Aixois French Restaurant & Coffee Bar
Aixois French Restaurant & Coffee Bar

Aixois French Restaurant & Coffee Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.aixois.com/
  • Phone: 8163333305
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Comfort Food, French
  • Executive Chef: Emmanuel Langlade
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Aixois has a private dining room that seats up to 45 people. Beautiful high ceiling with 2 walls of windows. Very charming room for your special event or party!
  • Private Party Contact: Megan Langlade 8165096074

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brookside Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Bus stop is not more than 200 yards away from the restaurant located on the trolley trail.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have street parking directly in front of the restaurant and a private lot across the street.
A word from Aixois French Restaurant & Coffee Bar
This award winning casual French Bistro is located in charming Brookside on the picturesque trolley trail. Chef Emmanuel, originally from Aix-en-Provence, brings his simple Southern French homestyle cooking to Kansas City. If a bistro could stake its claim on one dish, Aixois" would be the Ruby Red Trout meuniere. The romantic spot is also home to the city's most delicious and authentic pommes frites! Voted Best French Restaurant in KC 2010!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Aixois French Restaurant & Coffee Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (73)neighborhood gem (71)fit for foodies (48)great for lunch (44)special occasion (38)romantic (35)great for brunch (27)good for groups (18)notable wine list (11)scenic view (10)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Maybe another time
    deedee
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I took a friend to lunch here. Her salmon salad looked OK, but my mushroom soup was very so-so and the bread pudding was so dense and tasteless I was sorry that I had opted for the soup to save calories for this. I had heard that the food here was inconsistent in quality, and I believe that to be the case. It is a fun spot, however.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant in Crestwood!
    Djbaan
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Aixois is just southeast of the Plaza in a quaint neighborhood with an outdoor patio close to the Trolley Trail. Our last visits there have been exceptional. Some of our favorites include the salmon salad, shrimp salad and the shrimp pasta. Breakfast and Sunday brunch are delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feel like you are in Paris
    KateVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We just came back from France and had a fabulous dinner Sunday. What great service and loved the Royals menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GuestVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    What a wonderful place! The staff was so friendly and accommodating and the food was delicious. Our waitress was charming and helpful. The outdoor terrace is lovely and the ideal place for a family meal, and for us it was the perfect spot to end our grand weekend in Kansas City. Thank you, Aixois!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    allllllllllllllllllllllll
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Aixois is perhaps my favorite KC area restaurant. My wife and I decided to celebrate our birthdays there this year. They are four days apart. I started with a nice, ice cold Tangueray martini and we ordered a bottle of Vermiel Cab blend for our wine. I had a bowl of French onion soup that was delicious to start with and the Osso Bucco special served with roasted Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes. Very tasty! Here comes the speed bump. My wife ordered the trout from the regular menu and they were out. She then ordered the lobster special. They were out. She "settled" for the shrimp pasta dish and said it was good but I know she was disappointed. Our service was very good and we enjoyed the dining experience despite the bumps.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Hostess is unfriendly and has tried to seat us at bad tables twice and seemed put out when we told her we would prefer a different table. Food and waitress was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We like Axios because of its casual atmosphere, the patio area. Food is always very good reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • peanutgallery
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went for Sunday brunch and had a delightful experience. The food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 21st Wedding Anniversary at Aixois
    dinner4two
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary dinner at Aixois. The food and service were very good. I definitely recommend Aixois for a romantic evening out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistory Good
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I'm never disappointed at Aixios. The food and service are very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely evening
    ConcertVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Had a wondrful dinner with friends Sunday evening. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food and the outside dining. Our server was delightful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sidwalk Bistro
    Apicius
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Aixois offers a very inviting menu for Brunch with some nice wines to match it. I elected to sit outside, as it was a pleasant morning, and enjoy the view across the lawn of foot traffic. I ordered the Croque Monsieur, which came with a little salade, and a glass of Gruner Veitliner, finishing with a cup of coffee. The whole experience was delightful and I would encourage you to make it there yourself some Sunday for Brunch; you'll be delighted you did.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was one of our all time favorite restaurants. HOWEVER, Friday evening was a mess. Service was awful. Waited way too long for drinks. Started with 2 bottles of wine. One had to returned - server indicated she thought it was bad when she opened it but didn't want to say anything. Items on the " special menu" were no longer available. One dinner was not brought at the same time as the others. We were seated in the front dining room which was noisy and most of the time had no servers available. SO SAD!!! It will be a while before any of us return. We were a party of 6.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a winner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Our group enjoyed our dining experience ....the service, food and atmosphere were top notch! Can't wait to go back for crossiants and coffeE some morning or a casual lunch. Loved eating on the patio .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mom's birthday
    ChuckGVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    As always, great service and excellent food. It's why I keep Aixois at the top of my list for dining choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was excellent! Our server was great. The food took forever. It was worth it but excessively slow for breakfast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cherylVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I visited Paris back in the spring. It was fun to eat at a restaurant that reminded me of Europe. The wine, chicken and bread were yummy and brought back great memories. Now, I'm looking forward to returning for breakfast sometime at the coffee bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite
    rfoodreviewVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Once again a lovely date night at Aixois. The food is great. Jason really does an excellent job with fish. The bar is wonderful. Try The Last Gin and Tonic you will like it. Our favorite spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    SuburbstoCity
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Outdoor seating was perfect for a Sunday brunch. Excellent service and a nice variety on the menu. This is a terrific place to enjoy a relaxing, enjoyable meal. If you are on a time schedule this is not the place for you. This is a French style restaurant and that means you need to come with ample time to relax and enjoy your meal and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MackVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food and service always outstanding, lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Love the outside dining and atmosphere. Patio was lovely as usual. Food and service was off the entire night. Out of mussels at 7pm on Saturday night--which is one of our fav things on menu and seems like horrible planning. Server was very nice, but incredibly slow. The experience was almost painful as there was so much time between courses. Ordered burger and salad was left off. Just seemed like everyone was phoning it in that night and not on their "A" game.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but
    Lukemcg
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A restaurant I've gone to several times and will probably go again. It was a great experience for 3 kids in our party of six. Food was good. We were seated in side room with a very large, loud party. Ambiance is not the same as main room. Waitress seemed overtaxed with large table, outside tables and us so service suffered. Not my best experience at Aixois.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice neighborhood French bistro.
    Jim55
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Aixois is a blend of neighborhood restaurant and classic French bistro--I highly recommend this restaurant! Outstanding food, great ambience (and a patio for outdoor dining)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything we had was outstanding! The service was top notch and ambience was appropriate. Could have done without sports being aired on the bar TV causing loud guests to treat my immediate area like a sports bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Mike
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was very good,as always. We eat here regularly and enjoy the ambiance, the consistently good food and reasonable prices. The wine list isn't big, but we've always liked the wines we've ordered.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Normally it is fabulous
    wantedanicedinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I really like Aixois but the food was just ok this time. I had a salad and added a piece of salmon to it. Somehow it was salty and dry. Also the salad dressing did not appeal to me. I had requested balsamic vinagrette but I do not know what I received. Nevertheless, I have eaten here many times and have hosted events here. Every other meal has been perfect. I would still recommend this restaurant...I think I just had one less than perfect meal. By the way, the service is great. Everyone is great starting with the hostess and servers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Igloo
    MartynVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    While outside it was hot and humid, inside was only 1/3 full of guests and the thermostat must have been set to hang meat. It was freezing. While a full house will produce more body heat and wait staff deservedly need some cool air, it would be wise keep the customer in mind and raise the temp until it needs to be lowered! We met the new maitre'd--he's a charmer. Great addition.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    DearandHonVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    On a rainy Sunday morning we stopped at Alxois...food was delicious...coffee and latte very good...bloody mary was tasty...not a big fan of served bottle orange juice...ambiance was fabulous...NOISY!...didn't help to be in the center of the room...loud talkers on both sides of our table and small children with mommies who were oblivious to their actons...major complaint...service...not sure what was going on with her...but just blah in attention to service detail...will we go back...probably not!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful!
