An experienceTruly outstanding and creative dining - nothing else like it in town - the treats from the kitchen just keep coming.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular and inspired food-Spectacular and inspired food- as always. I am never disappointed with the food here. My only criticism is that I don't feel that the wine list/pairings are not at the same level as the food.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPricy - but SOOOO Worth itThis was my third visit and each time continues to excite and amaze me. This is 1st class food - beautifully presented - artfully served - in a quiet and simply elegant space.
Don't be put off by the price - you spend that eating BarBQ!!
Take yourself someplace special - BLUESTEM!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the best restaurantThis is the best restaurant in Kansas City! Outstanding food and service.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBetterFood preparation was back in form from our last visit - outstanding. The service is slightly off - food going to the wrong tables, brioche being brought too early for foie gras, wine service after the course was almost completed. We also ordered the special mushroom dish in lieu of the 1st course - but were still charged an extra $10.
I think Colby & Megan need to spend a little more time working the service issues at Bluestem instead of spending time at their new restaurant.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favoriteLove Blue Stem. It is how I would love to eat every night. Super. Delicious. The only complaint is always the noise level. It is always very loud.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTasting menus; food, service,Tasting menus; food, service, and ambiance excellent; prices reasonable (didn't say cheap) for this level of excellence. Excellent wine at reasonable prices as well.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great experience. AHad a great experience. A must for foodies out there. We had the 5 course with the wine pairing and it was wonderful.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating our daughter'sWe were celebrating our daughter's 25th birthday. The options are 3 - 5 or 10 course tasting menus. We chose the 5 courses. The selections were outstanding. Between the three of us, we had baramundi, steak and chicken entrees. None of them disappointed. The service very attentive. The ambience was understated and warm that allowed for easy conversation. With the 5 courses plus chef's complimentary items, we could not believe that our dining took 2 1/2 hours. The time seemed to pass effortlessly. All in all a very pleasant dining experience.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt had been a while sinceIt had been a while since we had been to Bluestem, through no fault of theirs. It seems they've tightened up their menu a bit, which is fine. They offer more little tastes and lagniappes than they previously did. They are still on top of their game; the food was uniformly excellent to very good, although the asparagus and beef dishes stood out for us. Highly recommended for a special occasion!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you can afford it, it is a MUSTBluestem is definitely an expensive restaurant. But if you can afford it, it is worth it, honestly. It has to be for a special occasion but the staff there is really taking care of you, perfect timing all the time, for the wine, the food, service and gentle words time to time. It is classy but really cool at the same time. They're adapting their service to you and your feelings. Food is great, taste of it unbelievable and combinations which make difference between restaurant and that kind of restaurant. We've been there for our anniversary - first year of marriage - they offered specials, small but tasty in between our plates. Very good experience !4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressedBeyond impressed! I did not have high expectations going in for brunch because I thought "it will only be breakfast food" but I was blown away with how the simple ingredients were elevated to a new level. Two thumbs up!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBluestem is a great littleBluestem is a great little place with great food and service. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves, particularly the smoked salmon and bagel. It was so delicious and a highlight of our meal.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBluestem never disappoints.Bluestem never disappoints. The service is friendly and professional, the food exceptional. It is among Kansas City's handful of most innovative restaurants, and would be a destination restaurant in any city in the country. They seem to always bring their A game.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy 5 course meal was amazing!My 5 course meal was amazing! The surprise bites from the kitchen between courses made the experience even more special.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't be discouraged whenDon't be discouraged when you walk in the door and find a darkish, wood-floor-needs-scrubbing, run-down-velvety bar scene with TV... make a right and the ambience shifts. Great for brunch with other adults. Tasty, well-prepared food (I rarely eat home fries because they are too oily but Bluestem's are to die for!). Timely, effective, non-obstrusive service. Tablecloths and cloth mapkins a plus.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best food and the bestThe best food and the best dining experience that I have ever had. And, the single most expensive meal that I have ever had. To me, it is sad that such a wonderful restaurant has such a ridiculous price tag.
We chose the five course meal with wine pairings. The dishes were fabulous although I would have said that the wagu hanger steak was under-seasoned -- need salt. The wine pairings were fabulous and well chosen.
Service was impeccable. The chefs came out and met with a few tables but not ours. I assume that those were regulars. From the outside, you would never guess that such a restaurant was housed within.
Enjoy.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite when it comesOur favorite when it comes to outstanding in every category.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe 5 course dinner menu wasThe 5 course dinner menu was amazing. From the amuse bouche to dessert, everything was delicious. It was the perfect evening to celebrate my husband's birthday.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMPrix fixe in 3,5,or 10 coursesPrix fixe in 3,5,or 10 courses (plus an an amuse bouche). Superb food: interesting ingredient combinations perfectly prepared and presented; wonderfully attentive service (I wondered idly where Meyer lemons come from and our server went and looked it up (China, BTW, brought to the stares in 1905 by a guy named Meyer)). Arguably the best special occasion restaurant in town.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative and innovative dishesCreative and innovative dishes presented beautifully. Food quality was excellent. Wine list extensive and fairly priced. Attentive and helpful service.
Despite the neighborhood feel, the cuisine is world class with an emphasis on native Midwestern ingredients. Recommend highly.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMKeep up the excellent work.The best place I have ever eaten in Kansas City. What a find.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM