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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: Tuesday through Friday 4:30-6:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French / American, European
  • 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
  • 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.

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
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "This was my first time dining here and what a treat! I will definetly come back"
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Impecable service and food. Always, perfection! Once entering the unassuming establishment you feel you have been transported to another place."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We sat on the patio at sunset and enjoyed the ambiance and lighting! Fantastic food and wonderfully attentive and knowledgable service!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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!!"
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "All these years and still very, very nice. Service, food, ambiance."
    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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the Bastille Day celebration! Thanks for making the evening one to remember. The servers and the entertainment were wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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. :)"
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were there during the Bastille day celebration and it was so much fun."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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"
    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
  • "This is our number one favorite place to go when our family is all together."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Le Fou Frog a' manger fantastique comme toujoure avew Mano & Barbara"
    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