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Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen
Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen
  • Address:
    1526 Walnut St.
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    Downtown / River Market
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tanninwinebar.com
  • Phone: (816) 842-2660
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 1:30am, Saturday: 4:00 pm - 1:30 am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Aaron
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Let us help plan your event in one of several areas of the restaurant perfect for entertaining guests. Whether planning a corporate event, holiday party, special occasion or anything in between, each event space is ideal for hosting sit down lunches and dinners, cocktail parties or wine tastings. We appreciate your consideration and look forward to providing an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Contact Laura Moore, Event Coordinator, with additional questions and availability. laura@tanninwinebar.com | 816.842.2660
  • Private Party Facilities: Looking for a unique and urban location to host your next event? Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen has several areas to reserve for your next party!
  • Private Party Contact: Laura Moore (816) 842-2660
  • Special Events & Promotions: Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen hosts monthly wine tastings and other special events throughout the year. View their website www.tanninwinebar.com for updates. Interested in becoming a member of one of the 6 Tannin Wine Clubs? In addition to the wine locker, you receive one bottle of wine per month, free admission to monthly wine tastings and discounts when you dine at the restaurant. Email barryt@tanninwinebar.com for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th & Walnut
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: A designated parking area is located to the south of the restaurant with access from Walnut Street. Convenient street parking is located along Walnut Street, Main Street, 16th Street, and 17th Street.
A word from Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen
Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen is your local, urban destination located in the Crossroads Art District and now 2 blocks away from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy a glass of wine from the "well researched and extensive" wine list. We offer wines by the taste, glass or bottle, to satisfy everyone’s palate. Don’t forget to savor the seasonal, contemporary American cuisine prepared by Executive Chef, Brian Aaron. The lunch and dinner menu includes cheese plates, small bites and entrees. The kitchen is open until midnight Monday - Saturday. Let us help plan your next event in one of our unique areas of the rsstaurant perfect for entertaining guests. Whether planning a corporate event, holiday party, special occassion or anything in between, each area is ideal for entertaining and can accommodate 8 - 150 guests. Visit our website for information about upcoming events including happy hour specials and wine events. We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers! Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Visited for early light dinner and wine before a concert. Enjoyed the atmosphere, were impressed by the wine list, and the food was great. Had cheese plate and starters. Our server was friendly and attentive. The only criticism is the server did not have good knowledge of the wines, even the Riesling specials."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the evening here - 3 couples, nice patio, everything that we ate was delicious. Most impressive was the service... very attentive but not intrusive, our waiter even called the concert venue we were headed to when it was looking like rain."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "As always, Brian, Barry and team provided my wife and I an outstanding anniversary dinner to remember. Great steak, great chicken. The grilled asparagus salad was very good very fresh and anf full of flavor. Brian and team made a special desert making the evening that much more special."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "First time here for us. We each had a glass of wine with dinner. Server was knowledgeable about the wine list. Starter was asparagras salad. Dinners were the duck and the trout. Food was very , very good. Service was above aversge Price was what you would expect for that level of quality."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Tannin Wine Bar is a terrific place with great food and wine. Always a top choice when going to an event in the downtown/P&L area."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was great and waiter was very knowledgeable about the list of wine on the menu also he showed us different wine tasting techniques."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a great time with our cousins...good food, great wine pairings! I could have eaten the local sausage of the day all night. It was a beautiful evening outside. We've been there several times and will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Service was wonderful and I loved the tasting size portions for wine list. I got to try 3 different wines, rather than 1 glass I may or may not love."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I came last summer for the first time on a visit to see family in KC. So I came back again this weekend with a group of girlfriends. I live in NYC so I'm used to great food and wine. This place felt like Manhattan to me. Friendly, confident, and knowledgeable service. Food choices are excellent and interesting for drinks or dinner. Warm atmosphere. Sophisticated without pretention. And completely reasonable prices. Have told all my KC friends and family to go!