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Carmine's - 91st Street

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2450 Broadway, New York City, NY 10024-1103 (Between 90th & 91st Streets)
1, 2, 3 trains to 96th Street
(212) 362-2200
Website
Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Carmine's simple and very popular concept is to serve every meal in the...
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. And when we say large, we mean large. 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.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions

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  • 281
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  • 191
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing!

We travelled to New York and stayed for a week sampling a lot of different restaurants throughout our stay. This is the number 1 restuarant I felt compelled to write a review for to try and express how fantastic the food was. Italian is my favourite and has been for many years so I feel I know when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
DanniRi
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We travelled to New York and stayed for a week sampling a lot of different restaurants throughout our stay. This is the number 1 restuarant I felt compelled to write a review for to try and express how fantastic the food was. Italian is my favourite and has been for many years so I feel I know when I find... More 

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New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We've been to Carmine's both at this location and in midtown more than a dozen times over the years, and I'm just now writing my first review. Our most recent visit was this past holiday season, which is a yearly tradition celebrating my husband's December birthday. This year we were a group of 8 adults and 5 children. We went... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The food here is delicious. I strongly recommend you take the dish of the day. It was a lamb dish when we visited. The size was enough for 4 hungry people. Atmosphere is amazing and the food is even better!!!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have made multiple visits to this place, but never as a couple.. and I am not sure it was a good idea.. there is nothing on the menu for two people.. everything is delicious, very new york italian, bustling, brusque etc but the portions are enormous. Most of the meat only dishes (for example veal scallopini) can be served... More 

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Ribeirão Preto
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Big pasta dish. Nothing special. Don't waste your money going there with a small party (less than four) . I went with my wife and ordered one dish. Needless to say we weren't able to eat half of it.

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New York City, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Tasted even better than the one I had midtown. I crave classic meatballs sometimes and this is where I'd go.

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Long Island, NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I know people love this place, but I don't get it. It's VERY noisy, long waits and just okay food. Maybe it's taking home all those leftovers that attract them. Everything is family style so you have to share. I certainly wouldn't go there with just 2 people. The portions feed about 3 or 4. It seems very popular for... More 

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Bay Minette
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19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It was a pleasure to eat here. The service was excellent and the food was GREAT. Our server explained that the dishes were large and he wasn't kidding. We had the Carmine salad and Spaghetti with meat sauce.There was enough food on each dish to feed a family of 4. We took the leftovers home and had enough for another... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I have been many times before in a big group and this time as a couple and we enjoyed it equally as much. Chicken wings to share were fantastic and the mixed seafood pasta with lobster is a must, but then again so are many of the other dishes. Being in a big group means you can enjoy more dishes,... More 

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Cornwall, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you have a party of 10 or more and you don't feel like eating Chinese, you really can't go wrong at Carmine's. Delicious home-style Italian food. Each dish serves at least 3 people and everything is prepared as if Momma were serving her favorite children. Reservations are a must so plan at least two weeks ahead. Among their signature... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2450 Broadway, New York City, NY 10024-1103
    (Between 90th & 91st Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 1, 2, 3 trains to 96th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 362-2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

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. And when we say large, we mean large. 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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