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Carmen's Cafe

) #274 of 1,138 Restaurants in Kansas City €€ - €€€ Italian
6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
+1 816-333-4048
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“house salad” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (6 reviews)
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6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been to Carmen's Cafe may times in the past, but at the Brookside Art Festival, I got food from their mobile unit. I had the grilled asparagus and the shrimp wrapped in bacon. Delicious and a light meal while walking around outside.

Thank travelsamc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy Friday night and the food, wine, and service were all excellent. Moved from that lovely Brookside area years ago and will certainly return soon.

Thank b27sanibel
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My visit to Carmen's and the area of Brookside was a treat. The staff was friendly, and the service was great. My friends and I were seated upstairs and the evening view outside the restaurant was lovely. I enjoyed the Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo, and...More

Thank Toothy43
Reviewed 9 April 2017

After a friend's invitation, we re-visited Carmens for the first time in several years. While the food and service is not bad, in our opinion we've had better. Friends ordered the Spedini Julian, we ordered Judi's Rigatoni and Chicken Parmigiano. Friend's enjoyed their Spedini, we...More

Thank 2Bees_10
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Old school place where you know you're going to get good food! Try the artichoke for appetizer and you have to get the chicken spedini Julian for entree. SO good!

Thank MissTraveler_55
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We have been patrons of Carmen's for decades. Normally the service is prompt and attentive. We had 7:30 reservations tonight and ordered right after sitting down. We noticed that a nearby table arrived after us and got their salads before ours. At 8:15, we asked...More

Thank TravelerfromOZ
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We just happen to have been to several of the local Italian restaurants lately. So I was curious how Carmen's would compare to the rest. Let's just say that I wasn't in the mood for more Italian this weekend, but I LOVED my dinner. We...More

Thank Cindy A
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Carmen's offers a pleasant atmosphere with outstanding food. The selection is excellent and the service matches the meal. The one drawback that reduces the overall rating below excellent is the lack of readily available parking. Go. But go in plenty of time to find a...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This cafe reminds me of the sort of lunch venue one would find in a city like Paris (right down to the tiny restrooms!) although it is billed as the most interesting combination that is "tapas and Italian". I must admit that isn't a combination...More

Thank jerryskc
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We love this place and try to eat here when we are over in the KC area. I have a garlic allergy and they are so accommodating. Made the Chicken Lemoine sauce with no garlic for me. Make reservations on a weekend- they were crowded....More

Thank Reeny104
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-333-4048
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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.