Carnegie Diner & Cafe

4.4
39 reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
Carnegie Diner & Cafe is now accepting online reservations. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
What 39 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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4.3
ambience
4.3
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 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 13 June 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
25 reviews
Dined on 31 May 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
14 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience with LaVazza coffee.

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vipamazing
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous diner. So classic New York

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Super overpriced

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RowenaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ordered the steak and eggs along with the symphony breakfast with the smoked salmon. I was very pleased with the quality and quantity of the platters. Everything was cooked as requested. The hash browns were seasoned beautifully. The orange juice was fresh and the coffee was robust. The staff is also very welcoming and attentive.

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FaSB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place doesn’t disappoint! Amazing service and delicious food (great portions as well).

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vipdebscorner
New England
77 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

really poor quality breakfast! eggs were burnt, cheese not melted and served cold. Coffee also old and stale!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.. would definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It had that true dinner vibe but the food was kind of a miss. I would go back just for the desserts nothing else

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vipJayne
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food wasn’t the best. Orange juice amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We made a reservation but we still had to wait about 25 minutes. Additionally, my friends burger was very soggy. Overall, I was expecting more especially for the price.

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PaulinaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is really tasty, the personnel is really nice and service is good!

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TimothyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time here on a Saturday morning/afternoon,,, The food was awesome, the atmosphere was great, the service was on point and it was a great experience, tha k you for everything, great staff as well 👑🙏🏾🦾🔔

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

JR
vipJoseRicardoR
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid food and menu and really great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Let me make a reservation for 10:30pm and they weren’t even open 😡

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun experience, workers were quite lovely❤️, food was amazing

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Sandyb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely fabulous outdoor brunch with our party of 6 at the Carnegie Diner & Café ! The tables were appropriately spaced apart, the ambiance was great, and the food was beyond delicious, with amazing options and great portion sizes! The friendly, warm staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable, valued, and well cared for! We are so glad we chose to dine there, and can't wait to return soon!!!

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BrendaK
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly courteous staff. Food served in a timely manner.

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vipdllandes
Dallas
95 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMichaelM
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

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.

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vipMarieA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipDB21
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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!!

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RitaR
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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vipDennis
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

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.

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Ronstar37
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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.

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vipTova
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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foodiedoc
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great, appreciated our waiter and his attentiveness.

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vipJamie
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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vipbarbara
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

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

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vipAlways72
11 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating

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vipViqueen2014
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great service, poor food quality.

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Edcmacd
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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vipSheikhness
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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.

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RichV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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.

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

Carnegie Diner & Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 39 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 bookings at the moment.