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Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC

4.5
4059 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 4059 People Are Saying
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnS 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great customer service and with the food being family style, 2 dishes easily fed 5 of us.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 3 days 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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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

All good. Big plates. Some tasty

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great place! Giant portions for a couple.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was good, seating was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 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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Jacob (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 5 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!

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vipskatz (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined 6 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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GregJ 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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MarilynF 
4.0  Dined 6 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.

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LyndsayM (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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Quiet2cool (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 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 .

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OpenTable Diner (Cancun)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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Edsky (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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MaltaG 
4.0  Dined 7 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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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john (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 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!

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vipFrequentDiner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Awesome food.

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GirlSoldier (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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Roland (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great time!

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Cece (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Carmines is a great place with great food and conversation.

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JalisaW (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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