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
Love the food at Carmine's. It's always ...
Love the food at Carmine's. It's always delicious, I've been to Carmine's in NYC and Washington, DC and the food, service, and atmosphere is always great.
On our last trip, the waiter was friendly and helpful. He recommended a great bottle of wine with dinner, and the strawberry shortcake for dessert. Yum!
From the moment we entered we were made ...
From the moment we entered we were made to feel like this was going to be another great experience... and it was! This was our third time dining at Carmine's...the first, before seeing a play in mid-town and twice here at the 91st Street location. The staff are all so friendly and knowledgeable about the daily specials and the regular menus, and will politely offer suggestions if they're requested to or if its deemed appropriate. Their respectful attitude towards all their patrons seems to set the tone for the many people sharing this venue. My only disappointment was the salad I've fell in love with and yearned for was not offered on Fridays...alas the one we selected was once again outstanding! I'd like to also mention that on our previous uptown outting a good friend joined us who required handicap assistance, and this proved to be no problem at all. This family oriented establishment has found repeat diners in us and our respective families.
Great place to have lunch for two or mor ...
Great place to have lunch for two or more and while the food was outstanding (try the Caesar Salad especially) the music volume level is just too loud.
The waiter was very attentive and the portions huge.
We will be going to Carmine's again
We had a group of 8 ladies to eat at you ...
We had a group of 8 ladies to eat at your restaurant. We had a wonderful time. Our server Raheim was very attentive. The food was wonderful. So glad to be able to share this experience with those in our group that have never been to Carmine'e
If you're in the mood to get together wi ...
If you're in the mood to get together with friends and eat hardy, this is the place to be! The portions are family style so they are meant to share or at least take home leftovers! Garlic lovers will be delighted as well since they do cook with garlic and some selections have more than others. Overall, this is a true NYC find!
overall it was very nice, the food was e ...
overall it was very nice, the food was excellent and the service mostly good
it was a birthday and I did mention it but no one acknowledged it
we always try and go to Carmine's on special occasions
they did honor our reservation to the minute which was excellent
I used to go to Carmine's regularly with ...
I used to go to Carmine's regularly with friends in high school and always loved it, but hadn't been in a number of years. The food definitely lived up to my memories as being extremely tasty and well prepared. If you order wisely it can be a reasonably priced meal... but it's very easy to over order and end up with a higher tab because there are so many appealing options. The large portions of tasty food make for an ideal venue for large groups, but that draw brings with it a loud dining room. Overall, great place for a tasty meal with a large, energetic group.
We had the best time even though one wai ...
We had the best time even though one waiter was supposed to serve us we had 3 due to me enlisting everyone into my foolishness. They even sung happy birthday to her and enlisted the people around us to join in on the song. One of the best nites of my summer. Thanks guys.
If you love Italian food and enjoy famil ...
If you love Italian food and enjoy family style dining as well as BIG drinks, this is the place for you. This is not a romantic spot, but it could be and would be great for a large gathering like a birthday or anniversary celebration. The food is terrific and the service is great.
we have been going to Carmines for more ...
we have been going to Carmines for more than 20 years. Love the food and the family style serving. From casual getting together with our local family, to our extended international family that got to know the place.. We always find a reason to go.
The food is excellent. Service is always great even the waiters, who knows us still suggest different dishes to us ( we have food allergies needs at times). Yes, it is loud, but if you come early it's better. You can't miss the Titanic desert for a birthday occasion, my daughter wants it even if it's not her birthday:))
Salty Food, Noisy Crowd, but can't beat ...
Salty Food, Noisy Crowd, but can't beat the Value.
Despite all the negatives, we keep going back because the huge portions and the fun environment allows you to overlook the mediocre quality food and the need to scream to your table mates to be heard.
We'll always go back whenever we have a large dining party to celebrate something.
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