Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen
Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen

Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen

  • 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: American, Contemporary 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 8168422660
  • Special Events: 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!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (74)fit for foodies (64)neighborhood gem (41)romantic (40)special occasion (34)good for groups (31)great for outdoor dining (28)hot spot (22)late-night find (21)vibrant bar scene (19)great for lunch (14)great for brunch (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Good Food
    paulinaVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We all ordered the 4 course meal, Everything from the appetizer to the dessert was delicious! We all did find the entree portion, even for a tasting menu to be way too small. The server was good and the atmosphere was very alive! Would like to see more malbec and merlot choices for a wine bar. You literally had 1 malbec which was so so and 1 merlot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Staff was friendly and great. Their food was excellent. My husband got the tasting menu and it was fun to try a lot of different things. The crab dip is AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 2
    Neatha
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We enjoyed a perfect dinner for 2, our server was mindful of shows that evening and started by asking if we had a time limit. We told her that we were going to see John Cleese at 8pm. The pace of the meal was perfect, not rushed and not too slow. While they have an outstanding wine selection, they do have a very nice selection of craft beers. We were able to enjoy a relaxed meal and still have plenty of time to make the show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    John, our server took the time to demonstrate his vast knowledge of wine. It was not only fun for all, but the recommended wines were all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    one of our favorites!! excellent wine its and LOTS of great wines by the glass
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable evening
    FunMamaPapa
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Husband and I decided to plan a date night and I selected Tannin Wine Bar for a couple reasons...the wine list and the great reviews. There is outdoor seating available when the weather is nice, but the ambiance inside is very lovely. We ordered the 4 course meal with wine pairing. Our waiter, Dan, was exceptional and we were blown away by Barry's expertise on each of the wines he selected for each course. So cool that they printed out the courses we ordered with the name of the paired wine. We enjoyed this evening so much, and can't wait to invite friends on our next visit. Best dining experience we've ever had in Kansas City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MorrieCVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Tannin's staff makes it great. Orion, Barry and Chef Aaron are the best in the Biz!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, great service, bar
    Andrea
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were served in the bar, at a high table, but it was fine. The soup of the day, a beef with gnocchi, was very good and the pumpkin bisque was delicious. I also really enjoyed the duck breast, cooked just enough, and with a really flavorful vegetable side. The flatbread of the day was also lovely. We had relatively limited time and the server was just attentive enough. We will definitely return, especially now that we know they have their own parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little disapponted this time
    jganoung
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was fine. Visited Kansas City and this restaurant a year ago with friends and had a fabulous time, lots of good food and wine. Went back with same group of friends this weekend and felt like the menu had changed and there weren't enough small plate or appetizer choices. Wine list is fabulous as was the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tannin wins again
    KCstateofmind
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    1) best truffle fries in the city 2) sommelier knows his stuff and is helpful and kind 3) the duck is amazing was here with my boyfriend for his birthday and we had an amazing time. we never felt rushed and always felt taken care of
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as good as last time.
    fishy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The wine pour was skimpy and the salmon tacos were flavorless. Our last visit a year or so ago the food was very good. The soup of the day, veg beef with dumplings was good but not outstanding.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a delicious lunch!
    Yumfun3
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Delicious food, very inviting atmosphere and wonderful service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoganVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    It is a nice overall experience, but the food price point is exorbitant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Before the theatre---or anytime!
    NeenAnn
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We stopped in prior to heading up to the Music Hall - three had never been here before...they're hooked! What a great menu, fantastic wines, and location-location-location! Thank you for yet another fantastic meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    PaulinKC
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is a great restaurant and wine bar with exceptional service due to knowledgeable servers. A fun and
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tannin
    jayhawk
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I had dinner on a Friday night. Our table was a booth that could seat 5 people, but it was private. We shared Pommes Frites for an appetizer, which were great but enough for 4-5 people. She had Butternut Squash Bisque and a salad, which were good. I did the tasting menu, and had the crab dip, heirloom tomato salad (fantastic), Ciopinni, and bread pudding dessert. The main course was outstanding. I also had a Cabernet Franc, again outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding wine and food
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is a great dining spot for lunch or dinner. I love booking this place for business lunches as it is unique. The service is implacable, the food outstanding, and the noise level is minimal. Oh, not to mention there is an excellent wine list for those interested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sketchy service great food
    ZKCgolf
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a group(7) on a Sunday night, not very crowded. We are return visitors and the food once again was excellent. The heirloom tomato salad was great and the pork chop is the best in town. The service was not. It appeared that there was only a single wait person for the entire restaurant. Our food came out in odd batches, poorly timed and the runner had no clue which one of us had ordered anything. There were way too long of gaps between courses, orders came out wrong. We waited extraordinary long for desert and coffee and then they brought the wrong desert. Very disappointing way too spend a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fabulous dining experience!
