Gram & Dun

4.6
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3125 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Gram & Dun brings culinarily-driven fare, while paying special attention to pairing food with libations. It's a place “for the people” where we can relax and enjoy the neighborhood vibe while we test theories of food, drink and the evolution of good times. Our local owners and staff bring a unique, modern environment to this ideal Plaza location where we have revived the best patio in town, making Gram & Dun an enticing landmark for locals and visitors alike. In addition, Gram & Dun honors the traditional by bringing revered dishes to the forefront and adding our own special touch, and welcomes seasonality by adjusting to the natural changes our tastes succumb to as the year progresses, all in an effort to provide the best to patrons with exquisite taste. Gram & Dun: sophisticated, soulful and crafted.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Regular menu:
Monday-Friday 11:30am-11pm, Saturday 9:30am-11pm, Sunday 9:30am-10pm

Bar hours:
Monday-Tuesday closes at 12:30am, Wednesday-Saturday closes at 1:30am, Sunday closes at midnight

Social Hour is Monday-Friday 4pm-6:30pm.
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Phone number
(816) 389-2900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Spencer Knipper
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Private party facilities
Gram & Dun brings culinarily-driven fare, while paying special attention to pairing food with libations. It's a place “for the people” where we can relax and enjoy the neighborhood vibe while we test theories of food, drink and the evolution of good times.
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Private party contact
Kelly Brewer: (816) 389-2900
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Catering
For sales & catering, please call Bread & Butter Concepts at 816-214-8607.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pennsylvania
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was okay, but did not live up to expectations. However, the ambiance and decor were amazing! Husband ordered Fish however, when a paying customer orders a steak cooked to a certain temperature, I believe any chef trained to work at this caliber of a restaurant should know how to properly cook a medium steak. Her steak was purple upon initial delivery and she sent it back not once, but twice and each time it was still pretty pink and medium rare, in my opinion. Luckily, we had great service and they comped her meal which I was not expecting and was a nice surprise. Tried my mom’s Amish Chicken and it was very dry and due to being over cooked, a little chewy. I did not try my dad’s Pork, but he reported he liked it and ate most of it. My Shrimp & Grits was prepared well, but my opinion is based more on my preference of wanting a a tad of sweetness to balance out the spicy flavor of the blackened preparation of the shrimp and the jalapeño gravy (I did not let my personal preference impact my overall rating as it was more about the other dishes we ordered). Overall, I think it was an off day or they had someone in the kitchen with less experience than normal. I’ve always heard wonderful things about this place and because of that I would not let this experience deter me from trying it again.

p
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's been 5 or 6 years since we last ate at Gram & Dun. Not much has changed. Still great service, great food and nice ambience.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Made a reservation a week in advance, upon arriving, we told them about our reservation and they said sitting outside would be about a 45 minute wait, while they could seat us inside right away.

I expected "reservation" to mean that they had "reserved" our seats. Whatever, so we took a table inside, no big deal.

Then, we waited about 20 minutes (no joke) on our server to acknowledge us before we had to flag down a manager to get any service at all.

Once we were acknowledged, service was great, constant refills, free appetizer for our wait, alright, started making up for it.

Atmosphere was very loud. I was expecting a nice sit down meal in an elegant ambiance, but was met with a similar vibe to red lobster during the busy hour.

The seating was nice, but there was no real separation of people, which led to all of the noise being trapped inside.

Drinks were good, although they didn't feel like a "restaurant" drink but moreso a common bar cocktail.

The appetizer we had was really good! Although, the potato skin they served with our gnocchi was very difficult to cut, but made the dish so much better.

Upon receiving our main course, my hangar steak was very good, but my first impression was "dry", and I found myself having to wash it down after just to rehydrate my pallet.

My date had the filet, and it was also very good, but just didn't feel like a 5-star steak.

The sides ended up being better than the main course, and although I would eat there again if I didn't have to pay, I feel as though the $100 tab was not worth the experience that was provided.

G
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Service

B
Oklahoma City
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Everything is perfect.

r
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, server (Steve) was excellent, would go back, and recommend to others.

NV
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

4 of us were out on a Saturday night. The restaurant was only about 1/2 full. The air conditioner had gone out, so that probably has something to do with it. The place was nice, the service was great. The dinner was just okay. It was so noisy, even at 1/2 captivity, that it was hard to hear the conversation at my own table. I just don’t see myself going back. It wasn’t terrible, but for the price & with the noise level, it was just less enjoyable than it should have been.

JE
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vegan mushroom entree was amazing, service was impeccable

RC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my Birthday dinner, burnt end mac and cheese OMG delicious! Had a glass of sparkling wine and a free one for my Birthday! Can't wait to go back

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was really slow. Food unremarkable but nice atmosphere. It was fine.

J
St. Louis
45 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Pig Wings and grits! We go there every time we are in KC and that is what we share. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. It is great for lunch! Next time we are in KC we will try it for dinner.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a great experience. The only weird thing was that we asked to sit inside. The hostess even said, “perfect, two for inside.” She then promptly sat us outside where I sweated for the first hour (it was 90 degrees). Just didn’t understand that.

WF
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a main stay for us and great place to dine. Consistently good food and service. The only negative thing to mention here is that they no longer offer valet service for parking which stinks! Parking is very limited on the plaza and this was always a great option if the weather was bad/you're running late etc. And the situation will likely only get worse with a Nordstrom being built down the street which is going to remove 200+ parking spaces in an adjacent/nearby garage.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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JD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Perhaps I ordered poorly, but the mac and cheese w/burned ends was a disappointment. Not cheesy, and the bbq was fatty and not at all burnt ends, really just pieces of brisket. This dish needs some sparkle. Mom had a pork chop that was tasty and nicely cooked. Sides were good. Service was the highlight, outstanding.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrea, the proud Argentinian, was absolutely delightful and went above and beyond to ensure we can a great dining experience, which we did.

EH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around..our waiter was excellent ,not pushy, knowledgeable about the menu, prices was feasible and the ambience was great.

V
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Best service and food ever.

BK
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely check out the Pig Wings. One of my favorite menu items on any menu anywhere. Atmosphere and service is always great!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend’s birthday. Amazing

F
Kansas City
339 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great celebration lunch at Gram and Dun. Service was good and the dishes were excellent. The Mac and cheese was a huge hit. And the mimosas are very good.

TR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Over the years I've noticed plate sizes decrease while prices remain the same. I'm very disappointed in this and don't think I'll be back moving forward.

LC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 4

Our server seemed irritated with our questions and was a little rude. She also highly recommend the king mushroom dish and I was very disappointed. It was super bland and not very filling for $20.

M
Tulsa
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent selection of various food groups, and the quality is outstanding. I highly recommend the Charcuterie board, either size. The ceviche was excellent as well. The Burnt ends and Macaroni continue to astound. Overall another excellent visit.

e
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Next time we’ll come when it’s cooler outside so we can sit on the patio.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. One of our favorites in KC.

OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice anniversary dinner with a complementary glass of champagne. Everything was perfect!

DB
Kansas City
106 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gram and Dun is always a consistent favorite. Great views, great drinks and great food.

T
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We so enjoyed our dinner on the patio at Gram and Dun. Just happened it was a beautiful night. We started with potato chips and specialty ketchups. My husband had the sea bass and I enjoyed the shrimp and grits. We enjoyed delicious cocktails, we love the Smoking Dun--perfect on a summer evening. We finished everything up with a delicious Gram & Dun Bar. Service was spot on.

C
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were four of us dining on a Friday evening. Two enjoyed the chicken and waffles, one the skirt steak and last was the shrimp and grits. YUMMY on all accounts. They brought us champagne flutes to celebrate the two birthdays at our table. The carrot cake was amazing as was the gooey cake. In all we had a great evening at Gram & Dun and then strolled around the Plaza. Superb evening.

JD
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Best burger in town ... but not available on the dinner menu????

New recipe for chicken and waffles was terrible. Waffles were awful.

Several of the menu changes are big misses. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

MD
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrating grandson achievements.

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

The food was really good the hamburger was really good

B
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

This restaurant has a great patio area and the service was great. Food on the other hand, not so great. I had the ribeye au poivre which based on the preparation should have been great but many bites the alcohol could be tasted in the sauce meaning that it was likely not reduced enough. Without the preparation, the steak by itself probably would have been ok. My wife had the filet. This was the saddest looking filet we had ever seen especially if it was even a filet. It was very fatty although very tender and did not taste very well. The cook on both of these steaks was ok based on our preference. For the price that this restaurant charges, the food should have been extremely elevated and it was not. I guess you are paying for the patio. One misleading thing on the menu was the wine price. They listed 7oz pours which would have been a better deal than buying a bottle. We were going to order a couple of glasses of wine rather than the bottle but our waitress suggested we get the bottle since we were sharing the same thing. I then asked her about the pours and she came back and said they were 6oz pours which is typical but the menu did not indicate that. Due to this, we ordered a bottle of the less expensive wine rather than the 2 glasses of the more expensive wine and would have probably ordered 2 more glasses of the less expensive wine. I would recommend the restaurant to a friend just to have drinks and enjoy the patio and would hope the rest of the menu items would be better than what we had. Very disappointing for my wife's birthday dinner.

JC
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great night on the patio. Joan was our server, she was awesome!

D
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and a great way to celebrate our 5 year anniversary.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary with a Saturday brunch at Gram & Dun, and it was a delightful first time visit! All the servers were friendly, the food was fantastic with generous portions - and a champagne surprise tipped off the great experience. We will definitely return!

JA
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Scallops tasted okay but the presentation was poor and the dish was extremely sparse and uneventful for the cost. The menu mis-represented what was delivered. This should be considered an appetizer for one person. The portions and presentations of other items ordered were a normal meal (non-app) portion.

Also, the noise level inside made it impossible to hear conversation and I don't have hearing issues. Will not be coming back to this restaurant again.

JD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, great service. Happy to sit on the patio on a beautiful night. Host and Andrea (our waitress) were very accommodating when we asked to switch tables . Super loud talker making it hard for us to hear each other.
Ask for Andrea! She did a great job helping us with food and drink choices and was all together delightful. Recommend the grilled romaine salad, scallops and the chips to start.

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