We were so disappointed when we arrived for our reservation to find that that the restaurant was permanently closed!
Food was excellent as always but the waitress forgot half of our drink order and we had to remind her to bring the 2 soda orders. Dinner took a very long time to be served and the chef came over and gave us 2 free desserts which were very large and we actually didn't finish 1 of them. All four of us thought that the food was delicious.
We were here for a family get together and the service was wonderful. We were a group of six women and we were not rushed. The waitress also offered to create separate checks, which was very thoughtful. Food was good and they had some fun seasonal selections. This is an excellent choice for a group gathering.
We enjoyed our dinner. Our waiter was very attentive. We intend to go back and try some other dishes. The only problem was we had a 7:00 pm reservation but did not get seated until 7:30.
My husband and I frequent Carmel. We love the food and the friendly and attentive service.
Our dining experience was very good I would say mainly because Hope our server. She was very knowledgeable about all the dishes we had questions about and the wines. She gave great recommendations also. She checked to see if we needed anything and how food was but was not overbearing like at some reasturants. She made sure we had everything we needed and di not rush us eventhough we were her last table. She helped make my wife and myself have a great date night!!.
Our reservation was for an early afternoon on a Sunday - the only available option was a limited buffet brunch. The cost was very high for what was offered - 29.95 for adults and 12.95 for children.
The food and service were phenomenal. Will definite come back.
I was up visiting family that lived near by. We met there as it was very easy to get there.
Parking was easy and the food was very good.
This is my boyfriend and I's FAVORITE spot in the area! They have a delicious, versatile menu and the staff was wonderful. I regret to say I forget the servers name...but she was so helpful and was always on point with filling my boyfriends water considering he drinks like a fish! My mother came with us on this occasion and loved the place and can not wait to come back. I would 100% recommend the steak frites, so tasty but the best part is their homemade sauces! Absolutely to die for. Location wise it is not the best, but despite that their outdoor seating looks adorable with a fire and cozy seating. We can't wait to come back in the summer and sit outside.
What happened? This used to be one of our favorite places, but we haven't been there for a few months, and were so disappointed! Martinis took forever to arrive, no breadsticks, etc. with drinks, wine we ordered for main course actually arrived as our empty plates were removed. We used to say we had to slow them down a little so we could have a leisurely dinner, but this was too slow even for us. Food was acceptable. Our server was attentive, checking on us often, but just didn't have anything to deliver to us. It felt like there has been some desperation cost cutting going on.
Don't go if you need to be somewhere after dinner. Once made us wait over an hour to be seated. Ended up sitting at the bar even though we had made a reservation. Second time, didn't prepare all our entrees at the same time and one person waited to be served. This person had to eat alone since rest of table was finished when food arrived. While they seem to try their best, it appears they are a little unorganized. Not sure if we will give them a third try since each time seemed to present a new challenge that kept us there longer than we wanted.
Food was very good as was the service. For a "wine" restaurant, there should be more wine options, however, we still had a very enjoyable dining experience.
Food and service were excellent! We all enjoyed it! It is very loud and hard to hear each other talk but that wouldn't prevent us from coming back again; food was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. No complaints here!!!
This was our second visit. The first was on a Saturday night with a Valentine's special. Service was horrible. Kitchen was understaffed. The manager was apologetic and encouraged us to return.
We played it safe and returned on a Tuesday. Service was excellent. We shared the muhamara appetizer. It was quite tasty. I had asked to substitute a gluten free cracker for the pita bread. They brought out veggie chips. I did not care for them.
My husband thoroughly enjoyed his Angus steak and mashed potato entree.
I enjoyed the grilled salmon with olive tapenade. It was moist and delicious. The accompanying green beans were surely prepared from frozen beans.
There are no gluten free options for dessert on the menu. We got the chocolate pan cake with the ice cream in a separate dish. Hubby devoured the cake. I was satisfied with the ice cream.
Had a good experience, waitress was mia most of the time and also a little upset that we were charged 6 dollars extra for a drink poured over ice. Was not informed that there would be a charge pour to get something over ice and regular drinks very expensive for the little glass that is givin.
All good except waiting 45 minutes for a reservation
Great food, great atmosphere. Service was a little on the slow side but they were aware since it was Valentine's Day. Portions were just the right size, not too much or too little. The only issue they have is parking but if you don't mind a short walk you can't go wrong here.
