Best American Restaurants in Downtown Kansas City

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Kansas City

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Downtown Kansas City Restaurants

Le Fou FrogLe Fou Frog
2803 reviews
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French | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Fantastic food, great ambiance, wonderful service. Took my mom here for her bday and it was a success with the entire family. More

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

We had a great meal and drinks before the Elton concert. Our service was fabulous. Will definitely be back. More

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

Valentine's dinner for two; special menu and everything we had was excellent. Atmosphere was intimate and portion sizes were perfect. Will go back. More

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Tannin Wine Bar and KitchenTannin Wine Bar and Kitchen
1163 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

First timer, worked out well with concert! Food was tremendous, server was a good one, gave us all the time we wanted, no rush. Price very good. Have put it on our Top 10 in KC! More

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

My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience. The food was really good and atmosphere was fantastic! More

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

The food and service were excellent. The restaurant was quiet with some light music playing. It is a good place to be able to have a conversation with your date while enjoying dinner. More

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Anthony's RestaurantAnthony's Restaurant
807 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Had a great experience. They always provide excellent food and service. You will not be disappointed. More

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The Majestic RestaurantThe Majestic Restaurant
2457 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Great food. Great service. Amazing atmosphere. More

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

Excellent food, great menu snd friendly genuine service. Definitely will ho back More

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

Pre-concert get-together with friends. Marlon and Tony were both attentive and friendly. Food was awesome! Was pleasantly surprised to find their restrooms were spotless. Will definitely go there again! More

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

Great place to take a group of friends or co-workers. Could use a little more light it gets dark in a lot of places which isn't ideal for games but other than that great place! More

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The City Grille at Crowne Plaza Kansas CityThe City Grille at Crowne Plaza Kansas City
15 reviews
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American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Our first trip here, it was quiet and we got sat in the back room which had curtains so you could be alone. Wait staff was wonderful, drinks are yummy and good selection of drinks. We had burgers, homemade chips, salads and the Mac n cheese w/shrimp all wonderful! We will be back 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
2803 reviews
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French | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Fantastic food, great ambiance, wonderful service. Took my mom here for her bday and it was a success with the entire family. More

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

We had a great meal and drinks before the Elton concert. Our service was fabulous. Will definitely be back. More

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Tannin Wine Bar and KitchenTannin Wine Bar and Kitchen
1163 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

First timer, worked out well with concert! Food was tremendous, server was a good one, gave us all the time we wanted, no rush. Price very good. Have put it on our Top 10 in KC! More

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

Valentine's dinner for two; special menu and everything we had was excellent. Atmosphere was intimate and portion sizes were perfect. Will go back. More

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

My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience. The food was really good and atmosphere was fantastic! More

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Anthony's RestaurantAnthony's Restaurant
807 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Had a great experience. They always provide excellent food and service. You will not be disappointed. More

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

The food and service were excellent. The restaurant was quiet with some light music playing. It is a good place to be able to have a conversation with your date while enjoying dinner. More

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The Majestic RestaurantThe Majestic Restaurant
2457 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown / River Market, Kansas City, MO

Great food. Great service. Amazing atmosphere. More

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

Excellent food, great menu snd friendly genuine service. Definitely will ho back 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.