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About Cleaver & Cork

Cleaver & Cork is a gourmet butcher-driven gastropub, featuring Midwestern influenced offerings with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. The menus, developed by chef Alex Pope, showcase classic yet bold ingredients featuring the highest quality meats and seafood available as well as cleverly curated cocktail and wine lists. The space celebrates timeless comfort using natural materials and colors while maintaining a subtle, urban feel.

1333 W. Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 3:00am

Cross Street:
13th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 541-3484

Website:
http://www.cleaverandcork.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available in front of the Walnut Street entrance, between 13th & 14th Streets.

Executive Chef:
Alex Pope

Private Party Facilities:
Downtown Kansas City’s newest restaurant offers a truly distinctive culinary and cocktail private party experience. The space celebrates timeless comfort using natural materials and colors while maintaining a subtle, urban feel. The menus, developed by chef Alex Pope showcases classic yet bold ingredients featuring the highest quality meats and seafood available as well as a cleverly curated cocktail and wine lists.

Cleaver & Cork can accommodate parties from 10 to 200 guests and has a private dining room for an intimate setting – perfect for your family, friends or colleagues.

Private Party Contact:
Laurie Abroson: (816) 541-3484

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

Cleaver & Cork Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Special Occasion (10)
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Romantic (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Live Music (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined 5 days ago

We really enjoyed our food. We started out with the burnt ends Mac and cheese...you know, because we were in KC. It was delicious! We also shared the savory smoked ribeye. It was heavily marbled and so yummy! The service was efficient and friendly. The place is just really cool.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Our experience was consistent with other online reviews. Inconsistent... food was fid buy not special, service was disappointing but we observed other tables receiving excellent service.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Try the steamed mussels. The sauce they serve them in was great. It was a great surprise.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

I went to Cleaver & Cork to celebrate with my girlfriend. We had a great time and it was absolutely delicious. We got the mac, I got the smoked ribeye and my girlfriend got the KC strip. It was loud at times but we were still able to talk over it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The waitress was very good and offered recommendations for all courses. The cheese curds and sausage soup was very tasty. My husband ordered the chicken and stated that it was very tasty. I ordered the mussels and they were horrible. There were some mussels that had already opened and the meat was gone. The sauce was very oily and not at all what I expected nor wanted. The waitress took the mussels off our bill and offered us a free dessert. We ordered the butter pecan ice cream. It was just ok.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

It was a busy night. However even when busy I think a drink refil is not asking the extreme. We were there almost 2 hours. Food was good. But we had to ask several times for drink refills that never came. We are talking tea and water. After three courses we asked for our ticket as we had plans. We waited...then asked several more employees including what I assume was a manager. After begging for 30 minutes we had to go to the bar and tell them we simply had to play now and go.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner there before catching a show at the Music Hall. Antonio was an incredible server that made sure we had the perfect meal. Food was simple and delicious and portion size was very generous. A wonderful experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Organic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wow! Excellent service by Antonio, he went beyond our expectations. Very courteous and knowledgable on the menu! The food was very tasty and interesting menu with great combination of flavors. We wanted to taste everything , we couldn't , so we defenitely will havdcto come back many times.
The ambiance and decoration of the restaurant makes you feel at home.
Great place!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fabulous way to have a birthday dinner with the family

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very loud musical act for a Tuesday.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very disappointing. It's a beautiful place with an impressive menu, however the food was good not great. The cocktails are served in the smallest glasses ever. The martini glass looks like it should be an ornament. For the cost of $200 for the 3 of us, not worth it. Despite the restaurant only being 25 percent occupied, the service was poor. Cocktails were served after we finished our appetizer and wine was served half way through eating our entree. When I asked the waiter for a recommendation of wine for my friend who likes a sweeter wine, something akin to a riesling... he snottily suggest prosecco. Just not necessary. Not everyone is a wine aficiando and this was a special night for her.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Have tried to get in to eat and always full or no reservations available. First time visit . Great food , great service worth the drive from south Overland Park .

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

went to C & C for my anniversary. Food and atmosphere were excellent, but the service put the experience over the top. I can't remember server's name, but he was extremely knowledgeable about the food and went out of the way to make our evening special. I have already recommmednded C&C to anyone who mentions food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Alex was a great server. Food was excellent. Live music was a nice add

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was fantastic and the meal sizes were very large. I couldn't possibly eat it all. Our server was enthusiastic and had pride in his work. My husband especially loved his drink-old fashioned. The live music was great and I loved the decor. My only complaint was it was FREEZING at our table, we were right under a vent and I could hardly stand it. This is a must visit, especially for P&L.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Located in the Power & Light District, this restaurant is in a bustling area. I didn't expect to get a reservation as quickly as I did for 4 adults, it ended up being at the start of their busiest hours. It only got too loud around the time we were waiting for the check, after a large family was seated next to us (no little kids, just obnoxious preteens +adults). Our server was attentive, and very nice, she didn't hesitate with the recommendations, just didn't have any advise on what we may not like, after we asked. The appetizers were good (a smoked chicken & cheese dip, served with crusty bread, being the favorite); One of my friends got the spring rolls for her meal & they were good; Another got a burger & it was really good; My meal (beef tenderloin, mushrooms & cheesy fingerling potatoes) was delicious and well proportioned; My other friend's meal was tasty but small, he got the scallops with a sweet potato tart - there were 3 scallops, and the potato tart was underseasoned, as well as about the size of a deck of cards, with nothing else but a scattering of greens. After the meals were finished between us we had room for dessert, and the creme brulee was awesome. For the celebration of an occasion (it was my b-day) it was well worth the expense - for everyday, it was pricey, but without special drinks and a dessert, I would eat here any day of the week!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food was mediocre at best. The service was awful... Our waiter was slow and forgot several items and needed to be reminded multiple times. We ordered desert only to find that one item wasn't available. Coffee was delivered without cream or sugar (or an offer to get it). Dirty main course plates were left on the table even as the final bill arrived. The waiter was unapologetic, despite having only 2 tables to wait on.