We had the best Valentine's dinner ever on Tuesday. Absolutely fantastic.
Service was great. We had there special Valentines menu which was delicious. Chooses offered were lobster tails, surf and turf and filet mignon. Three courses were included. The lobster bisque was very creamy. Also offered French onion soup and two salads. Three choices for dessert.
Interesting items on appetizer and entree list. Mediterranean type entrees and appetizers. Very friendly service.
There was hair in our silverware and the bartender said "oh that's probably mine. I leave my purse and stuff over there all the time." The sangria was mostly juice, very little wine and they brought us pound cake instead of corn spoonbread. Heard really great things prior, but we will not be returning.
Food was absolutely amazing! Everything from appetizers to main course was spectacular. Love the size options offered from wine to main courses. Waiteess was prompt and knowledgeable, the one question we asked her, she asked the chef & returned promptly with reply. This restaurant is a hidden gem.
I really enjoy the restaurant very much and the dessert that pound cake omg such a sinful pleasure to enjoy.
Nice Wine list and menu options. Something for everyone, but not your everyday same old options.
We stumbled upon this restaurant and we pleasantly surprised. The décor and ambience were very pleasing, the service was exceptional and the food was both fresh and delicious. We will definitely be returning to this restaurant to eat again.
Very nice selection of Mediterranean foods: Greek, Spanish, Moroccan, etc. Most entrees are under $20. I would definitely visit again.
Server Patti was attentive, and answered all of our questions. Food was amazing, incl. black bean hummus and naan bread given before our meal. Iced tea was fresh.
Appetizers were outstanding. The mains were very good. Staff was at tentative. Very noisy
This was our first time at Carmel and it was very average. The food didn't taste good and was overpriced. Didn't feel fresh or interesting. Maybe they should focus on quality and taste more and less on their fancy looking menu.
Great service, good food, nice selection. Excellent wine choices and varied food choices. We shared the Souvlaki platter which was very good except chimchuuri was wrong consistency. We also enjoyed the Moroccan chicken flatbread, very tasty. We all had small plates for entrees. I had polenta and white bean ragout which was very good except spinach was too garlicky to eat. My husband had steak frite which was good with a cesar salad that was awful (too briny). The other couple had chicken marsala which was pretty good and short ribs that were very good. All in all in was a positive experience. The food is good but not great.
Excellent server and food was fresh and very tasty.
Service was wonderful and food was delicious!
Patty, our server was very pleasant, and gave exceptional service. She made good suggestions from the menu and was fast.
Although I have been to the restaurant many times for dinner or lunch, this was our first visit for Sunday brunch. The restaurant was very empty, only a few tables. The service was extremely slow. The server came out after 30 minutes and said there was a computer issue. A cinnamon bun came out after 40 minutes and food in 50 minutes. Very extreme for omelets and French toast. Although the food was good, I would not expect to wait this long in an empty restaurant. We will give it another try and hope for better results.
Your mezza plate lacked freshness. I had the steak frites, which was in salted and yasysd like it was pre marked an hour before that and it was definitely reheated on a sizzle plate in an oven because of the blood and grease left on my plate under the steak. Fries have been changed since the last I've been there but still probably the best part of the 3 meat entrees we had. My friends lamb was over cooked and the short rib was tough and was totally just re heated. The wine was not horrible I like the ability to pick my size but prices for sauvignon blanc a bit pricey not horrible. Overall, it's gone way way down for quality. Server was very nice and seemed just to be bored out of her mind on a Saturday night being ridiculously dead. Ive had better food at Applebees sadly. And that place sucks. I wish it was better.
Surprised very nice Mediterranean food
The food was delicious and everthing was so fresh. We especially liked the grilled pound cake with ice cream and strawberries
Unfortunately, the kitchen was out of several items on the menu. Even items we ordered had to be substituted. The staff tried to be accommodating but it appears this restaurant needs a bit more experience in running a food service operation. Food just Ok overall. Not likely to visit again.
Haven't been to the restaurant for a while since last time we felt rushed but decided to give it another try and it was very enjoyable this time and we plan to return again soon. Much more relaxed atmosphere.