Lunch on the patio
Stopped by on Friday got a great table on the patio. Evan our server did a wonderful job making suggestions and describing the various items on the menu. He was also very accommodating there were three of us and one had to get back to work. So he rushed his food out but allowed the other two to have a leisurely lunch. Great time and a great start to the weekend. Thank you Yia Yia's and thank you Evan.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
It had been several years since I have eaten at Yia Yia's. My birthday was a few weeks ago and I chose Yia Yia's because I wanted one of my favorite desserts, the chocolate Phyllo thingy ... so yummy! My husband was skeptical of my restaurant choice as he hadn't eaten there for years. To say we were pleasantly surprised is an understatement! I had the trout special which was delicious and my husband had the Campo Lindo Farms Chicken. Thank goodness my two boys were with us to talk to me because my husband was so consumed with his dinner it was only after he licked his plate clean that he was able to rejoin the conversation. And yes, my dessert was scrumptious; the perfect ending to a great dining experience.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner, great service, & a very pleasant evening!!!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make sure and listen to the special
Yia Yia's has some of the best specials in the neighborhood! They have been getting some really interesting fish options from their food wholesaler. I love checking out what they have each week.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, the food, cocktails
As always, the food, cocktails and service were excellent. Outside dining is great.l
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place. Very pleasantly surprised. Great food and service.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem
You will not find better service or quality on the city.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Besides the great food I was really impressed with our server Tom who took the time to answer all of my Aunts questions. He took his time it was really nice
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
always reliably very good.
You can count on reliably great food with great service.
It's one of our go to places.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Date night - NOT
We enjoyed the food but since we had more in mind a quiet date night, the restaurant was way too busy and way too loud. When the reservation was made, a request was put in for a booth. Instead, we were place at a table very close to the doors to outside seating. This made it very difficult to have a conversation because of the noise and commotion.
It seemed they were short of menus, too. Our waiter told us about the special and asked us if we would like to order an appetizer before we ever got a menu. We could see servers passing menus between each other as they went to the table. After waiting for a bit, we asked if we could have one menu and we would share.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although I had not been to Yia Yia's for many years, my wife chose to go there. The service was prompt and personable. The server was very knowledgeable about the wine and food choices, even giving my wife a taste sample of two wines to ensure her choice met her preference. The food was excellent. The presentation was quite appealing. Although the portions initially appeared smaller than typical, it proved to be perfect for both of us. We planned to forego dessert, but were presented with irresistible options. We chose to share a lighter one and were quite pleased with our decision. The dinner was a little pricey, but certainly worth it. We were very happy with our choice of restaurant for this special occasion.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the whole wheat
Really enjoyed the whole wheat pappardelle! Thanks. I look forward to it being back on the menu daily.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always enjoy my visits because the entire staff is so pleasant and inviting. Stephanie the GM is on top of her game.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great evening at Yia Yia's with friends. Nice music on the patio.
Dinner lasted 4 hours. Very pleasant evening!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service - great food!!
One small thing - ceasar salad dressing that evening was very heavy - slightly wilting the romaine lettuce 'cuz there was such a heavy coating on the lettuce.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yia Yia's 8/30
Great steak dinners for the kids. Nice for mom and dad.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as usual
Have eaten here many times food is always excellent
The Tenderloin Filet meal is always excellent and just the right amount of food.
Do wish the bar area was larger .
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice, but not spectacular
Trip Advisor had this as one of the top restaurants in Kansas City. Atmosphere and service were very good. Food was overall ok, but was expecting a little more. Worth a trip.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place never disappoints.
This place never disappoints. With the demise of its former "sister" across the street (Yahooz, which morphed into a drugstore), its great to see Yia Yias hang on and do well. At lunch, it always seems to thrive. Good menu, good food, superb friendly and efficient service.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding dinner experience
This restaurant is beautiful. The waitstaff is attentive and knowledgeable. Whether you are going for a romantic dinner for two, and evening out with friends, or a large group, this is the best choice. We were celebrating our anniversary, ran into a family out for dinner and saw friends in a group enjoying the evening. The food is so delicious with a variety to please everyone. Our server, Adam, was wonderful when I asked him to help me pick a healthy entree and also lower in fat. He advised my husband what to choose as well and we were thrilled with our dinner. The outdoor patio was secluded and lovely. Always spot on.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were on the patio and they had a 2 man band performing light background music which was very nice. The ambiance inside and our is great but I'm afraid the food is overpriced.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Homecoming 2013 in Leawood!
Ten girls celebrated their Homecoming night there! The hostesses were very friendly and helpful. The waiter was likable and the room was beautiful that they were seated in. They felt that their service was great and liked their food very much! Thank you for the on line reservations and for a great night!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting selection, good pizza!
With the first bite, son began to say it was really good pizza. My husband and I tried a bite of the pizza and it was actually really good! The crust was thin yet had a lot of flavor and taste. We also enjoyed the duck, the scallops, and two pasta dishes. We tried a variety of the side salads and all were very good. The 3 little creme brulee trio were just OK. Overall the food was very good. You have to ask if you want more bread (apparently) and they whisked bread plates away with the salad plates before we had a chance to ask for another loaf-- true, we didn't need it :) The eggplant dip served with the bread is one of the best parts of the meal.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent place for biz lunches
Reliable food, good service, accommodating menu, and just enough table privacy to get the job done.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch for 12
Table in separate room. Tasty food with great selection. Half price wine bottles from impressive list. Attentive server and support staff.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had great service and food while celebrating a friends 50th Birthday. Gave my friend a free dessert card, which we thought was nice. A fun place to celebrate!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great work lunch
We really enjoy going to Yia Yia's for lunch. The patio is excellent and the food is always delicious.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Celebration
Took a group of 10 to celebrate our daughter's 16th birthday. Food was fantastic--but even better was the great service we received.
