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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Kansas City / Kansas

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Kansas City / Kansas? 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 Lava & Tonic restaurant
5.0
5 (199)
$30 and under
Hawaiian
Wichita
About the restaurant
Our bar seating is first come first served. We recommend reserving space ahead by calling 316-364-4141 or reserving on open table. Welcome to our little oasis in the middle of Kansas! Lava & Tonic, Wichita's finest immersive tiki bar. Our normal hours are Wednesday - Thursday 5 PM - 11 PM, Friday - Saturday 4 PM - 12:30 AM, & Sunday 4 PM - 10 PM. Drop by at 1716 E Douglas, located directly west of the Donut Whole.

Please take note your reservations have a time limit of two hours! We require this in order to maintain proper flow in our establishment!

Top review
Kentucky
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Best tiki bar on the prairie! The ambiance was perfect, all the drinks were delicious. The snack tray is a genius move.
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
SusanSvip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
We had the absolute best time! Lonnie is so engaging and the KC jazz history was great. We would all highly recommend this show! Food was great. Josh was our server was super friendly. Hotel is cool throwback!!
A photo of Cafe Provence restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4404)
$31 to $50
French American
Prairie Village
About the restaurant
Café Provence serves seasonal, locally inspired French food in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Family owned and operated for more than 20 years, Café Provence has been honored as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S., Top 10 French Restaurants in the U.S., Top 25 Service in the U.S., and Best Restaurant in Kansas City.
Café Provence has been honored by Zagat as the best restaurant in Kansas City.
It joins the top 46 restaurants in the United States given this honor in their respective cities, such as Joel Robuchon, Las Vegas, Le Bernadin, NYC, Gary Danko, San Francisco and more.

Visit us on www.cafeprovencekc.com

À bientôt!

Top review
CristyR
Dined 3 days ago
It is so nice to be able to eat French food in a quaint setting in the KC area. I am sure it is hard but it would also be fun to have the waiters respond in a little French.
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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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 23, 2024
Love coming here for the different themes. If you can snag a reservation do it!
A photo of Jack Stack Barbecue - Martin City restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1047)
$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
Greatsteak
Dined 3 days ago
The consistently very good quality of food is what brings us back. The server we had tonight was outstanding.
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4.9
4.9 (833)
$30 and under
Italian
Salina
About the restaurant
Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine. Including in house made breads, pastas and desserts. Exciting menu of steaks, chops, seafood and other surprises.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Service was slow and server was pushy. Food was very good.
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4.9
4.9 (1796)
$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
Sporter
Dined on Jun 25, 2024
Great place to eat! Lots of flavorful foods, good wine list, attentive service staff.
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 6 days ago
The food and atmosphere were amazing. They made our anniversary very special!!!
A photo of Extra Virgin - Kansas City restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1897)
$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 2 days ago
Very good Tapas, service was outstanding and there was 1/2 price rosé on Thursday. Lamb kabob a little over done, but everything thing else was spot on.
A photo of Grünauer restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5148)
$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 6 days ago
Excellent food! Alma was our friendly and professional server - she explained the menu and made great recommendations. We will return!
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