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Carmen's Cafe

6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
+1 816-333-4048
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“house salad” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (7 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small-ish neighborhood bar and Italian bistro. Decor and menu haven’t change since it opened many years ago. Menu covers the waterfront of Italian restaurant choices and food is pretty good. The artichoke appetizer (especially the version with crab and shrimp) is outstanding. The chicken spiedini...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We went here for a dual birthday dinner and the food was superb! We started with stuffed artichoke and as usual, was perfect! 2 people ordered the spaghetti with meatballs and both loved it! Another ordered chicken spedini Julian....so good! I had Linguini with clams...More

Thank bobgoalby
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Great food and service. It looks small from the outside but has an upstairs and it very quaint. I had the Spagetti with a meatball. It was very good and I love that you can order a single meatball! Salad And bread were great too...More

Thank mfangm
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We ate here on a Thursday night. Fairly empty. The menu is nothing special. Bread and. Butter were provided. It was boring white bread in the shape of an Italian loaf with no taste no texture and no crispy crust. The salad was ok but...More

Thank TMDEsq
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I eat at Carmen's from time to time, and it's always good, and the food is consistent and tasty. They make excellent martinis as well and have a decent wine list.

Thank Maryfrances W
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Dinner before Starlight was delicious! Salads were crisp and not over-dressed, bread was fresh and warm, drinks were refilled very regularly. We enjoyed fettuccini Alfredo, Monica's rigatoni and chicken limonata. The service was friendly and extremely attentive. Thanks, Gino! We'll be back!

Thank Mom529
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant. Food was excellent and the service was great. We had a nice quiet dinner with friends.

Thank crg100
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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 22 April 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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: +1 816-333-4048
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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