200 W. 44th St. NY, NY 10036
Carmines, Times Square
DescriptionCarmine’s is located at 200 West 44th Street, NYC, in the Theater District. Two steps lead to the double door entrance. There is also a ramp just to the right. Dining is on three levels. Each level is two steps up from the previous one. There is a full-height bar.
Tables are close together. Multi-stall restrooms are located up 14 steps. There is an elevator to get to the single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom. There are no baby-changing facilities. Parking must be found in a nearby garage. Check Carmine’s website for discount parking information.
- Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk and two steps to main entrance
Doors: double doors
Number of floors: 2
Ramps: to handicapped entrance
Steps and staircases: two steps to second level dining, another two steps to third level
Width of aisles: it's tight between most tables, but area to left of main entrance is less congested
Places to sit: tables and chairs, full-height bar
Location of restrooms: on second level - 14 steps up There is also an elevator
Type of restroom: one restroom is multi-stall (non-handicapped) A single-occupancy restroom (on this level) is handicapped accessible
Ease of entry and exit: OK
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: Very pleassant and helpful
Notes: Parking must be found in nearby garages. Check Carmine's website for discounted parking.
Theater tickets brought us to Broadway and Carmine’s for dinner. Their website says that, “If you’re hoping to experience a Southern Italian family feast in New York’s Times Square, there’s nothing quite like Carmine’s… Known for …hearty portions of all your favorite Italian dishes, each item is meant to be shared around the table.” How true! We had not been here in some time and so were ready for this treat. If you want to dine here it is best to make a reservation. This place is crowded almost all of the time!
Located in the heart of the Theater District, parking must be found in a garage. Carmine’s offers parking discounts at one of the garages (check website for details.) Two steps lead to the double door entrance. If these are a problem there is a ramp to the right.
Once inside you cannot help but notice the busy “vibes.” Even at 5:30 pm Carmine’s is bustling with activity. Wood floors, wood paneling, and large candelabras, along with white tablecloths and lots of celebrity photos on the walls combine to give an old world look, reminiscent of the original Carmine’s in New York’s Little Italy.
Tables are fairly close, but some areas (like the one to the left of the entrance) are a bit more spacious. If you need this, request it when calling to make your reservation. There are the main floor dining areas, plus two others. Each area requires two steps up. If steps are a problem mention it when making your reservation.
Need a restroom? Fourteen steps go up to the multi-stall restroom (no baby-changing facilities). If you cannot do this, don’t worry, there is an elevator to take you to the single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom, also located on the second floor.
As stated previously, Carmine’s is a “family style” restaurant. Portions are meant to be shared. The more people in your group the more fun it is. If you are just two, be prepared to have plenty to take home. We took ours to the theater with us! Our server was delightful as well as helpful with suggestions for two people. Everything he told us was perfect. Our dinner was delicious! Leftovers the next day were still great! The cappuccino at the end of our meal was made so well that there was still foam at the bottom of the cup!
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, http://www.carminesnyc.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”