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The Classic Cup
The Classic Cup

The Classic Cup Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.classiccup.com
  • Phone: (816) 753-1840
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:30am; Brunch: Saturday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, French
  • Executive Chef: Michael Turner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 47th Street & Wornall
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Classic Cup
The Country Club Plaza is the place to see and be seen in K.C., and this European cafe.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We did have reservations, but that was the only good thing We waited a very long time before being greeted by a server or receiving water or coffee. I ordered the eggs Benedict, my guest ordered the veggie omelet. When the food arrived, it was cold. Not room temperature, but cold. I looked around for the server but was unable to find her. All the other servers were busy with their own tables. My guest indicated her veggie omelet was hot but there was so much mozzarella cheese inside it was like chewing an eraser. We did eat our meal as there appeared to be no other options. The server never came to our table again until she brought the check. Shel left it on our table, took our plates and told us to have a good day."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Normally very good but the food was a bit over cooked for everyone in our party of 4."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Excellent breakfast. Sicilian omelet was fantastic. Average service."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I love their brunch, always delicious and great service!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The food was great! We started with the baked brie and then I had the salmon salad - both were delicious! The service was okay. It was a Saturday at lunch time, but our server didn't come back to check on us very often and we had to ask him a few times to check on the soup of the day."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had not been to the Classic Cup in some time and we went at night and sat out on the sidewalk and it was very nice. The food was excellent and the duck was superb. Between the great food and fun people watching, we had a great time. Will be going back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I had dinner at Classic Cup last Saturday. The service was great, our server was very considerate. I set this up on OpenTable, and just made a note that my girlfriend was having a birthday. I didn't mention it when I got there, and she remembered and brought her out a dessert. It was great. The food was pretty good, and the prices were reasonable. Overall, I was pleased with it."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The Classic Cup is one of the places where KC business goes to have breakfast. And so do a lot of others folks. The food is great. Service is good. In good weather one can sit outside. The noise level is low and conversation thus made easy. Reservations are recommended. Have also had an evening meal there which was great. They have a bar as well. It is aptly named for it is a classic. Go at least once."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Classic Cup Cafe offers the best breakfast on the Plaza any day of the week. Our visit turned out to be a rainy day, so the usual foot traffic was limited, as was seating (at least half of their tables are outside on the sidewalk or deck). Sunday's brunch menu has a variety of options, though is also somewhat limited to serve both breakfast and lunch items. All the breakfast favorites are there, though: the delicious sticky french toast (on french bread!), fluffy pancakes, eggs benedict, omelettes and fritatta. Our server was attentive but not smothering, and our food arrived lightning fast! Finally: don't miss the Roasterie Classic Cup blend coffee! Best in town."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Always great! One of our favorite places. Wish the offered Dutch Babies during the weeki"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I made a reservation ahead of time for a weekday morning. Got seated right away and we were given coffee and water as soon as we sat down! After that it became just OK. The restaurant was somewhat empty (considering how full they always seem to be ) but the food took quite a while in coming out. It was all good but nothing over the top! The omelets were good but the potatoes were a little dry. I was really disappointed with the French toast though. We had gone there in January and it was a totally different dish; the 'toast' was like sliced pieces of French bread with such a wonderful topping it didn't even require syrup. I don't know if it was just a seasonal item but I was so disappointed not to have that same tasty plate!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "A great summer lunch indoors started with red sangria. The swordfish pasta pesto was a lighter, but filling lunch portion. Delicious. Swift service in a packed place!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Service falls off considerably when sitting outside or on special occasion. Stopped serving brunch at 11 on weekend so had to order off lunch menu. After two meals outside that were sub par, not likely to go back. Staff seems overwhelmed and confused. Disappointed."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It was a perfect place to celebrate a birthday. We requested to be seated outside (in the front, not on the deck) and were granted that request. The weather was great and the meals were super. Our waitress was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food was great. However, I was served key lime pie on a hot plate. The whip cream was melting before it was served. When pointed out to the waiter he said the plate just came out of the dishwasher. Really! They must be running short on dishes. It was not even that busy. Pretty poor for the classy resturant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "One of our favorites. Food is consistent and at a reasonable price. Prefer outdoor seating when possible to people watch and the weather cooperated this time. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We and a group of long time friends had a great dinner at Classic Cup! The food was very good as usual. The noise level was quiet so that we could easily converse and hear. Our server, Zane, did a great job!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The hostess was very gracious and held my reservation for 2 even though the place was packed. I called to inform them I would be 20 minutes late. The food was just fair. I had to find a manager to get a refill on drinks. After our food came did not see the waiter until the check came. I hate to write this since this had always been my favorite place. I still enjoyed sitting outside along the sidewalk but was disappointed in the food and wait service."