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

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants 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 (729)
$50 and over
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Downtown / River Market
About the restaurant
***Sunday, May 12 celebrate Mom in style at Lonnie's Reno Club with a special Mother's Day Brunch Buffet featuring Chloe McFadden. Menu: Shrimp Cocktail, Smoked Salmon, Omelet Station, Prime Rib, Roasted Chicken, Assorted Desserts and includes one Mimosa. $65 per guest not including tax and service charge. Reservations are for two-hours. ***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
malkochogluvip
Dined 3 days ago
Super fun club. Band and Lonnie are great. Looking fwd to being there again!
A photo of Extra Virgin - Kansas City restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1883)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Kansas City
About the restaurant
James Beard Award Winning Chef Michael Smith's latest culinary creation is Extra Virgin, located in Kansas City's historic Crossroad's Art's District. Open to rave reviews in December 2008, Extra Virgin serves Mediterranean Tapas and has an extensive wine list and full cocktail menu. We offer patio dining for 50 people & private dining for 30 people.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Delicious food and fantastic service
A photo of Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1032)
$30 and under
Barbecue
Martin City
About the restaurant
"Highest-rated barbecue in the country!" - Zagat Survey

Jack Stack Barbecue originated in Kansas City in 1957, by Russ Fiorella in a traditional storefront barbecue, with a modest selection of 5 or 6 items. Jack Fiorella, the eldest son, worked with his father until 1974 when he decided to branch off and start Fiorella's Jack Stack of Martin City.

Top review
SherrylTvip
Dined 1 day ago
I LOVE your Salmon salad!!!! You all really know how to grill Salmon! We had a great waiter- he was excellent!!! Smoke Stack is our Family Favorite!!!!
A photo of Prime Social - Kansas City restaurant
4.8
4.8 (785)
$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 2 days ago
Wonderful atmosphere and time for a date night with friends!! Everything was perfect!
A photo of Verbena restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1020)
$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
MarshaV
Dined 4 days ago
We had the goat cheese crostini for an appetizer, the delicious beet salad , the chicken and lamb entrees and they were all fabulous! Fried apple pie for dessert ! Our waiters was attentive and efficient ! Can’t wait for our next visit !
A photo of The Westside Local restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1780)
$30 and under
American
Kansas City
About the restaurant
The Westside Local offers seasonal comfort food with class, sourced as locally as possible. Enjoy it all with extensive beer and wine lists in our historic wood-beam and brick dining room, grapevine covered beer garden, or dashing little bar. Or just order some Carry out for that quiet evening at home.
Top review
Bhappy
Dined 6 days ago
Our go to for a casual night or a celebration. Food is beyond excellent, great sized portions, and incredible cocktails!
A photo of Grünauer restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5096)
$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 Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great food and great service. Appetizers, entrees, and desserts were all fantastic!
A photo of Eddie V's - Kansas City restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3191)
$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
JOSEPHQvip
Dined on May 18, 2024
Our waiter Joey was amazing. The food exceptional and the music superb. Awesome place to go.
A photo of The Savoy at 21c restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1005)
$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 Dinervip
Dined on May 18, 2024
Wonderful brunch! Surprised there weren’t more ppl there but I’ll take it! Beautiful restaurant and staff was 10/10!
A photo of Yard House - Kansas City, MO restaurant
4.7
4.7 (549)
$30 and under
American
Kansas City
About the restaurant
Yard House is the modern American gathering place where beer and food lovers unite. Known for great food, classic rock, an energetic vibe and endless fleet of tap handles featuring the best craft and local beers, each Yard House location offers 100+ beers on tap along with an array of craft cocktails. Our menu features favorites such as our signature Poke Nachos, street tacos, USDA prime burgers, seafood and steaks. Founded in Long Beach, Calif; in 1996, Yard House now spans across the U.S. with over 80 locations and is open daily for lunch, dinner, happy hour and late-night dining.
Top review
mom529
Dined on May 8, 2024
If you plan to eat here before a show at the Music Hall, definitely make a reservation! We arrived for ours at 5:45pm and people without reservations were being told the wait was an hour. The Happy Hour (ends at 6pm sharp) menu has good variety and prices. The pizza was a little skimpy on toppings, the cheese curds were very greasy and the fries that came with the sliders weren't fresh. As we've enjoyed these before during Happy Hour, and they've all been better, we'll try again.
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