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Modern Mediterranean Café Comes to Clearwater

Welcome to Carmel Café, the place to explore the everyday pleasure of a good glass of wine and Modern Mediterranean food in an inviting neighborhood café and wine bar.

The inspired flavors of sun-drenched Mediterranean rim countries combine with the relaxed Florida lifestyle in a fresh concept of discovering and sharing exceptional food with a fresh, healthy Mediterranean flare and socializing with friends and family. The place to be is Carmel Café & Wine Bar, a modern Mediterranean neighborhood restaurant located at 2548 N. McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater.

The café menu is a modern interpretation of regional classics from Italy, Spain, France, Greece and Morocco presented in small plates, large plates, salads, soups and paninis.

The wine list (over 60 labels of Old World and New World discoveries) features wines by the glass in a choice of a three, six or nine-ounce pour as well as wines by the bottle. These wines have been specially selected to effortlessly mix and match with the tempting variety of Mediterranean rim flavors.

Local chef Steve Cook creates the mod med flavors that were created by a collaborative effort of local chefs. The interpretive modern menu is inspired by Old World recipes from Mediterranean countries whose cuisine has influenced the world. Using only the finest quality and freshest ingredients, the Carmel Café menu reflects the sun countries but is uniquely its own.

Some of the signature dishes to share at Carmel Café & Wine Bar include the Mezze Platter Trilogy, which is a trio presentation of edamame hummus, fine herbs hummus and roasted red pepper hummus along with crispy fried feta cheese, baba ganoush, marinated artichoke hearts with peppadew relish and grilled pita bread.

Explore the world of flatbreads with three varieties including the smoked bacon and artichoke presentation made with aged provolone and sun-dried tomato pesto. Classic French steak frites with béarnaise aioli, Greek-style lamb lollipops, and fresh and zesty shrimp ceviche are all adventures in culinary travel brought home to your table at Carmel Café and Wine Bar.

The art-filled ambiance in Carmel Cafe’s architect-designed space achieves the ultimate in comfort and informal urban style. 

Expect live music on weekends and a full schedule of events such as wine tastings, food and wine pairing demonstrations and more. Carmel Café & Wine Bar is open Tuesday thru Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday from 5pm-12 midnight and Sunday from 5pm-9pm

On the web find us at or phone us at 727-724-4228

For more information, call Judi Gallagher at 941-780-2898

Carmel Café and Wine Bar—A place to explore the everyday pleasures of sharing and exploring exceptional fresh food, wine and music  

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