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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

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (165)
Special Occasion (148)
Good for Birthdays (140)
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Comfort Food (110)
Authentic (105)
Good for Anniversaries (94)
Casual (90)
Fun (90)
Worth the Drive (68)
Good for a Date (66)
Pre/post Theatre (66)
Neighborhood Gem (65)
Kid-friendly (57)
Fit for Foodies (55)
Romantic (43)
Great for Lunch (37)
Sunday Lunch (37)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Cozy (32)
Hot Spot (29)
Business Meals (28)
People Watching (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Notable Wine List (25)
Tasting Menu (22)
Seasonal (21)
Late-night Find (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Great for Brunch (14)
Happy Hour (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Great Beer (4)
Vegan (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Spicy (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I have been dining here since they first opened and I love it always.
I only wish that our waiter was a bit more attentive in the serving of the dishes and checking in with me to make sure everything was as good as can be. We were there celebrating my birthday and it felt a little lacking in comparison to other times I have been here for special occasions.
Over all the food was excellent as always and we had a great time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, People Watching, Fun
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Very pleased with restaurant. My wife and I had never been before and it was everything we were told--great food, great portions, great staff!!! Highly recommend!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Fun atmosphere. The food was ok, we were definitely expecting amazing Italian as we heard about Carmine’s for years. We were a bit disappointed BUT had a great time regardless.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food and service and it was a lot of fun.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food is always delicious and definitely worth the price. Even though my boyfriend and I ordered a pretty simple meal, it was abundantly flavorful. I loved our waiter, who although was super busy, managed to keep us feeling cared for and attended to. Not sure this place needs another review, because the place speaks for itself. I’d definitely recommend reservations because it’s always incredibly busy in the foyer area, and with reservations we actually were seated 20 minutes early and waited on promptly. Always love the food and the ambience. Would definitely recommend to all avid foodies! (P.S. BRING FRIENDS OR A RATHER LARGE APPETITE)!

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was excellent and plentiful! We really enjoyed our meal and our Columbia students enjoyed the experience! Our table was ready per our reservation, which is always nice when you have large group. Service was prompt and the wait staff was on top of things!

Table was a bit small for our group and all the food, but we managed! Worth it!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The service was a bit slow. The food was good except the pasta was extremely al dente. Almost to the point of inedible. Very noisy. I would go again but would be more specific with the waiter.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I always make the point in going to Carmine's when visiting New York. We were spending the weekend with friends who've never been to NYC, and they loved it. The food was fantastic, and the Titanic dessert was to die for. Fun and live atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

If you want authentic Italian food, this place is a must!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was plentiful and our waiter Reggie was the absolute best

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was a great dining experience, the food was delicious. Usually I always need hot sauce with meals but the food here just had enough spice.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was delicious and they made our friend feel special on her birthday!

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The service and food was great, but I was there celebrating my daughter's birthday with my family and found a hair in my salad , and then in my cheesecake. Unbelievable! I have been there plenty of times with friends and work outings and I cant believe this not only happen once but twice in one dinning experience. I was embarrassed in front of my family. Dont know if I would ever go back....sad because the food and service was terrific.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent athmosphere and buzz. We ordered 2 appetisers and 2 main courses between 6 (including 5 hungry males) and struggled to finish. Calamari excellent and was Chicken Marsala. Went back again two days later for lunch.

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very un-Carmine's like waiter- NOT friendly at all and linguine with broccoli barely had any broccoli in it - for those prices, very disappointing.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was fantastic. Everything was priced wonderfully, as the portions were very generous! However, the server was rude while serving us our food and was not very accommodating. He was an older gentleman who wasn't very attentive and took his time in between orders. I'd come back for the tastiness of the food, I just hope the service issue will be addressed

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was ok

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always great food & service. I just wish there was a spot in Queens or Brooklyn.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Overall atmosphere was pretty enjoyable. It was nice place to be to hide from the cold. Portions are really large, but unfortunately that's all that it had going for it.

The food wasn't bad but it wasn't amazing either. I prefer quality over quantity. If i'm going to pay 35 per plate and 10-15 for a drink, I would rather have a high quality meal where I clean the plate instead of leftovers to take home.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Good food as always and it was earlier when we arrived. It got busy toward the end which is the norm

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Spicy, Fun
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

carmine’s is a family restaurant with a sharing concept. the food is great and the service is also great. I liked carmine’s on the 91st street better than the one on times square because you don’t have to wait very long for a table. the staff is also calmer and and take their time explaining the menu and taking your order.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Year’s Day so we’ll give them a pass, but they were out of a bunch of things and the entrées arrived semi-cold. Our server was awesome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went out with my family for my birthday and had a wonderful time!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I’m Italian and I was curious about the “spaghetti with meatballs” an Italo/American dish (this may sound weird but in Italy we don’t use to eat that dish)
and I found it very delicious and surprisingly very cheap.
I liked this restaurant and the staff was very kind and patient with me and my bad english!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

First time trying this institution on the upper west side. The restaurant is large and acommondates groups and kids, nicely decorated. The food was good too. Two things: the menu was a bit confusing especially when you are not aware of the family style thing. The service was a bit slow. Good value for the neighborhood.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for new year's eve and it was great. The food was incredible and the attendance was very kind. The place is amazing: the illumination, special atmosphere, everithing. It's a very good place to have a special dinner with your partner or your family.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Cenamos la noche de Año Nuevo y fue muy agradable todo, el lugar muy simpático, la atención excelente y la comida deliciosa y la cantidad generosa. Recomendable y personalmente volvería nuevamente.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were 8 argentinians celebrating the New Year. Everything was great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Exelente , muy abundantes platos. Carta gluten free !!! Beatuful

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Muy agradable. Pasamos una linda cena de Año Nuevo. Platos enormes, para compartir

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

very wonderfull and very nice night on dec 31. tanks a lot

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Carmine’s is always a great idea. Good food great service. I prefer the 91st Street location. Much less crazy than Times Square

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had the stuffed salmon that was amazing and the server, Amanda, was phenomenal. Can’t wait to go back and try other dishes.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very bad service, rude waiters. I will not be back any more.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have eaten at Carmine’s with groups, on dates and as well with girl’s nite out. The food and service is always impeccable.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to celebrate a friends birthday. He loved the atmosphere and the Christmas tree even though it was New Years Eve and was surprised by the big portions of food. Overall he was glad to start his birthday and end the year because of Carmines

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Unfortunately we had to wait Very long time for a table!

But generally it's a very good restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The best food ever! I had only been to the Times Square location, so this was my first time here and we loved it so much. Celebrated a birthday with a group of 6 and it was perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Alex (bald) was our server and he was absolutely amazing! He was attentive funny and gave us the best recommendations! I hope when we come back we can request him.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Unfortunately our dining experience Was Very Disappointing .I had made a reservation a month before and we were seated in the back of restaurant literally in front of their insanely busy kitchen doors. I don’t ever mind loud restaurants, but this ruined our dinner. When we were seated by hostess we expressed that we did not want that table due to it being in the path of waiters coming out of kitchen and she was annoyed and told us then in that case we would have to go back downstairs and wait for another table but did not know how long of a wait it could be, maybe up to an hour. Of course since we were with company and everyone was hungry we stayed. I feel this table should never have been an option for anyone dining here. No amount of sangria could stop us from feeling annoyed by the horrible dirty kitchen view with the slamming of doors the entire time. Next time will dine elsewhere!

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