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.
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.
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.
This BBQ shack has been featured on several national television shows because of the fact that its ribs, brisket and chili are some of the best in the country. Sandwiches come in your choice of brisket, pulled pork, turkey sausage, ham and burnt ends. Other items include specialty sandwiches, ribs and their famous three-bean chili, which is a luxurious stew topped with burnt ends. Woodyards is in Kansas, just over the border and if you can't make it out here, they also provide catering services.
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.