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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.

2450 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - Midnight

Cross Street:
Between 90th & 91st Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 362-2200

Website:
http://www.carminesnyc.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Central Parking - 601 Amsterdam Avenue(Between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenue) $15 for up to four hours with Carmine's validation.

Public Transit:
1, 2, 3 trains to 96th Street

Executive Chef:
Joe Delgado

Additional:
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.

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.

Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (159)
Special Occasion (138)
Good for Birthdays (135)
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Comfort Food (116)
Authentic (105)
Good for Anniversaries (94)
Casual (87)
Fun (85)
Good for a Date (69)
Neighborhood Gem (67)
Pre/post Theatre (64)
Worth the Drive (61)
Kid-friendly (58)
Fit for Foodies (58)
Romantic (44)
Great for Lunch (39)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Cozy (32)
Hot Spot (32)
Business Meals (29)
People Watching (28)
Tasting Menu (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Notable Wine List (21)
Seasonal (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Late-night Find (18)
Great for Brunch (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vegan (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Spicy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
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·Dined 10 hours ago

Besides waiting 40 minutes for my main dish to come out loved everything would def be back was told it was a small mix up

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·Dined a day ago

All good. Big plates. Some tasty

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great place! Giant portions for a couple.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was good, seating was terrible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, People Watching, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

It was so crowded it was unpleasant. Food was expensive and really just ok. I will not be going back.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and a bunch of it. Come hungry for some awesome eats.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Authentic, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, People Watching
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious as always! Huge family style portions perfect for 3-4 people to share.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

It was nice coming back to Carmine as it’s been a minute. It did not disappoint at all. I will be going again .

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Cancún)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food! Delicious , big portions and cheap! One plate serves 5 people family easy!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner- great time great food!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Still my favorite place to party. Great food; great staff; everyone has fun

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

I loved everything about Carmine’s except the waiter, who was like 100 years old and slow. He took our order and we had to keep flagging him down for service. He wasn’t worth the tip.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a delicious meal with excellent service! We absolutely loved our waiter Raheem. Will definitely go back !

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

we've been going here over 20 years-it's our favorite-the food is always good and so are the waiters-we had a new kid named austin on friday and he could not have been nicer-we love carmines!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Came here with my neice and they didn’t disappoint!! The food was great, the waiter and staff were excellent!! Will definitely go back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I overall like the food and place but my girl didn't like the house special that was lobster, shrimp, clams and Angel hair.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing place. Great food. We loved everything we ordered. Very quick service. Accommodates big groups.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was amazing. We had the Lasagna. The portions are perfect for two or more people.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

People at Carmine’s were very nice. Service was excellent the food was plentiful and delicious. We arrived early and were seated right away. We will go back to enjoy the food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great time!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Carmines is a great place with great food and conversation.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Romantic, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was amazing. It was my first time trying it and I would definitely come back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Staff was very attentive and nice food came out at a reasonable time. Will definitely come back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The food is always amazing. Service is superb. Love the explanations of the specials. Like trying something different every time. Definitely would recommend Carmine’s.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was great, portions were beyond huge. Waiter was quirky and attentive. There were no less than 6 different birthday songs sung there in the span of time we were eating dinner. I guess it's a popular place for that?

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Big portions great prices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I love this place
the food is very good and the sangria the best

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We have been dining at Carmine's for years and it's our go to place for all occasions! Love the linguine with white clam sauce. Wait staff is the best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and checked in. Did not get seated until 30 minutes after our reservation and even that was with an argument with the hostess. Many other customers were having similar experiences.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Dinner was great. Service was good. Reservations and check in experience was horrible. Waited an hour before we got seated which was unacceptable !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is very good The atmosphere is lively. I am glad they take reservation. But my experience was waiting for 30 minutes to be seated even after my whole party was on time and all ready to sit down.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Good for a Date, Healthy, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fun, Scenic View
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