Awesome Carmine’s Comes to Awesome Washington, D.C.
August 3, 2010 Leave a comment
As more businesses moving to Washington, D.C. area, more and more cool bar,clubs, lounges, and restaurants from all over the world and the country also moving to D.C. It was just a few month ago we reported the opening of the Pan-Asian Budda Bar, it is now the Italians from NYC. The Carmine’s from the legendary New York family style Italian restaurants located at 7 Street NW, between D&E Streets opens up today to Awesome Washingtonians. The place will become the largest restaurant in Washington, DC with over 20,030 square-feet and large enough to seat 700 guests.
Independently owned by the Alicart Restaurant Group, Carmine’s DC has a 40 seat wrap-around bar and a 50 seat lounge along with nine rooms for private dining. According to the release, the restaurant is designed by Bill Johnson Studios, in the nostalgic signature of the New York Carmine’s, the DC restaurant’s décor has walls strewn with black and white photographs depicting Italian American families surrounded by hanging chandeliers and large white-clothed tables.
Private dining rooms are outfitted with their own thermostat, flat screen televisions and media controls. It sounds like the new Carmine’s is state-of-the-art designed to meet the needs of busy Washingtonian professionals on-the-go, equipped with all the technological capabilities of the office, like Wi-Fi and USB ports in the lounge area. With 700 seats, Carmine’s could become to new go-to-place to conduct online meetings and hold teleconferences — with style and of course, with good food.
The menu as in all Carmine’s, is broadcast on large boards placed in various locations throughout the restaurant and filled with favorites that diners have come to know and love. Big, bold platters of food, made from the highest quality ingredients, arrive at the table and elicit the same wide-eyed reaction from first timers as well as seasoned diners of all ages recalling the simple pleasures of family style dining. A nine-inch high Eggplant Parmigiana makes the table ooh and ahh. Linguini, rigatoni, angel hair, spaghetti, with everything from red or white clam sauce to marinara, topped with homemade meatballs, sausage or mixed seafood. Chicken dishes from scarpariella to saltimbocca, veal parmigiana to veal marsala, and seafood from scampi to fra diavolo are just a few examples from the all-day menu. As far as dessert goes, how about Italian cheesecake, chocolate covered cannoli, and of course, the smoothest Tiramisu in town.