Tavern in the Village is a perfect balance of fresh food served with positive energy in comfortably upbeat environment. I can choose healthy in so many ways! The grilled vegetable salad and ahi tacos were both carefully prepared and beautifully presented. The wine is expensive as is true in most USA restaurants and so the bill is always just a bit more than I expect, but I sigh, pay and return over and over again.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
New Favorite Place in Leawood!
4th time at the Tavern for lunch. Excellent service and Great food everytime!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal experience
Had the clam chowder......it was the BEST clam chowder ever! Service outstanding.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun and unpretentious
The calamari was outstanding, the salmon quite good, the pork porterhouse tasty, the lentil cakes not so great - mushy and not much flavor. enjoyed our server very much - can't remember his name, but he's recently lost 45 lbs. and he likes Bordeaux wines ;-) An enjoyable dining experience. the dessert chocolate brownie stacker was on the dry side, and the peanut butter either absent or so faint as to be indiscernible. We will return, most likely.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tavern Brunch - not to be missed
My family attended the Tavern for Mother's day brunch. The brunch menu and service was excellent. We arrived early, went to the bar and were seated early. In the past, I've enjoyed happy hour or dinner at the Taverm. The brunch was every bit as good.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband said that his trout
My husband said that his trout was the best he's ever had... and believe me, he's had trout in all the finest eating establishments in the Kansas City area.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was pleasantly surprised
I was pleasantly surprised by Tavern. It has a local, upscale neighborhood feel and the food was great. Pretty diverse menu and large portions but everything tasted fresh and had a lot of flavor. I would definitely come back.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time dining at Tavern in the Village. Server was courteous and helpful. Hummus was delicious. Overall, good soup, salad and dessert. Not cheap, I'd say good value for the quality. Will definitely go back.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great. The service was unbelievably superb.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful resturant, great bar, upscale yet cozy. I had the crab cake BLT with grilled asparagus and it was excellent. This is one of my new favorite places.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for an anniversary meal
Our first time here was for our anniversary, and we had an absolutely delicious meal! Our server was excellent as well. The soft shell crab special (with blackberry sauce!) was one of the best entrees I have ever had. It was sad to see quite a few diners seriously underdressed (shorts/t-shirts). That's not a reflection on the Tavern but rather the fact that people take casual dress a bit too far at times. A place of this caliber deserves a bit more respect. But that didn't hurt our experience nor the taste of the food. We'll be back!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT TIME WITH FRIENDS
This is our favorite restaurant in Kansas City. The owner Kelly Manning and his manager Anthony Zarate make you feel like you are having dinner at a good friends home.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Good Evening
My son was visiting from out of town. And I wanted to take him out and show him a good time which usually means a good meal. The Tavern filled the bill w/o breaking the bank. My husband raved about the fish special and all were pleased w/ the meal including the ambiance & service.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites!
Tavern never fails to impress. Food is always consistently good, great selection of different menu items-it's always hard to choose since everything is so good! My husband is a Cuban sandwich fanatic and he has deemed this one one of the best in KC! I'm always satisfied with the seafood choices. Great spot for lunch-prices are very reasonable, Anthony and his staff are always very attentive and friendly. Love the Prairie Village location (have to admit I haven't been to Leawood yet even though it's closer to home) and is always on my list of lunch destinations. I'm sure dinner is phenomenal too, just haven't had the pleasure to venture in then!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our meals have been consistently good. It's a fun, warm, friendly atmosphere!
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely a favorite of ours.
Definitely a favorite of ours. We live closer to the Mission Farms cousin but prefer this one in the Village - a little more intimate
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day dinner
Overall our dining experience was good. Their were 6 total in our party ranging in age from 15-84 and there was something for everyone. I would not recommend the Ahi Tuna Tacos/Wrap. Very dry w/ lots of butter lettuce and cabbage. Small slice of tuna and a dot of hot chile sauce. Not much flavor on these and definitely not worth the $12 price. All the other food and drinks that were ordered were well liked.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the relaxed feel of
I love the relaxed feel of this place. The grilled Baby Brie was good and the Santa Fe Chicken Salad was excellent. The prices are affordable and I definitely would return to try more dishes.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My two sisters and I had lunch at Tavern in the Village and we were so excited to try someplace new! We get together often for lunch and decided to try a different place. We loved the ambiance the minute we walked in. The staff was friendly and the food was excellent. So often we see the same thing on our "usual" lunch place menus, it was fun choosing from the array of dishes offered on Tavern's menu! One of my sisters had the Crab Cakes BLT. We all had to taste it! It was outstanding. My other sister and I had the Chicken Breast sandwich. It was prepared with a tomato sauce, which you wouldn't find elsewhere except a "high-end" restaurant. We were amazed how affordable these chef prepared meals were. We will be back!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
1st time, won't be the last.
Great service and hostess, visible management staff making sure everything is ok without being overbearing, very nice wood beam and hardwood flooring lodge style decoration, and on cooler days good capacity out on the patio. Food was great (I had the salmon and kale salad for lunch) and there are several other dishes I would like to try. Great lunch location and has a lot of neighborhood ambiance. Highly recommended.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tavern In The Village hits the mark
We live very near the Tavern but had never been there before this visit. Some old friends wanted to go out for dinner so we decided to try it. I went online and looked at the menu and found it to be very diverse and wide in its selections. Most sounded very good.
Our server was very good and greeted us as soon as we were seated. Everyone got something different so we had a chance to see how the foods overall were executed. One person had Grouper, .another got the seared Pork Tenderloin, another the Pork Porterhouse and the last a Turkey Croissant All were very well executed and delicious. The real teller was the fresh roasted turkey on the sandwich.
Overall a very enjoyable dining experience. Food and service excellent.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and the service was outstanding! It was awkward trying to enjoy our meal with a manager walking around with a notepad and obviously critiquing everything constantly. She should take a break because the servers are great they don't need constant supervision.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
More Ranier cherries please!
We were delighted with our Friday night experience! The chef infused these wonderful Ranier cherries into the Short Ribs and our dessert! Both wonderful! Would highly recommend a Short Rib offering on menu everyday and this particular preparation was superb! Have often thought Short Ribs and/ or Grilled Lamb were missing from Tabern menu and hope they will consider one of these as permanent!
Everything was very enjoyable and service very good!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tavern is a welcoming environment
Tavern is a welcoming environment which feels like an upscale restaurant, but with a strong neighborhood feel. Consistently high quality food with prompt attentive service, that is not smothering.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Foor and service ws excellent. It ws my wife's birthday, they treated her to a desert, with out all the singing and hoopla that often embarrasses people.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy a meal t the Tavern. It's an engetic "in" spot. Food is good - service is friendly and prompt. Even though it is a lively place, it is not difficult to talk with friends. I am a fan of the Asian Tuna .salad.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently a winner
Whether going to the bar area for appetizers and a drink to catch up with a friend or grabbing lunch/dinner with your family, it's always a great experience. Service is great and the food is too - expanding the menu as well
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tavern in the Village
Only second time there, but will definitely be back. The crab cake sandwich with lemon pepper green beans was fantastic.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great First Impression
It's a bit out of the way for me but well worth the trip. They had a unique cocktail list and I had the best mojito I've ever tasted. Was glad to see the cocktail size was ample for the price. I tried the fish tacos and they were very tasty. I'd definitely get them again but there were so many other items on the menu I'd like to try next time I get to visit. The service was just right.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tavern in the Village
I have eaten here 3 times in last month (just found out about it) and got the same thing--Crabcake Sandwich and Lemon Greenbeans. Want to try something different, but love this.
