Carmel Kitchen Wine Bar - Wayne
Carmel Kitchen Wine Bar - Wayne

Carmel Kitchen Wine Bar - Wayne

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.carmel-kitchen.com/
  • Phone: 4845806725x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm


    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm


    Sunday & Monday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Carmel Kitchen Wine Bar - Wayne
Our vibrant flavors of Modern Mediterranean cuisine are infused with a warm and inviting ambiance at Carmel Kitchen. Share and savor conversation with friends while sharing a variety of tempting dishes—each fresh, flavorful and seductive. Or, spend quality time catching up with a loved one over dinner for two in our intimate and comfortable dining room. Whatever your occasion, every day is the perfect day to share and celebrate at Carmel Kitchen.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Carmel Kitchen Wine Bar - Wayne reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (31)neighborhood gem (28)fit for foodies (27)good for groups (19)special occasion (15)romantic (15)great for lunch (10)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (6)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • CLOSED
    PHLWesternSuburbsFoodie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Did not eat there because the restaurant is closed
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  • Great birthday dinner !!!
    HappyDae
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My group of six came here for a double birthday and loved it!! Everyone's food was fabulous, the drink menu was awesome, the desserts were phenomenal and we all had a phenomenal time. The menu is reasonably proved too... We averaged less than $40/person and we all had 2 drinks or more (a few in which had top shelf liquor in them) I have already recommended Carmel and will continue to do so!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but Disappointed
    FillyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Returned for a second visit. Learned that some menu items change every two weeks. The new potato gnocchi were frankly terrible and I suggest permanent rotation off. Steak was delicious though a bit undercooked. Lobster bisque is delicious. Staff is very friendly and focused on the customer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok, wine very overpriced
    psucheerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food we ordered came out very fast. My husband described it like a diner (better food though). Food was reasonably priced and we enjoyed what we ordered. Wine list was ok but lacking for wanting to be a "wine bar". The prices were also ridiculous. Many bottles were marked 4x market price. I know I am overpaying when I go out for wine but this was over the top.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice atmosphere, so so food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The salad was the best thing about my meal. The risotto seemed like instant rice with creamy soup poured over. Prices were reasonable, especially wine and drinks. Friendly service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    filmaholik
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A last minute reservation brought us here. The service was not the best, I'm guessing we may have had a new waiter. The food was very delicious, but it was not hot when it came out, and we were served almost immediately, as if the dishes were pre made? Threre wasn't enough time for them to have been sitting in the back getting cold before being served. The taste of the food was excellent, however. I'm not sure if they are working out the kinks, or what? Recommend with caution...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always wonderful food and service. I love the 3oz wine tasting experience. Reminds of being in Napa!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very different - very good
    GormetGormond
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were greeted by two people who took us to our table. Immediately a bottle of water was brought to the table and served. We were given a tour through a tablet with descriptions and pictures (1st time that we were exposed to this.) The menu was explained and our tandem servers were helpful and available throughout our meal. Several of our dishes were new twists on other restaurants. The food was good and the accompaniments were pleasant. The portions were adequate, but could have been larger. During the meal, the owner stopped by to see if all was to our liking: he remained at our table telling his gastronomical background and that they attempted to use as many ingrediants from local farms and suppliers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and fun
    mldinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner tremendously. The food was uniformly delicious from the shared appetizers to the interesting entrees to a fun dessert. Our waiter was attentive and invested in making sure we had a good dining experience. We will definitely return!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service was great, appetizers were delicious, atmosphere was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Specials - Try them
    FillyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Tried with a group of friends for the $16 prix fix menu. Had great appetizers at the bar (calamari and flatbread) and then dinner in the dining room. High points were the lobster bisque soup and the chicken and salmon entrees. Great value, good food, will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant - Top to Bottom
    GregnSkippack
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great service, food and wine list. The lobster and shrimp risotto is amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wine
    Pilot321
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The staff was friendly, and helpful. The food was excellent, not over priced, and well presented. Wines were also excellent, with good advice from the manager. The ambience was comfortable, but not pretentious. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I had the filet medallions .Cooked perfectly. They let me substitute a side. The waiter was very nice. The watermelon martini was just right - not too strong - not too weak. This was my second time here and it won't be the last. By the way you are greeted at the door and treated you can tell this place cares about its customers.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    whiteflowerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were looking for a place to hold our group of eight that would be good for kids as well. The food was excellent, delicious and beautifully presented. They also had a good wine list. However, the best part of the experience was the service. Everyone worked so hard to make our visit a memorable one. They succeeded, and we will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Foodie2
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Good drinks, good food, good prices: my husband and I had dinner w an appetizer, and 3 cocktails each for under $100.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worthwhile
    LucyVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed this restaurant. The atmosphere was pleasant with very nice and attentive servers. It was interesting having the option to order from an IPad but we ordered directly from our server. We shared the Mezze platter as an appetizer. We also liked the fact that there was small and large plate choices. My husband had the small plate chicken and I had the small plate salmon. The portions were ample, presented well and very tasty. Vanilla ice cream topped off a very good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    RuxtonVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    First visit. Great food. Great drinks. Great service. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and great drinks!
    Misses
