Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC

4.6
6415 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Carmine's UWS is open for Indoor & Outdoor Dining, Curbside Pick-up & Contactless Delivery. Reserve your tables now. We can't wait to see you all!

Carmine's is a family style restaurant offering exceptional value to its guests through the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. Restaurateur Artie Cutler crafted Carmine's with a singular vision; bringing his guests “wow-factor” sized portions and making every meal feel like an Italian American wedding feast.

Platters of made to order antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and of course homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine's, meant for sharing among friends and family. When great food and wine are supported by friendly and knowledgeable service, the results are magic - we want every day to feel like a Sunday afternoon at Grandma's!

Support Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6415 people are saying
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heather06615
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at this location, we have only visited the Time Square restaurant, however there was NO disappointment! I had made reservations a week in advance. We were a party of 7 people on a busy Saturday night. That day my husband and I had arrived a little early and even enjoyed a drink at the bar. When it was time for our family to sit, we were promptly taken to our table, the Carmine staff did not miss a beat. Omar was our server and he was wonderful!!! Omar told us all about the specials, he took time to explain the changes on the menu, due to the challenges the restaurant faced during Covid some things we would have liked to have had were not available, but that was okay. Omar made recommendations on what to order, so that we had enough food ordered for our table. BOY DID WE EVER, and then some... Omar was very attenuative, on point, and made us laugh... We had so much fun. Honestly I think we had more fun at this location than we had in Times Square... Thank you for such an awesome experience. We are looking forward to our next visit!

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DC0326
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is delicious here. You cannot go wrong with the classic dishes. This is family style, so you’ll end up taking leftovers home!

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VictorM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent food. Perfect environment.

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vipAdamC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Was amazing. Nothing has changed since pre pandemic. Service was excellent not the usual snippy NY waiters you find in a high profile restaurant. Food was fresh and amazing. Was shocked I could get a 7pm reservation two hours before on Open Table.

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Sharon
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian dining, family style. The food is excellent. Make reservations early. They book up weeks in advance. 2 locations in NYC.

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JessicaF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, everything was brought out hot and our waiter was great. Very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoy ourselves talking and enjoying the view definitely will do again .

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LesleyR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great value! You will love it! And you will leave with leftovers! Best garlic bread, appetizers, pasta dishes, eggplant, even the steak was unbelievable!!

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StevenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service ! Always an excellent meal.

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Luv2eat
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated Mother’s Day dinner

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AjanaeT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was very welcoming and respectful towards your needs as a guest. I enjoyed the service that was given to me and I would go back.

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ClaudiaT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great recommendation! Was told this was a must for New York , glad I worked it in!! Don’t forget to reserve !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly with a sense of humor. We enjoy the food and service.

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MadelineG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and overall everything about this place is A1!! Definitely a must go.

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Erci
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!! Can’t go wrong going to Carmines!!

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KarlaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me encanta la comida de ese lugar la atención estuvo genial y la comida sin igual, me atendió un mesero De Origen Peruano que no recuerdo el nombre y me hizo muy agradable la estancia allí! Volvería mil veces más

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DanMonta
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Where to start? We've been going to Carmine's since my children were young (they're now in their 20s and 30s). It's been our comfort food, and our go to place for birthdays for more than two decades. No more!! To be succinct, the restaurant is a shadow of its former self and is purely just a "tourist trap" in every sense of the word. Most significantly, the food is no longer the same quality (a "green salad" consists of iceberg lettuce and tomatoes), no grilled vegetable dishes (a staple of the former menu), few options with regard to preparation of other dishes, almost every dish is now breaded or fried, and even their famous family portions no longer feed four people (with room to spare for the next day's dinner). We've given them multiple opportunities to fix with constructive criticism left with management. At this point, we've given up. They've become corporate and their response to any suggestion is that the menu changes have been made for cost-effectiveness reasons (though that's certainly not represented in their prices). In short, don't waste your time if you're thinking about finding the same restaurant from even a decade ago. And the same holds true for other locations as we've visited multiple sites at different cities. I won't even bother wasting my time in reviewing the service since, in truth, I would be willing to bear a bit of average service for my good old carmine food. That's now a bygone era, I guess never to return. Well....we still have the memories.

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MatthewC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always great at Carmines. Wait staff fantastic. Everyone friendly. Food is great.

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DomaniH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time with my girlfriends for our Mother’s Day dinner. Food was great, service was excellent. I will return. ❤️

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MelodieA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delish!
Service was excellent and table spacing was 6ft+ apart! Bravo Carmines!

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ToyaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to Carmines, even during a pandemic you can count on good service, good food and good ambiance.

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WaheeraM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a bigger party on Mother’s Day and they were super accommodating. Thanks for making the day great for us!

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MAXWELL123
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great price , waiter was very pleasant, music was just right you could hear each other

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Andresrivera
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place overall, a really nice price for the great quality food you get and for the service. I would recommend this restaurant all the way.

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ToranG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from top to bottom was perfect. Food is delish🤌🏾

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JaniceW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing. From the appetizers, to the drinks, and the main course was outstanding. The staff was nice and courteous. I would definitely recommend.

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Angelique
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect my family and I really enjoyed ourselves the service was great and the food was amazing will definitely return back soon.

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Adrianne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I am a regular at the theater district location (44th). Not quite the same experience (overall) at this 91st st. location. Ambiance for sure, and even food and service were lacking.. Only visited the 91st street location because 44th is closed due to pandemic. Likely not to return to Carmines until 44th opens again.

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TammyK
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended & did not disappoint. Server was perfect & food very abundant.

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JohairyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the service too. The was no heater and it was cold.

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EliseoP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Carmines delivers as usual. Always a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As fabulous as always!!!

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Djenkins
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My Birthday celebration at Carmine’s was WONDERFUL!!....the hostess, waiter, food and drinks was all just Fabulous😍🥰.....i will be back really soon....Thanks Carmine’s for the best memories😘

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vipDMac
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!! Love the location.

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AmazinglyAsh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and Service! First time patron and I was pleasantly satisfied.

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Yanna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good the staff made you feel comfortable and safe

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SharonA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very nice and friendly from beginning to end. The restaurant covid setup make it more easy to enjoy their delicious dinners. I’m been there before and will continue and recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful family style meal..

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morsel
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I had not been to Carmine's for many years, and had forgotten that it is a restaurant that only serves family-sized portions. So for me and one other person it was way too much food. We got a salad to share and the eggplant parmigiana to share. The salad serves at least 5 or 6 people. It was smothered in dressing, which wasn't very good. The eggplant dish looked like a ham -- cheese covering the outside of a mound that was basically eggplant lasagna. It was delicious. In spite of the fact that each of us had two large slices of it -- four portions altogether -- there was at least half it left. It made a huge haul to take home in the containers they provided, so at least food wasn't wasted. So -- NOT for just two people unless you also want to take home a LOT of food for other meals at home. But it is great for groups.

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AdileneG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great! Amazing service and very safe and socially distant. I had a marvelous time and they were very attentive. There is a time limit so be aware of it.

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Michael
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word:
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You can order delivery directly from Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC using the Order Online button. Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 362-2200.

Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC is rated 4.6 stars by 6415 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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