Carmen's food is always consistent
Carmen's food is always consistent and good. We had a young and inexperienced waiter so the service was marginal at best.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent, well
The 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.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great...waiter was.friendl
Food was great...waiter was.friendly and efficient. Been there a few times and food never disappoints.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall the food was very
Overall the food was very good, but a little too heavy on the white sauces.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
this is a go to place!
Was a very nice experience. This was our first visit but not out last.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stop Pushing the Specials
Carmen'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.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kudos to Carmen's!
My fiancé & I sat on the patio and we really enjoyed everything! Our server, Taylor was sweet & attentive. The cocktails & wine were delicious! We ordered several items from the Tapas menu & enjoyed everything, the seafood sampler tapa in butter and white wine sauce was disappointing due to thickness of the sauce and portion size, however we really enjoyed all of the other items we ordered.
We will return to Carmen's Cafe, it is a nice neighborhood gem :)
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food suggested by a cute waiter. All was good and fun!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
We really enjoyed our first dinner at Carmen's. The setting was very comfortable, the bar looked very nice. Food,service,atmosphere just wonderful. We have several menu items we want to try on our next visit, which will be very soon!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Carmen's in Brookside multiple times. The Carmen's in Leawood didn't disappoint and exceeded my expectations. We had a party of 9 and had absolutely no issues! Delicious food! Favorite Italian restaurant in the KC area!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We didn't really know what to expect when booking a reservation for Carmen's Café. We were pleased with our entire experience. The service was attentive, but not overly attentive. I got a glass of the Bluefeld Riesling, which went very nicely with my entrée. I got Judy's Rigatoni. The sauce was thick, but it coated the pasta and there wasn't a pool of sauce on the bottom of my plate. It had peas, which I don't normally eat, but the texture went very well with the pasta sauce. My husband got the Chicken Saltimbocca, which he thoroughly enjoyed. It had a light creamy sauce, and a delicious cheese on top. We had a great time overall, and had a great meal.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service at Carmens in Leawood
When dinIng at Carmens in Leawood request Pastrana as your server then your evening will be complete, great service and lots of fun.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Memory!
We celebrated our 35th anniversary at Carmen's Park Place recently. My husband ordered Steak Oscar and found the dish to be tender and delicious. I ordered Chicken Jacquliene. It was a perfect accompaniment to the fresh tomato basil pasta. Our salads were fresh, chilled and had the perfect amount of dressing on them.The waiter was attentive and polite. The restaurant was clean, well appointed and comfortable. We definitely will return on other occasions with our family!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good. Waiter
Food was very good. Waiter was new, said he had only worked 4 shifts. He did not know the menu well. He also kept reaching in front of me to remove plates.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there, wonderful experience & awesome food!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian restaurant in
Best Italian restaurant in town. Veal Sebastian melts in your mouth.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carmen's was wonderful
Great dinner and the wine was an excellent pair to the food
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, the food and service were wonderful. We were celebrating 2 birthdays from the previous week and our waiter brought two dishes of ice cream without asking for ID's! We found that very thoughtful and it summed up our experience for the evening. We love coming here as a couple or as a large group.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem of an Italian Restaurant
KC has a number of well-known Italian restaurants, some live up to their reputation, while others disappoint. My wife an I have adopted Carmen's as our favorite in KC. The menu has tremendous variety and we've yet to have a disappointing dish. Most are yummy. From the pastas, to the seafood, and small plates, you're sure to find something you will enjoy. And the prices are reasonable. Even better, they take reservations and their is outside seating. There are two areas of disappointment. First, the bread and butter. The bread tastes like it was bought at a grocery store and is served nearly cold with packets of butter. The dessert menu is tiny. We're not often dessert eaters, but have looked at the menu a couple of time only to pass.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Party of eight. Each person
Party of eight. Each person ordered a different spiedini. Everything was delicious! Great variety of food and sauces.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful evening with 2 couples...
Wonderful evening with 2 couples...great waiter, lovely service and delicious food. Consistently good food. Atmosphere perfect for a date night. Love having Carmen's South in this great setting.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The veal and the salmon were
The veal and the salmon were both very good and for a reasonable price. Bread could be more interesting.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food/So-so atmosphere
We enjoyed our meal, but it's definitely not a place to try to have a conversation. Not particularly relaxing, but I would go back. The Veal Oscar was great!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food. This is my 3rd
great food. This is my 3rd time - I have never been disappointed.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM