A “celebration” of the best Italian food and Latin tapas in Kansas City, combined with fine wine and cozy-casual dining ambiance, Carmen’s Café has been a local Brookside favorite for over 13 years – a friendly neighborhood bistro conveniently located just south of the Country Club Plaza (and minutes from downtown). Carmen’s offers the ideal private dining space for your special gatherings and professional catering tailored to your event needs and tastes. From a romantic meal with a loved one to an intimate toast with a gathering of family and friends, to important business functions and presentations, Carmen’s offers a comfortable setting, unmatched service, and delicious and unique cuisine that will make your dining experience complete. Our friendly and knowledgeable servers have a table waiting just for you!
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Carmen’s in Brookside
Call Us: 816-333-4048
6307 Brookside Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri 64113
What They’re Saying
Carmen’s is such a great place. Cozy atmosphere. Independently owned. FANTASTIC food and reasonably priced. If you are in the KC area this is a must try!
”Wow!” This was our first visit to Carmen’s in Brookside, it certainly won’t be our last. It’s a quaint little place, and the wait staff were wonderful. We never had to ask for a thing. The salads were delicious and fresh and the entrees were just outstanding. We could not stop commenting on how wonderful everything was. And talk about bang for the buck!!! Pricing was more than reasonable for what we ordered. If you are in the mood for amazing Italian food, you have to give Carmen’s a try.
Aesthetically, this is the kind of place you take someone to make an impression. The service, as expected, was top-notch, even being a packed house. To the food…each one of us had a different dishes; variations of pasta, meat, gnocchi, etc., and each one couldn’t have been more exquisitely prepared. The food wasn’t just good…it was memory-invoking. It brought warmth, comfort, almost a sense of home. It was the first time in long time that i didn’t leave a restaurant full, but instead, satisfied. I, we, all felt what I can only describe as an embracing contentment. My brother’s reaction was the most fervent…as a man who takes great pride in his Italian heritage and fancies himself, palate-wise, very schooled in Italian cuisine, he could only sit, stare off into the middle distance, and chew. A man who never eats a meal that isn’t laced in good and gregarious conversation barely uttered a sound. Go here expecting to be wow’d by food.
I took friends there from out of town. What a great way to show off Kansas City and celebrate their anniversary! The meal and service were impeccable. Atmosphere was warm and inviting and upscale–kind of European. I had veal Oscar and a delicious red wine. Fabulous.
Carmen’s is always wonderful. Juan and his staff do a terrific job and treat everyone like family. The food, as always, was delicious.