food was outstanding. The service was excellent and the ambiance was a perfect NYC experience. I would go back again and again. One of the most wonderful restaurants in NYC! Thank you Carmine's for taking such great care of my guests and giving them one the most memorable dinners of their lives!
Paul, the Manager was awesome. He made sure everything was great. The waiter and the rest of the wait staff were perfect! The food was delicious, especially the salad of the day. Thank you to all!
Meeting an old friend
Birthday celebration for two cousins.🥳🥳
Our service was great and the food was amazing. The only what bothered me and took me by surprise is when we ordered extra penne a la vodka sauce and was told it was ya about $20. The waiter continued to tell us we are better off ordered another tray of penne la vodka. This was all after our dishes were on table. I don’t know if what he was telling us was true. We were there for my daughter’s bachelorette party
Food was great & the staff was great. two thumbs up!
Great service !
We had reservations for 13 but only 11 came. I told them this twice and they set the table for 10 people. So I told them again we have 11. Then they squeezed another chair in. The food was good. I told them it was my mother-in-law’s birthday so that they could come and sing to her. They never did that but they sang for several other guests. The noise level was extremely high and it made it difficult to talk to anyone even the person sitting next to you. I’m not sure if I will be going back.
Carmine’s has declined quite a bit in quality over the years.
The food is always great, but the prices for some of the specials seemed a bit disproportionate. We had a chicken special on a Friday that did not live up to the description we were provided. However, the staple items on the menu are reasonably priced and are always quality. The waiter we had was a bit aggressive in a friendly way, but we would have enjoyed a bit fewer interactions/interruptions from our waiter.
Old school Italian comfort food in huge portions. Love it. Good drinks, too.
The food was delicious, as always, we had the shrimp scampi with penne, stuffed mushrooms, and wings. Amanda was great and so was the gentleman who brought out the food. So pleasant and helpful.
I had a great time food was awesome as usual. Perfect for family and friend
Awesome food and service. Parking is an issue but the food and atmosphere great
It was good food and drink wise but when I write specific accommodations I expect people to listen to it, I got there and my reservations were for 830 but did not get seated till 930 like what’s the point to make reservations at this place
Got there a little early and was seated within 10 mins. Despite being busy our waiter was attentive or had another person cover our table was he was assisting another table. Drinks were fantastic! Food, amazing and soooo much, dessert and coffee were delicious. Overall fantastic time and just a great experience, next time will have to bring more people to help tackle the generous portions given.
Waiter was a little off his game, forgot to place our mixed green salad order causing the hot food to go back to the kitchen. Asked for glass of wine and brought over a quatrino...more money, I corrected him
It was great
Wonderful experience at Carmines. Waiter’s were exceptional especially considering this is a moderate priced large family style restaurant. Service was on par with restaurants tripled the cost
Food was very good for the and style of Italian food. Linguine with clams was excellent and as good as an expensive place we frequent. Chicken parm was very good and traditional Love the warm fresh bread given. Table next to us ordered steak special and said was much better than del friscos.
Overall much better experience than expected especially for the reasonable prices and family style dinner
All the classics. A necessary experience. All family style. One dish more than enough for two people.
Waiter was not as attentive to my table as he was to other tables. My table was not served food like I saw other waiters serving other tables. It was my son’s birthday and two waiters came to sing when 4 or more singers went to other tables to sing. I will never go to Carmines again!
Love the food, service and atmosphere of this restaurant
Service was not good, Food came out extremely salty and the overall fool quality went down. I used to be a regular at carmines and was excited to go back and everything we ordered was a bit off, all of the sauces were extremely salty and the garlic bread we ordered was stale.
Awesome food and service. Great experience, all employees were so nice and helpful.
Good value , nice atmosphere, friendly staff, great food.
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
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.
Best Caesar salad in ny. We’ve been eating at Carmine’s for over 25 years, always a great meal.
Great food! Never disappoints and always leave stuffed.
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 !
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.
The stuffed salmon was amazing and it’s a special on Saturday’s.