KC American Bistro

4.6
1263 reviews
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KC American Bistro is located in Pavilion Shopping Center in North Naples. Chef Keith sources the freshest seasonal ingredients to create a cuisine that reflects the variety of indigenous foods from around the country.
The character of each dish represents the history, culture, and ethnicities of a particular region: the Heartland, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Pacific.
Tracing his culinary philosophy to training at the Culinary Institute of America and work with Roy Yamaguchi and Larry Forgione, Keith delivers a unique and memorable dining experience every night.
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Chicago
38 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love to come to this Restaurant , so I’m in town now and we enjoy it

B
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t say enough about how this place is just fabulous. Thank you the food was over the top. The Beet salad and Ahi were my selections for the night and they were outstanding. My family raved about the meal. chef Keith came out to meet us and kudos to the team at this special gem. Thank you

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, prompt service, and surprisingly charming atmosphere.

DO
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A very enjoyable evening with good food .Thank you

j
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We were very careful to make a 6:30 reservation this past Saturday nite. We arrive at 6:20 and were told we didn't have a reservation. I showed the hostess my confirmation on my phone. She said your restaurant was "booked" in the dining room ( which is where we wanted to be seated.) She sat us in the bar and stated " you'll like it here better...It's a lot quieter". I assume the insinuation might have been that we were very old and may have hearing problems. We in fact are vibrant and healthy with excellent hearing. We are 66 years old and in excellent health. It took us 10 minutes to get water and another 10 to get our wine. Meals were mediocre which we can accept. We almost left before our drinks. We won't be back.

PH
Naples
69 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

KC AMERICAN BISTRO is one of The very finest restaurants in Naples. The food is outstanding , service impeccable and the decor is lovely. Some of our favorite dishes are : the pumpkin encrusted salmon, southwestern duck, and the red fish. Their salads are unique and the wine selection is excellent.

EJ
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service!

RO
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. Excellent food, service, drinks. Comfortable atmosphere. We'll be back!

RM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem hidden in a strip mall in Naples. The food was nothing short of outstanding and the service was excellent. Only downside was wine by the glass was pricey.

h
Naples
48 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Two bad meals in a row. Food was not prepared as ordered. Something not right. Have not seen the owner on either visit. Someone not paying attention.

G
Naples
57 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our early dinner with a friend was delightful. We were seated quickly at a comfy booth and served our wine in short order. I loved our shared Medjool dates appetizer. I ordered the braised rib while my companions both ordered the lamb. The lamb was a bit too spicy for my friend so we switched out and she finished my rib while I enjoyed her lamb. Desserts were yummy. Also, the music in the background was wonderful. Service was very good.

AM
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent, service poor our dinner took over 45 minutes to get served. Patrons that entered the restaurant after us was served before us. We don’t know if the kitchen was at fault or the waiter. We were given a free dessert for the problems.

V
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We used to love KC American Bistro, gave a 5 stars rating and take all our friends to there. Saturday night we went with another couple at 5:30. Only about half dozen tables there. We ordered almost immediately after we sat down because we're familiar with the menu. Got our drinks but no appetizer or salad until we asked the hostess around 6:20. Our entrees didn't show up until 6:45 - 75 minutes wait at a not so busy restaurant!
No one refilled our water. We had to ask and get water refilled only ONE time. When the glasses were empty again, no one came. When we asked to have more bread, our server asked us how many of us wanted more. We have no idea they started "ration" bread, it never happened before. Bread came cold. Again, never happened before.
The table behind us came after us but ate and left just when we got our entrees. KC, the chef/owner, usually walks around to checks every table. I guess he's too busy at their second location and no one else asked about how's our food or services. Frankly, even their signature Grouper was good but not "excellent" like use to.
It's a shame when a restaurant expanded it's business, it's quality of the original one went down. We're not sure we'll go back because we lost our confidence.

h
Naples
49 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food is good, accompaniments very weak.

OT
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was a little better than avg but there are a lot of places for 35 to 40 a plate better in Naples. Grouper was like a fancy fried piece with little to no sides.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Beet salad was spectacular also the Porkchop was perfect!

