Carnegie Diner & Cafe

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$30 and under
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3.8based on recent ratings
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1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020

Friendly courteous staff. Food served in a timely manner.

88 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020

A new place in Uptown. It has only been open perhaps six weeks or so. Easy to get to as it is tight on the corner of the 57th Street station. Roomy, with lots of windows and plenty of seating. The menu is huge, featuring all the thpical deli favorites. Portions are very good sized, and food is prepared fresh to order.

I had the bacon cheeseburger and it was terrific!! Cooked as requested (medium), with great flavor. Burgers come with fries, slaw, and pickles on the side. The slaw has a very apple cider vinegar flavor which is nice and clean; a welcome palate change from most slaws. Fries are crisp and plentiful, with a hint of garlic, but not overpowering.

Service was great and attentive. This place was very busy on a Sunday late morning, but staff did a fantastic job of taking care of things for patrons. Food comes out rather quickly, and hot. A nice diner addition to the restaurant scene and definitely on my list of places to dine from now on when I visit NYC.

vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020

We were really looking forward to our brunch at Carnegie and with that name they had a lot to live up to. While the service wasn’t terrible, nearly everything else was. We ordered a simple meal (eggs & croissant, soup and salad for another, 2 burgers medium rare for the others). It was a busy Sunday afternoon but waiting 45 minutes for a meal that simple was unacceptable. Someone dropped a few cupcakes on the table apologizing for the wait. They were tasteless, but the gesture was made. The burgers were flavorless, carelessly assembled and served on cold rolls! I understand they’d only been open 9 weeks but the staff, kitchen and expeditor were clearly not up to the task at hand. They either need more experienced people of better training. We mentioned there was a birthday and that was ignored.

New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020

Such a delicious brunch experience. My friend and I shared the banana caramel French toast, which was out of this world, the Californian omelet, truffle Parmesan fries, and the BLT Quinoa Salad along with a Bloody Mary and Iced Coffee and it was all fantastic!

50 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020

Went to Carnegie on a weekend NY trip. Had 6 people total. Food was quite tasty and well prepared. Salads were fresh, burgers nicely cooked with great buns and the ribs were very good. The only criticism is that you have to wait awhile to get your food- like about 40 minutes. Loved the extra1,000 points though on OT.
Would eat there again!!

1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020

The sandwiches were pretty expensive, for what they were. The chicken sandwich was dry and nothing special. The burger was OK, the pastrami was good. Salad dressing choices were limited. We won't go back.

New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020

Sad to report - we were so looking forward to something new in our neighborhood for before and after theatre. I made a reservation for 4 and specifically asked for a booth. We arrived - it wasn't a full house - but they told us that we couldn't have a booth and sat us next to a waiter's station at a table right opposite the toilets. Throughout our entire meal, waiters were back and forth at the station making noise (only doing their jobs - not their fault). Terrible seat. That table should be eliminated totally. Our waiter was attentive and had a lot of personality and we were served in plenty of time to make our 8pm curtain. But the matter of requesting a booth and being seated next to the toilets and waiters station is a deal breaker for me. I won't be going back.

New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020

The wait was too long. Ironically while waiting so long for our food the table in front of us complained about food and the table behind us complained their wait time and food. There was a couple sitting next to us and they left because the server was taking too long to service them. When our food did come 25 minutes later the food was horrible. I ordered the pastrami sandwich. On the menu they proclaim how they put a half pound of pastrami on the sandwich. My pastrami sandwich looked emaciated. It was horrible no French fries just a sandwich with pickles and sauerkraut for $20.
My wife had the avocado toast which tasted horrible and my daughter had the lobster egg platter which tasted horrible. All in all just a bad a experience. Never will I go there again. Oh and there was this old man walking around the restaurant back and forth. I thought he was the manager but he never asked a question or checked on the tables. Very very weird.

New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020

Glad to have this diner at this location. Perfect for pre/post at Carnegie Hall.
Good selection of egg dishes, along with salads and soups. Deserts were just what was needed after a show.
Will be back.

New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020

Service was great, appreciated our waiter and his attentiveness.

New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020

Convenient before and after local theater venues Carnegie Hall, City Center, MTC or lunch anytime. It's not like the old Carnegie Deli, but its great to have it in the area.

New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020

very overpriced for what it is. avocado toast was good but not worth $15!

12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020


New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020

Preconceptions dinner. Relaxing, good food and service. Newly redecorated. Pleasant experience.

vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020

Carnegie Diner is such an incredible addition to the neighborhood. It has a classic dining style but is modernized. With a newly opened restaurant expect there to be some missteps but as long as you are patient to the newly opened business it becomes easy to warm up to. Our waitress was attentive even though our order was some how misplaced, she made sure we were taken care. We had breakfast, coffee was unlimited and it was great coffee according to my coffee loving partner and breakfast was very filling as well. We will be returning to try their lunch menu soon. Definitely recommend this place.

OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020

Great service, poor food quality.

New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020

Very nice experience. Great chicken soup and coconut cake. Very fresh and clean. Delightful and helpful staff

New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020

Service was awful. Waitress brought my meal 20 minutes before my friend. No explanations. Asked questions. Never got answers. Food was good but worth the aggravation for a $20 sandwich that was smaller than a grilled cheese not so much.

New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020

Chicken was inedible, food order was inaccurate and sent bsck. Entree appeared completely different. And dessert was substituted and brought to me without authorized. I'm not going back.


Carnegie Diner & Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 664-1001.

Carnegie Diner & Cafe is rated 3.8 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

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