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Carmine's - 91st Street

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Upper West Side
Italian, Seafood, Pasta
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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
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family style Italian at its best!!!

Too often, Italian family style dining is all about the large portions, and not the quality of the food. This is not the case at Carmine's. While the portions are huge (3-4 per plate) the quality was better than expected, very good. When ordering, we started out with a Cesar Salad, off course. Then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Neal S
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Too often, Italian family style dining is all about the large portions, and not the quality of the food. This is not the case at Carmine's. While the portions are huge (3-4 per plate) the quality was better than expected, very good. When ordering, we started out with a Cesar Salad, off course. Then we ordered two entrees and the... More 

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BONITA SPRINGS, FLORIDA
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7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Carmine's is great for a large group (six or more). The place is large and noisy with a party atmosphere. Lots of families come here for birthdays and other celebrations. The portions are too large to be shared by a smaller table. The food is served on large platters that will easily serve 3 or 4. When much of our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am a vegan, and my friends and I chose Carmine's for our dinner out together because I saw on their website that a few of their pasta dishes could be made vegan for me. When the waitress came to take our order, I told her that I wanted a plate of the angel hair pomodoro (separate from everyone else's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My husband, father, and step mother came here after making reservations a month ahead. The wait staff was rushed and when my husband asked if the bread was supposed to be warm, the waiter plainly stated "it would be impossible to warm the bread for all these people, this is a busy restaurant... the bread is served at room temperature."... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I booked with Carmines through open table for my wedding meal (married yesterday & visited yesterday) and mentioned on the booking that this was a wedding party. On arrival and straight from the chapel we we're taken to our table with not even a congratulations and rushed to place an order for food. Nothing was done at all to make... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great place! Wonderful atmosphere and friendly, enthusiastic service. Someone (well the waiter sort of did) should have warned us though that the servings are

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My partner and I went to New York for my 23rd birthday early May 2015 and we decided to try Carmines for my birthday evening meal. We took a seat at the bar whilst we waited for our table (quite a long wait). When we finally gained the attention of the bartender he was quite dismissive and looked annoyed when... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Amazing food, great atmosphere, excellent value for money! Would recommend making a reservation ahead as some people were being given wait times of 2 hours when we arrived! There was 4 of us and we ordered 2 appetisers and 2 entrees... Well, by the time we finished the appetisers we were full! Luckily they were happy to box up the... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A really nice atmosphere. Interior and music like you walk in to the 1930'. Huge plates to share. We had two plates for 6 people, and far from finnished it. I will go here again. Make a reservatiton in advance. The noice level from all the guests is high as the interior is old and does nothing to reduse it.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Visited Carmine's today with my kids and their college friends - group of 10 Very welcoming staff and attentive server We had a salad and calamari as starters followed by a vegetarian pasta, ragu and the sea food special The food was simple, wholesome, fresh and tasty. The portions were enormous We had strawberry shortcake and Italian cheesed for dessert... 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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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