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About Extra Virgin - Kansas City

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.

1900 Main
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
19th & Main

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 842-2205

Website:
http://www.extravirginkc.com/

Catering:
Please contact General Manager, Nancy Smith for all private dining and off premise catering requests at nancy@michaelsmithkc.com.

Parking Details:
After 5:00 pm, please feel free to park across 19th Street from Extra Virgin's entrance at Michael's Clothier. The lot is rented in the evening. Please park only on the street during lunch hours.

Executive Chef:
Michael Smith

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Extra Virgin - Kansas City Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Special Occasion (14)
People Watching (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
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Good for Anniversaries (6)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great experience. Minor glitch with a couple wine selections, but all was well in the end. I’ll be back!

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, People Watching, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service! I have never had a bad meal here!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good service and food.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Extraordinary menu that is as imaginative as it is enjoyable

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our first visit to Extra Virgin and definitely will not be our last!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a giftcard and went during happy hour. Can't be beat. Not a vegetarian but the grilled oyster mushrooms were the best thing we had, followed by hanger steak with potatoes. Only complaint was that everything was drenched in olive oil. Love olive oil, but our tums were a bit upset after all that. Going to see if they can use less on our dishes next time we go. The deviled eggs were the only thing we wouldn't get again - they were just ok. Chorizo fried rice, amazing. Stuffed chicken thighs, yummy. Olives, great starter. And baklava and seasonal crostada were fantastic. So glad we went.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Happy Hour, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great as always!!! I love the food and the relaxed ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was wonderful , service great!
Never disappoints.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We enjoyed the variety of small plates and their unusual flavors. And enjoyed a nice half-price bottle of wine.
Four of us shared 4 small plates and 2 salads, and we all left satisfied.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was mediocre at best. Noted on the reservation it was a Birthday celebration. No employee acknowledged the Birthday. Disappointing. Will not return.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had high hopes for Extra Virgin! Menu, though all over the place, seemed imaginative and hopefully yummy. The best thing we ordered was the tuna tacos from the raw bar. Liked it so much decided to try to the Tuna poke. Do not get the Tuna poke. I love raw bar. I love Tuna. But this was very fishy and just an odd combination that was thrown in a dark black bowl. Very hard to eat and to understand wht you're having. We tried a lot. Our waitress did not mention that 4 items we were getting all had bread, so need to order any. But those are just the little things. If the food was better I would. Or have minded. The bone marrow was not cooked enough. The hanger steak was one note and cooked at different temps throughout. The rabbit gnocchi was good but not great. ALSO stay away from the mussels, really bad odor, really clunky and the ham broth was a fail. Everything was just thrown together. I would suggest to stick to the odds n bits pork products. But I will not be back myself. Even the plating was weird and had no functionality. Meal started off great and everything after disappointed. Best thing about the restaurant was the prices but paying $80 for all those items still seemed too much by the end. Our waitress was nice and friendly but not attentive. I expected a james beard chef centered restaurant but was left wishing I would've went to the burger shop up the street.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

For being an upscale place, the staff is so friendly from the moment you walk in the door. Not a shred of snobbery. The manager, hosts, wait staff, all welcoming and eager to please the customer. It put me at ease and made for an enjoyable evening. Plus the food is always great, wine selection is always great, & the happy hour is a terrific value. One of my favorite spots in KC.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food and great service. Good for family get togethers and celebrations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good tapas place. Service is a bit slow. Not everything on the menu was available.

