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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.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
19th & Main
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact General Manager, Nancy Smith for all private dining and off premise catering requests at email@example.com.
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.
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
Went here for restaraunt week. Our food was fantastic, the waiter was fun and very helpful, and the atmosphere was great. One bit of advice: don't get a table next to the window when the temperature outside falls below freezing. The cold air pours off of the glass, which was definitely not cozy. Still I would go again.
I have eaten here before and the food was good. This occasion we went down to experience their menu for lunch during Restaurant Week. I ordered the crab fried rice, which came out about 10 minutes before our other entree, while I was still eating my salad. Reasoning for the wait on our other meal is that small plates come out at different times. I really wish both our meals would have come out at the same time. The other meal we ordered was the rabbit gnocchi.....very tasty. Perfect. However, the crab fried rice was crunchy with every bite, which was not such a satisfactory texture. Flavor was good though. Overall, I will definitely come back for lunch again or even dinner.
Love this place. We've been twice now and have loved both experiences. This place is best with a group of friends - ideally in increments of 4 due to their tapas portions (each dish usually serves 4 people.) Fried chicken steamed buns and deviled eggs are wonderful - we ordered them both twice! Our waiter really made the experience though, as he was polite but energetic and joked around with us. It's servers like him that keep restaurants in operation.
I don’t think I will be returning. The menu was ok. Our waitress was wonderful. I’m not sure who the gentleman was but he came to our table to inform us that they would be needing this area at 6 pm. It was 4:30. My friends were offended. We were trying to have a nice time and this just put a damper on it. Parking is not very convenient.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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