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About 715

Since 2009...award winning, locally owned and operated downtown restaurant featuring inspired handmade food, inventive cocktails and an extensive wine list
Great vegetarian & vegan options.
Simple, local, reasonable.
Late night food, wine and cocktails.

715 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(785) 856-7150

Website:
http://www.715mass.com/home.php

Executive Chef:
Karl Zensen

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

715 Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (27)
Good for a Date (26)
Local Ingredients (21)
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Special Occasion (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Romantic (16)
Casual (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fun (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Business Meals (11)
Cozy (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Authentic (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Organic (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful eclectic Italian bistro in the heart of downtown Lawrence Kansas. service, food and atmosphere were wonderful...surrounded by over 100 votive candles that set for a laid back ambience...a perfect filling meal of lasagne and Chicken Parmesan after a cool autumn college football game...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service. Big draft of cold air when people enter.

Was noisy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Great venue. Made a reservation here and really glad we did. Got the Tuna Spaghetti. At first I was hesitant but a great dish. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Casual, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Without a doubt, one of the best filets I have ever had.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The date/sausage appetizer was phenomenal

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Love the farm to table, supporting local growers.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Currently high-quality food! My family is never disappointed after an evening at 7:15

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fun atmosphere, very loud

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

One of the best meals I've ever had in this state. Comparable to dining in NYCor California's best. The service is excellent, too--friendly, attentive, and savvy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Very good food....not many healthy choices, but the food had great taste.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went drove out to 715 for our Anniversary Dinner. We were thinking this was going to be a quiet place but seemed very loud. The menu was a little but pricier than we usually go for but for the special occasion we would look past that. I Ordered the Special "Lobster Ravioli" for $22 I was expecting more than 7 pieces of pasta. For Spending $120 I was expecting to leave full and we did not - this is not our kind of restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Tried a peartini and it was delicious. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. The cauliflower soup is outstanding. The staff does a great job of making you feel welcome. With so many choices in Lawrence for dining, 715 is dependable for its excellent food and drink choices in a great atmosphere.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went for Sunday happy hour and ordered the sausage pizza, pork meatballs, and the dates and chorizo (I forget the name) to share. All we're awesome and perfect size for the 3 of us. We also ordered the ricotta donuts which were amazing. The only downside was that the service was a bit slow. I would definitely go again and recommend it to others.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Sad to say this but it was t as good as usual. I had the fish special and it was over cooked. I miss several of the items from the old menu, especially the spinach and cheese ravioli. The service was good as always.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Walked next door from the Elderidge Hotel to celebrate our anniversary. Candlelit, exposed stone, historical building. Low key, professional service. Very loud ambient. Lovely charred califlower. Steak was perfection; very flavorful for a fillet. Nice spanish wine. Dessert was blackberry sponge cake with Earl Grey sauce. Beautiful night!

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Visiting our daughter that’s a KU student for the weekend.

One of our favorite places.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We are from out of town and always look forward to eating at 715. It was a big disappointment this time. The service was excellent but the food was not. Always before the pasta looked and tasted homemade, the greens looked local, not out of a bag. I had Margarita pizza. I was expecting fresh slices of tomatoes and fresh basil leaves. The crust was excellent but the tomatoes were some sort of slabs of canned tomatoes and the basil must have come out of a tube because it was just lines of green across the pizza. Sorry to say we will no longer recommend 715 or eat there again.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful, as always.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Lovely food, friendly, helpful service, and a complimentary dessert to celebrate our anniversary all made for a wonderful visit. Love this spot!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food, service & atmosphere. Unique items on menu. A little on the expensive side but food quality is excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Have heard so much about 715 and finally had the opportunity to have a special brunch there. Unfortunately, wait staff and poor food were not what I expected! There were two female wait staff and we happened to get the clueless one (the good one actually saw issues and tried to help one time!). It took 25 minutes for her to take our order, she never brought one beverage, just very nonchalant and really acted like we were putting her out!
One meal (the hash) was very good. The other meals had elements that ruined the dishes. My omelet was burned on all edges, and potatoes were also burned (½ inedible). We had to ask - twice - for the crostini that was to accompany the classic breakfast and the sausage was even too hard to cut with a knife (burned on one side, not cooked on the other)! Potatoes were burned on this entree also. Yes, the waitress did offer to substitute a meat -ha!- as she was clearing our plates! Maybe if clueless waitress had visited the table to check, before clearing our plates, she would have known there was a problem. Needless to say, very disappointed in our experience at 715. Had made a reservation for a large (8 person) dinner next weekend. After this poor first trial, I have canceled. We will go to another establishment that I can count on the food AND the wait staff.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My date and I enjoyed our meals, but the service was not the best. Our waitress did not ask us how our food was once, or ask if we need anything else after we were brought our appetizers or main course.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Tapas
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 13, 2017

