Carmine's - Washington DC
Carmine's - Washington DC

Carmine's - Washington DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.carminesnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2027377770
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday 11:30am to 10:00pm Friday - Saturday 11:30am to 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Terry Natas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Enjoy Carmine"s classics catered to the venue of your choice. Our off-premises catering services range from a small drop off and set up for 20 to a full scale, off-premises event for 2000. Our signature dishes, including Carmine’s famous Meatballs, Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Marsala, and Shrimp Scampi, will be delivered right to your door. Carmine's Catering offers one-stop shopping. Our full-service Catering Division offers a professional staff, complete set-up and service, rentals, linens, décor, and venue selection. Catering packages or customized menus available.
  • Special Events: Parties of 15 or more will choose from abundant, specially designed four course menus created by our Executive Chef.
    Come celebrate your corporate event, rehearsal dinner, bachelor or bachelorette party, wedding or a just night out with old friends with the Carmine's family. We invite you to share Carmine's style! Abbondanza!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between E and D street on 7th street
  • Public Transit: Metro Trains information. .14 miles from Carmine"s on Metro Stop Archives- Navy Memorial Penn Quarter 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington D.C. 20004- Come off the train and head north on 7th street NW toward D street NW. Carmine's is on the right. .21 miles from Carmine's on metro stop Gallery PI- Chinatown 630 H Street NW Washington D.C 20001. Co
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Entrance to parking garage is on E street. Address to parking garage is 616 E Street NW Washington 20004. The parking garage has an elevator entrance into Carmine's above. Valet parking is available nightly after 5pm.
A word from Carmine's - Washington DC
Carmine’s is a family style, value-driven restaurant concept with locations in NYC, NJ, Nassau Bahamas, and Washington DC. Restaurateur Artie Cutler created Carmine’s with one goal in mind: to open a restaurant that would serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast, featuring extra large portions of home-style antipasto, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on extra large platters designed for sharing. Carmine’s is the perfect place to casually enjoy friends and family over great food and wine, with excellent service, the way it used to be at grandma’s house.
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Carmine's - Washington DC reviews from OpenTable diners
237 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (204)special occasion (98)kid-friendly (93)fit for foodies (75)neighborhood gem (53)great for lunch (39)romantic (25)hot spot (22)notable wine list (21)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (14)great for brunch (6)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • awesome food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    the food, as always was excellent. Hostess wasn't very nice but we ended up not letting that affect our experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful atmosphere!
    Happynottocook
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was a delicious family friendly restaurant with great food, great prices, and great service! First time at a Carmine's and I hope to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was very good and the service was better. Our waitress took her time to explain the dishes. She was friendly and very professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come hungry with consensus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food was very good The way food is served is far too large a portion excepting for the. Largest of parties and even then only if they have consensus on what to eat. Main courses are about $30 each and are enormous. A good value for quantity but only if all in your party will eat it I would suggest they offer a normal single size and a family platter option. Without this change I know we won't be returning anytime soon
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great fun dining experience
    FallsChurch53yrlocal
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Excellent service and an all around great experience. The dishes are family size, so one dish can feed 4 average diners. We were a party of 6 and ordered an appetizer and a salad to share with 2 main dishes and there was plenty for all. So though the dishes appear expensive, they really are not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Experience
    trynewplaces
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was very good. I recommend the chicken marsala. The location (a block away from the Verizon Center) was a bit busy, but the valet parking made it easy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group hug
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A lot of good food. Very very noisy. Hard to hear companions or waitress. Go with a group. Portions large
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all-around
    Cw4rpdunn
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Carmine's restaurant is amazing. The food are great, especially the desserts. Despite a number of large groups the noise level was low.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It Keeps Me Coming Back For More
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Overall, I wish I could've given this place a perfect 5 stars if it wasn't for the hostess. Her greeting and attitude was very coarse when she thought we were an hour late for our reservation. I called and spoke with a woman (not sure if it was the hostess) 3 hours prior to our reservation at 3:00 PM to change it to 4:00 PM. We arrive a few minutes before 4:00 PM. I greet her with my name and say we have a reservation for 4:00 PM. She snarks back "Do you know reservation was for 3:00 PM?!" I replied "Yes, it was, but I called ahead and changed it for an hour later." She barely let me get my sentence out before she waves us off with "Nevermind! You can seat them over there."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy 34th Birthday!
