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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.

425 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 11:30am to 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday 11:30am to 11:00pm

Cross Street:
between E and D street on 7th street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 737-7770

Website:
http://www.carminesnyc.com/

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.

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Ford Barsi

Additional:
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!

Private Dining

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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (135)
Good for Birthdays (86)
Comfort Food (84)
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Special Occasion (83)
Casual (74)
Good for a Date (59)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Kid-friendly (55)
Authentic (52)
Fun (50)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Great for Lunch (35)
Worth the Drive (34)
Business Meals (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Romantic (26)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
People Watching (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Cozy (16)
Late-night Find (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Seasonal (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I've been here twice before this past Saturday and each time, I've been very pleased. The ambiance of the place is what initially drew me in the first time. Very classy place, yet can be a on the casual side. The portions are enormous so you would definitely want to share. The staff is great. This past Saturday my bf and I went for my birthday. We made reservations and were pretty much seated right away. We both enjoyed the experience and food very much. The only thing I would say is that we had a vent above our table blowing cold air so although the food came out deliciously hot, it got cold very quickly. Still tasted yummy, we just ate a little faster. I would still go again as this was the first time that happened and the overall visit was still extremely pleasant. Also the waitress was very informed which was great since it was my bf's first time and had questions about the menu.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 2 days ago

I planned a surprise birthday party for my husband which turned out to not be much of a surprise. This was due to the hostesses not seating my party when they arrived. I should note that I asked a hostess of Carmine's when confirming my reservation if we all had to be present to be seated, to which he responded, "If some people are there out of your party, you should be fine." When I arrived with my husband, there were already 7 people waiting. Our reservation was for 7:45. We were not seated until 8:20. I was very disappointed at the lack of care Carmine's hostesses took in getting us seated on time, or at least within 10 minutes. I decided to let that go in hopes that the food and service would be worth the inconvenience. The food was decent when we FINALLY were served; we sat at the table for 10 minutes prior to a waiter checking on us to bring water & because he took so long, we limited our drink orders. When we asked how the ordering process works, he was impatient (it was clear that he was overextended & we were empathetic). He rushed in saying that the meals would be family style (this was a first time visit for ALL of us). We were hungry & I asked for bread. He said we needed to order food to get bread (crazy). I said that we would order broccoli and sausage pasta. His reply, "Are you sure? That's a lot of food." I was so confused and just asked that he bring calamari so we could AT LEAST get some bread. The food was decent with the exception of egg shells in our meatballs. Finally, members of our party left leaving receipts on the table. One person from our party accidentally took his signed copy and the waiter said that he needed to have it signed which I refused to do because its, well, illegal & fraudulent. Also, we had to wait for another to go dish because someone threw out the remainder of a friends order (the cleaning crew was RUDE and did not ask if we wanted boxes for our meals). In the end, we will def NOT return to Carmine's.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

We were visiting from out of town and needed to have a dinner for 13 people. Carmine's was a great choice. Food was tasty and came out fast. We had the titanic for dessert and everyone left happy.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

We have eaten at Carmine's in NYC, and following a recent move to Washington DC were excited to learn of the location here. We loved everything about our meal. Server was attentive without being intrusive. She was knowledgeable with the menu and wine list, as well as helpful with the gluten free options. Carmine's serves family-style and is a bit louder on the ambience scale but not overly, and it fits with the Italian feel of the restaurant. We will definitely be back and will recommend to friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined 2 days ago

I had an amazing birthday dinner & our waiter (cant remember his name) was very nice ,energetic & helpful when choosing what to get. Next time I go I hope he’s there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

As always, wonderful food that leaves you loosening your belt.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything would have been great but was disappointed that they never sang birthday song for my kid.
I did put it my reservation that it was for my son’s birthday, also stated he is the tallest in our party.
When l saw them singing for the next seat my son looked thinking it was our table. Poor boy. We had our late lunch and left.
BE.

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 3 days ago

I’m not one to complain but this Restaurant is nettled in with numerous food options and need to step up their service and food quality to continue and complete.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

HUGE portions which is good for 2+ people - since there was just two of us, we had a ton of food left over. Our server seemed to want to be anywhere but working that night so that was a bummer, but overall - we really enjoyed the food and drinks!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined 4 days ago

Always great to eat at any Carmine’s, simply love it!

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

I enjoy Carmine’s as it’s great for groups. I was only with one person so I was worried it would be too much, but they helped suggest what to get and not have a ton of leftovers.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I took my wife and 14 friends and family to Carmine's to celebrate my wife birthday and had a great time and enjoyed the food and service. It was served family style and our waiter, Corona, was excellent and very patient in explaining the menu and making recommendations. Everyone enjoyed themselves.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was very good! As a NY born n bred Italian it kills me that $28 is the price for pasta, garlic and oil..but hey..we were caught up in the visit!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love Love Love!

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent as expected.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

There were 25 of us. We were celebrating a special occasion. The food was great! The family style meals were perfect for a large group like ours. It was also easy to split up the check. The only complaint is how long it took to get our food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Nos atendieron muy mal. No habíamos terminado de comer que nos apuraban para el postre porque cerraba la cocina. La comida estaba fría. Realmente un desastre

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Carmine’s food is always delicious. The wait staff is professional and helpful with recommendations, esp. our waiter James.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent as always. Will always be our go to for big group dinners.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service was very bad and food was just ok. We hoped more of this restaurant based on preview reviews.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Best clams soup in town 😁

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We had a nice retirement luncheon for our colleague, food and atmosphere were great.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This is the third time I’ve dined here and have enjoyed the food and the service each time. My absolute favorite dish is the Mixed Seafood pasta. The noodles we chose was the spaghetti and it was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We got the chicken Parma with spaghetti. Huge for two of us but very tasty! A great night with wonderful service

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

really big meals. it is good idea to shear the mean meal

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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...

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was amazing! Completely perfect!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a reservation with our young children on New Years Eve. We were seated upon arrival and enjoyed a delicious meal with good service. Carmine’s is always consistent with delicious food and enormous portions to share.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

As usual, the pasta was amazing. Much better than the one I usually go to in Vegas.

Congratulations to the chef and the waiters.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service less than good! Bill $481.00 & I had to look for the waiter for services.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great Food
Great Fun

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service was great. Location good. Nice place to meet before a game

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and service oriented. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Neat experience if everyone can decide on 1 or 2 entrees. The salads will serve 4-5 people. Each entree will serve 3-4 people. We had 4 adults and 1 child, ordered bread, a salad, and 2 entrees and had enough leftover for 1 lunch. Food tasted great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Unbelievably wonderful!!! Impeccable service and fantastic Italian meals!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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