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Carmen's Cafe

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6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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217 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Old world meets new. Very nice meal in a old style restaurant. The food is good the service is outstanding. I will revisit.

Thank Bones83
Overland Park, Kansas
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I didn't think another local Italian restaurant (which I prefer not to name) that I've loved for over 20 years could be outdone, but Carmen's wins big with me. Their mussels were cooked to perfection as they melted in your mouth. The stuffed shrimp/crab artichoke was the best I've ever had. The chicken spiedini Beatriz was out of this world... More 

Thank 532angiec
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

It's been several years since we've eaten here and I remember it being much better that this experience. I had the Veal Oscar which was just ok. The veal slices were paper thin and had very little flavor. As it was , the Alfredo sauce overpowered everything with its excessive garlic. The fettucine was served naked, not a drop of... More 

Thank Len R
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

My husband chose to come here for his birthday--wanted to try a restaurant that we have not been to yet. We are not likely to return. Everything--atmosphere, food, service was just OK. The bread seemed like bread from the grocery. It was not served warm. The house salad was not appealing. I couldn't finish mine and I normally enjoy salad.... More 

Thank Deborah F
Olathe, Kansas
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126 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We decided to pop into Carmen's Café after walking around the Brookside Art Festival. It turned out to be a 'fine dining' Italian restaurant. We felt a little under dressed for the atmosphere but realized no one else was dressed any nicer. Our food was good but not great. They even charged if you wanted olive oil and herbs with... More 

Thank julie4242
Kansas City, Missouri
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Our reservation was ready for the 5 of us when we arrived. The table was perfect. Plenty of room, yet close enough to chat with each other. From the moment we sat down our waiter took care of us as if we were the only people eating in the world. Top notch service all around. Sunday is 1/2 price wine... More 

Thank Jeff M
Overland Park, Kansas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

My husband and I visited Carmen's Cafe on a Saturday night. In spite of the mixed reviews, we decided to give it a try. We were seated prompty, the ambience was nice, although the lighting was poor- being over 40, I had difficulty reading the menu. The service was decent, and remained so throughout our visit. They brought out the... More 

Thank Courtney K
Kansas City, Missouri
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283 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The name is Spanish, yet its tapas are an amazing misrepresentation of the real thing misspellings and all. The bulk of the menu is what it passes for Italian in this parts of the country and the misspellings in the menu remain in this theme too. The food is not well prepared and the ambiance is somewhat dismal, not enhanced... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We had a group of 12 on the Saturday before Valentine's Day. We got seated a couple minutes after reservation time, big table upstairs. Service was great start to finish and they allowed us to do separate checks for each couple. The food is really good, lots of variety of different Italian dishes. Portions are more than enough, plus with... More 

Thank Nona61jf
kansas city
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

good food and pasta dishes. great knowledgable staff. Portion sizes are good and not too big. good caesar salad, too!

Thank bizbaz99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-333-4048
Authentic Italian bistro with a Latin flair for festive tapas! The many signature dishes include a variety of pasta choices, the famous Chicken Spidieni and the appetizing artichoke. Carmen’s Café delivers friendly service within a casual, upscale atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?