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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
We had a reservation on Sat. Night at 7. We got there on time and they took us right to our table while a lot of other people were waiting. Everything here is served family style. The food was amazing. Angel hair pasta with bolognese sauce and veal parm. They were both delicious. Beware of the size of dessert. No matter which one you order it's a huge portion. I can't say one bad thing about this place except when full it's very noisy. The food can't be beat!
We are from a very small town in NJ ... and there was just way too much noise and hustle and bustle for us. The wait staff was helpful. We had a 5:00 reservation and arrived there at 3:45 after a show. We were a handicapped couple and didn't realize we'd have to climb steps to check in. Anyway, we checked in and were told that we'd need to wait until very close to our reservation time. I'm not sure I'd go back ... especially because I only ever go into the city once every ten years or so. Veal Parm was excellent ... eggplant parm was salty.
We've always liked Carmine's and have eaten there many times. My daughter was performing at Symphony Space, we.had family coming in from out of town, and so I made a reservation for 5:30. My daughter had to be at rehearsal by 6:45. Our guests (2 adults and 2 children) were stuck in traffic - not knowing just how long it would take them to get to us, and having a time crunch with my daughter's rehearsal, we said we would start without them and they could join us when they arrive. (They were not far away). The hostess refused to seat us, finally said we could sit if we took a smaller table for 6 and cancelled our reservation. We did that and my guests arrived 10 minutes later. There was an empty table next to us and we asked if they could have that table. The answer was no, and they gave the table to others. My guests ended up having to leave the restaurant and fend for themselves. Very uncomfortable, very embarrassing. On top of everything else, the food we ordered came out cold and spaghetti was undercooked. We did not have the time to send it back as my daughter wolfed down her food and left. The hostess was not at all accommodating and not very nice about the whole situation. Very disappointing experience.
This was the best restaurant I've been to all over New York City. The food is delicious it's amazing, and I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. I think it's the best Italian restaurant in NYC. The staff is so friendly and helpful they have great customer service skills. I loved our waiter she was amazing. And the ambiance of this restaurant can be for any type of event or setting. I love Carmine's.
We were late and was seated quite soon after. The space is very tight. Ppl back to back, walk ways tight. Waiter was too busy to give us any attention. Slow with requests for straws, wrong drinks, and never checked on us after the entree was served. The bill came he kept the change, added 50 dollar tip towards a credit used. Very disappointed because the most important part was the FOOD which is always good. Take a chance and see what happens.
Family style portions have gotten smaller over time but the prices haven’t . I’m not one to complain about $$$ but we ordered the prime rib chop for $100 and it definitely wasn’t worth the money. Not much prime rib but plenty of potatoes. Luckily, we had ordered a pasta dish and chicken parm. Don’t see myself going back there for awhile.
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