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Just several weeks ago, Carmel Restaurant and Lounge opened in Coppell right off Denton Tap Road. This new establishment offers a variety of Mediterranean fusion cuisine and American food. Inspired by California and Israeli cuisines, the restaurant is named after the Carmel Mountains, a coastal mountain range in Israel. The menus showcase the flavorful fare from each region. This non-chain, family-owned restaurant is definitely worth visiting especially if you’re looking to get your Mediterranean fix!

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I stopped by for lunch and met the head chef, Sammy Marshi, and his son (and owner) Alec Marshi. The story of their family business and cooking experience is delightful and inspiring to hear.

Expect an elegant and family-friendly ambiance when visiting Carmel Restaurant and Lounge. The restaurant spans more than 3,000 square feet of interior and also includes a large outdoor patio, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and private dining room. And of course, the wait staff and management are hospitable in every way.

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Whether you’re a vegetarian or love meat, the menus will please guests alike.

You can grab lunch plates for just $10 that include two of the following: salad, soup and/or a sandwich. See the entire lunch menu here. 

beef shawarma at Carmel in Coppell via
Beef Shawarma: Spiced lean beef with veggies and tomato-cucumber salad. Served on fresh pita bread. Also available with chicken.


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Hummus with tender beef bites


Four peppercorn crusted beef tenderloin via
Four peppercorn crusted beef tenderloin


The dinner menu offers many more options “from the land” and “from the sea” as the management says. From skewers to earthy hummus, rib eye and falafel (just to mention a few), guests will surely enjoy the Mediterranean-inpisred meals and sharable appetizers. If you’re looking for a bite from the sea, the menu includes selections such as fresh sea bass, lobster, salmon are more.

See the full dinner menu here and images from my menu tasting below.

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Tuna Tartare appetizer: Minced garlic, onion, pine nut dressed with a soy-ginger sauce, served with crispy wonton squares


falafel appetizer at Carmel in Coppell via
Falafel appetizer: Garbanzo beans, cilantro & parsley, served with a Tahini sauce, pickled vegetables & warm pita bread


skewers at Carmel in Coppell via
Top: Israeli Skewers with ground lamb; Rice. Bottom: Chicken and beef skewers


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lamb chop with couscous


Homemade ice cream with angel hair halva and pistachio crumbs via
And for dessert, homemade ice cream with angel hair halva and pistachio crumbs


The restaurant also includes a full bar with premium spirits, hand-selected wines available by the glass or bottle, classic cocktails and martinis including the signature Carmel-tini (vodka, raspberry liquor and pineapple juice). Israeli Feta Samosa, Signature Hummus Dip, Tuna Tartare, Crab Cakes and Oven Roasted Carmel Goat Cheese highlight the extensive lounge menu.  Catch Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. During this time, enjoy $5 martinis and drink specials.

It’s no wonder this restaurant has been quickly buzzing with great raves in just a few short weeks. Come by Carmel Restaurant and Lounge to experience the global fare for yourself!

Carmel Restaurant and Lounge is located at 215 S. Denton Tap Road, Suite 100 in Coppell. Hours of operation are Monday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


(Disclaimer: The menu tasting was complimentary, and all thoughts are my own.)