Carmine's, the sprawling family-style Italian restaurant in Penn Quarter, serves large portions such as the Shrimp in red sauce with Linguine. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Where should you host a big party or enjoy an intimate dinner? Here is a sampling of approximately how many seats fit in some of the region’s largest restaurants and some of its smallest.

The Hamilton
1,000 seats (500 in the restaurant, 500 in the downstairs Hamilton Live)
600 14th St. NW
(Private dining for up to 500)

700 seats
425 Seventh St. NW
(Private dining for 20 to 500)

Old Ebbitt Grill
550 seats
675 15th St. NW
(Private dining for 50 to 400)

The Bungalow Lakehouse
500 seats
46116 Lake Center Plaza, Sterling
(Private dining for 30 to 80)

Farmers Fishers Bakers
320 seats
3000 K St. NW
(Semi-private dining for 10 at the Bakers Table, and larger groups can be accommodated)

Le Diplomate
310 seats
1601 14th St. NW

300 seats
5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW
(Private dining for 20 to 44)

Founding Farmers
285 seats
1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
(Private dining for up to 75)

Matchbox Rockville
350 seats
1699 Rockville Pike, Rockville
(Private dining for 28 to 60)

Matchbox 14th Street
260 seats
1901 14th St. NW
(Private dining for 40)

Matchbox Merrifield
250 seats
2910 District Ave. Fairfax
(Private dining for 54)

Little Serow
28 seats
1511 17th St. NW

Toki Underground
27 seats
1234 H St. NE

Seasonal Pantry
12 seats
1314 ½ Ninth St. NW

12 seats
855 E St. NW