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Carnem Prime Steakhouse

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318 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.673162 -73.983298
nr. 3rd St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-499-5600 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Steakhouse
  • Price Range: $$$$

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Official Website

carnemnyc.com

Hours

Tue-Thu, noon-4pm and 5pm-10pm; Fri, noon-4pm and 5pm-11pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm and 5pm11pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

R at Union St.

Prices

$17-$60

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

A family-friendly steakhouse with thoughtful kids’ options alongside dry-aged cuts of beef, Carnem distinguishes itself by creatively building on old genre favorites. Calamari is breaded in crushed Peruvian blue corn, fried, and served with tamarind sauce; pork belly has cotton candy whimsically spun around it; and the traditional iceberg-wedge salad is perfectly done. There are sides like pan-roasted mushrooms, creamy spinach, and asparagus with hollandaise to buttress your meal, a couple of pastas including chicken and kale tortellini, and even some fish. Pork comes from the Berkshires, lamb chops from Australia, and the cheddar-topped cheeseburger is dry-aged. For their steaks and chops, the restaurant turns to industry favorites Pat LaFrieda and Master Purveyors for cuts like a 21-day aged tenderloin, a cross-cut New York, and a spendy 28-day rib eye (or an even more expensive porterhouse). But don’t think you have to splurge, as dishes like steak frites with béarnaise sauce hold their own against some of the menu’s pricier cuts. While a bit old-fashioned with its purple and gold accents, the space has French Quarter charm that makes it feel, like the food, just new enough.

Cocktail Program

Carnem's cocktail program was developed by mixologist Artemio Vasquez, formerly of PDT.

Recommended Dishes

Peruvian style crispy calamari, $15; New York Strip steak, $55; Shredded phyllo dough cannoli, $8

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