We'll be back to Yia Yia's.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Winner.
Entire staff was very friendly and professional. Food was excellent, as was the wine. One of our favorite restaurants.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Now admittedly I had low expectations for Kansas City (vs., say, SF or Seattle), but this was a solid restaurant whose food would have been welcomed in more foodie-oriented cities. The trout was nicely cooked and flavorful, and the hummus was nicely spiced, well textured and not over-pureed, and really good. The one downside was that they have a limited selection of local microbrews (which may be an expectation inappropriate to KC...?).
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat
Every time I have eaten at Yia Yia's, the food has been excellent. The menu always changes, so I've never had the same thing twice, and it's always good. The interior decor is wonderful, stone, but not too dark, with a lovely patio. We were there most recently for a Friday night dinner with some out of town family, and had a conversation without any problem at all. The managers are always walking around checking on things, making sure everything is fantastic. The wine list isn't incredibly diverse, and the by the glass options even less so, but what's on it is tasty. And they let you taste your glass of wine before pouring the entire glass. Most places do this for bottles, as they should, but I don't remember anywhere else doing this.
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a reservation for a
We had a reservation for a party of 7. Loved where they seated us. We could all partake in the conversation. Very pleasant dining experience.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure, friendly.
Always a pleasure, friendly. Best patio in town. Will adapt dishes for vegetarians!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding as
The food was outstanding as usual, and Adam was a great waiter, funny and anticipated our every wish. I also wish to express my gratitude for the Passport promotion.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a great experience
Whether your first visit or your 100th, one can never go wrong by choosing Yia-Yia's for a wonderful dining experience.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
WE HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THIS RESTAURANT...BUT THE LAST TIME TOOK THE SERVICE TO A NEW LEVEL.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
When we first walked in everyone was smiling and extremely friendly. Our server was absolutely fabulous. The dinner was out of this world. Extreme quality. Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, we had dessert. Wow! It was the perfect evening.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great selection of Delicious Food
Trendy, upscale atmosphere Is the beginning of your food journey at this lovely spot. The bread and dip presented at the beginning of your food journey is simply outstanding. Many varied menu items make sure that there is something to please every palate. Attentive and friendly service made overall experience outstanding. Would definitely recommend and look forward to my next visit.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pretty blown away by Yia Yia's - sad that I didn't try it earlier! This is a corporate restaurant, but it feels and serves food like a locally owned restaurant. The management was genuinely interested in our experience. The servers are dressed impeccably and the service itself is outstanding. We went both for lunch on Saturday (3pm - 5:30pm Happy hour 2 for 1 apps) and went right back again for Sunday brunch (Get the crab omelette or the Eggs Benedict!) Great prices for outstanding food. We will be back and soon. Very satisfied with this place and adding it to our regular rotation!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Going away dinner
The place was really busy, and we were seated late. About 25 mins late. The managers checked on us several times. Once we were seated the server was there in a flash. Within moments of his greeting 3 others servers presented the tables with starters because of the delay. The food was great the service was spot on well worth the wait.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was awesome with one exception. We sat at a booth directly under the speaker - so the stereo was a bit loud. It was annoying at first - but we managed to tune it out.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thoroughly enjoyable experience
The meal was cooked perfectly. Delicious!
the service was top notch.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very dependable. Pretty stable
Very dependable. Pretty stable menu (to a fault), well executed.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took a half hour to be seated
The Yia Yia's in Wichita was our "go to" restaurant when we live there. Although we've been in KC for a year, this was our first experience with the Overland Park location. At 6:30, when we decided to eat at Yia Yia's, I looked on OpenTable for a reservation. There was an opening for 7:00, so I took it. In my experience using OpenTable in Dallas and at other Kansas City restaurants, we've always gotten in at somewhere close to our reservation time. Yia Yia's was the exception. Even though we arrived at 6:45, our party of two wasn't seated until 7:28. We had great drink service at the bar, and everyone was friendly, but I was disappointed with the wait, especially as we watched while other diners who arrived after us were repeatedly seated.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pleasant atmosphere.
Very pleasant atmosphere. Quiet enough for 4 peope to enjoy conversation. Wine was excellent especially since it was Sunday 1/2 price for a bottle! Food was excellent, nicely presented. Great value for the price of meal & wine.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Updated menu and wine list
The newer menu at Yia Yia's was welcome as was Monday night "half-price wine bottles"
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great flow at buffet not crowded. excellent planning. Quite remarkable. I'd suggest labeling dishes being served
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We found a new favorite place
We found a new favorite place with yia yias, the food was excelent and our waiter Will was fun and fantastic! Thank you for a great dinning experience
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Clients were impressed
We chose Yia Yia's for a recent client dinner. The clients were from LA, and in the gourmet food business. They were impressed with the dishes served, specifically the Polenta, as it was such a unique offering.
Our server was polite, professional, and never interrupted the flow of conversation.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food AND Service
This is one of those restaurants that offeres excellent food and top notch service without the extremely high prices. The food is not cheep but it is a good value considering the quality what you would have to pay at other restaurants that are the same caliber. i have been a custoemr for several years and I highly recommend it. Try the crab cakes or the gnochi.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM