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Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC

4.5
4199 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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 4199 People Are Saying
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The best italian restaurant of New York for sure!!! Perfect food and staff!! Amazing!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Buon ristorante. Un pochino turistico. Le portate sono giganti possono essere divise in due.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Very good food , larg dish and good service.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was okay, however service was terrible. We weren't even asked if we would like another drink, had to request the water jug be refilled and ask three times for a seltzer and a bread basket. . I guess they don't have to try as the tip amount is already suggested on the bill. We ate , paid the bill and left without hardly any interaction from the staff. However we were told when we got there to go downstairs and wait for the rest of our party.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food & service was amazing

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It's Carmine's, forgetaboutit. Delicious. Be hungry and bring a large group. Chow down on classic Italian fare. Portions are gigantic and feed from 4 to 6. Though I'd double-check that with each and every dish. (Baked clams I could have eaten the entire plate. While the Calamari, call in the reinforcements and bring your in-laws, reading group or entire B-Ball team along.)

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Loved this dinner! Amazing food, I loved the family style servings, loud but festive environment, good for a casual dinner or special occasion.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was poor quality. We ordered the linguini with white clam sauce (which was awful), the prime rib (extremely veiny and tough) and the chicken parmesan which was the only thing that was delicious. A few drinks and a salad and we left spending around 400 after tip. So for 100$ per person there are way better options

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was just so loud. Other then that it was great!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was great and they honored the reservation but it was quite loud.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed the food and the server was friendly and responsive. I feel like for what we got we should have paid more. The food is very good and at a great price for the amount you get.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food, amazing wait staff, and overall awesome place!! We will be back next time we are in NYC!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Very loud but good food.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were there for my daughters Birthday. Our waiter didn’t listen at all. My daughter Victoria had her birthday song as Monica 🤦🏻‍♀️
That was the ONLY downside but funny

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

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 on April 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I was excited to try this Italian restaurant, however they don’t offer anything Alfredo which is was sad . We ordered the penne a la vodka and the first plate we received the pasta was hard .i had higher expectations i mean pasta is not that hard to cook ! But it was so hard, we told the waiter and they took it and brought another plate in a few minutes the second was way better but not to the point to say i loved it .i won’t be going back to this place

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Friends visit

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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 on April 14, 2018

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 on April 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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 on April 13, 2018

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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