Extra Virgin - Kansas City

4.7
1351 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We ate in the room with the bar, which might have contributed to the noise level but the finishes and decor did not make for a great experience either. We had high hopes, considering our exquisite experience at Farina next door, but while the food was pretty good, the noise level and poor design aesthetics cheapened our overall experience. The mezze platter and brussels sprouts were the star dishes but everything else we ordered lacked flavor. We may try to revisit and hope to sit in the other dining area, where the experience might be elevated by the room decorum.

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MichaelF
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu is terrific. Seating is sometimes available in the former dining room of the Michael Smith restaurant.

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BradM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extra Virgin is one if my favorite restaurants in Kansas City. This is Michael Smith’s casual dining experience and it features recipes he chose and loves. It has a decided Mediterranean flavor so you can have a fully vegetarian meal or add chicken or lamb or fish. Always fun. The staff is seasoned and experienced. Check it out.

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Miller
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was decent but very pricy for the quantity.

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SusanW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful room, excellent service, expert wine advice and delicious food. 😊

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Elizabeth
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best happy hours in town. Love their Sgt. Peppers cocktail and tough to pick a favorite menu item. Although the Mezze Spread and Fattoush Salad are musts.

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vipTroyS
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael is still the best restauranteur in KC. Spectacular food, amazing service.

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MargaretD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was fabulous. We went with another couple, one of whom was vegan. Our waitress was very knowledgeable. She suggested the falafel but with romesco sauce instead of tzatziki sauce. The beet hummus was delicious, the sweetness of the beets shined through. The whole cauliflower is a fun dish with a profusion of flavors. I loved the ahi tuna. The citrus of the dish enhanced the tuna. The cucumber salad was another dish packed with flavor. The Cabernet was great. My husband had the ribeye and thoroughly enjoyed it. Best French fries I’ve had in a very long time. A little loud when we arrived but it was the height of happy hour. Overall great.

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TheresaT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I hadn't been to EV for a couple years, so I wasn't aware that the menu had changed so dramatically. I loved the Spanish/Med bend of the old menu much more than the Middle Eastern food that's served now. We brought our friends who just moved here from DC and were disappointed. I'll make sure to check the menu online next time! We love Michael Smith's restaurants so much! The wine and cocktails are fantastic, the service outstanding. Just not crazy about this menu. It's a personal preference more than feedback about the restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and helpful with the menu. Every dish we had was great.

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Food was very fresh. Der loin was amazing. Would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service experience

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vipBrittanyS
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best dinner ever!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere and everything was delicious! Our server was so sweet too! ❤️

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RachelQ
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is excellent! We brought my father and step-mother for dinner while they were visiting and loved every dish we tried. The shrimp and farro and falafel were two of our favorites. I highly recommend making reservations, especially on weekends and Monday nights, as this place is very popular.

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CBC13
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in KC. Consistently great food and service with smart wine selection and awesome cocktails.

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JanetT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Server was excellent, food was really good. We sat outside, and it was a bit noise due to traffic, but not the restaurant's fault.

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MarliS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were great. Only downside was when we sat outside it was next to construction.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too good of a place to pass up! Would go back in a heartbeat! Fastest service and great food! We almost had the whole menu because it was hard to decide and we’re glad we did!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always very good with interesting original dishes. I love the small plate concept. Our server was exceptional.

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MauraK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible dinner with equally incredible service!

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vipdblocke
Kansas City
53 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extra Virgin was fantastic! Ben was an awesome server, the food was awesome, and happy hour made it a great value. They even gave us a glass of champagne for our anniversary! We will be back soon!

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vipHokieinKC
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were happy to return to Extra Virgin for our anniversary. The food was exceptional as always; new items on the menu did not disappoint. Service was impeccable and friendly; more than happy to talk about menu items and help with making choices - and how we've missed this place.

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vipDavidG
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food...reasonable prices...slightly bohemian atmosphere (which i loved). but, what made our 25th anniversary dinner special was Meara (hope i spelled her name correctly!) who treated us like we were members of the family she actually loved...THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE NIGHT UNFORGETTABLE!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a date here last night and were blown away! Our server Mira was absolutely amazing and so sweet. Very attentive. The food was incredible and we loved the vibe of the place. We will be regulars here! Xoxo.

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Lynellel
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally got to try Extra Virgin, which I've seen recommended many times in publications and online forums. It did not disappoint! The quality of food and drink was excellent. We really enjoyed the Mediterranean tapas options. The service was excellent and the whole vibe of the place spoke cozy ambience. The noise level was a little loud, but with the high ceilings and a packed restaurant, that is as to be expected. And, it was a little on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for and we were not disappointed. We'll be back!

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vipMooseMom
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious small plates and fun atmosphere. We will definitely return!

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was ok. The octopus was not that tasty...Very chewy and tough.
Found a hair in my shrimp. They remade it, but the waitress explained that they shave the onions there and it may be from that. I sorta knew better...Definately found out why by dessert because at the very last piece of dessert, there was yet, yes, another hair!
Maybe the cooks should have their hair tied up to prevent this from happening? I don't mind my own hair in my food, maybe, but someone else's? Ugh. The waitress argued w my mom questioning her and 'the hairs' saying they already refunded for the shrimp... Idk. Was good service for about 15 years and no hair in good is the best way to serve food.
Cooks need to have hair back or hair net on. Period.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks at Extra Virgin were fantastic. However, after we sat down and got our water, it was like our server forgot about us. A different server came and took our drink order after a decent wait, then she came back a few seconds later to take a food order for our first round of tapas. Our food came out rather quickly but it was some time before we got our drinks. I am understanding when service is slow but one should never get food sent to the table until drinks have arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lisa was incredible! We will definitely be back. Food was also incredible.

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SammyL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good I am currently looking for ways to steal their recipes

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Mara
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve always loved Extra Virgin for its food, bar and service. But the new Mediterranean menu is fantastic. Had the Chicken Mussakhan last night and it’s a winner: tender chicken thighs in exotic spices, onions and flatbread to scoop up that delicious sauce.

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DaveL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Extra Virgin. Started of with drinks, it was the best Manhattan I’ve ever had. It was just right.
Shane was our server and did a great job of helping with choices and having the various plates come out at just the right time. I’ve never been a swordfish person but we loved the skewers. The grill on them was just right.
This is a great place for a dinner or just a drink and a couple small plates. We will be back!

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JoannP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful and the food was amazing and filling

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so tasty!! Thank you!

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PhilippeL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual, the veal shortribs were outstanding!! Angie is a Rockstar

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Menu was limited and food was not spectacular. For the price you pay, the service should be more responsive and the food should be really good. I used to really like Extra Virgin, but I am not a fan of their new menu.

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CalebJ
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great concept, great drinks and great service. We will definitely be back.

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WestsideLisa
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu! Even if the food weren't so great (which it is), I would eat and drink here just because of the amazing staff and great patio. Very vegan/veggie friendly helps, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine! Ben took good care of our table!

FAQs

Extra Virgin - Kansas City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 842-2205.

Extra Virgin - Kansas City is rated 4.7 stars by 1351 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.