    Excited
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I brought my lover here for his birthday and he had an amazing time!!! Ideal seating near the bar, stellar food and what puts this venue over the top is that the place was packed!!! Kudos to the staff and operations for making this occasion Excellent:) with such a full house. I'm excited, we are very happy:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come hungry
    Despot
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is a spot that is perfect for large groups, because of the size of the menu items. If only two people, order either a salad, to split or an entree which is on the smaller size. Also to split. Both ravioli, and lasagna fit the bill. If after the entree, you are still hungry, try the Tugboat. You won't finish it, but you will have fun trying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BobJ
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    As always, the food is great. My first choice when guests are in town. This time however was the first time I ever experience poor service from a waiter/waitress which was embarrassing when I was entertaining 3 colleagues from out of town. On a positive note, the one gentleman who served the food was on top of his game and provided what the waiter did not.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My First Time Here
    MM5250
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I have been told by coworkers to go to Carmies and i see what they mean the food is great it's too much for 2 people you need a definatly need a group of people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Msw1218
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I have been to the Carmine's in NYC and the dc one did not disappoint. Great food, very nice wait staff and very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great place to dine
    SMLD
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Carmines is typically a consistent good place to dine. This is a great place for families and groups to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carmines - a dissapointment
    Karen
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our second time at Carmines in Washington DC. We also have been to others in Atltantic City and NYC. We had a nice table by the window. Our server tried and was attentive. However, our food came out barely warm. We sent both back. Husband, daughter & I wanted our chicken parm and ravioli hot. Unfortunately - it came out lukewarm the second time around. We were dissapointed and probably would not go back. The chocolate bread pudding wasn't great either. Will be checking other italian restaurants the next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Service was great. If plan on going make sure you go on an empty stomach
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner Review for 10/4/14
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was great! It was a relaxed atmosphere. It was a good family atmosphere. Service was very good. The waiter was very helpful with assisting with the menu selections. He was very nice. My family and I enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    OdesseVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Usually great experience and awesome food. I think I came at a bad time. Never go around 3pm on Sunday. They start turn-over for dinner at 4pm.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific!
    Dining
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food platters were abundant and delicious! Service was excellent! We look forward to returning to Carmine's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Excellent
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    A group of 6 of us went to celebrate a 22nd Birthday. The guest of honor made all the plate choices, which were delicious. Carmines was the right choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tried the bar menu
    FormerFedVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We began with my girlfriend's favorite: the stuffed artichokes. As usual, we only finished one of the two provided, so she had something to look forward to for breakfast. She negotiated with the friendly barkeep and got a pasta dish on the bar menu transformed into a tasty version of shrimp scampi, with a very generous amount of garlic. I got the cold Italian submarine, which was delicious. I took half of it home for my breakfast the following day. We decided we will eat at the bar on future visits to Carmine's.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you asked me the difference...
