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Broadmoor Bistro - Broadmoor Technical Center
Broadmoor Bistro - Broadmoor Technical Center

Broadmoor Bistro - Broadmoor Technical Center Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.broadmoorbistro.org
  • Phone: (913) 993-9752
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:

    Wednesdays: 5:30pm - 7:45pm;
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Justin Hoffman & Robert Brassard
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Cafe, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Upscale contemporary food presentations for events for 20-200 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 83rd and Metcalf
  • Public Transit: The Jo stops at 83rd and Metcalf located on the eastern side of 83rd st.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Broadmoor Bistro is located in the heart of Broadmoor Technical Center. Plenty of parking is available within school grounds.
A word from Broadmoor Bistro - Broadmoor Technical Center
***Dinner is 4 course Chef Tasting Menu for $30 pp. The menu changes 4-5 times per year.***

The Broadmoor Bistro is a student-run skills application by the students at Broadmoor Technical Center in Shawnee Mission School District.

The Broadmoor Bistro has been in operation since fall of 2000 offering an evening dining event created and served by culinary arts students enrolled at Broadmoor Technical Center. Broadmoor Technical Center, located at 6701 W. 83rd Street, Overland Park, Kansas offers culinary arts and commercial baking instruction to students enrolled in Shawnee Mission School District high schools. Students create menus, cook, serve and run the Broadmoor Bistro.

