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About 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.
Washington, DC 20004
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 11:30am to 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 11:30am to 11:00pm
between E and D street on 7th street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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!
9 private dining rooms with 700 seats including a fireside dining room and state of the art technology in our boardrooms, Carmine’s specializes in catering, banquet, and special events. With an elevator from the garage, and other VIP amenities, Carmine's is the place for your next event in NW DC.
Carmine's - Washington DC Ratings and Reviews
Carmine's is a great family style restaurant. I am gluten free and never know what I'm getting into with new restaurants. The server was very knowledgeable and the options were plentiful. Between my husband and I we only ordered 1 chicken entree. This was one of the best Italian meals of our lives...and my mother in law is Italian. We can not wait to go back.
Well to begin with...I announced my name... Open Table reservation..9 PM NYE./..table for one. .
I made this reservation 6 months ago. I have been to the Carmines on the Upper West Side in NYC..They pressed the button I was a "no show"...I purchased a tab of $77.00. I was seated behind a work station (near the front door) for the waiter staff. I was always bumped when they used it. See photo...I asked for the empty table by the window I was told..that one was was a "special request"...I made my reservation 6 months ago. Where I was seated every time the front door open you felt the cold. In my Open Table Reservation I asked, no table by the front door, not by the kitchen, not by the restrooms... For some reason single diners always are seated at one of these locations. I ordered the stuffed mushrooms...meatballs and pasta..a glass of wine. The food was terrific...the dining experience was not. I invite the Carmines management to contact me. Work station photo below was 6 inches behind my seat...
We really enjoyed our evening dinner at Carmine's. They hosted 19 of our closest friends to ring in the new year with a delicious meal. The wait staff was great, the food was great, and we really enjoyed our own private room. If you are looking to host a big crowd and have a private touch of enjoying each others company, I recommend you check them out!
We had a reservation and checked in with the hostess (who was not very pleasant). We waited 20 minutes while she proceeded to seat every walk-in who came in. Defeats the purpose of making a reservation! The food was good; not great. I wish we could order an item off the menu that is suitable for one person and not an entire army. One appetizer cost over $30 and more than half wasn't eaten by our table of 4. The portions are ridiculously huge and a waste of money. The wine is overpriced, but I guess that's typical of a D.C. restaurant. The server was pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu.
I was TERRIBLY disappointed in the food at Carmine’s DC. I visit Carmine’s NY (Upper West Side) annually with family and friends because we love the food and family style dining. In DC the penne ala vodka was bland and more than al dente, shrimp parmigiana was over cooked and appeared to be reheated with an extra layer of cheese and the broccoli was burnt. Chicken parmigiana and Caesar salad was good and we were grateful to be seated in a semi-private room. I didn’t complain because it was my 50th birthday celebration and we didn’t have time to request fresh dishes be prepared as we were going to a concert in the area. Carmine’s is way too expensive to not have good tasting and well prepared food. Unfortunately I would not return to or recommend Carmine’s DC until they improve the quality of their food. Patrons should visit either of the two NY Carmine’s restaurants if ever in the NY/NJ area.
We have frequented the Manhattan locations over the years and must say that the DC Carmine's pales in comparison. We had the Zuppa de Mussels in red sauce, they were very sandy. For the main course we had the Veal Saltinboca, a personal favorite, the veal was tender but the prosciuto was dry and chewy. We ordered a botlle of wine which the waiter opened, poured a glass and never pourd again. On a positive note, the staff was friendly and our table was by th window which made the experience enjoyable. Alas we will not be returning.
Excellent food; excellent service and great lively atmosphere. Carmine’s is great for bringing a group - be it family or business. Quality of food is superb. Quantity of food is more than enough. It is family style plus. My absolute favorite Italian place to eat. And a must stop when in DC.
The first impression is always the last. Upon arrival the hostesses were not friendly at all and we were not seated at our reservation time. It was 15 minutes after. Our orders were taken, and after that our waiter was absent and dismissive. We didn't see him for a long time. And actually, a different person ended up finishing up our service. We waited about 15 minutes (maybe longer) for (entree) plates, and were not offered freshly grated cheese or freshly ground black pepper. This would not have been as noticeable if our neighboring table didn't get it, but they did. I would not recommend this place, and my family and I noted that on our way out. The one plus, was that my family and I were satisfied with the taste, and presentation of the food.
Server was extremely unprofessional and clearly was not thrilled to be working on Christmas Day. The calamari was fried in old grease and they were hard as a rock, horrible. The Chicken Parmesan had no flavor, and the vibe was just off the entire night. Won’t be returning.
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