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It was a show night at Kauffman so they should have anticipated a larger crowd. Our food took over 30 minutes and was inconsistent. Disappointing meal."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I had a nice time at Tannin Wine Bar, but that was mainly due to the friends I was with while I was there. The waiter seemed kind of standoffish, there were not many choices in terms of food, and what was available seemed kind of redundant. Ended up spending more than I thought the food was worth."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I tried several wines, and the server was knowledgable to help select my choices. Very friendly staff. The food looked and tasted amazing. I will go to Tannin many more times. Will be my main place for great wines."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I really like this place. The waiter was very nice and knowledgeable about wines, not stuck up and snobby like many other wine places. We did not have any food. You need to try this place."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I had the burger and really enjoyed it. It's a meat, cheese and bacon kind of burger. No need for sauce. Truffle fries were wonderful and the spinach salad was decent. A little heavy on dressing and the dressing was a tad too tangy. The group tried a couple of $40 wines and they were just ok. There only Malbec was very disappointing. Service was fantastic. Our waiter continued bringing wine samples until we found something we liked and was very patient and knowledgeable about the wine. He split our checks perfectly without batting an eye. Tannin were able to fit a group of 7 in at 7:15 PM on a Friday night without issue. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was so good, especially the pig sausage and the house tamale. I will definitely be returning. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I was a little disappointed... Appetizers came out with the meal... And tho I realize it wAs busy, I feel the kitchen was slow, and tho our server was great, she had too many things going on to properly attend our table.. We tried to be aware that she was busy. And the air conditioner was not keeping the area cool, at all... We will return because we like the place but will be more cautious of events in the downtown area that might cause the place to be too busy."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We love everything about Tannin. The food is truly outstanding, the service is excellent, and the wine pairings are always spot on. Every time we return to Tannin we are so glad that we did!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed the food. Each time has been a unique experience of excellent food well prepared....thanks for another great experience."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Great spot to do dinner and wine pairings... Go for their wine tasting menu (food items with wine for each course)"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my first visit to the Tannin Wine Bar. We ate there prior to going to the Kauffman Center.(a very short walk from the restaurant). Our server Timothy was very aware of our show time at the Kauffman and made sure we were done with plenty of time to get to our show. He was also very informed of the wine list and the menu. The entire staff seemed like they were at our table at one time or another to assist in making the visit a great experience. We dined inside but there is also dining out front (in the shade). The wine list was very good as you would expect and the menu was equally good. Will definitely return especially prior to any downtown event."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Exactly what you might think of when you see the name. We wanted a late night meal, outdoors, near the Power and Light District with a strong wine list. The knowledgeable staff was a bonus. Would recommend highly."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I enjoyed a great evening. We ordered off the wine pairing menu and were not diapointed. I would say everything was perfect until it came time to pay. We had been through eating for roughly 45 minutes when we finally recieved our check. It was unbelievably bothersome having the server pass us by several times and not stopping with out check. When we finally did give him out credit card, he stopped to take two tables orders before going to run the card. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our first visit to Tannin and we know why it is so highly rated. Lots of "regulars" in restaurant were greeted enthusiastically by staff. Service was superb, drinks exactly to order, and food was delicious. We had the 3 cheese selection which came with generous slices--more than enough for two--plus the pommes frites (huge portion), beet and asparagus salad, and the pot stickers. Too full for dessert! My only criticism is that the tables for two are a little small, especially if one likes to eat lots of small plates."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Picture a dark, clubby wine-bar with an old black & white Sinatra film (“Meet Danny Wilson”) playing quietly above the bar. Service was efficient and friendly. Grilled Italian sausage apetizer was excellent. So was equally good beet and asparagus salad – an unusual combination that worked. Then on to the night’s special, a veggie risotto which would have been great but was over-salted. Add in the Monday night special – buy a bottle of wine and get one free. I’m sometimes a sucker for a sale, so I went all the way for two bottles of an Italian pinot bianco. It was very good, and the restaurant packed the leftovers for takeout. I’d go back. Particularly on a Monday. Especially if I was thirsty."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Great venue for a private or group gathering. Loved our waiter and he steered us right with a little bite and a complimentary wine. Would definately go back. