Carriage House
Carriage House

Carriage House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://carriagehouseam.com/
  • Phone: 2028173255x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 1:30am

    Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 2:30am

    Sunday: 4:30pm - 1:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18th & Belmount
  • Public Transit: Woodley Park/Adams Morgan metro
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Carriage House
American eats, craft beers, specialty cocktails, and great atmosphere, all in a gorgeously restored historic carriage house. Spacious outdoor patio seating, two floors, four fully stocked bars, large flat screen TVs, it is the place to be whether its a Friday night out on the town with friends, a Wednesday Happy Hour, or a quiet dinner with someone special.
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Carriage House reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food2.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)neighborhood gem (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Dine early for quiet, late for loud
    JohnH
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We came to the restaurant early- 7:30- and were almost the only people in the place. That allowed our server and the bartender to be very attentive, and the food was quite good at a reasonable price. Later on, the place will be more populated, but I don't know how that would affect the atmosphere or service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Drinks; Not for Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Service and atmosphere was great but the food was not. Come for the drinks but eat else where.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service!
    Anna88
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Our servers were incredibly responsive to the needs of our large group. They were also friendly and created a nice atmosphere for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 25 reviews are from the Carriage House reviews archive.
  • Memorial Day Weekend
    KenC
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had a big group who were in town to celebrate a wedding! Our tables were reserved in a section designated just for us and we had a very attentive and affable waiter who, with the help of a number of his coworkers, took very good care of us! Our group enjoyed the food....from flat breads to shrimp with risotto everyone was very happy with their selections! We transitioned to the front patio for additional drinks after dinner and were equally cared for there! We liked it so much we went back again the following afternoon to enjoy the patio again, were instantly recognized by the staff and enjoyed more great service! Nice folks, nice place, very good food!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointment
    TInaVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We have been her many times since my son started college down in DC. The chose to come here for his graduation dinner. We had a party of 18 people. We were warmly greeted and out table was ready. The sad thing was most of the items were out of stock and not available. They said that they were busy on Saturday and ran out. I'm sorry but I find the crazy. We all did find something to eat but were very disappointed. Our server was great. She was pleasant and did her best to help us but there were very understaffed. Out meal took too long and even longer between ordering out drinks. I don't blame the server, but something else was going on there on that night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The menu on their website was different from the actual menu. No explanation given other than "yeah, sometimes it doesn't get updated." Very disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow service, small menu
    Jerry
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    There were more employees than tables of customers and the service was still notoceay slow. Also, a number of things from the menu online weren't on the actual menu, including nearly every vegetarian option.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Service
    dcfoodie10VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    It took us and hour and twenty minutes for someone to take our main course order. Waiter had been attentive for the first 20 minutes after we were seated and gotten three of the four in our group drinks. When our fourth showed up 20 minutes late the waiter took our order for another round of drinks, and after 25 minutes we had not received them. We finally ordered from the bar and then we assigned another waiter. The food was great but the service was so terrible that I am never going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Extremely Long wait for food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The Carriage House was a neat looking spot in Adam's Morgan but my wife and I as well as the rest of our party of eight were less than impressed. Our waitress was very good and friendly, none of this falls on her. We arrived at 7:50 PM for dinner, and did not get to order our food til 8:20. We then waited til 9:30 to get our food! 5 out of 8 in our party ordered burgers. How long does it take to make a burger? The wait was outrageous and there was no manager in sight. The burgers were all overcooked and one had to be sent back to the kitchen because it was so charred. I would not recommend the Carriage House to family or friends. Look elsewhere in Adam's Morgan.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We had a group of 8 people celebrating a Birthday and this was the perfect place for it! We received a delicious "birthday shot" from a very friendly bartender to start out the night. The food was good and the service was beyond awesome! Highly recommend this new place!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • So happy I found this!
    BoLo
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    My boyfriend and I were in DC for a day/night as part of our road trip. We stayed within walking distance from Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan. In search of a nice restaurant with good food, I "stumbled" upon Carriage House on UrbanSpoon. We gave it a shot and made a reservation on open table. A booth was reserved for the two of us right up front by the window. I got the ribeye and it was delicious, sides and all (brussels and roasted pot.). My bf got a roasted chicken, which was also good, but a little on the burnt side. We both got specialty cocktails from the menu that were tasty. Server was really nice & efficient. Overall, I loved it & am so glad we found it on our quick stop-through.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dissapointed
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I had heard good things about this place which is why I chose it for a group get together. Our waiter was friendly but he disappeared and to get someone to come to out table was difficult. It took two hours for our food to arrive. When I asked another waitress why it was taking so long, she said they had a wedding reception and another large party. I don't understand why they would book so many people if they don't have the staff to support it. The food was ok. I don't know if it was due to the large number of parties they had but I wasn't impressed. Based on my experience, this place is not good for large parties and service overall was poor.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday Night Group
    Diner