I live in Tonganoxie so it is not close for me, but love the restaurant.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, Service, and Energy
I was the first one in at 11:30 am, but it was packed for lunch in a matter of minutes. Soup is always on my menu for lunch, and the special of the day, tomato curry, intrigued me. I haven't done curry in a long time (bad experience), but asked for a sample - unbelievable! Yes, I did order it along with my lunch (so did my colleague). I really cannot say enough about the food and the service. My one small issue is the energy, or noise, level. I asked for a quiet table when I made my reservation, and was informed that someone else had requested the one table that best met that need. We had a table next to ours that did make conversation a bit difficult. While I'd return here in a moment, I would likely not use it for a business lunch.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good and service was above average. We really enjoyed our evenin!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite restaurant
This is our favorite restaurant and the owners are like family.
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely, especially the art
Lovely setting, bar, and seating.
Art on the walls is great.
perfectly prepaired scallops
cosmo mixed and garnished to perfection.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try this place!
If you've never had a chance to dine at Tavern in the Village, you should definitely give this place a try. Very fun and energetic atmosphere on the Friday evening we dined there. The food we had was all top notch from the crab cakes that were filled with lump crab meat and light on the breading to the wedge salad to our entrees and even dessert, everything we had was well above average. My wife had the filet mignon and even though she insists on having it cooked medium-well, the steak was still juicy and tender rather than dry and tough. I had the pork porterhouse and it was fantastic with a spicy reduction sauce that added to and did not mask the flavor of the meat. We shared a peach cobbler for dessert and it was outstanding too.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Tavern in the Village
We went to Tavern in the Village with friends and had a very good time in a lovely atmosphere. The service was excellent. I thought the food was only OK, I really expected more. The presentation of the food was very nice, but the quality wasn't what I expected given the excellent ratings. The price was great.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, flavorful salmon.
Delicious, flavorful salmon. Comfortable restaurant. Excellent service.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second visit and far better than the first. Our party of 4 totally enjoyed our dinners and the wines available by the glass. At first I thought the wine list was a bit short, but for the money the wines were very enjoyable and went well with the dinners. We arrived before the Sat. night rush, got to enjoy about 30 minutes for good conversation before the crowds arrived, noise levels went up, but it didn't affect the laughter that much. will go back,, hopefully soon.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Applause to Tavern in PV for making our family birthday brunch totally enjoyable.
The food arrived hot and at the time for all six of us. I will go back!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice service, but extremely
Very nice service, but extremely noisy as we sat in a booth to near the front of the restaurant and too close to the bar. It was disappointing since we did have reservations and was celebrating a birthday. It was difficult to talk and hear one another. The food was delicious. Loved our waiter
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've never had a bad meal here. The service is always outstanding. There is something for everyone on the menu.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites
Wonderful staff and always good food. Very good neighborhood choice.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great small group birthday venue
It's hard to find a great restaurant that works for food quality, excellent service as well as atmosphere for quiet conversation? We are grateful that we are not forced to raise our voices to be heard. Thank you for a special evening!!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining in PV
The menu here is diverse and the food very good. Craft cocktails are unique and well-made. There is a lot of energy, but it is loud, so this isn't the best place for quiet conversation.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Nice Place
I was very satisfied with my first experience at Tavern. Took the lady their for dinner on a Friday night and everything went well. Food was good, well priced, great service, and a cool atmosphere. Definitely would go there again.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This location was every bit
This location was every bit as good as their sister store at Mission Farms. We are never dissapointed. We receommend this restaurant to everyone and the value is perfect.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dependable excellent food
I have been to Tavern in the Village three times, and I have been amazed at the consistency of their kitchen. The meals have been perfect each time. Most recently, I dined with four friends who each ordered something different. Salmon, trout, pasta, and lentil cakes. Each friend said their meal was excellent. I had salmon each of the three times that I have dined there, and each time it was excellent, cooked just medium rare. Perfect. I am amazed at their consistent good cooking.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kelly, the owner and the entire staff make you feel like you are having dinner at your best friends home. I cannot say enough about this restaurant. It is our favorite.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood find
Delicious food and fun atmosphere -- always busy, so reservations are a good idea!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best local choice
Consistently our first choice in the area for Happy Hour, weekend dining with friends or an impromptu weeknight. Excellent food with a wide variety on the menu, remarkably good service always and management who greet customers and make sure everything is as expected every time.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM