We've enjoyed Carmen's for many years. The food, service and prices are always exceptionally good. We are fortunate to have such a great neighborhood restaurant and we are pleased to patronize a local small business.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This wss our second trip to
This wss our second trip to Carmen's albeit after an interim of close to 10 years. WE loved it the first time, and loved it as much this time. We go for the food, and Carmen's didn't disappoint. The place was crowded when we arrived for our 7:30 reservation...but we had expected that it would be based on our previous experience.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Carmen's is good and has been
Carmen's is good and has been consistant over the several times we have been there. Food is always excellent and the staff is friendly and efficient. will go back!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We like to sit at the bar
We like to sit at the bar in front of the chefs & watch them cook.
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love having dinner at the bar
Brian the bartender will take great care of you sitting at the bar for dinner!
We love Carmens and always have a great time when we stop in.
Food is always wonderful!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Carmen's is a well established
Carmen's is a well established Brookside Italian restaurant. The food and service are always excellent. I have never had anything but an excellent experience there.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meal was wonderful, but
The meal was wonderful, but they did not have my reservation. Luckily they were able to seat us, but there was a breakdown somewhere between Open Table and Carmen's. I printed out my confirmation, so am sure I completed the process properly. Not sure where the fault lies, but in spite of the glitch, we had a very good dining experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice little neighborhood spot.
The wife and I tried Carmen Cafe after we missed happy hour down in the Brookside area. We decided to try Carmen Cafe. From the outside, it was very unassuming, but inside had a nice ambiance. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They were attentive, but not hovering over you. For dinner, we decided on "tapas", the crab cake and the stuffed artichoke were good, the muscles were so-so. I would definitely be willing to dine again.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our first time there and it was outstanding!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner before Starlight
Just a few blocks away from Starlight Theater, we stopped here before going to Spamalot. Excellent Italian Cuisine with a variety of pastas and meats.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I LOVE Carmen's. When we take time for a date night, this is our place. However, I've also used Carmen's for a girls night out and my mom's retirement dinner. I've never been disappointed!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date night
We had a great time here. Wonderful service, great food and atmosphere.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Carmen's Brookside. No matter when you go in, you can count on the food being fantastic and while the main floor dining room is small, you never feel crowded nor are things too loud. Can say enough good things about Carmen's!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
CARMENS ALWAYS REMINDS ME OF WHEN I LIVED IN NYC AND CHICAGO!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
FAMILY BIRTHDAY LUNCH
Very impressed with service and menu - only complaint: house salad was "tired lettuce & dressing"
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
the best in Brookside
Carmen's has consistent charm!! We are never disappointed with a dinner at Carmen's. The food is excellent. We can make a meal of salad and tapas, or have wonderful entrees. Wines are fab. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is so charming. Always a great experience. We love Carmen's!!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like Coming Home
A weeknite dinner at Carmen's is the best. The staff is like family...always friendly & welcoming.
The food is great. You can order tapas and small salads if you're not up for a whole entree.
And the restaurant is especially quiet and relaxed on a weeknite - calms my nerves in all good ways!
Thank you again Carmen's. You beat any other restaurant in Brookside.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We used open table to make
We used open table to make a reservation at the last minute and were quickly seated when we arrived. The service was prompt and the food was delicious! We will definitely go back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Long time neighborhood star
Food was a 3 because my chicken spiedini was not as fabulous as I have had before, the light breading was soggy but the flavor was good. The bread and salad were great. The raviolis were good. We will go back.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
PCM Team Lunch
We were very satisfied with out seating. Great food, excellent service. It was a great choice of restaurants to take our boss who is retiring. Thank you for a great dining experience. Also Open Table is an awesome app.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cooking as Theater
Carmen's Cafe in Kansas City is a gem of the Brookside district. It has an energetic Italian menu, coupled with some Mexican tapas. I like to sit at the bar and have a ringside seat for the cooking performance. At the small barside kitchen, you can see the coreography of cooks who love their jobs. I had eggplant parmesan. The eggplant was fresh, crisp and flavorful, with excellent marinara sauce. A side of al dente pasta with sauce completes the entree. A terrific, cold Italian salad with vinaigrette dressigs starts the meal. Add a glass of Chianti, and the show is complete.
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Service & Chicken Spidini
We ate late so we're seated right away. Each of the staff as we made our way through the bar to the dining area was very courteous and friendly as we were led to our table. Our server was excellent and helpful all through our meal. We continue to enjoy Carmen's each time we go!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I ordered the gnocchi with mushrooms and peas and my friend ordered the scampi. The scampi was great as was the gnocchi, although it seemed like the portion was less than the last time I was there.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hit em for our date nite last week, great cocktails in bar, scallop app rocked and our dinners were just great! Wine list very diverse
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
have eaten there in the past
have eaten there in the past and always thought it was one of the better Italian restaurants in the city. However, our meal was not exceptional in anyway. Still would probably go back
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first visit. I
This was my first visit. I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The menu was full of Italian classics and twists on Italian classics. Three of us ordered three different dishes and all were extremely pleased. I will definitely return.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a crowded weekend but with reservations we were seated immediately. A packed house, very loud but good natured crowd. The service was a bit rushed but friendly and efficient . Good wine selection reasonably priced. Excellent menu with something for everyone that loves Italian food. The food was excellent.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM