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Carmen's Cafe - Brookside

In the heart of the unique Brookside Shops you'll find the classic charm and warmth of Carmen's Cafe. Stop by for a drink in the cozy bar or wind your way past the open cooking area into the mirrored dining area, where the sunlight pours in through large windows at lunch and white tablecloths and candles form a softer mood for dinner. From all over Kansas City they come to break bread at this delightful neighborhood bistro.
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264 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(264 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 264 reviews
5 stars
(143)
4 stars
(91)
3 stars
(20)
2 stars
(7)
1 star
(3)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(163)
  • special occasion(90)
  • romantic(81)
  • fit for foodies(74)
  • good for groups(58)
  • great for lunch(39)
Carmen's Cafe - Brookside Reviews List
Review 1 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2013
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Review 2 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 3 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A KC Hidden Gem

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"In 8 years, averaging once every couple of months, I have never had a bad meal at Carmen's . Beyond that, the food is always absolutely delicious, consistently so. The service never fails to be prompt, smiling, friendly, and highly capable. Lovely, but not ostentatious, dining rooms upstairs and at the entry level allow accommodations of large parties or romantic couples--even not so romantic couples, Wherever you are seated, the atmosphere allows for quiet conversation without screaming over annoying background noise. The food is prepared openly and can be viewed while seated at the bar. Back and forth conversation with the chefs while they cook is common.
For your appetizer try their stuffed artichoke with crab and shrimp. Lobster Spedini with champagne sauce is to die for. Steak Modiga is also a favorite."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 4 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Amazing food! Steak Oscar is the best thing on the menu."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2009
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Review 5 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

KCMO-Shawnee

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Food would be recommended for lunch or dinner; I don't suggest their happy hour, though, not much variety and compared to other restaurant's happy hours, not recommended."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2007
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Review 6 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
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Review 7 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Food was not real warm but the taste was delicious. Our server was okay. Our friends didn't like their wine and she would not exchange for something else."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 8 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
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Review 9 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great food, decent service

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Dined here several times over the course of years. Two things are consistent: 1) the food is always good, and 2) the service is always "adequate." They're good at keeping water filled, removing plates promptly, etc. However, there's nothing special when it comes to a focus on the client's satisfaction overall nor any efforts to make legitimate amends when things go poorly. Most recently, our waiter got an order wrong but when it was attempted to be corrected, the waiter informed us that he was not wrong and that there would be an additional charge to make it right (even though all four of us at our table were confident of his error). From that point on, we literally didn't see our waiter again until it was time to bring the check. Rather off-putting to an otherwise-nice evening."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, good for groups
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Review 10 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Terrific lunch for $10.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great neighborhood restaurant. Good value lunch. Talipia with pasta & a salad for $10. Keep it up, Carmen's. We'll be back. The gal who waited on us who has been there for a long time is excellent - I need to get her name next time I'm there. She's both friendly & very efficient."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 11 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good food, too rushed and noise to high.

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We have enjoyed the food very much however, during the last visit, we felt we were being rushed as if we were in a Mexican restaurant especially when we wanted to enjoy our dinner and company we were with. Also, the noise level is getting more and more challenging."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 12 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
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Review 13 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
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Review 14 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This is one of my favorite KC restaurants. Great salad that comes with your dinner. Warm, friendly casual atmosphere."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Salads are great, as all the food."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2010
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Review 16 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

One of the best Italian Restaurants in Brookside

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I've been here a lot and it is always good. I brought five other women with me and they all enjoyed their dinners. The food is always good, the salad, one of the best in town. I would highly recommend Carmens in Brookside."
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 17 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
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Review 18 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Food and service were perfect from start to finish. The shrimp scampi is wonderful."
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2012
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Review 19 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Quality Dining

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The food is very good, the service top notch and the atmosphere excellent. But what separates Carmen's is the "we're a family" attitude of the employees. All support each other's role in making dining at Carmen's an enjoyable experience. Though they may briefly be friendly to each other, the staff never loses its focus on doing a good job . No needless gabbing or joking around in front of customers. All very competent and professional, yet cordial and attentive. After finishing dinner and leaving our table, my wife went to the little girl's room. As I stood waiting for her, three staff members asked me at various times whether there was anything that they could do for me. You don't often find that kind of attention to the customer common even in supposedly elite restaurants today. Carmen's has built an excellent reputation by working to maintain quality with each customer and not just resting on its laurels. I'd recommend it without any qualms."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 20 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"It was a great experience overall!"
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
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Review 21 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 22 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 23 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
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Review 24 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Food excellent will be back! been there 7-10 times this is first time service was very poor and slow."
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 26 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Always a good meal."
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2010
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Review 27 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 28 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/08/2016
 2008
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Review 29 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best Italian Restaurant

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Always a great place for dinner. Everyone is always so nice and accommendating! The food is generally yummy and the service very fast!
I would highly recommend Carmens in Brookside to anyone, a great neighborhood gem!
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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 30 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 31 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Italian food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 32 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Carmen's Cafe

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The food was outstanding! I highly recommend this restaurant. I had the veal Sebastian and it was superb. For dessert I recommend the pistachio cream tort!"
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/17/2016
 2009
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Review 35 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"First trip to this restaurant. Enjoyed the Italian food."
Dined on 11/03/2015
 2011
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Review 36 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Had a wonderful evening! Service with Seth was exceptional. Friendly,attentive and great reccomendations. Food was excellent! A great experience! Hadn't been in awhile and realized how much I want to return. Will have to say,I enjoy the Brookside experience more than Park Place. Something to be said for returning to the original."
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 37 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Anniversary Spot

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We were referred to this spot by my boss. I told him I wanted authentic Italian for my husbands and I 12 year anniversary. He said go there!
So we did, we hit the restaurant at the right time too, it was half off wine! The wine was amazing and the food was great. My husband said that he would love to come back soon. Which for him to say, that means he LOVED it!
I would 100% recommend to anyone."
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Food consistently great and service consistently great. We have never been disappointed."
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 39 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 40 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 41 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2014
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Review 42 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 44 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 45 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 46 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 48 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great ambiance for a date night. We sat upstairs and had a nice view. Food was very generous in portions, vegetarian friendly, and delicious! Love the house salad that comes with the entree. Would definitely recommend to friends"
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2008
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Review 49 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2009
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Review 50 for Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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