The Phoenix is what Yoshi's is to Oakland and The Blue Note is to NYC, most notably it is the city's number one jazz restaurant. Guests come down six nights a week to listen to a varied mix of jazz musicians from around town as well as those touring the U.S. The jazz hall also functions as a restaurant, so you can watch the show while you eat. They have a great happy hour from 3-6pm and on Saturdays their 'Bloody Mary Brunch' allows you to make your own Bloody Mary as you wish! Check website for complete calendar and show times.
If you are looking to see how Kansas City appeared back when Charlie Parker roamed the streets, stop by the Blue Room. Although the original Blue Room, where the 'Bird' blew saxophone is long gone, this jazz joint is a fine replica of the 1930's club. Located in the historic 18th & Vine district, it is a bit of a museum, with pictures of greats that cover the walls and relics of Kansas City's jazz era adorn the tables. Live music still gets the place swinging four nights a week. No food is available and smoking is not allowed, but there is a fully stocked bar.
Located within Harrah's Casino, this is just the right venue to spend all of that cash you just earned at the tables. The venue dazzles with great lights, a fantastic sound system, and a hip and trendy crowd. The bartenders also mix up delectable concoctions and the owners try to bring as many nationally known DJs as possible during the week. If you wish to listen to live music instead of a DJ, VooDoo also features local and national bands within the two-story venue. Check website for details and more information.
Walk in to Tavern In The Village for a meal to remember. The service here is exceptional and the food is even better. Be it the burgers or steaks, you will certainly have a wonderful meal. The Tarragon Pork Tenderloin and the Tavern Beef Stroganoff come highly recommended. If you're drinking, you might want to go for the Jalisco Jalapeno Margarita. Call for timings for Happy Hours.
Visit Story for the "Best American Food" in the city. Culinary expert Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen is a 2013 James Beard Semifinalist for Best Chef Midwest and The People's Best New Chef: Midwest by the FOOD & WINE magazine.This sophisticated restaurant never leaves a customer disappointed. Well prepared food and top notch service, ensure a truly memorable experience. Try out the Braised Beef Short Ribs. Some other dishes to try here are Flounder and the Sautéed Shrimp.
Calling all you seafood lovers to come feast at Bonefish Grill. The food here will blow you away and leave you waiting to return. The fish here is always fresh and cooked to perfection. Some of the recommendations here are the Bacon Wrapped Atlantic Sea Scallops, Longfin Tilapia Imperial, and the Wood-Grilled Cold Water Lobster Tails. For a light eat, you could try out the Grilled Salmon and Asparagus Salad. The desserts are all delicious so go ahead and take you pick! Sunday Brunch is available. Call for 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.
Enjoy a classic American fare in a beautiful setting Anton's. Located in the historic Crossroads Art District of downtown Kansas City, this fine dining restaurant serves lunch and dinner with a focus on locally sourced, farm fresh seasonal ingredients. The bar features an extensive list of artisan beers, handcrafted cocktails, Barley wines, American Strong Ale, India Pale Ale and even gluten-free drinks. A restaurant also features a butcher shop.
The Belfry is a cozy little neighborhood bar located in Downtown, Kansas City. With a exhaustive range of craft beers and whisky available, this bar is a great place to enjoy a drink with friends or even solo. Relax into the friendly atmosphere and strike up a conversation with the bartender. Enjoy bar snack like their Baba Ghanoush served with hose made pita chips and crispy kale, Spicy Sweet Nuts, Berkshire Pork Ribs with fries and pickles, and the House Ground Burger with fries.
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.
Located in the Kansas City Power & Light District, Kill Devil Club is a favorite local spot for a fun-filled evening. The bar as it is famously called "An adult oasis" is a lively spot to enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and a hearty meal. The signature concoction of Apocalypso from the cocktails menu. Live music can may you dance to its tunes. It has been named as "Best New Bars in the U.S." 2013 by Food & Wine Magazine!