It was a bad experience and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Our sever was Emily and she was wonderful, knowledgeable and her recommendations for our meal were spot on. The food is locally sourced and prepared with great care. Portions are ample...you'll have leftovers. Enjoy. We will go back. This was a pleasant surprise in the power and light district.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The live music was great but so loud my husband had to sit next to me to hear me. The waiter was not very knowledgable about the drink selection so he was unable to help me on my drink questions. Food was 110% fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great half price steak deal Tuesday night's and farm to table fresh food! Service was great too. Had to sit outside or at bar to get the happy hour specials though.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We dined here for our anniversary. I ordered the beef tenderlion and it was delicious. I had the risotto for my side and it was good too. My husband had the pork shoulder with polenta and his meal was also delicious. We will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

The salads and smoked ribeye were interesting and fresh, but the preparation of side dishes and appetizers left a lot to be desired.

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great food but service was confusing. First delivered menu covers without menus and then two different people took our drink and dinner orders. Food was great, but overall just ok.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in the area! We love the food, atmosphere and servers...especially Kristin!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 15, 2017

It's overpriced but that was expected being in the KC Live area of P&L. A little problem with the food (steak cooked wrong and missing menu items) but the server did a nice job trying to help. It was VERY loud in the packed restaurant and then they had a musician start playing guitar. If I'm having an expensive meal, I'd like to talk to my dinner date. This place had a cool look and the bar area was huge. Come here for drinks, maybe a pricey appetizer or two but pass for dinner. You'd be better off having dinner at Bristol or 801.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Antonio, our server, could not have been friendlier or more attentive. He made great suggestions, was very knowledgeable about the menu and preparation of options. He made our first visit a memorable one and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our food was bland. The service tried, but was a bit slow. Good atmosphere. I would recommend for drinks & appetizers.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 21, 2017

This was our anniversary and first visit here. Everything was dynamite. The drinks were excellent and the food even better. I was thoroughly impressed and will be back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food here is fantastic! We went prior to a concert and had the barbecue egg rolls as our appetizer. For the main course thes scallops pictured with prosciutto, Swiss chard, sweet potato hash and balsamic vinegar. It was incredible!!! Our server was Antonio. He was very friendly and provided exceptional service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Just wow! It was my first time going here and I know for sure I will be back!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Out of town and found C&C with great reviews. It wasn't too busy for a Monday night. Staff was friendly, food was flavorful, creative dishes, and healthy portions.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We went to Cleaver & Corks to celebrate our anniversary! It was our first time there. The food was amazing and our server Tony was exceptional! We asked for suggestions and he was full of knowledge when explaining the menu items with a wonderful personality! We will be back!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great food, amazing service (we would give her 6 stars if it were an option), great atmosphere. We will be going back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food was incredible and service was exceptional! A must try in Power & Light District!!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I brought a business client to Cleaver and Cork and I'm sorry to say that our service was less than I would expect. The restaurant did not seem overly busy yet we were not offered a refill on our wine until we asked for one after our left over food items had been boxed up. They were also out of a local beer favorite which my out-of-town guest would have preferred. After placing my credit card on the table for at least 10 minutes I had to notify the hostess to try to get our check. We noticed that another table next to us had also been waiting for their check for an extended period of time.

With the amount of restaurant choices at Power and Light, I will probably not take clients back here and run the risk of poor service again

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Very nice! The food and ambiance were great. We went for an early happy hour and had a nice time while it was still quiet.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 13, 2017

I was dissapointed with the quality of the entres for the price we paid. I had roasted chicken and it lacked flavor. The parmesan potatoes on the side were amazing I must say. Ambiance was very enjoyable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

My daughter and I ate here Friday before a concert because we could get a reservation. Our server, Alex, was friendly and helpful. He even had our salad split on two separate plates because we shared the salad and the entree. We each had our own dessert. All the food was delicious! Cost was in line with Yard House and Drunken Fish (two other restaurants we'd considered). Classy atmosphere. We were able to chat without raising our voices. This place is like a best kept secret!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The Ribeye was not great and the potatoes were not good

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 30, 2017

A couple friends and I decided to grab a bite to eat and have some cocktails before going to a concert. We stayed much longer than anticipated! Our waiter was top-notch, engaging in conversation regarding the menu and such. The food and drinks were excellent! Definitely will make sure to return soon and have already hyped it up to friends.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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