Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC
We went to Carmine’s on the advice of a friend. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun. Great service, too! Our only problem was that the servings come family-style—to be shared with a good-sized group. We left a lot of food behind—we were visiting NYC and had to leave very early the next day. We are hoping that kitchen- or wait-staff got to take home the fabulous eggplant parmigiana and capellini with pomodoro sauce that we left!
Food was mediocre and much too salty. It’s such a pity. A New York institution that really needs to up its game.
Excellent first experience at Carmine's. All the dishes are super sized for family style sharing. The fried calamari was perfect, light breading and crispy without being greasy. The carbonara was the best I had, al dente pasta full of flavor without being overly creamy and greasy. We ordered the veal samtiboca which was good too. There was only 3 of us so definitely leftovers. Will definitely return.
The food is delicious as always! The entrées are enough to feed 2/3 people. We went on a Saturday night so the restaurant was loud which was to be expected. Carmine’s will always be one of my favorites.
I love the food! My only problem is they pack people in too tight. When it’s crowded it feels like 40 people are at one table.
Always great. Never disappointed.
Came here for my birthday dinner. While the staff was friendly and the location as a whole was very clean, the food was served cold. It was flavorful but cold. We spoke to the manager about the cold food and he sent it back to be heated however when we got the food back it was still lukewarm/ more on the cold side. This is the 3rd time I’ve had this problem at this specific location. Many people I know complain about the same problem at this location and warned me not to go there. I decided to take the chance and unfortunately everyone in my dinner party did not enjoy the food including myself. I don’t believe I will be coming here anymore.
We love Carmines - it never fails to please. Celebrated our daughter's 21st birthday with a table of 15. Service started off a bit slow but we had a lovely and competent waitress that was a change from boisterous males of the past that "took charge" in the face of indecision and high noise volumes! But once we hit our stride - the evening, service, food and ambiance was perfect and a great fit for the event.
My boyfriend took my friends and I out for my birthday dinner. I was a Carmine’s virgin. OMG the food was amazing and the portions! Family style servings that was more than enough for our party of six. We ended up taking food home. The service was top notch. We waited for nothing. The waiter explained all the specials and answered all questions. He was very sweet. I can not say enough how happy we all were. We will be back! Thank you Carmine’s for making my birthday celebration so good!!!
The waiting area gets very crowded but it has to because this place is amazing. The food and drinks were delicious.
Excellent service! Our waiter Rahim was excellent very attentive and made great recommendations on the menu selection.
Carmine’s never disappoints. Service was excellent as was the food. We all really enjoyed our dinner there.
I hadn't been to this location before. It is the original Carmine's. This is NOW my preferred Carmine's!! Mid-town location is impossible to get quickly seated and is very loud and crowded. AC location is nice, but not local enough for us.
I loved the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friend's home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The chicken parm was amazing and the drinks was refreshing. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable." Overall food and drinks were amazing and Antonio our server was very well alerted when we needed anything. Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves Italian food !
Amazing as always! My fav restaurant in the City! Shrimp Scampi is second to none. I choose to pair it with garlic and olive linguini. I also love their focaccia bread! Truly a carb lovers heaven!
Waiter (Charlie) was superb. Great personality and perfect all around!
I loved our waiter, Charlie. He was funny and nice and really took the time to explain the menu and he showed us pictures of the food too.
Beautiful experience loved everything about this place and I will definitely recommend!!
Always an amazing experience. Food is delicious. Service is impeccable. Always grateful to be a part of it!
Love Carmines, have been coming here for years and its always great.
Great food! Service was a little slow. But the food was great!
Amazing food and lovely ambience - lively and friendly. Excellent service. Will definitely be going back.
Service was terrible and highly doubt if our family & friends will return to this Carmine’s location.
Meal so nice I ate it twice... in one week (My wife and I ate there twice this week)
4 kids and 3 adults dined at Carmine’s before a 1:00 theater performance. Service was quick, food was plentiful and the quality was outstanding.
Always good food and very loud. We had a group of 8 and easy to find food to share. Good for kids who like noise.
Had a delightful dinner with the family before an evening at the theater. The wait staff was awesome, the food delicious and plentiful. A good time was had by all!
We had a wonderful experience at Carmines! The food was great and so was the atmosphere and service. Great quality of food for a reasonable price. The only thing I would change is being able to be seated before our entire party arrived.
Food was OK. It was extremely hot and loud.
Great food great service, would highly recommend
My reservation was originally for 10, I upped it to 14 with no problem. Another family member book table for 14, we were accomadated with tables right next to each other. It was a family affair I had planned and Carmine s made me look good. My family thanks you.
Wrong order twice,once with appetizers and then with entree.
Overall it was just okay
I was there with a friend celebrating her 50th birthday.
Excellent food and service!
Server was friendly, outgoing and thorough in explaining ingredients in entrees. All family style plates were delicious
Table was way to small for our party of 7. The edges of the table were not even with the rest of the table. We had to hold our plates up with one hand to keep it level. I mean, come on, buy some new tables. It made the whole experience uncomfortable. They couldn’t bring all the food at the same time because the table was so small. Terrible process and experience. Would not go back to this location.
Overrated and overpriced. I had chicken marsala and it salty...needed more wine...we had calamari that was wasn't terrible. Plus side there were humongous portions if you are into mediocre Italian food. Plus it was super hot in there. But the service was decent.
This is not my first time to Carmine's--It is an excellent rest. with excellent food. You can order food family style and have plenty to take home for another meal.
I also want to mention an wonderful, helpful waiter named Scott--that went above and beyond with service !
This is an much better location for Carmine's--the other rest. located in the theatre district is extremely, loud, crowded--a long wait even tough you have a reservation--(plus the quality of the food is not as good). It's worth a ride uptown to 91 St and Broadway for a much better time !!!
Love this place never disappoints, made last minute reservations so worth it.