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Always dependable for great food and great service. The 4 course with wine pairings was excellent. There were ample choices in each course to satisfy everyone and the pace and timing of the presentation was perfect. As always, the wine steward was informative and helpful and the pairings were carefully chosen."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had dinner at Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen for the first time on Friday, the 9th of May. We had small plates, cocktails and wine. The food was wonderful and the service attentive & professional (Tim). After attending "A Little More Alive" at the Copaken, we returned for coffee, cocktails and dessert. Once again the food, drinks & service were marvelous (Aubrey). We are always in search of late night kitchens & drinks and will definitely be back! Oh, and the price is definitely right:)"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My husband and I had and amazing meal at Tannin! We started with cocktails and a cheese plate. The manhattans were fantastic and the cheeses top notch. Then we moved on to a four course tasting with wine pairings and it was incredible!! The food was perfectly prepared, and as pescetarians it was refreshimg to see a tasting menu with something for us in every course. Also, the somm was extremely knowledgeable about the wines he selected. He paired things wonderfully and gave us detailed background on each wine, producer, region, etc. If you're into this sort of experience give Tannin a go. We loved it. :) "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "every meal in our party more than pleased the diner - topped by good wines and a server who made it all happen"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Great food, drinks and atmosphere. We had the best waitress for appetizers and waiter for our meal. Could not have asked for a better experience!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Located outside the P&L district, Tannin is just the place for a relaxed late-night drink and dining experience. Although we didn't have anything but drinks and dessert, it was wonderful. The doughnut bread pudding was amazing! The special cocktails were well prepared and flavorful & they know how to make a dirty martini! We'll certainly keep this in mind for future experiences! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great ambience. Extensive wine list and knowledgeable staff. Tasting menu was fantastic all the way through. Good portion sizes and great presentation. Great for a date night or special occasion. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Our go-to place after the Missouri Rep at the Copaken. Never disappoints. Excellent wines, great food and local ingredients and attentive but not overbearing service. What a jewel. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We stopped in to try a new place on Friday before heading to a musical. The service was great and very friendly. The food was excellent, though not very large portions. The wine was good and the server gave us several recommendations. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our waiter suggested a handful of wines for my sister and I, and brought a wine flight of 4 types for us. He was very knowledgable about the menu and gave us great recommendations. The menu offers entrees at many different prices which is nice.. Ranging from $13 to $30+. Outdoor patio space is on the street, not secluded but it's on a quiet street. The portobello sandwich is delicious. Get the pommes frites appetizer, but beware it's very large for just two people. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I meet friends here several times a year. Somehow it seemed "off" the other night. Music overpowering, and too many odd offerings on the small plates/appetizers menu. I have never been here when there was much of a crowd.....maybe the food is not to everyone's pleasing, and/or maybe if one comes early, one appreciates discounts for Happy Hour. It's the only place I frequent that does NOT give discounts for pre-six crowd. (The previous time I'd visited was on a Friday night AFTER six pm, and there never WAS a full house.)"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Food was creative and absolutely delicious. Loved the atmosphere - great for a quiet dinner with friends or family"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We ate here on a Friday night. It was busy but not loud while we were there. We started with a cheese plate, which we really enjoyed. There's a good assortment to choose from and the accompaniments are good. I had the trout, some of the best ever. The skin was crispy and the fish was moist and delicious. The beans it came with were also so good. My companion had the duck with risotto and loved it. They have a long list of wines by the glass and a long list of wines by the bottle with so many interesting ones to choose from. Our server was friendly and engaged and offered good information to us. Parking is mostly on the street, so be prepared. Go. Drink some wine. Enjoy the food. It's a good place to do that."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We were seated next to another large group and it was too noisy. Was thankful we were seated before the end of Happy Hour and could receive the discount. Otherwise, somewhat pricey."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We visited on a Sunday night. The restaurant is nicely appointed with dark wood and high back booths. The appetizers and small plate plates were both very good. We had crab dip and a flatbread. The duck and risotto was ordered by two of us. I thought the duck was too chewy (ordered it Medium) but blackberry risotto was very tasty. The. Wine list is impressive. Dessert included Drunken Girl Scout and a Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie. Both were quite good. Service was very good. Waiter was knowledgeable, helpful, and attentive."
    Dined on 4/13/2014