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Carmine's

200 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036 40.7573 -73.986051
nr. Broadway   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-221-3800 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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    6 out of 10

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Official Website

carminesnyc.com

Hours

Mon, 11:30am-11pm; Tue and Thu-Fri, 11:30am-midnight; Wed and Sat, 11am-midnight; Sun, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.

Prices

$23.50-$35

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District
  • Family Style

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

34th St. to 57th St., Madison Ave. to Tenth Ave.

Profile

Carmine’s in the theater district was founded in 1992, years before Disney and other family-friendly businesses transformed Times Square, and the gamble paid off handsomely. Using the same formula that’s kept its Upper West Side sibling cooking on all burners, it’s a roaring success, with a high-spirited old-time atmosphere, mammoth portions that demand to be shared, and uncomplicated Southern Italian cooking that delights the palate and fills the belly. The main dining room has beige walls, wood paneling, and antique-style brass chandeliers. A blood-red leather banquette and large tables accommodate large, rollicking parties. Numerous black-and-white photos of Italian-Americans are joined by larger-than-life paintings of Fiorello LaGuardia, Enrico Caruso, and even Jimmy Durante. Best, Carmine’s cooking is primal and adept. Shrimp scampi is a veritable school of plump crustaceans dusted with bread crumbs and broiled with scads of butter, garlic, and clam juice. Ravioli are formidable rectangular pasta pillows puffed up with creamy ricotta cheese and doused with ragù. This place reminds you that red sauce, garlic, and good times will never go out of style.

Extra

With low ceilings and sound-dampening red velvet curtains, the upstairs dining room presents a quieter experience compared with the often boisterous main room downstairs.

Recommended Dishes

Stuffed mushrooms, $15; ravioli, $27.50; shrimp scampi, $32.50

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