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Everything about the meal was great... the taste, presentation and service. We ordered 4 different meals, an appetizer and dessert. We all commented about the wonderful flavors of each meal. The key lime pie and presentation by our server was wonderful. The only thing that was a little off was the temperature of the room. It was an extremely warm night in KC and we were looking forward to cooling off by dining inside rather than on the patio. However, that was not the case and we were all uncomfortable due to the temp. The physical comfort didn't ruin our enjoyment of the lovely meal by any stretch and we would most definitely return to The Classic Cup in the future."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was excellent, we were seated immediately and Nicole our server was fantastic and the manager came and spoke with us also."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I love the Classic Cup in summer to sit on the sidewalk terrace or back patio and enjoy the fabulous food and Country Club Plaza scene. I love to sit by the fireplace in the winter and watch it snow. It is great for breakfast, a cup of coffee, lunch with friends or a date in the evening. The wait staff are wonderful."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had the Big Bowl o Mussels as an app, and they were incredible, followed by the special "Big Fish Sammy." It was Icelandic Cod (and our server knew the difference between Atlantic and Icelandic Cod; Icelandic Cod grew in a colder environment and therefore has more fat). IT WAS DELICIOUS! We sat outside in the front, and it was a great people-watching spot. Overall great experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Although it was too warm to sit outside in dressy clothes, we enjoyed sitting next to the floor-to-ceiling windows, ideal for people-watching. Salmon Eggs Benedict was tasty and fried potatoes were crispy good. Perhaps I should have swapped potatoes for fruit... Good coffee. Attentive, but not overbearing service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Enjoyed very much! Food unusual but very tasty. WIsh they had a bigger menu but enjoyed what was on it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This time, the for the first time, our server was less than great"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I gave Classic Cup a 2nd chance, it won't be getting a third. While both times the food was good, the service was lackluster. My recent experience started out well. The server was attentive, but we were her only table. When she got a 2nd table (the place was dead) the wheels fell off. My friend inquired about a gluten free menu and the server seemed put out. We had to encourage her to ask the chef what items were gluten free. Later she delivered bread, but no plates, silverware or napkins. We would have flagged her down but she did not reappear until our main courses arrived. A drink order took 10 minutes to receive. Rather than stay and enjoy cocktails on the patio after dinner. We tabbed out and went to another restaurant."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I love this place, especially in great weather. Perfect for people watching when you're sitting outside. We were seated inside, about an inch from the door that was constantly opening and closing (I should have objected); my friend's soup was forgotten, then brought later (it should have been first). It was ok, but not my ideal experience."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I love the unique menu, food and outdoor patio and try to support this local restaurant. However time and time again I am disappointed by the service. They are consistently slow, inattentive and ambivalent. We had to ask a different server for items twice since our server disappeared for a long stretch of time. They could really benefit from some staff training. The food is usually the saving grace here, but both of our breakfast items included english muffins on which the bottoms were so hard we had to saw through them. We were hardly able to eat our food and only after much effort with a serrated knife."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Hot day, waitress should consider asking customers if they would like the overhead fans on (with lights in ceiling on tables and no fans going - was uncomfortable). Would have sat outside in the back but even the umbrellas did not offer shade (sorry). My sister's potpie was med to cold."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Classic Cup is really a gem for Kansas City! Not only is it not a chain store but the place has a great fireplace for winter dining and the outside has two dining areas!! What is there not to love about the cuisine, cocktails, wine, and fun with friends."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Last minute reservation for a group of 8 on a Friday night, 8.30pm. It was a late by Kansas City standards and restaurant was only half full. The service was excellent and wait staff helped the vegetarians in the group for their selections and kitchen accommodating their restrictions. I had delicious, perfectly done sockeye salmon on a bed of purple potatoes and asparagus."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Disappointed. Food was overpriced and poorly prepared. Two entrees needed to be sent back. Cold coffee. Restroom was clise to 90 degrees"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I have eaten at the Classic Cup for many years. The food seems to have declined. I had a veal special and it tasted like stew meat. I had not anticipated boiled beef."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Always great food, seasonal selections. Love sitting on the street and people watching."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I enjoyed my meal at classic cup, however I feel their back patio could use some updating. The meals are not cheap and its pretty obvious they haven't invested in the decor in a couple years. In the future i'd rather spend my money on a more updated restaurant on the plaza."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food and service was very nice. Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Wow, new menu items to try tonight. Veal cheeks, Korean pork and the fresh made Ravioli were all to die for. Loved each dish. Must try the Sangria - perfect for this hot spring/summer evening. Keep up the good work at the Classic Cup!!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We have been to The Classic Cup for breakfast and lunch but never dinner. We were pleasantly surprised. The service was great. The food was excellent with many choices. The desserts were delicious. Definitely come again for dinner!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "vendors in from out of town staying on the plaza. early morning meeting (7:30). hours worked perfectly, location was convenient. super proud to show off this local establishment. our waiter had phenomenal memory. beautiful sunny view of street. quiet. perfect for our needs."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "As always, the food was excellent. We had an enthusiastic, if inexperienced waiter, she tried really hard to give good service. Other servers stepped up and helped her out, which is the mark of an outstanding place to work. We enjoyed sitting on the sidewalk and watching the Plaza walk by. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014