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.
Serving locally roasted coffee and baked snacks, the Filling Station is a real Kansas City coffee shop. They converted an old gas station into an airy modern space, fit with coffee bar, patio, and garage doors that open in the summertime.Some of their best coffee drinks include mochas and toddy au laits, but they also have a large and unique juice selection.You can choose anything from a cucumber, apple, mint drink to a carrot, celery, ginger, apple smoothie.
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.
The Roasterie serves some of Kansas City's best locally roasted coffee. The café's eponymous coffee comes in many exotic blends such as the 40 Sardines Blend and the Autumn Harvest Blend. They can make all your favorite drinks, from a hot cup of Joe to organic mint mochas with soymilk. They have some pastries available, but their biggest draw is their fresh, rich coffee and relaxing atmosphere, perfect of studying, reading, or hanging out with friends.
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.
Akin to its name, Jack Stack Barbecue is known for its lavish barbeque fare that has bagged a slew of awards. Situated in the heart of the city, this restaurant features minimalistic interiors and represents a traditional storefront barbecue. Enjoy a hearty buffet comprising steak, seafood and much more. Reservations are recommended.