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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

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (126)
Good for Birthdays (114)
Special Occasion (113)
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Comfort Food (89)
Casual (84)
Authentic (81)
Fun (81)
Good for Anniversaries (64)
Neighborhood Gem (56)
Worth the Drive (54)
Good for a Date (52)
Kid-friendly (51)
Pre/post Theatre (46)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Romantic (32)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Cozy (26)
Hot Spot (26)
Great for Lunch (26)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Business Meals (22)
Notable Wine List (18)
People Watching (18)
Tasting Menu (16)
Late-night Find (13)
Great for Brunch (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Seasonal (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Great Beer (4)
Live Sports (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined a day ago

First noted that although I was prompted and recommended to place a reservation for lunch, when we arrived there was hardly anyone there and it did not fill up while we were there for the entire time. According to the online suggestion to make a reservation, only noon and 11:30 a.m. were available. We were a party of four - our waitress was very friendly and attentive. We ordered some drinks and she was kind to share information about some of the in-house wines and some of the special beers on draft. We ordered two main courses the pasta bolognese and one of the specials of the day - chicken cacciatore. While waiting for lunch we were offered fresh assorted bread with seasoned olive oil for dipping. That was delicious. The pasta was fresh in both dishes, the portions were huge, but the chicken cacciatore was way too salty. Overall, the service and most of the food was good, but I would not say it was exceptional. I did, however, enjoy the ambiance.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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·Dined 2 days ago

It was great! Some of our friends have never been there before so it was nice to be able to share our anniversary with people that matter most in such a wonderful environment

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Always a wonderful end to a day in the city! Consistently wonderful food and service.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 2 days ago

Our server RONNIE was awesome! She was delightful, charismatic, gave great suggestions for food and beverage. She really made the meal even better!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined 2 days ago

We have been coming to Carmines forever. We love the food, the ambiance and the friendly staff. Everything is outstanding!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined 3 days ago

It was my first time and it won't b my last. The food was great and the drink was so goooooood. If you don't like Noise than this won't b for u but the food is good so I did not mind and plus it was my birthday.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant is too small and the tables are very close together. The wait staff and the patrons were bumping into a member of our parties chair throughout the whole dinner. Would not recommend this location to anyone due to the tight spacing and no privacy to hold a conversation due to the tables being on top of each other. Seems like the restaurant only cares about making money and not letting the customer actually enjoy their experience there.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food is outrageous !! But did not appreciate waiting an hour for my table when I made the reservation 10 months ago

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined 3 days ago

As a family, we usually spend a weekend in the city which includes family dinner. We have not been in Carmine's in a few years, but we were fortunate enough to get a reservation for our holiday weekend trip to the city. It was a festive and fabulous experience and all that we remembered it was. We will return next year.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The waitress was very accommodating:)

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·Dined 3 days ago

We were happy! Really good food and great service!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

My friends and I always go to Carmines when we go to the city. The food is delicious and authentic. The wait staff is friendly and want to give you a good experience. Raphael was courteous and caring. Just a great restaurant. So glad we went.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Best lasagna ever!!!!! Our wait staff was very helpful!!! And don't forget to try the Italian Salad!!!

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·Dined 6 days ago

My daughters and I went to Manhattan for a Christmas trip and we ate dinner at Carmines the first night. The food was terrific and the Christmas décor was beautiful. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed singing along when people were celebrating a birthday. It was a fun and loud restaurant. It is what we wanted to experience in NYC, authentic Italian food in a robust environment!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined 7 days ago

Very good food!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Enjoyed a nice meal with old college buddies. Prices were right on par with the upper echelon of family-style Italian restaurants in Manhattan. Carmine’s is a classic, and must visit if craving an amazing Italian dinner with friends or family.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great nite. Didn’t expect portion size to be so huge but great value for money. Very loud but adds to the character. Great staff .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great restaurant. Our group had a wonderful experience. We arrived after our Show and only had to wait a few minutes. They put us in the room behind the bar, which allowed us to talk, eat, and enjoy the atmosphere and each other's company. Thank you Carmine's - everything was delicious. We'll be back!!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

It is way too loud. Can't hear anyone at your own table.
portions are too big

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had reservations and was promptly seated. We had the Carmine salad and Raviolis which were good however the chicken scallopini lacked flavor. Service was good especially how busy the place was. Seating is cramped with the occasional butt was on your table by people squeezing by. The main attraction was the titanic dessert which is delicious and enough for 8!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have never been disappointed whether uptown or downtown. Carmine’s is always the best!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have been to 4 of the Carmines and I love them all. My husband is Italian so it was great for him to have an authentic Italian meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is a must stop whenever we are in NY. We usually go with a big group, but this time it was just the two of us. There is just way too much food for two people. We wish they had half orders. Every dish serves at least 4 people. We brought home left overs, but left over Caesar salad just doesn't make it past the first 12 hours!! We even opted out of dessert as we knew it would be way too much and it is fairly expensive. Carmine's is a fun place to go, great food and service as well as people watching!! We seriously thought about asking other patrons if they would like to split food items with us!! Always a delicious and enjoyable experience.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It took 15 minutes for the waitress to even come over. Kids meal finally came out after almost 1/2 hr and our entrees came out 20 minutes after that. Waitress only came over once. Spinach never came and she didn’t care or offer to bring it. Service very slow. Even dessert came out at 3 different times! Disappointed in service. 2 hrs with children getting restless , to long.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great Staff. Very Large portions (2-4ppl) can share one plate. Very well priced. Nice environment

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great experience but far too heavy food

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

very crowded, tight seating; extremely noisy- 'happy birthday' being sung every 5 minutes all around us. Food only so-so. will not return

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Be sure to ask the price of the Specials that your Server will try to get you to order so you are prepared for the bill. If you haven't ordered the salad that your Server puts on your table and calls it a House Salad, send it back!!! It's not on the House

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was excellent and the food amazing. Carmine’s always delivers an impeccable dining experience!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Salad was superior
Eggplant was mushy and gets a D-
Veal, ziti, chicken all get a grade of B-
Although the room was 80% empty, hostess would not seat us even though the rest of our party was just a few minutes away. Then the assistant hostess told us we were standing in the way.
Superior service by Reggie

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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always great food at a great price. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

6 friends getting together in NYC after meeting on a summer cruise to Alaska. Carmine’s was fantastic.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing place , exceptional food, and very lively atmosphere! Perfect for family gatherings or special events!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Took my mom to dinner for her birthday and ate in Carmine's Little Room. This was perfect, as the main dining room was extremely loud. The food was amazing and the service as well. Will definitely head back when in NYC again!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was delicious and you get lots of it! It's family style dining so dine with people with similar tastes as you. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Great restaurant, I'm looking forward to going back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food is served family style and each plate feeds many people, e.g. the salad is enough for 6 or 4 hearty eaters. Would recommend you go as a group and share appetizers and entrees.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Our waiter,Charlie, was so helpful and funny. And the crew was great celebrating my boyfriend birthday. And I dropped the cake off in the morning. The host was super nice! It was my first time there. Will come again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Birthday dinner with big party! Great food and fun

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

This place is beautiful. Lights and decoration. The food here is amazing and so is the staffs. The staffs are kind. However, the food is expensive because they give you in huge portions.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great family time at classic Carmine's! Our children loved it & we had a nice evening. Food & service were great.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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