The Carlyle Restaurant

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A classic New York destination, The Carlyle Restaurant offers guests an elegant and chic dining experience during breakfast, lunch or dinner. Executive Chef Ron Pietruszka has created a menu of classic American cuisine with European flair that features favorites such as Dover Sole and Lobster Bisque, in addition to seasonal specialties. Perfect for old-world ambiance and discreet service, this timeless dining room is furnished with cozy banquets, Fortuny fabric covered walls and a dramatic six-foot tall floral arrangement.

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RC
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb classical restaurant with great food and service and a strong wine list. Very attentive staff. Excellent spot for a special occasion or a regular meal.

PW
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Certainly one of the best dining experiences in New York City. Always a delightful evening.

t
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

I’ve always loved the ambiance ~ ....but the food is not on par with many of the amazing NY restaurants ....the Caesar salad was the ‘worst’ I’ve ever had ‘anywhere’ ; sauce too thick & way too salty

Had to ask for water glasses to be filled - this shld be an automatic

LN
Vancouver
124 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had read good things about this classy hotel dining room and were glad to experience the .excellent food and polished service. My lobster bisque was flavourful and a perfect size. My partner had the smoked salmon before his prime rib dinner. My salmon was cooked just right with a crispy skin. Desserts included a lemon curd tart and a NY cheesecake with strawberries and pistachios which were also special. We will visit again on a future trip to NYC!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous price fixe lunch. Elegant, delicious and what a great value!

M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They staff couldn’t do more to make you feel like they were there only for us.

MB
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first experience at the Carlyle and I cannot wait to return again and again. Attention to details, service, food; the whole experience met and exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much for welcoming us following our engagement. We look forward to returning in the fall and enjoying a show at the Cafe Carlyle and spending the night at the hotel.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recently I watched the documentary 'Always at the Carlyle'.
For years, I've wanted to see Bobby Short in the Caffe` Carlyle.
It was a dream come true!!!
It was as wonderful as I predicted!!!!
Elegant, attentive, the Queen of NYC hotels!!

TJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been wanting to dine at the Carlyle for months. I watched a special called, "ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE" and I knew I had to experience it for myself. Let me say it did not disappoint! It was everything and more I thought it would be. From the moment we stepped out of the car the service we impeccable. The Carlyle is customer service at it's best. I know this hotel/restaurant has served legendary guests and we felt the service we received was equal to theirs. Our Captain Michael and the rest of the staff gave us a dining experience we will never forget. And the food...it was perfection! I cannot wait to make my reservations for the next time! If you ever have to chance to dine here I encourage you to do so.

DF
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a special night once a year. This year was the best yet, everything was perfect, the food, the service and the ambiance wonderful.

I
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE ONLY PLACE to meet. It remains, after 35 years, my favorite destination to bring people from out of town, or in town. There is nothing like it. The elegance, the understated service, the wonderful food and the feeling of being transported to life as it should be.

l
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place!!Has that OLD NYC GLAM..
Very Romantic

RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Top notch. Perfect for a very special occasions

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gamtastic meal, service & ambiance.

RD
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is not just another iconic spot in the city, if you want to have a perfect dining experience, this is the place to go.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable service!! The best!

a
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We so enjoyed our Wedding Celebrating on June 30, 2019, Sunday Morning Brunch. Every detail was taken care of by the Jennette, Michael, and the entire dining room staff. We can't say enough about how perfect the experience was. The food was outstanding and perfect for our morning wedding celebration. Our 4 family members who made up our wedding party were very thrilled with every aspect of The Carlyle execution of service.

When I contacted The Carlyle and was put in touch with Jennette. She was courteous and very pleasant to speak to as she took my information and my request for the table set-up, cake order and delivery, and other details for our special dining event.

My husband I and want to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who helped to make our special day even that much more memorable.

As a frequent guest of The Carlyle's BEMELMANS BAR (Negronis are my drink of choice) when we visit New York City we could think of a better place to hold our wedding celebration.

We look forward to our next visit when in New York City. Thank you so much.

Sincerely,

Alejandro Ramon and Robert (Bob) Knight

TG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Our first time at the restaurant and it was memorable! From entering the restaurant, to the food and service, it was a five star culinary journey.

