West coast fare, non-gourmet price
Introduced a group to Carmichaels for a birthday party. I ordered the fried wontons, scallop and shrimp wih mushroom risotto, and chocolate dessert. Very delightful and flavourful. The cranberry bread was nice and warm; we enjoyed it so much that we required a refill. Our server was attentive and food arrives in a timely manner. Ambience was relaxing.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were 27 guests and one waitress and one hostess. Service is slow but they try their best to accommodate everyone. I think management should plan the human resource better to make sure that there are enough server abailable.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Carmichaels' just once before, a few months back, when their menu was more casual ($15-$25 plates) and the food was very decent.
When we arrived, the hostess/waitress informed us that they just changed their menu (and the prices). I had the fettuccine with scallops, prawns and peas with a white truffle cream sauce ($22) while my husband had the signature burger with the french onion soup substitution ($19).
The pasta portion was small - but I have to admit it's the best pasta I've had in a very very long time. I wanted more. My husband's eyes went skyward as he bit into the burger. Needless to say, he enjoyed his meal thoroughly as well.
I will come back here again but I will definitely upsize my pasta next time!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent
I had linguini for dinner. Linguini was cooked just right and the sausage that went with it was super delicious and crispy. I have high maintainence for food. The price was reasonable for its quality.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go-to place for my husband and I
We live around the corner and always come here. I would consider their food extremely reliable - what i mean by that, is that whatever you order, you will not be disappointed. But, it's not food that I would classify as extremely innovative. It's a pretty typical American food type of menu - and I don't think that's a bad thing at all! We usually get the sandwiches, they are YUMMY. We've also had their prime rib once, I'm not sure if they offer that still, but i remember it to be cooked perfectly.
All in all, a great place to go if you're looking for somewhere quiet. Good for business type of meetings and good for a quiet conversation. We love the staff as well - they are always nice and friendly!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice spot to relax
Casual dining.Good quality food at a reasonable price.Service is good,friendly staff
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Pleasant Experience
We came here to celebrate our daughter's birthday. I was surprised to find out the menu was NOT the same as the one shown here in opentable's website (FYI!). Dinner/Lunch Menu were back to back and hubby ordered off of the lunch menu by mistake. Still, they were able to make it for him :) The food was quite good but we've had other great dishes elsewhere. When we ordered desserts, my daughter's apple and rhubard crisp came with a little birthday candle (a nice touch!) for her to blow. Parking is free at the hotel's covered parking, which we appreciate so much, as it was chilly at this time of the year. Overall, this is a great find in Richmond (laid back and quiet) and we would certainly come back here again, for another special occasion.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM