Kansas City is famous for its barbecue, and this restaurant is one of the reasons why. Arthur Bryant's has been serving up slabs of slow cooked pork and beef since the 1930's. The small building is nothing fancy and resides in a somewhat disreputable part of town, but diners do not necessarily come for the ambiance. Nevertheless, Mr. Bryant has a couple of other locations around town. Casual dining is an understatement here, where guests line up, sometimes waiting up to 30 minutes just to order at the counter. Be sure to order a plate of greasy, delicious fries, and be prepared for huge portions.
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.
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.
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 ancient Fitzpatrick Saloon, The Majestic Restaurant embodies the Kansas City's food and jazz culture. The restaurant offers meat dishes prepared from Kansas City's time-honored beef and seafood delicacies. Experience a complete Kansas City style dining with great steaks in the elegant dining area. The restaurant features a 1910 bar where guests can enjoy finest of wines, more than 100 whiskeys selection, creative cocktails by famous bartender Shawn Moriarty. Listen to Kansas City's most accomplished jazz musicians every night. For more information, check the website.
Out of the many restaurants in the Kansas City Power and Light District, Bristol Seafood Grill stands out because of its really fresh seafood and laid-back atmosphere. Located in close proximity to Sprint Center, this restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. You can enjoy oysters-on-the-half-shell and the catch of the day, all served absolutely fresh. The entree list changes regularly, but if you are lucky enough to drop by on the right day it becomes available, you could savor delicacies like pretzel-crusted trout, Nantucket bay scallops and almond-crusted Tilapia. Steaks with seasonal sides are also available and there are many vegetarian and gluten-free options as well. There is live music every Friday, best enjoyed with a glass of wine from the extensive selection.
Owned by Michael Smith, perhaps best known for his James Beard award, Extra Virgin has a great tapas list for you to savor. The Mediterranean style menu has dishes like beef heart and gizzard skewers, crispy trotter cakes and duck tongue tacos that you can relish. The French onion soup and grilled oyster mushrooms are also delicious. The patio, which seats 50, is perfect for enjoying a meal and cocktail with friends.
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.
Located in the historic Freight House that also houses restaurants like Lidia's and Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, Grünauer serves authentic Austrian cuisine. The casual atmosphere of this eatery is perfect for enjoying traditional Austrian fare with friends and family. There are various sausage varieties, ranging from bratwurst to currywurst, along with eternal favorites like weiner schnitzel. You can end the meal on a sweet note with Austrian confections like Sachertorte and strudels. There are also many cocktails, wines and beers to choose from.
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.