About Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC
New York, NY 10024
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
The food and service were excellent. Th ...
The food and service were excellent. The portions are huge. It is too crowded and difficult to get reservations because of the sheer number of people wanting to eat there. The noise levels make conversation difficult.
The food and the service was great, howe ...
The food and the service was great, however we had reservations for 9am but were seated at 9:45pm. It was upsetting because when you call to make the reservations they stress the fact you need to get there early for your reservations, however they can not stick to the reservations. I understand this is a busy restaurant but when we are being told the party before us has paid 30 minutes before our arrival but does not leave is unacceptable. I would had appreciated if the staff could have given me a reasonable time frame when I asked about the wait time.
Carmine's is one of the worst Italian re ...
Carmine's is one of the worst Italian restaurants I've been to in the past five years. First time here with my family and we absolutely hated it. The food was extremely salty and mediocre and the service was one of the worst that I have ever experienced. We will not be returning in the future.
Absolutely love this place. The portion ...
Absolutely love this place. The portions are huge, and the food is very tasty and authentic. Service was excellent and the drinks are really good as well. The titanic dessert was to die for. I will definitely be going back.
Food was good, as usual. Busboy was exce ...
Food was good, as usual.
Busboy was excellent.
We asked what specials were. I wasn't sure the waiter was going to tell us or not.
Maybe we didn't give him a chance to tell us.
Basically, our waiter was fair at best.
I recently went to Carmines on Saturday ...
I recently went to Carmines on Saturday for my husband birthday. Our waiter was the greatest waiter I ever had. He made us comfortable, he told us specials made jokes. He made our night. His name was Raheim. Our meal was beyond GREAT! Everything was perfect, being working parents it's hard to have a night out. Saturday we was hit with a snow storm. We wanted a nice dinner to relax & we got that at Carmines.
We scheduled our dinner for 6:30 and we ...
We scheduled our dinner for 6:30 and we were seated right on time. Service was timely and efficient. We had 4 children under 14 who enjoyed the choices available to them and especially the desert we purchased. Overall a great place to eat and enjoy an evening with the family.
Overall, the food we ate was great! The ...
Overall, the food we ate was great!
The only thing we ordered, and wasn't what was expected, were the zucchini fries. I thought it was going to be a heartier piece of zucchini, but they were very, very, very, thin. It tasted good in the beginning but after a while the taste was to "fried" and it got cold very quickly.
Our waiter was amazing - I wish I remembered his name :-/
No, I would not recommend this place it' ...
No, I would not recommend this place it's too loud. Too narrow, all dishes and wait STUFF Passed through my chair. I though someone will dropped food on my head. bAd tables distributed. Too crowded. Too narrow.
It was my birthday and restaurant won't offer me a free birthday dessert. I'm not going back.☹️
I have never written a bad review so thi ...
I have never written a bad review so this is a first. It's mainly a bad review due to the abysmal service. Some might say blame it on it just being New York City but that is not an excuse especially when all the other restaurants we have been to have had amazing service. Not only did we wait 35 min past our reservation time our waiter was absent almost the whole time. We asked passing bussers and other waiters which always accommodated us but our waiter deserved to be sent home.
Now the worst part of the evening wasn't the waiter but the manager on duty. I'll b polite and call him a putz!! I have never had this happen to us but while we were waiting for our check from the waiter that was never around he literally came up to us and said " time to wrap it up, we want to go home". WTF. There were other tables besides us and it wasn't like we took forever to eat but that they sat us 30 min late and service was horrible. We were waiting for our check for close to 15 minutes and this moron comes up and tells us to literally leave. When we were all walking out my wife stopped him and said that he needed some constructive Criticism and that doing that was beyond rude and disrespectful. He retorted " he didn't need to learn anything from her and she had nothing to teach him". She proceeded to tell him about manners, respect and southern hospitality. He didn't say much after that.
Now for the food. Plentiful is not a big enough word for how much they give you but it was above average. Wouldn't say great but not bad either. We will not be going back anytime in the near future to that location if any.
Although the food was good. The host was ...
Although the food was good. The host was rude and was not very informative. I made a reservation for 10 people at 9pm and had to wait 45 minutes because the entire party was not there at 9 sharp! The host never informed me initially that this would be the case. She just said let me know when all of your party arrives. Your table should be ready, and it was not!
Food and service were awesome as you wou ...
Food and service were awesome as you would expect. Restaurant was a bit noisier than I expected but manageable. Carmines is recommended for business meals and special family occasions. No disappointments with respect to the food. It was all excellent and well prepared.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.