The Carlyle Restaurant

4.7
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878 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
During these unprecedented times, the safety and well-being of our loyal guests, residents and associates continues to be our utmost concern and priority. Given the recent New York City restrictions and in a community effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, all dining outlets at The Carlyle, including Bemelmans Bar, Cafe Carlyle, The Gallery and The Carlyle Restaurant, will temporarily close until further notice. Please stay safe and healthy while we navigate this uncertain time together. We know so many of you consider The Carlyle your home away from home and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jemster
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Exceptional dining experience in an oasis of gentility and elegance. Don't miss this experience.

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vipLBLBEFamily
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This became our new favorite restaurant! Food was amazing and Charles the table captain was perfect!! I have dietary issues and everything was prepared with attention to my needs in mind. Mostly, we appreciated the ambiance, the romantic atmosphere and such a lovely evening! Thank you!!

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vipannei
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

The Carlyle is VERY expensive and the service isn't commensurate with the prices. The staff is very attentive but not particularly well trained. I took my sister-in-law to the Carlyle for a birthday lunch and three times, while she was still eating, the waiter tried to clear our plates. The rest of the staff seemed stiff and overly formal versus other restaurants I've been to in this price range.
Equally offensive was I ordered a salad that was on the price-fixed menu ala carte and asked that grilled salmon be added atop the salad. They charged me for both the salad and a full salmon entree. I order a salad/salmon combo often and have never had a restaurant charge like that . Though, I could have challenged the charge, I didn't want to make things awkward, given that I was trying to make this lunch a nice experience for my sister-in-law. The Carlyle Hotel holds special significance for me, since my husband and I were married there 36 years ago, but I won't be returning to The Carlyle Restaurant.

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jbp3
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Superb service and lovely surroundings. Grand spot for a quiet celebration.

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vipParis4
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Very disappointing meal all around....unfortunately, as we frequent Bemelman’s & were going for a nice culinary experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

I called ahead to confirm that they were doing restaurant week and when we asked for the menu, they said that they already stopped on Friday. So we ended up having to pay DOUBLE for dinner!!

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MarlaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

I ate at the Carlyle for dinner during restaurant week. Restaurant week is the way to eat at the Carlyle. The food and beverage is very expensive. My food was excellent. I had the beet salad, gnocchi and the creme brûlée. My service on the other hand was not good. My waiter ignored me the entire time I was there. He treated me completely different than all his other tables. He didn’t introduce himself. I was only given the restaurant week menu. I was not told the specials. I had to ask for the wine and cocktail menus. I was dining alone but that is no excuse to treat me different than the other guests. He did offer me coffee or tea at the end of the meal. I had to flag a different server down so that I could get my bill. Because I couldn’t get my waiters attention. I will never return. The food was excellent but I don’t have to pay $35 for an entree to be ignored.

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Maryann
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Beautiful experience. I highly recommend

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Bert
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive staff. Food was great. Ambiance was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal, service, decor and ambience. My daughter and I stopped in for breakfast and as always, loved it.

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Paul
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Been on the bucket list for a long time. Beautiful room. Friendly service. Food was good. We did the Restaurant Week menu, so other offerings might be more impressive. Glad we went.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff made the experience fun when it could have been pretentious and stuffy.
We were there during NYC restaurant week which means great bargains for luxurious dining.

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vipVeraH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

We went to The restaurant week dinner and the food was mediocre even for a cheap restaurant week menu.
I was totally surprised as we were expecting something much more special from the restaurant of this caliber.
Even for $47 it felt like a waste of money...

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vipRochelleH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was truly delightful, charming and gracious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great table, food and service

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JamesH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place to stay! Upscale, very clean and a service staff second to none. This will definitely be a regular hotel stay.

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vipMariaR
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get together with our childhood friend who relocated to Cali fornia. She loved everything the Carlyle had to offer. We will be back... thank you for all your services.

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LindaJ
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Had lunch during restaurant week. The ambience was fabulous and so was the food. The service could’ve been more attentive...had to ask for water twice and there was no checking in to see if everything was ok and would we like anything else.
I highly recommend lunch . It was a treat all in all.

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vipcdcd
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is lovely. I brought a friend for her birthday about five years ago and we loved it. This time the atmosphere and service were outstanding. The food was boring. I ordered the scallops. It was a soup full of potatoes with a few scallops. I did not like it. The lobster bisque and creme brûlée were delicious. The main courses were unimaginative. I asked for de caffeinated tea to keep my friends company while they had their coffee. I got a big pot of tea ( that cost $10) and drank one cup of tea.
They did better last time.

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Shaerae
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Waited an hour for food from servers who could’ve cared less.

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JosephR
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely stunning decor, immaculately preserves and restored from the Art Deco era, along with a very welcoming and warm staff who Made us feel at home from the moment we entered the building!

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ChrisG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience.

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vipArmyNurse
El Paso
79 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service in wonderful surroundings.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food as ever wonderful staff as always

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Clausewitz
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Don't need a Captain. Server is enough. Service spotty. Server and Captain didn't interface well.

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TreyB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our Waiter/Captain, Charles, was amazing!!!
We will definitely be back.

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Madeline
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite restaurant in NYC. Love the Carlyle with my whole heart! Impeccable service, the most delicious food, in such a historic hotel! If you have the means, go here! Perfect for date night, girl's night out, or lunch with mom. I'm a walking advertisement for this place!

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jenniferh
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very glamorous. Stepping back in time in the best way...steeped in NYC history.

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vipwineguy1982
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lobster bisque was good should have been a little thicker rack of lamb was great desserts were the weak point chocolate cake was average creme brûlée was horrible, it tasted like soap it was the lavender flavor of flowers but it was more like soap service was great I would return

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greatest place in NYC

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vipspxyxx
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner to begin the new year. Charles took great care of us and introduced us to what is now my favorite dessert of all time. Nice and quiet after New Year's Eve the night before, most welcome.

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vipHunert
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Beautiful venue but poor service. Waiter kept reaching in front of my wife to serve me. My water glass was filled only once and I had to ask for a second glass. When I asked for the check it was a comedy routine by the wait staff deciding who was going to give it to me. It was like a game of hot potato. The lobster bisque was excellent but the halibut was over cooked. the brownie desert was dry and not very tasty. To bad this once excellent restaurant has fallen so far.

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JoeGigs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rare and in a grand tradition of high end New York fine dining

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RonaldT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sonnets could be written about the bread and butter
Cabernet that should be drunk by the drop instead of the sip
Fish filet from pampered salmon

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CamilleA
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this restaurant. Great service and excellent food.

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Sunday Brunch was excellent. Wonderful service, excellent atmosphere and delicious food. I highly recommend this delightful opportunity. Thank you.

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vipTommyG
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service and wonderful food. A very special place to go for a Christmas brunch with your very special spouse!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch last Sunday with my daughter was lovely. The hotel is decorated for the holidays, and it is absolutely gorgeous. The food, especially the French toast with berries, was delicious. Service, as always, was impeccable. This is my favorite spot in NYC for breakfast. Lunch in the library is always delightful, as well... and Bemelman's Bar cannot be beat for classic "Old New York" style with live piano and great people-watching. It's very popular and gets crowded, so arrive early to secure a table.