Le Fou Frog
Le Fou Frog

Le Fou Frog

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lefoufrog.com/
  • Phone: 8164746060x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Happy Hour: Tuesday through Friday 4:30-6:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary French / American, French
  • Executive Chef: Mano Rafael
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Le Fou Frog offers private dining on the patio, weather permitting, & semi-private dining in the restaurant. Restaurant buy-outs may be available on select nights, some restrictions apply.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oak Street
  • Public Transit: Max - 5th & Grand
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Pull parking adjacent to Le Fou Frog.
A word from Le Fou Frog
An eclectic French bistro tucked away in historic river city market area in downtown Kansas City is a local favorite serving 4 star traditional & contemporary food in a fun filled atmosphere. Chef/proprietor Mano Rafael works with seasonal ingredients to create an ever-changing chalkboard menu. The vast menu selections & wine list offer many choices for varying tastes & budgets. Check out La Fou Frog's reviews from Kansas City Star, Pitch Weekly, KC Magazine, Ingram's Magazine, the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Zagat & chowhound.com!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Le Fou Frog reviews from OpenTable diners
151 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (126)fit for foodies (111)romantic (99)neighborhood gem (77)notable wine list (51)great for outdoor dining (40)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (19)good for groups (18)late-night find (13)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Al most all terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Many, many excellent meals here as with the current experience. The chocolate mousse used to be served in a goblet and now comes as a half dome with a choc shell. Would have been fine but the shell was too thick and tough to get through with a fork (and a knife for mousse?). Otherwise very good. Server got confused about our dish but otherwise was very attentive and excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A KC Treasure
    jdr60
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went on a Saturday night and the evening could not have been better. The food was excellent, but what really makes Le Fou Frog outstanding is the ambiance and service. The staff is extremely friendly and they also provide entertainment. They sang two songs (and they were excellent) as the crowd participated, making for an extremely enjoyable evening. I think everyone should try Le Fou Frog!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time The Best
    yummy2me
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything was absolutely delicious! Tempura shrimp was a great choice. Waiter recommended a short rib appetizer that was fabulous (and I never would have ordered it without his prompting). Now I would do it again! We have been meaning to try this restaurant for years, I only wish we would have done it sooner. But, nothing beats the first time and it was a wonderful find! We'll be back. Service was perfect, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Absolutely fabulous! One of the best evenings ever and the food, well just simply fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special experience every time
    FrenchFoodLover
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This visit was special because the food is so exquisitely prepared and the wait staff is topnotch. Our waitress was eager to make suggestions and surprised my husband with a great glass of wine. She wasn't afraid to size us up when helping us decide what to eat. We had the Coquille St. Jacques and the cheese plate for starters, both very good. We all fought over the scallops though! Our entrees were: Steak au Poivre (big piece of meat, wonderfully cooked), lemon sole with risotto (this was heaven; we all agreed), a wonderful fish dish served with goat cheese and the tail still on (can't remember the name). For dessert we had creme brulee, chocolate mousse, and profiteroles. Yum! Wish the online menu was up-to-date though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ray201
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Took my wife for her birthday on a week night kind of early, so not many other diners there. Served by the owner/chef who had the perfect amount of interaction with us, was charming and smiled through our attempts at pronouncing menu items in american french - he even suggested splitting the steak au prouve which was more than enough for the 2 of us. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    Deli
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Quite our favorite restaurant in Kansas City: the filet fou was not only judged delicious by my wife, but by me the next day at lunch (the portion was generous). The crown rack of lamb was also great, and I do love their Gigondas, which matched the entrees wonderfully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not enough for the $$$
    burbsgirl
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The price we paid for dinner did not equal the amount of enjoyment we got out of it. The air conditioner was working overtime to keep the place warm. The waiters were great and helpful but the ambiance wasn't there. We had a nice dinner but probably won't go back. There are too many other places I would try first. I'm glad I can say I've been there now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always excellent
    islandgirl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've dined with Le Fou Frog a couple of times now, on special occasions. Every time, both the food and the service are outstanding. We first came to Le Fou Frog on the recommendation of a friend and it is one of our favorite places to go. If you're looking for cheap, this is not the place for you; however, if you want excellent food and service, you'll fin it here!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC!