C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I dined for the first time at The Carlyle Restaurant after having treatments at the hotel's salon. It was a delightful experience. The food was delicious and the ambiance was lovely. The service was excellent. Norbert and all the staff were attentive without being overbearing and warmly welcomed us and attended to us like we were long-time customers. We had the prix-fixe lunch and it is an excellent bargain considering the ambiance and the quality of the food. we will definitely return!!

PW
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Certainly one of New York's finest restaurants. Whether one discusses the staff or the dining selection, it is the top.

JO
London
26 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The dining room is lovely and the service good but the food was expensive and not very good in my opinion.The two starters were reasonably good but the main courses were not value for money nor were they very tasty .
I had salmon with mashed potatoes as a side.The plates were stone cold including the side dish.the salmon was warm at best and the potatoes cold .Even if the food had been better based on portion sizes not value for money The vegatable bed the salmon was on was not to my taste at all-but other people might have liked it.
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As this was a birthday treat we shared a sweet but the pastry was hard and we thought tasted a little stale.
The birthday treat was not a success and we will not return.

AA
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting. Beautiful food. Wonderfully attentive service. Odd art on the wall.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best service anywhere and food was delicious. No other restaurant comes close

MD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, food, and service. They also have a terrific prix fixe lunch.

N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing place. Food, ambiance, and service is as good as it gets in the NYC. Incredible place for a special romantic occasion. Paying for top notch HERE is well worth it - though you are still paying.

O
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff and service and great place to catch up with an old friend!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday ❤️

BJ
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most comfortable and lovely atmosphere on the Upper East Side. The food is wonderful, the service is top-notch, and the atmosphere is perfection.

B
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service by staff under the direction of Michael. Staff was efficient, personable and
attentive.

The elegant, old school atmosphere . Delicious food.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went there for breakfast. Overall, it was a positive dining experience. Customer service was excellent as always. I was disappointed, however, that the maple syrup was not 100% real maple syrup. The Carlyle should never serve less than the best and this concerned me because in the past the maple syrup was 100% real maple syrup. Also, it appears the Carlyle did away with the breakfast buffet which is a shame because it used to be very well done. Menu is a la carte now which is okay but the buffet was a better value.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A friend and I went to The Carlyle for breakfast recently and had a quaint meal with lots of personalized attention. The atmosphere was grandeur and classy; we had plenty of time to relax and enjoy our meals without feeling rushed. The staff was incredibly attentive and accommodating. The food was marginally overpriced for its quality but the overall ambience more than made up for that small lapse! Will be returning soon!

DH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are out of town visitors who come to New York 2 or 3 times a year. Our dinner on Sunday evening was a special occasion for us. We were treated royally. Our food and the accompanying service were superb.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Place was empty and food took forever. Also we sat down towards the end of breakfast service 1015am. And waiters reset the tables for brunch while we were there. Made a lot of noise. Distracting. Would NEVER go there again at that time. Also felt that no one cared about us, a very annoying thing to experience given cost and other choices we could have made.

DA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best breakfast and excellent service. Beautiful deco. Will go back and try lunch or dinner. Will absolutely recommend the restaurant.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Average age of customers is 65, 70+. Not a lot of choices with food ( especially apetaizers) and the food is very average ( kind of food that you will find when you go to the weddings) so it was very disappointing. Wine cost $24 for glass of the same red wine that I buy for $21 for a bottle at my neighborhood store. I was expecting much more from this class restaurant. I went there twice and had the same experience.

i
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

They hired a new chef and service a new menue. All the traditional menue items we were craving for are gone. The restaurant become just another place where you can eat the same food, like everywhere. It is disappointing.

KF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience is wonderful, from the table they reserve for us, to the food, to the service- we love our dinners at the Carlyle so much!

M
Key West
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, food and atmosphere. Went in not expecting much and will return often. Our captain, Mike was great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Menu selection not up to their usual standards

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Host Michael was extremely gracious and accommodating to our party. He’s a valuable employee who I hope to see at The Carlyle for many years to come. And, in addition, when we moved into Bemelmans Bar after dinner, host Demetrius seated us quickly at a great table and we had a wonderful rest of our night. We look forward to returning on a future date night. -Phillip

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