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    A group of 6 went here for dinner on a Saturday night. They have a good beer list, and the food was excellent, but food took a long time to come out of the kitchen. Even after five of us got our plates, one person waited another 5 minutes or so to get her dish. They did comp her a drink from the bar, and the table got a free order of pita bread to make up for the wait.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, fun place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    It seems like DC only offers 2 restaurant options: either empty your wallet at some high end place, or eat bar food in an overcrowded lounge. Carriage House is one of the rare finds that splits the difference, providing delicious food, a fun atmosphere, and a good location without leaving your bank account hurting. Definitely worth a go, and grab the calamari for your appetizer, the sauce is made in house and it's amazing
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Redeemed themselves!
    bdaygirl22
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    There were a few major snags but they _really_ went out of their way to correct everything. I don't know if other people in my shoes would have taken it the same way, but since we (the party) were flexible and the servers/manager tried very hard to please us, in the end, I highly recommend this place! It's really a hidden gem in Adams Morgan. Thanks guys for everything! I had a fantastic birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish I could give ZERO stars!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I would NEVER recommend that anyone step foot into this restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, bad service
    DavisVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The bar tender was outstanding and did a great job mixing drinks and the food was very good. The salmon I had was outstanding but the service was extremely slow. We had to wave down our waitress a couple of times to get more water and our check.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food and ambience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Very good food and ambience. Didn't give a fifth star because despite our reservation, two greeters seemed unprepared for us when we arrived. We waited 7-10 min before being seated at a corner table right by the door (on a very cold night). Hubby requested that we just sit at the bar (which we ended up doing). From there, we watched the Winter Olympics, talked with the friendly bartender, and enjoyed some good food. Restaurant quickly filled up. Overall, an enjoyable date night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyed it
    Gervaise
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Wasn't really sure what to expect here. It wasn't very busy but we were there pretty early. We were promptly greeted by a friendly guy who ended up being our waiter and gave us our choice of seating. I ordered a dry martini which could have been dryer. Had the salmon risotto dish -- just delish. My companion had the rib eye and was happy with it too. An added bonus was the music which was loungy stuff that I like. Our waiter was cute and really nice. I'd go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Secret
    CJR777VIP
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    This is a fairly new but wonderful surprise for the 18th street stretch of Adams Morgan. The service is always friendly and the pace is perfect for a relaxing evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Atmosphere But...
    TheDeputy
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Great place to go and share a number of great dishes...beer selection is pretty great too. I would NOT recommend the crab cakes though. They are very bready and mayonaisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A definite Neighborhood GEM!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    I've been to the Carriage House twice now and every experience just got better each time. They have great selections on their menu like twice cooked calamari which is flash-fried with cherry peppers and lightly sautéed in a spicy cherry pepper sauce (this has just the right tinge of heat to whet your appetite) , crab cake sliders, grilled beef skewers, crab and avocado salad with spicy pasilla vinaigrette, bacon wrapped shrimps on a bed of risotto with fresh corn, maple glazed pork tenderloin and the rib eye we ordered was perfectly grilled to the right temperature. I'm looking forward to tasting other items on their menu (their home made brick oven gourmet pizza for sure) during my next visit to Adams Morgan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go There
    Dessymo
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Not only was the food delish, but the service was great! And it didnt hurt that our waiter was a cutie... Lol! Great space for large groups. The owner came and chatted with us. I really loved this place and would def go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 86 people but 5 is too much!
    Ryansm9
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    The place was nearly empty except our table for 5 and a party of 86 upstairs for happy hour and it took over an We ordered appetizers which arrived cold, then it took over 1.25 hours just to get are food from a nearly empty establishment. After waiting 1.25 hours all the food came out except for the meal they forgot to even make...which was later comp. The food was good when it arrived and the waiter was attentive and clearly handcuffed by the kitchen and poor operations. This restaurant needs better operations. Overall the food was good when it arrived. Not running back. There's a lot of dining options in the area. I'll look elsewhere next time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    Adam
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The food was very good. The service was very slow and non-attentive. After taking our order the waiter sat down at the bar and put on head phones to play on the computer (which was set up at the bar). When we needed to get something we had to flag down the bar tender who was busy swatting things off of the wall.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, friendly staff
    Markj0314
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Went with some friends and had a great dinner. When I booked the reservation did know it was a bar but staff was really accommodating, made chicken fingers for our friends kids. Next time we are near here, we will definitely stop in again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique new spot in AdMo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Fiance and I have lived in the neighborhood for 3 years, and were excited to try out the Carriage House. Our expectations were tempered because the spot is still new, not yet crowded (except outdoor) and the sign out front doesn't really draw you in. However, inside the space is really nice, the exposed brick warms up the place. Servers were sharp and attentive, food was great. Unique on the 18th street offering "american" fare but decently healthy. My fiance is a vegetarian and she found many choices. We had the carriage spread (very good), she had the carriage salad (loved it) and I got the brick oven chicken, delicious. Definitely check it out. A great new addition to the block for an affordable but "grown up" Adams Morgan dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adams Morgan's Major Upgrade
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Nestled toward the north end of AdMo, the newly renovated TomTom sports a much more stylish feel. Oak paneling and rustic lighting gives a much more adult vibe, and the quality of food and service matches the more sophisticated decor. I found my new go-to Adams Morgan location for great prices and quality food and drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.