    EaterEED
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    If you asked me what the difference between Carmine's and Buca di Beppo is, I wouldn't be able to tell you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unusual menu style
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The extensive menu was on the wall, which was fine, but it didn't have the detail of all the dishes. The waiter was very nice, but neither he nor we had time for him to describe every dish we were interested in. This was especially important due to the size of the portions. Entrees are sized for 3-4 people, so a party of two should share a dish. I eat low card and no veal, which makes me very picky. My wife was not interested in the dishes I wanted. Eventually the waiter suggested we move to the bar area where lunch portions were available. We moved and started over. Unfortunately none of the dishes I wanted were available in the lunch sub-menu. We managed to pick something, but by the time we finished we were late to a play.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carmines again
    JackVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Our group meets at Carmines every few months. . .we have always enjoyed it there
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delecious NY italian for big groups
    CarminesVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    If you have an Italian family from New York or New Jersey, they will probably be picky about their Italian food. Carmine's delivers a great family style Italian dinner with huge portions and perfectly spiced sauces for the pastas and meats. The seemingly high prices are worth it based on the portion sizes. We enjoyed veal parm, chicken marsala, angel hair pasta with marinara, fried zucchini cut thin, and a very good mixed green salad. The service was only fair for us, possibly due in part to a change in waitstaff midway through our meal. We found ourselves waiting for the waiter and getting up to find extra setups rather than wait for the server to come around. That may have been a fluke though. We recommend Carmine's highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The steak was great I was not except it to be that good. The service was slow for lunch it was only about 40 people the water was slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • winechic
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Whether lunch with friends during the work week, drinks at the bar, date night, or family date night, service and food is consistent and great! After a couple of dining experiences here, I was excited to take my family to enjoy some Italian style dining, and was pleased that we experienced a family friendly environment on a late evening in DC. Portions are generous, we ordered two full platters and an appetizer, plenty for left overs for the next day for a family of five and a few meals. The calamari is our favorite appetizer and for dessert the whole family enjoyed the bread pudding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great italian food
    Italianatheart
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wonderful, just as good at Carmine's on Broadway Just like being at Mama's for Sunday dinners
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    John
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Always good food and service just like NYC locations
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    WISH THERE WERE CARMINES IN OUR HOME STATE OF FLORIDA--WE HAVE VISITED CARMINES IN NYC & WASH DC MANY TIMES
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service!
    culaiter
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Previously ordered take-out for office parties and attended a private party. Booked early (5 mons in advance) for dinner party of 10. Extensive menu selection, service staff courteous and efficient. Whole dining experience very enjoyable and plan to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quick bite to eat
    Girlsnight
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    well not so quick but the quality of the food made up for the slowness. our waiter was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant!
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Awesome meal. The service was fabulous. Our server took great care of us. She knew the menu so well and helped us determine what we should have for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Slow Service
    artboy40
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was excellent. My mom always said to start a conversation about anything with a positive first. The service was good, but it was extremely slow. I was very surprised. There was a huge amount of staff available. The wait on the food, desert, and the check took away from the meal and the great atmosphere. Montera
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall excellent food and value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I've eaten here a few times over the past year, and have eaten at the NYC location as well. Consistent every time, with overall excellent southern Italian food. Large portions meant for groups or really big eaters. Wine selection is small, but good and reasonably priced. This time we had the baked clams, linguine with white clam sauce, chicken parm, and garlic bread with cheese. I would recommend all of these without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    TangiChronicles
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Omg the food was so good, I could have licked the plate! The chicken parmigiano (sp) was the best Ive ever had. If you like frozen drinks, order the blood orange Margarita.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Style Italian
    EGMoodou
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Carmine's does family style Italian right, with great tasting dishes that never leave you hungry and a selection with enough to please any group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Horrendous Service
    engelb
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Having been to both Carmines in NYC, and Tropicana many times, we expected Carmines in DC to live up to the same standard. The food was excellent, but the service was by far the worst we have experienced. Gemma, our server, was not up to the Carmines standard in quality service. It took us about 20 minutes to be greeted once we were seated. It took another 15 minutes for our drinks to arrive. We asked for more bread and some olive oil, which we received neither of. We had to get our own plates and napkins from server station. Our food was brought to the wrong table, and while we understand this was the runners fault, there was no apology, only more of a delay. We ordered additional drinks that did not arrive until after we were done eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful !!
    Charmed
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was great, the food was great and the atmosphere was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet