Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.

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Thursday, 28 November, 2019

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I had a great family dinner for my Son, it’s was a very long wait even with reservation and our table was small for 13 party dinner, but the food was great and our waiter was pretty good even though he had other tables

S
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with the largest family stuff portions I’ve ever seen… Don’t underestimate the portions as you will be bringing food home for a week. Service was great....we would go again!

LP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Brought family from Israel and they were impressed!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was a busy Friday night. We had to wait a long time for our meals. The portions were great and the waiters were all really friendly

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in NYC, always make a point to go there when I'm in the city!

SH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town with family visiting our son at Columbia University. Great food & atmosphere! We will definitely be returning!

DT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Carmine's is a great place to have dinner! Great food and great service. The staff seem to genuinely care that their patrons enjoy their dinner thoroughly. If you're really lucky, you will have Charlie as your waiter. He made the entire experience extremely enjoyable for my wife and I. When I go back to NYC in the future, we will definitely plan another visit to Carmine's.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The wait staff was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The portions were absolutely massive and delicious! Perfect for a date or large group!

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at Carmine’s in the Upper West Side!

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was not great but the food and ambiance was nice

M
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

family style dinner. I was told the pasta comes with my meal but it’s separate. Be prepared to wait even if you have a reservation. It’s really loud in there so you wouldn’t hear people around your table. Food was a little too salty but, the portions are huge. Dessert was excellent.

f
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I have eaten here a number of times but have not been for a few years. I met a friend for lunch on a Sunday and was surprised that the food was not as good. We ordered the multi pasta special and the food came to the table lukewarm and everything tasted the same. We ordered the cheesecake for dessert and was extremely disappointed. It was dry and tasteless as if it had been in the fridge for a few days and not freshly made that day. The best thing about eating there was the server who was friendly and attentive.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and food was delicious as always!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner and an amazing sever

LA
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best food and experience that I have ever had. Our waiter was fantastic.

f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I am always amazed at the organization and patience of the staff at Carmine's. We have mostly come to Carmine's for larger family gatherings. This was our chosen place for my elderly mother's birthday dinner. It was just right. We were well advised on what to order ( I need a reminder every time I go ): we had the right choices and amounts to satisfy everyone at the table. We always make sure to have the Caesar salad and garlic bread. The Chicken Scallopini with lemon butter is always a hit. And you can't go wrong with their Penne A La Vodka. And we always finish off with the Tiramisu and Cannolis. 'Can't recall everything on the table, except that it was mostly consumed by the end of the our dinner!

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Although they say if you’re going to be late call them, they gave away her table for six-resulting in my 84-year-old mother having to leave halfway through the meal with her access a ride. We followed their posted policy.On the other hand, the food is great, the wait staff is fantastic,and they comped dessert because the kitchen was slow.

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went to celebrate my birthday and my moms birthday. Great time. Way too much food hahaha but everything was so good we were stuffed!

L
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my family there for the first time and it was great. We had a corner table which worked perfectly since we were a bit boisterous.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

4 of us for my husband’s birthday. Our first waitress was distracted and took quite a while to bring drinks, take our order. The second waiter, Charlie was fantastic. We got broccoli rabe, which was super spicy. We spoke to the waiter and the manager paid us a visit. So sorry, mistake in the kitchen, took it off our bill. We’ll be back.

s
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best place for family gatherings!!! Would definitely come here more often.

OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were never seated. They could not have been more rude to us. We found a lovely neighborhood restaurant two blocks away and had a wonderful evening. I would never attempt to go there again.

JM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The waiter and bus boy were very nice. However the food was quite salty last night.

RE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious. Ventured off the norm and tried the chicken special for Fridays. It was so delicious!! Server was very friendly as most are when I eat at any carmines.
Don't change a thing! This is a go to for any out of town guests and don't fear portions. A party of 2 will have very nice leftovers the next day.

NY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Loud.just loud

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites in NY.

JT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for family birthday celebration, we have been going for years
Great food, great service. Great time

M
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Overpriced. Repeatedly had to ask for water. Went at off time and place not busy yet took time to be serviced.

TP
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent place to eat with friends and family. Must be at least 4 to be able to enjoy 3 courses, but preferably 8. Great food, service and ambiance at reasonable prices.

PS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a pleasant experience as usual. Wine tour for date night with my fiancé and we had a blast just the two of us. The food is always amazing! Will be back soon. I recommend the chicken parm and the shrimp scampi for sure! It’s a great combination!

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always good food. Service was spotty, which was surprising.

SJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Portions are huge. Waiter could have been more open about that since we grossly over-ordered, but food tasty and the place had a good vibe.

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and generous portions. More suited for 4 persons than for a couple.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was good, the atmosphere was good. The food is always amazing. Would definitely go back.

ER
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner to celebrate two of my kids’ birthdays. Went on a Sunday night and it was great fun! Calamari, Caesar salad, shrimp scampi, chicken park and two kinds of pastas! Topped it all off with a Titanic ice cream sundae and rolled on home. Fabulous fun family night!

CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an issue with the steak but overall Carmine's is great!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place!

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JT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great service was great only complaint was how packed it got but overall it was a good experience

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Our waitress Danielle was fantastic! We should of stayed for dessert.

SQ
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, atmosphere were all amazing. My group of 11 are all excited about returning to Carmine's on 91st.

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