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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Wichita

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Wichita? 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 (200)
$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
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
We only had drinks, so I can’t speak of the food. The drinks were great. Loved the music and the ambiance.
A photo of Georges French Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2005)
$31 to $50
French
Wichita
About the restaurant
A perfect setting for modern French cuisine located in the heart of College Hill. Now serving dinner and catering menu options.
Top review
DebF
Dined 3 days ago
As always, it was great. Laura, our server was amazing. They had a full house but everything was smooth. We will be back soon.
A photo of Elderslie Farm restaurant
4.8
4.8 (591)
$50 and over
American
Wichita
About the restaurant
Elderslie offers an exceptional dining experience in a beautiful, peaceful country setting.

Our menu showcases ingredients sourced locally in creative, seasonal dishes that are flavorful and interesting as well as beautiful.

Dietary requests are happily accommodated; make a note in your reservation or give us a call.

Reservations are strongly recommended. A credit card secures the reservation but is only charged (50%) with less than 24 hrs notice of cancellation or a no-show (100%).

Elderslie Creamery cheese is available to take home; ask your server. Gift cards are also available for purchase.

We are happy to wear masks when serving you. Please make a note in your reservation.

Top review
PhilipW
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
We celebrated another wedding anniversary at Elderslie last night and both of us agreed this was one of our favorite menus. Thanks to all the staff and chefs for continuing to make Elderslie one of the top dining experiences in the Wichita area.
A photo of Twelve Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (38)
$30 and under
American
Wichita
About the restaurant
Locally owned upscale-casual restaurant and bar featuring fresh classic American cuisine, including steaks, seafood, specialty salads and sandwiches. Located in the Westlake shopping center at 119th St. and Maple.

Longtime restaurateur, Bryce Kuhn, brings over 14 years of experience to Twelve Restaurant & Bar. Bryce's experience includes 8 years of management with Houston's in Kansas City, Denver, and Los Angeles. Bryce returned to his hometown of Wichita, KS to open and manage the Bonefish Grill. He later opened and served as General Manager of the Newport Grill. Most recently, he was General Manager of the Lakeside Club. Opening Twelve fulfills Bryce's dream to open and operate a neighborhood restaurant serving his hometown friends and families.

The Twelve menu includes several of Bryce's personal favorite dishes including smoked salmon, sweet corn risotto, spinach-artichoke dip, hand-cut steaks, ribs, and fresh seafood.

Top review
uconnmike
Dined on Jun 24, 2024
Great meal with relatives from Boston who were impressed with food and value
A photo of Wine Dive + Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (687)
$30 and under
American
Wichita
About the restaurant
Wine Dive + Kitchen prides itself in providing the ultimate dining experience for our guests. Wine Dive + Kitchen combines fun social dining, amazing dishes, and unique wines in a relaxed ambiance.
Top review
BrendaR
Dined 3 days ago
Absolutely loved the food here. Prices were reasonable. Best dinner during our 3 day stay in downtown Wichita.
A photo of 6S Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1081)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Wichita
About the restaurant
From the moment you step into 6S Steakhouse’s dazzling main chandelier room you will be transported into a world of delicious food and incredible wine, gracious hospitality and impeccable service.

Our ‘Classic American’ restaurant combines an innovative menu using only the finest local ingredients, offering amazing seafood and hearty salads in addition to the region’s best meat and poultry. 6s also boasts an award-winning wine list and a slate of hand-crafted specialty cocktails.
As for ambiance, 6s is a truly unique experience. There are many ways to enjoy your meal including private dining areas, cozy booths, the drama of the main space and a heated patio. An elegant and memorable dining experience is what awaits each patron who chooses 6S steakhouse!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
This is a regular stop for me when I’m in Wichita.
A photo of Chester's Chophouse & Wine Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (865)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Wichita
About the restaurant
An iconic Wichita steakhouse overlooking the lake at Waterfront. Chester's serves classic steaks and fresh seafood specialities, complemented by signature desserts, classic cocktails, and an extensive wine list. Comfortable dining rooms, inviting bar and a beautiful lakeside patio all designed to make you comfortable. Our Lake Room is available for private functions and is equipped with state of the art multi media capabilities. Whether you are enjoying a business meal or dining with friends and family, your experience will be unforgettable.
Top review
CherylRvip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
We love Dylan and all the wait staff there. Excellent patio and not crowded for a friday night with Patz
A photo of Siena Tuscan Steakhouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (697)
$30 and under
Italian
Wichita
About the restaurant
Located inside the beautiful Ambassador Wichita, is the upscale, Italian-style steakhouse, Siena Tuscan Steakhouse. Our Executive Chef is passionate about local sourcing, fresh ingredients and innovative dish preparation. Siena offers an ambiance that will make you forget you are in Kansas. Join Siena for breakfast or dinner while you are there, stay the night and see the gorgeous Ambassador Hotel, the only AAA Four Diamond Hotel in the State of Kansas.

Siena is located downtown Wichita. Enjoy Happy Hour Monday - Friday and our award winning wine list on any day of the week. Siena can accommodate most dietary needs. Siena Tuscan Steakhouse received Open Table Diner's Choice Award for 2022 and Peoples Choice Award for 2022 recognition Great Chefs of the Midwest.

Top review
DavidV
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent food and preparation. Very nice wine list
A photo of Newport Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1682)
$30 and under
Seafood
Wichita
About the restaurant
Newport Grill is a progressive seafood restaurant in Wichita, Kansas. We receive "top of the boat" fresh fish six days a week! Executive Chef Ivan Garcia has created a diverse and delicious menu that will make anybody's taste buds dance! We are located next to the water fountain in Bradley Fair shopping center.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
I went with my boyfriend and we enjoyed our meal and our service. It was overall a good experience.
A photo of Dockum restaurant
4.6
4.6 (334)
$30 and under
Speakeasy
Wichita
About the restaurant
Introducing Dockum, a speakeasy-style bar serving exquisite craft cocktails in downtown Wichita. Packed with intrigue, this subterranean lounge will bring you to another time and place—one that entices the senses with unforgettable tastes, sights, and sounds.

Step into a place built with classic elegance. Established in 1926, Dockum is a speakeasy-style bar where time slows, and discretion reigns. Find yourself sipping the finest handcrafted cocktails and well-prepared tonics. Our homemade bitters and syrups, fresh-squeezed juices, and selection of small bites are the talk of downtown Wichita, possessing the power to cure any ailment.

Top review
DanG
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
such a fun little place. great drinks and they had live music! it was awsome.
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