Tags: Tapas, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Amazing food and drink! The best cocktails we have found in KC. The service was friendly and helpful. Our outside seating was perfect! We will be back on our next trip!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We ate outside, and it was great. We started with the shishito peppers and the chicken livers on grilled bread. Both were very tasty. We shared the sweet potato pasta which also was delicious. Our branzino arrived not fully cooked, and we sent it back twice. ( There was a new cook on the line.) Finally we changed our order and tried the braised rabbit with gnocchi and the hanger steak. The rabbit was delicious. The hangar steak was ok.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Overall great domineering experience! Had a reservation and had the little "reserved" sign on our table which felt like they were waiting for us! Server was very knowledgeable and was quick to answer any questions but wasn't the overly aggressive type that makes me feel uncomfortable. Food was amazing - highly recommend the one marrow. Can get a little pricey but I think the value is there. One knock was our server took a little longer than desired on a few drinks, but the place was packed and we were easy going.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I wouldn't say that it's exactly Spanish tapas, but it's a combination of Mediterranean tapas. The food is tasty, the presentation is better than average, the service is excellent, but if you sit outside on the deck don't sit next to the metal grate because you will feel every step every person takes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Spicy, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was our second visit to Extra Virgin in the last month. We enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and thought that the service was well- timed and attentive. The Mexican Shrimp Cocktail was exceptional; the handicraft cocktails and artichoke Ravioli Basil Pesto highly recommended. We will be returning soon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Awesome Friday night Happy Hour - 4 to 6 p.m. Fun atmosphere and great food. They accept reservations for Happy Hour too! Fun friendly staff as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Tapas, Tasting Menu
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Really enjoyed the variety of choices. Took my daughter here for a Father-Daughter night out. Service was excellent and food quality was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour, Tapas, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great happy hour deals on all drinks as well as half off some excellent small plates. and the service was awesome.

Tags: Quick Bite, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 4, 2017

EV is always good and very different when it comes to menu choices. Our server was excellent as was the meal.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We made a Reservation at x-tra Virgin for Monday evening to sample their Pizza, ( 1/2 price Monday's) , we ended up getting 4 Tapas size items as well. The food was fabulous, so unique & different.
Our dessert topped off the evening.
This is definitely a top notch restaurant.

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is the second time this has happened to me at Extra Virgin, but it will be my last. I made a reservation for our group at 5:30 and we were having a nice time. Then we were told that our table was reserved for someone else at 7:10 and we would have to leave by then. This is offensive. I recognize the right of the owner to make a living, but he will now do it with someone else's dollars. Frankly, we were still buying food and drinks, and I'm not sure why you would boot someone who's doing that, anyway. Not again.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful service and we thoroughly enjoyed the food....great place to celebrate our anniversary.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 27, 2017

as always we were welcomed at the door like old friends and our server, Mickayla was fantasic.
she remembered our drink orders from the last time we were there! Great service!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Scenic View, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food! Highly recommend the marinated olives, chorizo and crab fried rice, as well as the ceviche tacos. Every item we ordered was excellent and the drinks were great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A fun place to go when you want to keep conversation moving. Great food! Love it there on Friday's.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

If you like small plates, this is a good spot. I do feel like it is expensive for the plates offered, but everything we ordered was great. No food complaints at all.

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vip
·Dined on September 22, 2017

The crab and chorizo fried rice is AMAZING

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Had co-workers in from the New England area. Wanted to bring them somewhere different. We all had a great time and the food was fantastic!! There is something for the most adventurous eater to the least and everything in between. Happy hour is great too! My only suggestion would be to provide a gluten free menu or symbol for those items.

Thanks for the great night!

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The best cocktails we had on our recent trip to KC. Location was fun. The food was not very good, however. We tried seven different tapas and only really enjoyed one.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Brought my wife for our 20th anniversary dinner. As always, the food was exceptional, and the service was very good. I always enjoy EV.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was great. Beej did a great job explaining food and interacting with our group.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always delicious, always a treat. Never anything but outstanding experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Always good. Always innovative. Best Martini in town!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food is excellent. Try the meatballs and also the muscles. You won't be disappointed.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We enjoyed variety of tapas style foods . Every dish has its own character and tasted impeccably good. There is only good choices. Although individual plate look small, but it is enjoyable for everyone to get a taste, and somehow they are filling and enough for everybody by ordering 2~3 dish/person.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We went early on a Saturday evening and sat out on the patio. The food was excellent - we were particularly impressed by the duck tongue tacos, the crab and chorizo fried rice, and the fried anchovies. We will certainly return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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