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Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC

4.5
4182 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 4182 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service . Perfect place to celebrate a birthday or any special occasion! Amazing (big) entres!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great place for dinner while in town. Great food and service. Was fairly quiet on a Monday night. I’m sure the Times Square is much more busy than this one with the same great food.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was so great! Will be my first stop the next time in NYC.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food, great family portions sizes, beautiful ambiance, good service and prices

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I am insanely pleased with my dinner at Carmine's! So many birthday celebrations were occurring, and it was absolutely beautiful!

Our waiter was exceptionally great! The service was quick, but also very good. The waiters were very attentive to our needs, despite the busy restaurant.

We had a vegan in the dining party and the accommodations are great! There was actually a separate Vegetarian and Vegan menu.

I was just so pleased with everything! I'll definitely be back to Carmine's!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food and amazing service— even from waiters that weren’t covering our table! The meatballs were the best I’ve ever had. Everyone was attentive and kind, I can’t wait to come back!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Doesn’t matter vegas or N.Y. always a fantastic meal. Not just very large portions but very good food!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food and service was excellent. The family meal portions are a big serving so be prepared to eat. Our waiter, Hakim, was attentive and very helpful with questions with the dishes. Five stars. I highly recommend Carmine’s.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A family style restaurant with large portions and the food is tasty and well made.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The portions of each plates are huge and suggest that you bring friends and family.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent!! We ate at Carmines for a sweet 16 and everything was fantastic!!Highly recommend in ever in NYC!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were very pleased with the idea that we could make a reservation on line. Everything went well for us. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous .
Thank you Carmine's.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great place to celebrate my friend's birthday! I will definitely be back - as much as possible!!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food! Amanda took great care of us! We will go back next visit to NYC.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Food is good! Service is very slow. Would have liked to order and tried their desert but it probably would have taken too long. However, they did look good.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Service was terrible! We dine at Carmine’s often and this was the worst service.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent food, always very consistent and tastes superb

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Staff was very attentive clean environment very good wine selection

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Best food Italian food I ever had .. love you guys 💯💯

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a 4:00 reservation and were not happy with the table location. The hostess was gracious and accommodating. We did have to wait but was seated in a much better space . Our waiter Jeter was outstanding, friendly and attentive. I always love the food here as they give you plentiful on those platters never leave hungry or disappointed. My fave is the wing platter...

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Birthday. Nice that there was space to include a large extended family. Server was very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great place for birthday celebrations. Food is always outstanding, and the servers remarkably friendly and hospitable.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food is awesome fast service family Style meals! Very good prices !!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent service. Amanda our server was awesome!Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had run into traffic and then had an issue with the parking garage we were going to so we ended up being 1/2 hour late. As reservations are only held for 15 minutes we lost our reservation however, the staff worked with us and we didn’t have to wait very long until we were able to get another table. What could have ended up being very frustrating and disappointing was not thanks to the helpful staff.

As usual the food was amazing and the service was great!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Reggie our waiter was excellent but most of all Sebastian went above and beyond whatever we ask him whatever we wanted he did it and the most thing that was touching the general manager and that beautiful blue suit came over to wish us happy anniversary you made my day also there was another guy with dark hair he brought me a thing of breadsticks he was also special can't wait to come back kudos to everyone there even the lady I think she was the maître d' came and filled my sweet husband soda because it was empty you guys are 100% customer service you want above and beyond

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great experience! Food was excellent! Would come again and again!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved the food and the service. Great place with great people.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great ambiance. Parking is available but meters are only 1 hour.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Best wings!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Last visited Carmine's when it first opened decades ago. Liked it then and like it now. It is meant for groups of four or more with very large portions with equally large prices. Food is meant to be shared. Reservations needed. Can be noisy with the large groups having a festive time. Efficient friendly service. Excellent sliced steak with the bone with a large dish of nicely cooked onions and peppers. So good that I might order for a family buffet at home. Veal marsala with enough mushrooms for half a dozen people. Nicely seasoned Caesar salad. Good mixed drinks.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

My family and I had a wonderful time the ragu is outstanding

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Love this place and have been here a few times. The service wasn't as good as the other times I had went though. My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary and they only checked on us once to ask what we wanted to order for a drink/appetizer but we didn't even receive a menu yet! We knew what appetizer we wanted but we were still thinking about our drinks and meal but no one else checked in on us even when our appetizer came and we've been there for almost an hour expecting to be asked for the rest of our order. A friend wanted to surprise us and pay for our dessert, but they do not take credit card numbers over the phone, which is understandable. A manager then came over and said he felt bad that our friend couldn't pay so he had us choose 1 from three dessert options that would be on the house. It was just weird that they asked about our dessert and not anything else! Rubbed me the wrong way so we left after having our dessert even though we wanted more of a meal.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Ive had Carmines plenty of times. Always delish but this time just okay

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I made the reservation hearing excellent reviews from friends. My husband and I arrrived a bit early, but our table was ready. From the start when our waiter Austin arrived the service was superb. His enthusiasm was wonderful. Then the food arrived. Between the bread basket, mussels, and the shrimp with red sauce. Everything was made with a attention and love of food. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

carmines uptown has never disappointed. Family style dishes make ordering easy. One salad, 2 appetisers and one main dish was enough for 4 adults with a take home for lunch. Everything is delish.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was a nice experience overall. The staff was very kind and helpful. The food was the best part, we had a couple of dishes but the one that my wife loved the most is penne vodka. The ambience was good and a bit too loud at times but at the same time it helped to make us feel more in a party-like mood.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter and birthday

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Carmines is ALWAYS outstanding. The food, the ambiance, the servers and the crowd....very stimulating.

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