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Downtown Kansas City Restaurants

Le Fou FrogLe Fou Frog
2873 reviews
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French | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Always enjoy the food and service here.. Dale was outstanding. A unique gem in KC More

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The Rockhill GrilleThe Rockhill Grille
524 reviews
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American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Great food, great setting! Very pleased! More

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Tannin Wine Bar and KitchenTannin Wine Bar and Kitchen
1195 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

We brought visitors from New Jersey and they loved the restaurant! Half of us got the risotto and half got the espresso salmon. Both dishes were exceptional! The kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts salad has us trying to replicate it at home! Megan was a delightful, attentive server. This may be our new favorite restaurant! More

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Brown & LoeBrown & Loe
745 reviews
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American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Great patio, excellent meal More

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Kauffman Center Dining ExperienceKauffman Center Dining Experience
590 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Enjoyable small plate dinner and wine before the concert More

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The Majestic RestaurantThe Majestic Restaurant
2528 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

First time diners. Parking was difficult, but everything else was great. Wonderful food choices. I had a steak since it was my first time there but there were so many great choices it was a hard decision. The trout sounded great too. We will definitely be back. More

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ReserveReserve
396 reviews
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American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Excellent food and service. Price was reasonable for such an elegant place. We will definitely be coming back. The lamb chops were great as was my wife’s salmon dish. More

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No Other PubNo Other Pub
36 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Great place to play games and watch Sporting KC or any soccer More

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TavernonnaTavernonna
320 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Pre race carbo load More

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Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden Kansas CityLeinenkugel’s Beer Garden Kansas City
74 reviews
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American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Very good waiter. A chair back would improve the quality. More

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Rail Bar & BitesRail Bar & Bites
18 reviews
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American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

It is now called The Rail so it was a little confusing when checking in. More

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Downtown Kansas City Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Kansas City's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Le Fou FrogLe Fou Frog
2873 reviews
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French | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Always enjoy the food and service here.. Dale was outstanding. A unique gem in KC More

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The Rockhill GrilleThe Rockhill Grille
524 reviews
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American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Great food, great setting! Very pleased! More

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Tannin Wine Bar and KitchenTannin Wine Bar and Kitchen
1195 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

We brought visitors from New Jersey and they loved the restaurant! Half of us got the risotto and half got the espresso salmon. Both dishes were exceptional! The kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts salad has us trying to replicate it at home! Megan was a delightful, attentive server. This may be our new favorite restaurant! More

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Brown & LoeBrown & Loe
745 reviews
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American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Great patio, excellent meal More

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Kauffman Center Dining ExperienceKauffman Center Dining Experience
590 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Enjoyable small plate dinner and wine before the concert More

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The Majestic RestaurantThe Majestic Restaurant
2528 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

First time diners. Parking was difficult, but everything else was great. Wonderful food choices. I had a steak since it was my first time there but there were so many great choices it was a hard decision. The trout sounded great too. We will definitely be back. More

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ReserveReserve
396 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Excellent food and service. Price was reasonable for such an elegant place. We will definitely be coming back. The lamb chops were great as was my wife’s salmon dish. More

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TavernonnaTavernonna
320 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Pre race carbo load More

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Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden Kansas CityLeinenkugel’s Beer Garden Kansas City
74 reviews
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American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Very good waiter. A chair back would improve the quality. More

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Discover River Market

Situated on the banks of the Missouri River, the Downtown and River Market neighborhoods of Kansas City are hubs of Midwestern culture. Along with the museums and art galleries located along the riverfront, you'll also find busy sports bars and beer gardens that draw crowds in on game nights. The neighborhood is known for its "KC-style" barbecue, which features ends of pork ribs slow-cooked over a tomato-based sauce with sweet and tangy undertones. The downtown area also caters to many other styles of cuisine with its hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurants, Italian family-style eateries, and upscale steakhouses. There are plenty of traditional, laid-back locals-only pubs and craft brew houses as well.