The Bistro is a 2008 constructed 3,000 square foot addition to the Broadmoor Technical Center. A bakery, kitchen and classroom with auditorium seating and a full culinary display kitchen, about 4,700 sqft, were remodeled in 2007.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Four out of the 7 people attending the dinner did not receive their 5 course dinner paid for. We waited 3 hours & 25 minutes for nothing, not even a cup of coffee or dessert. We expressed our concern to the front desk manager & she completed ignored our concerns. The student server kept apologizing. Because the front desk took walk ins, which caused for those of us who made reservations a shortage of food, poor service & cheated out of a paid in full evening out, we will never recommend this technical center The dress code is a joke, because the poorly managed front desk allows in dirty dressed blue jean walk ins, who ate our food, took our servers & disrespected the ambience it was suppose to offer a total waste of $210.00 & $60.00 tip."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Broadmoor Bistro is a fun dining experience where high school student prepare and serve the meals as part of the special culinary arts curriculum for the Shawnee Mission School District. The small plates dinner menu that was served the night we went included a wide variety of items with evidence of real skill in completing the plates. All were good to excellent. Service would be the only complaint and that is only a modest concern. Service was somewhat slow and the staff was not as attentive as we would expect in a top restaurant but the interest was sincere and the overall experience was very good. Our first time but it will not be our last."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "A very enjoyable time. The food was amazing. Being a high school teacher, I enjoyed seeing the students perform outside of the classroom. I could tell the students were extremely proud of their program. I was impressed with the kitchen and instructional areas. I will return next year."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We love the Broadmoor Bistro. It's the only high school culinary program affiliated with the James Beard Foundation. It truly is a neighborhood gem. This was our first time going to a dinner with a menu created and supervised by a guest chef. We had a delightful evening. The students bent over backwards to serve us. We tried some foods we have never dared to try before such as sweetbreads and raw fish. It was a five course meal, but the portions were moderate, so we weren't too stuffed to enjoyed the dessert. The menu is pre fixe but one of our guests doesn't eat meant and the restaurant substituted fish for the pork and beef on the menu. The Broadmoor Bistro gets 5 starts in our book!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I enjoyed Broadmoor Bistro with a small group of friends to celebrate a special occasion. It was a great choice for our group. We attended during a Chef's Series night. The six courses played out over almost three hours. The food combinations were eclectic and required most of us to reach outside of our food comfort zones a bit. Don't miss out on a tour of the facilities. My only real complaint was the seating. We were a party of six seated down a long row of tables where the chairs were very tightly spaced. Closer to the end of the evening unused chairs were removed, which gave us some much appreciated breathing room. This is a culinary school. It's amazing to experience what motivated teenagers can do."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great food cooked and served by student chefs in a lovely environment. Plans are in the works to expand the dining area."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Our group enjoyed the "Small Plates From Around the World" entrees! They were well prepared, generous samples served by high school students, who were our gracious hosts. The Broadmoor Bistro in Shawnee Mission Schools is serving up more than delicous food at a fair price by training excellent young people to know the right way to enter the world of food service. Congrats to all!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our time at the Broadmoor Bistro. The food was a little frou-frou so I had a little bit of a challenge finding enough items that I was ok with. The food I did get was delicious however. My husband, who is a little more adventuresome, loved the interesting items on the menu. The highlight is knowing that high school students have prepared the food and worked really hard to make it a delightful evening. We were impressed!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food was tasty and the menu was well thought out. I think they ran out of appropriate utensils for courses which did not match. I was surprised to have to eat the main course with a salad fork and desert with a dinner fork, the soup spoon for coffee and the teaspoon for soup. the service was rushed and my dinner was taken away on two courses before I was finished eating. As soon as my fork touched my plate, my food was whisked away before I could say something. The students rushed around in a hurried manner but maybe were pressured on timing of food with the kitchen. I would have to say that when dining out, I would like it to be an experience, not rushed, but savored. I did not feel that way. Would fewer courses be more relaxing?"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I've been here twice and have throughly enjoyed both meals. Good variety with plenty of food."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "What a great night. We really enjoyed the tapa style selections. Duck Flat Bread, Clams and White Sauce, and many other tasty small plates. Sara our server was excellent! We can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "A unique experience beginning with walking down school hallways to arrive at a beautiful restaurant in the middle. The young inexperienced but enthusiastic staff made for a great evening. The food was excellent!!!!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This is done in conjunction with a chef's training program for High School students. Everything was excellent. It was probably as fine a meal as we've had in any of the finest restaurants that we've ever enjoyed in our life. We would recommend this to anyone who ever gets the opportunity."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Our dinner last week was one of the best meals we've had anywhere. And Danny, our server, was attentive, charming and made some accommodations for us. I've been recommending to all my colleagues. Price is very fair, compared to what you'd pay other place. Enjoyed conversation with the students when we were leaving. Look forward to next experience."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "The Broadmoor Bistro, a high school culinary arts program, is an amazing dining experience. The restaurant itself is very upscale, and contemporary. The menu was creative; it was difficult to choose each course because every menu item was appealing. Our server was a young man who would have graduated on time but has chosen this career pathway to further himself post-high school. He was extremely knowledgeable about the food being served and could easily give us details about each item, thus deconstructing what was being served. This is an impressive program, a bargain for those that enjoy fine dining, and a wonderful opportunity for young students interested in a career in the culinary business. Broadmoor Bistro deserves our support."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Kudos to the Shawnee Mission District's culinary arts program! This dining experience matches that of any gourmet restaurant and is even superior to many. The menu has a variety of selections, and every morsel of food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. And my special request for vegetarian items was met by gracious accomodation and superb dishes. The students were well prepared and outstanding chefs and waiters. We highly recommend Broadmoor Bistro, and we hope their wonderful program will continue to be supported."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "From the hostess' welcome to the server's farewell, a dinner at the Broadmoor Bistro is to be savored. The best part of the meal was the exquisite parsnip bisque, which recipe the chef was happy to share via email. Each dish was prepared with care and artfully presented. The portions sizes were perfect, not overwhelming. Dessert was the weakest point, good but not memorable. Too bad that it is not possible to have a glass a wine with such a wonderful meal, but we understand that liquor laws do not allow underage students to serve alcohol, and alcohol is not permitted on school grounds. The students in the district who are interested in a career in food service are very fortunate to be able to hone their skills in this venue."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Always enjoy the food and the presentation is beautiful. Do not be put off by dining at a school. The atmosphere is that of a nice restaurant. Please go with the knowledge that it is a training venue and servers may not have the polish expected."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I can scarcely believe the Bistro has been just down the street from me for over 10 years and this was my first time there. We had such a good time - I thought the food was fantastic and very original; the high school students were very fun to talk with; the space was pleasant and not noisy, which was important to us and 2 of the 3 of us are hearing challenged. We did have to ask to be moved when we were first given a table because there was too much of a downdraft on us. But the second table was fine. I am looking forward to taking the tour next time, too."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Super menu, service and atmosphere. The food was delicious."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The presentation for each of the four courses was as good as you will find in KC, and the preparation is superb. Take the kitchen tour to better understand how these kids get it done."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Broadmoor Bistro is a little known gem. The food and ambience rivals many local restaurants. The service provided by the students was enthusiastic and efficient. The variety and quality of the food was excellent"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I misread the email, and thought the cost was $30. or I would not have attended. Actually, the food was excellent, and probably worth the price, but the service, even tho I'm sure the kids tried, left a lot to be desired. For that price I think excellence in every respect should be expected."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "What an incredible evening and experience! Everything from the tour of the classroom and kitchen facilities to the 5 course dinner was a treat. We were a group of Shawnee Mission South grads (one of which is now a teacher at BVNW) who all commented on the professional and impressive program that the school district is offering. "Back in the day", creative options like this were not part of the curriculum. We thoroughly enjoyed the menu, it was innovative and delicious, and each course was prepared precisely to my taste. It was obvious to us that the students all took their jobs, whether it was serving or preparing the meal, very seriously. We were all very impressed and plan to return another time!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner immensely. The flavors in our appetizer were unforgettable. The smoked scallops in our parsnip bisque were a delightful bit of added flavor. The entree topped everything off wonderfully. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "love the dining experience at the Bistro. always fun to find out what these talented kids are up to."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Top quality food served professionally. Servers had good knowledge of food processing and serving."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Our monthly dining out group of 11 has been going there for our Nov/Dec dinner for 4 years. It has always been excellent! Thank you."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Seven of the 8 in our party had never been to Broadmoor Bistro (some hadn't even heard of it). Amazing culinary experiences provided by soph-senior students in Shawnee Mission School District. Only open to public on Wednesday nights. You won't find such dishes anywhere else in KC Metro area. Dinner consists of four courses of your choice and every dish (and there were 32 dishes served to our table!) was visually attractive and delicious. I personally fell in love with the carrots served with the roasted pig cheeks, and several of us shared maybe one, with someone else. Universal agreement that no better carrots could be found anywhere. You gotta imagine that SMSD is training some awesome chefs of the future!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "This is a student-run restaurant associated with the school district. Wonderful limited food menu, great execution."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Broadmoor Bistro. The food was great and the culinary students were passionate about their work. Highly recommend to others who are looking for a nice evening. Wish it were open on the weekends but it is only open on Wednesday evenings. Hats off to the chefs and students!!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Very nice experience. Something way out of the ordinary. The food was very good and it was fun to watch the students wait tables. They were very polite and attentive. This is not something I would do on a regular basis, but it was fun for a special occasion ours happened to be my husbands 77th birthday. One plus, no one would ever be able to guess where you are taking them for dinner."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "This restaurant in a high school where students create the recipes, cook, and wait tables is a dining delight. I've been several times and each time the menu has been on par with the best restaurants in the city. The food is superb and presented beautifully. The only thing that is keeping this from competing in the Kansas City market is no alcohol is served. But the food is so good you won't miss it....too much."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "The menu selection during October 2013 were unusual, not standard Italian. Food was delicious, the only complaint was the cinnamon rolls were a bit dry. Service was good, could have had the water class filled more often. Overall a very enjoyable and tasty experience."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "This was a second visit for my husband and me. We had recommended it to friends and they treated us to this occasion, both times the food was beautifully presented and very well prepared. The food, service and ambiance would compare favorably to any fine restaurants in the Greater Kansas City area. Its only two draw backs are that it is only open on Wednesday night and does not serve wine because on the age of the students serving the tables. This was not important to us."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "As we have in the past, the dinner was delicious. The only issue I had was the wild boar was flavorful but tough. The wait staff were friendly and eager to serve and please. We love going there so we can contribute to the education of the students. Plus the meals are exceptional bargains."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "It is wonderful that high school students are taught to cook a vast number of complicated dishes and serve them to the public. Congratulations to their teachers."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "It's sort of hard to rate this "restaurant" since it's the Shawnee Mission School District's culinary arts program weekly meal. High school students are cooking and serving, and generally learning how to do these things. This current Italian menu isn't amongst my favorites, but food was very good, and I got to try wild boar. Well worth the money."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Everything on the menu is really well prepared. The Braised Pig Cheeks are unbelievable - you will love it. All 3 desserts were good. The Baked Alaska had chocolate ice-cream inside and it was so frozen, it was hard to cut through, but otherwise really good."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "My husband and I dined on food similar to food served in the finest of restaurants. It was hard to believe that it was prepared and served by high school students. The presentation was delightful as well."
    Dined on 10/9/2013