Carmen's Cafe

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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

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.Nick F.