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.
A colorful, hip establishment, Blue Koi is one of the best places for Asian fusion food in Kansas City. Especially good are their dumplings (pan fried or steamed), scallion biscuits with awesome sauce (a garlic-y dip that is indeed awesome), and a dish called Ants on a Stick (cellophane noodles tossed with your choice of meat or tofu). They also have many flavors of hot and bubble tea, along with a full bar. This is a great place to come with for a family event or a romantic date. A vibrate part of the 39th Street community, they have art openings every first Friday.
Char Bar located in Kansas City, is a BBQ restaurant and bar. This fun and lively eatery has a spacious indoor seating as well as a sprawling 10,000-square foot (929 square meters) beer garden, with a number of games including bocce, lawn croquet and ping-pong! Enjoy delicious barbecue dishes like brisket, burnts ends and ribs among others. This is a great place for a meal with friends or just for a really fun night out. Wash down your food with a drink choosing from their wide selection of local craft beers and cocktails served in mason-jars.
Miami Ice has dessert with a twist. They have all the traditional flavors of ice cream, including some wild ones like peanut butter and banana. You can choose from any of the mix-ins like peanuts, candy, and fruit. The best thing about this place is their shaved ice. Not only do they have every flavor, but it can also come with custard at the bottom, a surprisingly delicious treat! They serve other summertime food like hot dogs and hamburgers. Their patio is a great place to spend a hot afternoon.
Foo's Frozen Custard is better than ice cream. It's thicker, creamier, and richer, and it comes in many different forms. Especially good are the concretes (super frozen custard mixed with any flavor you want) and slurries made with all natural fruit. Flavors include any fruit or nut you can think of, along with chocolate or mint. They also have hot and cold coffee drinks. If you want to wait until after lunch for this great dessert, a lunch menu is available with sandwiches, croissants, wraps, and soups.
With the laidback ambiance of a dive bar, but with the cleanliness and quality food of a nice restaurant, Charlie Hooper’s is one of the most comfortable bars in Kansas City. It’s a good place to watch the game, or just relax with friends. They have daily drink specials (over 100 beers available) and food specials, including the exciting Dog Day, where you can choose from a variety of gourmet hot dogs. One thing that makes them unique is their all-seasons patio, complete with TVs. Catering and event space are available.
Minsky’s makes pizza into a gourmet meal. They have unique pizza combinations such as the Pollo Patate di Petto (Chicken, potatoes, garlic, provolone and Swiss cheese), BBQ Chicken, and the Nature's Choice (a vegetarian pizza complete with artichoke hearts and almonds). Besides pizza, they serve a variety of sandwiches, grinders, gyros, and pastas. Delivery is available, along with catering and event space rental. This is a good place to relax with a glass of beer or wine with dinner. -Robin Sontheimer