Carter & Fitch

Carter & Fitch is a smokehouse, bar and pizzeria in Washington serving the finest food and drinks around. Set in the beautiful grounds of the George Washington Hotel, Carter & Fitch is an exciting and stylish bar and restaurant fit for any occasion, whether that be a romantic meal for two, a special celebration or a chilled-out Sunday lunch.

Carter & Fitch is a fantastic environment to kick back and relax, visit our pizzeria in Washington and enjoy a refreshing cocktail and to be tempted by our extensive seasonal menu and tempting specials. We value family, and welcome all to this chic and up to date restaurant. All of our food is freshly prepared using the finest local ingredients and we’ve even got a menu especially for kids called ‘Little Fitch’.

With a superb drinks list we offer a huge range of cocktails, gins, whisky and of course wine at a price to suit all pockets, and with some fantastic special offers and loyalty discounts, more is less at Carter & Fitch.

Come and see us for lunch, brunch, dinner or afternoon tea, where the drinks are cool, the food is hot, and the vibe is smooth. We have a great range of events and theme nights available with superb live music, themed menus and some very special drinks on offer.

The Carter & Fitch Story

Carter, the eldest son of the Carter family, was brought up in NYC by his grocer father and his Italian mother, who famously sold her Italian Pizza’s from their kitchen to make ends meet. Carter left school at a very young age to help his parents provide for their family of six. Carter took a job in a local smokehouse and learnt the trade quickly. Then the prohibition act came into play in New York and America…Capone and his men took over the smokehouse and now Carter was working for the mob. The smokehouse quickly became a front for Capone’s Prohibition Empire.

Fitch, an orphan, was taken under Capone’s wing and became one of the gangster’s right- hand men. After many years on the streets and in and out of prison, Fitch learnt all the tricks of the bootleggers and was then promoted to the boss of the smokehouse. Once Capone’s arrest was made in the 1931, Carter and Fitch, who had now become firm friends, decided to skip the Big Apple and go straight, doing what they knew best…. opening a Speakeasy Bar-Smokehouse-Pizzeria.

Both lived within a stone’s throw of each other, with their families in downtown Chicago, for the remaining years of their lives. Carter sadly passed away aged 83 years whilst asleep, Fitch soon after. Their families have continued the Carter and Fitch Empire – now we bring the original Smokehouse and Pizzeria to you.





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Opening Hours

Monday10 AM - 10 PM
Tuesday10 AM - 10 PM
Wednesday10 AM - 10 PM
Thursday10 AM - 10 PM
Friday10 AM - 10 PM
Saturday10 AM - 10 PM
Sunday10 AM - 10 PM