    LoveMyMom
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    From the moment we walked in, perfect. Everything was just right, (especially the trout!) This bistro reminds me so much of my favorite place a la Rive Droite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • edlib
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have eaten at Aixois many times and have never been disappointed. Server was helpful, response was reasonably quick for a crowded room. I started with escargot which were a bit too salty but still good, then a skirt steak under chimichurri sauce--excellent. My wife had an excellent Bibb lettuce salad and a trout that she enjoyed as well. Not a real extensive menu, but everything I've had there has been first-rate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parisian Night
    Crestwoodcharmer
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Beautiful evening so decided to sit outside. The tables are close but still comfortable and conversations don't seem to overlap much. The service was timely and consistent throughout the evening. There are nightly specials but I decided on the Trout Almondine which was spectacular and my friend had one of the specials which was a grilled shrimp in pasta with a light tomato sauce which she said was very good. We were there early- 6ish and the outside tables were full by 7. Dinner was priced well for what you got and the wine prices were also reasonable. A great neighborhood fine and an excellent place to meet for drinks and nibbles-
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprising Menu
    KCKayC
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We went for Sunday dinner at 2 pm and found that dinner wasn't served until after 5. They were currently offering items from the brunch menu so we waited until 2:30 when the transitional menu was available and then decided on the quinoa salad, mine with chicken, his with salmon. I must say it was delicious and not something we would have tried from the dinner menu. Of course we always order the fries, too. We had the place pretty much to ourselves and the server had plenty of time to cater to all our needs, including bringing my husband way too may cups of the excellent coffee. It was quiet, calm and relaxing. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    RomanticVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have eaten there several times for lunch but was disappointed in dinner. The atmosphere inside was beautiful and even romantic. The conversation/noise level was high. Although the salad and sashimi were excellent, the fish and chips were fish sticks and McDonalds fries. Most of the menu was sandwiches and neighborhood suburban fare. Maybe I was expecting something different so I will take part of the blame. I expected a little more. I will keep eating there for lunch. The service was great both by wait staff and support staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be going back!
    Lincolnite
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was our first visit to Aixois and we will definently be going back. We had the Ruby Trout and Chicken Pillard, both were outstanding. This is our new favorite KC dining spot!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rghos
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It was a wonderful evening on the patio, good food, drinks and atmosphere. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch al fresco
    BerkeleyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We enjoyed lunch outside. Delicious food, well served and well presented. Quiche is always good ...rich and unusual with kale, this time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sjnemeth
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Turn down the music. Very cheesy. Overheard other guests making fun of it too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The patio
    Jdnkc
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I finally had the chance to experience outdoor dining at Aixois. We were able to get in earlier than our reservation thanks to plenty of seating on the warm outdoor patio. Despite some mess from nearby construction it was a beautiful place to eat and the food was excellent - very authentic French. We had the mussels, escargot, and onglet au poivre. Extras were a little pricey, but not out of line with other restaurants of this standard. One exception - the French blend wine was reasonably priced and excellent. The experience reminded me of France, and we really enjoyed our time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Bring Friends!
    Janet
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I brought my longtime friend, a former French teacher to Aixois and of course she loved it! Food is always exceptional and atmosphere and service always great. Thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Left hungry
    mom529VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Our party of 4 arrived on time for a 6:30pm reservation. Our server took quite some time to acknowledge our presence, although the restaurant was nearly empty. We explained right away that we had tickets for Starlight and needed to leave by 8pm. We ordered soup/salads and entrees. The service was slow and not attentive, but we got our first course by 7. After 3 queries, and an unacceptable excuse from the server about a new chef who just wouldn't get the meals out, it was 7:50 and we had to leave without dinner! We paid for the salads, but no sincere apology was made and no attempt to encourage us to try Aixois again was forthcoming. A huge disappointment and a bad start to an evening out with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 615 reviews are from the Aixois French Restaurant & Coffee Bar reviews archive.