PH
Naples
69 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

KC American Bistro is one of Naples finest restaurants . The menu is delightful and any dish you choose will be delicious. My favorite dish is the pumpkin encrusted salmon. Their dick is yummy too, and their salads are beyond outstanding. The service is excellent and the decor is lovely.

K
Naples
193 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

KC's serves the best quality cuisine, professionally prepared and served. Our group enjoyed , the romaine BLT, the apple and blue cheese salad.....the crab souffle , the lobster sliders,....the scallop entree ( read absolutely delicious every bite) and the ahi tuna.....all fantastic and greatly enjoyed.

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, professional service and a discount coupon. What more can you say but a very pleasant evening. KC’s is one of our favorite places to dine.

DS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the medgool (so?) dates appetizer. Food is good quality for a fair price.

FL
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit after receiving 2 recommendations. The food was outstanding as was the presentation!
I will be returning.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Anniversary.

EM
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious - especially the BLT salad. Would definitely come back.

SK
Naples
35 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Twice in less than a week. A service at KC's that was not up to its usual standards. Ahi Tuna was a very thin piece of fish which couldn't be cooked rare under any circumstance (can't blame the kitchen for being given a piece of fish that wasn't useful), Short Rib was dry ... can blame the kitchen. Perhaps we should just avoid KC during Naples Restaurant Week.

EK
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 3 of us. We each had the 3 course special. As we placed our orders, we learned the chef had added the ocean scallops and pork chop to the special menu. Two of us had the scallops; our other friend ordered the pork chops. Everything was delicious. We are quite fortunate to have this consistently excellent restaurant in naples.

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place, food was fantastic. Joined them for the food week here in Naples. 3 courses for $36, what a great deal, while other places give smaller potions for the even KC American Bistro gave plenty of food. Very happy with our meals and will definitely go back again. Thank you.

D
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grouper entree was very good. The watermelon salad is so refreshing.

GK
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there during restaurant week. Food and service was outstanding thanks to our waitress Victoria. We would definetly go back again. Menu is limited but from appetizer to dessert was awesome! Try the salmon or swordfish..delicious

SK
Naples
35 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Usually love KC's. The last visit however, the food (1 shortrib / 1 duck) was overcooked and dry. I think the server forgot our order and left it under the heat lamps too long. One bad day. But we'll go back.

JW
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good every time. Never disappointed.

h
Naples
49 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent! I do wish the chef would vary his menu perhaps with some specials.

MG
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding. Worth the trip for us to come up from Lely

SB
Naples
35 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We have been dining at KC’s since he originally opened restaurant and have never had a bad meal. I always order the grouper with ritz crackers but the other night it was awful. The breading was burnt and looked like skin on the fish. It wasn’t even edible we had a waiter that was not very attentive. My son also asked for a patron Margarita and watched the water use another tequila. We sent it back. Just very disappointed!!

JA
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Wine pour could be more generous for the price. Beautiful food presentation. Will go back.

J
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu on Open Table is not the one in the restaurant. We were going to order the blackened red fish and the mani mahi. Neither was on the menu. Open Table menu offered a split of Prosecco for $9. They did not have a split so brought two very small bottles of Prosecco and charged $18. The food itself was quite good along with the 2 for 1.

LC
Naples
37 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Over-priced. No quality or quantity. 2 for 1 is a big gimmick.

V
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can not go wrong on their summer bogo deal. We've been there many times and never disappointed about their food and services. The best Grouper we've ever have and always enjoy their short ribs. We tried very hard but the warm bread just too good to not to order the refill. One of our favorite restaurant in Naples.

VS
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks with friends always enjoyable here. Food, service, and atmosphere outstanding.

YK
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite “go to’s” whether it is for a dinner of apps and wine at the bar or, to entertain guests and friends. The service is a delight; we are never rushed and always feel that we are as important as any other table. The food is unique and delicious and, the kitchen is very accommodating. I dislike most vegetables in general and substituting a side with another that is already on the menu is never a problem. Definitely worth a visit (or 2, or 3, or more).

JO
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food , highest quality,service was perfect. Mushroom soup not to be missed.
Going again in a week. You will be a happy diner.

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