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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Kansas City, MO

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Kansas City, MO? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Lonnie’s Reno Club restaurant
5.0
5 (738)
$50 and over
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Downtown / River Market
About the restaurant
Lonnie will not be performing on September 7 or 28.
September 7 - J Love Band to perform
September 28 - Shon Ruffin to perform

Join us Friday and Saturday nights at Lonnie's Reno Club for an elevated dinner show engagement featuring Lonnie McFadden and his band! The club is an authentic KC jazz club with ties to the history of Midwest music. Enhance your show with prohibition-era cocktails, a thoughtful wine list and local craft beers for an unforgettable jazz experience.

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm.

The ticket price includes: Show Ticket - 3-Course Meal - Welcome Champagne Cocktail

* All other cocktails and drinks are separate.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Exceptional and exceeded our expectations. Thank you for a wonderful evening. 
A photo of Conductor Club restaurant
4.9
4.9 (393)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
E. Kansas City
About the restaurant
Tucked away in a hidden corner of historic Union Station, the Conductor Club is a unique rotating themed cocktail bar. We feature a specialty cocktails, small bites from Pierpont's kitchen and lots of fun.

*All guests must be 21+ years old. Reservations are exclusively through OpenTable. Kitchen is open until 9pm on weekdays and 10pm on weekends.

Top review
KatyC
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
This place never disappoints. Themes are always fun and the drink concoctions are delicious.
A photo of Café Sebastienne restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1240)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Kansas City
About the restaurant
Café Sebastienne combines the worlds of contemporary art and delicious cuisine in the heart of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Local. Fresh. Seasonal. Café Sebastienne features organic and sustainable ingredients in thoughtful Midwest dishes. Menus are complemented not only by the aesthetic setting, but also the eclectic wine list featuring natural, organic and sustainable wines. Visit kemperart.org/cafe for more information!

The Cafe offers two unique settings to dine in: an intimate dining room with floor-to-ceiling installation of more than 100 paintings by Frederick James Brown and a natural light-filled enclosed courtyard. For groups of 10 or more, please email us at specialevents@kemperart.org. Semi-private spaces are available to rent for different occasions like bridal and baby showers, birthdays, and special moments.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
food was so wonderful and tasty, there was no room for dessert, so plan on coming back just for coffee and dessert. A real lovely meal and dining experience.
A photo of Eddie V's - Kansas City restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3220)
$50 and over
Seafood
Kansas City
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of live music trios.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The food and atmosphere were amazing. They made our anniversary very special!!!
A photo of VOO Cocktail Lounge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (106)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Kansas City
About the restaurant
After a few decades of dormancy, we’ve reimagined and revitalized the former Rendezvous as – VOO Lounge.
Featuring rotaing musicans and performers every Friday and Saturday night, exclusive crafted & curated cocktails
and a fully stocked bar. To see a list of who is performing Friday and Saturday night visit https://www.vookansascity.com/events. Complimentary 2 hour self parking in the Kansas City Marriott Downtown Garage or $15 valet parking available.

Top review
MyView
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
Loved the guitar player. They were out of certain major ingredients of signature cocktails.
A photo of Prime Social - Kansas City restaurant
4.8
4.8 (817)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
E. Kansas City
About the restaurant
Prime Social is a lively and dynamic rooftop cocktail lounge designed for conversation, where guests gather to enjoy the moment. Enjoy our modern and refined rooftop experience while you relax and take in the panoramic views next to our fire pit. Whether you’re celebrating, watching a game, or gathering with friends, Prime Social is your go-to destination for good times and lasting memories. We are located on the 16th floor of 46 Penn, adjacent to Kansas City's renowned Country Club Plaza.

