Room 39 - Midtown
Room 39 - Midtown

Room 39 - Midtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rm39.com/
  • Phone: 8167533939
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7-3
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11-3
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30-10
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ted Habiger & Andy Sloan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering Available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bell
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Room 39 - Midtown
Room 39 opened in November 2004 to rave reviews. Focusing on seasonal, fresh and locally grown ingredients, Room 39 is the premiere location in Kansas City for seasonal American food. We are proud to support local agriculture.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Room 39 - Midtown reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since May 17, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (55)fit for foodies (51)special occasion (38)romantic (28)great for brunch (27)notable wine list (27)great for lunch (24)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • A midtown gem!
    AprilVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    So happy to have Room 39 in our neighborhood. From breakfast through lunch and their special dinners, they are spot-on. Delicious food, drinks, impeccable service and a lovely, cozy room filled with friends and people 'in the know'. Love it - cheers to Ted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • oscar123VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I had an excellent Saturday morning breakfast. Food was outstanding and we enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again, a delight!
    Noms
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We couldn't have asked for a better birthday celebration. The restaurant was busy but everything was timed out to perfection. The duck and steak couldn't have been prepared better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worthy of the buzz
    KCArts
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Could not be more simple, but simple does not mean plain. We had 3 artisan sheep cheeses, an heirloom tomato salad, grass-fed porterhouse and a bronzed Italian sea bass. The beef was tender - really tender, not "tender for grass-fed". Tomatoes could not be more traditional - sliced tomatoes in a balsamic dressing with feta cheese, yet they were more delicious than any I've ever had. All very tasty. Surprisingly small place - only had one waitress and the bartender. But they covered the ground effectively and professionally. Not inexpensive, but not overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wedding Anniversary Dinner
    Jazzycazzy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed everything about Room 39. We love that it's small yet elegant. The service was personal and friendly. The GM and our server Anna knew it was our 29th wedding anniversary and gave us complimentary champaign. The menu selections were outstanding. It was hard to decide. We both had a priefix menu and it was so worth it. The kitchen that night was an all female staff that rocked. Kudos to the staff at Room 39. We live in Johnson County but love to go to the Midtown location. We also like to go there for breakfast. The coffee is amazing. Thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    karenloon
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Outstanding food and service created a very special atmosphere for my birthday dinner. All four of us enjoyed the tasting menu and had wonderful selections helped by our server who was very knowledgeable. From my cocktail before dinner to the most wonderful dessert, it was a perfect evening. Thank you for making my special day even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    ktat
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We made reservations because it is such a small restaurant, but we were the only ones there. Food was ok (per the other people at the table); my beet soup was delicious, but the squash blossoms were surprising they were in honey which took away from the flavor. The people who ordered the salmon said it was "ok" which isn't a praise (especially for the cost). It was my recommendation - the next time we will go to Extra Virgin.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noisy
    RalphyVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Very noisy for lunch. If you need to do business come early or after 1:15, otherwise count on screaming across the table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to start the day
    rmcconnellVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great coffee, thank you Andrew! The fresh squeezed orange juice is unbelievably good. So amy good things on the breakfast menu, however, the Salmon Scramble is my 'go-to'.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    mascootz
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I had the Steak salad and it was prepared perfectly. My host had a sandwich and it look quite good as well. the place was busy and reservations would be a good idea if you are pressed for time. There is no parking except for the street and nearby neighborhoods, which is why I only gave it 4 stars. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On Their Game
    DD99VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    At lunch/brunch, spectacular cooking with best ingredients at low prices. Intelligent wine selections, coffee bar. No wonder this place is always packed. Noisy, but the quality makes it tolerable. Among highly recommended selections: artichoke toast with arugula and poached eggs; wild salmon with garden fresh shell beans, chard, romesco; goat cheese gnocchi.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    If you haven't been here, it's a must! Great wine list & menu changes so you never know what you will get. Incredible food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our thoughts
    JS4wineanddine
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We have known Ted for many years. He runs a first class operation with minimal kitchen space. Thank you Ted and awesome staff!!! John/Susie
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy but it is a small space
    Tankman
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We ordered the sampler offering. Everything on the menu was appealing and I will expect to do that again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Foodine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My family and I went for breakfast on a Saturday morning. The place was quiet and perfect for catching up together. We all loved the feel of Room 39. It was nice and relaxing. Will definitely recommend to many friends and also be back myself.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Nook
    NookLover
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Cozy, friendly. Great food. Service was a bit slow, but the individual preparation was worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    sfguy0118
