Carmelita vegetarian restaurant and bar, opened its doors to the public on December 1st, 1996. Proprietors Kathryn Neumann and Michael Hughes named the restaurant after Michael's mother Carmelita, who inspired all around her with her love of life, art, food and family. The restaurant was designed and decorated by these two former decorative painters from Chicago. Most recently, (July of 2009) a full bar was added to round out the Carmelita dining experience. The restaurant seats 70, with 20 seats in the bar. In the warmer months, the garden patio seats an additional 24. Patio season is extended by a heated and covered seating area, with flannel blankets for extra warmth.
The menu at Carmelita changes quite frequently. As "in season" items become available, the menu changes to reflect local ingredients for a true "farm-to-table" experience. Independent farmers and foragers are heartily supported, and every dish is made from scratch using only the freshest organic produce, grains, cheeses, herbs and spices. Our online menu is updated to include all our current offerings.
The new "Carma-bar"
CHEF PHIL LEHMANN -
Chef Phil has been with us at Carmelita for over a month now and he has been amazing us with his culinary artistry. Phil has a passion for local foods, both farmed and foraged. Come in and be wowed by Chef Phil & the crew's lovely dishes!