Our associates’ priority is to ensure your experience is memorable. We ask that our guests choose attire that is both polished and suited to our restaurant.
THANK YOU FOR NOT WEARING:
Clothing emitting excessive marijuana odor
Excessively revealing clothing, exposed undergarments or tank tops
Clothing with offensive language or graphics
Admittance to Prime Social is at the discretion of management. We reserve the right to refuse service to patrons who are inappro

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Very cool experience. Get a private elevator ride up. All the seating is comfy chairs/couches. Beautiful vibes and views. The only issue was the drinks took quite a while to come out after ordering them
A photo of The Savoy at 21c restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1016)
$31 to $50
American
Kansas City
About the restaurant
Located inside the 21c Museum Hotel, The Savoy is a creative effort to honor our rich history while also looking to the future. As we focus on a progressive style of Midwest hospitality, we aim to use classic techniques with contemporary touches in our kitchen. Our food is thoughtful, yet approachable as we pride ourselves on welcoming all guests from all walks of life.

Our focus on seasonal ingredients from local farmers gives us deep ties in our community and allows us to use the highest quality products for our dishes. Our evolving and interesting cocktail and wine lists reproduce this idea of using products from local distilleries and family-owned vineyards to give our guests classic yet progressive options to enhance your dining experience.

Come as you are, for a special occasion or just a casual night out in the historic district of Kansas City, we look forward to welcoming you to our space.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent drinks, food and service. 10/10 recommend. They have a nice happy hour as well. The history of the restaurant and hotel is a nice bonus.
A photo of Grünauer restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5147)
$31 to $50
Austrian
Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard
About the restaurant
Grünauer offers a classic Viennese gasthaus menu in the beautiful, historic Freighthouse. Located just north of Union Station in KC's premier dining and arts neighborhood- The Crossroads, Grünauer has been serving authentic Austrian and Central European cuisine since 2010 (with a focus on German and Hungarian as well). A beautiful biergarten, a gorgeous full bar and a lofted event space all add to the ambience and character of this KC classic. Make your reservation today! Classic dishes such as Hungarian beef gulasch (goulash), wiener schnitzel, apple strudel and more are always available. Frequent seasonal changes to our menu allow us to incorporate local produce, hiqh quality proteins and other items that are not available year round.


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent food! Alma was our friendly and professional server - she explained the menu and made great recommendations. We will return!
A photo of Stock Hill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3350)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Plaza / Brookside
About the restaurant
💎 𝟒 𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 Winning Restaurant by AAA 2017-2023
🥇 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 in America by Thrillist 2017-2020

Stock Hill checks all the boxes — but also thinks outside of them. As part of Kansas City’s chef-driven food scene, Stock Hill embraces𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺. Serving creative interpretations of nostalgic steakhouse staples, our culinary team, led by Chef Jacob Hilbert, uses the 𝙝𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙩-𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙗𝙚𝙧 𝙘𝙪𝙩𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙚𝙖𝙩 with impeccable flavor, sourced from the Midwest’s finest ranches.

𝐁𝐔𝐓 𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐀𝐊 𝐈𝐒 𝐉𝐔𝐒𝐓 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐓.

From artisanal sides to handcrafted cocktails, every aspect of our menu is 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙖𝙣 𝙪𝙣𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚, uniquely-Stock Hill experience. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, treating a client to dinner, or simply enjoying a night out with friends, we're here to make it a meal to remember.

Top review
AndyB
Dined 3 days ago
Went to visit the new Mezz upstairs and it was nice and casual. The service was amazing and the prices were great. I love the atmosphere of this restaurant - you're immediately wow'd when you walk in. I highly recommend.
A photo of Verbena restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1046)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Kansas City
About the restaurant
Whether you’re in the mood for an intimate upscale dinner, a casual lunch on the patio, or simply a drink and bite at the bar, Verbena offers an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy seasonally inspired cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood, an extensive wine list, craft cocktails, and exceptional service.

Top review
BillR
Dined 2 days ago
The food was excellent, the service was amazing and the atmosphere was lively at this restaurant for my wife and for myself as we celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary here last night. If we could give it more than 5 stars, we definitely would!
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