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Carmine's

2450 Broadway, New York, NY 10024 40.791121 -73.974178
nr. 91st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-362-2200 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

carminesnyc.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 96th St.

Prices

$24.50-$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
  • Family Style

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

66th St. to 107th St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.

Profile

From its inception in 1990, Carmine’s on the Upper West Side has been a runaway success, thanks to its crowd-pleasing Southern Italian cooking, a festive atmosphere, and prodigious portions possessing a free-spirited use of garlic. The look and feel is heavy on recreated nostalgia: Framed black and white photos of Italian-Americans from the twenties through the forties adorn the beige walls; dark wood paneling and antique-style hanging brass chandeliers add charisma to the cavernous interior. Most tables can accommodate parties of a dozen or so. It makes sense, as sharing plates is a must; this is not a place to dine alone. The crowd, a mix of locals, office workers, and bridge-and-tunnel celebrants, is drawn by the zesty old-fashioned red-sauce fare: a multi-layered brick of eggplant parmigiana; egg-battered vegetables enlivened with mozzarella and Romano cheeses and a tangy marinara sauce; and spaghetti and meatballs whose tender orbs of ground beef and veal are the size of baseballs. Nothing is subtle or innovative, but that’s precisely the point.

Recommended Dishes

Eggplant parmigiana, $21; pasta meatballs, $26; veal saltimbocca, $31

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