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About Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC
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.
New York, NY 10024
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - Midnight
Between 90th & 91st Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Central Parking - 601 Amsterdam Avenue(Between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenue) $15 for up to four hours with Carmine's validation.
1, 2, 3 trains to 96th Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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.
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.
Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC Ratings and Reviews
Food was great in portion sizes. Great for a family dinner. Taste was ‘blah’. Order the calamari to start, it was over cooked, heavy in oil and under seasoned. Baked clams were cooked well and taste great. Lasagna was again basic and bland. Order the strawberry shortcake and was very disappointed.
Javier was our server and he was phenomenal. The merlot cusumano was delicious and the meatballs were not just the size of my fist, but absolutely melted in your mouth. This is a place my wife and I will attend again in New York, as well as visit the location in Washington D.C. which we learned there is while on our visit. Thank You!
We went to celebrate a birthday and had a reservation for 9 people, we had 2 last minute guest the waiter was great and able to accommodate the late comers. The food was good we had doggie bags to go. There was no sense that we were being rushed out. The waiter was wonderful, he made suggestions and at the last minute was able to produce a desert in lieu of a birthday cake. We had 9 Adults and 2 children.
Went on Valentines Day.. Same great food, same great service they didnt rush you through your meal. Amanda was our server, lovely young lady very professional. And we had an 8pm reservation and was seating promptly. I would definitely return the veal was absolutely Amazing.
As per usual the food was excellent. The service was almost perfect. I found it odd that we were served our pasta with just one utensil considering it was long spaghetti. They quickly provided upon request. Also, we had to ask for grated Parmesan something that's usually on the table. The other odd thing is that I checked in and moved to the bar area as I was asked to do. A young gentleman told me I would be called when my table was ready. I witnessed this with other people waiting so I just hung out chatting with my group. At one point which was quite some time waiting, the same young man asked my name and after giving it, he told me "we texted you the table was ready". I have no idea why I would be expected to check my phone after being told I would be called and seeing others get called by name for their table. I know many people are glued to their phone but on Valentine's day, I think most people would try to focus on their dinner dates. Also, I was explicitly told to wait for my name to be called. This was both a strange and frankly an unprofessional comment. The food made up for this snafu.
My main waiter not so great. Expected for New York! The two waiters that brought our food awesome. My wife asked for some bread for our salad our main waiter brought an order of garlic bread, not what we were expecting and he didn’t explain. We saw other tables just getting a basket of bread witch is what we wanted, we could have refused it but we know how that goes in restaurants, besides the few times our waiter came around that wasn’t an option. In the end it was ok my daughter took leftovers to her dorm for other kids to eat.
Food as always was on point and plentiful. Unfortunately, having a sub-par waiter is more the norm than the rarity. Between the waiter not following up to confirm all is well with the meal, to the waiter not having heard the complete order due to the volume of parties around the restaurant.(dont just nod your head...write the order down and confirm with the table so no errors come about when the food comes out...or in a recent case, doesn't all come out because the complete order wasnt heard by the waiter)
The overall accommodations were great. I just don't understand why I would get a text on my phone indicating my table was ready when there was lots of loud noises (no problem and didn't mind the noise at all) in there. At the same time peoples names were being called when tables were ready. I just happened to be looking at my phone and I observed I was texted. When I approached the front desk I was told I was texted 12 minutes ago when I was right there in the front waiting to be called. I then had to wait and additional 20 minutes for another table (not cool!). At the same time names were still being called. Food was excellent as usual, waiters were very friendly and informative. Had a beautiful time for my birthday and will come again.
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