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Slow cooked short rib, bone marrow & black truffle - Carnal, Bellingham, WA
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Carnal

4.7
4.7
887 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Carnal focuses on the bold flavors of wood fire and caramelization balanced with acidic, raw, and seasonal elements. We are a passionate group of cooks who do not cut corners and hope that is evident when you try our food. Our signature dish is a bone-in beef rib that is sous-vide before grilling over an open wood fire and finished with rendered bone-marrow. We source many of our ingredients from local farms and fisheries.


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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Grill, Meat
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (360) 306-3587
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    James Zamory
  • Catering
    Catering information upon request
  • Private party facilities
    Private events at Carnal can include corporate or social functions as well as private parties and holiday gatherings. We have an outside garden patio that can be reserved.
  • Neighborhood
    Bellingham
  • Cross street
    N State Street
  • Parking details
    Park out front or in one of the parking lots across the street from us
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Five Course Chef Tasting with Wine Pairings

    $110.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 28, 2024 only
    Join us Sunday April 28th for an exclusive 5 course tasting menu of some of our favorite spring flavors. Our team is dedicated to pouring delicious and unique wines that pair beautifully with the food. Don't miss out on a creative and delicious evening at Carnal, book now to reserve your space. Details: - 7:30PM -$110 per person (does not include sales tax/automatic gratuity) -Limited space available -Please call the restaurant with any dietary restrictions or questions prior to booking, as we will not be able to make accommodations the day of the event -Cancellations or alterations to your reservation must be made 72 hours in advance

What 887 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Innovative

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    American

  • Northwest Washington

    Best Overall

  • Northwest Washington

    Best Food

  • Northwest Washington

    Best Service

  • Northwest Washington

    Best Ambiance

  • Northwest Washington

    Best Value

  • Northwest Washington

    Good for business meals

  • Northwest Washington

    Healthy

  • Northwest Washington

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northwest Washington

    Great for fine wines

  • Northwest Washington

    Romantic

  • Northwest Washington

    Good for special occasions

  • Northwest Washington

    Lively

  • Northwest Washington

    Most Booked

887 Reviews
  1. svk58

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We return to Carnal on a regular basis because the dishes are always scrumptious and inventive (cocktails included) and the menu continually changes.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Tasty food. Low key, quiet atmosphere.

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  3. PhilipT3D

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good, great service, will go back. Matched the reviews.

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  4. HeatherM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant over-delivered in every way—excellent food, delicious and inventive drinks, prompt and courteous service, and an airy, modern atmosphere. Hangar steak and brioche were our favorites, but you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding. One of the best meals I have had in years.

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  6. DebbieS

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu rotates but is always interesting and delicious. Dishes are 'share plates' but still provide a lot of food. Drinks and dessert are amazing too!

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  7. SeattleFoodie

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We just dined here for my birthday last night with son from Western, girlfriend and us from Seattle. . I had done a lot of research as to best restaurants in town. I’m a serious foodie and love to explore fine dining. After all the rave reviews, I was really excited. We so wanted to love the food but it was underwhelming in taste, and temperature. There was just nothing special about any of the 6 dishes we ordered. The bread was probably the best. The chicken was ok too. The service was fine, nothing notable from our server. We won’t go here again.

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  8. 6shd7

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I were so thrilled with Carnal., We had the gem salad and grilled bread first. Then we shared the Hanger Steak and the beef ribs. We absolutely loved everything and could not stop raving about the food and fun memories. Cannot wait to return.

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  9. LoriM

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carnal was wonderful Sitting by the fireplace was delightful jThe food was delicious Gem salad was a gem ! The short ribs were soo yummy and so was the Black cod - we couldn’t stop eating . The drinks were perfect Moscow Mule was best I ever had and i’m a NYC and Miami person visiting —-we know good food

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friends had been telling me I needed to try this place. I was concerned about options for friends who are mostly vegetarian and my meat loving husband. We asked the server for her recommendations and she nailed it. The short ribs were incredible - enough to be shared, along with a salad and the cauliflower. Tasted my friends salmon and chicory salad. Everything was delicious.

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FAQs

Carnal does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Carnal also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 306-3587.

Carnal is rated 4.7 stars by 887 OpenTable diners.

Carnal does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Carnal

1234 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5016

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    N State Street
  • Neighborhood
    Bellingham
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Grill, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Park out front or in one of the parking lots across the street from us
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    James Zamory
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (360) 306-3587
  • Catering
    Catering information upon request
  • Private party facilities
    Private events at Carnal can include corporate or social functions as well as private parties and holiday gatherings. We have an outside garden patio that can be reserved.
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