Coal Vines
Coal Vines

Coal Vines

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.coalvineskc.com/
  • Phone: 8169122690
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am.
    Weekend Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ward Parkway & Jefferson
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Public parking in nearby Plaza parking garages and streetside parking also available.
A word from Coal Vines
Coal Vines is a casual neighborhood restaurant that brings a piece of New York City to Kansas City's beautiful Country Club Plaza. As a specialty pizza and wine restaurant, Coal Vines is known for its coal fired oven pizza but is also complemented by a full menu and a wine list that is synonymous with quality, at a reasonable price point. We offer a simple menu of seafood, pastas, appetizers and fresh salads in addition to our New York style pizzas. The casual elegance of the restaurant is enhanced by great music and an energetic dining area. A Sunday Brunch is also offered and has quickly become a favorite brunch spot in Kansas City. The patio and open-air dining make this a popular nice-weather dining restaurant and the candle-lit bar and dining room keep the restaurant cozy during the colder weather. The popular Coal Vines Weekday Winedown (Monday-Friday 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.) offers select glasses of wine for $5.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Coal Vines reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (28)fit for foodies (27)great for brunch (26)neighborhood gem (23)great for lunch (20)good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (17)hot spot (13)romantic (12)special occasion (9)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (7)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Fair Fare at the Faire
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We came in while the Plaza Art Faire was going on. Plaza restaurants tend to be pretty pricey. This is one of the most reasonable restaurants you'll find on the Plaza without sacrificing the service, atmosphere and quality you expect on from a Plaza restaurant. Great place to come when you are going to be with a group of people of various "means" and you're splitting the check.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations a waste of time
    Plaza2fun
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I made reservations 2weeks ahead of time and we got a lovely table by the noisy kitchen.all windows were taken which I had requested.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    One of my absolute favorite restaurants! Generous wine pours and very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    Summer
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We love to start with bruschetta - never disappoints. The salad are wonderful and the white pizza is our favorite. The wine list is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Supper Club
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I are part of a "Dining Out" Supper Club with 3 other couples and it's our turn to select the next venue. We had heard great things about Coal Vines and checked it out. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. It had the feel of a quaint neighborhood Italian restaurant and was a fun location for a Friday night, but not too crowded considering it's on the Plaza. We were seated in a spot where we could actually watch the pizza dough being thrown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    NebraskaCouple
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is my second time to Coal Vines, and the first for my husband. It is absolutely amazing. The wine list is excellent- anyone can find what they're looking for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Restaurant!
    Kathyl
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I visit Coal Vines almost weekly with a close group of friends, and it never fails to let us down! The food is fantastic, the staff is great, and the restaurant really has a great vibe to it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience
    7GalsfromNE
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a blast! The food and wine were delish and our waitress Darcie was the BEST! Overall experience was GREAT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Was a Charm!
    SouthPawVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We went to Coal Vines for the first time for our anniversary brunch. It was great! I had the benedict and he had an omelet. Both were excellent! We also polished off two $12 pitchers of mimosas! Can't beat the price. We'll definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • so-so.
    lizamirize
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The waitress was nice, and the host was accomidating.But the food took awhile to reach us, and by then I had cold eggs benedict. Omelet was a scrambled eggs dish. Won't return, unimpressed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food you can get anywhere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My friends and I went here for Sunday brunch. Our waitress was one of the worst I've ever had. We are a very kind and "go with the flow" group, and we all agreed that based on the food and service, none of us would be back. She was rude, didn't know the menu, brought us the wrong pizza, said nothing came on the side with my order (so I got potatoes, which came with my order, I said I didn't want them, she charged us for them), and I we saw her twice...once to take our order and once to give the bill. My friend was in the middle of placing his order and she said "hold on!", went over to another table, then came back to ours...weird and rude...the food was so so, but nothing special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little disappointed in Brunch
    bwake25
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Been here several times before for lunch and dinner and always really liked the pizza and atmosphere. Went for brunch on Sunday and I was a little disappointed after hearing that this was a great place for brunch. The service and my food was below average. We sat outside and our server was very nice, but we felt a bit neglected for drink refills because our food took quite a while compared to those around us. My omelette was visibly overcooked, thus also very dry. Not good to mess this up when you are serving brunch. However, my girlfriend got the breakfast calzone and a strawberry mimosa and were excellent according to her. Trying not to make a final judgement on this first brunch experience and may try again in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Came here for dinner on a thursday, and enjoyed it so much we returned on saturday!! Fun, energetic, good food, great service!! We will definitely be back!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The BEST!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Wonderful setting. Loved it for Sunday Brunch! Food is absolutely delicious! Going back again and again..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spicy Meatball Pizza
    JimandVickiVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It doesn't get any better! (Unless you get the Penne in Vodka sauce)!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid brunch with Just OK service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I had a really hard time deciding what to have because everything on the menu looked and sounded good. I would make a decision and then change it as I saw other people's food being served! I landed on the eggs benedict and it was delicious! The basil hollandaise was very different and delicious. Everyone in my group really enjoyed their food as well. Our server was extremely indifferent to being there, but the host was very friendly and helpful. He refilled our coffee and helped us out where our server failed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy food and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had quick service from our server and the pizza maker let us play with the dough. He even sent dough to the table! We had a great time!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enchanting Brunch
    wasmith21
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a wonderful brunch for Father's Day here. Danielle was an amazing server, with great knowledge of the menu and wines. The view was enchanting, at the window overlooking Brush Creek. The gourmet pizza pies had a perfectly, crispy crust and the sausage was divine. The granola was warm and fresh with a creamy yogurt. The cheese accompanying all aspects of the meal melted in your mouth and each was perfectly paired or prepared. The lemon cake was moist and just rich enough to satisfy without being too heavy for a brunch dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We love having wine and pizza here. The salads are the best! We love the pizza choices and our picky son likes the "Regular" as well. We have been several times and it is always a win.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but gets club-esque.
    Rado
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Good service and good food. Restaurant was really cold for whatever reason - the doors were open but they were just blasting the A/C even though it was gorgeous outside. Pizza is obviously the star but the mozzarella sticks and the tuna tar tar were also very fresh and clearly house-made. The one downside is that on the weekends if your dinner runs much later than 9 PM you are going to get your face blasted off by crazy loud house/EDM music. I'm no stranger to the club scene but you know how it is with EDM DJs...they think their music is awesome so they end up playing it loud as hell. It quickly turns into a dinner where you essentially have to yell across the table. Before 9ish though its Sinatra etc. - really great stuff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 182 reviews are from the Coal Vines reviews archive.
  • Good Brunch Location
    nekral
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I took my family here for brunch on a Sunday morning. There are traditional options (eggs, omelets, pancakes) for non-adventurous eaters, but they also have some creative (and very tasty) Italian-inspired brunch dishes. They also offer carafes of mimosas (or peach/strawberry/raspberry equivalents) for only $12, which is more than enough for 6 champagne flutes. Their coffee was also quite good. The restaurant has some indoor and outdoor seating available, so with nice weather, it would be a great outdoor brunch spot. It wasn't very noisy (important when you have older family members), and it didn't feel crowded. In general, it was a very good and surprisingly affordable brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marginal Service
    KSSteakLvr
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The Server while friendly was inattentive. Spent most of her time visiting with one specific patron at the bar. Had to request to others to get the server so our order would be taken, and also to get our check. Not a very good experience. On a positive note, the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pizza in Kansas City
    BigDubVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Awesome atmosphere, great brick oven pizza and an outstanding wine list.... What more do you need?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesomeness
    Linda
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Huge menu with optional wine pairings. Reasonably priced as well
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We love Coal Vines. We take our family there during the holidays. We love the atmosphere and the food us excellent. We especially like hoe gage chefs have entertained my grandson. My wife loved being at Coal Vines for Mother's Day. JTR
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Wood fired pizza
    pumpkin
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We have been to Coal Vines two times now. My husband is extremely picky about his pizza, hates wine, and was very hesitant about going to a new place. We were both pleasantly surprised by the quality of the pizza. It was delicious, had ample toppings but wasn't drowning in greasy cheese, and had that great wood fired flavor. The wine list is nice I suppose, but I am a drinker of the sweet to semi-dry varieties so there was not much I liked on the list. Overall, a great little place. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I go here a lot and I am always thrilled with the food as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night
    margie212
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Perfect restaurant for a girls get together! Great pizza (we had the White Pizza and the Sausage and Pepper), wine, and atmosphere. Weather was perfect so the open air seating made the experience even more enjoyable. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pizza
    TomK
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    If you like thin crust pizza, you will love coal vines. Service was good. Prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    KC18
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great pizza and great brunch! I definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza
    ExceptionalVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Excellent thin crust pizza. Fabulous taste and presentation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy brunch
    KB1988
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Fabulous brunch complete with mimosas and lighter food options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome plaza find!
    WINEAU
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The atmosphere was very pleasant - clean, not loud/chaotic and staff very knowledgeable and accommodating. Some of the best pizza we have ever eaten!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Pleased
    DDElaine
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had a very enjoyable experience. Our reservation was ready on time and we were given a window table which made it that much more enjoyable to watch the outside as well as the inside. We felt like we were the only people in a crowded restaurant. Our servers were excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Friday
    DiningOutInKC
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We always enjoy the atmosphere and food at Coal Vines. This trip was no different than the others, but our friends were experiencing it for the first time and loved it! The pizza and wine were great, as was the service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cold and crowded
    coldcoals
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We suggested Coal Vines as the place to rendezvous before WarHorse and needless-to-say, we were disappointed. The meatball appetizers were lukewarm and the pizza cold. Our table of four was so crowded that I was eating under the pizza tray and I was not the only one eating "down under!" We really did not have the time to send it back and chances are we won't be back. Thank God, I gave up wine for Lent because NO room for wine glasses!!! Very disappointing!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food & service, crowded
    Magster
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    great food & service, crowded seating, felt a bit cramped.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Italian in a lively setting
    Choosydiner
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Coal Vines serves excellent paper- thin crust pizza and yummy crispy chicken parm. This is a fun setting on the Plaza! The service is helpful and attentive without seeming annoying. The Caesar salad is dressed perfectly. My only complaint is that there aren't enough croutons. The croutons taste like they've been fried. We would've liked a bucket of them to take home. We will return to Coal Vines again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    KCdocVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Far west of plaza but really good and trendy Good good service and ambiance Worth a try and retry
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coal Vines- Our Date Night Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Absolutely love the restaurant Coal Vines. We keep coming back for more! Every date night, special occasion or when the craving hits-we are back for more: sharing a bottle of wine, ceasar salad and a large white special! I highly reccommend coal vines to anyone who is looking for a restaurant with great ambiance, service and food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.