Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC

4.5
6694 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We are open for Indoor & Outdoor Dining, Pick-up & Delivery. As of 12/14/21, NYC requires all guests 5yrs+ to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination is not required for outdoor dining. In order to dine indoors, each guest must provide CDC card or photo, excelsior pass, NYC Covid Safe App and photo ID.

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 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 6694 people are saying
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Salty
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Carmines has been one of my favorites for years! The service was not as up to par as usual but....I will be going back SOON!

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Jack
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been there since 2018 because that experience was horrible. Happy to report, last night was perfect. Service, food, vibe, everything was top-notch.

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vipFoodieK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dined outside, very comfortable setting with some fresh air, heat lamps and covering.

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davida
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reservation was very easy to make the location was not far from Broadway where we saw Phantom of the Opera the drink we're really good the food was excellent but most of all Gabby our server was phenomenal

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tracys
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

blooming amazing food , enjoy the whole evening

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BarbP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a great time food is excellent . Service is always great ! Just need larger water glasses. WAY. to small

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SunnyP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

salty food. quality of food went down dramatically

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BenjaminR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic food! Served very quickly and hot!

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AshleighA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. I celebrated my daughter's birthday there and we had a wonderful time.

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The red sauce is delicious, the shrimp parm is the best I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Food was excellent! Portions was excellent!
Server very pleasant but seemed to forget several ordered items during the course of the dinner

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KelseyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday at this location and was an excellent place for a family style meal!

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patio
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Carmines could use a better wine menu. The generosity of the food was amazing! It was also delicious.

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Familywithkids2021
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Honestly, I've been dining at Carmine's 91st St for over 20 years and this is the first time I've found the service to be below average. The staff/kitchen seemed entirely in the weeds for a 4:30 pm reservation. I understand the restaurant was very busy, but it always is. We rarely saw our waitress. Our drinks, both rounds, took forever to come. We got our salad immediately, but then the entrees were so staggered that we completely finished eating one before the next one came. Looking around the restaurant, I saw that experience at several tables. It was the first time I've been disappointed in an experience at Carmine's.

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vipStephanie
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful.

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Jenn
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance was amazing, food was amazing, a bit busy but the waiter was so nice and hilarious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food friendly staff. Highly recommend

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Lida
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat with family, portions can be shared, family style, very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing. Penne vodka is highly recommended. It's a loud place. Good for a big table to share everything. Price was very reasonable

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Tykk
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Quality of food has dropped

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DeniseC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The hostess was rude, the food was salty, the rule of having to wait for your whole party to be present is ridiculous and they have a 90 minute rule once you sit down you have to be out.

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Opalina18
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

U don't go to Carmines for the ambiance. Food is plentiful and good. The staff and waiter was super quick to try to get us out. Constant asking if we were done. I know they need turnover but we were still drinking our $56 sangria!

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vipStachu
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Veal was chewy, like leather, no wine glasses for the wine, just a 4 or 5 oz. Water glass. Expensive wine in a water glass. A side of spinach was enough to feed 10 people. Just a weird dining experience with poor quality of food.

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DougC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a great experience. Always like to include first timers to Carmine’s in our party. The food, ambiance and the friendliness of the staff makes you feel like Grandma is making dinner for the entire family.

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ShaunnaC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love carmines. The ambiance, food and service is always on point. Don’t hesitate to book.

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squan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the family place restaurant. The food is good and a lot. Need to go with 4 or more to Est all.

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vipFidelM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

No one came to our table for 20 minutes after we were seated. Then it took more time to get served bread and water. The food was delicious but the extremely large servings are not suitable for a couple going out for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Hugh portions, server was very informative.. classic New York feel.. highly recommended for a large group…. Very inexpensive to be honest. We ended up leaving with a lot of food due to the large amounts they serve per dish.

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BarryB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carmine’s is a New York tradition. The food is excellent and PLENTIFUL. The service is great. We have been going to dinner at Carmine’s since the early 90s.

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KayF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value with family size portions, great service.

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djpjnyc
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

you cant go wrong, larger than life delicious portions to fill you up

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for generous portions

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Alex was super great, patient with my family. My whole latina family was super happy with the experience.

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SheilaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It’s family style of course which is a plus. The food was just ok overcooked chicken Marsala. Shrimp were not spicy as stated sauce too thick. Would not go back. But the service was good

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StrattonS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Seated quickly in nice location. Great waitress and staff. Very festive atmosphere. Bread and oil served quickly. Entree VERY BLAND. had to and a ton of seasoning.

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ShelliD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Wonderful evening. Service was good but noisy. Need better acoustics to muffle the sounds. Still our favorite place to dine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and terrific ambience. We arrived an hour early and they were able to accommodate our group and get us seated - fantastic customer service!!

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RonaldS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I think it was just a bad day. The server was great he tried to get a manager to changed my table that was too small with those large portion plates, when no manager came he took it upon himself to move us to a better table, so the servers made my day
I did not order anything because
I lost my appetite so my daughter ordered chicken parmigiana mind you the table bread was cold so she also ordered garlic bread. I had a beer calmed my spirit and ordered some mussels.

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Mellgrec
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday for son. Service was great. Pasta was outstanding but the chicken Marsala was average at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Carmine’s never disappoints!!

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