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Grand Street Cafe
Grand Street Cafe
  • Address:
    4740 Grand Ave
    Kansas City, MO 64112
    Plaza / Brookside
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Grand Street Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://grandstreetcafe.com
  • Email: kristi@grandstreetcafe.com
  • Phone: (816) 561-8000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Miguel Medina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Grand Street Cafe is available to cater events from a few people to a few hundred people. Let their culinary team create an unforgettable menu specific to your event. Let us handle all of the details- from a cocktail reception to a multiple course dining experience.

    We can also accomodate your private party here at the restaurant! Seating from 8 to 400, ask how you can rent private rooms to fit your needs.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3pm - 6pm with great drink specials- $3 glasses of wine, $ 2.25 draft beer, $3 well drinks

    Thursday half price bottles of wine (under $75)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Emmanuel Cleaver II Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Unlike typical Plaza parking, Grand Street Cafe guests may park curbside to the restaurant in our very own parking lot
A word from Grand Street Cafe
Get comfortable, settle in, and let us introduce you to the Grand Street Cafe. The food is great, hearty and honest. It is also innovative and exciting without being flighty. Grand Street uses the freshest seasonal ingredients as they become available. Their commitment to freshness and quality is first and foremost. So, come in, relax, and let the Grand Street Cafe treat you to a little hospitality. Grand Street Cafe is one of the top restaurants in Kansas City. Rated "Excellent" by Zagat for 2005 and 2006. Rated as one of the best restaurants in the city by the readers of Ingram's magazine. Winner of numerous awards for Best Sunday Brunch, Best Service, and Best Business Lunch. So come see what all of the accolades are about, and don't forget the fantastic Happy Hour!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We always enjoy dining at Grand Street Cafe and our latest visit was no exception. The food was excellent and the waiter very helpful and attentive. We look forward to returning. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "It seems that many people who knew each other were dining the night we went. Many tables talking across the restaurant or stopping at various tables to chat. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We recently dined at the Grand Street Cafe and returned with my parents on a Sunday. They too enjoyed the food and service (we had the same wonderful waiter). We have been very pleased with the menu choices the two times we have visited."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My son was visiting for the weekend and we took him there for dinner. We requested to sit outside on the patio. They told us that several people had tried to sit outside but came back in because it was very windy. We sat outside anyway. It was windy but we really enjoy dining outside so we didn't mind it. Our server said she was going to bring us a complimentary dessert due to the wind annoyance, even though it didn't really bother us. However, when she found out that the following day was my birthday, she actually brought us two complimentary desserts! Besides the great service the food was really good too. This was our second visit to Grand Street Cafe and we will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Met a couple for dinner. We were seated promptly & greeted by out server Melissa who was beyond delightful & so energetic it was very refreshing. This young lady was so helpful in making our dinner selections...grilled salmon salad, baked cod, scallops & a sirloin steak wedge were all mouthwatering. Everyone enjoyed their dining experience...would return."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I can always count on Grand Street as a great place to bring friends. The new menu had some nice selections. The noise level sometimes interfered with our conversations; but, it was great that the restaurant was packed with customers. Even though tables were available we felt a bit hurried to exit our table. That being said, we hadn't been together for over a year and we probably could have stayed all day. Next time we'll splurge and order dessert to "buy" us some extra time to visit. I like Grand Street so much, I'm hosting another friend there today. Thanks."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "A large group of 6-8 of us go to Grand Streets almost once a month for there Sunday brunch.......staff is friendly, food is fresh, and the price is fair. We go at 11:00am......before the crowd but once we are ready to leave at 12:30 its FULL!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The overall experience was good, but a noon reservation left us presented with a struggling greeter, being seated at a dirty table and the buffet line depleted. The staff quickly reacted to all the difficulties except the depleted buffet line, which was never completely replenished during our visit. Food was great and the tableside service excellent."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We were looking for a dinner before a play and stumbled onto the Grand Street Cafe. We made reservations for 6 pm but arrived just before happy hour was ending and was still able to order starters at the reduced prices. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. The ambiance was pleasant, although we were a touch underdressed. We will clearly return."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We've eaten Sunday brunch here many times and it's always good. We returned last Sat. and it was packed. Our lady server had "an attitude". I had the duck and it was more fat than breast. It was so noisy (a lot of this was from the kitchen with banging pots/pans that was very distracting) we had a difficult time visiting. We will still return for Sunday brunch."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Another great meal with excellent service. We have come to expect no less of Grand Street."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious! Coco chicken, prime rib tacos, and pretzels with cheese fondue, and kettle corn were fabulous happy hour dishes. Only complaint is guest ordered glass of wine and server did not mention bottles were half price so I felt she would not have gotten the glass. Also had to ask for happy hour menus. Otherwise, flawless evening. We'll all be coming back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "A great selection of foods for all tastes. Our servers was friendly, attentive and efficient."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Having been twice the wait person was unusually efficient Knew menu and expressed opinions Good take away of left overs Food arrived in keeping with our request On this visit Macy was just right for the occasion"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "how wonderful to have access to Grand Street Cafe out in the suburbs! Still phenomenal food in a new, modern setting."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "My friend ordered the salmon salad and I ordered the roast chicken. She loved her salad and ate it all. I had two pieces of chicken, one of which was undercooked and pink on the inside. I am sure that if I would have told my server that she would have returned it, but I was not that hungry. The other piece was roasted perfectly. My friend ordered decaf coffee and her cup was refilled often. We had the raspberry sorbet for a light dessert. We noticed other diners' plates and their food looked excellent. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and their dinners. We ate early, before going to the opera, so the restaurant was fairly quiet. Overall, a very nice dining experience. We would both go again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I am never disappointed when I eat here. The quality of the food is only exceeded by the service by the attentive staff."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "the food was delicious....came in a timely manner, was nice and hot, great presentation"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My first time at Grand Street Cafe. Food & service were great! Especially enjoyed the mushroom spring rolls. The wait staff was friendly & never too busy to provide a service or answer a question. Will go back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "First, when I called the restaurant I was told I had to make a reservation on-line instead of the usual speaking to an actual person, which I found out was untrue when my group arrived. Although I had reserved a room as we often do at Grand Street Cafe, they only had our group set up at tables in the corner, which was unacceptable for a book club where privacy to talk candidly is important. After talking to several people they eventually set up our usual room for our meeting, but of course not before reminding us we needed to spend $200 to even get the room. I was offended and will probably not attend or recommend any meetings there in the future."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Great restaurant. They always have excellent specials, which is an important addition to the regular menu."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great food is always what a diner wants. When you get it with excellent service it's a place to revisit again and again. Kudos to grand street."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Grand Street is always a good choice because it is consistently good. The menu is new and unusual. The service is always excellent. I have been going there for years and never have been disappointed/"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This was our first time dining here and were pleasantly surprised with the food, service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We have patronized Grand Street since it opened and have never been disappointed. Last visit the salmon and pork chops were outstanding plus we had a great waitress. It is always on our radar when we are going to the Rep and can be counted on to provide a great lunch when that is in the offing."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I made a reservation based on what I could find out online, hoping that Grand Street would be suitable for a birthday dinner for my husband. When we told people at our hotel where we were going, they said I had made a great choice. They were right. The food was delicious, original, and beautifully presented. I was able to make healthy choices (skipped the bacon lardons) without sacrificing flavor. For dessert we forgot healthy and went for the chocolate ganache. The person waiting on our table was fun, informative, and attentive. We will be back. My new favorite -- it's tough to live 120 miles away!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Valentine's Day, special was lacking anything out of the ordinary. Offered seafood pasta (spaghetti noodles) with seafood, but it was overpowered with sausage?"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent dining for any occasion. Service was fast and friendly. Casual to romantic."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Traditionally holidays, especially Valentines Day, is notorious for slow grumpy service and so-so food. Our experience was just the opposite; the waitress was energetic and helpful and the food was excellently unique!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "As usual GSC showed great magic from the kitchen. Everything was as requested. Servings had plenty of food and the quality of the food was outstanding. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were seated at 6:45 in a large industrial space set entirely in 2-tops with no ambience. Only one other couple was seated after us. By 8 pm most of the tables were empty and they were removing the glasses from the other tables. When we left, the main restaurant was packed with people waiting for tables. We surmised that this setup was for early reservations for couples. We felt banished. Server was good and the food OK ( the rissotto was salty). However, we still felt like second-class diners. We selected the Grand Street because it's a lively, fun place to dine. They've lost my future business, as well as their reputation in my eyes. No restaurant succeeds when it makes customers feel cheated of a good dining experience!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a group of eight people and were given the boardroom to the right of the main entrance. It was beautiful, quiet and we felt like we were dining in style. The room could easily fit more than eight, probably up to 15, so it's great for groups."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have talked about eating at the Grand Street Cafe but just have never made it. Finally we went for Valentine's Day. They were extremely busy, but our service was terrific, and the food was wonderful. We had reservations and were seated right away. Great new find for us."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were seated in a banquet room that was set up for the Valentines day croud. The room was stark, nothing on the walls and chairs stacked around the wall. The ceiling was open to the plumbing and heat ducts. The meals were delicious but overpriced. With two glasses of wine and no desert the check was $100 plus tip. Definitely not worth it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time at Grand Street for Dinner. Our waitress was fantastic and it was an overall wonderful experience. Food was beautifully presented, Waitress was very knowledgeable about our wine choices and food selections1"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our waitress was the best very knowledgable of the food and in depth description of the menu"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This hidden little gem is awesome. The server was so kind. She let us try 4 different wines that she recommended. Will so be going back."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I think one of the signature dishes there was the pork chop... I had it tonight. Not even marginal at best. Tasted as if someone threw a pork chop in a pan and then poured kc masterpiece barbeque sauce all over it. Absolutely horrible, and this dish in years past way an incredible dish. So much for Grand Street. My friend had duck and said it was so chewy that he could barely eat it. Would not go back with that caliber food. What a loss!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary at Grand Treet Cafe. Every aspect of our dining experience, from the appetizer thru dessert was fabulous. This resteraunt should be high on everyone's list of 'must go' places."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Grand Street still delivers! Recent? renovations have softened the interior, although ceiling still up there. Food remains top notch, as does service. We were there during Restaurant Week, and it was packed! Our daughter loved the (rather expensive) filet..."
    Dined on 1/17/2014