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I almost hate to write a great review- I'd like to keep this place a secret! It's delicious food and yummy cocktail menu really made our family dinner special! I especially loved the ease of ordering and paying with the tablet. Our server was gracious and helpful and explained everything easily. Just a great dining experience! It's our new favorite place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    JDub
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This place would thrive in a better location, but as it is, it's not that exciting of a dinner spot. Lack of outdoor seating is disappointing. The meatball lollipops weren't actually lollipops (i.e. on a stick), which was annoying.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was our first time dining. The service was very attentive, but the food was so-so. Might try again, but only for happy hour. There are many other restaurants in the area with excellent food offerings.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go to restaurant
    lainyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Go at least once a week and our friends and relatives love it
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinnerfriends
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Dishes were great to share even the smaller portions. Service was quite off, salad came last, bread was not delivered to the table until we asked several times and dishes were not cleared when we ordered coffee. I will return and hope our server, although quite friendly is not our wait staff for our next meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A go to place
    lainyVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Carmel is our go to restaurant Always a great experience
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Now the pre fixe menu is only on Sundays and Monday vs during the week all week from 4-6. Before this happened they kept changing the price of the pre fixe menu as well. Now they have specific wines on their happy hour special list vs giving you $2 off any glass of wine that you order. The food is still good. The server also initially informed us that we could only get those special happy hour prices at the bar vs the table which had never happened before. Disappointing experience because we had been going to Carmel for months for happy hour. We'll try a new spot.
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  • Carmel Kitchen is a Wayne gem!
    Beth
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    While the restaurant has been in Wayne for a year, this was my first visit but it won't be my last! The food was delicious, really delicious. And several of the entrees have 2 size options which was great and I got plenty of salmon with the smaller option. The fish was fresh, and beautifully prepared. Can't wait to go back and try everything on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Carmel - first visit
    ESG4food
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Great staff. Loved the environment. Bar food was terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Be sure to tell them you are a member as they won't ask. Daily specials are diverse so check. Chickpea fries are gluten free & a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding restaurant
    lainyVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This restaurant is our go to place Never disappointing
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'm going back...soon!
    Winter1102
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Loved this place! Had the shrimp/mango flat bread for app. My entree was the Sea Bass (olives and roasted tomatoes with side of angel hair pasta and broccoli rabe). It was delicious! Was too stuffed for desert. If you sign up for their club, if you come back in 30 days, you will get a free flatbread. Oh, and you can order and pay for your meal with an iPad with pictures, descriptions and wine pairing suggestions. They give you a menu and an iPad so you get to choose how to pay and order. My husband said he would review restaurant on Yelp. Definitely a hidden gem...but not for long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ipad
    Bbdjjd
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I am new to the ipad oder system. I think that as a group it is not my favorite, as it is time consuming and takes away from the converstaion while you are browsing thru all the options of drink, apps, specials, and main courses.... luckily our waitress put in our order. I also think it makes the service slightly slower, as it seemed like they had less waitstaff because of it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • weird iPad thing
    shrimpVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Why anyone would think iPads are good thing to order from and pay with I do not know - why is there a server? The food shows promise, spicy dishes have good kick, nice flavor. Salads could have more interesting greens. Biggest issue was with staff. Host said our waitress would be "servicing" us tonight and offered the iPads pictures, which brought raised eyebrows and smiles all around….staff clearly depending on customers using iPads for info as they can't answer basics about the menu. Long hair of food runner just missed being in the food, so some more training and supervision is in order, but the wine list is very nice, and the food was good. Although I recommended it for the food, the service needs work, pronto.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Gimmicky
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was OK - not great, but not bad, although a bit heavy on the oils. But the iPads have got to go. The approach might work for a tapas-style restaurant where you are ordering plates throughout the meal, but for a traditional drinks-appetizers-entree-dessert setup it a gimmick more annoying than useful.
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  • Unique experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Carmel's format comes from Florida, not California, but the result comes from heaven. The cuisine is nouveau American and the wine is international. And you can choose the size of your food serving and the size of your wine for each course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A winner!
    YoconshyVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Dining at Carmel was a very nice overall experience. The staff was very warm and welcoming, the menu is robust with options for all, and the ambience is just right. Burger was excellent, lemon chicken was perfect, steak was spot on, and the lobster/shrimp risotto was very good with lots of seafood. We shared a chicken artichoke flatbread and it was excellent. I know it is a good place when my wife says, "I'd go back there."
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised
    jlav
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The place was really good and we were surprised it wasn't busier on the Friday night that we were there. We're definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mr
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A fun vibe, order on an I pad or to wait staff. Fun and good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My go to restaurant
    lainyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Always a great experience The service is over the top and food is never a disappointment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food for the price
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Very reasonably priced and tasty food. The Lobster & Shrimp Risotto was excellent. Waitress was very attentive without being overbearing. Really like this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always over the top
    lainyVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This is an outstanding restaurant Definitely my favorite on the main line Always a treat to dine at carmel
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate