Extra Virgin - Kansas City

4.6
1151 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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.
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WJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I asked if the food was spicy, they said no, and it was very spicy. The portions were ridiculously small for the price.

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SH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, loved it! It's now my second favorite restaurant in the city.

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JA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Spanish Tapax great wait staff (Mikela) and great Bar man as well. Really fun place.

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B
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my first time dining at Extra Virgin and I was thoroughly impressed by the assortment of small plates offered. They had very unique offerings including duck tongue tacos, chicken livers and sea urchin. There was also plenty to choose from if you don't have quite the adventurous palette. Service was slow in the beginning, but it was a very busy time of night around 7 p.m. Overall, I'd love to go back and try more plates including some of their cocktails.

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W
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Service was slow and the food came out in a very disjointed manner. Steak came out and no side vegetables that we ordered. Brussels sprouts showed after we were finished and mushrooms never came out. Food was good and drinks were good. Just very slow and strange service

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came for dinner before the Elton John concert. Even though it was packed we were still seated as soon as we arrived. Food came out incredibly quickly as well! It was pretty good. The “charred brussel sprouts” were very much still bright green and crunchy. The flavor was great, we just would have loved the char. Other than that everything was great. From the time we sat down to the time we had finished eating less than an hour had passed. Beebe was our server and she was great. She had vast knowledge of the menu and helped guide us through our dining experience. We will absolutely be back.

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun environment with delicious food and friendly staff.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to go for group meals. It's a lively space, but the sound didn't overwhelm our table's conversations.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tapas are best to share! Every single dish we tasted together was delicious. Came here for lunch during the week and it wasn’t too crowded (as opposed to the dinner rush). Plenty of space at the bar and we were waited on attentively. Come here if you want your taste buds to get a revamp!

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k
Kansas City
93 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is absolutely delicious and the Extra Virgin team makes us feel like family. Prepare to be spoiled!!!

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really outstanding service!

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v
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

An interesting and daring menu. Great flavors.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The steak was amazing (wish there was more food on the plate) & the pear drink was delicious. The lobster bisque was not my favorite. Pretty pricey. Service was awesome.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience, as always.

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N
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been there is awhile, but now I already want to go back! The food was incredible! So many things to try. Loved the poblano mac and cheese!

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LP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very interesting and unique foods! I would go again. The restaurant week deal was NOT a deal, so don't go for that. But the good was very good and I want to go back to try other food options since it was so hard to try to pick just one thing to eat

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TS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as always. Have been to Extra Virgin many times and food as always above par. Some waitstaff are a little quirky, but one of males waitstaff is always on top of his game. He is entertaining, but not too intrusive and knows when to touch base.

Great vibe and fun place to hang out. Bar staff are always consistent and cocktails are spot on.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were exceptional. They easily accommodated a vegan meal for me. My only complaint is that it was very loud.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Every restaurant week my goal is to try places I've wanted to try but just haven't yet. I went with my coworker and we decided to each try the shrimp bisque, and split a order of polbano mac she hadn't been over to check on us. I had to flag her down to let her know and it took her over 10 minutes to even come back to let us know they were making it. To make up for the mistake and lack of service we were given a slice of coconut cake. It came out looking so good but once again we were sadly disappointed. All in all we were super disappointed about the whole experience!

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D
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time for lunch in the middle of restaurant week. We got the pork belly steam buns on suggestion from our server, and they were so good!! The crab fried rice was my favorite fried rice I’ve ever had!

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OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, but definitely on the expensive side

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for restaurant week. It was my first time going there but I would definitely come back!

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GM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 of us went for KCRW and the menu did not disappoint. I have been wanting to try this place for awhile and it was a good excuse to go. The cocktails were delicious, the wine was amazing and the food was awesome. They have live music and it wasn't too loud at all. We were all able to carry on a conversation and hear each other just fine. If you're looking for an experience, this place is definitely worth seeking out.

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K
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Extra Virgin is one of my favorite spots whether it's lunch or happy hour.

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AM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food tasted great and the service was excellent. I wouldn’t go there to drink (a glass of wine was $9) and I wouldn’t go back unless there was a special event. The prices are high and the servings are small.

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. One of my favorite restaurants!

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FL
Kansas City
78 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved it. All dishes were fantastic. Ordered roasted brussels sprouts, ricotta and rosemary grilled bread, squid ink pasta, smoked beet and tahini salad and churros. Wine by the glass good choices and prices were in line. A lot of dishes reduced for happy hour time frame until 6pm. Great service by Michaela and team. We will be back!! Very fun time.

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tapas style dining with creative flavor profiles. Love it every visit!

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t
Kansas City
287 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had made a late reservation and although EVO was closing, they were very welcoming. The food and the service are always good. There is not one menu item that we dislike. It is a great venue with good food and great service.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had incredible food and service at Extra Virgin!! The hangar steak was delicious along with all of our other tapas!

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PP
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been eating here for 10 years, and I still love it. Menu always surprises us - great destination for foodies. 50+ unique small plates.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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S
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I always like the food at this restaurant and i become a faithful customer. I always make sure every time I come to Kansas City I dine at this restaurant.

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A
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as always. Highly recommend. Save room for dessert. The crostada is sweet and savory.

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JR
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent

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k
Kansas City
94 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Travis has made hot buttered rum for the holiday season and it is delicious! Festive environment to share visits with family and friends!

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CL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. Lots of options. Flavors amazing. Lively atmosphere. Can be a bit loud. Good value.

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DD
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved everthing about the restaurant except the noise level. Had to shout to be heard. The two men behind us were shouting which made us have to shout even more!! Excellent food and great service.

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H
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It had been a while since we'd gone to Extra Virgin - but it didn't disappoint. We took a friend/coworker from the Seattle area and they love the food, menu, and staff knowledge of gluten-free options.

The small plates were delicioius - duck tongue tacos, wood-fired mushrooms, beef heart with Chimichurri, octopus with potato and pepper. We ordered 6-7 plates to share and loved them all. The beef heart and octopus were table favorites.

Interesting venue, great food, good happy hour values - we'll be back.

Only complaint - the shaped plywood seats are a C.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am from Kansas City, live downtown and have been to almost every restaurant. Once again, Extra Virgin has confirmed with me that it is my absolute favorite.

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