Carbone's Prime

4.5
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515 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Carbone’s Prime, an “Italian Steakhouse”, is as energetic as it is casual. Our restaurant is for all generations. The menu is well conceived and sleek within a contemporary and comfortable surrounding; we have three spacious dining areas to suit any occasion, an open kitchen with a seat at our crudo bar and a lively bar area with televisions with plenty of room for all the friends and family.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Outstanding atmosphere. We are a bunch of “foodies”and everyone pushed away empty plates with only gratitude for a WONDERFUL meal. Everything from the appetizer to the dessert was impeccably done!

B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Food quality poor and portions are small. Not worth the visit

LA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Celebrating my moms birthday. Told the waitress. She put a candle in my sons dessert, so my mom could blow out a candle. Found that strange - to spend $200 - and not get a $3 cannoli on the house. I expected more, but left feeling disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been multiple time and always have had great meals.

JT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff is attentive. Drinks were reasonable for the price point. Get the short rib ragu!

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Arrived early and tried to get a drink at the bar. The bar was full of people eating at it. Bartenders did not look beyond the seated people and servers passing by did ignored us also. If we didn’t have reservations we would have walked out. Server at our table wasn’t personable and used our cocktail napkin to wipe table from spilled drinks and then put our drinks on the wet napkin. The woman greeting our table was very nice

AJ
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, service just as good! Drinks were a little sub par but overall great and definitely will be back

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Booth was by the bar and it was loud...that is why ambience is rated at a 3...rather be in the dining area. The waitress was great and the food was very good. We had a great time with our friends.

EM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place ! I highly recommend it. We will be back. I have a special diet and they were very accommodating. Food was delicious and perfect.

LB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a delicious meal with great service

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Vinnie and his team are spectacular!!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Four of us went out Sunday for my wife's Birthday. Went in bar and by the time we got our drinks had three different waitstaff. I ordered a Blue Moon and what I got was a flat beer in a highball glass. After I said something I was given a fresh one that was more palatable. I was informed that the keg just kicked. I'll let the rest of the night elude me.

n
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

Had a Anniversary dinner and our food was great! Our waitress was pleasant but she complained about having to get something from the back kitchen to make a drink for my husband to people at another table. Guess she thought we didn’t hear her or she wanted us to hear her. She never brought out bread to us saying that there was no more but we clearly saw that another table received it from her. Never ever been treated that way before in this restaurant. How sad.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The people are so friendly. The food was good but I would say outstanding. The appetizers were limited as were th sides that come with the dinners. I love Brussels sprouts but they are everywhere.

RD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food are always good at Carbones Prime! Love the beef short rib! The eggplant parm is sliced super thin and is just delicious! The wedge salad is really special.

E
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice dining atmosphere. Great menu selection with steaks the specialty. Very good drink selection. Staff very hospitable and pleasant. Allergy friendly kitchen!

GR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service. Favorite place to go for a special occasion meal!

j
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We went because we love the pork chop Milanese and were disappointed that it wasn’t on the menu anymore. Happy to say that the chef made us chicken Milanese which was almost as good. Hopefully the pork Milanese will be back on the menu soon.

T
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I never received the polenta croutons on my salad, despite requesting them. The cannoli cake description was misleading and I definitely did not expect peanut butter and chocolate..... expecting more of a traditional cannoli cake and the dessert was not very good. The main dishes were good , however the apple chips on the ravioli were not great. Honestly, I expected more from Carbones as I have been to the Hartford location and it has always been exceptional.

LR
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Contrived and pricy. Service was great, entire restaurant is loud. I will not be back

EM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and whole experience was great. We will be back.

CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fabulous! The greeting from the host staff, our server and especially the food. Can't wait to return!

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exquisite food and service! We recommend for a special occasion and just for a romantic dinner! Kim B.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Creative, delicious, housemade menu options + friendly, attentive service + comfortable, hip atmosphere = a perfect lunch date with a friend, loved one or business associate!

LB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Thé rib-eye was tasty but had a lot of nerv so not so happy with this but my halibut was very good, we were disappointed with the steak and no onion soup ?

DT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and Nate was great! Attentive and polite!

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an excellent meal with my fiancé here. Service was great. The calamari was awesome. I definitely will be back again.

g
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

got the seafood Fra Diablo it was out of this word, had a few special requests due to dietary reasons, everything was done perfectly!!! It was truly one of the best meals I have ever had!!!

o
New England
60 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

This is the second time I have been to this restaurant for lunch....food was ok...service was slow considering restaurant was not busy at 1:30 on a mid-week day....I would probably go back - but menu needs to be reworked - limited lunch time choices for someone trying to eat healthy

GG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

I have been to Carbone's Prime several times. I met my daughter this past week, on a Wednesday evening. Our service was just O.K. The food was disappointing for me, although my daughter enjoyed her Ravioli. I was looking forward to Penne Gustavo, which I've had several times. This time, the pasta looked like the dish had been put in the oven. The cream sauce looked like it was heated and they had put a crunchy topping on it. Also, it was way more spicy than I remembered. I didn't send it back because I did not want to have an issue with my meal while I was dining with my daughter. We had cappuccino and the pumpkin cheese cake which was excellent.. so a positive ending to the meal. It was just that Past Gustavo that was the major disappointment.

SP
Denver
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome!!! Everything was superb!! Service was excellent.

B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time there and it was excellent. Best chicken parmigiana I have ever had

J
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Slow service. Completely scammed with a ‘promotion’. Was told table would be ready in 10 minutes. Took 45 and nobody bothered to check in with us and give us an update. Experience not worth the money.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time

D
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The menu on line is not the menu that they have in the restaurant. Both dishes that I was hoping to order were not on the menu even though they were on the menu that day and on line the following day.

For example, I was looking forward to ordering the Pan Roasted Duck, pomegranite gastric, duck fat potatoes, frisee salad, bourbon cherries. I still ordered the duck -- the skin on the duck was not crisp at all and it came with a few dabs of cauliflower mash and a few outer raw leaves of a brussel sprout -- REALLY! It was not a good dish at all.

The other dish I wanted to order was a stuffed veal marsala -- not on the in house menu at all and nothing close to the dish .

It was the first time at Carbone Prime and it will be the last.

CA
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Dinner was absolutely great until we tried to pay our bill with a Halloween dinner email offer that would not be honored. Very disappointed in their decision.

SW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our steaks were delicious as were the fingerling potatoes and asparagus spears. Everything was clean and quiet, and our server was pleasant and efficient. The gelato is so good! Particularly love the ambiance of the smooth jazz standards. Perfect!

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

Penne Gustavo: few pieces of chicken tasted like they were left overs, not fresh.
Eggplant parm was bland and for the price, expected hand made pasta

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner for my fiancé. We’ve gone to many fine dining restaurants. Carbone’s prime was absolutely outstanding in every way. Perfect in all aspects. Started off with wine, fresh mussels, amazing. So fresh we ordered a second. For dinner, they made me a special request being I’m a vegetarian, I had mushroom risotto it was outstanding. Salad were delicious, my fiancé went with the burger he said one of the beets he’s ever had! Can’t wait to go again.