    savoringthemoment
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed the small plate wine pairing menu with another couple last weekend. The food was delicious, as always. The sommelier did an outstanding job explaining and pairing the various wines. We were seated as requested on our reservation. Extremely pleased with Tannins. We will return!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK, not great
    nonickname
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Visited during Happy Hour. Good prices on wine and appetizers. Wine was OK, Happy Hour prices OK--regular prices high. Food was very average. Server was excellent, knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. Nice street side tables with view of downtown. Like the "city" feel, but food--at least Happy Hour offerings need improvement.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Amazing Place
    Tommyizzle
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was our first trip to Tanin, and we could not have had a better experience! The wine selection was fantastic and the somlei was very nice, checking on us regularly through the meal. The food was well above and beyond what I expected from a wine bar! Every course was expertly crafted and beautifully plated with amazing flavor. I cannot wait for our next trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovetannin
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Four of us dined at Tannin Friday night September 12. We had a reservation but when we arrived all the booths were filled. However, the staff graciously moved us to one when it opened up and we were grateful because the low back chairs were not great for people with bad backs. We enjoyed the tasting menu of four courses which was very reasonably priced for the excellent quality of the food. We only had one glitch with a cookie that had been left in the oven a few seconds too long. It was quickly replaced when we pointed it out to our server. Our wine was excellent. Altogether a delightful evening! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tannin Wine Bar: a True Find
    KCdiner
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Tannin Wine Bar is our new favorite downtown restaurant. With an excellent wine list and wonderful locally sourced food it is highly recommended for it's accessible wine list and seasonal food. Monday nights with its buy-one/get-one special on bottles of wine (sub-$90 bottles) affords diners a chance to go outside their comfort zone and try different varieties and regions. The small plates menu is excellent and very reasonably priced--especially considering portions and quality. Our party of four enjoyed our visit very much and expect that Tannins will become a regular dining venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased
    djs2005
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wonderful food and a great wine selection! Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kansas City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food and a good selection of wine. First time in Kansas City and it was recommended for good food and great wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • inventive food with great wine
    shawneetraveler
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Tannin always piques my palate with new food offerings paired beautifully with a knowledgable wine list. The staff is great at suggesting the perfect wine to go with your meal. Half price wine by the glass at lunch is nice too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    HeatherF
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Only reason we went to Tannin was because I had a coupon. Wow were we blown away by the quality of the wine, the food, and the service. Great place that we will visit again soon! Check out their Happy Hour!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful place poor service
    foodie85
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I went for my 29th birthday I was very excited after reading the reviews. I had reservations and still waited 25 minutes to be seated. The food was ok at best if I return it will be just for the wine.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Tannin Wine Bar - good food and great atmosphere nestled in the heart of downtown just off the "beaten path". It's cozy and sophisticated at the same time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Favorite Place
    SadiesPal
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been to Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen twice in the last three months and I can say this is now my favorite restaurant in Kansas City and maybe my favorite anywhere. I have done the four course meal with wine pairings both times and they do a great job matching the wine with the course. The man that describes the wine and provides a history (I believe his name is Barry) makes a great meal even more enjoyable. This will be my spot for the foreseeable future for special events. Already planning on celebrating my daughter's 21st birthday here in a couple of months. The staff knocks it out of the park in every facet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place.
    SteakLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We took friends to Tannin for dinner before a show, and they enjoyed it auch as we always do. Great food, wine and service always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue before a concert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Just a few blocks from Sprint Center, this is a great place for before the event. Extensive wine select and great appetizers. We always make a meal off the mix and match appitiezer list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    KendalVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great wines from all over the world. Service was a little spotty, but I think they were short on staff the night we dined. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food, wine, and ambiance!
    swfoodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    What a gem! We were delighted to find Tannin when searching for a pre-concert restaurant within walking distance Sprint Center. We did not want the Power & Light District because of the pre-concert chaos. Tannin has wonderful ambiance -- warm dark wood, contemporary décor, and sidewalk tables for nice nights. The service was great. Wine list is awesome, with many wines available by the glass. The food was delectable -- we each had the 4 course tasting menu. We enjoyed it so much we came back after the concert for another glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Venue 4 Pre and Post Concert
    Jilly
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My husband and I met friends at Tannin prior to a concert. We ordered a luscious wine off their by the glass listing. Loved it- was happy to see that we could also order by the bottle, which we did. Says a lot for a wine list that the by the glass is better than most offerings by the bottle at other establishments. We followed that with a trio of appetizers, then a light dinner- Wonderful. It was almost disappointing that we had someplace else to go, could've stayed longer. In fact, we did go back for a glass after the concert, sat outside and enjoyed another ambient experience at this venue!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/service could be better
    OsuwyoVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was excellent as usual, service could be prompter
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect GF Small Plates and Wine!
    gfhealthyfoodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Awesome service, highly attuned to gluten-free needs, EXCELLENT food (we're a health coach and a chef, so we're picky) - a total gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WayneVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great find - believe the prior POSITIVE reviews as they are spot on! Wonderful experience with delicious foods complimented by interesting wines served by knowledgeable staff. We will absolutely return - even tho we reside in CA!! Locals - you should flood this venue!!! You are missing a terrific evening!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    Casey
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went there before jazz at the Green Lady Lounge (try it!), and had appetizers and sampled some wine. It was a very relaxing evening due in great par to our outstanding service. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely dinner to start the week
    surfjimbo
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Two couples enjoyed a lovely outdoor dinner at Tannin on a recent Monday night. The restaurant is in an urban neighborhood, with the sidewalk tables providing interesting "people watching". Menu is not expansive, but does offer interesting choices in both small plates and entrees. There were several specials of the night. Service is friendly and knowledgable; though perhaps "hovering" a bit more than necessary. Wine list by the bottle is expansive! On the night we were there, all bottles $50 and under were buy 1, get one free. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 493 reviews are from the Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen reviews archive.