Carmine's brings more Italian fare to Woodbury

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Woodbury's former Chickadee Cottage is now Carmine's.
The former home of Chickadee Cottage in Woodbury has been reborn as an Italian joint called Carmine's.

The Pioneer Press reports that owner Brenda Hafiz is a first time restaurateur, but her husband, Richard, is an owner of Deja Vu, Gay 90's, and Sneaky Pete's, and her son James, the restaurant's chef, is a veteran of Kincaid's and the Capital Grille, among other restaurants.

The menu includes such Italian-American mainstays as minestrone, ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, bruschetta, and hot dagos. There are also 16 beers on tap and a wine list that spans the globe.

Carmine's Restaurant & Bar
9900 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury
651.730.4500; www.carmineswoodbury.com
Lunch and dinner daily.



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mlkincade
mlkincade

AVOID THIS PLACE!  Had a party of 8 and after spending plenty, (well into the hundreds of dollars), on drinks and food the owners CHILD got in my face and told me I could not take pictures in the bar!  I offered him my camera to review that I had been only taking pictures of my family and friends but he then said it was no big deal, (after he embarrassed me and ruined our night out!  This place really needs to get a manager that is not as immature and lacking in any interpersonal communication as this little self-important jerk.  I and the others that were in the bar will NEVER spend another dime in this place!  I will also not hesitate to let everybody I know what their policy is towards well paying customers!

darcyrohde
darcyrohde

@mlkincade I'm not so sure I'd want a photographer taking pics at any bar I was visiting-- you somehow think you bought the place and all customers with $400?  So someone probably complained, and the interpersonal skills and immaturity to work on could probably be the embarrassed and name-calling one-- you?  It's somehow reassuring that you  won't be back.


mlkincade
mlkincade

Darcytohde;

Although it’s obvious you read (parts) of my review, the invidious tone of your messages illustrates the facts and details, weather they were ignored or more of a spurious nature I do not know but they had appeared to completely escaped your understanding, however, I will clear up some of the details you conveniently omitted. 

First, the pictures that were taken were ONLY of my friends and family, why I would want pictures of impaired stranger’s escapes logic, as I had stated, we were in an secluded corner, (next to the kitchen doors), and there had been NO SHOTS of any other area of the bar.

As stated in my review, the “manager” was offered twice to review all pictures that were on the camera and if there were any he felt were of his other patrons they would gladly have been deleted, the fact that he declined both times it was offered sounds like if there actually was a complaint then he did a disservice to the patron that complained and to myself. How you can make a determination that I felt I had bought and paid for the bar is nothing more than codswallop and indicates a possibility that there may have been a bias, (personal, professional, or relation),  in your letter.  If it’s any of those I could not say, however, an accurate account of what occurred rather than the fallacious response you sent would not be an unreasonable request. The reason for mentioning the amounts spent was only to illustrate our group was actively purchasing product and not nursing the same beverage for a long time.

Lastly, you had one statement that was accurate, we will not be giving that bar any of our business, there are many establishments in the immediate area that have managers that have the ability to handle customers complaints and or concerns in a professional and tactful manner.

mlkincade
mlkincade

@darcyrohde @mlkincade Darcytohde;

Although it’s obvious you read (parts) of my review, the invidious tone of your messages illustrates the facts and details, weather they were ignored or more of a spurious nature I do not know but they had appeared to completely escaped your understanding, however, I will clear up some of the details you conveniently omitted. 

First, the pictures that were taken were ONLY of my friends and family, why I would want pictures of impaired stranger’s escapes logic, as I had stated, we were in an secluded corner, (next to the kitchen doors), and there had been NO SHOTS of any other area of the bar.

As stated in my review, the “manager” was offered twice to review all pictures that were on the camera and if there were any he felt were of his other patrons they would gladly have been deleted, the fact that he declined both times it was offered sounds like if there actually was a complaint then he did a disservice to the patron that complained and to myself. How you can make a determination that I felt I had bought and paid for the bar is nothing more than codswallop and indicates a possibility that there may have been a bias, (personal, professional, or relation),  in your letter.  If it’s any of those I could not say, however, an accurate account of what occurred rather than the fallacious response you sent would not be an unreasonable request. The reason for mentioning the amounts spent was only to illustrate our group was actively purchasing product and not nursing the same beverage for a long time.

Lastly, you had one statement that was accurate, we will not be giving that bar any of our business, there are many establishments in the immediate area that have managers that have the ability to handle customers complaints and or concerns in a professional and tactful manner.

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