Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Carmine's is a family style restaurant offering exceptional value to its guests through the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. Restaurateur Artie Cutler crafted Carmine's with a singular vision; bringing his guests “wow-factor” sized portions and making every meal feel like an Italian American wedding feast.

Platters of made to order antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and of course homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine's, meant for sharing among friends and family. When great food and wine are supported by friendly and knowledgeable service, the results are magic - we want every day to feel like a Sunday afternoon at Grandma's!
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was delicious as always but once our server realized we weren’t ordering a bunch of cocktails he couldn’t care less about us thank goodness other people on the restaurant helped us or we wouldn’t have had napkins or anything and everyone got there food before us even though we were sitting for a good 1/2 hour before they sat down

OT
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. My sisters first time, she loved it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Bread for the table were pretty much rocks. The meal came out suspiciously quick and cold.

EC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant! We will
Be back ! Waitress was very nice and responsive to our needs

OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omar was our server - he was welcoming, friendly and efficient.

SV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 5th time going to Carmine’s. Every time I go i take friends who have never been. They are amazed of the size of the food that is served. It’s hilarious !!
However, they are always happy and full at the end of dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge portions, great price and amazing service!! This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in the world!

PB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will never miss this wonderful restaurant on a NYC trip

SA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food & great experience. Staff always attentive & do a great job.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

What is the point of making a reservation when you have to wait? We arrived 15mins early and can understand waiting a few mins but its upsetting to see multiple parties (ranging from 2-6 persons) seated before us. We went to the hostess to ask what was the hold up as we were the only bot being seated and it was 15 mins AFTER our reserved time. We were RUDELY told they didnt have a table for our party and we would need to wait. Can you imagine our surprise when we saw at least 10 empty tables once we were finally seated in the back of the restaurant. The food is great but the hostess ruined the entire mood. I cant imagine coming to this location again if thats how they treat people.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Saturday, a day after Valentine’s Day so it’s expected to be a little crowded. My reservation was for 9:30, I arrived, and had to wait about 30 mins for a table at the bar. No a problem. Once seated, the food serving is enormous, it’s served for at least 4 people. But was it amazing. The fried calamari and the lasagna afterwards was amazing. Well, worth the experience and the money. I’ll be back. But I’ll be back with more people so they can help me and my wife finish the food. Amazing place. Amazing server. I loved it.

J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicioso Italian Food! Excellent service.The restaurant was very busy so take the time to make a reservation.I would recommended for a grupo of minimum 4 people.

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine’s is one of my favorite restaurants to go to in NYC! I’m never disappointed when I go. Food is amazing, drinks are great, and the service is always on point!

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant it was so good the food was amazing exquisite.....we are definitely returning to eat for our anniversary it was an awesome experience, fast service.
Thank you

CB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food5service2ambience5

It was a really busy weekend (Valentine’s Day), but that’s no excuse. Upon entry I walk up to the stand where you check in for reservations, the women proceeded to talk as they move around tables And see availability, no one greeted me for 10mins... Then when they finally seated me and my friend (2) the seating was extremely tight. Literally could rub elbows with the individual at the next table . Through the entire dining experience I observed managers and waiters just building tables out of thin air , there was no space . And they continued to put people closer and closer together making the dining experience unpleasant. Not too mention we started with one waiter and then it switched in the middle of the night . When it was time for the food to come we had random servers bring out the food going to every table asking “did you order ...” by the time the food reached the table it had already made its way are out d the whole section and was being talked over by the waiter . Don’t get me wrong the food was delicious but the service needs to be better regardless of the high volume time . Service plays a large part in whether ppl will return or not .

DP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very great server and the food was amazing. I will definitely be returning.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food and the waiter was great!

L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 9 and Emily was the best at taking care of us. Food came out quickly and we ordered a lot.

JN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good tastes like Grandma made it!! Loved the food authentic Italian in every way!!

i
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I love the food from Carmines. But the service is terrible. It wasn't that busy the the server couldn't handle her section. She forgot our appetizers and then forgot us completely while she was talking with her coworkers. This is not the first time the service has been horrible there.

R
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great occasion was great just really loud but can’t control a perfect night.

JW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have been going here for over 10 years.My only complaint is I came with two people that were not from Newyork and had never experienced carmines and they didn’t have any bread to serve before the meal.This is a great disservice as their bread is great.I told my guest about it before hand only to not be able to receive the bread with our meal

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the the atmosphere and services. The food is always on point.

g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great and nice portion size. Service too, was great. We were a large group coming from different places, and they would not seat us without the entire party being there. We were only missing 2 people and were ready to order. They told us we had 15 minutes for ALL to be seated, or they would give our table away.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was fantastic! It was my first Valentine's day with my new girlfriend and Carmine's gave it an extra sense of romance! Our waiter Chris was fantastic, gave us all the information we needed and never too pushy. 10/10 service and when we come back, I'll definitely ask to work with him again. Great, delicious food selection that made us feel like we got a great bang for our buck.

MA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linguini and white clam sauce is the best - also 1st time tried the portobello parmigiana excellent so it will not be my last

DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were regulars here in the early 2000s, when we lived in NYC, and returned for the first time in 12 years. Truly as amazing as we remembered!

TP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Way more food than we needed, but it was AMAZING! We have been recommending them everywhere! Class act!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Of course I couldn’t finish any of it lol it was a pleasurable experience! Cannot wait to go back

g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Waited 50 minutes for our table despite having a reservation.
Service was non existent. We had to serve our selfs. Very disappointed.

V
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Took my fiancé to eat for our anniversary drove 2 hours just to eat here and it took a hour and a half to get our food which was not what we ordered then you guys continued to mess up the order till I told the waiter never mind because we were no longer hungry because of the such long wait the waiter was then very rude and ignored us .. so I just paid for my appetizers and left NEVER AGAIN !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Servings are big and filling and very affordable

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, just hate to wait to be seated but it is to be expected at one of NYC’s famous dining landmarks.

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, even better service. You can't go wrong with Carmine's. Carmine Salad was amazing, chicken parm was very good, Vodka Penne excellent.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD, QUALITY SERVICE...

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great the only disappointment was the short haired black woman at the reservation desk extremely rude and unprofessional

RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time going to Carmines. My husband and I went to celebrate our Anniversary. The food was delicious, I will definitely go back but with a bigger group. We were unable to finish all our food and we shared a meal.

JR
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Pasta portion was fine but the chicken portion was super tiny. The Carmine salad was too acidic. The ice cream desert lacked ice cream. Should have been called whipped cream desert.

TT
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer Service was superb! Everyone was very friendly. Food was amazing!

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