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Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC

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4260 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Birthdays
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - Midnight
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Phone number
(212) 362-2200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joe Delgado
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Catering
Let Carmine's Cater your next party. We offer full service catering for all types of events. Let us drop off and setup or let us stay and serve your guests with the Carmine's experience at your door. Contact our Catering Department at 212-362-6444.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 90th & 91st Streets
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Parking details
Central Parking - 601 Amsterdam Avenue(Between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenue) $15 for up to four hours with Carmine's validation.
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Public transit
1, 2, 3 trains to 96th Street
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Special events & promotions
Host your party where the Carmine's tradition began. The Little Room is the perfect setting for intimate gatherings, business meetings, rehearsal dinners or other social get-togethers. Our Executive Chef has created four course menus that are served at one long table. The Little Room seats up to 40 guests.

Our main dining room boasts a massive mahogany bar, vaulted ceilings, and cathedral chandeliers. This former ballroom is quintessential New York and is ideal for private parties and special events. This pioneer of the Upper West Side can host a seated dinner, served family style, for up to 300 guests. Celebrate Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, corporate dinners, or fundraisers. We've designed special menus for cocktail and buffet receptions for up to 350.

Celebrate special occasions in the fun, festive atmosphere that is Carmine’s.
Contact our Special Events Department at 212-721-5587.

Menus start at $42 pp.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

Host your party where the Carmine's tradition began. The Little Room is the perfect setting for intimate gatherings, business meetings, rehearsal dinners or other social get-togethers. Our Executive Chef has created four course menus that are served at one long table.

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What 4260 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 15 hours ago

This meal was to have a commencement update and discuss the outcome/challenges faced during the event.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

My favorite Italian restaurant for 25 years. Great choices, great food. Best meatballs I’ve ever had. Portions are huge...take a friend and share.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Didn’t realize the linguini for the shrimp Parm would be an extra charge!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

This was my mom’s first time dining at Carmine’s, she definitely enjoyed herself. Italian food is her favorite and she loved the lasagna. Overall, my mom was happy with our post Mother’s Day lunch/dinner date.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I wedding anniversary!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Dinner was delicious! We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Staff was very courteous and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always a family favorite! Bring a crowd to share the meal. Highly recommend ordering at least one of the daily specials - never disappointing!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was great!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food and the staff were very friendly and the restaurant overall was very nice. The food came in large portions so it was well with the money.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food and ambience wete great! The service was bad. it seemed a waiter wanted us to leave as soon as possible. He hardly gave us any details on menu, and when I asked about smaller desert portions - he just walked away. I understand it was night time already -I get tired at work too - but it is not a reason to be unprofessional.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Carmine's never fails!!.. Great authentic food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Food was great... Wait staff was on point, very friendly and knowledgeable. I didnt care for the cheesecake the manager was so nice, professional and replaced it with no issue and I got to order the a different dessert. Overall I will be back and dont mind the prices based on the portion size.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Carmine’s is a great place for great food and outstanding service. Our waiter Chris was personable and professional. Made our experience memorable. Thanks.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

This is a smaller, yet very similar version to the Times Square branch. Great service and enormous portions. Great, affordable option for groups!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great time and manager Jillian was the most accommodating for the birthday celebration. Would recommend to everyone. Worth the trip from Florida , for. this dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Besides the lousy waiter everyone else was great

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great place, food, environment, staff and overall extremely satisfied!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything was delightful

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Well the food was AMAZING AS ALWAYS! #ShrimpParm🍤🍝.

Now the reason you make a reservation like I did 4 days in advance is to be seated in a nice area of Carmines not to be sat between a table of 10 to our left where there wasn't no space for my wife&I as well as the table of 10 to get up and pass or walk and a party of 8 to our right . Not to mention we waited almost 25mins to receive a menu or a server and ummm it was ONLY 2 OF US. Again thou the food was GREAT SERVICE ON THE OTHER HAND👎👎👎😕

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Have been here many times, but I am never disappointed. Had my daughter in law with us this time who is gluten free. She was thrilled with the food and her options. We all shared her pasta with vodka sauce and it was delicious and would not have known it was gluten-free. She said it was the best consistency of gluten free pasta she has ever had.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

530 reservations and didn’t get seated until 6pm. That isn’t the issue as much as a lack of communication from the hostess. Kept telling me 5 minutes, 5 minutes. I was then told there was a table but the people paid and wouldn’t leave so I had to wait. Politely let them know it’s busy and other people are waiting for a table.

