Carmen's Cafe - Leawood
Stop Pushing the SpecialsCarmen's consistently puts out good food but our server (Beena) was over zealous about pushing the night's two specials (filet mignon & sea bass) to the point that when one of our guests inquired about the salmon oscar, she replied "don't you like sea bass"?
I don't know if the servers benefit from selling the specials, but it bordered on the obnoxious how they were being pushed. Frankly, I like to review the menu & make my own choices, not a choice based on someone else's gain or palate for that matter. Also both of the wines we chose (Farrari Carano) were no longer available but still appeared on the wine list. The server should have known this when we requested them & not had to return to the table & ask us to make another selection.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMthis is a go to place!Was a very nice experience. This was our first visit but not out last.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall the food was veryOverall the food was very good, but a little too heavy on the white sauces.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great...waiter was.friendlFood was great...waiter was.friendly and efficient. Been there a few times and food never disappoints.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, wellThe food was excellent, well prepared and attractive. Our server was attentive, capable and friendly.a
We enjoy Carmen's. I especially appreciate the use of olive oil and the overall lightness
of food preparation.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter, Richman, was fantasticOur waiter, Richman, was fantastic & his recommendations were spot on.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner!Our party of 6 had dinner at Carmen's on New Year's Eve. The restaurant was very crowded, but our waitress was great and the service was excellent. The kitchen was obviously prepared for the busy night and our food came out without delay. Every dish was outstanding and we really enjoyed the meal!12/31/2012 12:00:00 AMWonderful atmosphere - madeWonderful atmosphere - made me feel as though I was in Little Italy in New York. Halibut was very flavorful. Would be nice if they had a gluten-free menu but it was easy to adjust and switch pasta for veggies. Very good service as well.12/22/2012 12:00:00 AM