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Le Fou Frog
Le Fou Frog

Le Fou Frog Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lefoufrog.com
  • Phone: (816) 474-6060
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Happy Hour: Thursday and Friday 4:30-6:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: 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 (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants
  • 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.
  • Entertainment: 3 piece Jazz Band: Alternating Sunday evenings: 6:30pm - 9:30pm offering casual & sophisticated jazz. Also special event nights

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!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I love this restaurant. The French cuisine is delicious!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great service, unique food choices that are very full of flavor and great taste. Certainly will be a repeat here"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This is our number one favorite place to go when our family is all together."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "food was amazing. staff was amazing. we had a perfect evening thanks to them."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great service and food. Everyone enjoying the evening and very laid back. Made our birthday special occasion super!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First the good- nice setting with excellent service. Wife's Scallops were excellent. Now for the average- the appetizer selection of cheese/meat plate was below par and would not order again. My meal, lobster meat with risotto, was very tasty with good flavors except the lobster meat was very tough and could hardly be cut with a knife let alone be chewed. Apparently grossly overcooked lobster. I tried to get the attention of the owner/manager to no avail to comment on this problem. Would not order this menu item and would be very careful on a future selection. Would go back again with reservation as to the food selection. Should not have to pay $30.00 for an inferior dinner item."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was our first time to dine at Le Fou Frog and we met friends for dinner. Our waiter was very knowledgable and the food was delicious. Great wine pairings as well. Will recommend coming to our friends and we will be back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The title says it all. Drinks, appetizers, wine, food, service, everything was amazing. Ordered mostly from the specials. We had the tuna tartare, mussels in white wine sauce, scallops, halibut and to top it all off the best creme brulee we've had in KC. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our waiter, Matt, was exceptionally insulting and rude. He was slow, inaccurate with drink orders, and insulting to all of us at the table. He was drinking on the job, and my group saw him consume three different glasses of wine while waiting on us. Based on this experience, I will not be going back for a long while. I have been a customer for over 15 years."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We absolutely love eating at Le Fou Frog. We love the fun and funky atmosphere! You must try the escargot! The scallops are to die for! We are never disappointed! From the lovely amuse bouche beginning to the delicious chocolate truffle ending, everything is perfect. Bon appetite!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Le Fou Frog a' manger fantastique comme toujoure avew Mano & Barbara"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "One would never look twice at this place if one didn't know what is inside. There is a small dining room an a bar area, and a patio. My date and I sat in the bar, in a quaint corner, out of the way of the other patrons. The room was dimly lit and the atmosphere was extremely private and romantic. Out server, Jason, was so attentive, charming, and prompt. I could tell he was very busy, but, nevertheless, he checked on us periodically to make sure that we had everything we needed. I had ratatouille as amuse le bouche - and that an amazing burst of flavor. We has escargot with the garlic butter sauce - exceptional! Their special, Sockeye salmon with cous-cous, had the most delightful reduction sauce - to die for! It was excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I ordered the red snapper and tempura lobster. The red snapper was dry and the lobster was chewy. They were served over shaved zucchini and carrots in a very vinerary broth. A disappointment from a usually excellent restaurant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food is exceptional--expensive, but well worth it. Waiter knowlegable abput wines and foods, attentive, but did not hover. Live in St. Joe, so do not get to KC as often as I'd like, but this one of my favorite restaurants, especially to celebrate a special event."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were there for our 21st wedding anniversary. The service was great and the food was spectacular. Our waiter was very helpful with great suggestions and opinions about the menu. Would recommend Le Fou Frog to friends."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food and service for this restaurant remain consistently great. We are impressed with the variety and length of the menu, from the standard menu to the daily "chalk board" items."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Thank you so much for making my birthday so special. We loved everything. The outside table was perfect for our rowdy group...sorry about that!!!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Ffood was amazing. Our server was wonderful. We asked her to sing and she did with a smile on her face. Nice evening out."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Le Fou Frog is always quirky and fun. While we found some of the food items pricey ($54 for one entrée!), the food is delicious. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Wow, great food! Fun service. We'll be back........................................................................"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary at Le Fou Frog because our first date was here. The food was every bit as wonderful as when we first came. We had the fromage plate and the Chilean Sea Bass with a lovely bottle of Bordeaux. Little unexpected extras were a tiny red pepper salad at the start and exquisite truffles at the end. The service was flawless, the ambience was romantic, the food perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better time!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "A big party was celebrating, so that is the caveat. It was very noisy, and we were at a table that was in the blast zone of the ac unit, but the food was excellent. The service was a bit slow at the beginning, but other than that, we had an excellent meal of fish and duck. The skate fish was novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Everything was incredible. It has been a long time since we had dined there, and this visit reminded us just how much it was like being teleported to Paris for the evening.my halibut tasted like it had just been pulled from the sea, and my husband devoured his lamb shank and couscous. Our charcuterie appetizer was incredible!!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. The food presentation is beautiful and artistic. The service is wonderful but not intrusive. We went on a week night, so it was not too crowded and not too noisy. I imagine the noise level is much higher on a weekend evening. The only thing I would like is better lighting at the tables. The darker atmosphere is very romantic, but you can hardly read the menus and I think a little better lighting would help diners enjoy the presentation of the food more. The wine list is good, but I would not call it outstanding. They have a nice selection of cocktails and after dinner drinks as well."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We had the best meal I have had in KC area. The waiter was very helpful and had a great additude. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Jim and I have been here two times and both times we've had excellent service. Our servers were very knowledgeable of every item on the menu and took their time in answering all of our questions. Their wine suggestions for meal pairing were excellent. It was not an inexpensive meal but well worth every penny. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "If you're looking for a nice (although spendy; and worth it) evening in a unique still hidden gem, look no further. Staff, good, wine, setting... all top of the list. Highly recommend. We will be spending many special occasions here and will be sure to bring family to this experience when in town. Just go!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant that has provided top quality food, drink and service every time we have eaten there."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband and I were at Le Fou Frog for our wedding anniversary and to try the soft shell crabs, which were delicious. This is special place, but we reminded each other to come more often and not just for special occasions. The wine list is great, and the cocktails also looked very tempting, although I couldn't pass up the champagne. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We wanted something special for a 35th wedding anniversary. Le Fou Frog did not disappoint. We began with a scallop appetizer - outstanding. Our drinks came. Hers was a wonderful concoction. Mine was undrinkable as I was adventuresome. Our waiter was most attentive and perceptive and noticed. He offered to exchange my drink and I was impressed. I had the rack of lamb - delicious and filling. My wife loved her trout and couldn't finish the portion. We had an apple tart for dessert. The extras of pate' and bread and truffles only added to our enjoyment. This was a culinary delight and our waiter complimented a most enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "There is nothing to say except this is a fabulous piece of Europe in Kansas City. The food is amazing and wisks you away to culinary heaven!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We've visited several times, but this occasion was by far the noisiest. While some like loud, "party" atmospheres, it's difficult to hold a conversation. The noise level is the only negative about le Fou Frog!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "As always, everything was great, the food is worth twice the price."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were visiting KC and looking for a nice place to eat. Le Fou Frog did not disappoint! Huge portions, tasty food, busy cafe/bar - European ambiance. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Le Fou Frog is an amazing experience every time. The food is truly delightful French food in large portions, the ambience is all the greatness of French dining without the stuffiness. Its dark, Bohemian, fun and your waitresses sing to the crowd. The drinks are outstanding and the balance of specials and classic menus always present a mix of new and existing favorites to try. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We love this place, always. Our friends had never been there. Their comment, How do you find these places, we love it. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Casual atmosphere for a French restaurant, the soft shells crabs were delicious, the service was great, great dining experience."
    Dined on 5/16/2014