Food was okay at best. I’ve been here 6 times before and it was great every time. This time there was a lot missing.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Carmine’s is fantastic. They definitely have one of the best chicken Parms I have ever had. I recommend asking for a table in the “little room”

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

very friendly, knowledgable staff. It was repeated Visit & will do again.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My family has celebrated special occasions and holidays here for years. The family style dinner service can't be beat!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Always enjoy dining at Carmine’s. Food is consistently very good.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

I have been going to Carmine's for over 15yrs - but I was not happy when the hostess and manager kept telling me that I would lose my reservations that I made over a month ago - if my entire party was not there in the 15min deadline - I have my daughter coming from very far - with an infant and 4yr old - I had to keep calling her to see how far she was - hoping she would not have an accident - we celebrate our birthdays every year at Carmine's - then when my family arrived just on time - they put us in the middle of the restaurant - and we asked to be put on the side because we have a toddler and baby - but they said no - and when we sat down - we felt so RUSHED TO FINISH - that we could not enjoy the meal or celebration - probably will look for another family place to keep our tradition next year - too bad because we loved the food and Carmine's in the past -

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Always good at Carmine’s, only thing I would encourage is servers to speak slower, clearer.
Last two visits different servers rattle off specials.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Always a pleasure to eat here. Never disappoints on the food, service or ambiance.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Initially, the pasta came out hard and not cooked to my liking. We alerted the waiter and expressed our dislike for it. He fixed it with no problem. Overall, the calamari and shrimp with pasta was delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Had dinner with my family on Wednesday and had their special for that day, which was the veal and mashed potato in a red wine sauce, and my son had his chicken on the bone, it was amazing. Very flavorful, the waitress was very informative and friendly. Will definitely be back on a Tuesday to try the rack of lamb.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great food, large portions so come with 4 or more.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Accueil agréable. Une brève indication par le serveur sur le caractère « familial » des plats. Traduction : des portions astronomiques. Un plat peut suffire pour 3, voire 4 personnes.
Diversité des plats interdites pour un petit nombre de convives.
Cuisine italienne basique, mais correcte. Prix raisonnables au regard des quantités servies, à condition de partager les plats. Sinon, on vous propose de repartir avec un ou plusieurs doggy bags.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We, as tourists, loved it! Tasteful real italian food.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food and service was fantastic. However, there was way too much food for the 3 of us.
Would definitely recommend for a big group. And the restaurant is extremely loud, not somewhere for a quiet romantic dinner

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food was spectacular!! We had 9 of us and it was a great value for the money. We ordered 2 pasta dishes and 2 meat dishes as well as a Caesar Salad, which were all phenomenal!! We had more than enough food for our table, even left some on the plates. White wine sangria was outstanding. The only downfall was the noise- we couldn't talk to our entire group because it was too noisy, you could only hear the person sitting right next to you. Overall, great experience and we will definitely be coming back!!!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great service

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Carmines is where the action is!!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

It was my first time and I found it to be wonderful. The maitred' was pleasant and helpful. The waiter and nice and may suggestions. I will be going back in two months to take my best friend for his Birthday. I highly recommend Carmine's to everyone.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Carmine’s is the best! We come here every year for my wife’s birthday and always have a great time and a fantastic meal!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Noisy friendly atmosphere. Waiter Mario was incredibly friendly and helpful. Huge portions. Food is very good but not great and some dishes disappoint a little- very time I have gone there
(>5 times) the chicken parmigiana is always over-cooked with crust dark brown whereever not covered by cheese or sauce. Our group always orders it and I want to love it but it tastes almost burned maybe just bad luck the past 5 visits. Salad (Carmine's) was great. One of the specials that day - pasta with mussels, shrimp was a crowd pleaser. If you aren't expecting a delicate touch to the dishes and go with a bunch of friends expect to laugh a lot, get too full and have great, attentive and friendly service. The tiramisu is really outstanding. Be prepared to hear awfully raucous rendition of Happy Birthday every 5 minutes!

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