My salmon special on risotto was outstanding, moist with a crispy edge and the frissee salad and nice bitter counter point. the Barbera I ordered was out of stock and I was recommended the Valpolicella at the same price ($5 off). it was delicious and like so many times before will be an addition to our cellar.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always good food and always a great atmosphere. Other good places in town, but hate to risk it so we keep coming back.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always a pleasure to got o 715. Food was great, atmosphere was great. We love that it is small and intimate and also love the diverse food offerings. This was the first time we have been for brunch and we will definitely be back!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Second visit here and again superb. We really enjoyed it. Great food and great service. We will be back for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. We've always enjoyed our food there.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Met with family from Oklahoma and Indiana

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Tables are too close together and too small. Felt closed in.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Really good excellent food. Try the corncakes! The service was excellent. A little noisy but not bad. Great outdoors seating available.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Perfect seating for my family of all ages. Food is absolutely delicious and the wait staff are genuine and excellent at their jobs.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I've eaten at 715 many times since they opened and have considered it one of my favorite restaurants in Lawrence, until this last meal. We sat outdoors, where it was quiet because indoors the noise level is way too high. It took forever for the server to show up and then after we ordered drinks, it took a LONG time before she showed up with them, and only after I had to remind her when she had returned to see if we wanted to order. I specifically requested no salt on my appetizer and after a long wait for that, it showed up obviously salted. When I finally got the server's attention and asked to have it replaced with an unsalted serving, she balked at first, saying that right on the order she had listed NO SALT and she was sure the chef got that order right. Finally she agreed to take it back. Then our main courses showed up and the re-order of the appetizer came as we were nearly done with that. It was good though, at least. Obviously unsalted this time. About the main courses, these were also unsatisfactory. I had asked for my steak in my salad to be cooked to medium but many of the slices were way undercooked. My companion ordered the pizza special, but that was also not so good. The topping sand cheese were piled up in the center of the pie seemingly thrown together randomly and not evenly spread, and there was a large amount of crust around the edges with no topping, maybe 1/3 of the total pie. After the meal, it took a long time for the server to show up to check on us and present us with our check. Not really sure we'll be back. There are lots of other good dining options in Lawrence these days.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Service is always excellent at 715 and they've never served a cocktail that disappointed. Unfortunately my pork entree was a bit dry the last time I visited. Otherwise everything was excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

First visit celebrating our wedding anniversary. Great waitress. Food was good quality but expensive. Atmosphere was nice. The acoustics in the bldg was awful. A large group was seated close to us and their talking made it impossible for the two of us to carry on a conversation. We ended up leaving as soon as we finished our dinner because we couldn't hear each other talk.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Seated promptly but it was about an hour and 15 minutes before we got our food. Server was pleasant/efficient. Early evening reservation but special was sold out before 7:00 pm. Seriously?! If it's a "dinner special" and you have full house of reservations wouldn't you plan accordingly!? Ordered salad with medium well sirloin but meat was very rare/red Brussels sprouts loaded with salt like they spills extra salt on them. So loud you could hardly talk to people directly across the table. We are not picky diners and just wanted pleasant ambiance for dinner out with another couple. Extremely loud. Expensive for below par food and noisy/slow dining!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We have dined at 715 many times and have never been disappointed.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I had the garlic shrimp...delicious. We shared the beet salad, which was plenty big enough to share. I did ask for a little more dressing. It was good, but just a little dry.
Great meal, attentive service, pretty space, in a very fun part of town. Definitely a repeat

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Love 715! One of our favorite restaurants in Lawrence.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

TOO NOISEY! TOO NOISEY! TOO NOISEY! TOO NOISEY! Cxxx

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 19, 2017

One of the absolute best restaurants in the area if you don't mind spending a little bit. I try and make it once every few months. Never once been disappointed. LOVE IT

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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