    Birkie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    You MUST eat here when in Kansas City. FOOD, SERVICE, WINE, DESSERTS are beyond exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply Extraordinary!
    gpat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The experience was the most exuberant and authentic of any French restaurant I have had in the U.S. It is not quiet but the level of conversation by the guests and the wonderful service and entertainment by the staff made me want to stay and just soak in the good time and the absolutely wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing, as usual
    Wendi
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Every time I dine at Le Fou Frog the food is amazing and the service is fun and attentive. It's an upscale restaurant with a laid back, casual feel; not stuffy at all. Escargot is amazing, lobster bisque is to die for, and the french fries are the best if have ever had in my life! Great for a special occasion or just a night out with friends. I highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Favorite Place
    Bobandpeg
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Step inside and enjoy an evening of casual French atmosphere and the best food available in the Kansas City area. I've never been disappointed. Always an ever changing menu with fabulous culinary delights. Chef Mono and his entire staff are the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Evening
    Carl
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I took my fiancé here for her birthday and wasn't let down. I had chosen this place based on reviews and word of mouth from a few people. The staff was excellent, and our waitress was especially helpful with anything that we needed. The food was delicious and the ambience was superb. I would highly recommend anybody to come and enjoy a great evening. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tres moyenne
    live2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    not notable wine list. Not sure what has happened at Le Fou, but food was average. Out of one bottle of white wine on the voluminous 3 white wines by the bottle list, so we ordered the house wine, of which they were also out. 5 cheese platter became a 4 cheese platter (only had 4 cheeses). However, if you want to go to a French restaurant that has a very limited selection of wine and cheeses and not looking for great food, the service was very good at Le Fou.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was my first time dining here and what a treat! I will definetly come back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem for romantic dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The atmosphere is quaint, romantic and inviting whether you are inside or outside on the patio. The food is exquisite and provides such pleasure to the mouth! We have dined alone and with other couples and have never been disappointed. The wait staff is pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu. Food delivery from appetizers to dessert is perfectly timed. Dishes are cleared and glasses refilled without interruption. I would highly recommend this hidden gem to anyone adventurous in food tasting and the even the pickiest of eaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Fou Frog
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We chose the restaurant for our anniversary to join a couple of friends for a nice dinner, we were not disappointed!!! Food was excellent, wait staff was attentive and the overall time was great. Will be coming back for more...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Fou Frog
    ChrisNLiz
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The Frog is one of my favorites in town. Never even a moderate meal, always outstanding! I could fill this with superlatives of the food and wait staff. We go here several times a year and when one or all of our daughters are in town. They are all three huge foodies. This is an evening not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best!
    Darik
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Took some friends to dinner for my birthday. We have never been disappointed at Le Fou Frog, and were not disappointed this time. Enjoy the reasonable wine selections, and the mean was fabulous. Keep up the good work, and we look forward to dining with you soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Le Fou Frog on our first wedding anniversary last year. We decided we enjoyed it so much that we had to come back for our second anniversary. Once again, Le Fou exceeds all of our expectations. There menu includes a wide variety of interesting menu choices. The escargot appetizer was once again one of the most enjoyable parts of the night. The staff really make you feel that they are excited you chose to dine with them and in turn you feel excited as well. I always feel like I am someone special when I dine at Le Fou Frog.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite place in KC
    KCToad
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Impecable service and food. Always, perfection! Once entering the unassuming establishment you feel you have been transported to another place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romance defined
    CharlestonBrideVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We sat on the patio at sunset and enjoyed the ambiance and lighting! Fantastic food and wonderfully attentive and knowledgable service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Patrickkc
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was very exciting to celebrate a family victory with my mom here this past Saturday! Out service was amazing, as Ashley suggested our entrees which were too notch, it truly made my mother and myselfs weekend unforgettable! I can't wait to take more family and friends to this gem in the city market! Wonderful place with great wine, great staff and colorful interior! 6 stars!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    Datenight
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I don't have the chance to get out very often with 3 kids at home, so we picked a place we normally wouldn't have the chance to go to. We were far from disappointed. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable on the menu and have amazing singing voices! The drinks and food are well worth the pretty penny they cost. Each course was absolutely fantastic. It was the best meal I think we've ever had. The atmosphere of the restaurant added to the entire experience and we walked away with very full stomachs and hearts. Couldn't be happier with the night and our choice of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so amazing!
    OPKS
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were really awed by Le Fou Frog. Heard about it for years and finally made it for dinner. And were we impressed! The food was simply perfect, each item, from start to finish. Service was friendly, not overbearing, nice pacing. Not a fussy place, just the right mix of classy and casual. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was excellent. ll come back
    Smicman
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I've had a better meal at the frog. This one was just "ok". Had the crab. Noise level was horrible. Loud drunk group sitting behind us. Service was excellent. Not sure we will come back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had the most funhe best foods
    Awards
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had the most fun with your engGming staff and had some if the best food Location was not pretty and courtyard was ugly but after our warm welcome and great fun!! service, we loved it!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My employer went there. I asked him what his thoughts were he said the food & service were very good however the prices were extremely high.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice
    brewedbehavior
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    All these years and still very, very nice. Service, food, ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lauraVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We really enjoyed Le Fou Frog- Hadn't been there for awhile- the menu was very interesting and offered a lot of variety. The wine list was good and I had a really excellent French white wine. The service was excellent and the waitress was very helpful when we made our choices. The truffles with grand marnier topped off a great dining experience. We definitely would go there again and recommend it to our friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bastille Day
    Renee
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We really enjoyed the Bastille Day celebration! Thanks for making the evening one to remember. The servers and the entertainment were wonderful!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Fou Frog
    awynhaus
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Overall the experience was superb. The food was delicious, the service, once seated, was terrific, and it was a fun night. I made the reservation on Friday for Saturday. Normally this probably wouldn't have been a huge issue but they had a special Bastille Day celebration so the spots were minimal. We arrived a few minutes early and waited about 20 minutes for our table. This was fine but the area to wait was crowded and jostling occured. Once seated though everything was fine. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was well prepared and delicious. There were some songs sung, dances danced, it was a very entertaining and energetic crowd. A little more light would have been nice but really it was a great time. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Food and Song
    PositiveFood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I chose to attend Le Fou Frog my first time, for the Bastille Day Celebration. It did not disappoint. The food was outstanding, the service beyond great, and the added costumes and music made for a most memorable night. My server, Sarah sang one of my all-time favorites from The Phantom, and her voice was a great as anyone on Broadway. A gem of food, wine, and song. Don't save all the talent you have on staff for Bastille Day once a year. I say allow your diners to experience the talent, all year long in some fashion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maclin
    luvfoufrog
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were there during the Bastille day celebration and it was so much fun.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • chuck
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Had a great evening, thursday nite was full but manageable by staff. Excellent food at every course. Can't say enough how special it was. The dover sole awesome and halibut wow
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Local Spot
    theobrim
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We enjoyed our visit to Le Fou Frog immensely. The service was exceptional, offering educated recommendations without simply rereading the menus for us. The sheer number of options can be daunting, but only because everything looks so delicious! We also enjoyed the opportunity to interact with the chef/owner over the course of the evening. A memorable meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Fou is still a top notch evening
    BigMarieNKCVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food is creative and well executed of course, but the shabby moulon rouge chic ambiance, the clever fun staff, and the periodic musical performances make it festive, welcoming and memorable. If you haven't been for a while - you have to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband and I love this restaurant. The French cuisine is delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This is our number one favorite place to go when our family is all together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.