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We were visiting Kansas City and stumbled upon Room 39, where we had a lovely dinner. Very impressive food (loved the goat cheese gnocchi and my dining partner's risotto), friendly service and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • charming atmosphere, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The staff was friendly, the menu had a great selection, and the food was delicious. Decor was fun and charming.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot; unique menu
    Js4340
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Solid, fresh, whole food. Loved the local farm sourcing and the ever-changing menu. Incredible rustic, simple food with a gourmet twist. Presentation was incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Terrific restaurant. Food was very good and creative. Service was exceptional. Our server, Anne, was superb. Our best meal in Kansas City to date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Great service, chicken livers on crostini was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Room 39 Breakfast or dinner
    KCdowntownrat
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Room 39 serves one of the best breakfasts in Kansas City. But do not miss a chance to check out their dinner menu, local, fresh and different. Room 39 does both meals well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • loving room 39
    wafflelover
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    always a treat!!! Love this place - great food, atmosphere and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I made a reservation on the same day and got a late seating and had to wait a short time. My fault. The food and service more than make up for the wait. Probably the best filet I have had in this town. Cooked to perfection, medium rare!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Night
    Mike
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Took my wife to dinner here for our anniversary. It wasn't our first time at Room 39. Great, friendly service. The staff helped us with the wine list and was very knowledgable of the menu. The food was outstanding and fun. We never once felt rushed. Like always, a very enjoyable experience at Room 39 in midtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wlwfaw
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Inventive dishes. Excellent reasonable wine by glass selection plus higher end overpriced choices recognized by the wine snobs. Food is reasonably priced. Service was informative behind the bar but not as helpful at the table but still very good. Some time gaps between service were too long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious desserts
    luvfud
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We did the 4 course tasting with wine pairing. Everything was delicious and we definitely had enough food, I didn't even eat half of my pasta so I wouldn't get too full. The desserts were so tasty. Maybe someday we will make it back for their breakfast/brunch - I hear that's awesome too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    As always, Room 39 never disapoints. I have frequented some very good 5 star restaurants, and Room 39 always surpasses expeections.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Tops
    Brummel
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Room 39 has been around awhile but has lost none of its appeal. The food and the staff are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 17, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 734 reviews are from the Room 39 - Midtown reviews archive.
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food is always really good here. I recommend going to brunch on Saturdays because they offer their Steak and Eggs Benedict. Quiche is always good too, it comes in a jumbo deep dish slice. Bloody Marys are tasty, too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had excellent service and the food was tremendous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    Mark
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Server ensured that burgers can be cooked to order. Ordered medium rare but was served well-done... grey and mealy. Otherwise, i do not recommend this for folks who have one hour for lunch. You will not get out in timer. KC has too many other great spots.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Breakfast on Saturday
    PeterF
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My wife and I met another couple for breakfast. The place was crowded, but we were seated pretty close to our reservation time. The food was all excellent, as were the choices. Good coffee also. We will definitely be back again both for breakfast and dinner.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is incredible
    LoganVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    The food is spectacular, the service -the last couple of times I have been in- has been mediocre. Unfortunate that the unfriendly service interferes with the culinary experience, but it is worth every delicious bite!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebrations
    Family4aReason
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We dined at Room 39 to celebrate two birthdays over last weekend with 3 diners never having been to Room 39 and one having been a number of years since dining there. It was very inviting; we were able to take our time to enjoy the company and celebration. The menu was great with a number of dishes being inviting making it difficult to choose. Ultimately, we were all able to dine on something we normally wouldn't order or selected a dish that intrigued us. We selected Room 39 for a number of reasons - the ambience, something out of the norm and for a large part the utilization of local product. We would most certainly recommend Room 39 to others looking for something out of the norm.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still my favorite KC restaurant
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Still my favorite KC restaurant - and considering the excellent options we are so fortunate to have here in the metro, that's really saying something!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Room 39
    Debbie
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant. I rank the food choices the highest, with oven eggs and the chicken salad sandwich at the top of my list. Service and ambience are also very good. Will definitely go back and would highly recommend! Make a reservation - it is quaint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server
    melody
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Great service - aware of our needs but left us to enjoy our friends company.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My companion had oatmeal and
    LizB
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    My companion had oatmeal and was happy. I enjoyed the Oven Eggs or Baked Eggs, with the truffle oil. I've not had anything like them before and they were delicious, accompanied by a fruit salad. I like the feel of the small restaurant and I like this part of the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    JIll
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Food was fabulous from pate to lemon tart and all in between! Our server was polite, knowledgeable and around just enough but did not hover. Delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.