The owner of this restaurant has spent most of his life outside of KC, in other parts of the world where ingredients are used and fused in innumerable ways. Longboards focuses on the wrap and noodle bowl culture in places like San Diego, Hawaii and the Philippines. Some of the items include salad bowls like the Lumpia Roll Salad, noodle bowls like the Carne Asada and massive grilled wraps. The grilled wraps have names like 'Super-A-Bomb', 'Bad Mofo', 'Samoan', 'Country Boy' and '619'. Each one has myriad items and is absolutely delicious, in fact, the '619' pays homage to San Diego and is filled with steak, shrimp, guacamole, Pepperjack cheese, olives, bacon, a hard-boiled egg, Chipotle ranch and rice, it's definitely one of the best on the menu.
This kitchen at this popular French restaurant has the ability to transform a typical French meal into a long, lasting memory. The atmosphere in the cozy dining room and outside on the bright terrace transports diners to the South of France, where outstanding food, an awesome wine list and stellar service are just as good in the Côte d'Azur. On those cold Midwest winter days, they have a private, heated tent available to comfortably accommodate diners. The dinner menu changes nightly, but some permanent examples of what you may find include Escargot in butter and garlic, the classic Steak au Poivre, Filet Mignon stuffed with Lobster and a vibrant Bouillabaisse.
Bier Station is a craft beer drinkers paradise, not only because it serves some of the finest craft beers in town, but it also has some insanely good food. The bar has 28 different rotating taps and a few are dedicated to 'session' beers (those with ABV lower than 5%). The menu features innovative twists on traditional classics like the bratwurst topped with Ponzu infused red cabbage and Wasabi mayo or the homemade pretzels served with jalapeno cheddar cheese. One other cool attribute to the bar is their website, they have a real-time tap menu to let drinkers know when their favorite beer is in or out!
Kansas City is famous for its barbecue, and this restaurant is one of the reasons why. Arthur Bryant's has been serving up slabs of slow cooked pork and beef since the 1930's. The small building is nothing fancy and resides in a somewhat disreputable part of town, but diners do not necessarily come for the ambiance. Nevertheless, Mr. Bryant has a couple of other locations around town. Casual dining is an understatement here, where guests line up, sometimes waiting up to 30 minutes just to order at the counter. Be sure to order a plate of greasy, delicious fries, and be prepared for huge portions.
When most diners think about dining in Kansas City and its environs, they conjure up images of succulent pulled pork, brisket and some of the best BBQ in the country. You would hardly think there was enough room for a fine French establishment. However, Cafe Provence is one such place outside of the city in nearby Prairie Village. The kitchen focuses on a steady repertoire of favorites from Provence like Moules Marinières, Canard au Poivre and their amazing Coquille St. Jacques. Every Tuesday the establishment also offers a wonderful four course prix fixe menu that features southern France at its finest along with some of the regions best wines.
The fact that this restaurant is next door to a gas station shouldn't deter you from trying some of the best barbecue in Kansas. It is located just over the border from Missouri's downtown KC and is consistently packed with hungry diners devouring plates of smoked meats. Some of the standards include pulled pork, beef brisket, sandwiches and their famous 'burnt ends' (the bits of bark on the brisket). In addition to this original location, there are three others around the state. Check website for full menu and details.
This innovative restaurant that features New American food is an exciting addition to the downtown KC dining scene. The menu is filled with different tastes that you would hardly think of mixing together, like the Pig's Head Ravioli or the Acorn Squash Gnocchi served with chestnuts and cranberries. On occasion, the restaurant offers a prix-fixe dinner with five different courses that include wine pairings. Check website for details and complete menu.
Easily accessible from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Sprint Center and downtown accommodations like the Hotel Phillips, Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen provides you with an extensive wine list and menu of contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant offers dishes made from the best produce of the season, and you can savor meals like Truffled Wild Mushroom Cream Soup, Butternut Squash Risotto and the Tannin Wagyu Burger. There is a vast assortment of wines is at your disposal, which you can savor by the glass or bottle.
Happy hours are between 4p to 6p from Monday to Friday, but this joint seems to be having a grand old time, at every given hour. This place caters to everything from dinners, weddings, corporate meetings, home entertainment, anniversaries, special celebrations, birthdays to graduations - you name it and you've got it! The Hollywood room can be modified to suit your requirements - you can wish for a live band, audio-video equipment or any thing you want.
Out of the many restaurants in the Kansas City Power and Light District, Bristol Seafood Grill stands out because of its really fresh seafood and laid-back atmosphere. Located in close proximity to Sprint Center, this restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. You can enjoy oysters-on-the-half-shell and the catch of the day, all served absolutely fresh. The entree list changes regularly, but if you are lucky enough to drop by on the right day it becomes available, you could savor delicacies like pretzel-crusted trout, Nantucket bay scallops and almond-crusted Tilapia. Steaks with seasonal sides are also available and there are many vegetarian and gluten-free options as well. There is live music every Friday, best enjoyed with a glass of wine from the extensive selection.
Located in the ancient Fitzpatrick Saloon, The Majestic Restaurant embodies the Kansas City's food and jazz culture. The restaurant offers meat dishes prepared from Kansas City's time-honored beef and seafood delicacies. Experience a complete Kansas City style dining with great steaks in the elegant dining area. The restaurant features a 1910 bar where guests can enjoy finest of wines, more than 100 whiskeys selection, creative cocktails by famous bartender Shawn Moriarty. Listen to Kansas City's most accomplished jazz musicians every night. For more information, check the website.