About The Carmel Room - Rampart Casino
Steak. Wine. Cocktails. Classic.
The Carmel Room is the marriage of superb steaks, fresh seafood, contemporary cuisine, classic table-side preparations, and fine wines and spirits in the Ultra-American style.
Outstanding architecture accented by dark woods and intimate dining coves creates a comfortable backdrop for memorable gatherings of family, friends and business associates.
Complemented by a friendly, gracious service team, the Carmel Room delivers extraordinary dining experiences with a true personal touch.
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (last seating at 8:15 p.m.), Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (last seating at 9 p.m.)
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Adjacent to the Carmel Room, Round Bar features soloists and duets nightly.
Rampart Casino's Addison's Lounge features great dance bands and headline entertainment on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Valet service and covered parking garage located adjacent to the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
The Library at the Carmel Room offers elegant private dining for up to 18 guests. Perfect for business dinners, family celebrations and lively gatherings of friends.
Several semi-private dining coves comfortably accommodate two to six guests for initimate evenings and casual conversations alike.
Large parties, business gatherings, intimate rehearsal and wedding dinners and other custom dining functions also gladly offered. Please call us for details.
Private Party Contact:
Terry Janjua: 7025075955
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
The Carmel Room - Rampart Casino Ratings and Reviews
Hadn't been inside this restaurant in mo ...
Hadn't been inside this restaurant in more than 4 years, and the wear and tear on the walls, and chairs are visible and in need of some TLC. Located in CERES, it is called the Carmel Room in the evening for dinner, and CERES for breakfast/brunch. I was seated by a window with a nice view of the foliage and grounds, but I noticed the windows needed cleaning as they were spotty and hadn't had any attention for awhile.
The food was good ... Prime rib a good size and was perfectly prepared; salad was prepared and obviously stored in the refrigerator for awhile before being served. The house Cabernet that came with the fixed price menu left a lot to be desired, and the chocolate cake for dessert was ... Just cake. But the birthday treat of dark chocolate cake with whipped cream was amazing, and beautifully presented.
Great service, but not an exquisite restaurant as J.W. Marriott would want you to believe. Needs a physical upgrade and a little more attention to menu items, in my opinion.
We always go to the Carmel Room, but thi ...
We always go to the Carmel Room, but this time medium rare game out over cooked. The steaks were not a good choice. I will order something different next time. Service was excellent as always and it's a beautiful dining room.
The old Carmel Room has been moved to Ce ...
The old Carmel Room has been moved to Ceres, which is a lovely, open air setting. The food is the same but I still preferred the older room which has a setting more like a library and was more intimate. Won't keep me away.
We came here for my wife's birthday. I h ...
We came here for my wife's birthday. I had the prime rib and she had butternut squash ravioli. We both found our entrees to be mediocre. The service at times was attentive while at other times we felt ignored. This is the 3rd time we've dined here and have yet to be impressed. While nothing is bad about the place, there's nothing that makes me say, "Hey, let's go to the Carmel Room". If we weren't staying at the JW Marriott it's not a place I'd visit.
Frankly, after being a customer in the past, this experience was less than we expected. The change in location, although, maybe easy for your people, was hard for us. We walked the casino twice, following signage, only to never find it. Finally asked a security guard, and she said the signs were wrong and directed us to the location. My prime rib was undercooked and wifes Dover Sole was average. Our server dropped a third of it on the floor and it lay there even as we left. Can't say we'll be back.
It was indicated on our reservation it w ...
It was indicated on our reservation it was my wife's birthday no effort was made by the staff to do their usual birthday wishes. The prime rib was very tuff, the new york steak was smaller than in the past visits to the old Carmel room. The new location has lost its cozy and upscale ambiance that the original Carmel room had. Not planning to return in the future.
Mother's Day Outing
Upon entering The Carmel Room and being seated, we noticed that the menu was very limited. The amount of money spent did not compare to the food food selections. It was disappointing how compressed the list of items on the menu were. The food was not that great. If you are looking for a steakhouse The Carmel Room in the Rampart Casino is not it.
Great Servers, Great Food
You always feel comfortable at the Carmel. Service is great and also the food. Been going there many years and hopefully will continue to do so. Terry and the servers treat us as family and always go out of the way to meet all needs of the customers.
Outstanding and professional svc from th ...
Outstanding and professional svc from the entire staff
The food was another matter; appetizers were re-thawed several times, the bisque's color was heavily laden w/none descriptive substance. The ravioli was tasteless - while the boulaibase was heavy with salmon meat so heavy that it couldn't be consumed. The highlight of the meal was the creme broulei which was very well prepared and presented.
