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.
Vegans in Kansas City couldn't have been happier when the city got its first all-vegan bakery and coffeehouse in 2011. The menu at Mud Pie Vegan Bakery and Coffeehouse is certifiably gluten-free and a hundred percent vegan. The place offers a wide variety of cookies, cupcakes, tarts, muffins, and scones, to name a few. Apart from this, they also serve brilliant coffees and teas that give you a fantastic start of the day.
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.
Owned and operated by Chris and Andy Lewellen, The Well Bar Grill & Rooftop was established in 2009. The lively ambiance, great music, prompt service, great food, and potent libations, all in one place, make this bar a popular hangout for locals and tourists alike. Choose to sit in their elegant interior setting or head to the patio or, the spectacular rooftop in warmer weather to enjoy phenomenal views of the city. Grab a succulent burger as you enjoy a glass of chilled beer with your friends. Their grilled specialties cannot be missed out on either. Crafty cocktails, tap beers, flights, shots, and wines are on offer.
What used to be a hotel frequented by railroad workers and salesmen in the 20th Century has now been transformed into a restaurant. Aptly known as "Classic American Grill", The Reiger Hotel Grill & Exchange is famed for its American cuisine created by Chef Howard Hanna. In the elegant atmosphere of this restaurant, you can enjoy some delicious salads, appetizers and entrées, not to mention the fabulous cocktails available at the bar.
Westport Coffeehouse is not your average coffee shop that only serves good coffee and some baked goods. This cafe takes it one step forward and offers excellent entertainment to its patrons. Westport Coffeehouse definitely serves the best coffee in the neighborhood and is an ideal place to unwind after a hectic day at work. The cafe has a theater at the basement as well. Here's where you will find a great line up of shows ranging from comedy to drama. So, while you enjoy your cuppa, you can treat yourself to a fantastic show. If you feel hungry, they have the typical cafe food- sandwiches and baked delicacies. Since its inception in 1996, the cafe has been a popular hangout for many locals and tourists alike.
Located in the lively Brookside neighborhood, Brooksider Sports Bar and Grill is a local watering hole through and through. This popular sports bar is known for its boisterous ambiance, good food, and great drinks. Since its inception in 1986, the bar has been a favorite hangout spot for many locals. The bar has a number of flat screen TVs so that sports fans can hoot for their favorite team, even as they enjoy potent libations and delicious grilled specials. The food menu is pretty impressive and features a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, pizza, and sandwiches. There is a fine fare for the little ones as well. The drinks menu is tempting and is priced in a way that you won't settle for one order. This chic establishment is ideal for hosting private parties as well.
Inaugurated in 2013, Heirloom Bakery and Hearth is a cozy bakery and lounge located in Kansas City, MO. They follow the home style of cooking and offer delectable breakfast options made of locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. There is a strong aroma of freshly baked biscuits, bread, scones, pies and their pastries are worth a try.
Eggct. is one of the most comfortable and classy breakfast / brunch places in Kansas City. They have many healthy choices, such as the Apple and Goat Cheese Omelet and their Fresh Yogurt and Granola, but they also serve many traditional down-home dishes like the Huevos Rancheros and Biscuits and Gravy. They also have a full coffee bar with unique drinks like Hot Ciocolatta and Bango Berry Smoothies. Free wi-fi, delivery, and event spaces are available. -Robin Sontheimer