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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
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Notable Wine List (8)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined a day ago

Food and Service were fantastic! Can't believe it took me so long to stop in. Will definitely be back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Ben, our server was great. Been here many many times, always a great experience. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in KC!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Jenn provided impeccable service, Jeff and Travis turned out the most amazing cocktails (as ALWAYS!), and the food never disappoints.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of our top 3 favorite places to go for small plate, drinks & meet up with friends ! Our service was fantastic !!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were disappointed. It was loud, and the food was mediocre. One dish was too salty to eat. We sent it back, but the replacement was just as bad. We expected something better from Michael Smith.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great ambiance and vibe. Food comes out quick. Love their meatballs!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our server had great food recommendations and the small plates we tried were outstanding! Everything came out very quickly too. We will be back for more!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Family holiday dinner

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Had a great waiter who gave some great recommendations. All of the plates are pretty small, so you'll find yourself probably ordering more than you intend to. Great cocktails as well.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great experience. Great food and happy hour prices were incredible

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Everything we tried was excellent. Some ingredients may sound odd or challenging to some people, but worth trying. Excellent sea urchin spaghetti and grilled octopus. Churros are huge, but melts in your mouth.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I’ve been to your restaurant many times. Never cease to impress:)

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Romantic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our go to. Great small plates in an energetic setting.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Pork belly was ok, but the Ribeye was awful, just a bad cut, unedible.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

So much fun. Great food.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was absolutely outstanding! We had 9 different plates and not a one was bad. Service was on point and drinks came out quick.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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