The wine list featured primarily US wines, especially when ordered by the glass
Been going to Carmel Room for many years...
The dinner was the best ever. Highly recommend the Carmel salad with avocados plus the veal medallions with lobster. Chef Nicole really outdid herself this time and so, so artistic in the placement of food design. Our waiter, Rupert, is the best and & James is always so helpful.
First time I was there. Atmosphere was quiet, great table by window. But the most outstanding thing was the service. The staff was most attentive, but not overly hovering. Food was wonderful. A little pricey for what I would normally spend for a meal out, but overall worth it. I will definitely go back.
Old School With Potential; Needs Character
My wife and I had a nice dinner here for Valentine's Day. Our server Andre was definitely old school, having worked for the Carmel Room for 10+ years. He paid us plenty of attention, made sure our wine glasses were full and kidded around with us a bit. We enjoyed him. The restaurant recently moved into a large space that has potential, with floor to ceiling glass looking at the lovely landscaping. But they've not done much with it yet--just old carpet and tables, with unimpressive chandeliers. Food was solid but in no way spectacular (also expensive). They're still working on the wine list, although we got a steal with the BV Tapestry Reserve for $85. Overall a pleasant dining experience, but they could do a lot more with the space and the food.
Try It Again
People who wrote negative reviews should give this another shot. Our food was perfectly prepared, served in a timely and professional manner, and delicious. This is not a 5 Star restaurant, but it's not far off. We were advised that the room will be renovated in the near future to make it more intimate and comfortable. Staff was attentive, professional, and very knowledgeable. It's not the old "Carmel Room", but it will get better. We are locals and plan to go back again and again.
My Lady and I have been to the Carmel Room twice. The Original Carmel Room (about 5 years ago), and recently, at Ceres Restaurant. I remember the very Romantic evening we had 5 years ago. The Ceres Restaurant is buffet style. Yes, the food was delicious and the service was great.
WHAT HAPPEN TO THE AMBIANCE???
I had been to the Carmel Room for the first time las Oct. the food was great but the ambiance is what was a treat. Felt like old Vegas. Couldn't wait to take my husband for Valentines. When we arrived at the hotel, I could not locate the restaurant! The signs were still up but NO restaurant. After finding someone to ask, they had moved it to a completely different part of the hotel! Your site should have notified us when booking. There were NO signs anywhere in the hotel stating the restaurant had moved.
It was moved to a large room where they have their breakfast buffet. There was no charm to the room. The service was slow and the food was just so so. It was a total waste of an evening for Valentines Day. Definatly will not return and have told all my friends who I had previously raved about what I thought was a true gem. Very very disappointed.
The night was perfect!
1st Valentine's Day together, so made reservations. The night couldn't have been more perfect and the entire dining experience was fantastic. When we arrived, they called my date by his first name, which I thought was a wonderful added touch. The bacon wrapped scallops and shrimp were to die for and the Butternut Squash was "spot on"! Thank you for a perfect evening!
WONDERFUL ALL AROUND
Terry escorted us to our seats as he has always done. He came by and checked on us to make sure all was okay. It was better than okay. The food was absolutely delicious. We had a filet which was cooked to perfection and the lamb chops which melted in my mouth. The baked potato was big enough for us to share and was extremely tasty. The service was fantastic. Bashar was very attentive and we always had our water glasses filled. It was my husband's birthday and they gave him a cake with a candle and made him feel very special. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Will definitely be back soon.
New Location for The Carmel Room
The Carmel Room has been relocated to the Ceres restaurant location in the JW Marriott Hotel, from its original location inside the Rampart Casino. It's a VERY long walk from the casino to the new spot---a little tough for those with back or hip problems- maybe a people mover transport would be appropriate... However, the service, the food and the ambience are wonderful, the room being very pretty, and not as compact as the old location, which leads to more room between dining parties. Anyway, the maitre'd, James, our server Camile, and the other staff were really nice and accomodating, making the evening a good experience. Our entrees were prepared exactly as ordered, delicious and very enjoyable. Side dishes and desserts were plentiful and wonderful. All in all, a restaurant to return to, if we can avoid the very long trek to find the place from the casino area where it used to be.
Sad to say...
Well, the last time was probably the last time. The food is really great, and the staff are OUTSTANDING, I love those guys! Unfortunately, the current location is a big step down from the old location, like a mid-range restaurant with exclusive prices. It needs to have a dress code. Someone (the current owners?) seem to be doing whatever they can to ruin the experience. I'll be back when it moves back to the old location.
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