Carnegie Diner & Cafe

4.4
77 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Carnegie Diner & Cafe is now accepting online reservations. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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vipFionaB
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am giving this place top marks .. eventhough on arrival and having a booking at 11am with a subsequent timed appointment after we were added to a waitlist!! Firat come first served - apparently!! So why make a reservation??? The wait was around 20 minutes outside in the autumn chill - would not fancy that mid-winter. Once seated the food was excellent and management gave us a couple of mimosas as an extra. Thanks again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food! We were a larger party with 7. We were dining prior to going to theater.

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vipJohnnybmets
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

first time at this renowned location and it was sort of what i expected. good brunch menu, great coffee and fine food
a lot of servers so despite being busy the pace was quick
definitely a place for a mid day brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Omelette was overcooked. Long wait for the food to arrive.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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romagirl
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Slow and unfriendly service. The only thing that came fast was the bill, but we hadn’t ordered dessert.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We made a reservation for 14 people on a Sunday morning, which is a big ask for a busy diner. Despite that fact (and some miscommunication), the Carnegie Diner managed to seat all of us. The food was very good -- I had a country style omelette and coffee. However, it was busy enough that they weren't allowing customizations on the omelettes and they didn't have crepes. Otherwise, everyone in our large party was happy, and the service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe and fast service. Food was very good for a diner.

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CristinaJ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was not as good as expected. Bacon was too crispy and dry. The hash browns were not seasoned the best either.

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NathanT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, and the staff was friendly. We enjoyed the view of Carnegie Hall.

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vipDonnaB
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to try the Carnegie for lunch because it was close to our hotel. We enjoyed it so much we came back for brunch a few days later and then brought our granddaughter for lunch on a third visit. The dishes were interestingly composed, beautifully presented and delicious. The wait staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. We will visit again the next time we are in New York.

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ShakeemaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An amazing place to brunch ! Love the fact that they serve family style meals

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LizW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stumbled on this great Diner across from Carnegie Hall. Our hostess, Janelle, was so pleasant and helpful, and seated us at a perfect outside table. The hamburgers and sandwiches tasted great- plus they had an afternoon happy hour with 3 choices of margaritas, and beer specials. Went back for brunch a few days later, and the fruit covered waffle was the best.

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MelissaN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday brunch

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vipEmbarcaderoEater1
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went there for dinner to use a $100 OpenTable Dining Reward. The Onion Rings were very good, but our's were served in a bowl while others were served in a much nicer way.

The burger with fried egg was AWESOME, and my wife liked her salad. Asking for more water, and other things took time as they weren't super attentive. It was also clear our server didn't know the menu well at all.

The big disappointment was dessert. The cupcakes looked bad in the display case and the cakes and pies look very ordinary for a $9 slice. Our Carrot Cake was mediocre to bad. Total waste of money.

Overall very good but not for dessert.

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JacobD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Tourist trap with terrible service.

I made a reservation to take my parents out to breakfast here at 10:45am on a Sunday. The hostess denied we had a reservation and then seated us in a spot that is in the middle of the line of people waiting to get in, if I turned around there was just a wall of butts.

We ordered and then waited 1 hour 15 minutes before leaving without food. The server was unapologetic and dismissive. I would never recommend this place.

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AlexandroL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff was super friendly, the gentleman that removes empty plates and glasses from Mexico went above and beyond to assure our visit was perfect. Our server was also super friendly and curteaus.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and will be coming back very soon

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vipGoodeater
Milwaukee
112 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Sat on the patio, great service, great food. Split the Ruben and blueberry pancakes, yum!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

After theater. Staff was fine. Chicken was undercooked. That was main part of meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Waiter was very rude

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, had so many different options and the price was the icing on the cake. They messed up my order and immediately fixed with no problem. My party loved sitting outside. The only bad part was the noise but we are on 7ave, they can't control the noise.

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JanetR
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Restaurant was very crowded which is to be expected on a Sunday morning. We had a large group so made a reservation which was honored with only a short wait. Bus person came with water glasses and after a bit the waiter came for drink (coffee, juice and tea.) and food orders. Because of crowd couldn’t order make your own omelette or crepes. Not a big deal as there are some nice breakfast choices. Problem came as food took over 40 minutes to come out. Again place crowded but that’s a bit long for breakfast food. No one came to refill water glasses or coffee cups. That would have been a nice touch. There were abundant staff. Problem I believe, is that they added tables outside but didn’t add cooking space. Or they don’t have an experienced organizer running the kitchen. Food was very good and waiter was nice but not particularly attentive. Eventually did get coffee refilled after he brought the food. We were charged foe bottomless coffee - not quite really.
Overall food was good so just bring patience!

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely breakfast and coffee

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vipRonaldS
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was great
Very good pricing for New York

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Well over priced even for this part of the city. It’s all pre made food and nothing special about it. I had the chicken and waffles, very bland and boring presentation. Pre-made chicken strips etc. wife had pancakes, nothing special there either. Much better food and bigger portions to be had in Manhattan.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Pastrami was to die for. Melt in your mouth. Also got the Times Square burger and it was juicy and flavorful. Fries were very crispy. Speedy service. Will definitely go back again to try other items on the menu.

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vipGreatservice
Indiana
50 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good but not great. Service was friendly and answered our questions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

So the atmosphere was great I enjoyed everything about the place, I think my only problem was the food. I have mixed feelings about the food. I think they make outstandingly burgers personally, I think the patties are really great I can really get behind this place if they only sold burgers and became a burger house. Yet they sell other things such as pasta and chicken, my problem isn’t them selling the dishes, it’s more along the lines of how the food was executed it was poor in my opinion, the pasta to oily and not enough flavor to it and the fried chicken was horrendous I added salt to it and it still didn’t taste very flavorful. What I think I enjoyed was the burgers, I haven’t tried a few items on their menu but I think sticking to burgers seems like a great idea.

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OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Buen desayuno familiar en buena ubicación

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions were surprisingly generous! (Almost more than I could eat!) I got an omelette was excellent. The breakfast meats were flavorful and tasted great. There were also good reviews from our party for the ham and cheese croissant and the fresh fruit bowl was huge! I would definitely eat here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siempre genial!
La atención y la comida!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genial como siempre
Muchas Gracias por la atención

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CherieJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Underwhelmed. Especially given the ratings. Food was bland and forgettable.

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Ed98208
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great diner with fantastic food and great drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location one block from our hotel. Delicious food (we did Sunday breakfast) and a great size cup of coffee. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Food delivered quick and hot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overpriced generic food. Just a diner trying to convince people it's a nice place. It isn't.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. We all enjoyed trying out different waffles & French toast. Our server was so sweet and very helpful! Will definitely come back :)

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vipmichelefrank221
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very busy so service was impacted and the food was ok. Would give it another shot on a less busy day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience with LaVazza coffee.

FAQs

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

Carnegie Diner & Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

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.