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“Fun atmosphere, good food”
Review of Carmine's

Carmine's
Ranked #123 of 14,308 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Broadway
Transit: Carmine's is two blocks north of the Times Square 42nd Street subway station serving the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R subways. The A, C and E subways stop at 42nd Street and Eighth Ave. The B, D, F and V subways stop at 42nd Street and 6th Ave. The MTA bus system also serves the area. The M7, M10, M20, M27, M42, 27,104 all stop within one block of Carmine's.
Description: Carmine's is a family style restaurant offering exceptional value to its guests through the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. The Carmine's concept is to bring its guests a "wow-factor" sized portions and making any meal feel like an Italian American wedding feast. Platters of homestyle antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and of course homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine's, meant for sharing amongst friends and family. When great food and wine are supported by friendly and knowledgeable service, the results are magic - we want every day to feel like a Sunday afternoon at Grandma's.
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We showed up without reservations at 7 pm and were seated right away. Our hotel concierge said on that night most shows started at 7, so show up about then and the strategy worked. The menus on the wall were a little difficult to read but we ended up ordering three dishes for the five of us and all three were enjoyable. We ordered calamari (very tender), veal (great sauce) and a sausage and broccoli pasta dish which was tasty. The drinks were a little pricy but I was happy with the value for money for he food. The restaurant was very loud but we all thought the atmosphere was fun and we would happily eat there again.

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Thank Anna S
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We were recommended this restaurant by one of the security guys at our hotel......we were all glad that we took up the recommendation. The restaurant was nicely lit, clean, and reminded me a lot of Piccolinno's in Manchester. The service was fabulous, friendly but not over bearing and we were allowed to get on with enjoying the food. The food is all designed to be shared, and comes in BIG portions, large plates which all the guests can get stuck into. We opted for a large T-bone steak, roasted vegetables, inc spuds and red peppers. The peppers were succulent and bags full of flavour, the steak was sliced and medium cooked, and as tender as could be......the food was amazing and we were allowed to take home the left overs in a big doggy bag. Between us the steak was $70 + cocktails. Would certainly recommend for those who want to get away from the more chain style restaurants in NY were the service is overbearing !!

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Thank Darren S
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had a Carmine's Salad, Penne ala Vodka, and Roast rack of lamb for dinner, this stuffed five of us quite full.

Great meal and great ambience - we didnt have reservations so waited about 30-40 minutes, but it was fine. We had a drink and a chat.

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Thank Carrie H
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This restaurant succeeds based entirely on location in the theater district. We arrived at 4:30 (can't get reservations for four on a Saturday for months). We waited (packed like sardines) nearly 2 hours after being told 45 minutes to 1H 15m. When we inquired as to our status it was apparent the system is broken. As we were seated we were told that they needed the table for 8:00 so... I have never been given a deadline to eat a meal.

This is family style dining so if you want beef and your wife wants seafood and the kids want pasta - forget it. I should have known this beforehand but didn't - my fault. We shared a plate of manacotti and a gluten free pasta/sausage dish. For $200 (with bar bill) this is hardly a value. Sardi's down the street is a value with richer history.

The point to be made is that there are so many excellent restaurants in NYC that to tolerate mediocrity simply because it's convenience to the theatres is short-sighted. We agreed that we wanted to experiece Carmine's and that we don't want to experience it again.

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Thank bmchan
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had the Penne ala Vodka and the Roast Rack of Lamb Special - it was AMAZING - as was the Carmine's Salad. Highly recommended

Thank Carrie H
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