About Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC
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.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - Midnight
Between 90th & 91st Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Let Carmine's Cater your next party. We offer full service catering for all types of events. Let us drop off and setup or let us stay and serve your guests with the Carmine's experience at your door. Contact our Catering Department at 212-362-6444.
Central Parking - 601 Amsterdam Avenue(Between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenue) $15 for up to four hours with Carmine's validation.
1, 2, 3 trains to 96th Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Host your party where the Carmine's tradition began. The Little Room is the perfect setting for intimate gatherings, business meetings, rehearsal dinners or other social get-togethers. Our Executive Chef has created four course menus that are served at one long table. The Little Room seats up to 40 guests.
Our main dining room boasts a massive mahogany bar, vaulted ceilings, and cathedral chandeliers. This former ballroom is quintessential New York and is ideal for private parties and special events. This pioneer of the Upper West Side can host a seated dinner, served family style, for up to 300 guests. Celebrate Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, corporate dinners, or fundraisers. We've designed special menus for cocktail and buffet receptions for up to 350.
Celebrate special occasions in the fun, festive atmosphere that is Carmine’s.
Contact our Special Events Department at 212-721-5587.
Menus start at $42 pp.
Host your party where the Carmine's tradition began. The Little Room is the perfect setting for intimate gatherings, business meetings, rehearsal dinners or other social get-togethers. Our Executive Chef has created four course menus that are served at one long table.
Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful time with family, except it wa ...
Wonderful time with family, except it was hard to hear each other. Waiter was fabulous. Appreciate that you had vegan options available for one of the six of us. Plenty of food and not outrageously expensive. Chicken scallopine was extremely tender as was the spinach with it. The broccoli was perfectly cooked too.
Never a disappointment. Pasta dishes are ...
Never a disappointment. Pasta dishes are always outstanding, as is the eggplant and chicken parm.
A fun place to be. If your looking for cozy dining this is not the one for you. But if you are looking for a fun, lively, party atmosphere then this is the place for you. Come and enjoy....
As usual, carmines delivered with excell ...
As usual, carmines delivered with excellent food and service. We had the wings, Caesar salad, rigatoni bolognese, clams, Marsala and the titanic for dessert. Excellent meal for my son's 11th birthday with group of 12.
This is a great place for a large group. ...
This is a great place for a large group. We had 8 in our party, and they sat us with 5 minutes of our reservation. The waitstaff was attentive, and the food came promptly. It is a little loud for talking, but that added to the energy of the place. We had a salad, and three main dishes for 8 adults, and there was enough left over for a doggie bag. This place had very good food, and it was FUN.
We got seated soon after we checked in. ...
We got seated soon after we checked in. The food and service was outstanding. Everything was delicious from the bread to the appetizers and the entrees to dessert. Portions are big and great of sharing with a group. Price was reasonable for the quality of food served. I love Carmine's and am never disappointed when I visit!
haven't been to Carmines in several year ...
haven't been to Carmines in several years....felt like I was home again. Food better than I remember, atmosphere is, let's just say like being in my grandmother's kitchen having dinner. although crowded, not cramped; although many people talking, not annoying... all in all a very enjoyable time-will hopefully visit again soon......
We had the Thanksgiving meal and the foo ...
We had the Thanksgiving meal and the food was wonderful and plentiful. We will be eating turkey for days. We arrived early for our reservation and were seated quickly. Our waiter went out of his way to accommodate requests not part of the usual menu. I can't wait to go back and eat from the regular menu.
We were seated on time. Wait staff was ...
We were seated on time. Wait staff was very good, but the food was another story. We ordered Chicken Parm. & Veal Chop Special. Both came out COLD!!! The waiter took it back. He brought out a new one about 10-12 minutes later & it was COLD AGAIN. Needless to say, our family dinner was ruined. The manager came over & said she would take it off the bill - big deal. Then she proceeded to say that she would give us free dessert since that is supposed to be cold. We didn't find that funny. She then said she wanted to make us happy since we are regulars there. This was only my second time at that location, the last being 5 yrs ago. DEFINITELY WONT BE BACK!!!!
Zak our server , was excellent with our ...
Zak our server , was excellent with our large party and great with kids! he kept the wine flowing and helpful with menu suggestions, yes it a crazy / loud restaurant and they squish you in like sardines but amazing for large groups with quality food. Will be back!
The food and service were excellent. Ou ...
The food and service were excellent. Our first visit to this restaurant and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We were there for a birthday celebration. Sitting at the bar prior to being seated was just as good.
Our experience at Carmine's was wonderfu ...
Our experience at Carmine's was wonderful. We were not rushed and our waitress, Amanda, was the best. She helped us with ordering and was very attentive. We had a situation where one of our party had a fainting spell and Amanda was right there with a glass of juice.
The food was excellent from the wine, through our meal of salad, entrees and desserts. Could not have asked for a better place for six friends to meet in NYC. We will definitely do it again. And, thank you so much for taking our reservation.
Only go with a group and be prepared for ...
Only go with a group and be prepared for the noise. The food was surprisingly good and the waiter was great. I can't say the same for the maitre d, who was rude. The restaurant is a scene. Not what we are used to on the UWS.
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