For once, the Sports Diva wasn’t at home watching some sporting event.
Nor was I on another 30 Plus Teams Tour, getting ready to go to some sporting event.
Instead, I went to Carmine’s Restaurant for a late birthday dinner, courtesy of my nephew and sister in law.
There are two Carmine’s Restaurant branches in New York City .
There’s branches in the Theater District of New York City , and branches in Atlantic City , Washington DC , Las Vegas and even in the Bahamas .
The one that we’re going to is on the Upper West Side on Broadway at 91st street.
Reservations are required and make sure if you make a reservation for four people, all four of you are there when the host or hostess is getting ready to seat you, otherwise you won’t be seated.
Everyone in your party must be there.
You’ll notice that the restaurant seems to be loud.
It is and it’s not just because you’re in New York .
The tables are close to each other .
It was my first time at Carmine’s .
I’m so glad that I hadn’t eaten either a big breakfast or lunch.
The amount of food is amazing .
When you’re shown to your seat, your waiter greets you and tells you the specials for the evening.
Once you order, you’d be amazed at how big the portions of food are, even if you order an appetizer .
There were three of us at the table, and there was so much food that we ended up bringing home leftovers , even salad and bread.
Once your food is ready, your waiter brings your food out on a platter .
He or she then puts your plates on the table and proceeds to serve your food to you on the plates.
It’s a lot of food as you can tell by the pictures.
I apologize that the pictures are dark, but you can see how huge these platters are.
To say that this is a lot of food for one person, let alone two or four, is an understatement .
You definitely won’t go home hungry at this restaurant .
If you do, there’s something wrong with you.
The food not only looks delicious, it is at this family style restaurant that has been around since 1990.
Prices are higher for dinner than they are for lunch .
The restaurant on Broadway and 91st is open for lunch and dinner every day .
When you come to Carmine’s , enjoy yourself and definately bring your appetite with you.
Upper West Side
2450 Broadway at 91st Street
New York , NY 10024
Sunday-Thursday 11:30am until 11pm
Friday – Saturday 11:30am until 12am